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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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The Nativity of St John the Baptist ~ 24th 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 VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS

John the Baptist was born son of Elizabeth and the priest Zechariah. Their family and neighbours rejoiced because of this great blessing on Elizabeth from the Lord.

The Gospel speaks of how he received his name and of hearts filled with wonder as to what this child will turn out to be. Not so unusual a question on the birth of a baby.

As he grew, his ministry was one of preaching and baptizing in the desert and the Jordan, a baptism of repentance for all people. He was the voice of one calling in the wilderness who testified to Jesus as “Messiah” and “Lamb of God”.

That voice is still calling us. How do we hear it admist the noise and confusion of this world. So many different voices calling out to us for one reason or another.

Who do we listen to? Where do we listen?

In our hearts, in the solitude of our lives we can find a space to make ourselves present, where we can discern the voice of the One who calls.


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

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

Durrow Cemetery Sunday will be on 9th September.


PETERS PENCE COLLECTION

There will be an exit collection for Peter’s Pence next weekend  Saturday June 30 and Sunday July 1.


NEW BISHOP OF MEATH

We warmly welcome the appointment of our new Bishop, Canon Thomas Deenihan, who will be ordained Bishop of Meath on 2nd September.  We also wish Bishop Michael Smith well on his retirement following his long term with us.


WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES PAPAL MASS & VISIT OF ICON 

Online registration for tickets for the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park will open on Monday 25 June. Families are invited to visit the Icon of the Holy Family in St Mary's, Navan from 26 June - 29 June and in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar from 29 June - 1 July. Details from: www.dioceseofmeath.ie/wmof2018.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

Luke 1:57-66, 80 

The birth of John the Baptist was an occasion of great joy for family and friends. Recall occasions when you celebrated the arrival of a baby. What thoughts and feelings did you have? Use the memory to reflect on the wonder of your own life and give thanks for it.

There is often a story behind the name given to a child. What story lies behind your name? Perhaps it says something of the hopes your parents had for you, or the memories they wanted you to retain.

‘What will this child become?’ The Baptist was to become a hearld pointing the way to Jesus. In our turn we are also called to point people towards a better way of life. Recall times when you were able to point somebody in a direction that helped. Give hanks for those who have done the same for you.

The child grew and the hand of the Lord was with him. As you look back on your own growth and development, were there things that happened about which you now say ‘the hand of the Lord was with me there’?

John Byrne, osa, Intercom 2018    


SENIOR CITIZEN’S BINGO

Senior Citizens Bingo after 10am Mass, Friday June 29th in the Parish Centre. All Welcome.


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 21st & Sat 28th July & Sun 5th Aug in Tullamore & Sun 12th Aug in Durrow.

The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 18th July. 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 25      7.45  Richard ‘Dick’ Byrne, Whitehall 

               10.00  Mallen, Mitchell, Kelly, Dowdall & McLoughlin Families. Jack Murphy & Family.

Tues 26   10.00  Harry O’Brien, Clontarf Rd

Wed 27     7.45  Patrick, Kate & Richard Bracken, Arden 

Thurs 28 10.00  Joseph, Patrick & Liam Doyle            

Sun 01      8.30  Jim, Mary Ann & Marcella Byrne, Cormac St 

              10.00  Vincent Kane, Arden View

               1.00  Eileen Sheerin, Mon Mem 

Shared Mass, Sat 30, 10am: John & Eilish Kelly; George Robbins; Shane Daly; Anna & Pat Browne; Tom & Eileen Brennan; Margaret, James & Dan Condon & Tom Quinlan; Murray Family; Michael McGlinchey; Edward & Pauline O’Connor, Jean, Eamon & Eddie Gleeson, Pauline & Gerry Dunne; O’Callaghan Family; Ellen Hackett; Jim & Kitty Fenning, Marie & John McGowan; Lee Family; Gorman Family; James, Judas & Peter Minnock; James, Vera, Christine & Stephen Nolan; William & Marie Foster.

Durrow Shared Mass, Sun 01, 11.30am: Martin Galvin; Josie Spollen; Kathleen & John Ward, Theresa Cloonan-Aspinall; Paddy & May Flannagan; John & Julia Bermingham, Marian Molloy.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Jimmy Dunne, Mary Bowers & Lillie Wallace.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s Family Conor Adrian Waters, Lorcan Roy O’Neill & Hollie Rose Sheridan who were baptised recently.


PARISH COLLECTION

Tullamore €3442; Durrow €236

Pope’s Visit Collection €3171

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: Urgent Sun 2-3am, 12noon-1pm, Sat 10-11am, 2-3pm, Fri 12noon-1pm or any other hour? Ph: 0851162668.

EXPERIENCE GENTLE DANCES/MOVEMENTS FOR MEDITATION & WELLBEING: Parish Centre, Thurs 28, 7.15-8.45pm. Donation of €5 towards Parish Funds.

READY: Dinner & dance, Townhouse, High St, Sun July 1, 7.30pm. All Welcome. To Book: 9341235.

TULLAMORE SCOUTS recruiting new members, ages 12-15yrs for September, if interested contact Marie 085 1275898.

TULLAMORE GARDEN CLUB: Outing Wed 27 to Portumna Castle/Gardens & Angela Jupe’s garden, Shinrone. Contact Eileen: 0579352312/0871375125.

SUMMER CAMPS AT ST.MARY’S YOUTH CENTRE: Post Primary: Mon 25-Fri 29. 10-12yrs: Mon 2-Fri 6 July. 7-9yrs: Mon 23-Fri 27 July. Member’s €50/ Non-members €55. To book ph: Anita 0857128488/Centre 9322963.

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

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

LOUGH DERG: 3-day Pilgrimage, 2-4 July, from Park Hotel, Mullingar.  Ph: 0449374818. 

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.

PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: Led by Fr. Frank Guinan & Fr. Michael O’Meara, P.P Kinnitty. Sept 24-28. Cost €559. For more details ph: Fr. Guinan 0579321892/Fr. O’Meara 0579137021.

ARK OF DIVINE MERCY ATHLONE one day Pilgrimage with Fr Thady Doyle to Gods Cottage Glendalough, Sat 28 July. Bus from Moate/ Kilbeggan 8am. Details from Kathleen/Paul: 0877828283.