29 February 2020

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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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5th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 9th February 2020

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

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.


THE GOOD PERSON IS A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

The Lord says through Isaiah that if we share with the needy two things will happen – our light will shine for others and our wounds will be quickly healed.  In the Gospel we are told that we are meant to be the salt of the earth, giving taste to the world.  If I don’t do so my own world becomes tasteless and others are denied the taste for life that I was called to give them.

The life of the trinity is one of relationship giving and receiving totally to each other.  By being salt and light we are helped to stretch beyond our native selfishness, giving room in our heart for the gift of Gods life.  But we also need to learn how to receive.  This too can be difficult for our egocentric pride.    However it will teach us two things that we need if we are to breathe in comfort on “the streets of Heaven”, humility and gratitude.

Our loving Father gives us now the opportunity to both give and receive so that we can share His joy in giving increased life to one another until we can enjoy together the fullness of life in “our Fathers House”.


CONFIRMATION

Congratulations to our young people who received the Sacrament of Confirmation this weekend. We acknowledge the great work of so many people in preparing them for this sacrament and in their faith development. We appreciate the commitment of our teachers and schools for their support and professionalism and we acknowledge the central work of parents and guardians in handing on the faith to their children. 

We remember to pray for our young people and it is the responsibility and the privilege of the entire Christian Community to share the gift of faith with the next generation.


PARKING IN CHURCH GROUNDS - HEALTH & SAFETY NOTICE

o The limited parking available is primarily for people attending church services who have concerns with walking.

o It is important that access is maintained at all times for emergency services.

o Cars should only be parked in the lined parking bays.  Your kind consideration and co-operation is requested. 


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

Matthew 5:13-16

Jesus uses the image of salt as something that makes food tasty.  Without it food can be tasteless.  Who are the people who give zest to your life and make it enjoyable?  For whom have you done this?  When have you been particularly aware of your potential in this regard?

The second image is that of light.  Who have been the people who have been a light for you, particularly in moments of darkness?  For whom have you been a light?  Recall these experiences and give thanks.

The images of salt and light can also be applied to communities to which we belong, a family, a parish or other group.  Thinking of the groups of which you are a member, how can their potential be enhanced to enrich the lives of members and offer them a guiding light?  How can you make a contribution to this?

John Byrne OSA Intercom Feb 2017


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you will miss them.

-William Arthur Ward


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 22nd Feb & Sun 1st Mar in Tullamore & Sun 8th Mar in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 19th February.

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 10  7.45  Michael Byrne & Family

           10.00  Michael Nevin

Tue 11   7.45  Our Lady’s Mass

           10.00  Luke Kavanagh

Wed 12   7.45  Dan & Mary Fogarty

            10.00  Rosie Condron

Thu 13    7.45  Philip Hyland

            10.00  Michael Joseph Hughes

Fri 14      7.45  Mary Flynn

             10.00  Joseph Anthony Ward

Sat 15    10.00  Anthony Heffernan

Sun 16     8.30  Mary Duffy, Clara Rd

            10.00  Kieran Egan, O’Molloy St

            11.30  Seamus Daly, 1st Ann

                      Anne & Pat Guckian & Hogan family. 


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s Family John Martin McManamon, Rían Aidan Morrissey, Sarah Kate Pyke & Thomas Joseph Lally who were baptised recently.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of William O’Shea & John Flanagan.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €3,229 Durrow €309 Envelopes €2,480

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 sit for one hour with the Lord – Mon 8-9am; Thurs 12-1am & 1-2am (urgent), or any hour? Ph. 0851162668

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: 24th Oct 2020. For details, ph Pat 0863192399, PJ 0868796190, Luke 0879113118.

ST PADRÉ PIO MASS:  Tues 11, 7.30pm, Church of the Assumption.  All welcome.

PUBLIC ROSARY IN ALFIE LAMBE’S HOUSE: Arden Road, Thurs 13, 8.15pm, All welcome.

MIDLAND CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP:  Monthly meeting, Wed 12, 7.30pm, St Mary's Parish Centre.

MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND: 13th-22nd Oct, led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. €1,850 pps, ph 018085201

ST. PHILOMENA'S PARENT ASSOCIATION:  Cake Sale, St Valentine’s Day, Fri 14 in the school 9.30am-12pm.

TULLAMORE ORDER OF MALTA: Would like to thank everyone who supported us with our Church gate collection.

TULLAMORE HOUSING ASSOCIATION: Thank all who helped and supported and with our recent Church Gate Collection.

FRIENDS OF CHERNOBYL CHILDREN TULLAMORE: AGM Court Hotel, Tues 11, 8pm.  All welcome. Thanks to all who supported our fundraiser, your generosity is much appreciated. New host families needed for summer 2020. If you are interested please ph. Marie 0872974273 or Alma 0863857374 before 17th March.

“VOLUNTEERING AS A SURGEON IN VIETNAM”: Talk by Mr David Cogley, Wed 19, 8pm, Bridge House.

GROW SUPPORT GROUP: meets Wed 11am, Tullamore Library. Ph. Michelle 086 418 3805. Visit www.grow.ie.

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

YOUTH 2000: prayer meeting Thurs. at 6:45pm, Parish Centre

CANAL CAMINO WAY WALK: 17th March, Tullamore & Edenderry, 7.30am, onto Croghan Hill. Proceeds to Selfhelp Africa.  For details ph. Laz 0866778807, Aislinn 0870688530, Ricey 0868153047, Paul 0878375407 or Ronan (087)6189094, www.selfhelpafrica.org or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

RAINBOWS – peer support programme helping children grieving death or separation:  Ph 0871039292.

BALLYCOMMON TELEWORK & TRAINING CENTRE – offering a range of free/affordable services.  Ph 057-9353177/9353441, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Lotto Nos 3/2 4,7,10,22 (44)

MEDJUGORJE: Easter Monday April 13th 2020, 7 nights. Ph. Paul Galvin, 0878375407.

AA:  Offaly House, Offaly St, Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat 8.15pm; Tues, Wed, Fri 1pm; Sun 12noon.