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For the week beginning on Sunday 19th. Feb.  2023

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LENT 2023 

ASH WEDNESDAY, 22nd. February: A day of Fast and Abstinence. Masses and distribution of Ashes will be at 7.45am, 10.00am, 1.10pm, 7.00pm in Tullamore & 8.00pm in Durrow.

Eucharistic Ministers needed for distribution of Ashes.

WEEKDAY MASSES 7.45am, 10.00am & 7.30pm.

WEEKDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS before 10.00am Mass.

EVENING PRAYER commences next Sunday 26th at 5.30pm in the Church of the Assumption.

WEEKLY TALKS ON DAILY MASS READINGS given by Fr. Séan Heaney on Thursdays after 10.00am. Mass in he Parish Centre. All are welcome. Please bring a bible if you have ne.

TULLAMORE PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL

The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) of Tullamore Parish has completed its term or office having being formed in 2019 for a three year term.  

In our Parish we have been blessed with Parishioners who have willingly served as members of the Council; some have served for many years.  We acknowledge our indebtedness to them all: they have been so generous with their time and gifts to serve the people of the Parish.

Parish Pastoral Councils are leadership structures that enable priests and people to work together to build up dynamic Christian communities that are characterised by prayer, hospitality, mission and evangelisation.

We will shortly begin the process of establishing a new PPC and we will have more information on this process in the coming weeks. 

PARISH PASTORAL ASSEMBLY

Tullamore Parish has had a Parish Pastoral Council for many years. There is now a diocesan initiative to have such a group in every parish which will be known as the Parish Pastoral Assembly. The term of office for our current group has expired and we are now in the process of establishing a new one.

The Parish Pastoral Assembly is a faith-filled, consultative body of the faithful, through which priests and people work together as co- responsible partners in furthering the mission of Christ in their own parish. Through this partnership a vibrant Christian community, rooted in baptism and marked by its faith, worship and service can continue to be nurtured.

We invite parishioners to volunteer to serve on this group or to nominate somebody else. The new assembly will have a 4 year term of office and will assist in the running and development of our parish. Nomination forms are available in the Church or in the Parish Centre,

THE SEARCH - FAITH EVANGELIZATION PROGRAMME 

Tullamore Parish Centre - Tuesday nights of Lent at 8pm. all welcome. Starts Tuesday 28th February.

The Search is an innovative video series created by the Augustine Institute that tackles the key questiions of every human heart. In seven beautifully filmed episodes, Chris Stefanick and experts from multiple fields of science, medicine, psychology, art, and religion examine  our place in the larger story of existence. The video lasts twenty minutes and will be followed by discussion. 

LIVING WELL PROGRAMME 

Free online 6 week group self-management programme, starting in March, for adults living with long term health conditions. To book - Contact Aine 0416850676 or 0871140371 also Joanne 0416860710 / 0874308735. Visit www.hse.ie/livingwell for more information.

MASS FOR THE BEATIFICATION OF THE SERVANT OF GOD - ALFIE LAMBE 

This Mass will be celebrated on Sun. 5th.  Mar. at 12.30pm in the Church of Saint Agnes, Crumlin, Dublin. Celebrant and Homilist is Fr. Tony O'Shaughnessy PP Crumlin Parish.  All are welcome.

 READERS FOR LENT 

Readers are needed for weekly Evening Masses, 7.30pm, during Lent.  Please contact the Sacristy.

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2023 

1-6 Aug, Lisbon, Portugal, with Pope Francis, for young Catholics (aged 18-35). checkout www.dioceseofmeath.ie,  Meath Diocese WYD.

TULLAMORE PARISH CHOIR 

New members are invited to join the Parish Choir. We sing at 11.30am Mass on Sundays and rehearse in the Parish Centre every second Thursday.
Telephone Martina for details on 0857630022

MASS INTENTIONS   

Click  for the full list of Mass Intentions to be celebrated this week.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION 

Can you cover a holy hour? Hours available. Further info. phone Pat 085 1162668

MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND  

6-14 Mar 2023.  Cost €2195.  Booking Navan Travel, 0469068600.  Enquiries to Kingscourt Parish Office 0429667314. 

PARKING IN CHURCH GROUNDS  

As and from Monday 28th February 2022, the Church barrier will be open only from 7.00am until 12.00 non to facilitate Mass goers.

SACRAMENTS

BAPTISM: Please contact the parish secretary. Baptisms take place monthly on the first Sunday in Tullamore, second Sunday in Durrow, third and fourth Saturday in Tullamore.

CONFESSIONS: Saturday 2.00-3.00pm in the Day Chapel.

SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE: To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary at least three months in advance.  All couples getting married must complete a pre-marriage course.  Contact ACCORD 0579341831 or www.accord.ie.  ACCORD also providecouple and relationship counseling In-Person and Online in Tullamore.  Phone 057 9341831 or 0864669926 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

ALONE

A Support line for older people Ph. 0818 222024 is available 8:00am. - 8:00pm. daily.

MONEY ADVICE AND BUDGETING SERVICE (MABS)

MABS ( a free, confidential service forople who have problems with money management): Nationl Helpline 0761072000 Mon - Fri 9:00 am to 8:00 pm  

SHALOM WORLD MINISTRIES

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