17 June 2019

alt

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

Feast of the Holy Family - 30th December 2018

Fr. Joseph Gallaghar P.P
Rt Rev Sean Heaney CC VG
Fr. Shane Crombie C.C.
Fr. Kevin Fleming SSC
Fr. Luke Ohiemi  C.C.
Sr. Genny Hassey
Sr. Margaret Burke    

 MASS TIMES

Weekend Masses

Church of the Assumption:  Saturday (Vigil) 6.30 pm

Sunday 8.30 am, 10.00 am, 11.30 am & 1.00 pm

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow:  Sunday 11.30 am

Holy Days

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

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow: Vigil 8.00 pm

Weekday Masses

Monday-Friday 7.45 am & 10.00 am

Saturday 10.00 am

First Friday 7.45 am & 10.00 am

CONFESSIONS

Saturday:  12 noon-1.00 pm, 3.00-4.00 pm

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, 9.30 am-1 pm; 1.30-5 pm to book weddings, baptisms, certs, etc;  

Reception service 5-9 pm.

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 9.30 am-1.00 pm; Wednesday & Thursday 6.00-8.00 pm.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS

Luke 2:41-52

Luke’s skill as a storyteller comes through in the details of the story in a way that many people can identify with: the loss of a child, the frantic search, the seemingly offhand speech of the teenager. Let the drama of the story speak to you. Where do you find good news in it?

In Luke’s Gospel this story serves to give a glimpse of the future greatness of Jesus, the teacher of his people. Sometimes we can look back over our own life, or the lives of others, and with hindsight can see in childhood or teenage years a glimpse of gifts and talents that were later to blossom. Where have you seen this?

‘Did you not know that I must be about my Father’s business?’ This seemingly insensitive reply by Jesus to Mary serves to highlight that in his life the mission given him by God would take precedence over family ties, painful though this would be. Perhaps you have known situations in your own life where there was pain for family members as you followed your own destiny? Where in the midst of the pain was the good news?

John Byrne osa, Intercom December 2018


MASSES FOR NEXT WEEK

Monday 31st & Tuesday 1st 10.00am only.

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 7.45am & 1.00am.


CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE 
THANKS

The parish wishes to thank everyone who participated in & supported our Carol Service earlier in December. The amount raised was €6100 which will go directly towards the continued reduction of our parish debt.


POPE FRANCIS – NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS

These are the ten things that Pope Francis called upon Vatican employees to do:

1. “Take care of your spiritual life, your relationship with God, because this is the backbone of everything we do and everything we are.”

2. “Take care of your family life, giving your children and loved ones not just money, but most of all your time, attention and love.” 

3. “Take care of your relationships with others, transforming your faith into life and your words into good works, especially on behalf of the needy.” 

4. “Be careful how you speak, purify your tongue of offensive words, vulgarity and worldly decadence.” 

5. “Heal wounds of the heart with the oil of forgiveness, forgiving those who have hurt us and medicating the wounds we have caused others.” 

6. “Look after your work, doing it with enthusiasm, humility, competence, passion and with a spirit that knows how to thank the Lord.” 

7. “Be careful of envy, lust, hatred and negative feelings that devour our interior peace and transform us into destroyed and destructive people.” 

8. “Watch out for anger that can lead to vengeance; for laziness that leads to existential euthanasia; for pointing the finger at others, which leads to pride; & for complaining continually, which leads to 

      desperation.” 

9. “Take care of brothers and sisters who are weaker … the elderly, the sick, the hungry, the homeless and strangers, because we will be judged on this.”

10. “Making sure your Christmas is about Jesus and not about shopping.”

It’s a good list: it’s clearly rooted in Catholic teachings, but presented in a way that anyone can embrace. Perhaps we can find on this list at least one or two resolutions that speak to areas in which we

really need to grow.

Hope this helps, and happy New Year!


WHEN JESUS WAS SMALL 

In primary school we used to sing a song about Jesus’ childhood. I don’t recall the exact words, but the chorus went something like this:

Jesus was a happy child

When he was small like me

He used to laugh and run around

And sometimes climb a tree

Running here, running there

Having fun like you and me.

There was a verse about his mother bringing him to school on his first day. The aim was clearly to remind us that Jesus was a real child who did all the things that other children do. In theological terms, it 

impressed on our young minds the humanity of Jesus, even as we heard the stories of the healings and miracles that expressed his divinity.

 This hymn came to mind as I reflected on today’s Gospel. The story of the finding in the Temple is the only one we have from Jesus’ childhood, so it takes on greater significance. It is both an ordinary and 

extraordinary family story, highlighting a typical family incident while also setting the scene for Jesus’ future mission. What parent hasn’t felt the panic of discovering their child is missing, and then been

overcome with relief when they were found? But the story ends with the realisation that Jesus is far from ordinary. His parents don’t understand his cryptic reference to ‘my Father’s affairs’, but Mary

stores up ‘all these things’ in her heart, accepting the mysterious workings of God.

We are left, with Mary and Joseph, to ponder who this child really is.

- Tríona Doherty, Intercom December 2018 


 TULLAMORE PARISH SUPPORT SERVICES

Thank you to all who supported and helped with our recent church gate collection.  The amount raised was €1545.  This will go towards the cost of running a listening service for bereavement in the parish.                                                                                                      


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
The next available Baptism dates are Sat 17th, Sat 26th Jan & Sun 3rd Feb  in Tullamore & Sun 11th Feb in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 16th Jan. 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. 


MASS INTENTIONS

Mon 31      10.00  Kathleen Cassidy

Wed 2 10.00  James Wyer, Ballykeenan

Thurs 3     10.00  Lar & Mary Byrne & Family, O’Brien St

Sat 5 10.00  Emer Champ Bracken

                6.30  Teresa Ann Lowbridge, 1st Ann

                        Trevor Cobbe, 1st Ann

Sun 6        8.30  Jimmy, Nan, Fergus & Ivor Carter

               10.00  David, Patricia & Joseph Doheny

               11.30  Mary Quinn nee Davis, Mon Mem & her husband John Vivian

                         Vincent Wynter, 1st Ann

               1.00  Mary Hennessy, Mon Mem

Durrow Sun 6th  Laurence & Mary Keegan, Laurence & Elizabeth Keegan; Michael, Rose & Eugene Walsh; Vera & baby Arthur Waters, Ger Roe; Michael, John & Mary Costello & Thomas & Mary Delaney; Ciss 

Clavin & son Bernard; Matt & Una Grennan & John Molloy. 


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Jane Williams

 


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s Family Patrick Charles Ward, Jozef Puska, Natalia Grundzova, Alexandra Gaziova, Marck Grundza, Amalia Puskova & Daniel Puska who were baptised recently.


PARISH ENVELOPE COLLECTION We are in the process of updating our lists for the issuing of the weekly parish envelope collection boxes.  We will be issuing the list we have used in previous years and if you have any corrections, additions or cancellations, please contact the parish office.  Many thanks for your support of this collection and every contribution makes a difference and is appreciated.   


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


 

WISHING ALL OF OUR PARISHIONERS A VERY HAPPY & PEACEFUL NEW YEAR