17 October 2018
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

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 30th September 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.


OPENNESS AND TOLERANCE

Recognising the working of the Spirit in others, being open and tolerant are at the heart of the liturgy of the word today. Both the first reading and the gospel tell us that authentic faith and discipleship must always reflect the inclusive ways of God. The gospel in particular outlines three conditions for discipleship in our modern society.

We must not have a closed mentality like that of John who thought he “owned” Jesus in a sense. Jesus openly rebuked him and suggested that he be more open and ecumenical and witness all the good that comes from others around him. Secondly, our mentality shouldn’t be one in which we consider ourselves superior to others and neglect the “little ones”, the poor, weak and vulnerable in our community.

Finally, Jesus asks us never to let routine enter our living out of the gospel. On the contrary, He challenges us to examine closely our commitment to His message. Remember the Lord is at work in every human heart and who are we to make judgements that may obstruct the mysterious purposes of God.  


REJOICE AND BE GLAD (MT5:12)

Pope Francis brought out a document on living the Christian life in whatever walk of life we have. He called it, “REJOICE AND BE GLAD”. It is a very practical document about growing in holiness in our own vocation, married, single or religious life. No matter what age we are God has is calling us.

We will have a prayerful reflection on the document on Wednesday Nights from 8.00-9.00p.m in Kilbeggan Parish Centre starting on Wednesday, October 10th.  All are welcome to come along. See document on following link:

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20180319_gaudete-et-exsultate.html


ALPHA - EXPLORE THE MEANING OF LIFE

Alpha programme continues in St Mary’s Parish Centre on Thursdays, from 7.30-9.00pm.  Ask, learn, discuss…  All welcome.  Ph Tony 0861901693 for more details.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48

John objected when a person, who was not in their group, cast out demons in Jesus’ name. Jesus himself had no problems with this. Jealousy can poison our outlook even when what is done by another is good. ‘They are invading my patch.’ Perhaps you have seen, in yourself or in others, the negative effect of jealousy and the contrasting positive effect of being able to rejoice that good is being done, irrespective of the person doing it.

In strong terms Jesus condemns those who are destructive of the life of others, particularly the ‘little ones’. Just as Jesus came that we might have life and have it to the full, we likewise are here to make a positive difference to others. What was it like for you when you were able to do something that was helpful to another?

Rather dramatically Jesus tells us to cut off a hand, or tear out an eye, rather than harm another. It is not to be taken literally but it does mean that we should not be casual about our efforts to live a good life. When have you experienced the benefits of an element of seriousness in your approach to life? 

John Byrne, osa, Intercom 2018  


MUSINGS

‘…More than bureaucrats and functionaries, the Church needs passionate missionaries, enthusiastic about sharing true life. The saints surprise us, they confound us, beacause by their lives they urge us to abondon a dull and dreary mediocrity. Let us ask the Lord for the grace not to hesitate when the Spirit calls us to take a step forward.

Let us ask for apostolic courage to share the Gospel with others and to stop trying to make our Christian life a museum of memories. In every situation, may the Holy Spirit cause us to contemplate history in the light of the risen Jesus. In this way, the Church will not stand still, but constantly welcome the Lord’s surprises.’

Pope Francis, Intecom 2018


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

… Know that enthusiasm makes everything different …


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 20th Oct, Sat 27th Oct, Sun 4th Nov & Sat 17th Nov in Tullamore & Sun 11th Nov in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 17th Oct.

