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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

St Patrick's Day ~ 17th March 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 (see changes for Lent)

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.


ST PATRICK’S DAY

Happy St Patrick’s Day! – a day when we remember the roots of the Christian faith in Ireland. There is no doubt that to be a Christian in Ireland today is difficult. Often it is easier to hide our faith, to avoid ridicule, arguments and debates which can wear us down. However, today we should take example and energy from St Patrick. His story was not a walk in the park either. We celebrate our Christian identity today and celebrate the Gospel message that a courageous Patrick brought to us, a message that was preserved and passed on; a message that is very relevant to today’s world and which continues to nourish and sustain us.

Take heart from the parable of the Mustard Seed in the Gospel today. The mustard seed plant is sometimes wild and out of control. Author and activist, Shane Claiborne, compares it to kudzu, a wild vine that could blanket entire mountain areas, smother trees, even crack stone buildings and footpaths. The shrub was banned in certain areas of Palestine because of how it could completely take over gardens. When we are struggling with being a Christian in modern Ireland, feeling excluded in a world that wants to forget God, we can take courage from the parable of the mustard seed. It grew in places where it was not wanted. You might recall the people in your own life who nourished your faith and who guided you along your spiritual path.

‘I arise today, through God’s strength to pilot me, God’s might to uphold me, God’s wisdom to guide me, God’s eye to look before me, God’s ear to hear me, God’s word to speak for me, God’s hand to guard me, God’s shield to protect me.’ (St Patrick’s Breastplate) - Jane Mellett, Intercom March 2019

Beannachtaí na Feile Phádraig oraibh go léir


BANK HOLIDAY MASSES

Mass times for Bank Holiday Monday are 10.00am & 7.30pm.  There is no 7.30am Mass.


LENT 2019

Weekday Masses:  7.30am, 10.00am & 7.30pm.

Evening Prayer for Lent continues every Sunday at 5.30pm in the Church of the Assumption.  All are welcome.

Talks on Reading of Bible Tuesdays, 10.30am, Parish Centre

Stations of the Cross before 10.00am Mass, Monday-Friday.

Confessions Saturday 12.00-1.00pm and 3.00-4.00pm.


FOOTPRINTS THROUGH LENT - A Journey of hope to Easter

This week’s speaker in our Lenten series on suicide prevention and mental health is Rev William Hayes. Rev. Willam has been pastor of Tullamore Presbyterian Church since 2005. He will speak about the challenges we all face to our mental health and well being. As a person of deep faith, Rev. William will remind us that we are never alone in our struggles; we have the unfailing help of Christ. Friday 7.30pm Mass.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGHTHE LENS OF THE APOSTLES

The owner of the field who allowed the wheat and the darnel to grow together is a reminder to us to be patient with ourselves and with others when we see that everything is not right. Sometimes a preoccupation with the negative (the darnel) can blind us to seeing the positive in our own lives and in the lives of others. When have you found that a willingness to live with the messiness of the present created the conditions for future growth?

Have you ever found that it was through accepting the darnel that you learned important lessons for life, e.g., learning by making mistakes, or asking stupid questions, or taking foolish risks?

The parable of the mustard seed is a reminder that seemingly insignificant things can have very positive results. Have you ever been surprised by the benefit to yourself or others of a kind gesture, a small initiative, a word of encouragement or a smile?

John Byrne osa, Intercom March 2019


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates Sat 23rd Mar & Sun 7th Aprin Tullamore & Sun 14th Apr in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 20thMar.

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 18    10.00  Jimmy Dunne & Maher Family

            7.30pm  Noel Connolly

Tues 19     7.30  Josephine Martin

              10.00  Brigid & James Lovett & Margaret Gannon

           7.30pm  Mossie Mahon & Parents

Wed 20    10.00  Paddy, Ellen, Arthur, Seamus & baby Ellen McDonagh

            7.30pm  Mark McLoughlin

Thurs 21  10.00  Angela Bohane

             7.30pm  Nancy McDonagh

Fri 22       10.00  Kathleen, Michael, Carmel & Gerard Connolly, Patrick St

             7.30pm  Norman Conway

Sat 23       10.00  Margaret Flaherty

                 6.30  Richard ‘Dick’ O’Connell, Clara Rd, Mon Mem

Sun 24        8.30  Dan, Maureen, Kay & Rosaleen Cleary & Family

                10.00  Richard Buckley, Ballycowen

                11.30  Seamus Daly, Mon Mem


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Kathleen McCarthy, Kathleen Spollen & Petras Jurkus.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s Family Priya Marie Leavy who was baptised recently. 


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €3239; Durrow €162; Envelopes €3205

Thank you for your continued support


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


 COMMUNITY NOTICES

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: urgent Sat 9-10am, 1-2pm, 2-3pm, or any hour? Ph: 0851162668.

ROSARY FOR PROTECTION OF LIFE Mondays 7pm, Day Chapel.

COFFEE MORNING FOR COELIACS Sat 23, 10.45am, Bridge Centre Cafe. Tel: 087-2563439.

TULLAMORE BEAVER SCOUTS:  Children 6-8yrs, meet Sat, 11-12noon, Scouts Den.  Adults to join as leaders also welcome.  For more information ph Marie 0851275898.

I.K.A (Offaly Branch):  SUPPORT meeting,Tullamore Court Hotel, Thurs 21,8pm sharp. Everyone welcome, bring a friend. Refreshments served.

WORKSHOP – NO POVERTY Mon 25, 7pm - 9pm,Marys Youth and Community Centre.Limited places available. Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further details.

READING & WRITING SESSIONS provided by LOETB, 1 to 1. Free of charge.PhMarina at 057 93 49424.

FAMILY CARERS IRELAND: Market Sq, 05793 22920, supporting Laois&Offaly

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR continuesWed, 8pm,Day Chapel All welcome.

SHS READING PROGRAMME FUNDRAISER, Bridge House, Thurs Apr 4, 7pm, with Eleanor Shanley & band Garadice, SHS & Colaiste Choilm Groups. Tickets €10 from Bridge Hse and SHS. 

FREE COMPUTER TRAINING FOR FARMERS, Library, Thursdays 5.30-7.30pm.Booking at Irish Rural Link 090 6482744.

MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 9-14 September 2019. Tel 01-6359300. email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

BALLYCOMMON TTC providing free and low cost courses.  Details from 0579353177 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  Lotto nos 11/3 2,24,26,28,3 bonus 3. 

MEATH DIOCESAN PIONEERS NOVENA TO VENERABLE MATT TALBOT,Cathedral of Christ the King Mullingar, Fri 22, 7.30pm. Refreshments served afterwards.

TULLAMORE PHOENIX MARKET - supporting local charities - Sat 10am-3pm, Kilcruttin, beside Food Market. Ph 0879050910

SHALOM RETREAT: Céilí Community, Kilbeggan, Fri 29, 10am to Sun 31, 4pm.  PhShobin Jose 0872484145 or Annie Joseph 0863010681.  Register at   www.shalommedia.org/retreat.

“HANDS FOR LIFE PROGRAMME”: Free CPR Training programme.  If interested text name & no to 0876344725.