19 November 2017

 

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Updated  17th November 2017



PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL: Can you sit one hour with the Lord, most urgent, Wed 1-2 am or any hour? Phone 085 116 2668.

PRAYER SERVICE FOR PARENTS WHO HAVE LOST A CHILD On Tuesday 21st at 7.30pm, in the Church of the Assumption, we will support and pray for parents who  have lost a child. At this service we pray for all parents, family members and friends who have had to cope with the tragic and untimely death of their child, no matter what age.  We will remember with love and celebrate the lives of babies who have died before or around the time of birth. We also welcome parents who have undergone the trauma of abortion. All are most welcome. 

CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES The next Confirmation Masses for Confirmation candidates will be held 6.30pm Vigil and 1.00pm Masses on Sat 25th and Sun 26th November.

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE The parish presents a celebration of Festive Carols with ten Parish Choirs on Sunday 3rd Dec at 7.00pm in the Church of the Assumption.  Tickets available from Parish Centre.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY (SVP) was founded in Ireland in 1844. It is the largest voluntary charitable organisation in Ireland. The focus is on practical approach to dealing with poverty, alleviating its effects on individuals & families through working primarily in person-to-person contact by a unique system of family visitation. Christmas sees extra requests from the Society. The annual Church Gate collection will be held on the weekend of 25th & 26th Nov. Your generosity & support is needed & appreciated.   

PROTECT THE 8TH: Talk with guest speakers on ‘Winning the Pro Life Argument’, Tullamore Parish Centre, Tues 28, 7.30pm. All welcome.

50 YEARS A GROWING!: Gala night, Bridge House, Sun 26 to celebrate Golden Jubilee of Club Mhuire & Club Áine. Tickets €20 available in St. Mary’s Youth Centre.

BPW: Bridge House Hotel, Wed 22, 8pm. Cake Decorator. No admission fee. All Welcome. Raffle on the night.

MIDLAND CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP LTD: Meeting Tues 21, Parish Centre, 7.30pm. Old and new members welcome.

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

TULLAMORE CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP: Wed, 7.45pm, Presbyterian Church. Everyone welcome.

GROW: Wed 11.00am, Tullamore Library.  If you are lonely, isolated or suffering from stress why not come along to the support group. Contact Michelle 086 418 3805.

A.A: Offaly House, Offaly St. Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat 8.15pm; Tues, Wed, Fri 1.00pm; Sun 12noon.

SOSAD: Free, Confidential Counselling service. Ph: 057 9346704.

A MAGICAL CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE: “THE THREE TENORS”, St. Brendan’s Church, Birr, Sun 10 Dec, 8.00pm. Tickets €25, St. Brendan Parish Office, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 057 9122028.

YOUTH 2000 CHRISTMAS RETREAT: Invites all young adults to a retreat from 8-10 Dec, Newbridge College, Kildare. Free buses from various areas. Booking essential, see www.youth2000.ie or Ph: 01 675 3690.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR WMOF 2018: The World Meeting of Families 2018 will attract thousands of Irish and International pilgrims. Organising it & seeing it through will only be possible with the help of volunteers. You can sign up on our website, email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by telephone 01 567 6800.

TULLAMORE LIBRARY: Crime Writers Day, Sat 18; Patricia Gibney & Sam Blake, 2.30pm. Local author Michael Dalton 3.45pm. Booking essential: 057 9346832.

CLONMACNOISE PRAYER VIGIL: Cluain Chiarain Prayer Centre, Fri 17. Mass at 9pm. All welcome. Enquiries Dave: 085 774 6763.

EMMANUAL HOUSE CLONFERT: Holy Souls day, Sun 19. Bus from Harbour St, 10.30am. Ph Roy 9353138 to book.

PORTERHOUSE PLAYERS: present “It Happened at the Hotel Hollywood”, Arts Centre (old Kilroys), High St, Fri 17 & Sat 18, 8pm. Tickets €10, Trax, Bridge Centre or on door.

RESTORATION OF TABERNACLE AND MONSTRANCE IN HOSPITAL CHAPEL The Hospital Chapel tabernacle and the monstrance, normally used for Adoration are currently being repaired and restored due to an advanced stage of stain and tarnish. Both need to be dismantled, recoated and polished. This should take about three weeks. The cost of restoration is in excess of €1000. We would be very grateful if you would consider contributing to this work to ensure the greatest dignity is accorded to the Blessed Sacrament.  The envelopes for this collection are available in the Hospital Chapel and around the Church. They can be dropped into the Parish Centre or the Sacristy in the Parish Church.

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE Tullamore Parish presents, Christmas Carol Service, in the Church of the Assumption, Tullamore, Sunday 3rd December at 7.00pm -  A Celebration of Festive Carols with ten Parish Choirs. Ticket €10.00- Under 14’s Free.

JAMES KILBANE GOSPEL CONCERT: Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin, Sat 18, 8.00pm. Tickets available from Oliver: 087 4155985.

ROSARY: every Sat after 6-30pm mass for evangelisation of our country. 

PARISH GROUPS USING CHURCH Anyone wishing to use the church needs to book in with the Parish secretary.

PARTICIPATORY ASSET MAPPING PROJECT IN TULLAMORE to identify what social activities are in Tullamore. Looking for volunteers to map the areas local to their homes. Further details phone: 057 9352467 / 087 747 0562 or Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

THE LEGION OF MARY: Hold their meetings every Tuesday, 7pm in the Alfie Lambe house, Arden Rd. New members most welcome. For more details contact Mary: 086 314 3302.

TULLAMORE MEDIATAION GROUP: Mon 7pm, Parish Centre.

FEDERATON FOR VICTIM ASSISTANCE:  Free and Confidential Service to all Victims of Crime.  Freephone 1800 277 477 - email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - www.victimassistanceireland.com.


TULLAMORE PHOENIX MARKET- supporting local charities - Sat 10am-3pm, Kilcruttin, beside Food Market. Ph 087 905 0910

CEILI AND SET DANCING CLASSES: every Tues, Durrow hall, 8.30pm. New members welcome.

READING, WRITING & MATHS SESSIONS: Free & confidential. Contact Alison or Marina at 057 9349424 / Laois & Offaly Education & Training Board.
 
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 1800 323232.

AWARE: Support & self-care group for those have depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder or mood related condition. Meet Mon, 7.30pm, Riada House.

OXFAM TULLAMORE: currently looking for volunteers Mon (Afternoon), Tue, Wed (Afternoon) and Friday. No experience is needed as full training will be given. For more info & to apply please Ph: Susanne 057 9322801, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call into our shop in person.
 
COLLECTORS WANTED Collectors are urgently wanted, to form a rota to help with collections, at the 6.30pm Vigil and Sunday 10.00am and 1.00pm Masses. Please leave your name in the Sacristy.

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

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINARS continue Wed, 7.45pm, Day Chapel.  Guest speakers every week.  All are welcome.


GETTING CITIZENS ONLINE 2017 an initiative under the National Digital Strategy:  Do you want to learn how to work the internet?  Info from S.W.E.E.T.S offices, Kilbeggan, 057 9332030 / 086 331 1594.

GUILD ST PHILIP, PORTLAOISE SEEK VOLUNTEERS to visit those in prison. Text 086 046 2405, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

FAMILY CARERS IRELAND providing support and home respite services. For more info contact Sheilah Kinsella at 086 020 8507 or 057 9322920: email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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