19 June 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

Corpus Christi Sunday ~ 3rd June 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 MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST

In today’s first reading, we are reminded of the original covenant made between God and his chosen people. They agreed to “observe all the commands that the Lord had decreed”. In return, the Lord would look after them and bring them to the Promised Land. The covenant was publicly ratified through the offering of holocausts and the spilling of blood on the altar and on the people. From then on God and Israel were united by a living covenant.

Today’s Gospel reading tells us of a new covenant between God and humankind. Again, there is the offering of a sacrifice, but this time it is the Body and Blood of Christ. The broken bread and the poured wine are signs of His life, given in love on the cross. At every celebration of the Eucharist, Jesus is here with us, Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity---the nearest thing to Heaven on earth. And, we offer Him up and ourselves to his heavenly Father. We thank God for all he has done for us and especially for the gift of life through Jesus his Son. Our side of the new covenant is to follow the teachings of Jesus. His final words are a vow and promise that what was begun at the table in the upper room will be accomplished in the Kingdom of God, our Promised Land.

Will you turn out for Jesus or accompany Him in this evening’s procession? Or, will you visit Him in the Blessed Sacrament?


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Congratulations to the children from  Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada 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.


JUNIOR PPC - SENIOR CITIZENS BINGO

Senior Citizens Bingo after 10am Mass Friday June 8th,in the Parish Centre. All welcome.


‘LUCKY FIRST GOAL’ RESULTS

Time of the first goal was 50:13. If you have the winning ticket, please present it to the Parish Centre before June 25th 2018.


OUR CATHOLIC FAITH

Many in our community and nation are feeling sad these days....bear in mind:

The Gospel is not an anesthetic, 

Jesus' words are not inspirational thoughts from which you can pick and choose.

His teachings are not easy. 

To follow Him means to take a hard road, a road that many will mock you, for to be a Catholic today is difficult.

You are in a minority.

You will not have the support of law, public opinion or popularity.

You will be accused and blamed for the sins of others. 

You will constantly be reminded of things you are not at fault for. You will believe in things that will make you hated.

You may ask yourself....

Why bother?

Yet, you will walk in the footsteps of generations of saints 

and sinners all who discovered Jesus Christ,

the wonder of His Sacraments,

the power of His Word,

You will see the bigger picture of 

God's eternal love and mercy. 

You will find faith, hope and love. 

And when all who have rejected the gift of faith they have been given have discovered there is 

NOTHING

they will look at you and see something different 

the face of Christ 

The Way

The Truth

The Life 

KEEP THE FAITH!


DURROW PATTERN

Durrow Pattern Day is Saturday 9th June. 

List of Events

10.00am First Communion Mass

12.00noon Concelebrated Mass followed by Procession to The Well

4.30pm  Sports in GAA field (Adults €5; Children Free)

9.00pm Cards in Durrow Hall


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

…Nothing can make you feel so strong as a call to God for help…


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 23rd June & Sun 1st July in Tullamore & Sun 8th July in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 20th 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 04   10.00  Kieran McDonagh, 263 Arden View

Tues 05    7.45  Josephine Nolan

              10.00  William Joseph Kerrigan

Wed 06     7.45  Elsie O’Brien

              10.00  Mary Kate Duffy

Thurs 07   7.45  John Cunningham

              10.00  Peg & Paddy Flynn, 47 Clontarf Rd

Fri 08     10.00  Dolores Garry & Garry & Coughlan Families 

Sat 09     10.00  Terry & Kathleen Adams

                6.30  Daisy Dowling, Chapel St, 1st Ann

                       John Condron, Mon Mem

Sun 10      8.30  Esther Larkin 

              10.00  Annie & Bob Vickers

              11.30  Kieran McDonagh, 1st Ann

               1.00  Offaly Kidney Association


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the family of Kathleen Kavanagh, Sr. Eileen Lenihan & Eileen Sheerin. 


PARISH COLLECTION

Tullamore €3412; Durrow €198;

Envelopes €2465

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: Mon 1-2pm, 5-6pm, Tues 4-5pm, Wed 5-6pm, Thurs 4-5pm or any other hour? Ph: 0851162668.

ACCORD TULLAMORE: Recruiting for Certificate in Counseling training programme. Further info available: www.accord.ie; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 0579341831.

PARISH CAR PARK: open 7 days per week. €2 per day.

FIGHTING BLINDNESS:  Church gate collection 2 & 3. Please Support.

MEETING OF SECULAR FRANCICAN ORDER: Tues 5, Mercy Convent, 7pm. New members welcome.

MIDLAND LIVING LINKS: Coffee/tea morning Tues 5 after 10am mass. All Welcome.

OFFALY HOSPICE SUNFLOWER DAYS Volunteers Needed for Thurs 7, Fri 8 & Sat 9, contact Mary: 0868595046 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . All money raised in Offaly stays in Offaly.

SUMMER CAMPS AT ST. MARY’S YOUTH & COMMUNITY CENTRE: Post Primary: Mon 25-Fri 29.  10-12yrs: Mon 2- Fri 6 July. 7-9yrs: Mon 23-Fri 27 July. Member’s €50/Non-members €55. To book ph: Anita 0857128488/Centre 0579322963. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BARNARDOS NATIONAL COLLECTION DAY Fri 14 Sept, to help with bag-packs or on-street collections. To hear what’s planned in your community & how to get involved please contact Robyn Macken: 017080418 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION: National Bag Pack in your local Tesco Fri 6 & Sat 7 July. Register to volunteer: www.iwa.ie/tesco or call 0469072539. 

BLOOMS DAY AT TULLAMORE LIBRARY: Lecture by Fidelma Mahon, MA NUIM, entitled 'James Joyce: a portrait'.  Sat 16, 3-4pm.  Booking essential – ph: 0579346832.

DÓCHAS: if you’ve been affected by the CervicalCheck controversy & need to speak to someone, call/drop into Dóchas where we can offer information & support; 9328268.

DIOCESE OF MEATH PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: 12-17 Sept. Hospital pilgrims contact A. Boland 0877914828.

CAPPINCUR CEMETERY MASS: Sat 23, 8pm. All Welcome.

BALLYCOMMON CEMETERY MASS: Fri 22, 8pm. All Welcome.

MEDITATION:  Mondays, 7-8pm, Parish Centre.  All welcome.

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICES: Helpline number 0579351886 

TULLAMORE PHOENIX MARKET supporting local charities. Open every Sat 10-3pm. Any queries ph: Mary 0879301749. 

 
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