21 July 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

2nd July 2017 ~ 13th 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 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am & 1.00pm

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow:  Sunday 11.30am

Holy Days

Church of the Assumption: 7.45am, 10.00am, 1.10pm, 6.30pm.

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 CUP OF WATER

Life is busy. Whether we are in school, college, working, or juggling family life with all sorts of commitments, there is sometimes little time to pause and take stock of things. It can be hard to find time to reflect on how our faith is faring. When we do get a minute to assess things, do we find ourselves wanting? Many of us have the idea that we would like to live better lives, to be more caring, to help those in need. We would like to live up to what Jesus asks of us, if only we had the time to do more. This desire to do better is an important element of our Christian journey. But often we imagine that this will require some sort of grand gesture or dramatic change of direction.

If we are paralysed or overwhelmed by what we can’t do, Jesus has some good news for us today. A cup of water isn’t much, and offering hospitality to a stranger might not seem like a big deal, but that is where Jesus starts. Instructing his twelve disciples, he tells them that anyone who welcomes them or offers them a cup of cold water will be rewarded. What’s more, he adds that anyone who welcomes them in fact welcomes Jesus, the one who sent them.

Small acts of kindness and hospitality have significance beyond what we might expect. No matter how busy we are, there are opportunities every day to offer a cup of water here, or a helping hand there. All these small things play their part in building up God’s kingdom.

(Tríona Doherty, intercom, July 2017)


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Cemetery Day in Clonminch will be on Sunday 20th August at 1.00pm.

Cemetery Day in Durrow will be on Sunday 10th Sept.  Blessing of graves will follow 11.30am Mass.


19TH TULLAMORE INTERNATIONAL SUMMER ORGAN SERIES 2017

The 19th International Summer Organ Series commences in Church of The Assumption, Tullamore, Tuesday 4th July, 8.00pm.  This week, “A Seductive Combo”, features David Doherty, Violin and Simon Harden, Organ.  Tickets available at the door.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS

Matthew 10:37-42

Jesus never wanted suffering for anyone but he knew that if anyone was going to follow in his footsteps promoting love and respect for every person, they would meet with opposition. Fidelity has its price, but also rewards. Would you agree? 

The passage is a call to both radical and practical discipleship. When you have found that in order to achieve a certain objective you had to make it a priority, and then take the practical steps necessary to reach your goal? What were the benefits to you when you did this?

‘Hate’ is prophetic exaggeration for the uncompromising loyalty Jesus seeks in disciples. There may be times when people make demands in conflict with fidelity to another relationship. This can be painful. When have you found that being clear about your priorities helped you in that situation?

(John Byrne, OSA, Intercom, 2017)


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

…When you leave God out, you’ll find yourself without any invisible means of support. Great things are achieved by those who dare to believe that God inside them is superior to circumstances…

(John Mason)


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 22th July in Tullamore and Sun 13th Aug in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wednesday 19th July.

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 03   10.00  Vincent McDonnell, Arden Heights

Tues 04   7.45  Frances Hannigan

              10.00  Joseph, Elizabeth, Margaret & Joseph Jnr Whelan, Park Avenue

Wed 05   10.00  Clooney & O’Connor Families, Cormac St

Thurs 06 10.00  John Quinn & Family, O’Molloy St

Sat 08     10.00  Desmond & Patrick McGirl

                6.30  Margaret Bracken, 1st Ann

                        Ciaran McDonagh, Mon Mem

Sun 09      8.30  Phylis Lawlor, Marian Place

              10.00  Lizzie, Ned, Peg & Jim Dolan

              11.30  Daisy Dowling, Chapel St, Mon Mem

               1.00  Robert Zajac, 1st Ann

                        Mary Rose O’Meara, Mon Mem

Durrow, Sun 9, 11.30: Martin Galvin, 1st Ann


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Elaine Leavy & Martin Staunton.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Riley-Marie French, Leah Margaret Duffy & Kevin Joseph Maher who were baptised recently.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €2928; Durrow €153 

Envelopes €1965

Peter Pence Tullamore €3729.09

Peter Pence Durrow €192.69

Thank you for your continued support


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


COMMUNITY NOTICES

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you sit one hour with the Lord, urgent, Mon 2-3pm, 5-6pm, Wed 11-12 Noon, Fri 3-4pm, 5-6pm or any hour? Ph: 085-1162668.

1ST FRIDAY DEVOTIONS TO THE UNITED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY: Fri 7, Parish Centre, Rosary 6.15pm, Mass 7pm.  All are welcome.

MOBILE BLOOD DONATION CLINIC: Tullamore Court Hotel, Mon 3-Wed 5, 5-8.30pm. 

JANE AUSTIN EVENTS AT TULLAMORE LIBRARY: Afternoon tea on Sat 8th, 2.30pm. 

QUEEN OF PEACE: Monthly Mass & Devotions, Tues 4, Killina Church, 7.30pm

FAMILY CARERS IRELAND: Patient Moving & Handling Training, Thurs 6, 9.30-4.30pm, Training Unit, Family Carers Ireland, Market Square, €90. Ph: Pauline: 0579370223. 

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: Led by Bishop Smith, Sept 12-17th, Hospital pilgrim section, contact A. Boland 087-7914828, as soon as possible.

GROW:  Wed, 11am, Tullamore Library. If you are lonely, isolated or suffering from stress, why not come and learn a practical psychology of mental health. All welcome. Contact Assumpta: 086 8114135.

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Drop in centre, Offaly St, Mon to Thurs, 10am-2pm. Ph: 9328268

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

TULLAMORE MEDITATION GROUP: Parish Centre, Mondays, 7pm

AWARE TULLAMORE: Do you have depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder or a mood related condition? Support & Self Care Group every Monday at 7.30 (except Bank Holidays), Riada House, Arden Road, free, no referral needed.

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

SOSAD: Free confidential counselling service-depression suicide. Ph: 0579346704, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

AA: Offaly House, Offaly St, Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat, 8.15pm; Tues Wed, Fri, 1pm; Sun 12noon

DAINGEAN CEMETERY MASS: Fri 07, 8pm.

 
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