21 December 2014

Community Events

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Updated 19th December 2014


PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION in Hospital Chapel day & night. Ph 9321232

FRIENDS OF CHERNOBYL CHILDREN TULLAMORE:  Thanks to all who gave so generously to our recent Christmas raffle.

1ST FRI & SAT DEVOTIONS TO UNITED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY:  Fri 9th Jan in Parish Centre, Rosary 6.15pm, Mass 7pm.  All welcome. (Note change of date).

TULLAMORE ANNUAL:   Ideal Christmas present €15.  All proceeds to local Lions Club Charities.

DOCHAS:  Offaly Cancer Support Group drop-in Centre, Offaly St.  Phone 057 9328268.  Mon to Thurs 10am – 2pm.

BALLYCOMMON TELEWORK & TRAINING CENTRE:  Now enrolling for new courses ph 057 9353177 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

JIGSAW OFFALY:  Provides free and confidential mental health support for young people 12-25 years in Offaly.  Please contact 057 9353871 for further information.

MEDITATION:  Marian Hostel on Mondays at 7pm.

GROW GROUP:  Meets every Thurs at 2.30pm at National Learning Network, Tanyard, Tullamore, ph Assumpta 086 8114135.

HELPING HANDS A TY PROJECT FROM THE SHS Would like to say thanks for the generosity of people towards hygiene packs for the homeless.  150 packs where made and delivered to the Midlands Simon Community during the week.

Many thanks to everyone who helped in a very successful Parish Bazaar.  To patrons, the organizing committee, those who baked and the business people who contributed.  It was a great community event with great prizes and plenty of good fun.  Profit made was €3,300.  Thanks to all.
Donations of a poinsettia for the Altar for Christmas would be most appreciated.  Please leave in the Church. Thank you.

CARERS ASSOC:  QQI FETAC LEVEL 5 Care Skills training, 5 weeks; Healthcare Support Major Award Training Ph 057 9322920.

CHRISTMAS NIGHT PRAYER VIGIL:  Cluain Chiarain Prayer Centre, Clonmacnois, Fri 19.  Mass at 9pm.  Adoration and Prayers follow, finish 2.10am. Ph Dave 085 7746763.

TROCAIRE CHRISTMAS GIFTS:  are now on sale and can make a life-changing difference to families in some of the world’s poorest countries.  Log on to trocaire.org/gifts.

MEDUJGORJE:  Pilgrimage 20-27 May.  Special offer €519 if paid in full before Dec 10th.  For details ph 087 7828283.

HELPING WITH DYSLEXIA:  Would you like your child to have the ability to read better and have greater comprehension?  Contact Breda 086 3792360, www.ateasewithdyslexia.com

MIDLANDS SIMON SHOP:  Main Street, Tullamore (beside Finlays Pharmacy, Main Street) urgently require gifts, clothes, shoes etc.  Ph 9326991.

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENT SUPPORT SERVICE:  helpline 9351886 for information or to make an appointment.

MENS STRESS MANAGEMENT/MINDULNESS COURSE:  in Parish Centre on Wednesday mornings from 10.45 til 12pm.  Phone Carmel 087 6425786.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL:  good quality furniture wanted urgently.  Collection available. Ph Michael 057 9322072/087 7384828.

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY:  seeking volunteer drivers to drive local patients to and from hospital chemotherapy treatments in Dublin. Service is free to patient & drivers expenses are paid.  Ph 01 2310566/01 2316642 email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

PITCH & PUTT CLUB:  Progressive 25 cards resumes Tuesday's @ 9pm.

NEW LEISURE & RECREATION COURSE:  starts Nov at National Learning Network, Tullamore. Contact Yvonne 086 1741402/057 9318300, by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

SEXUAL ABUSE & RAPE CRISIS CENTRE:  Confidential Counselling Service, Helpline 1800323232.

PERSONAL EMPLOYMENT PATHWAY:   free jobs skills programme for people with disabilities call Aoife 057 9320499/086 1708830 email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or www.nin.ie/pep.

CHILD CONTACT CENTRE – for children of separated families to meet with their parents – Presbyterian Church, free & by appointment only.  For more details ph Julie 0860773465.

ACE BRIDGE CLUB:  Mondays @ 7.30pm in Bridge House Hotel.
TULLAMORE CHILD CONTACT CENTRE:  are looking for divorced/separated families with children from birth to 18 years of age to take part in a 2 month pilot project. Contact Julie Hunston 086 0773465 or William Hayes 085 1476929.

SUE RYDER SHOP looking for donations, in good condition.  ‘Help share the care’.

MIDLAND LIVING LINKS:  (Supporting the suicide bereaved).  Phone 086 1600641.

AL ANON & ALATEEN:  meeting every Thurs night 8pm Health Centre, Arden Road, Tullamore.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: meetings old tanyard. Night meetings Mon, Wed, Thur, Sat 8.15pm.  Day meetings Tue, Wed, Fri 1pm and Sunday at 12 midday. For info contact 01 8527000.

VOLUNTEERS required for Charity Shop in Tullamore.  Please contact Molly on 087 2914302.

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