16 August 2018
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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

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 5th August 2018

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

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.


THE HUNGER FOR GOD

Sadly, we are so busy in our lives searching for that which satisfies, looking in all the wrong places, that we miss the call of the desert. On our journey home to God we have all made foolish choices and seen the signs of misspent hours, days and years.

We have starved ourselves often of that which nourishes us in the Eucharist – the ‘manna from heaven’. As we gather today around the table of the Lord we come for food for lifes’ journey. As we hold out our hands to receive God’s gift of Himself we too make an offering of ourselves.

Have I stopped lately to reflection on where I am going and what I need for the journey? Am I hungry enough to nourish myself with both the word and the Bread of Life? What is missing in my life now?  “I am the Bread of Life, no one who comes to me will ever hunger”. John 6:35.

Lord I believe please help my unbelief and give me a greater hunger for you.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

John 6:24-35

Jesus distingushes between food that gives quick satisfaction and food that gives lasting nourishment. It is a mark of wisdom to be able to say ‘no’ to enticing but delusory attractions in order to choose things of lasting value. From your life experience what advice would you give to another about where things of lasting value are to be found?

Jesus reminds his listeners that God is the source of all good things. What difference does it make in your life when you are aware that life, the world, everything you have is gift, and you live in a spirit of gratitude?

The work of God is that we ‘believe in the one whom God has sent’. In what ways has your faith in Jesus enriched and changed your life? How has Jesus satisfied your hungers or quenched your thirsts?

As Jesus came down from heaven to give life to the world, so each one of us is here to be a source of life to others. Think of people who have been a source of life to you, and give thanks for them. For whom have you also been a source of life? 

John Byrne, osa, Intercom 2018  


TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS FOR PAPAL VISIT

The parish hopes to organise buses to Knock, Croke Park and Phoenix Park. These buses will only be organised if there is enough demand for them. 

Please leave your name and phone number into the Sacristy or Parish Centre as soon as possible.

Over 10,000 pilgrims will be soon arriving in Ireland for the World Meeting of Families and many families will be hosted in parishes around our diocese. 

Tickets for the WMOF2018 Closing Mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th August will be issued by email on 10 August as a 'print at home' ticket.


SPECIAL MASS COMMEMERATING WMOF2018 AND VISIT OF POPE FRANCIS

On Tuesday, August 21 at 7.00pm there will be a special Mass celebrated in the Cathedral in Mullingar in preparation for the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland. Parishioners from the surrounding parishes are invited to participate in this special event. 

There will be a bus operating from the parish and anyone wishing to book a seat in this should contact the parish centre or leave their names into the sacristy. 


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Clonminch Cemetery Sunday will be on 19th August at 1.00pm.

Durrow Cemetery Sunday will be on 9th September.


EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Eucharistic Ministers needed for Cemetery Sunday. Please leave your name in the Sacristy.


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 18th, Sat 25th Aug & Sat 15th Sept in Tullamore & Sun 09th Sept in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 15th Aug.

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 06    10.00  Dolan Family, Meelaghans

Tues 07     7.45  Jolly Mani

               10.00  Gerry Quinn & Family

Wed 08      7.45  Patrick Walsh

               10.00  Kathleen Longworth, New Rd

Thurs 09  10.00  Annie & Paddy Mooney

Fri 10        7.45  Pat Ryan

              10.00  Owen & Margaret Sheppard, Jimmy Handy

Sat 11      10.00  Linda Bermingham Martin  

                 6.30  Pauline Dooner, Pearse Park, Mon Mem

Sun 12       8.30  Amelia Allred

               10.00  Mary & Joseph Creevy

               11.30  Mairead Blake, Church Rd, 1st Ann


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s Family Hayley Lily McDonagh, Zofia Rusiniak, Marta Neviadomskaja, Calum Scott Rickard & Noah William Byrne who were baptised recently.


PARISH COLLECTION

Tullamore €3113; Durrow €196

Envelopes €2220

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 an hour with the Lord: Sat 3-4pm, Sun 11-12noon, 1-2pm, 2-3pm, Mon 1-2pm or any other hour? Ph: 0851162668.

ROSARY FOR LIFE offered every Monday evening 6.30pm. Church of the Assumption. Please join us for this intention. 

MIDLAND LIVING LINKS: Coffee/tea morning Tues 7 after 10am Mass. All welcome.

TULLAMORE CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP: Holy Mass for Healing the Family Tree, Wed 8, 7.30pm Church of the Assumption. All welcome 

CHANCERY PARK RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION FUNDRAISER: Race night Sat 11, 8.30pm, Maunsells Bar. All welcome. Please Support.

MEDJUGORJE GROUP PILGRIMAGE: 7 nights led by spiritual director, 6-13 Oct. Cost: €700. More info ph: Paul 0878375407.

DÓCHAS OFFALY CANCER BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: Free 12 week programme starting Thurs Sept 6, 7-9pm.   Facilitated by an accredited counsellor. Further info: Marie/Lynn 0579328268 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE to Knock, Sun 12. Bus from Parochial House 9.30am. Further info from P.J: 0876386270.

BALLYCOMMON TTC offers a free friendly Call Service for senior members of the community & a wide range of course available. For more info ph: 0579353177/53441. B.O.L.D Lotto Results 30/07/2018: 05, 13, 17, 22 Bonus: 03.

KILBRIDE CEMETERY ANNUAL MASS & BLESSING OF THE GRAVES takes place in Kilbride Church & Cemetery Sun 2 Sept, 10am. Gate collection will take place to help with the cutting of grass and upkeep of the graveyard. 

TULLAMORE PHOENIX INDOOR MARKET supporting local charities every Sat, 10am - 3pm. Kilcruttin. Any queries Ph: Mary 0879050910.

SEXUAL ABUSE & RAPE CRISIS CENTRE: Confidential Counselling Service, Helpline 1800323232.

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICES: Helpline 9351886 for information or to make an appointment.

SOSAD: Free Confidential Counselling Service. Ph: 0579346704. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

AWARE: Free Support & Self Care Group every Mon, (except Bank Holidays), 7.30 Riada House, Arden Rd.

GROW COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT:  every Wed 11a.m, Tullamore Library. If you are feeling lonely/isolated contact Michelle 0864183805/Visit: www.grow.ie. 

DÓCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE: Providing supportive care, factual information, holistic therapies, counselling and mindfulness, Mon-Thurs, 10am-2pm. or ph 057 9328268 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
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