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

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 29th 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.


RICH MAN, POOR MAN

Today’s Gospel presents us with contrast. On one hand we have a person of wealth and privilege, and on the other there is Lazarus, a poor dejected beggar, hungry and ignored. It is a “rich man, poor man” scenario. 

However, in today’s world there are similar contrasts. There are the healthy, able-bodied, intelligent people—people of privilege, and in contrast there are people who have serious chronic illnesses, physical and intellectual disabilities. There are people who have good secure employment, who have homes, and a sense of belonging in a place. There are others who have no work, no homes, who are immigrants and who may never get to feel that they belong here. 

What is this parable about? Perhaps we might consider that Lazarus represents more than the financially poor in the society and that the rich man is nameless because he represents you and me. What are we doing to ease the burden of those who are poor, sick, disabled, in flight from their countries, on the margins of our society? Are we ignoring them as the rich man ignored Lazarus? Are we prejudiced against them? 

The lesson of the parable might be that we should recognise the present-day replicas of Lazarus in our society, and love them as our neighbours, as much as we love ourselves.   


PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

The Adoration Committee wish to thank all who attended, participated in any way and those who were unable to attend but were with us in spirit, our recent celebratory Mass of Thanksgiving, for 25years of Perpetual Eucharistic Adorationin the Hospital Chapel.  

You made this a most memorable occasion! Our sincere gratitude to all Adorers who have made and make this ministry possible, for the past 25 years. Your support is eternally appreciated. May your rewards be great!  Log onto www.tullamoreparish.ie  


WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES SUNDAY 29TH

As we celebrate the 105th World Day of Migrants and Refugeeson 29 September 2019, our firstthoughts and prayers are with our migrant brothers and sisters who live here among us in Ireland,in our dioceses, our parishes and most especially those in direct provision centres in our country. Inhis message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2019, Pope Francis invites us to discern ouroutlook and actions with regard to this most important topic as:

…the presence of migrants and refugees – and of vulnerable people in general – is an invitationto recover some of those essential dimensions of our Christian existence and our humanitythat risk being overlooked in a prosperous society. That is why it is not just about migrants.When we show concern for them, we also show concern for ourselves, for everyone; in takingcare of them, we all grow; in listening to them, we also give voice to a part of ourselves thatwe may keep hidden because it is not well regarded nowadays.

- Bishop Denis Brennan, Chair of the Council for Immigrants of the Irish Bishop’s Conference.


IRISH BLESSING FOR THOSE WHO ARE FORCED TO LEAVE HOME

The love and affection of the angels be to you,

The love and affection of the saints be to you,

The love and affection of heaven be to you,

To guard and to cherish you.

May God shield you on every step,

May he aid you on every path,

And may he hold you safe on every slope,

On every hill and on every plain;

On earth and on sea until it is safe to go home again


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

You only have one life, and if it is not going in the direction you want it to, now is the time to make changes. 

Joyce Meyer


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 30   10.00  baby Katie Leigh

Tues 1      7.45  John & Kevin O’Brien

              10.00  Christy Farrington & Farrington Family

Wed 2       7.45  Geraldine Touhey, nee Loonam

              10.00  Mary White, 15 Convent View

Thurs 3   10.00  Nellie Colbert, Rahan Rd

Sat 5       10.00  Patrick & Marcella Horan, Arden Rd

               6.30  Declan Bray, 1st Ann

Sun 6        8.30  Kathleen Plunkett

             10.00  Joe Pyke & Family, Moylena

             11.30  Kathleen Boland, 1st Ann & Andrew Boland

Durrow Sun 6, 11.30am:John, Ellen & Elizabeth Sullivan; Tony Johnston; JJ, James, Mary & Sr Brigid Healion; Maureen & Tom Wrafter; Donal Hegarty; Paddy Lynam.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Andy Hoctor, Johnny Spollen, Sarah Wilson & Jim Lambe.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Mia Lily Gallagher, Gabriella Finlay, Abbie Louise Nevin Gallagher & Ava-Lee Walsh who were baptised recently.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €3286; Durrow €358

Envelopes €2125

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.

UNITED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY:  1st Fri Devotions, Fri 4.   Mass, 7pm, Day Chapel, followed by Adoration & prayers in the Parish Centre.   All welcome.

SECULAR FRANCISCANS:  Meeting Tues 1, 7pm, Mercy Convent.  New members welcome.

FÁILTE ISTEACH – ENGLISH SPEAKING CLASSES resume Mon 7.  Ph Ambrose, 0860537660 for details ®istration .

MIDLANDS LIVING LINKS:  Coffee morning, Tues 1, 10.30am, St Mary’s Parish Centre.

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

ROSARY FOR OCTOBER:  Mondays, 7.30pm, Kathleen & Pat Cahill's, Adams Villas.  All welcome.

“HOLY FACE” IN REPARATION, Wednesdays, 7.30pm, Parish Centre.  All welcome.

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE IN THE COMMUNITY (RJC): Volunteers needed to work adults referred from the District Court, to look at how they can make amends for the offence(s) and avoid future offending.  Ph: 085 8812030 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or www.rjc.ie

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT PARENTS FIRST:  Parents/grandparents wanted to pass on valuable knowledge and experience in bringing up children.  Ph 057 9322996.

TULLAMORE MEALS ON WHEELS:  AGM Monday, 7 Oct, Hugh Lynch’s, Kilbride Street, 8 pm.  All drivers and helpers, past and present, are invited.

HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING:  Thanks to all who supported coffee morning last week in the Parish Centre.  €620 collected.

STOMA SUPPORT GROUP:  Meeting, Tues 8, 6.30-8.30pm, DóchasOffaly Cancer Support Group Centre. Contact Anne,086 3074846.All are welcome.

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

CUPS AGAINST BREAST CANCER:  Coffee morning, Aspen Counselling Centre, 23E Axis Business Park, Fri 11, 9-11am.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR: Ballykilmurray Community Centre, Sun 17 Nov, 11am-4pm.   Bookings now being taken, tables €25.  Ph Molly 0872914302, Rose 0872373554.   Proceeds to Ballykilmurray Community Centre and “Power4Good”.

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

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.Ph 0949375993 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it