18 April 2024
Bulletin 11-April-04

Easter Challenge
Every year we hear the stories: an empty tomb; surprised grievers; runners with news and revelations; unexpected encounters; conversations on the road; nets filling with fish; breakfast on the seashore.
And every year the dullness and the deadness in us meets the Easter challenge: to be open to the unexpected; to believe beyond security; to welcome God in every form; to trust our own growth in faith.

 "Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe!"

Community Activities

Youth Centre: Tues 13: No Club.  AGM 7pm.  Thurs 15: 7-9 Club 5-7pm; 1st & 2nd yr club 7-9pm.  Ph 22963. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Mary Lawlor Memorial Committee - Fashion Show Wed 14, Bridge House, 8pm.  Proceeds in aid of Tullamore Oncology Unit & Friends of St Lukes.  Tickets €10, from Bridge House or 087-1205233/087-7542951.
Rosary: Alfie Lambe House, Tues 13th, 8.15pm.
ICA: Meeting Wed 14, 8pm, Day Care Centre.
Offaly Women in Crisis - Table Quiz Mon 19, 8pm, Bridge House.  Table of 4 €20.
Business & Professional Women's Club: Open meeting on ‘osteoporosis' Court Hotel, Wed 28, 8pm.  Adm free.  All welcome.
New developments at Charleville Castle: Duncan Stewart would like people who have any ideas for development of the castle, to write him at the castle.
Pilgrimage to Lourdes with Fr Joe McLoughlin, Rahan, 13-18 Aug.  Ph 51309.
Gospel Choir Concert Sun 25, Court Hotel in aid of Coláiste Choilm India Fund.
Curate's Diary: April issue available Byrnes Henry St; Fox's Kilbride St; hospital shop.
Easter Egg Hunt Charleville Castle, today, 3-5.30pm in aid of Tullamore Educate Together.  Children €5.
Lost: Gold eternity ring, William St area.  Ph 55073/086-8253463.

Parish Information & Support Services - Confidential Phone Line 26604: Monday to Friday 10.00am - 1.00pm; 6.00-8.00pm.

ACCORD Marriage & Relationship counselling Mon-Fri 9.30am-1.30pm,  41831; 
Suicide Bereavement Support - group sessions for family members or friends - if interested ph Rita 086-8157320;
CIC Mon-Fri 10am-12.30pm, 2-4pm, Sat 10-12 ,52204;
Epiplepsy Assoc Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm 28631; 
AA Mon, Thurs, Sat Mercy Convent 8.30pm;
Al-Anon Thurs 8.30pm, 17 Chapel St.  01-8732699;
Vincent De Paul 22072;
Dochas - Cancer Info & Support Drop in centre 12 Henry St, Mon/Wed/Fri 10.30am-12.30pm 28268;
Sexual Abuse & Rape Counselling Mon-Fri 10am-2pm, Mon 8-10.30pm. 1800323232;
Women in Crisis Ozanam House, Mon-Fri 9am-1pm, 51886;
Life Pregnancy Care 7B Cormac St Sat 12-3pm 1850281281;
Grow Thurs 7.30pm Day Care Arden Rd, 51124;
Aware Mon 8.45pm Community Mental Health Centre 1890303302;
Breastfeeding Support Group 3rd Thurs, 8pm, Education Resource Centre Hospital. 0502-24317;
Fibromyalgia Group: Last Tues of month, 8pm, Day Care Centre. Helpline 1800201068 Tues 10am-12 only;
Anew - support group for women with alcohol problems, Wed 8pm, Ofalia House Edenderry, 086-1024743. 


Masses for Easter Week: From Monday 12th to Saturday 17th, there will be one morning Mass only at 11.00am.  Vigil Masses as usual Saturday night.

Thanks to the Volunteers: Sincere thanks to the many hundreds of volunteers who helped out during the Holy Week and Easter ceremonies.  Nine successive days of ceremonies in all took place over that period.

Trocaire Boxes:  Please return your Trocaire boxes to the Church as soon as you can.  Next weekend the offertory collection will be for Trocaire.  The main focus of the campaign this year has been development work in Rwanda.

Praying With Scriptures (Lectio Divina) resumes Tuesday 20th at 8.00pm at new venue - basement Parochial House.

Divine Mercy Celebrations Church of the Assumption,
Sunday18, 3.00pm.  All welcome.

We wish all our parishioners a very happy Easter

Mass Intentions:  Sun 18: 8.30 Paddy Dunne.  10.00 Mary E Feery.
11.30 Michael McDonagh.  1st Ann. 1.00 Hannah Hogan, 22 Parnell St.  Mon Mem.
Durrow:  Sun 18 Dinny, Margaret, Jim & Ber Bracken, Durrow.

Next Shared Mass on Saturday 24th April, 10am

Deaths: We offer our sympathy to the families Clair Keegan, Bracklin; Mary Newton, Durrow; William Keeney late Coolnahiley, died in Brazil..
If you would like support in your grieving, now or in the future, please ring 26604.

Baptisms: Welcome to the parish community Jessica Robin Woodnutt Kirwan, 30 Ard na Greine; Ruby Ellen Bennett, 3 Convent View; Shauna Louise Slattery, Aharney.  The next pre-Baptism meeting is Wed 14th April at 8.30pm in the Parochial House.  All parents who wish to have their child baptised in April must attend a meeting.  Contact Parish Secretary for details.

Collections: Plate: Tullamore €4477.  Envelopes: €3460.             Thank you.

Sunday Mass Times:.Vigil: 7.00pm & 8.30pm.  Sun: 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 1.00pm.  Durrow: 11.30am

Confessions: Saturdays 12-1pm;3-4pm; 6.30-7pm; 7.45-8.15pm.
Eve Holydays 6.30-7pm.  Eve 1st Fridays 12-1pm; 7.30-8pm.

Please continue to pray for Fiona Pender, our parishioner who has been missing since 22nd Aug ‘96

Happiness is a perfume you l can not pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson 



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