21 August 2019
Bulletin

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Parish of the Assumption

Area Code: 057 Tel: 93 21587 - 93 22415 Fax: 93 51510
www.tullamoreparish.ie 
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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 18th August 2019

Fr. Joseph Gallaghar P.P
Rt Rev Sean Heaney CC VG
Fr. Shane Crombie C.C.
Fr Kevin Fleming SSC
Fr. Luke Ohiemi 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 & 1.00pm

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow:  Sunday 11.30am

Weekday Masses

Monday-Friday 7.45am & 10.00am; Saturday 10.00am

CONFESSIONS

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

GET IN TOUCH

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, 0579321587

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THREE AGAINST TWO AND TWO AGAINST THREE

Sadly, many people are no strangers to family feuds.  In past generations, things like land and inheritance were major causes of family disagreements, causing parents to fall out with sons or daughters, or siblings to stop speaking for years. We may have heard other stories from our own families – secrets that were not talked about, relatives who were shunned for ‘shaming’ the family. These attitudes are dying away, and that is good. We are less concerned with keeping up appearances, and more focused on ensuring children feel loved and supported.

Yet, there will always be conflicts in family life. Differences of opinion can arise over beliefs or choices, sometimes causing immense hurt on both sides. Often these disagreements are between generations. Parents who have raised their children in the faith can feel hurt when a son or daughter drifts away, or decides not to pass on the faith to their own children. Grandparents often carry this burden too.

Some conflict is unavoidable as we navigate these situations, but we have a choice – do we allow anger and hurt to shape our interactions with loved ones, or do we listen with respect and try to understand and find common ground?  Perhaps these inevitable conflicts are what Jesus refers to in today’s Gospel – father divided against son, mother against daughter.  It’s a surprising statement given his usual focus on peace. But then, following Jesus is not a smooth path. Peace can be hard-won, particularly in families where there are so many different personalities and opinions.  Let us pray for wisdom and patience to navigate the tougher times.

The Deep End, Triona Doherty, Intercom August 2019


KILBRIDE CEMETERY

The annual mass and blessing of the graves will take place in Kilbride Cemetery on next Sunday, 25th, at 10.00am. Fr. Rory O’ Brien will celebrate mass.  All are welcome.  


DURROW BLESSING OF GRAVES

Cemetery Sunday in Durrow will be on the 8th September, with blessing of the graves taking place after 11.30am Mass.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

Luke 12:49-53

The commitment of Jesus to his mission is shown in his desire to undergo the baptism that awaits him.  Have there been times when there was something you greatly hoped for, even though you knew there would be a baptism of fire along the way?  What was it like for you to undergo such a baptism of fire and then arrive at what you desired?

Jesus recognized that the message he proclaimed would meet with a mixed reception.  This did not hold him back from proclaiming the Reign of God.  When have you seen this kind of courage in yourself, or in others?

Jesus challenged those listening to him to commit themselves to discipleship, despite opposition from those close to them, even family members.  When have you found that being true to yourself and to your beliefs required such courage?  What was it like for you when you were able to follow that courageous road?

John Byrne, Intercom August 2019


CEMETERY COLLECTION

The cemetery costs €30,000 per annum to maintain.  Please give generously.


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 24th Aug & Sun 1st Sept in Tullamore. No Baptisms in Durrow in September. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 21st Aug.

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

Mon 19      7.45  Jimmy Molyneaux & James Martin

              10.00  Andrew, Teresa & May Duffy

Tues 20    10.00  Fortunato Macari

Wed 21      7.45  Thomas, Ellen, Marie, Ann & Thomas Jnr Egan

Thurs 22  10.00  Ann Egan, Mon Mem

                6.30  Ann & Tom Ruane, O’Molloy St

Sat 24        6.30  Leon Wade, 1st Ann

Sun 25       8.30  Kathleen & Michael Bracken, Davitt St

              10.00  Paul Stack

              11.30  William Mills, 1st Ann – wife Debra, daughters Mary, April, May & grandson Joshua

                 1.00  Niall O’Sullivan, Ballykilmurray, 1st Ann

Durrow Sun 25, 11.30am:  Una Hanlon, 1st Ann


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Ava Boland, Aoibhín Martha Daly, Macdarragh Ronan Delaney, Paul Jody Farrelly & Noah John Leavy who were baptised recently.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Patricia Dunne, Martin Wallace & May Conway.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €2979; Durrow €184

Envelopes €2470

Thank you for your continued support


PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR FIONA PENDER,  OURPARISHONER WHO HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE 22ND AUGUST, 1996


COMMUNITY NOTICES

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you sit for an hour with the Lord -urgent once a month (short term) Sun 4-5am -or any hour?  Ph: 0851162668.

JESUS HEALS’ – HOLY MASS, PREACHING, MUSIC & ADORATION:  Tues 20, 6-9pm, Day Chapel, offering a unique opportunity to gather and seek healing of mind, body and soul.  All are invited to join this healing service and experience Jesus' healing touch.

“SURRENDER & ACCEPT JESUS”:  Two day retreatled by Jim Brown – freedom from self & discerning God’s will -Sat 14/Sun 15 Sept, Durrow Hall.Booking at 0876752806.

FIONA PENDER MEMORIAL WALK/RUN takes place, Sun 25, starting at 12.00 from Fiona's Monument at the canal. 

QUEEN OF PEACE PRAYER MEETING: Mon 8.30-9.30pm, Paul Galvin’s, Durrow, R35VK73.  Ph 0878375407

TULLAMORE LIBRARY:  Wide range of courses & activities available.Ph 0579346832 or tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ieTULLAMORE PHOENIX MARKET - supporting local charities - Sat 10am-3pm, Kilcruttin, Ph 0879050910

GROW: Wed, 11am, Town Library, O’Connor Sq. Ph Michelle 0864183805.

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Drop In Centre, Offaly St, Mon to Thurs, 10am-2pm.  Phone 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.

RELAY FOR LIFE OFFALY:  Coffee morning in aid of Irish Cancer Society, Tues 20, 10am-12pm, William St Bar.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL offering help to those in need.  Ph 9322072 or 0877557294

BALLYCOMMON TELEWORK & TRAINING CENTRE offering a range of free/affordable services.  Ph 0579353177/9353441, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Lotto results 12/86,12,18,24 (3).

LE CHÉILE MENTORING:  Volunteers wanted to mentor young people & parents involved in criminal justice system.  Ph 0872016801 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or wwwlecheile.ie

DISCOVERING GOD'S PLAN:  An invitation to Young Adults (18-40) to explore how the Lord is calling YOU -  married life, priesthood, single or religious life? Sat 7th Sept (9.45am- 5pm), La Verna, Franciscan Sisters, Ballinderry, Mullingar, N91 K680.Contact:  Fr Shane   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or SrUna 090 6481666        email : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
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