23 April 2019
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

5th Sunday of Lent ~ 7th April 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 8.30a.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 (see changes for Lent)

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

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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.


NO ONE DESERVES MERCY

The point about Mercy is: nobody deserves it.  We all deserve true justice but Mercy is a total gift.  Mercy cancels out wrongs and transgressions because it is the free response of the person grieved.  Mercy shows us the complete graciousness of the person who is wronged.

When we see the scene in today’s Gospel, we can imagine ourselves in the place of the woman taken in adultery.  And we could possibly put faces on some of our accusers – ready to throw a stone or two in our direction!  The challenge in today’s Gospel is where to see ourselves in this scenario and it should be in the person who is totally forgiving.  Can we forgive as easily as Jesus forgives?  Can we forgive and forget.

God’s ‘track record’ on forgiveness is very clear – He is good at it and has lots of practice.  How does our ‘track record’ measure up?


PARKING IN THE CHURCH GROUNDS

We remind parishioners to exercise caution at all times when driving a vehicle in the church grounds. The ground markings have been upgraded and cars should only be parked in the designated parking bays.


LENT 2019

Weekday Masses:  7.30am, 10.00am & 7.30pm.

Evening Prayer for Lentcontinuesevery Sunday at 5.30pm in the Church of the Assumption.  All are welcome.

Talks on Reading of Bible Tuesdays, 10.30am, Parish Centre

Stations of the Cross before 10.00am Mass, Monday-Friday.

Confessions Saturday 12.00-1.00pm and 3.00-4.00pm.


HEALING & RECONCILIATION

Two of the Sacraments celebrate healing: Holy Anointing and Confession.  One is for the body and the other for the soul.  On the Monday of Holy Week the Sacrament of the Sick will be offered during Mass for Healing at 2.00pm.

Our Reconciliation Day in preparation for Easter will be on Friday next, 12th.  There will be a Penitential ceremony after 7.30am, 10.00am and 7.30pm Masses.  A priest will be available in the Church ALL DAY for Confessions.

The Sacrament of Confession is for everyone, because everyone is in need of the spiritual healing given by this Sacrament.


FOOTPRINTS THROUGH LENT

A Journey of hope to Easter

Our Footprints series finishes on Friday 12th with the Day of Reconciliation. Our final speaker is Fr John Walsh OP. Fr John will speak powerfully of God's mercy and forgiveness.

On this day we have an opportunity to receive the healing and powerful forgiveness of the Sacrament of Confession. No matter what weighs us down we can come to Confession knowing we will receive neither judgment or condemnation, but mercy and love. During 7.30pm Mass there will be a chance for Confession.

The Mass will conclude with Eucharistic healing; the Blessed Sacrament will be carried through the Church as in done in Lourdes and Knock. This is the best way possible to prepare for Holy Week.


MEATH DIOCESE VOCATIONS Retreat for men (aged 18-40 years)

“The Men of the Passion - Journeying to Calvary with the characters of the Passion story”

Retreat takes place in Tullamore Parish Centre on Saturday 13th from 12.00 noon to after 6.30 evening Mass of Palm Sunday.

Donation only: contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


POPE FRANCIS’ INTENTION FOR APRIL

For doctors and their humanitarian collaborators in warzones, who risk their lives to save the lives of others.


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

The worse sin is not to hate people, but to be coldly indifferent to them.  (George Bernard Shaw)


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates Sun 5th May in Tullamore & Sun 12th May in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 17th April.

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 8      7.30  Our Lady’s Mass

            10.00  Teresa Twomey

Tues 9   10.00  Eddie Martin

         7.30pm  Michael Flavin

Wed 10  10.00  Christopher O’Brien, Castlebarna, Daingean

Fri 12  7.30pm  Tom Conway, Ballydaly

Sat 13      6.30  Kathleen Spollen,  Mon Mem

Sun 14   10.00  Joseph Bryant, Connolly Park

             11.30  Eileen Boland, 1st Ann

`                      Mary Moran, 1st Ann

               1.00  Margaret Flanagan, 1st Ann & husband Oliver

Shared Mass Sat 13, 10am:John & May Brickland; Dermot, Philomena, Geraldine & Donal Flanagan & Kathleen, Eddie, Frances & Patrick Lee & Paddy & Teresa Hayes; Joseph Buckley; Johnny & Christine Kavanagh; Bernard, Angela & Edward Caulfield; Michael Halpin; Bridget & James Martin, Daly & Martin Families; Bridget & Joe McCabe & Dunne Family; Robert, Christina, Robbie & Rose McNair; John & Kathleen Hayes; Joseph Buckley; Patrick Gorman & Family, Davis Family & Bridgie & Joe Kirwan; John & Angela O’Sullivan; Rory McEvoy; Julia Keoghan; Bridie & Dick Loughman; Michael & Annie Feery; Michael Duffy; Dan & Eileen Kelly; O’Shaughnessy Family; Mary Ellen Iverson (nee Kelly); Kathleen & Christopher Dwyer; Buckley Family & Kathy & Dinny Morris; Joseph & Catherine O’Connor; Jack & Kathleen Egan; babies Michael & Dora Maher;  PJ Geoghegan & Benny & Kay Carlon; Herr Family; Eddie, Annie & Michael Dowling & Heffernan Family; John Guinan; John & Maureen Maloney; Peter Vickers & Vickers Family; Colm & Theresa McCabe & daughter Patricia.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €2697; Durrow €109; Envelopes €3152

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.

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you sit an hour with the Lord: Wed 12-1am, Fri 12-1am; Sun 11-12 midnightor any hour? Ph: 0851162668.

ST PADRÉ PIO MASS Tues 9, 7.30pm, Tullamore Church.

LEGION OF MARY:  Rosary, AlfieLambe’s House, Arden Rd, Sat 13, 8.15pm.  All are welcome.

MIDLAND CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP:  Meeting Wed 10, 7.30pm, Parish Centre.

FREE COMPUTER CLASSES FOR FARMERS Tullamore Library, Thurs 10.30am-12.30pm.  Booking essential, at 090-6482744.

STOMA SUPPORT GROUP meeting Tues 9, 6.30-8.30pm, Dóchas Centre.Ph Anne on 086 3074846.  All are welcome

AGE ACTION FREE BEGINNER COMPUTER CLASSES for over 55’s Learners and volunteer tutors wanted.  Details from 086-4136547 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

IRISH WHEELCHAIR OFFALY BRANCH AGM Tues 9, 8pm, Day Care Centre, Arden Rd.

GAELIC FOR MOTHERS & OTHERS! Fun football for ladies O-25.Info meeting Mon 8, 8pm, GAA Centre.

READY:  Dinner & Dance, Sun 7, Townhouse, High St, 7.30pm.  All welcome.  Booking at 9341235.

TULLAMORE TOWN LIBRARY offers a wide range of courses for all.  Details from  0579346832, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

BALLYCOMMON TTC: Details on courses from 0579353177 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

EEO:  Meeting, Tues 9, 11-1pm, Darmagh Community Centre, Clontarf Rd.  All interested in supporting a Disability Network are welcome.Details from Offaly Local Development Company on 087 6028801 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY 28TH:  Mass Sun 28, Mucklagh Church, 3pm.  Devotions begin 2.45pm.  All are welcome.

CLONMACNOISE PRAYER VIGIL, Fri 12. Mass, 9pm.  Adoration & Prayers until 2.10am.  All welcome.   Ph 085-7746763.

EDDIE STONES in Kilcormac Church, Palm Sunday 7pm.

 
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