18 November 2017
Bulletin

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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

5th November 2017 ~ 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Gallaghar P.P
Rt Rev Sean Heaney CC VG
Fr. Shane Crombie C.C.
Fr Kevin Fleming SSC
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.


PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH

In the first reading, the prophet Malachi appeals to the fact that the Israelites are all equal before God their Father and creator, in order to condemn the priests for their abuse of position. 

In the Gospel reading, Jesus warns his disciples against the scribes and Pharisees - past masters at telling others what should be done, without doing it themselves. “They do not practise what they preach”. Everything they do is done to attract attention, for position, for making themselves look good and important in the eyes of others people. 

However, Jesus warns us that we must not be like the scribes and Pharisees. Do we often, or even sometimes, in our own lives strive to give an impression that we are better, or even much better, than we really are?  Do we like to look good and for people to think highly of us?  Are we honest and fair with others? Are we kind, forgiving and humble in our dealings with others? This is what we expect from others, but do we practise what we preach? 

We should not be bothered about position, title or rank. Jesus tells us: “The greatest among you must be your servant. Anyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and anyone who humbles himself will be exalted”.


PARISH GROUPS USING CHURCH

Anyone wishing to use the church needs to book in with the Parish secretary.


RESTORATION OF TABERNACLE AND MONSTRANCE IN HOSPITAL CHAPEL

The Hospital Chapel tabernacle and the monstrance, normally used for Adoration are currently being repaired and restored due to an advanced stage of stain and tarnish. Both need to be dismantled, recoated and polished. This should take about three weeks.  

The cost of restoration is in excess of €1000. We would be very grateful if you would consider contributing to this work to ensure the greatest dignity is accorded to the Blessed Sacrament. 

The envelopes for this collection are available in the Hospital Chapel and around the Church. They can be dropped into the Parish Centre or the Sacristy in the Parish Church.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS

Matthew 21:28-32

It is possible to be a dutiful and observant Christian, and yet feel there is something missing. It makes such a difference when your heart is in what you are doing – so much better than just going through the motions. Where do you experience that most in your life?

The desire of Jesus for us is that we grow in that kind of committed, enthusiastic invovement in life. What encourages you to grow in this way?

The elders probably thought well of themselves in contrast to the tax collectors and sinners. Perhaps you know some unconventional people, ones who appear to ignore the ‘right’ way of doing things, and yet they have taught you something about true goodness.

(John Byrne, OSA, Intercom 2017)


WHEN I AM GONE

When I am gone, release me. Let me go.

I have so many things to see and do.

You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears.

Be happy that we had so many beautiful years.

I gave to you my love. You can only guess

how much you gave to me in happiness.

I thank you for the love you each have shown, but now it's time I travelled on alone.

So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must. Then let your grief be comforted by trust.

It's only for a while that we must part, 

so bless the memories within your heart.

I won't be far away, for life goes on.

So if you need me, call and I will come.

Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near. And if you listen with your heart,

You'll hear all my love around you soft and clear. And then, when you must come this way alone, I'll greet you with a smile and say welcome home.


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 18th, Sat 25th Nov & Sun 03rd Dec & Sat 16th Dec in Tullamore and Sun 10th Dec in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 15th 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 counseling.


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 06      7.45  Joan Hannigan

Tues 07     7.45  McCormack Family

               10.00  Julia, Frank & James Kelly, Thornsbury & Rosenallis

Wed 08      7.45  Our Lady’s Mass

               10.00  John, Margaret, Johnny & Anne Connolly

                         Jamie & Seamie Murphy

Thurs 09    7.45  Pat Quinn, 7 Pearse Park

              10.00  Peter & Mary Duffy, Marian Place

Fri10         7.45  Margaret, Charlie & Conor Lawlor

              10.00  Francis Hayes

Sat 11      10.00  Gertrude Walsh, 68 Marian Place 

                 6.30  Teresa O’Neill, 1st Ann

                          Mary Guiney, 1st Ann

Sun 12        8.30  Michael Bracken

                10.00  Jimmy, Nan, Fergus & Ivor Carter

               11.30  Joyce Marsden, 1st Ann

                  1.00  Alice Vicars, 1st Ann & husband Paddy


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Jacob Joseph Aitken, Jack Daire Hughes, Jodie Mary Power, Shayne Michael Pio McDonagh & Candice Bernadette Power who were baptised recently.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of  Gerry Lynam, Sarah Hanley, Margaret Stanley & Angela Daly .


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €3433; Durrow €156; Envelopes €2760

Holy Day €1718, Durrow €81

Thank you for your continued support


PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR FIONA PENDER, OUR PARISHIONER WHO HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE 22ND AUG 1996.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you sit one hour with the Lord, Sun 11-12noon, 1-2pm, Wed 5-6pm, Thurs 2-3pm or any hour? Ph: 085-1162668.

MEETING OF SECULAR FRANCISCAN ORDER: Tues, Nov 7, 7.00pm. Mercy Convent. New members welcome.

GROW COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT: Thanks to all who contributed so generously to their recent church gate collection and to all who collected at it.

MIDLANDS LIVING LINKS:  Coffee morning, Tues 7, Parish Centre 10.30am.

TULLAMORE SPECIAL OLYMPICS SPORTS CLUB: Annual General Meeting, Tues 7, 8.15 pm, Bridge House Hotel. All welcome.

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR  THERAPY CLASS: Laois/Offaly ETB run, Tullamore College, Mon 6. Course runs for 6 Mon evening, fee is €75.Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it /PH: 0579349441.

THE STOMA SUPPORT GROUP: Tues 14, 6.30-8.30pm, Dóchas Offaly Cancer Support Group Centre. Please contact Anne on 086 3074846. All are welcome.

DOCHAS BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: Info evening for people bereaved through cancer, Wed 8, 7.30pm. Further info ph: 0579328268/Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

COLÁISTE CHOILM OPEN NIGHT:  For students enrolling in Post Primary School Sept 2018, Wed 15, 7.30pm. Closing date for enrolments is Friday 17, 12.30pm.

TULLAMORE SOCIAL SERVICES: request that any families no longer requiring Personal Alarms return them to our offices so they can be upgraded and re-distributed. Ph: 0579322466. 

DAINGEAN LIBRARY: Fidelma Mahon will give a talk to commemorate the life of poet Francis Lefwidge.  Wed 8, 6.30.

JAMES KILBANE GOSPEL CONCERT: Our Lady Queen of Ireland Church, Rathcabbin, Sat 18, 8.00pm. Tickets available from Oliver: 0874155985.

ROSARY: every Sat after 6-30pm mass for evangelisation of our country. 

TULLAMORE CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP: every Wednesday, 7.45pm, Presbyterian church, all welcome. 

THE ARK OF DIVINE MERCY: Special Day of Remembrance with a Family tree Healing Mass, Holy Family Church Tubber, Sat 11, 2.00pm. All are most welcome. Further details Ph:0877828283.

GATHERING FOR RETURNED VOLUNTEERS/LAY MISSIONARIES: Bethany Centre, Mullingar, 7.30pm, Wed 8.  Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Ph: 0838422468. All are welcome!

SOSAD: Free, Confidential Counselling. Ph: 0579346704.

 
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