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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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10th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 10th June 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

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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.


THE DEEP END: “HE HAS GONE OUT OF HIS MIND”

In the gospel today we hear that Jesus made a visit home. Word about this radical teacher had gotten around and the religious leaders are not happy. In an effort to protect their son and brother, Jesus’ family try to restrain him in order to protect him. The people who have gathered try to dismiss Jesus’ teachings saying that he has ‘gone out of his mind’. The religious leaders even go so far as to say that he is possessed by a demon! Perhaps it is their way of explaining away someone that they could not cope with. Who in our society today is explained away? Who do we wish would stop speaking out because it makes us uncomfortable? Who do we know who is speaking the truth and yet is dismissed by those in authority? Who tries to silence others?

One of the criticisms of Christians today is that we are not Christ-like or we are no longer challenged by the gospel message. Sometimes it is easier to ‘keep your head down’. But Jesus knows that in order to bring change, to work for God’s kingdom of love and justice and peace, this involves sticking your head above the parapet, whether that be in our communities, our families or in our church.

‘I began to wonder if anyone still believed Jesus meant those things he said. I thought if we just stopped and asked “what if he really meant it?” it could turn the world upside down. It is a shame Christians have become so normal.’

Shane Claiborne,The Irresistible Revolution

 Jane Mellett, Intercom June 2018


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Congratulations to the children from Durrow NS who received the Eucharist for the first time yesterday. We wish God’s blessing on them, their families, friends and teachers and all who helped them on their faith journey to this special time.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS

Mark 3:20-35

Looking on at what Jesus was doing, some of his family thought he was out of his mind. When you think of successful initiatives that you took in your life, were there times when people thought you were a little crazy? Perhaps some regard your interest in faith, or church, in the same way? What sustained you in those circumstances?

Successful ventures can arouse jealousy as well as admiration. Jesus was often the target of the jealousy of religious leaders. They questioned his motivation. When have you seen your good efforts, or the good efforts of others, spoiled by the jealousy or hostility of some? Did it help when there were people prepared to stand together in face of the criticism?

For many people their blood family provides an enduring, reliable and supportive network. Jesus had another family: those of one mind and heart with him in seeking to do God’s will. When and where have you experienced encouragement from people of shared vision and faith?

John Byrne osa, Intercom June 2018


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Clonminch Cemetery Sunday will be on 19th August at 1.00pm.

Durrow Cemetery Sunday will be on 9th September.


WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES AND VISIT OF POPE FRANCIS

Next Sunday, June 17, there will be an national collection to meet the costs of organising the world meeting of families and visit of Pope Francis to Ireland in August. There will be an exit collection in this parish at each Mass.


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. – Robert Fulghum


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 23rd June & Sun 1st July in Tullamore & Sun 8th July in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 20th June.

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 11     7.45  Our Lady’s Mass

              10.00  Ann Lawless

Tues 12    7.45  Gertrude Walsh

              10.00  Michael Connolly

Wed 13   10.00  Mary Quinn, Esker Island

Thurs 14   7.45  Martina Mooney

              10.00  Margaret Dowling& Elizabeth Lynam

Fri 15      10.00  Margaret & Peter Ryan

Sat 16       6.30  Margaret Bracken, 1st Ann & Sean Bracken

                        Ann Gannon, Mon Mem

Sun 17       8.30  Annie & Laurence Nicholson

               10.00  Brendan Keeley, Knockowen Rd

              11.30  Patrick Bracken, Mon Mem

                         Agnes Flynn, 1st Ann & husband James

                1.00  Kathleen Tyrrell, 1st Ann

                         Ann Martin, Mon Mem

Sat 16, 10am:  Dan Rooney; James, Brigid & Josephine Dunne & John Love; Ed & Angela Williams; Anthony Gorman, Paddy & Teresa Hayes; Nancy, Jimmy, Noel & Patrick Whelan & Ann Ruane; Anne & Colm Deasy; Catherine & Simon Walsh; Joseph Barrett; Conor Hogan; Mark & Sean Keegan; Des Hoctor; Johnny & Mary Colsh; Thomas & Margaret Lawlor; Grimes Family; Paddy & Frank Hickey, Daniel McGee & Family; Peter & Elizabeth Hensey; Annie Craig; Michael & Elizabeth Maher; Mary & Edward Gillespie; Michael & Kathleen McDonald; Vera Gleeson; Patrick, Ellen, Colette & Ben Mulligan; Clancy, Rita, John & Patrick Boyd; Marie & Tom Barry; Michael & Kathleen McDonald; Andy, Josie & Andy Jnr Walsh; Seamus & David Lambe; Peter & Mary Larkin & Family; Martin Finnerty; Edward, Margaret, Liam & Fintan Fox; Joe, Nancy, Ned & Josie Ryan; Eddie Molloy & Kelly Family; Joseph, Patricia & Joseph Jnr Madden; Kieran & Maura Loughnane; Ellen Moran; Nora & Harold Tilly

Durrow Sun 17 11.30 Dan McGrath, Mon Mem


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Sr Mary Lenihan, Seamus Gleeson, Michael Chalke & Phylis Malone.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s Family Louie Molyneaux, Matthew Finn Lawlor& Olivia Kate Molloy, who were baptised recently.


PARISH COLLECTION

Tullamore €3245; Durrow €316

Envelopes €3420

Thank you for your continued support


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


COMMUNITY NOTICES

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you sit an hour with the Lord: Sun 2-3am, Mon 1-2pm, 5-6pm, Wed 5-6pm, Thurs 4-5pm or any other hour? Ph: 0851162668.

ST PADRÉ PIO MASS Tues 12, Church of the Assumption, 7.30pm.  All are welcome.

ROSARY Alfie Lambe’s, Arden Rd, Wed 13, 8.15pm.  All are welcome.

TULLAMORE PARISH SUPPORT SERVICES wishes to thank parents and children of Tullamore Stage School for their kind donation.

HOLY FACE PRAYER GROUP meet Wed, 7.30pm, Parish Centre.  Everyone welcome.

CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS OF THE COLUMBAN MISSIONARIES: Bus to Dalgan Park, Sun 1 July, 10am, Parochial House.  €10 return.Ph PJ 0876386270.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BARNARDOS NATIONAL COLLECTION DAY Fri 14 Sept,  contact Robyn Macken: 017080418 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOC: Bag Pack Tesco Fri 6 & Sat 7 July. Register to volunteer: www.iwa.ie/tesco or call 0469072539. 

DIOCESE OF MEATH PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES – Led by Bishop Smith: 12-17 Sept.Cost €749 for hotel pilgrims. Contact Pilgrimages Abroad Ltd, 164 Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2. Tel 01-6359300.  Hospital pilgrims contact A. Boland 0877914828.

CLONMACNOISE PRAYER VIGIL, CluainChiarain Prayer Centre,Fri 15& every third Friday. Mass at 9pm. Adoration and Prayers follow until 2.10am. All welcome. Ph085-7746763.