04 December 2022

Community Events

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[Updated 1st December 2022]


EUCHARISTIC ADORATIONCan you do a holy hour Mondays 4-5pm? Also, help required Sat afternoons. Please phone Pat 085-116 2668

ST VINCENT DE PAUL ANNUAL CHURCH GATE COLLECTION takes place on the weekend, 3/4 Dec.  Please support.

1ST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS TO OUR BLESSED LADY OF FATIMA, as requested by Our Lady, Day Chapel, Sat 3 Dec, after Mass & Divine Mercy Chaplet.

YOUTH 2000: Prayer meeting Thurs 7.30pm-8.30pm Day Chapel.  Tea & chat follows, 8.30-9pm, Parish Centre.  16-35 year olds. 

CAROL SERVICE: St Catherine's Hophill, Sun 11, 4pm. Featuring Cheile Singers, HSE  & Offaly Co Co choirs.

 “CHRISTMAS UNWRAPPED”: A celebration of Christmas Carols for all the family, presented by Tullamore Stage School (Director Regina McCarthy), Tues 20, 7pm, Tullamore Church.  All proceeds to Tullamore Parish Support Services & Offaly Domestic Violence Support Services.  Tickets can be purchased on 'gr8 Events’ or contact any member of Tullamore Stage School, 087 392 8477.

READY:  Christmas Dinner Dance, Town House, Sun 11, 7pm.

MEN’S ROSARY: Sat 10, 1.15pm, Our Lady’s Statue Church Grounds.  All welcome.

MIDLANDS LIVING LINKS:  Coffee morning Mon 5, Parish Centre, 10.30am.

SECULAR FRANCISCANS:  Meeting Tues 6, 6.45pm, Mercy Convent.

ADVENT INVITATION!  PRAY AND MEDITATE WITH US  Scripture Reflections posted weekly, on our Youtube channel (Tullamore Parish) containing prayers, a short reflection and discussions about the Mass Readings.  We hope it will be of great spiritual benefit to you! 

Evening Prayer for Advent continues
Sunday 4th, at 5.30pm.  It will continue on Sunday 18th Dec (please note, not on Sunday 11th).

1ST COMMUNION RITUAL Our next Ritual for First Communion is as follows:
~ St Joseph’s, Sat Dec 10th, 6.30pm 
~ Ballinamere NS/GaelScoil an Eiscir Riada, Sun Dec 11th, 10.00am 
~ Scoil Bhríde/Scoil Mhuire, Parish School Sun Dec 11th, 11.30am
~ Durrow NS, Sun Dec 11th, 11.30am in Durrow Church.

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE  A Christmas Carol Service will take place on Sunday 11th Dec at 7.00pm in the Church of the Assumption.  It will feature the Meath Diocesan Choir (Director Jim Walsh) along with local choirs from Durrow NS, Ballinamere NS, Sacred Heart School and Children’s Mass Group.  Admission is free but there will be collection boxes available for voluntary contributions to go to nominated charities for Christmas.

EMPLOYABILITY MIDLANDS:  Do you have a disability, illness or injury and would like help to find a job? Contact Liam on 086 387 3047 or Patricia on 086 145 1074 to find out more.

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Mon–Fri, 9.30-5pm. Ph 0579328268. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Website www.dochasoffaly.com

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

AL-ANON for families of those suffering from addiction, Thurdays, 8pm, Darmagh Community Centre, Tihilly, Lanello, Clontarf Rd.

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICES:  For confidential advice and support call 057 9351886 or 086 041 9154.  www.odvss.ie

TULLAMORE RAPE CRISIS CENTRE:  Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm.  Ph 057 9322500; Freephone 1 800 323232;  www.tullamorerapecrisis.ie

MOTHERS’ PRAYERS:  Meet 2nd Fri monthly, 10.40am, Day Chapel.  Celebrating 11 years ministry in Tullamore

BALLYCOMMON TTC: Social & Activities Morning for Seniors, Tues, 10am-12pm, Dun Eochla, Ballycommon. 

CE SCHEME HOME RESPITE CARE WORKER:  Details from Alison 086 021 3711 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

ALONE support line for older people Ph 0818 222 024, 8am-8pm daily.

GROW:  Meeting for those in distress, feeling isolated or low, Thursdays, St. Mary’s Youth & Community Centre, 11am. Contact Michelle 086 418 3805

MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND:  6-14 Mar 2023.  Enquiries to Kingscourt Parish Office 042 9667314.

ST PHILOMENAS N.S.: Are now accepting Enrolment Applications for 2023/2024 forms can be accessed on our website www.stphilomenas.ie or contact school 057 9321983

OFFALY HOSPICE CHARITY SHOP: Opening hours Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, Main St. (opposite Lidl)

BUSY BEES PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP: Tues 10am - 12noon, Presbyterian Church (top of High Street). €3 per family.Details from Rhona on 085 143 5801 

MEDITATION:  Wednesdays, 7pm, Parish Centre.   

