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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

4th Sunday in Ordanary Time ~ 3rd February 2019

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) 6.30pm

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.


INSPIRED BY LOVE

The good news is that Jesus is inviting us to participate in his vision for life. Just like Jeremiah, Jesus calls us to stand up for the ways of God and to challenge the world’s selfishness and blindness. His preferential option for us is to care for the poor and the marginalised, those who have little or no status in society.

Jesus’ reference to the prophets Elijah and Elisha shows us that God’s love and mercy are to be found wherever there is a need and the faith to receive it.

Paul extends his theme of the nature of the body of Christ by both emphasising and de-emphasising the variety of the role. No gift for ministry has any value unless the motivation is based on love. His hymn to true love is an awe-inspiring challenge to those who claim to be followers of Christ. Having “the gift of prophecy” and living the call of Jesus will achieve nothing if it is not inspired by love.


PARISH ENVELOPE BOXES

The Parish envelope boxes are now being distributed. If you do not receive your envelopes or are new to the parish and would like to contribute, please contact the Sacristy or the Parish Centre.  

We thank parishioners for their continued contribution towards the upkeep of the Parish.


DO THIS IN MEMORY

Preparing for First Holy Communion

Our continuing preparation for First Holy Communion will take place at Masses next weekend, Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th:

6.30pm      St Joseph’s NS

10.00am     Ballinamere NS, Gaelscoil Eiscir Ríada

11.30am     Scoil Bhríde, Scoil Mhuire, Parish School

Durrow 11.30am - Durrow NS


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS

Luke 4:21-30

The people of Nazareth could not accept that this local boy had something to teach them.  Fixed ideas about people can at times block us from hearing what is being said. What a difference when we rop our prejudices! Perhaps you have experienced hearing an important truth when you focussed on what was being said, rather than on the person saying it?

The anger of the people arose when Jesus confronted them with God’s inclusive ways.  For them God was ‘their God; and Bod’s blessings were for them. Jesus reminded them that this is not God’s way.  When hae you been challeged to think in new ways and not to be excluding some people from your thoughts or concerns?  Was there good news for you in the challenge.

Jesus continued his work despite the opposition.  Have there been times when despite opposition you have been able to ‘walk through the people’ and ‘continue on your way’?  Have you seen this courage in others?

John Byrne osa, Intercom February 2019


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Hatred paralyses life;

love releases it.

Hatred confuses life;

love harmonises it.

Hatred darkens life;

love illuminates it.

- Martin Luther King


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 23rd Feb, Sun 3rd & Sat 16th Mar in Tullamore & Sun 10th Mar in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 20th Feb.

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 4     7.45  Alo & Maura O’Brennan

           10.00  Luke Kavanagh

Tues 5    7.45  John Lonergan, Kildangan

           10.00  Frank & Mary Clarke, Clontarf Rd

Wed 6     7.45  Molly & Annie Hannigan

Thurs 7 10.00  Margaret ‘Peg’ Kinahan

Fri 8     10.00  Thomas, Bridget & Michael McLoughlin

Sat 9      6.30  Chris Cuskelly, Mon Mem

Sun 10    8.30  John Joe Gorman, Cappincur

            10.00  Patrick Fleming

           11.30  Mary Flynn, 1 Spollenstown, 1st Ann

Shared Mass Sat 9, 10am: Elizabeth McMahon; Pat & Ann Guckian & Hogan Family; Denis Mahon; John & Christina Grennan; Sean Horan & Family & Lynam Family; Michael & Mary Galvin; Phil Madden; John Dowling & Carey Family; Christopher & Elizabeth O’Connor & Family; Gerry & Nancy O’Connor; Joseph & Elizabeth Gorman & Family; Michael &Pauline Gorman; Johnny Feery; John, Margaret & Gabriel Dooner; Ignatius Keegan & Joe Maher; Margaret & Michael Forrestal; Victor & Mary Hogan; Thomas O’Toole; Nellie & Colm Grennan; Muriel Flanagan; Mary Brigid & Denis Dwane; Pat, John & Bob Gorman & Phylis Moran; Becky Colsh & Gerry Quinn; James, Ann, Christy, Margaret & Ann Jnr Ryan; Linda Kinahan, Johnny & Bridie Wyer; James & Mary Kidney; Christy Martin & Family; Spollen Family; Tom & Mary Hassey & Ian Parnell; Andrew Lowbridge; Jacqueline & Michael Snr Graham & Hogan Family; Joseph & Bridget Cronly & Family; Philip Hyland; Kathleen Guina; Ollie Cleary; Michael, Bernadette & Joseph Kelly; Anthony & Chris Burke; Kathleen Brophy.

Durrow Sun 10, 11.30am:  Martin Igoe, Mon Mem


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the family of Marie Garry.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s Family Ben Patrick Dunne & Milly Tara McGovern who were baptised recently.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €3242; Durrow €309; Envelopes €2690

Thank you for your continued support


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


COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

MEDJUGORJE JULY 2019 – PARISH PILGRIMAGE: 23rd July for 7 nights.  Half board €719pps. Ph Pat Kidney 0863192399, PJ Smyth 0868796190, Luke McNamee 0879113118.

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you sit an hour with the Lord: Thurs 5-6pm; Fri 4-5pm, Sun 9-10pm, or any hour? Ph: 0851162668.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY:  Parishioners in need of helpcan contact us by phone, 0579322072 or 0877557294. 

SECULAR FRANCISCANS:  Meeting Tues 5, 7pm, Mercy Convent.  New members welcome.

STOMA SUPPORT GROUP:  Meeting,Tues 12, 6.30-8.30pm,DóchasOffaly Cancer Support Group Centre.  Ph Anne 086 3074846.  All are welcome.

SOSAD – free confidential counselling service – depression, suicide.Ph 0579346704; email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICES:  Helpline 9351886 for information or to make an appointment.

SEXUAL ABUSE & RAPE CRISIS CENTRE:  Confidential Counselling Service, Helpline 1800323232.

AA:  Offaly House, Offaly St, Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat 8.15pm; Tues, Wed, Fri 1pm; Sun 12noon.

ENHANCING EQUALITY OFFALY (EEO) – group comprised of people with disabilities & reps from disability organisations:  Launch 18 Feb, Court Hotel, 9.30am-1pm.  Details from offalyldc.ie, Caroline 0876028801, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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