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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

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 17th Nov 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.


TRUST ME

The More we remind ourselves of the love Jesus has lavished on us and what it cost Him, the more we will learn to trust Him.

It is a gradual process, this learning “to learn not on our own understanding, but to trust in the Lord”. 

We find it very difficult to relinquish our own “infallible opinions” about pretty well everything.  However, with the help, of the Holy Spirit and patience, we can improve day by day.  Then we will be better able to hear what He tells us in times of trouble.

Jesus points out an important point for us as Christians: endurance with trust gives us an opportunity to witness Him and His providential care.  He himself will give us what we say and do and also enable us to endure.  In fact He will do everything if we trust Him. 

“Commit your ways to the Lord, trust Him and he will act”.  It is precisely to help us do this in whatever is asked of us that Jesus has sent the Holy Spirit into our hearts – the Spirit of strength, comfort, endurance, peace and joy.

Lord, help us when times are difficult or dangerous to trust in your Word that “not a hair of our head will be lost.  Your endurance will win you your lives”. 


CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE

Our annual Christmas Carol Service, featuring Parish and School choirs, will take place on Sunday 1st December at 7.00pm in The Church of the Assumption.  

Admission is €10 with U-14s free. Tickets are available from the Parish Centre. 


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

Luke presents Jesus as a prophet, capable of reading the signs of the times, and one who offered wise and insightful advice on how to cope with difficult times.

Who are the people you see who act like this in the troubled times we live in today?  Maybe you yourself have been a calming influence in the face of turmoil within your family, parish, church, workplace or elsewhere.  Can you claim that gift and give thanks for being such a person?

Jesus alerts his listeners to the transitory nature of human grandeur and splendor.  How have you been reminded of this truth?  What lessons has this given you about life?

In any walk of life, troubles will come.  Jesus encourages his listeners to stand firm in such circumstances, telling them: “your endurance will win you your lives”.  When you are in the midst of inner turmoil and/or outer trouble or opposition, what has given you the strength and ability to endure?


MASS FOR PARENTS WHO HAVE LOST A CHILD

On Tuesday 19th November at 7.30pm In the Church of the Assumption, we will support and pray for parents who have lost a child.

At this Mass we will pray for all parents, family members and friends who have had to cope with the tragic and untimely death of their infant, child, teenager or adult son or daughter.

We will remember with love and celebrate the lives of babies who have died before or around the time of birth.   We also welcome parents who have undergone the trauma of abortion.

All are most welcome.  


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

The greatest gift you can give someone is your time, your attention, your love and your concern.


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 23rd Nov & Sun  1st  Dec in Tullamore & Sun 8th Dec in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 20th Nov.

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 18  7.45  Margaret, Charlie & Conor Lalor

            10.00  Charlie, Mary & Brigid Ann Kavanagh

Tue 19  7.45   McCormack Family

10.00  Michael & Margaret Martin & Family, Clara Rd

Wed 20  7.45  Sean Forrestal, Charleville Rd

10.00  John, Margaret & Mary Jo O’Reilly

Thu 21  7.45  Our Lady’s Mass

10.00  Teresa Kenny & Family

Fri 22  7.45  Pat Carr

10.00  Patsy Hughes, Clonminch

Sat 23 10.00  Eileen Smollen

  6.30  Shannon Coyne, 1st Ann

Sun 24  8.30  Frances Hayes

11.30  Peadar Devine, 1st Ann

 1.00  Baby Theo John Keegan, Mon Mem


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the family of Mary Coleman nee Wynne.


BAPTISMS 

Welcome to God’s Family, Conor Michael Cummins, who was baptised recently.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Plate €3,530; Durrow €275; Envelopes €2,590;

Thank you for your continued support.


PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR FIONA PENDER, OUR PARISHONER WHO HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE 22nd AUGUST, 1996


COMMUNITY NOTICES

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL: Can you spend an hour with the Lord, Tues 10am; Sat 9-10am, 1-2pm; Sun. 1-2pm, or any hour? Ph. 085-1162668.

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: Annual churchgate collection, Sat 23/Sun 24.  Please support.  Helping people in need.  Ph 0579322072 or 0877557294

COLÁISTE CHOILM INDIA IMMERSION PROJECT: Charity Clothing Collection in aid of NCBI.  Drop off clothing to School & SHS,  2 & 6 Dec from 9am.. 

BALLINAMERE NS: September 2020. Application to enroll Forms available in school or on school website.

CHRISTMAS FAIR BALLYKILMURRAY COMMUNITY CENTRE, 17th, 11am-4p.m. in aid of Ballykilmurray C.C. & Power4Good.

“LOVE AND MERCY”: Film about St Faustina, Mon 18, 8.30pm, Tullamore Cinema. 

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE: 1st-9th June 2020, Fr. Mark English, 0469068600 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or www.travelvalue.ie

NIGHT VIGIL TO KNOCK: 7th Dec, Bus leaves Tullamore Sq. 7.30pm, seats must be booked €10 dep. ph Maura 0863344722

FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING: Cathedral of Christ the King, Sung Vespers, Exposition & Benediction, Sun 24th, 5pm.

MASS FOR THE HOLY SOULS, IN BALLYCOMMON CHURCH: Fri 22, 8pm. Celebrant Rev. Fr. O’Byrne PE CC, 

GROW Community Mental Health Movement support group, Wed, 11am, Town Library, Ph Michelle 0864183805.

AGE ACTION: Require participants and volunteer tutors, Free computer class, Tullamore Library, ph 01 4756989.

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Drop In Centre, Offaly St, Mon to Thurs, 10am-2pm.  Phone 057 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.

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

BALLYCOMMON TELEWORK & TRAINING CENTRE:  Offering a range of free/affordable courses.  Ph 0579353177

TULLAMORE LIBRARY:  Wide range of activities & courses available.  Ph 0579346832 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it