10 December 2016


Community Events

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Updated 9th Dec 2016

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you spare an hour with the Lord?  Sun 1-2 pm, 5-6 pm; Mon 7-8 pm, 8-9 pm; or any hour.  Ph 085 116 2668.

TULLAMORE PARISH SUPPORT SERVICES:  Church gate collection on the weekend, 17th / 18th Dec.  Please support.

ST CATHERINE’S COMMUNITY CAROL SERVICE Sun 18, 4pm in St. Catherine's, Hophill.  All are welcome.

ROSARY Alfie Lambe House, Arden Rd, Tues 13, 8.15pm.  All are welcome.

LA LECHE LEAGUE BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP:  Meeting Thurs 15, 8pm Health Centre.  Pregnant women babies and toddlers welcome. Ph 087 276 4382 / 085 176 0632.  Find us on Facebook La Leche League Tullamore.

FRIENDS OF TULLAMORE HOSPITAL:  Church gate collection 24th / 25th Dec.  Please support.

ROSARY for new evangelization, after vigil Mass Saturday.

READY:  Christmas Dinner Sun 11, Town House, 7.30pm.  Cost €20.  All welcome.  To book ph 9341235.

CHRISTMAS PRAYER VIGIL Cluain Chiarain Prayer Centre, Clonmacnois, Fri 16.  Mass at 9pm. Adoration and Prayers follow. Finishes at 2.10am.  All welcome. Ph 085-7746763.

EVENING PRAYER FOR ADVENT  Evening Prayer for Advent continues this evening at 5.30pm.

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA 7 nights from 8th June 2017 (note change of date) with Spiritual Director, Fr. Shane Crombie.  Further information available from Pat Kidney 086 319 2399 or P.J. Smith 086 879 6190.

NIGHTFEVER The next Nightfever session is on the afternoon of Sunday 18th.

CHRISTMAS CAROL FESTIVAL THANK YOU Last Sunday 4th there was a most memorable evening of Carols and Music in our Church featuring Scoil Bhríde School Choir, Durrow Church Choir, Sacred Heart School Choir and the Diocesan Choir.  We thank the choirs for their inspiring music.  We also thank our Fundraising Committee and Hospitality Group, ticket sellers and promotors and to the many people who attended to support the evening.  We had a full church with a  wonderful atmosphere.  Gloria in Execelsis Deo!.

RECONCILATION DAY IN PREPARATION FOR CHRISTMAS Reconciliation Day will be on Tuesday 20th in Tullamore Church.  Mass followed by Confessions 7.45am, 10.00am & 7.30pm.  There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and a priest available for Confessions throughout the day.

  Christmas Mass Tues 13, 7pm, Parish Centre.  Refreshments afterwards.  All are welcome.

  Adult volunteers wanted to help set up club -  offering young people 15-18 a safe and fun environment to socialise with their peers.  Ph Bryan Fennell on 085 833 9317.

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

:  If you are lonely, isolated or suffering from stress why not come to Library Wed, 11am  Ph Assumpta 086 811 4135

:  Helpline 9351886 for information or to make an appointment.

  Confidential Counselling Service, Helpline 1 800 323232.

Parish Centre, Mondays, 7pm.

for Joan Hurley, whose body has been donated to medical science, Sat 10, 12noon, Church of the Assumption.

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

PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND led by Fr Gerry MacCormack PP Kingscourt, 18-26 April.  Ph Kingscourt Parish 042 9667314.

NEEDED FOR MISSIONS – Statue of Ss Joseph & Michael the Archangel.  Ph 087 636 7099

ROSARY in Day Chapel after Vigil Mass every Saturday.

TULLAMORE SCOUTS:  New members welcome – Cubs 9-11yrs, Tuesdays; Scout/Venturers 12-16yrs Mondays.  Adults also required to train as leaders.  Details from Marie 085 127 5898.

COULD YOU HELP TO PROMOTE CLIMATE JUSTICE?  Society of African Missions (SMA) seeking Volunteers. Training & support will be given, Clara, Sat 3 Dec.  Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

OXFAM SHOP:  Volunteers wanted 2–6pm, Mon–Fri and/or bank holidays & Sundays. Ph Susanne 057 9322801, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call in for an application form.

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

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.  

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 

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.