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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 ~ 12th 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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“ETERNAL HIS MERCIFUL LOVE…” Ps 99

In today’s Gospel Jesus says, “My sheep listen to my voice”. That implies that we have kept Him company frequently enough to recognise it, listen to it and then follow Him. By nature selfish, genuine love is not easy for us. Unless we stay close to the Good Shepherd, we might easily follow the many voices of our own illusions and desires.

Mary of Magdela is interesting in this regard. She, who followed Him right to the foot of the Cross, recognised His voice immediately, despite His total disguise. In joy she wanted to cling to Him, but He told her instead to “go…tell…!”

If we stay close to the Good Shepherd, “the Lamb upon the throne” of the second reading, we too will be filled with joy and the Holy Spirit, as were Paul and Barnabas. This was despite the fact that they were unsuccessful in that part of their mission. Indeed when Mary of Magdala did “go and tell”, they did not believe her either!  When we are close to the Good Shepherd neither success or failure will take away His joy from us, nor the gift of the Holy Spirit.


VOCATIONS SUNDAY

Today the Church throughout the world prays for vocations. Will you make a special effort to ask the Lord for more vocations to the priesthood and religious life?

Pray for the Priests who have ministered to you throughout your life, both living and dead. Keep your parish priests in your prayers throughout the week. Encourage your children, grandchildren, or other young people to consider a vocation as a priest or religious brother or sister. Pray the Rosary for more young people in our Diocese to respond to God’s call.

There will be a collection taken up today for Vocations in the Diocese.


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Congratulations to the children from Scoil Bhríde who received the Eucharist for the first time last Sunday. We wish God’s blessing on them, their families, friends and teachers and all who helped them on their faith journey to this special time.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

John 10:27-30

Jesus tells us that we can rely on his relationship with us. Think of the relationships you have in which you feel safe and secure because there is mutual understanding and the relationship has stood the test of time.

Jesus says that the disciple is one who listens. What is your experience of listening to the word of God in the Scriptures? To what other voices have you listened, and in that way found guidance?

The faithful disciple is also one who follows the path of love that Jesus preached and practiced. Although it may be difficult at times, it is in following Jesus’ path that we find life. Where have you had the experience of listening, responding, loving, and finding life?

John Byrne OSA

Intercom May 2019


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 13       7.45  Our Lady’s Mass

                10.00  Alfie Quinn, Marian Place

Tues 14      7.45  Michael & Nora Hughes, O’Moore St

               10.00  Caitríona Byrne

Wed 15     10.00  Martin Foy, Arden View

Thurs 16   10.00  Violet & Con Cashell

Fri 17       10.00  Alo Multaney

Sat 18       10.00  John Dunne, Rahan Rd

                 6.30  Eileen Keville, Whitehall, Mon Mem

Sun 19        8.30  Thomas & Mary Donohoe

               10.00  John Brady, Margaret & Patrick Dunne

Durrow Sun 19, 11.30am:  Annemarie Buggy, 1st Ann


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Sr de Lourdes Gilsenan & Elizabeth (Betsy) Sheils.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Ainle Patrick O’Connor, Daniel Martin O’Neill, Sonny Michael Joyce Barrett, Gerard Patrick McDonagh, Donnacha Fran Allen, Jack William Flaherty, Isla Mae Scully, Hayleigh Grace Guilfoyle, & Róise Grace Lowry who were baptised recently.


PARISH COLLECTIONS 

Tullamore €3564; Durrow €324; Envelopes €2664

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:  Can you sit for an hour with the Lord, Sat 10-11, 1-2pm; Tues 1-2pm, or any hour? Ph: 0851162668.

LEGION OF MARY:  Rosary, AlfieLambe’s House, Arden Rd, Mon 13, 8.15pm.  All are welcome.

ST PADRÉ PIO MASS Tues 14, 7.30pm, Church of the Assumption.  All are welcome.

OFFALY BRANCH IRISH KIDNEY ASSOC:  Monthly meeting, Thurs 16, Court Hotel, 8pm sharp.  Bring a friend.  Refreshments served.  For info ph Leona 0878807486.

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

ROSARY for the protection of life Mon, 6.30pm.

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.

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

CLONMACNOIS PRAYER VIGIL Fri 17.Mass 9pm. Adoration and Prayers until 2.10am. All welcome. Ph 085-7746763.

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

GROW:  Wed, 11am, Tullamore Library.  If you are lonely, isolated or suffering from stress why not come and learn a practical psychology of mental health. All welcome. Contact Assumpta 086 811 4135

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Drop In Centre, Offaly St, Mon to Thurs, 10am-2pm.  Phone 9328268.

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.

AWARE:  Support & self-care group for those have depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder or mood related condition. Meet Mon, 7.30pm, Riada House.

MIDLAND LIVING LINKS (Supporting the suicide bereaved). Ph 0861600641.

FREE TEEN CAMP: Birr rugby club, July. Ph Marie 087 4154983 after 3pm. Also host families required in July/Aug for French students on homestay programme. Call or text same no.

KNOCK SHRINE SOCIETY seek new members to join “Our Lady’s Volunteers” to assist prilgrims. Anyone 18+, willing to share their time, ph 0876891422 or 0879215042; or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it