28 October 2016

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Updated 28th Oct 2016


PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you spend an hour with the Lord:  (Urgently required: Tues 3 – 4 am; Tues 4 – 5 am; Wed 1 – 2 am; Thurs. 3 – 4 am; Fri 4 – 5 am: or any hour that suits you?  Ph 085 116 2668.

SECULAR FRANCISCAN ORDER: Meeting Tues 1, 7pm, Mercy Convent.  New members welcome.

CHURCH GATE COLLECTION Tullamore Social Services Ltd., church gate collection this weekend.  All funds go to administering Personal Alarm Scheme & Telephone Contact Service for older persons who may feel isolated or alone.

FIRST FRI/SAT DEVOTIONS to United Hearts of Jesus & Mary, Fri 4, Parish Centre.  Rosary 6pm and Mass 7pm. All welcome.

HOLY HOUR FOR PREVENTION OF SUICIDE: Thurs 3, Day Chapel, 6.30 to 7.30pm.  All welcome.

COFFEE MORNING FOR LIVING LINKS:  Tues 1, 10.30am, Parish Centre.

DAY CARE CENTRE CÉILÍ:  Sun 13, 4-7pm, Tullamore GAA Centre.  Music by Glenside Ceili Band.  Refreshments and Raffle.  Proceeds to Riada House Day Care Cente.

TULLAMORE GARDEN CLUB:  Meeting Wed 2, Court Hotel. Speaker from O'Moore's Garden, Ferbane.

IRISH INSTITUTE PRO-LIFE TRAINING:  Talk & training session for those who wish to help with pro-life canvas, Wed 2, 8pm, Parish Centre.  All interested are encouraged to attend.

KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBANUS:  Annual Table Quiz, Maunsells, Portarlington Rd, Thurs 3, 8.30pm. Tables of 5 €30.  Also auction & draw on night.  Proceeds to local charities. 

GROW: Weds 11am, Tullamore Library.  If you are lonely, isolated or suffering from stress why not come and learn a practical psychology of mental health.  All welcome.  Contact Assumpta 086 811 4135.

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

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICES:  Helpline 9351886 for information or to make an appointment.

SEXUAL ABUSE & RAPE CRISIS CENTRE:  Confidential Counselling Service, Helpline 1 800 323232.

EMMANUEL HOUSE CLONFERT: Day for Holy Souls, Sun 6. Bus from Harbour St., 11.10am. To book, call Roy 9353138

CAPPINCUR COMMUNITY ALERT SCHEME: AGM, Tues 8, 7.30pm, St Joseph’s Hall.  All are welcome.

MASS FOR THE BEREAVED The 10.00 am Mass on Saturday 5th will be for all families in our parish who have lost a loved one during the year.

SENIOR CITIZENS BINGO organised by JPPC, will take place after 10.00am Mass on Friday 4th in the Parish Centre.

Countdown ………. One week to go for the start of Operation Transformation.  Weigh-in and diet plans begin on Sunday 6th from 8.00am to 1.00pm. For further Information call 057-9321587 or text 087 994 2571.

PARISH PILGRIMAGE Tullamore Parish Pilgrimage to Fatima will be for 7 nights from 13th July 2017 with Spiritual Director, Fr. Shane Crombie. Further information available from Pat Kidney 086 319 2399 or P.J. Smith 086 879 6190

- English Language classes Mon 7-9pm, Parish Centre.  For more information ph Ambrose, 086 053 7660.

PHOENIX MARKET Sat, 10-3pm, Kilcruttin Business Centre.  All proceeds to local charities.  Ph 087 930 1749 / 087 762 5463.

GROW:  Thurs, 2.30pm in the National Learning Network, The Tanyard.  Ph Assumpta 086 811 4135; Tues 11am, Community Mental Health Centre.  Ph John 086 803 3126

TULLAMORE MEDITATION GROUP Parish Centre, Mondays, at 7:00 p.m.

PADRE PIO MASS: Monthly Padre Pio Mass on Tues. Nov. 8th. At 7:30 p.m.

ARE  YOU A CRAFTER? Crafters, Would you be interested in www.crafterscorner.org.? We are a Crafters co-op looking after Crafters in the Midlands. Call 087 645 4206 for  more information. 

GROW Community Mental Health Movement will hold a Community education Programme for five Thursdays starting at 7:30 p.m. on 27th October in the Central Hotel, Main Street. The course is free and all are welcome.  Topics are: Understanding & Promoting Positive Mental Health, Mindfulness, Managing Stress & Anxiety, Suicide Awareness & Prevention and How GROW Works.  Contact Assumpta 086 811 4135 or come on the night.

