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Parish of the Assumption

Area Code: 057 Tel: 93 21587 - 93 22415 Fax: 93 51510
www.tullamoreparish.ie 
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Divine Mercy Sunday ~ 28th April 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 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am & 1.00pm

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow:  Sunday 11.30am

Weekday Masses

Monday-Friday 7.45am & 10.00am; Saturday 10.00am

CONFESSIONS

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

GET IN TOUCH

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, 0579321587

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OUR STRUGGLE FOR FAITH

The challenge of faith experienced by Thomas is something that we can all encounter on life’s journey. Sadly, we never experienced the physical presence of Jesus in our lives as he did. He had accepted the hard and sad truth of Jesus’ death and had begun to move on in his life. We might also suggest in defence of Thomas that he was not so much a “doubter” as he was a realist. Indeed, his comment regarding his need to see and touch the wounds of Jesus, while some what crude, was merely seeking a proof similar to what the other disciples had already seen and experienced. If we can put ourselves into his shoes, we may begin to realise the astonishing and unbelievable miracle ofJesus’ resurrection. From this perspective, I suggest many of us are like Thomas and if we were in his position we too might seek further “proof” before believing in the resurrection.

We should find great comfort and strength in the response of Jesus to Thomas “…happy are those who have not seen and yet believe.” In a sense faith itself was Jesus’ parting gift to Thomas and to us through the spirit. Our faith is grounded in the Easter message- so let us remind ourselves to spend time in growing our faith by prayer, reflection and living the message of Easter.


THANK YOU

The Parish Team would like to thank everyone who helped with the Dawn Mass.  We especially thank O’Donoghues Bakery & Tullamore Meats who supplied breakfast, Flanagan Properties, Phil O’Reilly & Printplus.

Thank you also to An Gárda Síochana for their assistance during the “Walk of Witness” on Good Friday night.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

John 20:19-31

‘Peace be with you’ was the greeting of Jesus on meeting his frightened apostles. Who has come to you bringing peace at times when you were afraid? To whom have you been able to bring peace?

Thomas, doubting and questioning, is possibly a person with whom we can identify. What positive parts have doubting and questioning played in your life? How have such moments helped you to know that your life is worthwhile?How have questions and doubts strengthened your faith?

Note the way that Jesus dealt with Thomas. He did not give out because Thomas doubted. He accepted how Thomas felt, and led him along to see the truth of the resurrection. Who has been that kind of teacher for you, gently meeting you where you were and leading you to a deeper knowledge of some truth about life? For whom have you been that kind of teacher?

‘Blessed are they who have not seen and yet believed’. That requires great trust. Perhaps you have had the experience of being trusted without having to justify every step along the way. What was it like to be trusted in that way? Who have you been able to trust in a similar manner?

John Byrne OSA

Intercom April 2019


LETTER FROM TULLAMORE UNION OF PARISHES

Dear Friends, please accept our heartfelt thanks for your generous donation of €8413 to our appeal following the malicious damage to the windows in St Catherine’s Church.  We have been overwhelmed and humbled by the amazing generosity shown to us from all over the country.  We are conscious that we have also received anonymous donations and hope that our appreciation is generally known…….

..If you pass St Catherine’s Church, we hope you take pride that your donation means that it stands not just as a place of worship and a landmark in Tullamore, but as a tangible symbol of the goodness and generosity that the widespread community has shared with us.

With grateful thanks, yours sincerely,

Trudi Colton, Secretary to the Select Vestry


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates Sat 25th May & Sun 2nd Junein Tullamore. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 15th May.

To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm.There will be no June baptism in Durrow.


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 29      7.45  Laura Murtagh

              10.00  Peg Brazel & Family, Ballydaly

Tues 30     7.45  Noel Twomey

              10.00  Mary & Tom Geoghegan

Wed 1      10.00  Amy Hope Power

Thurs 2    10.00  Annie & Michael White & Andy Snr, Josephine & Andy Jnr Walsh, Pearse Park

Sat 4        10.00  Sean Larkin, Arden View

               6.30  Chrissie O’Brien, 1st Ann

                         Ann Gannon, 1st Ann

Sun 5         8.30  Ursula Hacker

              10.00  Josie Smyth, Rahan Rd

               11.30  Joseph O’Conor, Mon Mem

                         Maureen Bracken, 1st Ann

                 1.00  Nellie Scully, 1st Ann

Durrow Shared Mass Sun 5, 11.30:Joe Heffernan; John & Mary Murray & Family; Paddy & Pauline Kilroe & Bernadette Rickard; Jim & Nan Donoghue & Family & Murray Family; John, Jenny & James Donoghue & Family; Peter Fox & grandparents Michael & Brigid; Tom & Margaret Sullivan; P J Dwyer


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Eileen Keville, Emma Rice, Eileen Kelly & Annie Jo O’Brien.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Elija Eileen Smilingyte & Finn Patrick Corcoran who were baptised recently.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore Holy Thurs €990; Easter Sun €4600; Durrow €154 Dawn Mass €910; Envelopes €2500

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: Sat 10-11, 1-2pm, 2-3pm; Sun 4-5pm, 11-12 midnight or any hour? Ph: 0851162668.

HOLY HOUR FOR PREVENTION OF SUICIDE:  Thurs 2, Day Chapel, 6.30pm.  All are welcome.

1ST FRI/SAT DEVOTIONS TO THE UNITED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY Fri 3.  Mass 7pm Day Chapel, followed by Adoration in Parish Centre.  All are welcome.

ROSARY Mondays, 6.30pm, for the Protection of Life.

C.N.G PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Sat 4th May.  To book ph A Boland 0877914828.

ACCORD TULLAMORE: Facilitators wanted for Marriage Care Service.  Professional training provided.  Contact 0579341831 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  More information on www.accord.ie

FAMILY CARERS IRELAND:  Seeking Bags and shoes new/as good as new for upcoming “Bags n’ Heels” Fundraiser.  Donations to Beth Wogan, Carers’ Office, Market Sq, 

TULLAMORE GARDEN CLUB:  Outing to Belvedere Gardens Wed 1. Bus from Youth Centre, Harbour St, 2.30pm.Info from Eileen. 0871375125.Home 0579352312.

JACK & JILL CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION:  Coffee Morning10 May 11am.  Shop across from The Court Hotel. We are currently looking for volunteers to join our busy team.

BINGO Tullamore GAA Centre, Thurs, 8.30pm. Up to €4,500 in prizes weekly including €1,000 Jackpot. All welcome!

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

GROW:  Wed, 11am, Tullamore Library.  Lonely, isolated or suffering from stress,All welcome.  Ph 086 811 4135

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

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

BALLYCOMMON TTC: Details on courses from 0579353177 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

MAY MASSES & DEVOTIONS AT THE SHRINE AT OUR LADY OF CLONFERT CHURCH:  Daily Mass (Mon-Sat), 8pm; Mass 12noon Fri; Sun Mass 10am & 7pm. For full programme Parish Facebook Page Parish of Eyrecourt Meelick and Clonfert, or at Clonfertdiocese.ie or at Parish Office Eyrecourt (090)9675113.