19 February 2017

 

Community Events

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Updated 17th February 2017



PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can anyone fill this hour – Sun 4-5am – most urgent.  Ph 085 116 2668.

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA:  8 June, 7 nights with Spiritual Director, Fr. Shane Crombie.  Ph Pat Kidney 086 319 2399 or P.J. Smith 086 879 6190.

EXPERIENCE GENTLE DANCES/MOVEMENT FOR MEDITATION & WELL-BEING Thurs 23, 7.15-8.45pm, Parish Centre.  Donation €5 towards Parish Funds.

MIDLAND CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP LTD:  Meeting Tues 21, 7.30pm, Parish Centre.

TULLAMORE CAMOGIE & LADIES FOOTBALL CLUBS:
  Thanks to all who supported recent church gate collection.

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S CLUB:  Meeting, Bridge House, Wed 22, 8pm. Guest Speaker Maeve Bracken, volunteering in Haiti.  All welcome.  Raffle in aid of Haiti.

STOMA SUPPORT GROUP:   Tues 21, Dóchas Centre, 6.30- 8.30pm.  Dóchas Offaly Cancer Support Group.

SOSAD:  Free, confidential counselling service – depression, suicide, bereavement.  For more details or to make appointment ph 057 9346704; email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

READY:  Dinner & dance, High St Town House, Sun 19.  To book ph 9341235.

THINK PINK:  Coffee morning, Geashill Community Centre, Thurs 23, 10.30am-12.30pm.

FRIENDS OF CHERNOBYL CHILDREN TULLAMORE: AGM Tues 28, Court Hotel, 8pm.  All are welcome.

PHOENIX MARKET, supporting local charities, Saturdays, 10am- 3pm, Kilcruttin, beside Food Market.  Ph Mary at 087 930 1749.

ANAM CARA – supporting bereaved parents - Bereavement Info Evening, Wed 22, 19:30-21:30, Mullingar Park Hotel. Please book, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 01 4045378 before Tues 21.

LAOIS/OFFALY PALLIATIVE CARE TEAM:  Remembrance Service for those who have died in the past two years, Fri 24, 7pm, Church of the Assumption, 7pm.

AA:  New premises, 1st Floor, Offaly House, Offaly St.  Mon, Wed, Thurs & Sat, 8.15pm; Tues, Wed & Fri 1pm; Sun 12 noon.

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICES:  Helpline 057 9351886 for information or to make an appointment.

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

TULLAMORE MEDITATION GROUP  Parish Centre, Mondays, 7pm.

PARISH  RETREAT Our Parish Retreat, organised by the Knights of St Columbanus, will take place on March 4, 10.00am-3.00pm in the Parish Centre.  It will be led by Fr Shane Crombie.  Refreshments will be provided (Coeliacs please let us know).  Places are limited.  Leave names into Parish Centre.

SENIOR CITIZENS’ BINGO Our Senior Citizens’ Bingo, organised by the Junior PPC, will be on Friday 24th after 10.00am Mass.

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER Women’s World Day of Prayer will be on Friday 3rd March at 8.00pm in the Day Chapel.  All are welcome.

AT MASS WE STAND AND SIT AND KNEEL We are introducing some small changes in when we sit and stand at Mass to bring our liturgy into line with the missal,  ie stand from Entrance Antiphon until the First Reading; stand from The Preface until the Holy, Holy.  We hope that a common practice, which is being used in most parishes throughout the country, will help people feel even more welcome and at home in whatever Church they participate in the celebration of the Eucharist.  We will introduce this change during Lent.

LEGION OF MARY:  Rosary, Alfie Lambe House, Arden Rd, Mon 13, 8.15pm.  All are welcome.

COFFEE MORNING FOR COELIACS, Sat 18, 10.45am, Bridge Centre.  Tel: 087-256 3439.

LA LECH LEAGUE BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP:  Meeting Thurs 16, 8pm Health Centre.  Pregnant women, babies and toddlers welcome.  Ph 087 276 4382 / 085 176 0632.  Find us on Facebook La Leche League Tullamore.

ATHLONE MIDLANDS SAMARITANS:  Volunteers needed.  Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or send name, address & phone no to The Samaritans, 3, Court  Devenish, Athlone.  Samaritans available 24 hours on freecall 116123.

KILLINA PRESENTATION SCHOOL TABLE QUIZ Fri 17, Blueball Pub, 9pm, in aid of  Zambia Immersion Programme team.

