17 June 2019
Bulletin

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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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7th Sunday of Easter ~ 2nd June 2019

Fr. Joseph Gallaghar P.P
Rt Rev Sean Heaney CC VG
Fr. Shane Crombie C.C.
Fr Kevin Fleming SSC
Fr. Luke Ohiemi C.C.
Sr. Genny Hassey
Sr. Margaret Burke    

MASS TIMES

Weekend Masses

Church of the Assumption:  Saturday (Vigil) 6.30pm

Sunday 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am & 1.00pm

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow:  Sunday 11.30am

Weekday Masses

Monday-Friday 7.45am & 10.00am; Saturday 10.00am

CONFESSIONS

Saturday:  12 noon-1.00pm, 3.00-4.00pm

GET IN TOUCH

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, 0579321587

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FAITH IS A JOURNEY

As Jesus returns to His father, St. Luke concludes his gospel by recounting the instruction given by Jesus to His disciples to be witnesses of His message to all nations. He calls on them to proclaim that God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to live among them and by His death and resurrection gained for them eternal life.

Today, through the gospel, the same challenge and instruction is asked of us. We are called to be Christ’s witnesses in our homes, with our families and among our friends and neighbours in our local communities. Jesus challenges us not only to listen to the good news but to be proactive in doing whatever we can to live it and share it with those we encounter in our daily lives. If we really believe in the message of Jesus, He will empower us through the Holy Spirit and support us on our journey of living the message of Jesus which is based on love for all.


GOODBYE & THANK YOU

In November 2005 I arrived in this parish and over 14 years I have had the privilege to serve as your priest. As I prepare to leave and move to take on new challenges, I would like to sincerely thank you, and the many visitors who come here. I have come to appreciate and love the goodness, kindness, generosity and faith of this community that I have been blessed to call my home. In a priest you are supposed to see Christ. I hope in some way my own faith in Jesus has been reflected in any good I have done; and for the occasions I have not been Christlike I am deeply sorry.

I thank my brother priests, the religious sisters and the many lay men and women who work and volunteer in the parish for your support and friendship. But most of all I thank Almighty God, for giving me the blessing of his vocation and allowing me to serve here in Tullamore.

I will celebrate my final Masses in the parish next weekend 6.30pm Saturday, 10.00am Sunday and 12.00noon Durrow Pattern. I ask all of you to pray for me; and to keep the Faith of Apostles which is alive and well in this part of the Faithful County.

With every good wish, Fr Shane


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Congratulations to the children from St Joseph’s NS who received the Eucharist for the first time last Sunday.  We wish God’s blessing on them, their families, friends and teachers and all who helped them on their faith journey to this special time.


DURROW PATTERN

Durrow Pattern will be on next Sunday 9th June.  

List of Events

10.00am First Communion Mass

12.00noon Concelebrated Mass followed by Processionto The Well

4.30pm  Sports in GAA field (fun for all the family)

Adults   €5.00    Children Free

9.00pm Cards in Durrow Hall


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

Lk 24:46-53

The Ascension of Jesus was an important growth point for the disciples. Jesus would be with them in a different way from now on. Painful though it was, it was necessary for them to let go of his physical presence and adjust to the new reality. Perhaps you have known similar transition points in your own life.

Jesus invited the disciples to be witnesses to the good news they had learned. The way we live, speak and relate to others speaks of what we have learned about life. We all are witnesses. How have you been a witness to the goodness of life?

In particular, Jesus invited them to be witnesses to the good news of forgiveness. Recall people who have been witnesses to you of forgiveness and reconciliation. What effect did they have on your life? Have you been able to be a witness to the good news of forgiveness in your life?

Stay in the city until... Jesus instructs the apostles to wait patiently for the moment of grace. What has been your experience of waiting for a moment of grace? What are the moments of grace that you particularly recall (a friendship, a new opportunity, the birth of a baby, etc)?


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates Sat 22nd June & Sun 7th July in Tullamore. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 19th June. 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 3    10.00  Michael & Maureen Lawless & Family, High St

Tues 4     7.45  Our Lady’s Mass

            10.00  Lar Hogan

Wed 5      7.45  Josephine Nolan

            10.00  Mary Kate Duffy

Thurs 6  7.45  Elsie O’Brien

           10.00  William Joseph Kerrigan

Sat 8     10.00  John Cunningham

             6.30  Phil Malone, 1st Ann & Michael Malone

                     Mary Cunningham, 1st Ann

Sun 9     8.30  Esther Larkin

          10.00  Annie & Bob Vickers

          11.30  Kathleen Brophy, nee Lambe, Mon Mem

                    Ursula Coe (nee Digan), Mon Mem

           1.00  Seamus Gleeson, 1st Ann & Vera Gleeson


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the family of Sr Catherine Herhily, Ray McCann, Joseph Leonard & Michael Keville.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Liam Patrick Doolan, Bella Nicole Rattigan Powell & Lileth Edith Brennan who were baptised recently.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €3359; Durrow €250; Envelopes €2031

Thank you for your continued support


PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR FIONA PENDER,  OURPARISHONER WHO HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE 22ND AUGUST, 1996


COMMUNITY NOTICES

MEDJUGORJE JULY 2019 – PARISH PILGRIMAGE: 23rd July for 7 nights.  Half board €719pps.  Ph Pat Kidney 0863192399, PJ Smyth 0868796190, Luke McNamee 0879113118.

1ST FRI/SAT DEVOTIONS TO UNITED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY:  Fri 7.  Mass 7pm, Day Chapel; Adoration & prayers follow in Parish Centre.  All welcome.

HOLY HOUR FOR PREVENTION OF SUICIDE: Thurs 6, 6.30pm, Day Chapel.  All are welcome.

SECULAR FRANCISCANS:  Meeting Tues 4, Mercy Convent, 7pm.  New members welcome.

IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOC:  Thanks to all who supported church gate collection.  €1858 collected.

OFFALY HOSPICE:  Volunteers needed for Sunflower Days, Thurs 6, Fri 7 & Sat 8. If you have an hour or 2 to spare and would like to help us please contact Mary on 0868595046

“MEDLEY OF MELODIES”, featuring local musicians, Sat 8, 7pm, St Catherine’s Church, Hophill.  Afterwards meet local Syrian Community & taste Syrian food.  Proceeds to Human Appeal Ireland, Syrian Refugees.

FREE PARENT WORKSHOP “SUPPORTING TRANSITION FROM PRIMARY TO POST-PRIMARY SCHOOL:Thurs 13, 7.30-9.30pm. Booking essential to,  057 8672402, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

ST MARY’S YOUTH & COMMUNITY CENTRE SUMMER CAMPS:  Secondary School Students Mon 24-Fri 28;   10-12 yrs Mon 1- Fri 5 July; 7-9 yrs Mon 29 July - Fri 2 Aug.  Details 057 9322963 or www.facebook.com/STMYCYouthGroups or pop into the centre for registration form.

PRAYER MEETING Mondays, Paul Galvin’s Ballybought, 8.30-9.30pm.All welcome.Ph 0878375407

STOMA SUPPORT GROUP:  Meeting Tues 11, 6.30-8.30pm,DóchasOffaly Cancer Support Group Centre. Please contact Anne on 086 3074846.  All are welcome

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

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

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

APOSTOLATE OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK:  Fri 14 Evening Programme, 7.30pm, text 0871045200; Sat 15, 10.30am, Mass 3pm, Most Rev Eamon Martin; Programme for children & teens.  Details from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it from Parochial House, Sat 15, 8.20am.Book by Sat 8, PJ 0876386270.  All welcome. 

 
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