BOWLS CLUB:  Commencing, Charleville Centre, Mon 3, 7.30pm.  New members welcome, just drop in.

LEGION OF MARY  Meet Tues, 7pm, Alfie Lambe House, Arden Rd.  New members welcome. Ph 086 314 3302.

CÉILI & SET DANCING CLASSES:  Durrow Hall, Tuesdays, 8.30pm.  All are welcome.

MENPOWER: Join MenPower Programme starting Wed 21, 12 weeks.  Ph 087-738 5989; email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

WE NEED YOU  We are looking for people to help out as Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, members of hospitality/welcoming group, Plate Collectors & Music Ministry in the Church.  So why not put your name forward to play a part in your Parish.  Forms are available in the Church.  Please complete and return to the Sacristy or the Parish Centre.  We also thank all of you who already help us in any way.

ALONE: Seeking volunteers to support the elderly in our community.  Full training and support provided.  Details from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 086 1366539.

PARENTS FIRST:  Volunteers wanted to pass on knowledge and experience in bringing up children.  Ph 057 9322996 or 086 195 9221

DROP IN CAFÉ:  Thursdays, 11.30 - 1, Darmagh Centre, Tihilly, Clontarf Rd.  All welcome.  Ph 087 747 0562

JACK & JILL CHARITY SHOP:  Looking for Volunteers, O’Moore St.  Contact shop for info.

ST. MARYS YOUTH CENTRE: Youth Clubs returned. Membership €5 & €1 for every session.  Details at 057 9322963.

CANTÓIRÍ TULACH MHÓR: Rehearsals commence at Methodist Hall, Church St. Sept 7th (Wed) 7 pm. New members welcome.

WOMEN’S CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Monthly meetings 2nd Tues of every month.

FOLK CHOIR  New members welcome to join the Folk Choir for 6.30pm Mass.  Ph Sean 085 264 2752 for details

NATIONAL LEARNING NETWORK enrolling for QQI Level 4 Retail & Employment Skills & Information Technology & Office Skills programmes commencing September.   Ph 086 174 1402 for more information.

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

WOMEN’S CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Monthly meetings start Tues 14, 2–4pm, Teach Dochas.

TEAS/COFFEES IN PARISH CENTRE Teas/coffees will be served in the Parish Centre, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, after 10.00am Mass.  (Please note change of days). 

HOLY FLAME ROSARY & DEVOTION TO HOLY FACE: Tuesdays, 7.30pm Mucklagh Church.  Ph 087 675 2806

REGISTER YOUR VOLUNTARY ORGANISATION or become a volunteer contact 083 015 4669 for more information or register on www.volunteeroffaly.ie 

TULLAMORE TIDY TOWNS: Meet Wed, Kilbride Plaza, 7pm. All help welcome. See Tullamore Tidy Towns face book page; email tullamoretidytowns.

GROW: Weekly meetings, Tullamore GAA Centre, 11am.  If you are in distress, feeling isolated or low, you are welcome to join some like-minded people for support free of charge. Contact Michelle 086 418 3805

MUIRIOSA FOUNDATION - supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities - currently hiring for CE scheme. For further information please contact 057 9322503 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

BREW FOR BUMBLEANCE-CHILDREN'S AMBULANCE SERVICE: If you would like to help raise funds through coffee mornings see more details at https://www.bumbleance.com/brewforbumbleance   

TULLAMORE CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP: Parish Centre, every Wed, 7.30-9pm

ALTAR SERVERS If your child (4th to 6th class) is interested in becoming an Altar Server, please contact the Parish Centre.

TULLAMORE SCOUTS: Now recruiting new members 
Cubs 8-11yrs; Thurs 7.30-8.30pm, Scouts’ Den;
Scouts  11-15yrs, Tues 7.30-8.30pm. 
Follow  us on Facebook.  Contact   085-127 5898.

MABS: Helpline 0818 072710, Mon to Fri 9am - 8pm.

PARKRUN: Free, fun & friendly 5km run, jog, walk every Saturday 9.30am, from Grand Canal off Callery Street. Register at www.parkrun.ie.  Contact Jack 083 409 6822 or Eileen  085 115 6901 for info.

ROSARY Saturday night after 6.30pm Mass in the Day Chapel.

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL - Support for people in need.  Ph 057 9322072 or 087 755 7294.

TULLAMORE JUNIOR HOCKEY TRAINING: New members to the Junior and Senior Club welcome.  Full details on Tullamorehockeyclub.ie