T.A.R.A.  Tullamore Active Retirement Assoc. meet Thurs. 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the Parish Centre.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES  Launch in Ireland of the World Meeting of Families 2018.
Pope Francis asked that the 9th World Meeting of Families take place in Dublin from 22 to 26 August 2018.  Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin is its President and host, and last May the Holy Father chose “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World” as the theme for the Dublin-based pastoral event.  Held every three years, and coordinated by the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, the World Meeting of Families is the largest gathering of Catholic families in the world and it celebrates family life and the Church’s commitment to support families.

CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP:  Wed, 7.45pm, Presbyterian Church, High St.  Musicians & Singers needed. Phone Frank: 086 241 1350 or Margaret 086 379 0728 All welcome.

RAINBOWS: Programme for children aged 6 – 12 years affected by bereavement or separation Phone: 087 103 9292

DURROW CEILI CLUB:  Ceili and set classes Tuesday nights at 8.30 pm new members welcome

POPE JOHN PAUL II AWARD The Pope John Paul II awards were designed to encourage young people to become more actively involved in their parish and local community and to support them in deepening their faith. It is envisaged by the Steering Committee that the next group of parishes and schools will begin the awards over the coming months. All young people who wish to participate in the programme must register with the John Paul II committee and their work be overseen by a local Programme Awards Leader from the parish/school who acts as a liaison with the committee.
Further information about the awards and how they will operate within the diocese of Meath may be found online at http://thepopejohnpauliiawardd.com/meath/ or by contacting Sean on 086 830 0334.
YOUTH & COMMUNITY CENTRE St. Mary’s Youth and Community Centre require young people (from 5th. Class primary upwards) for their production “The Wizard Of Oz”. Call 057 9322963 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

CONFIRMATION A big welcome to our Confirmation candidates and their parents/guardians as they enrol for Confirmation – which will take place on 13th. May 2017. Please keep them in your prayers.

THE THIRD STRAND:  Practice is Wednesday 6.30–8.00pm in the Church. Anyone wishing to join the band please contact Annette 086 058 3809.

FAMILY CARERS IRELAND: Providing QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Communications Module & Palliative Care Module.  Also one day work shop on Understanding Dementia.  Ph 057 93 70221.  

“SHALOM TIDINGS”, a Catholic magazine featuring informative, reflective & inspirational articles, available from Parish Centre.  Donation of €2 will go towards Parish Funds.

FORÓIGE:  Volunteers wanted (18+) for ‘Big Brother Big Sister’ programme – supporting 10-18yr olds.  More info available at http://www.foroige.ie/our-work/big-brother-big-sister 

VOLUNTEER IN AFRICA:  Humanitarian Volunteers are looking for volunteers to travel to Kenya on 26 Nov 2016 for 2 weeks.  No large fundraising.  Volunteers will pay their own costs.  Contact Denis Humanitarian Volunteers  086 852 0271.

ARDEN ACTIVE AGE GROUP Arden View Resource Centre, Mon 3pm.  All welcome.

Sue Ryder Shop.
 Donations needed; summer clothing for men, women and children. Gifts and household items. Children’s toys, DVDs welcome.

AL-ATEEN /AL-ANON meet Health Centre, Thurs 8pm.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SHOP:  Good quality furniture needed. Please contact Tommy on 057 93 22072.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The Bereavement Support Group requires volunteers for their one-to-one listening service.  Volunteers will have to complete an application form and as part of our safeguarding policy, will also have to undergo the Garda Vetting process.  Training will be provided.  For application forms and further information, contact Margaret Kelly, Parish Support Services, 057 9326604

THE HUB:  Free mortgage arrears advice service.  Facebook or ph 01 5349118 / 086 898 5747.

AWARE:  Weekly meetings, Mondays (except bank holiday), Riada House, 7.30pm; for adults with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and other mood related conditions.

OFFALY CIVIL DEFENCE – (Volunteer based service supporting Primary Response Agencies) looking for new recruits.  Contact 057 9327429, 5am-5pm, Mon-Fri; or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   

LIVING LINKS CHARITY SHOP:  Laurelle Plaza, Market Sq: Mon, 10am-5pm; Tues-Fri 10am-5.30pm; Sat 11.30am-4.30pm.  Donations always appreciated.  Support to suicide bereaved.