19 May 2019

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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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Sunday ~ 5th May 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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DISCIPLESHIP – THE CHALLENGE AWAITS…

In today’s intriguing gospel story we see the apostles returning to their previous occupations. The hype and excitement of the Resurrection of Jesus is beginning to wane with the passage of time. Without the actual physical presence and guidance of Jesus to encourage and motivate them, they were struggling.  It was as if they needed constant “privileged movements” to remind them of Jesus.

Easter is now behind us and we too are beginning to drift back into our usual practices and routines. However, we mjust try not to lose sight of the event we have just celebrated and its importance and signifigance in our lives. The Resurrection is the basis of our belief and our salvation. If we are disciples of Jesus, if we are to proclaim His message, we must do so fearlessly. Jesus must be at the centre of our lives and our discipleship calls us to witness to our faith not only consistently but courageously. It is only by sharing in the suffering of Jesus that we also share in His glory.

“You believe because you can see me. Happy are those who have not seen me and yet believe”.


BANK HOLIDAY

Tomorrow, Monday 6th, is a Bank Holiday and there will only be one Mass at 10.00am.


VOCATIONS SUNDAY

Next Sunday, 12th May, is a day of prayer for vocations. A special collection will be taken up at all Masses for Vocations in the Diocese.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

John 21:1-19

The disciples spend a fruitless night, fishing and catchingnothing. Things change dramatically when Jesus appears and invites them to try again. Remember those who came to you and encouraged you to try again when you felt discouraged. Perhaps on some of these occasions the results were beyond your expectations.

The story can serve as a reminder that sometimes we are wasting our time if we try to work on our own without the Lord’s help. When have you found that your work or life was more fruitful when you acknowledged that you needed God’s help and you spoke to God about your need?

After his denials during the passion, Peter is given the chance to be fully reconciled with his Master. Remember those who have given you an opportunity for reconciliation after you had hurt them or let them down. What was it like for you to be given this chance? To whom have you offered the possibility of reconciliation?John Byrne OSA

Intercom May 2019


THE DEEP END • COME AND HAVE BREAKFAST

The theme of light and darkness in John’s Gospel is strong. In today’s reading, we hear that it was ‘just after daybreak’ when Jesus appeared to the disciples. The disciples had been fishing all night but caught nothing. Then, with the dawn, Jesus appears on the beach and gently suggests that they cast the nets on the other side of the boat. We are invited to reflect on resurrection here, moments where we were given a sense of new life, and with that, an abundance of gifts. Perhaps a friendship had broken down or we were dealing with a crisis. Like the disciples, we may have simply been going through the motions of day to day life, in the dark, without much enthusiasm. And then… daybreak. A gentle voice guided us, a friend or in a moment of prayer. In time, we realised that this was Jesus’ voice pointing us in the right direction, and once we allowed ourselves to be guided by Him, the ‘catch’ was huge.

The end of the passage sees Jesus asks Peter three times if he loves him. Peter is once again by a charcoal fire so this scene mirrors the three denials of Peter during the trial of Jesus. Peter becomes upset, and one can understand the regrets he must have. Yet here, Jesus is giving Peter the space to undo his denials. There is healing, new life. We can imagine Jesus’ question to Peter at the end of the passage being addressed to us: ‘Simon, son of John, do you love me?… Tend my sheep!’ Place yourself in this story throughout the week.

Jane Mellett, Intercom May 2109


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates Sat 25th May & Sun 2nd June in 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 6   10.00  Frances McCormack

Tues 7    7.45  Pat O’Sullivan, Moylena

            10.00  Kathleen Dunne, 97 O’Molloy St

Wed 8     7.45  Una Maye

           10.00  Annemarie Devlin, 1st Ann

Fri 10   10.00  Julie Hogan & Martin Family, O’Molloy St

Sat 11     6.30  Mick Martin, Mon Mem

                      Tim Somllen, 1st Ann

Sun 12    8.30  Michael & Kathleen Clooney & grandson Mark

           10.00  John Healy

            11.30  John Condron, 1st Ann

                       Patrick Bracken, Connolly Park, 1st Ann

              1.00  Barbara Cassidy, Mon Mem

Shared Mass Sat11, 10.00:Mannion & McMahon Families, Jimmy, Kathleen & Sandria Lynch, Paddy Mannion, Johnny Cunningham & Matthew & Rita Flanagan; John & Peg Deevy; Alice Murphy; Marcella McNamara, McHale & McNamara Families; Noel O’Connor & Paul & Mary Keogh; Tom Kearney; James Coyne; James & Elizabeth O’Connor & Roseann, Bridie, Dinny, Matthew, Mary, Theresa & Patrick Delaney, Phylis Lawlor, Maureen Cornally, Ber O’Sullivan; Willie Carroll; Joseph & Elizabeth Waters; Paddy Doheny; Jack, Isabella & Sean Drumm; Mickey Colsh; Edward, Johanna, John, Susan & Josie Keeney & Family; Annie & Thomas Finlay; Conor Ward; Michael & Mary Hayes; Baggott Family; John & Annie Connolly; Eileen Lewis; Evelyn Horan; Kathleen & Paddy Morgan; Ken & Clair Keegan, Pa, Jim, Pat & Mary Molloy; John, Rose & Joe Kelly; John & Ann Kearney & Family, Mary Doyle & May & Charlie Mallon; John, Maureen & Brendan Wrafter; Mary Healy; Vera-Ann Dunne; Molly & Joe Kelly; Annie & Michael White & Grimes Family; Jimmy Newman & Brown, Hill & Newman Families; Nellie Moran; Michael, Mary & Breege McKenna

Durrow Sun 12, 11.30am:  Mary Grennan, Mon Mem


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the family of Mary Graham.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Dylan Jack Wyer who wasbaptised recently.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €3156; Durrow €168; Envelopes €2555

Thank you for your continued support


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


COMMUNITY NOTICES

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Sat 10-11, 1-2pm, or any hour? Ph: 0851162668.

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

MIDLAND CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP:  Meeting, Parish Centre, Wed 8, 7.30pm sharp.  All welcome.

MIDLANDS LIVING LINKS:  Coffee morning, Tues 7, 10.30am, Parish Centre.

FRIENDS OF CHERNOBYL CHILDREN TULLAMORE: Thanks to all who contributed to the recent Churchgate Collection. 

CAKE SALE FOR TRÓCAIRE:  Thanks for support - €877 raised.

READY:  Dinner & Dance, Sun 12, 7.30pm, Maunsell’s, Church Rd.  All welcome.  To book ph 9341235.

IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOC:  Church gate collection next weekend, 11/12.  Please support.

INCLUSION IRELAND,Offaly Local Election (hustings) event, Tues14, 11-12:30,Darmagh Centre -  opportunity for people with disability & people from the community to meetOffaly candidates.  Spaces limited. PhPetria, 086-8373454.

JACK & JILL CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION:  Coffee MorningFri 10,11am.  Shop across from The Court Hotel. 

MARIAN MOVEMENT OF PRIESTS:  Regional  Cenacle, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Moate, Sat 11, 2.30pm with Adoration, Rosary, Cenacle of Prayer & Concluding with Mass.

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

LOST: House keys with 3 photos.  Finder pleaseph 9351897.