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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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30th April 2017~3rd Sunday of Easter

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 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am & 1.00pm

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow:  Sunday 11.30am

Holy Days

Church of the Assumption: 7.45am, 10.00am, 1.10pm, 6.30pm.

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

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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.


JESUS WALKS WITH US

In our journey of life we are not alone, Jesus walks with us; we do not see Him but He is ever present!

I can imagine myself walking along a country road with a friend sharing our thoughts on life, the state of the world and many other things.  This person joins us, who accompanies us, listens to us and helps us to understand who He is and what He is all about.  Who better than Jesus to explain and help us to understand what was written in Scripture about Himself and to have our hearts burn within us with a desire and longing to know Him better?  “You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in our presence” (Acts 2:28).

What better way to get to know each other than by breaking bread together across our table in our homes, through the hospitality of our hearts, and to follow it through by sharing in the breaking of the Word and the Bread in the Eucharist.

We are all Emmaus disciples on the road of disappointments, hurts, rejection and misunderstandings.  He asks us to surrender them to Him and continue our journey with Him.  We must not give up on Him – we can trust Him and His goodness.  He never abandons us!  “Stay with us….” (Lk 2:29) and He does!


BANK HOLIDAY

Tomorrow, Monday 1st, is a Bank Holiday.  There will be one Mass only at 10.00am.


DAWN MASS

The Parish Team would like to thank everyone who helped with the Dawn Mass on Easter Sunday. We especially thank O’Donoghue’s Bakery and Tullamore Meats who supplied the food, Flanagan Properties and Phil O’Reilly.


SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN

An information session will be held in the Parish Centre on Wednesday 10th at 7.30pm for all adult volunteers working with children in the Parish.


SEEING YOUR LIVE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE APOSTLES

Luke 24:13-35

Jesus joined the despondent disciples and listened to them. ‘We had hoped …’ When you have been upset or disappointed, who has joined you along the road? To whom have you been able to pour out your heart? Who was a ‘Jesus person’ to you, listening to you in respectful silence? To whom have you been a Jesus person?

Jesus then helps them to see things in another light by opening the scriptures to them. When did you have the experience of finding your heart ‘burning within you’ with new hope for the future? Who/what helped you to change after a setback?

The disciples invite Jesus to join them at table – there follows a recognition of who he is. We meet many people on the road of life. Usually we meet and pass on. Occasionally we meet someone whom we invite into our homes, into our hearts, in a deeper way, in a way we had not done before. With whom has this happened for you? Where in these relationships have you experienced the presence of God or of Jesus?

After Jesus had gone the disciples went to bring the good news to others. When have you met others who told you what happened to them along their road? What effect did this sharing have on you? When have you done this with others? When was such a conversation ‘good news’ for you or others?

John Byrne Intercom April 2017


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism datesareSat 20th, Sat 27th May, Sun 4th& Sat 17th June in Tullamore and Sun 11th June in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for this date is on Wed 17th May.

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 1   10.00  Catherine Martin, Mon Mem

Tues 2  10.00  Frances McCormack

Wed 3    7.45  Michael & Nora Hughes, O’Moore St

          10.00  Chris Glennon, Mon Mem

Thurs 4  7.45  Michael & Josephine Galvin

           10.00  Kathleen Dunne

Sat6       6.30  Sean Larkin, Arden View, 1st Ann

Sun7       8.30  Tommy & Mary Gaynor, Arbutus Court & daughter Margaret Swords

           10.00  Tommy Hackett & Molly Hackett McLoughlin, Clontarf Rd

           11.30  Colm Condron, 1st Ann

             1.00  Patrick O’Sullivan, Moylena, 1st Ann

Shared Mass Sat 6, 10am:John & Peg Deevy; Tom Kearney; Nora, Peter & Mary Daly; Marcella McNamara; Ursula Hacker; Pa, Jim, Mary, & Pat Molloy; Willie Carroll; Kathleen & William Jaffray; Peter, Nora & Mary Daly; Jack & Alice Galvin; Mick & Monica Galvin; Rody O’Brien; Nonie Power; Conor Ward; Joseph & Elizabeth Waters; Micky Colsh & Peter Stones; Pat & Mary O’Connell; Frank Cunningham & Fr Michael Conroy; Mick & Lily Geoghegan, Joan & John Drumm & Drumm Family; Chris & Mary Donegan; Mary Healy; John & Annie Connolly; Ken, Julie & Sylvestor Cummins & Martin & Philomena Moore; John & Mary Kelly; Josephine Bracken; Moss & Nan Buckley; Thomas & Maureen Glynn; Jimmy & Kitty Fenning, Marie & John McCowen; Larry Geoghegan & Family; Stephen & Sheila Egan, Irene & Bridie Flanagan, Ian Dunne & Declan Devlin; Maureen & John Wrafter; Coughlan & Gavagan Families

Durrow Sun 7: John & Mary Murray; John, Jenny & James Donoghue & Family; Paddy & Pauline Kilroe; Jim & Nan Donoghue & Murray Family; Michael, Brigid & Peter Fox; Thomas &Margaret Sullivan; Kathleen Shiel; John & Mary Conroy.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Jimmy Owens, Patricia Grogan Kelly & Ann White.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Cassie Lillyanna McDonagh, Juliet Colette, Eve Ruby & Portia April Nelson, Caoimhe Amelia Hackett & Seth Gabriel Kelly who were baptised recently.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €3230; Durrow €115; Envelopes €2820

Thank you for your continued support.

A special collection for Vocations in the Diocese will be taken up at all Masses next Sunday.  Please support.


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


COMMUNITY NOTICES

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:Sun 4-5am (very urgent),11-12noon; Wed 1-2am (urgent) & 5-6pm,orany hour?  Ph 0851162668.

1ST FRI/SAT DEVOTIONS TO UNITED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY changed to Fri 12, 7pm Mass in Parish Centre.  All welcome.

HOLY HOUR FOR PREVENTION OF SUICIDE Thurs 4, Day Chapel, 6.30pm.  All welcome.

“LIFE IN THE SPIRIT” SEMINARS continuing Wed 3, 7.45pm, Day Chapel.  Guest speakers every week.  All are welcome.

MIDLANDS LIVING LINKS:  Coffee morning, Tues 2, Parish Centre, 10.30am.

BALLINAMERE/DURROW FEILE FUNDRAISER: Carwash & cake sale, Sat 6, 10am-1pm, Durrow Hall. Please support

TULLAMORE GARDEN CLUB:  Outing to Moore’s Gdn Centre, Ferbane, Wed 3. Bus, O’Connor Sq, 4pm.  Ph 087 1375125.

TULLAMORE GRAMOPHONE SOCIETY presents “Contempt String Quartet”, Charleville Castle, Sun 7, 4pm.  Adm €15.

C.N.G. PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Sat 6 May.  Bus from Store St 9.30am.  To book ph A Boland 0877914828

GUILD ST PHILIP, PORTLAOISE SEEK VOLUNTEERS to visit those in prison.  Text 0860462405,  email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE PRAYER GROUP:  Monthly Mass & Devotions, Tues 2, Killina Church, 7.30pm.  All welcome.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES Led by Bishop Smith, 12-17 Sept.  Section for sick pilgrims.  Contact Pilgrimage Abroad Ltd, 164 Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2, 01-6359300.  Youth section, 18-30 years.  Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it