24 January 2018
Bulletin

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Parish of the Assumption

Area Code: 057 Tel: 93 21587 - 93 22415 Fax: 93 51510
www.tullamoreparish.ie 
E-mail Parish Secretary:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 21st January 2018

Fr. Joseph Gallaghar P.P
Rt Rev Sean Heaney CC VG
Fr. Shane Crombie C.C.
Fr Kevin Fleming SSC
Sr. Genny Hassey
Sr. Margaret Burke    

MASS TIMES 

Weekend Masses

Church of the Assumption:  Saturday (Vigil) 6.30pm

Sunday 8.30a.m, 10.00a.m, 11.30am & 1.00p.m

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow:  Sunday 11.30a.m

Holy Days

Church of the Assumption: 7.45a.m, 10.00a.m, 1.10p.m, 6.30p.m.

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow: Vigil 8.00pm

Weekday Masses 

Monday-Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.00am 

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

CONFESSIONS

Saturday:  12 noon-1.00pm, 3.00-4.00pm

GET IN TOUCH

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, Tullamore, Phone: 0579321587

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Web: www.tullamoreparish.ie

Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9.30am-1pm; 1.30-5pm to book weddings, baptisms, certs, etc;  

Reception service 5-9pm.

Priest available for emergencies 24 hours daily.  

Parish Shop selling a selection of religious items.  

Teas after 10am Mass Mon, Wed & Fri.  

Meeting Rooms available: Contact Administrator for details of rates, availability etc. 

Parish Support Services:  Bereavement Listening, etc.  For appointment, ph 0579326604, Monday-Thursday 9.30am-1.00pm; Wednesday & Thursday 6.00-8.00pm.


SEA WAVES – SEA PATHS

Lord, in the modern world we are accustomed to calculating things before coming to decisions.

We have feasibility studies, computer printouts and charts. Eventually we think that personal relationships can be planned too, like choosing a marriage partner or a friend, picking those we want to work with us on a project.

But we cannot plan those decisions. These things work by a kind of instinct, like Jesus walking along the Sea of Galilee and seeing two fishermen casting a net in the lake and then saying to them, ‘follow me’ and they left their nets and followed him.

Lord, when we want to start some work, we like to start with the spectacular. Teach us the way of Jesus, that when the time for action comes we should go to the periphery of life and chosse a few companions, letting the kingdom grow from there. 

Lord help me to act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with my God.


WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

January 18-25, 2018 is the annual observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity gives Christians an annual opportunity to continue their quest for the unity they already share in Christ. The theme chosen for 2018 is “Your Right Hand, O Lord, Glorious in Power” (Exodus 15:6). Throughout 2018, join Christians everywhere in praying “that they may all be one” joining our prayer with that of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Christian Unity prayer service will be in the Presbyterian Church, High Street, today at 6.30pm. All are welcome. 


PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

O God, your right hand is glorious in power.

Extend your hand to help us discover new ways that unite your people in the Body of Christ, the Church.

May the strength of your hand take away all misunderstanding and prejudice that hinder our calling to be one in body and spirit. 

Draw us together in the bond of peace, of faith and charity that we may be one in Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God for ever and ever.  

Amen


CELEBRATING OUR JUNIOR PUPILS

Each year we celebrate the little people of our parish in Infants and First Class. The children from the different schools in the parish come together as God's children. All family members are welcome to come along to Tullamore Church to celebrate the faith in a very child friendly way! 

CELEBRATION OF JUNIOR INFANTS 

Tuesday 23rd January 6.30pm

CELEBRATION OF SENIOR INFANTS 

Tuesday 23rd January 7.15pm

CELEBRATION OF FIRST CLASS

Monday 29th January 6.30pm


CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK MASS 

A combined celebration of the Mass for pupils 3rd-6th Class takes place on Friday, February 2nd at 11.30pm. It is always a beautiful and lively experience. Family and friends all welcome. (Ministers of Holy Communion will be needed).


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS

Mark 1:14-20

‘The time is fulfilled’ – this is a decisive moment in the life of Jesus. His public ministry is about to begin. Recall turning points in your own life when something new happened and with hindsight you can say the time was ripe for it to happen, ‘the time was fulfilled’.

