PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION IN HOSPITAL CHAPEL: People urgently needed for Mon 5-6am; Sat: 2-3am; 3-4am & 4-5am. Ph 0851162668.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL ANNUAL CHURCH GATE COLLECTION this weekend 28th/ 29th November. Please support.
HOLY HOUR FOR PREVENTION OF SUICIDE Thurs 3, 6.30pm, Day Chapel. All are welcome.
1ST FRI & SAT DEVOTIONS TO UNITED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY: Fri 4, Parish Centre. Rosary 6.15pm; Mass 7pm. All welcome.
MIDLANDS LIVING LINKS COFFEE MORNING Tues 1, Parish Centre, after 10am Mass.
PUTTAGHAUN COMMUNITY CENTRE: Crochet classes, Fri 11-1 Ph 0894156163; Art classes, Sat mornings, ph 087 6610274.
CAROL SERVICE featuring Meath Diocesan Choir & Kilbeggan Choir, Sun 6, 7pm, Kilbeggan Church, in aid of Church Renovation Fund. Tickets €10, with under 16’s free. Light refreshments after Service in Parish Centre. All welcome.
AN EXCITING SUMMER IN 2016: Last week Ireland booked a place in Euro '16. So next summer already promises much excitement. Why not make it even better by booking a place on the bus to World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland! WYD is a gathering of young Catholics from around the world with Pope Francis in July 2016. It is for young people (18-35) who wish to deepen, share and celebrate their faith. To travel with the Diocese of Meath for this amazing event, please find information and booking forms available on www.dioceseofmeath.ie/youth
“SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS” In the Day Chapel after all Masses this weekend – organised by the young people of our parish – to raise funds for parish youth programmes.
EVENING PRAYER FOR ADVENT Evening Prayer for Advent starts this evening at 5.30pm in the Church of the Assumption. All are welcome.
AN INVITATION TO PRAY Lectio Divina will run in the Day Chapel after the 10.00am Mass, on the Tuesdays of Advent. All are welcome.
OPENING AND BLESSING OF DURROW NS St. Colmcille's N.S. Durrow will hold an Opening and Blessing of the completed School on Tuesday December 8th.
Bishop Michael Smith will say Mass in Durrow Church at 10.00am, followed by the Blessing and official Opening of the extended School. Refreshments will then be served in new Gym of the school. Over the past seven years Durrow School has gradually grown from four classrooms to its present size of eight classrooms with a new Gym and additional rooms for Learning Support and other ancillary services. This work was completed in time for the opening of the School in September. It is not proposed to extend the School beyond its present size, and it is now suited to the needs of the community of Durrow.
All families in Durrow area are invited to attend our celebration. Past pupils of the School will be especially welcome.
Please note that this Mass on December 8th will be the only Mass in Durrow for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. All who attend this Mass are invited to the School opening afterwards.
“SHALOM TIDINGS”, a Catholic magazine featuring informative, reflective & inspirational articles, available from Parish Centre. Donation of €2 will go towards Parish Funds.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL ANNUAL CHURCH GATE COLLECTION: takes place next weekend, Sat 28/Sun 29. Please support.
BALLINAMERE NS: currently enrolling for September 2016. Application forms available from school office or download from www.ballinamerens.ie
ARK CENTRE OF DIVINE MERCY: pilgrimage to Medjugorje, Wed 18-Wed 25 May. €569 if paid before Dec 11. Ph 087 7828383.
KNOCK NIGHT VIGIL: from Tullamore, 7 Dec, 7.30pm. Ph 08/63344722.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL SHOP is in need of good quality furniture. Please contact Gerry on 05793 22072.
FR RAY KELLY & GUESTS, concert, 1 Dec, Bridge House, 8pm. Proceeds to Midlands Palliative Care Services & St Brigids Church of Ireland, Clara. Adm €15. Ph 0879334519.
TRAINING DATES FOR NEW MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION Training for new Ministers of Holy Communion will be on Monday 16th, Tuesday 24th and Thursday 26th, at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre.
Commissioning will take place on Saturday 28th at 6.30pm Mass in the Church of the Assumption.
PREPARING FOR NOEL’S ORDINATION On Sunday 6th December Deacon Noel Weir will be ordained to the priesthood. The Ordination Mass is at 3.00pm and will be celebrated by Bishop Smith. All are welcome and are invited to this Mass. This is a special day in Noel's life and for his family. As a parish we also celebrate that God has called one of our own to the priesthood.
OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICES: Helpline 9351886 for information or to make an appointment.
SEXUAL ABUSE & RAPE CRISIS CENTRE: Confidential Counselling Service, Helpline 1800323232.
VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY WANTED to teach English, Mondays, 7-9pm, Parish Centre. Ph Rose 0876469680.
DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Drop In Centre, Offaly St, Mon to Thurs, 10am-2pm. Phone 9328268.
RAINBOWS – peer support programme helping children grieving death or separation: Ph 0871039292.
INTERESTED IN ORGANISING 10K/5K The Green Run - to be held Sat 12 March. All money raised locally, stays locally. For details contact Martin Fallon,
SUE RYDER SHOP: Donations of gifts, clothing, household items, etc welcome. Volunteers also wanted. Ph 0858568283.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL: Extended shop opening hours, Mon 10-2, Tues/Wed 10-4, Thur/Fri/Sat 10-5.
TULLAMORE SCOUTS: Limited number of vacancies for boys & girls ages 9-11. Please contact Marie on 085 8821303.
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.