CLONMACNOIS PRAYER VIGIL:  Cluain Chiarain Prayer Centre, Fri 17.  Mass 9pm, followed by  Adoration and Prayers.  Finishes 2.10am.  All welcome.  Ph 085-774 6763.

COLLECTORS AT MASS Collectors are urgently needed for the 10.00am and 1.00pm Sunday Masses.  If you would like to help, please leave your name and phone number in the Sacristy.

READERS FOR LENT Readers are wanted for the 7.30pm weekly Masses during Lent.  Please leave your name in the Sacristy.

AT MASS WE STAND AND SIT AND KNEEL We are introducing some small changes in when we sit and stand at Mass to bring our liturgy into line with the missal.  We hope that a common practice, which is being used in most parishes throughout the country, will help people feel even more welcome and at home in whatever Church they participate in the celebration of the Eucharist.  We will introduce this change during Lent.

TULLAMORE SCOUT GROUP:  Adult volunteers wanted to work with children on a weekly basis.  Ph Marie 085 882 1303.

TULLAMORE ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOC (TARA):  New venue, Charleville Centre, Tuesdays, 3.30-5.30pm.

CÉILÍ Durrow Hall, Sun 5, 4-7pm.  Glenside Céilí band.  All welcome.

RAHUGH NS:  Now enrolling for Sept 17.  Ph 044 9223584 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

MARRIED COUPLES:  Marriage Renewal Weekend, Creggan Court Hotel, Athlone, 3-5 Mar. For more info visit www.marriageencounter.ie  or call (087) 784 0408.  Weekends are presented by Catholic Marriage Encounter in Ireland.

OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE PRAYER GROUP:  Monthly Mass & Devotions, 1st Tues, 7.30pm Killina Church.  All welcome.

PARISH ENVELOPE BOXES are now being distributed.  If you did not receive your envelopes or are new to the parish and would like to get some, please contact the Sacristy or the Parish Centre.

SCOIL MHUIRE:  Enrolling now for September ’17.  Enrolment forms available in the school.  Ph: 057 9321222.

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY:  Foróige looking for adults 18+ for ‘BigBrother BigSister’ (Adult/Young Person 1to1 mentoring) programme.  Contact 086 859 6879 / 086 0471 420 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details.

GROW:  Wed, 11am, Tullamore Library.  Ph 086 811 4135

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

OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE PRAYER GROUP:  Monthly Mass & Devotions, 1st Tues, 7.30pm Killina Church.  All welcome.

A CATECHESIS ON MARRIAGE & FAMILY:  6-month distance learning course starting soon.  Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Visit www.maryvale.ac.uk

100TH ANNIVERSARY APPARITION AT FATIMA
- Legion of Mary Promoting Family Rosary:  If you would like Our Lady’s statue & the Rosary at home, ph 086 31 43302. 

Rosary Mon, 7pm, Tullamore Church; 13th each month, 8.15pm, Alfie Lambe House, Arden Rd.

SUE RYDER CHARITY SHOP:  Donations of gifts, clothing, jewellery, books, dvd’s etc welcome.  Ph 085 856 8283.

HOBBY NIGHT CLASSES, Tullamore Further Education Centre, Castle Buildings, Tara St.  For details contact Michelle 057 9349441/email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP: Wed 7.45pm, Presbyterian Church, High St.  All welcome.

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

LITURGY GROUP The Parish Liturgy Group group looks after the organising of the liturgy in the Parish.  It meets monthly and reviews what has taken place and plans for the future.  We are looking for some extra members for the Parish Liturgy Group.  If you are interested, please contact the parish office.

MASS COLLECTORS & STEWARDS Collectors and stewards are needed for Saturday Vigil 6.30pm, Sunday 8.30am and 1.00pm Masses.  If you would like to help please leave your name in the Sacristy.

WELLBEING GROUPS resume Mon 9, Parish Centre.  Ph Carmel 087 642 5786 for more information.

ROSARY for new evangelization, after vigil Mass Saturday.

SENIOR HELPLINE – A listening service for older people – daily 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.  LoCall 1850 440 444, no more than 30c.  All calls completely confidential.

NO NAME CLUB:  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.

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

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.

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

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 Aug 2018. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin is its President & host. 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, & coordinated by the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Laity, Family & Life, the World Meeting of Families is the largest gathering of Catholic families in the world & it celebrates family life & the Church’s commitment to support families.

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.

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.

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.