06 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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2nd Sunday of Advent ~ 8th December 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.


A VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS

As we continue our preparation to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the gospel today centres on the role played by John the Baptist in preparing those of his era for the coming of Jesus, the Messiah and the Saviour King.

Described by Isaiah as a “voice that cries in the wilderness” his vocation was “to prepare a way for the Lord” and his message is as relevant to us as it was for those he addressed directly. 

 As we prepare this Advent season to celebrate the birth of Jesus, we need to listen, hear and respond to the challenging call of John the Baptist to renew our baptismal commitment, seek repentance and forgiveness for our failures and reaffirm our commitment to living the message of Jesus.

Our role is, in reality, quite similar to that of John. We also are on a mission to communicate the spirit of Jesus and His message of love, hope and freedom to all around us. How can people come to know about the message of Jesus without the voice of His messengers proclaiming it?


RECONCILIATION DAY

SATURDAY DEC. 21. Mass Followed by Confessions: 10am, 6.30pm. With reconciliation service after each Mass.  There will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and a priest available in the Church for Confessions throughout the day.


 LONGEST NIGHT DAWN OF HOPE

Come and light a candle and pray together for people who find Christmas difficult, challenging or lonely, Sunday 22nd at 5.30pm in the Church of the Assumption.


SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS 

Our annual fundraiser, the Spirit of Christmas, organised by JPPC, takes place after each Mass today in the Day Chapel.  Activities are provided for young people throughout the day, i.e. face painting and a visit to Santa to make a Christmas wish for those they love.  Hopefully you will join us.


 EVENING PRAYER AND BENEDICTION

Evening prayer and Benediction continues Sunday at 5.30pm in Tullamore Church.  This is a beautiful time of prayer and reflection in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, as we join with the whole Church throughout the world in praise to God. 


CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE THANK YOU

The Christmas Carol Concert which took place on Sunday, 1st December, was a very special event which brought together many sections of our community for an evening of music and reflection.  The success of the evening was due to the co-operation, hard work and commitment of so many people.

Our sincere appreciation to the choirs, parents, teachers and fundraising committee, the Knights of St Columbanus, Parish Staff, those who sold and bought tickets, and to all who made the evening possible.  This was an evening which builds community, opens imaginations and creates rich memories.


MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION AND READERS

We invite all Ministers of Holy Communion and all readers to a holy hour after vigil mass on Saturday 14th December.


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 9 7.45 Teresa Condron

           10.00 Martin & Mary Mannion

Tue 10 7.45 Johnny Hand & Family, Carton West

          10.00 Betty Ryan, 1st Ann

Wed 11 7.45 May Mangan, Harbour St.

            10.00 Thomas Hensey

Thu 12 7.45 Our Lady’s Mass

          10.00 Joseph & May Dwyer, daughters Mary & Patricia, Grandson Simon

Fri 13 10.00 James, Roseann Hogan & Family, Clontarf Rd

Sun 15 8.30 Stella Horan

         10.00 Kevin McDonald

           1.00 Mary Coleman Mon Mem, 

                   Mary Quinn 1st Ann &

                   John Vivian Quinn

SHARED MASS SAT 14, 10am:
Bridgit & Martin Deegan;
Maura, Lar O’Toole & Lynch Family;
John O’Brien;
Margaret, Michael Coyne & Thomas;
Mary, Rody, Mary B & Molloy Family;
Mary Frances & James Bracken & Family;
James & Teresa Doyle;
Edel Bracken;
Michael & Gladys Lawlor;
Sr. Gerard Murphy;
Bridie Brennan;
Michael & Rose Cleary;
Frs. Joe & Robert Kelly SJ;
Charles, Ellen & Annie O’Shea;
Kelly Family & Baby Damien Dwane;
John, Anne & Ann Jnr Smyth; Murray Family;
Nan & Eddie Connolly; Jimmy & Nellie Scully,
Edward & Ann & Family, Matty Whelan & Katie Coughlan, Ellie & Jim Duffy & Frank Murray;
Carmel Doyle; Cummins & Doyle Families;
Alice Bannon;
Larry & Maisie Dunne;
Louise, Patrick, Carmel, babies Amy Louise, Michael, Liam Keogh & baby Tyler Somers, PJ Keogh Jnr & baby Finn Christopher Carroll;
Bridget, John, baby Joseph, Patrick, John, Alice & Margaret Hanley;
Dora, John, John Joe & Paddy Behan, Dolores & Paul Keyes;
Paddy & Bridie Kidney;
Muriel Flanagan;
Niall Mealiff;
Theresa Guinan;
Francis Adcock;
Annie & Thomas Fox;
Geoghegan Family;
Christopher & Mary Hughes;
John & Annie Sweeney;
William & Catherine Egan, John, Joe & Colin Carey;
Quinlan Family;
Nihill Family;
Lee Family;
Esther, Michael PJ & Peader Grogan
 


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Ned O’Connor, David Kane, Sheila Flynn (nee Downes) Bill Lenaghan & Mary Ellen Cowley.


 

PARISH COLLECTIONS

Plate €3,642; Durrow €350; Envelopes €2,395

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 one hour with the Lord, Tues 10-11am, 2-3pm; Sat 9-10am; Sun 1-2pm, or any hour?  Ph. 085-116 2668

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: 24th Oct 2020, Discount for bookings before 20th Dec.  Ph Pat 086 319 2399, PJ 086 879 6190, Luke 087 911 3118

ROSARY: Alfie Lambe’s House, Arden Rd. Fri 13, 8pm.  All are welcome.

ST PADRE PIO MASS:  Tues 10, 7.30pm, Tullamore Church.  All are welcome.

READY CHRISTMAS DINNER & DANCE: Townhouse High St., Sun 8, 8pm, €20.00. To book Ph. 057 93 41235.

ST. PHILOMENA’S CHRISTMAS RAFFLE:  December 10th, in the school with lots of great prizes to be won. Please support.

THE STOMA SUPPORT GROUP MEETING: Tues 10, 6.30-8.30pm Dóchas Centre. Ph. Anne 086 307 4846.  All welcome.

MEDJUGORJE: Easter Monday April 13th 2020, 7 nights.  Ph. Paul Galvin, 087 837 5407.

SUICIDE AWARENESS TALK (organised by HSE), for Parents & Teenagers, Thurs 12, Durrow Hall, 8pm.  All are welcome.

PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND: Edenderry Parish, 24th April 2020, €815, pp, for information contact Piotr, 086 606 6123.

“THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS VI” an evening of song & story presented by Birr Stage Guild, Fri 13/Sat 14, 8pm, Birr Theatre.  Ph 057 9122911 or www.birrtheatre.com

 
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