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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

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 8th July 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

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.


IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN

In today’s Gospel reading, we learn that even Jesus, in his home town, was subject to the great “put-down”.  “Who does he think he is?  Isn’t he just one of that family that lives down the other end of the village? What makes him think he can lecture us, his peers and his betters?”  And sure enough, the “put-down” was effective.  Jesus “could work no miracle there”. Those who lived in Jesus’ home town could not recognise his divine mission because of their jealousy and prejudice: one of themselves, the carpenter! Their familiarity with him proved an obstacle to their faith.

To what extent and how often do we all engage in the “put-down”? Let us decide to do better by encouraging the people around us, young and old. Let us not reduce them to powerlessness by withdrawing our confidence in them. Accept them. Listen to them. Show them respect. Praise them. 

Start today. It’s never too late to be what you might have been.     


20th INTERNATIONAL SUMMER ORGAN SERIES 2018

Tuesdays, 8.00pm. Church of the Assumption, Tullamore

Tuesday July 10th – Strings versus Pipes

Bogdan Sofei, Violin; Thomas Charles Marshall, Organ

Admission €12 Concessions €8.


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

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

Durrow Cemetery Sunday will be on 9th September.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

Mark 6:1-6

The story reminds us of how personal prejudices and agendas can block us from lilstening to the content of what another person has to say, no matter how relevant or wise it is. Perhaps you have experienced this. What difference has it made to you when you were able to focus on the content of what was being said and leave to one side your own prejudices about the speaker?

It has been said there is nothing as useless as the right advice at the wrong time. We may want to reach out to another, but may be unable to make a useful contribution because at that moment the other person is not ready to be helped. Like Jesus we can ‘do no deed of power’. As Jesus had to be patient and wait for another opportunity, so do we. What have you learned about the importance of patience in working with other people?

The topic of religion can easily bring up prejudices, leading some to dismiss religion as superstition, old hat, or based on an outdated world view. Even among believers, prejudice can make it hard for individuals to listen to an alternative way of looking at things, to consider a different way of celebrating liturgy, or to live at peace with difference. Yet a closed mind can lead to a stagnant faith. When have you found that a willingness to consider a different perspective led to a deepening and strengthening of your faith?

John Byrne, osa, Intercom 2018  


ROSARY FOR LIFE

The Rosary for life is offered every Monday evening at 6.30pm. Please join us for this intention.


MUSINGS

‘The important thing is that each believer discern his or her own path, that they bring out the very best of themselves, the most personal gifts that God has placed in their hearts, rather than hopelessly trying to imitate something not meant for them.’

Pope Francis


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

…Use the past as a springboard, not a hammock…


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 09      7.45  Our Lady’s Mass

               10.00  Sr. Monica, Margaret, John & Denis Kearney

Tues 10     7.45  Joe McDonald

               10.00  Frances & Hugh Thomas & Mary Daly,O’Molloy St

Wed 11      7.45  Nora, Michael, John & Patrick Thornton, Sragh

               10.00  John & Teresa Gallagher

Thurs 12    7.45  Maura & Alo O’Brennan

              10.00  P.J, Charlotte & Thomas LeCumber

Fri 13        7.45  Robert Nutt

              10.00  Geraldine Dwane, Park Ave            

Sat 14        6.30  Jimmy Dunne, Mon Mem, Killskea

                         Mary Cunningham, Mon Mem

Sun 15      10.00  Mary Dunne & Family

                11.30 Joan Farrelly, Mon Mem

                         Mary Bowers, Mon Mem

                  1.00 Seamus Gleeson, Mon Mem, Rahan Rd

Shared Mass, Sat 14, 10am: Edward Carroll; Brickland Family; Deevy & Cunningham Families; Christy & Molly Ryan, John & Katie McGee; P.J Deegan; Michael McNamara & McHale & McNamara Famlies; Fr. Willie Cleary; Michael O’Connor; Christopher, Maureen, Patrick & Gerard Egan; Philly Deevy; Mary Nihill; William & Annie Spain; Kathleen Bracken; Frank, Pat Joe & Marie Burke & John Kennedy; John, Elizabeth, Debra & Brendan Elstone; Paddy, Ellen & Rose Byrne; Nigel Costello; Carmel Hanafin & Nellie & Tess Lawless; Sean Comerford; Winifred, Joseph, Teresa & Patrick Clarke, Kathleen Kelly & Sarah Fletcher; Peter & Kathleen Daly; Gillick Family; John Kilmartin; David, Anne & Andrew Sheridan, Brigid, Teresa & Andrew Smyth & John Tierney; Thomas, Brigid, Patrick, Margaret, John, Susan, Vincent, Michael, Mary Ann & Rosie Pidgeon; Mike Jnr, Mike Snr & Ann Gorman; Bill & Elizabeth Sheils; James & Kathleen Woods & daughter Mary Gardener;  Frankie, Stephen, Mark & Mackenzie Donoghue & Rattigan Family.

Durrow, Sun 15, 11.30am: Maidie Leavy, 1st Ann


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Tom O’Loughlin & John Dench.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s Family Daniel Ian Owens who was baptised recently.


PARISH COLLECTION

Tullamore €2874; Durrow €214

Envelopes €1900

Peter Pence €1466.58, 

Peter Pence Durrow €96.50

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: Fri 3-4pm, Sat 2-3pm, Sun 1-2pm, Mon 2-3am, Mon 1-2pm or any other hour? Ph: 0851162668.

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICE will hold their annual Church Gate Collection Sat 14 & Sun 15.

COLUMBAN MISSIONARIES Frs. Oliver McCrossan & Bernie Steed will visit Sat 14 & Sun15 & speak at all masses. You can subscribe to "The Far East" magazine; make a donation at mass or on: www.columbans.ie

AGE ACTION: free one-to-one computer classes for older people starting Sept. To book Ph: 014756989 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY seeking drivers to transport patients attending appointments in Tullamore/Dublin, with weekday availability. Expenses paid. Ph Laura: 012310594/Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to apply.

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL: Cistercian College, Roscrea, Tipperary, Thurs 16-Sun 19 Aug. For ages 16-35yrs. More details & to book: www.youth2000.ie

YOUNG ADULTS 18-45 invited to weekend of Prayer & Reflection, Fri 20–Sun 22, St. Columban's, Dalgan Park Navan. More details ph: Sr. Una 0906481666/Email: youthretreats

@gmail.com

MIDLAND LIVING LINKS are running a suicide bereavement support group. If you would like to connect with others who have had a similar experience or for info ph: Rita 0861600641.