16 November 2018

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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

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 21st October 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.


POWER AND SERVICE

Things haven’t turned out exactly as Jesus intended. Often, if one is ambitious enough, desiring power and authority, they are likely to rise to lofty positions, even in the Church. James and John were among such people in Jesus’ day. Yet they went on to serve God’s people, even though they had been promised the paying of a steep price for serving.

Jesus’ idea of authority is the one who is servent of all – the only primacy in God’s Community is a primacy of service. Jesus fled when people wanted Him as their King, so He is wary of people who need to “climb” – to arrange their own coronations. Jesus does Himself what He asks others to do: to serve and not be served; to give love freely and not expect “worship”; to reach out to those in need, not waiting for approval. Christian discipleship is a “service industry” where there should be no unemployment. There is work for everyone!

As we become aware of how gifted God’s people are, we see many new ministries coming to the fore in the Church. When all Christians feel that their service is just not called for but actually necessary – then we shall become a serving people.

Today’s Gospel is most appropiate for the day that’s in it – Mission Sunday. It is the day we acknowledge the service of women and men who leave home and country for the spread of the Kingdom of God.


NIGHT OF LIGHT – CELEBRATION OF HALLOWEEN

Halloween means 'the evening of the Saints' and while it has been re designated by culture as a night of goblins and gowls, the whole idea of Halloween is the preparation for the great feast of All Saints Day, November 1st . 

To mark this, there is a party for kids in the Parish Centre, 6.30-8pm on October 31st. Fun, food and games, with a little dash of prayer! Children are invited to come along dressed as....their favourite saint! 


LIST OF THE DEAD

November is the month when we pray especially for the dead. November 1st is the Feast of all the Saints and November 2nd is the Commemoration of the faithful  departed. 

Both feast days remind us that our life on earth will come to its end, and the hope and promise of eternal life with God is there for us all.

An important tradition in Ireland is writing down the names of our departed friends and relations on the Altar List of the Dead. This list is compiled every November and Mass is offered for those on it at all Masses on Friday November 2nd, also 7.45am Monday 6th, Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th and every First Friday for the coming 12 months.

Take time with your family to write this list. Think of family, friends and neighbours over the years. Particularly remember those who have no one to pray for them.

Dead lists are available in the Church. Please fill up one, if you would like to do so and drop into the Sacristy or the Parish Centre over the coming weeks.


NOVEMBER MONTH OF REMEMBERING

This year we will have a 'Wall of Comfort' in the church where you will have a chance to write names of loved ones gone before us as a reminder of our commitment to pray for them. 

There will also be Mass of the bereaved on Saturday November 3rd at 10.00am. 

On Tuesday November 13th at 7.30pm Mass is offered for families who have lost children. All families will receive a special candle to bring home.


MARKING THE END OF WORLD WAR I- MASS FOR THE FALLEN

Sunday November 11th marks the centenary of the end of the First World War. 35,000 Irish died in the conflict, many from our own parish and Co. Offaly. 11.30am Mass will be offered for the repose of their souls on day, and for peace. 

A new book published by the Offaly Historical Society with the names of fallen from the county will be brought up at the offertory and a floral wreath.

An ecumenical service takes place in St. Catherine's, Hophill, on Sunday Nov 11 at 7pm, to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1. At the service flowers from Catholic, Church of Ireland, Methodist and Presbyterian communities will be presented. These will be later placed at the War Memorial in O'Connor Sq. Preacher; Rev Clodagh Yambasu, Tullamore Methodist.    


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 24th Nov, Sun 2nd Dec & Sat 15th Dec, in Tullamore & Sun 9th Dec in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 21st Nov.

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

Tues 23    10.00  Heather & Tom Daly, White & Daly Families & Kevin Carroll

Wed 24      7.45  Fran & Joe Vicars

               10.00  Kennan & Fitzpatrick Families 

Thurs 25 10.00  Con Molloy 

Fri 26       7.45  John Lewis  

               10.00  Michael & Dermot Whelan 

Sat 27      10.00  Declan, baby Josh, Bridie & Noel Kelly  

                 6.30  Angela Daly, Carrig Cluain, 1st Ann            

Sun 28       8.30  Ann ‘Nan’ Hayden, Clonminch

               10.00  Noel Egan, 21a Marian Place,

                         Willilliam & Sarah Doyle, 106 O’Molloy St & Holy Souls

               11.30  Margaret Stanley, 1st Ann

                         Oliver Condron, Mon Mem

                1.00  Joe Mooney, 40 O’Molloy St, Mon Mem

                        Andrew Boland, Mon Mem


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s Family Ben Darragh Colleran, Leah Grace Colleran & Juno Seraphina Dunne who were baptised recently.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the family of Gerry Galvin, Dan Cleary, Kathleen Boland, Bridie Dolan, Sr. Baptist Walsh & Laura Farrington. 


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €3328; Durrow €279; Envelopes €2635;

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 1-2pm. Lots of hours still need cover, Ph: 0851162668.

LOST 18CT SAPPHIRE & DIAMOND RING in Tullamore hospital Tuesday evening 9 October around 7pm. Contact 0863475875.

EXPERIENCE GENTLE DANCES/MOVEMENTS FOR MEDITATION & WELLBEING: Thurs 25, 7.15-8.45pm, Parish Centre. Donation of €5 towards Parish Funds.

MIDLAND CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP: Meeting Tues 23, Parish Centre, 7.30pm.

BORD NA MONA PENSIONERS ASSOC Mass for deceased colleagues, Thurs 8 Nov, 12noon, Church of the Assumption.

TULLAMORE DIECAST TOY & MODEL 6TH SHOW in aid of SOSAD, today, Tullamore Court Hotel, 10.30am-5.00pm. 

FREE STRUCTURED PATIENT EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR PEOPLE WITH TYPE TWO DIABETES Mon 22 & Tues 23, Primary Care Centre. 10am-1.30pm. Contact Orla/ Niamh: 0906424844. 

GROW COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT free 5 week Education Programme, continues Thurs 7.30pm, Bridge House Hotel.  Ph Michelle 0864183805.

TULLAMORE MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION: Meeting, Mon 22, Bridge House Hotel, 8pm. Contact: Finola 0868353387.

TULLAMORE SOCIAL SERVICES CLG Annual Church gate Collection Sat 27 & Sun 28. Your support & generosity make it possible to continue our work.

ALZHEIMER’S MEMORY RIBBON FLAG DAY COLLECTION November 22nd: seeking volunteers to sell Memory Ribbons pins. Contact 012073833 or visit www.memoryribbon.ie to register.

THE SCIENCE OF GOLF AT ESKER HILLS welcomes Dr Ian Kenny, University of Limerick to explore the science & improve your game. Free event for all ages & ability, Tues 13 Nov, 8pm. Further info & booking at www.midlandsscience.ie

BALLINAMERE SPECIAL OLYMPIC COMMUNITY CLUB 80’s Night, Nov 3, 9pm in Fergies. €5 entry. All Welcome.

MARIAN MOVEMENT OF PRIEST’S, REGIONAL CENACLE Pastoral Centre, St. Mel's College, Longford.  Sun 28, 2-5pm, Contact: 0860405621/0861900640.

DÓCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE: Providing supportive care, factual information, holistic therapies, counselling and mindfulness, Mon-Thurs, 10am-2pm. or ph 057 9328268 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICES: Helpline 9351886 for info or to book an appointment.