28 March 2020
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  

4th Sunday of Lent ~ 22nd March 2020

Fr. Joseph Gallaghar P.P
Rt Rev Sean Heaney CC VG
Fr Kevin Fleming SSC
Fr. Luke Ohiemi C.C.
Fr. Fergal Cummins C.C.
Sr. Genny Hassey
Sr. Margaret Burke  

MASS TIMES

WEEKEND MASSES

Church of the Assumption:  Saturday (Vigil) 6.30pm

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

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow:  Sunday 11.30am

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.


OUR PARISH AND CARING FOR ONE ANOTHER AT THIS CRITICAL TIME

“The Lord is my light and my help”

In recent weeks, the coronavirus outbreak has had a profound impact on all of our lives.We have to take measures to protect ourselves and others. As a Christian community we are acutely aware of the responsibility to care for those who are most at risk. 

Tullamore Parish has implemented the following changes during this critical time:-

All Public Masses are suspended until further notice from the statutory authorities. 

The Church will open each day 10.30am to 6pm for private and personal prayer. In these difficult and uncertain times, people find strength, consolation and hope in prayer. It is therefore important the Church offers a message of hope and consolation at this time.

Daily Mass Schedule: The priests of the parish will continue to offer daily Masses in the Church at 7.30am, 10am and 7.30pm without a congregation present.
These Masses can be followed through the webcam service, accessed at www.tullamoreparish.ie.
Although parishioners will not be in attendance, these Masses will be offered for the intentions previously booked. 

Sunday Mass Schedule: Sunday Masses in the Parish Church will be broadcast via webcam at 6.30pm(Sat), 8.30am, 10am. 11.30am and 1pm.
As with the daily Masses, these Masses will be offered by the priests of the parish for the intentions previously booked.


Special Appeal

In Tullamore, as in every parish, our income has been almost obliterated. We have made big cutbacks in spending and wages but we still have to run the parish and we have financial responsibilities to those employed. We depend completely on the support and generosity of parishioners and we need your help.  You can donate to the parish in a number of ways:- 

1) Cash or cheque donations can be left into the Parish Centre, or Parochial House or into the Yellow Collection Box at the Harbour Street entrance to the Church. 

2) Credit card donations can be made by phoning the parish office at 057-9321587 

3) On the parish Website there is a Go Fund me option. www.tullamoreparish.ie

4) Credit Transfer to Tullamore Parish Account.

Bank of Ireland, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

IBAN – IE34 BOFI 9019 0987 1557 41

BIC – BOFIIE2D

Please include your email or postal address so that we can acknowledge your donation.

This is an occasion for all of us - especially in families to pray more intensely for each other and especially for those who have succumbed to the illness. It is a time when we can reach out to others, a phone call to a neighbour living alone and particular care of the elderly and those who are vulnerable.

We should pray also for those in the frontlines - especially doctors, nurses and medical staff and other carers, including clergy - that the Lord will protect them as they place their own wellbeing at risk in the service of all. In this time of need we trust in the Lord.


A prayer at this time of coronavirus.

Jesus Christ, you are our refuge from one generation to the next. 

Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of this virus, that we may experience your healing presence.

* Heal those who are sick with the virus. 

* Heal us from our fear and worry.

Stay by our side in this time of uncertainty.

* Be with those who have died. May they be at rest in your eternal peace.

* Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals. May they know your inspiring presence.

* Be with us that we may act with care.

* Be with the leaders and those who have responsibilities. Give them the wisdom and insight to make good decisions. 

Be with us in our time of need, calm our anxieties and bring your healing and peace. Amen.


A PRAYER FOR ALL MOTHERS

Thank you, Lord, that you fill a mother’s heart with love,

That you have instilled in her very being, the need to protect her children if at all possible.

Thank you for giving her the gift of nurturing her children, of teaching them, of comforting them,

For feeding them and making a safe place for them.

For guiding them to be all that God has created them to be.

Fill every mother with love, wisdom and endurance,

With strength and patience and joy.

Give them ability to forgive again and again.

Enable her to rely on You and call upon You, because You will give her all she needs.

In Your precious and all powerful name, Amen.

Wishing all Mother’s a Happy Mother’s Day


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 18th, Sat 25th April & Sun 3rd May in Tullamore & Sun 10th May in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 15th April.

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 counselling.


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

Mon23      7.30pm  Angela Bohane

Tues 24    7.30pm  James Doody

Wed 25         7.30  Our Lady’s mass

                  10.00   Dolan Family

               7.30pm   Anna & Jim Hogan & Family, Mary, Edward & Michael Conroy, Mary & Gerry Fitzsimons, Sarah & Edward Kelly, Tom Joe & baby Shiels

Thurs 26     10.00   Julie, Thomas & Mary Theresa Touhey

               7.30pm   Mary, Mary Anne & Joe Farrelly

Fri 27           7.30   Kathleen & Paddy Cronly

                  10.00   Kathleen, Michael, Carmel & Gerard Connolly, Patrick St

               7.30pm   Noelle Broderick Forde

Sun 29          8.30   Dan, Maureen, Rosaleen & Kay Cleary & Family, Ballinamere

                  10.00  Anne Doyle

                  11.30  Mary Grennan, 1st Ann

                    1.00  Eileen Deffew, Mon Mem

Shared Mass Sat 28, 10am:  Sean Cronly; Gorry Family; Richard & Nora Geoghegan & Finola Reynolds; Kevin Phelan, John & Christina Delaney; Colbert & Arabella Keeley; Maisie Heffernan; Claire Walsh, Bridie & Rody O’Brien; Billy & Maureen Quinlan; Michael, Bernadette & Joseph Kelly; John & Gladys Collins; Pat & Mary Quinn, Nancy Enright & Quinn Family; John & Betty Thomas; Sr Ita Deegan; Mary Egan; JJ & John Carroll; Denis Harte; Mary & Bernard Burke; James Condon


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Rose Kelly, Stephen Burke & Peter Nolan.


PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR FIONA PENDER, OUR PARISHONER WHO HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE 22nd AUGUST 1996


COMMUNITY NOTICES

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Daily from 10.30am-6.00pm in Tullamore Church.

COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE:  ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024. Hours may be extended to meet the demand.

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: 24th Oct 2020. For details, ph. Pat 0863192399, PJ 0868796190, Luke 0879113118.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: require volunteers for shop work, 3 hours per week, please call in for a chat or call 05793 22072

GROW Community Mental Health Movement support group, Ph Michelle 0864183805. GROW: Promoting Positive Mental Health.

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP:   057 9328268.

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

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

MIDLAND LIVING LINKS (Supporting the suicide bereaved).  Ph 0861600641.

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

AWARE:  Support for those who have depression, Ph. 18008048

RAINBOWS – peer support programme helping children grieving death or separation:  Ph 0861569510

 
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