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 01     7.45 John & Kevin O’Brien 

              10.00 Nellie Colbert, Rahan Rd

Tues 02   7.45 Geraldine Touhey, nee Loonam

             10.00 Baby Katie Marie Leigh

Wed 03     7.45 Robin & Mary Tormey

              10.00 Mary White, 15 Convent View

Thurs 04  7.45 Kochappan Porinchu

             10.00 Thomas Dooner Power

Sat 06      6.30 Frank Brennan, 29 Dillon St, Mon Mem

                     Mary Kate Martin, Mon Mem

Sun 07     8.30 Margaret Daly & Family 

             10.00 Joe Pyke & Family, Moylena

               1.00 Nigel Brennan, Mon Mem

                       Seamus O’Dea, 1st Ann & Mai O’Dea, Daingean Rd 

Shared Mass, Sat 6, 10am: Philly & Ann Deevy; Tess Burke; Trevor Cutler; Patrick Westman; Timmy Connolly & Famly; Eileen Bracken; Michael White; Robert & Mary Westman; Margaret Bryant, Moira & Josephine Bracken; Bill & Annie Dowling & Family & granddaughter Yulanda; Damien Goulding; Geraldine Touhey nee Loonam; Joe & Jan Farrelly; Colm McEvoy; James, Elizabeth & Rosealeen Buckley; Thomas & Annie Egan & Family; Elizabeth & Jack Lee, Oliver Cleary & Family, Thomas Leavy Snr & Jnr & Family; Josephine Yeates; Vincent Grogan; Dowling, O’Brien & Delahunty Families; John & Ricky Buckley & Family; Ciaran & Mary Cammon & son Sean; Patrick & Mary Fogarty & son Joseph; Tadhg & Dolores Collins; Dalton & Devaney Families; Maylon Mahon; John, Ellen, Gerry & Joyce Greene; Kathleen & Joseph Elliffe; Josephine & Patrick Kavanagh; Christine, Johnny & Michael Carroll; Patrick & Mary Davis, Cathy Forrestall; James & Mary Mahon & greatgrandson James Sexton; Kevin & Maureen Kelly.

DURROW SHARED MASS, SUN 7, 11.30am: Thomas, John & Roseann McEvoy; Cathy O’Callaghan; JJ Healion; John & Susan Pidgeon; Tony Johnston; Joseph Daly Jnr; Paddy Lynam; John, Ellen & Elizabeth Sullivan; Donal Hegarty; Gussie Lambe.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s Family Thomas Arthur Kalitynski, Alfie John Boshell & Caitlyn Lourdesse McDonagh who were baptised recently.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Oliver Condron, Catherine Gunning, Bridget Horan & Joe Mooney. 


PARISH COLLECTION

Tullamore €3683; Durrow €156; 

Envelopes €2286;

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: Still remaining hours requiring cover. Ph: 0851162668.

1ST FRI/SAT DEVOTIONS TO THE UNITED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY: Fri 7, Day Chapel, Rosary 6.15pm, Mass 7pm. Concludes after mass in Parish Centre. All Welcome.

SECULAR FRANCISCAN Meeting Tues 2, 7pm Mercy Convent. 

HOLY HOUR FOR PREVENTION OF SUICIDE: Thurs 4, 6.30-7pm. Day Chapel. All Welcome.

MIDLAND LIVING LINKS: Coffee/Tea morning, Tues 1, Parish Centre, 10.30am.

CATHOLIC BIBLE STUDY & HEALING BY BROTHER JOHNSON: Wed 17, 6-9pm, Day Chapel, Church of the Assumption.

JAMES KILBANE CHARITY FUNDRAISER CONCERT in aid of repairs to Tullamore Presbyterian Church.  Sun 14, 5pm, St. Catherine’s Church Hop Hill.   Tickets €15. Contact 0851476929 

MEALS ON WHEELS TULLAMORE AGM Tues 2, Hugh Lynch's, 8pm. All Welcome.

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: Sun 7 Oct, Bus leaving Parochial House 9.30am, returning from Knock 5.45pm. Contact P.J: 0876386270.

THE PRO LIFE CAMPAIGN NATIONAL CONFERENCE: Sat 6, Concert Hall of the RDS, 1-4.30pm. Text 0872668702 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register.  

ARK OF DIVINE MERCY special day of Repentance & Healing, St Ronan’s Parish Church Taughmaconnell, Sat 6, 2pm. Contact Kathleen/Paul: 0877828283 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
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