05 October 2015

Community Events

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Updated 2nd October 2015


PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION in Hospital Chapel day & night. Ph 9321232

WORLD YOUTH DAY KRAKOW 2016 (Gathering of young Catholics with Pope Francis):  For young people (18-35) who wish to deepen, share and celebrate their faith. Would you like to travel with the Diocese of Meath for this amazing event? Please find information and booking forms on website, www.dioceseofmeath.ie/youth or contact Parish Centre.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS – Tullamore Group 50th Ann:  Open Meeting Fri 9, 8pm, Parish Centre.  Speakers from AA & Al-Anon.  Refreshments will be served.  All are welcome.

SECULAR FRANCISCANS:  Meeting Tues 6, Mercy Convent, 7pm.  New members welcome.

RAINBOWS IRELAND – a peer support programme to assist children grieving a death or separation:  Information night, Tues 20, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Youth Centre.  Ph 087 103 9292

TARA:  Holiday to Arklow Bay Hotel, 12-16 Oct.  More info from Benny 087 214 6172 / 057 9351295.

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Drop In Centre, Offaly St, Mon to Thurs, 10am-2pm.  Phone 9328268.

CAR BOOT SALE:  Daingean GAA Grounds, Sat 10, 10-2

BALLYCOMMON TELEWORK & TRAINING CENTRE:  Now enrolling for the courses.  Ph 057 9353177 / 9353441 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more details.

ANAM CARA (Support services to bereaved parents &families):  Bereavement Information Evening, Mullingar Park Hotel, Mon 12, 7.30-9.30pm. Talk by an experienced bereavement professional.  RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Fri 9, contact us on 01 4045378 – 087 9637790.

AUTISM – LAOIS CONNECTS MENTAL HEALTH EVENT:  Talk on the effects of Autism on children & their families, No Limits Ability Centre, Ballyfin, Thurs 8.30pm.  Admission is free but places are limited, please call 057 87 55907 or text 087 7497826 to book. Refreshments available on the night.

LITURGY GROUP meeting on Wednesday 7th at 6.30pm in the Parish Centre.

ALPHA The new Alpha Programme continues on Mondays at 8.00pm in the Day Chapel.  This week’s topic is “Why did Jesus die?”

COMBINED PASTORATES Meeting, Tuesday 6th, 8pm, Day Chapel.  All welcome.

SUE RYDER SHOP:  Donations of gifts, clothing, household items, etc welcome.  Volunteers also wanted.  Ph 0858568283.

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK – Rosary Sunday 4th Oct.  Bus from Tullamore, 9.30am; returning 5.45pm.  Fare €12.  Ph 087 6386270 / 057 9321836.

RAINBOWS IRELAND – a peer support programme to assist children who are grieving a death or separation:  Information night, Tues 20 Oct, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Youth Centre.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL:  Extended shop opening hours, Mon 10-2, Tues/Wed 10-4, Thur/Fri/Sat 10-5.

STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS COURSE:  Commencing Wed 30.  Contact Local Enterprise Office Offaly, 0579357480 or download an application form www.localenterprise.ie/Offaly

KILBEGGAN PARISH MISSION: "God is Rich in Mercy" directed by Dominicans, Sun 27-Sun 4. Masses 7.30am, 9.30am & 8pm.

1ST SAT IN HONOUR OF OUR BLESSED LADY: Ark Centre, Athlone, Sat 3, 3.00pm Mass. Adoration and Prayer, until 10.00pm.  Ph Paul or Kathleen 087 7828283.

NEW ALPHA SERIES Pope Francis invites us to encounter the person of Jesus Christ.    But what does that mean?  How can we encounter him?  Would you like to explore these questions?  The new Alpha series is an opportunity to do this in a relaxed and informal setting.  The first session starts on Monday 28th in the Day Chapel of the Church of the Assumption at 8.00pm.  It begins with a talk entitled “Who is Jesus?”

“ISI AND MCM INSOLVENCY SERVICES HOSTING DEBT ADVICE MEETINGS ON 3RD OCTOBER 2015 John McCann & MCM Insolvency Services in conjunction with the Insolvency Service of Ireland, the independent government body set up to help tackle problem debt, are hosting Debt Advice Meetings on Saturday 3rd October at the Athlone Springs Hotel from 10am to 3pm.
On the day John and a selection of other Personal Insolvency Practitioners, the qualified debt experts regulated by the ISI, will hold one-to-one meetings with people who are in serious financial difficulty to discuss their financial circumstances and debt solution options. There is a debt solution for EVERYONE and EVERY SITUATION.
There has never been a better time to contact a PIP. The legislation governing Personal Insolvency is changing and is strengthening the ability of debtors to negotiate with their creditors.
The solutions offered by the ISI are unique in that they:
1)      Deal with ALL of their creditors, to find a holistic solution to their debt.
2)      Offer Court backed protection for the person while their arrangement is being put in place, meaning that creditors are forbidden from contacting them during this time.
3)      Solutions are legally binding with a definitive timeline so there are no surprises along the way for either party.
John and our Personal Insolvency Practitioners will deal with your enquiry in the strictest of confidence.  Anyone wishing to register for a meeting at this event can do so at www.backontrack.ie or by contacting the ISI on 076 106 4200.”

TULLAMORE SCOUTS:  Limited number of vacancies for boys & girls ages 9-11.  Please contact Marie on 085 8821303.

GROW (Community Mental Health Movement): Thursdays, 2.30pm, National Learning Network, Tanyard.  Ph Assumpta 086 8114135. Tuesdays, 11am, Community Mental Health Centre.  If you are lonely, isolated or suffering from stress why not come along and learn a practical psychology of mental health.  All welcome.  Contact John 086 8033126.

OFFALY COMHALTAS:   Traditional Irish music classes, Sat, 12-1, St Mary’s Youth & Community Centre.  Ph 087 265 6586.

“TULLAMORE TO CALAIS REFUGEE SUPPORT”:  Looking for donations of goods.  Ph Lena 087 328 9123/Maria 087 350 4486 for information on collection points etc.  

PIONEERS:  Gathering Day, 4th Oct, Bloomfield House.