21 October 2019

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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

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 22nd Sept 2019

Fr. Joseph Gallaghar P.P
Rt Rev Sean Heaney CC VG
Fr Kevin Fleming SSC
Fr. Luke Ohiemi C.C.
Fr. Fergal Cummins 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.


JUSTICE AND FAIR PLAY

All of the readings in today’s liturgy point to issues of social justice and fair play. We live in a world infinitely more complex and sophiscated than that of the prophet Amos. However, the message is as relevant today as it was in his day. The inequitable sharing of the worlds’ resources and the corruption that can exist within society should be a matter of concern for us all as Christians. Similarly, St Paul tells us that as disciples of Christ we must make an honest contribution to the welfare of society.

We must support legimate authority and encourage those around us to work towards the creation of a just and fair society. St Luke in the gospel, openly highlights how open we can be to the materialism and wealth around us and see it as an end, rather than a means to an end. He encourages prudence and wise use of wealth with good purpose.

Another characteristic we need to cultivate is trust, which should be evident in our daily relationships as a Christian community. Finally, he reminds us that we cannot serve two masters and here maybe we might reflect on the words of Jesus, “blessed are the poor of spirit, blessed are those who are merciful, blessed are those who strive for justice”.


CONFIRMATION PREPARATION

There will be an information night for parents of children for Confirmation in 2019 in Tullamore Church on next Thursday, 26th:

Group 1 – Ballinamere, Scoil Mhuire, Scoil Bhríde, St Joseph’s & Parish School from 7.00-8.00pm.

Group 2 – Durrow, Scoil Eóin Phóil II Naofa, Gaelscoil Eiscir Ríada & St Philomena’s from 8.00-9.00pm.


PARISH SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION PROGRAMME

We are now registering children for our Sacramental Preparation Programme. Enrolment forms are available from the Parish Centre. An information evening for parents will take place in St Mary’s Parish Centre on Wednesday 25th at 7.30pm.


GROUPS USING THE CHURCH

All groups using the Church of the Assumption for special occasions or gatherings must book in with either the Parish Secretary or the Sacristan.


DURROW CEMETERY

Durrow Cemetery Committee thank all who contributed on the weekend of Durrow Cemetery Sunday. €4353 was collected. They also thank all those who help maintain the cemetery.


WHEN WHAT WE’VE LOST IS THE RUN OF OURSELVES: A PRAYER TO ST ANTHONY

We pray to St Anthony to find things that we’ve lost – keys, lottery tickets, mobile phones … the list is endless. Let us ask St Anthony to help us find our lost faith, our lost enthusiasm, our lost hope, the loss of innocence in children, the lost centrality of prayer, the lost respect for life, the lost graces we resist, our lost sense of the need of God, our lost opportunities to forgive and to receive forgiveness.

May St Anthony help us to recover our lost Fruits of the Holy Spirit: our lost love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, truthfulness, gentleness and self-control. May he help us also to find our lost Gifts of the Holy Spirit: our lost wisdom, understanding, courage, knowledge, right-judgement, wonder and awe in God’s presence.

Let us pray also for people who are missing. May God be with them and with their families in their unspeakable anguish.

We pray for families who have lost a child in infancy, through stillbirth or miscarriage. May they find peace.

May the intercession of St Anthony prevent us from losing the run of ourselves through the pretence, nonsense, illusion and shallow superficiality that offer empty promises of passing happiness.

Fr John Cullen Sacred Heart Parish, Roscommon


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Troubles are often the means God uses to fashion people into something better than they are.


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 19th & Sat 26th Oct & Sun 3rd Nov in Tullamore & Sun 10th Nov in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 16th Oct.

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 23    10.00  Joe O’Brien, Daingean Rd

Tues 24   10.00  Mary O’Brien, Castlebarna, Daingean

Wed 25    10.00  Mary Kate Mahon

Thurs 26  10.00  Paddy, Mary Kate, Tom, Micky & Cecilia Mahon

Fri 27      10.00  Gerry Keeley

Sat 28       6.30  Celine Conway, 69 Clontarf Rd, Mon Mem

Sun 29      8.30  Nan & Liam Hughes, Marian Place

              10.00  Michael & baby Patrick McDonald & Family, Ballycowen

             11.30  Ann McDonagh, Mon Mem

               1.00  Joe Moone, 1st Ann & wife Betty, 40 O’Molloy St

Shared Mass Sat 28, 10am:  Bernie & Maureen McGowan & Coughlan Family; Michael & Mary Ann Wyer & Family; Damien Goulding; William & Kathleen Lynam; O’Callaghan Families; Ann Pender; John, William & Margaret Boland& Pat & Helen Fitzpatrick; Marie Hughes; Peg & Peter Doyle; Sean McCarthy; John & Ellen Greene, Patrick O’Mahoney & Helen Hanly; Tess & Joe Walsh; Robert Nutt; Mary Ann & Patrick Daly & Family; Lauri McCabe; James & Mary Mahon & great grandson James.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Ann Smyth, Joan Conboy, Michael Corcoran, Brian Elliffe and James Hayes.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €3137; Durrow €147

Envelopes €2365

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: Sun 4-5am (urgent),or any hour?  Ph: 0851162668.

EXPERIENCE GENTLE DANCES/MOVEMENT FOR MEDITATION & WELLBEING, Thurs 26, 7.15-8.45pm, Parish Centre.  Donation €5 towards Parish Funds.

ROSARY SUNDAY PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Sun 6 Oct.Bus from Tullamore, 9.30am, returning 5.45pm.Ph PJ 0876386270.

NCBI BAG PACK, Tesco, Sat 28.  Can you give 2 hours of your time to help the blind or visually impaired?  Pleasecontact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 01-8307033

TULLAMORE GARDEN CLUB: Meet Wed 25, 8pm,Charleville Centre.Speaker, Mary Keenan, Gash Gardens.Contact Eileen 0871375125.

TULLAMORE BPW: Open meeting on 'Eye Health', Bridge House, Wed 25, 8pm. Speakers Mr. AymanSaeed, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon & Pat Costigan, Irish Guide Dogs.All welcome. Raffle to aid Irish Guide Dogs.Admission free.

READY:  Dinner & dance, Maunsells Church Rd, Sun 22, 7.30pm.  All welcome.  To book ph 9341235.

TULLAMORE TOASTMASTERS: At the invitation of Mullingar Toastmasters, next meeting,Greville Arms Hotel, Thurs 26, 8.30pm.  For more information go to our Facebook page 

TARA (Active Retirement Assoc): Holiday, Clonakilty Park Hotel, Cork, Sun 13 Oct, 5 nights, €345pps (single supplement).  Details from 0872146172/0579351295.

RSA “CHECK IT FITS”:Free checking of child car seats & restraints, Mon 23, Lambe Bros, Arden Rd, 10am-5.30pm.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL – helping people in need - ph 0579322072 or 0877557294.

QUEEN OF PEACE PRAYER MEETING: Mon, 8.30pm, Paul Galvins, Durrow.  All welcome.  Ph 0878375407.

A DAY IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY - “CALLING ALL FAMILIES” - Consecrate your Families to Our Lady,Sat 5 Oct, Knock Shrine, 3pm Pilgrimage Mass.Bus from Tullamore at 9.50am.  Contact Human Life International, Knock, 0949375993 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

ALPHA: Explore the meaning of life. Join us Thurs 7-30-9pm in Parish Centre.