13 December 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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Christ the King of Universe ~ 24th 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

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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.


OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST - KING OF THE UNIVERSE

Today’s Gospel presents a familiar scene to us—the crucifixion of Our Lord Jesus Christ.  There are several participants there. First mentioned were the ordinary people who had followed the procession of Jesus on His way to Calvary. They were silent now, watching Jesus. What were they thinking or expecting to happen?

The Jewish leaders were there, jeering, mocking and abusing the crucified Jesus, challenging Him to save Himself. The soldiers there mocked Him too and uttered the same challenge. Above the cross, over the head of Jesus, they had fixed the inscription—INRI—“Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews”, good for a laugh.

Two criminals were hanging there as well, one on either side of Jesus. Even one of these jeered and mocked Jesus and, like the others, questioned his royal power. None of these understood that Jesus had come, not to save Himself, but to save all mankind. Jesus is the Saviour, the King of the Universe. The second criminal was enlightened and turned to Jesus, asked for forgiveness and a place in His Kingdom, and was saved.

For those who, like the criminal, turn to Jesus there will be a place in paradise. That’s what we must do:

Fulfil our commitment to Jesus, turn with zeal to Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.   


A TIME TO REMEMBER

A special mass to remember all our loved ones who have passed away. Organised by the Junior Parish Pastoral Council. Monday 25th November at 2 pm. Church of the Assumption, All welcome.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

Today’s feast puts before us Jesus as a person who never used power for his own selfish advantage.  Who have you known who used power for the benefit of others rather than for their own self-interest?  When have you used power in this way?

The power of God is shown in an unexpected way in the Crucifixion; not in a wonderful display of spectacular dominance, but in Jesus sharing our human weakness.  When has the honesty of another sharing his/her human vulnerability with you had a powerful effect?  When has your honesty in that way had a positive effect on another?

Jesus is an example of someone who is apparently helpless.  In human terms, he was powerless.  It was his trust in the love of God for him that helped him through.  It was only later, with the hindsight of the resurrection, that the moment of helplessness could be seen as one in which the power of God was present.  Have you experiences on which you can look back now and see that the power of God was at work in your moment of helplessness?

We may also identify with the good thief, reaching out in support of the innocent Jesus.  Who has reached out to you when you experienced unfair treatment? To whom have you reached out in that way?

The scene also puts before us the liberating power of forgiveness.  The forgiveness of Jesus brought new life to the criminal hanging on the cross with him.  When have you found that forgiveness given, or received, was a source of new life for yourself or others?  


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.  


THIRD CONFIRMATION RITUAL

Saturday 30th November 6.30pm

Sunday 1st December 10.00am


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 21st Dec & Sun  5th  Jan In Tullamore & Sun 12th Dec in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 18th December.

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 25   10.00   Anne Wilson

Tue 26    10.00  John, Peg, Johnnie & Ann Connolly, James & Seamie Murphy

Wed 27   10.00   McNamara Family, Spollenstown

Thu 28      7.45   Mooney & Longworth Families

             10.00   Anne & Babs Duffy

Sat 30       6.30  Noel Clancy, Mon Mem

                         Mary Hennessy 1st Ann

Sun 1        8.30  John “Mick” McEvoy, parents John & Roseanne & brother Thomas

             10.00  Margaret Bryant, Connolly Park

              11.30  Joseph Cronly, Convent View, 1st Ann

                       Maureen Finlay, Nee Robbins, 1st Ann

                1.00  Paddy Molloy, Mon Mem

                       Sr. Pius Clarke 1st Ann

SHARED MASS SAT 30th Nov 10am: Paddy, Brigid, Joe McCabe & Family & Dunne Family; McGovern & Geraghty families; Willie, Ann & Mary Kate Duffy; Clem McMorris; Michael, Annie, Oliver & Dolores Clarke, Sheila & Don Lehane, Josephine & Mike Jacob; Henry Spencer; Sally Cronly; Doyle & Cummins Families; Chris Wright & parents; Daniel & Christina King; Brian & Stephen Power & Family; Mary Sullivan & Molyneaux Family; Colin, Julia & Josie Madden, Eileen Seward, Kathleen Geraghty, Patrick McLoughlin; Sylvester & Margaret Shortall; Thomas & Bridget, Susan & Margaret Pidgeon; James & Annie Moyney; John, Maura, Michael & Mary Gibbons; Ciaran Mulligan & Victoria Ritson; Chris, Paddy & Noeleen Bracken; Agnes, Eddie & Jimmy Malone; Noel Condon & Family, John McInerney & Family; Denis, Ann, Marie & Collette Dunne, Michael, Mary & Jimmy Yeats, James, Elizabeth & Joe Dwane; Frank O’Brien & Parents & Son in law Lee; Mary & Michael Lowbridge; Patrick ‘Paddy’ & Una Murtagh; McRedmond, Deegan, Geoghegan & Mulvey Families.

DURROW SHARED MASS Sunday 1st Dec 11.30am: Julia McDermott; Liam Walsh; Edward Cunningham; Marcella & Joseph Troy; Gussie Lambe; Tim & Rose Wrafter; Roger O’Brien; Brendan Minnock; Mary, Paddy & Mike Molloy; Aidan Bermingham; Hugh Murray; Mary-Margaret O’Brien.


BAPTISMS 

Welcome to God’s Family Dannie Paul Healy Crowley,  Zak Graeme Condron, Roisín Marie McEvoy, Arabella Sophia Ward, Jordan Lee Burnip, Lillyanna Ciara Keenan, Louis Valentine Smyth, Odhrán Noel Colbert, who were baptised recently.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Loretto Farrelly & Sean Conway


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Plate €3326; Durrow €311; Envelopes €2290;

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: Tue 10.am; Sat. 9-10.am & 1-2pm; Sun. 1-2pm Ph. 085-1162668.

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

GENTLE DANCE/MOVEMENT MEDITATION & WELLBEING: Thur 28th   7.15-8.45 Parish Centre, €5 donation to Parish funds.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS:  presented by SHS, Mon 25-Wed 27, 8pm, Tullamore GAA Centre. Tickets €12 adults, child €8, available from SHS (0579321747) or Mann’s Filling Station Cappincur.

DEMENTIA WORKSHOP: Carers Offices, Market Square, Wed 4th, 11am-1pm, hoping to set up local Support Group.

TULLAMORE GARDEN CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY: 27th Nov Charleville Centre 8pm, ph Eileen 0871375125 or 057/9352312.

COFFEE MORNING FOR COELIACS: The Foxy Bean, Sat Nov 30th at 10.30am, 087-2563439. 

COLÁISTE CHOILM INDIA IMMERSION PROJECT: Clothing Collection 2 & 6 in aid of NCBI, drop clothes to school or SHS. 

PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND: Edenderry Parish, 24th April 2020, €815, pp, for information contact Piotr, 0866066123.