23 July 2017


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Updated 21st July 2017

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL: Can you sit one hour with the Lord, most urgent, Mon 8-9am or any hour? Ph: 085-116 2668.

presents in The Church of The Assumption, Tullamore, Tuesday 25th July, 8.00pm.  This week, “An Alpine Evocation”, features Klaus Kuchling, Organ, (Klagenfurt, Austria). Tickets available at the door.

Clonminch will be on Sunday 20th August at 1.00pm.
Durrow will be on Sunday 10th Sept.  Blessing of graves will follow 11.30am Mass.

READY: Dinner & Dance in Town House, Sun 23, 7.30pm. To book contact: 9341235.

IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION/BALLINAGAR/ TULLAMORE: Volunteer Recruitment Day, Friday 28, 1-4pm. Bridge Centre, Tullamore.

TULLAMORE GARDEN CLUB: The last outing of the season is on 26th July to Kylemore Abbey Connemara. Bus leaves O'Connor Sq at 9 am sharp. Contact Eileen at 087 137 5125 or 057 9352312 for more info.

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 contact Susanne on 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.

EXPERIENCE GENTLE DANCE/MOVEMENT FOR MEDITATION & WELLBEING: Thurs 27, 7.15-8.45pm, Parish Centre. Donation of €5 towards Parish Funds.

BOLANDS LOCKHOUSE: Open to the public until Aug 31st. 12-4pm or by appointment. Contact Mick: 086 194 6991.

FAMILY CARERS IRELAND: Martin Bracken, Killmucklin invites you for tea & chat to celebrate his carer of the year award & as a fundraiser, Sun 30, 3-6pm. All support most appreciated.

TULLAMORE LIBRARY: Be a Summer Star, join the reading adventure over summer with lots of goodies along the way. Creative Writing Workshop with Pauline McNamee for 8-10yrs, Aug 8-10th, 10-1pm. Enquiries at library for more info.

YOUTH 2000 FESTIVAL: For people aged 16-35, an opportunity to experience the Catholic faith, Festival is donation only, free busses. Cistercian College, St. Joseph Abbey, Co. Tipperary. Book online www.youth2000.ie or Ph: 01 6753690.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: Led by Bishop Smith, Sept 12-17th, Hospital pilgrim section, contact A. Boland 087-791 4828, as soon as possible.

AWARE TULLAMORE: Do you have depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder or a mood related condition? Support & Self Care Group every Monday at 7.30 (except Bank Holidays), Riada House, Arden Road, free, no referral needed.

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

GROW:  Wed, 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.

Drop in centre, Offaly St, Mon to Thurs, 10am-2pm. Ph: 9328268

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

Parish Centre, Mondays, 7pm

SOSAD: Free confidential counselling service-depression suicide. Ph: 057 9346704, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

AA: Offaly House, Offaly St, Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat, 8.15pm; Tues Wed, Fri, 1pm; Sun 12noon

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

LOST: Mobile phone, between Digans & Chapel St, Sun 28 May.  Finder Ph:9321199

TULLAMORE TIDY TOWNS:  Volunteers wanted to help clean up.  Meet Kilbride Plaza, Wednesdays, 7.15pm, for two hours.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES, AUGUST 2018 HOW TO GET INVOLVED At least 3,000 volunteers are needed to assist with the planning and organizing of the World Meeting of Families in Dublin which Pope Francis hopes to attend. This six-day festival of faith will take place from 21-26 August next year with the theme: “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”. The volunteers will be part of the operational team which will organize and run what will be the largest gathering of families in the world.  For more information visit www.worldmeeting2018.ie/volunteer.  Becoming a volunteer will include a formal online volunteer application, a training programme, as well as Garda vetting and screening process in line with WMOF2018 safeguarding policies.

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 €2 will go towards Parish Funds.

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

MIDLAND LIVING LINKS (Supporting the suicide bereaved).  Ph 086 160 0641.

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.

TULLAMORE MEDITATION GROUP:  Parish Centre, Mondays, 7pm.

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

ROSARY for new evangelization, after Vigil Masses, Saturday.

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 – 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.