‘Repent and believe the good news’. Jesus was not preaching a new doctrine, he was proclaiming an event that had already happened. The time has come. Jesus called for a change of heart as a response to the good news of the Gospel message. A new way of understanding God leads to a conversion in how we relate to God, a change of heart. A growth in awarness of who we are can lead us to a new level of self-confidence, another change of heart. Can you recall times when ‘good news’ led you to a change of heart?

The Spirit of God who was at work in Jesus calling the disciples continues to work in our day and in our lives. That is why the Gospel message is one of good news. When has your understanding of the gospel message led you to a different style of life? Who was the Jesus person through whom the call came to you? To whom have you been a Jesus person in this way? 

(John Byrne, OSA, Intercom 2018)


PARISH YOUTH MAGAZINE-“YOUNG VOICES”

Young Voices on sale for €2 after all masses on 27th & 28th Jan. Please support our young people.


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

…When you stumble today, pick yourself up tomorrow …


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 24th Feb & Sun 04th Mar in Tullamore & Sun 11th Mar in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 21st Feb.

To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm.


SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE

It is advisable to give six months’ notice of your intention to marry to both the Church and the Registrar. To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary, Monday-Friday, 9.30am-5.00pm.  

All couples getting married must attend a pre-marriage course.  Contact ACCORD, 9341831 or www.accord.ie.  ACCORD also available for marriage and relationship counseling.


NB:  NOTICES FOR THE BULLETIN MUST BE IN THE PARISH CENTRE BY 9.30AM WEDNESDAY.

Only notices from parish groups, non-profit making organisations & clubs included.


MASS INTENTIONS

Mon 22      7.45 Jimmy Jennette

               10.00 Thomas Brennan, Rahan Rd

Tues 23    10.00 Rosaleen Robinson

Fri 26        7.45 John Hannigan, Paddy Coakley & Danny Sheehan

Sat 27      10.00 Alan Kelly

                6.30 Terry Fahy, 1st Ann

Sun 28       8.30 Jack Douglas, Bridge St

               10.00 Patrick Smyth, Rahan Rd

You are reminded that 6.30pm Vigil, 11.30am & 1.00pm Masses are for Months Memories and 1st Anniversaries only.

Durrow, Sun 28, 11.30am: William McEvoy, Mon Mem


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s Family Charlie Thomas Rowan & Leon Anthony Hensey who were baptised recently.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Jim Clarke & Bridget McDonnell nee O’Brien.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €3449; Durrow €160; 

Envelopes €2190

Thank you for your continued support


PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR FIONA PENDER, OUR PARISHIONER WHO HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE 22ND AUG 1996.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you cover Sun 2-3am, short term – 2 weeks. Most Urgent! Or any other hours? Ph: 0851162668.

EXPERIENCE GENTLE DANCES/MOVEMENTSFOR MEDITATION & WELLBEING: Thurs 25, 7.15-8.45pm, Parish Centre. Donation of €5 towards Parish Funds.

UNDERSTANDING SELF-HARM SEMINAR: 2 hour seminar. Central Hotel Tullamore. Wed 31, 7 – 9pm. Facilitated by: Josephine Rigney, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention.

TULLAMORE LIBRARY: Interested in joining a bookclub?  'Novel Bunch' meet the first Thurs of every month (1st Feb next meeting) 6-7pm. Ph: 0579346732 to book a place.

MOJO: mental health & wellbeing programme for men, 18 years & older. 12 week programme starts 24 & 25, Offaly Local Development Company, Main St.  Further info: mojo.ngo/ 087-6028801.

ENROLMENT FOR SCOIL AODHA NAOFA, RAHUGH: for children wishing to start school in Sept 2018. Enrolment forms for new pupils are now available - contact the school office on 0449223584 for further details.

THE PRODUCERS - a Mel Brooks musical - presented by Birr Stage Guild, Thurs 1-Sat 3 Feb, Marian Hall Birr.  Group rates available.  Booking at www.birrtheatre.com or 0579122911.

GROW COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT:  every Wed 11.00a.m, Tullamore Library. If you are feeling lonely/ isolated - contact Michelle 0864183805/Visit: www.grow.ie.  

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

MEDITATION:  Mondays, 7-8pm, Parish Centre.  All welcome.

DÓCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE: Providing supportive care, factual information, holistic therapies, counselling and mindfulness, Mon-Thurs, 10am-2pm. or ph 057 9328268 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

TULLAMORE PHOENIX MARKET - supporting local charities - Sat 10am-3pm, Kilcruttin, beside Food Market. Ph 0879050910.

 
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