09 December 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

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 18th November 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.


“STAY AWAKE AND STAND READY”

Just last Sunday the nations, including Ireland, commemorated the ending of World War 1. Millions of people died during that war, and many others were permanently maimed and disabled. For those soldiers and the families they left behind, the years of that war must have seemed like the end of the world. Surely, many people would have seen those years as “a time of great distress, unparalleled since nations first came into existence”. 

At the present time we get regular reports of dramatic climate change and we can see the signs for ourselves. In many parts of the world there are wars taking place; there are famines and food shortages, and people and even young children being displaced and dying. Scientists and other commentators point out the evidence for the impending end of the world unless drastic action is taken on a world-wide scale. Our Christian faith does not teach that the world will go on forever, but that it will come to an end in God’s good time.

Our Christian view is not a pessimistic one though. We know that the world will come to an end. “But as for that day or hour, nobody knows it, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son; no one but the Father”. What we must do is to “Stay awake and stand ready”, place our hope in God the Lord and through our faith in Christ our Lord gain ourselves the prize of everlasting happiness.


ALL MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION

There will be a meeting for all ministers of Holy Communion on Thursday 22nd in the Day Chapel at the following times:

Ministers for 6.30pm & 8.30am, from 7.00-7.45pm;

Ministers for 10.00am, 11.30pm & 1.00pm, from 7.45-8.30pm.


CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE

Our annual Christmas Carol Service, featuring Parish and SchoolChoirs, will take place on Sunday 2nd December at 7.00pm in the Church of the Assumption.  Admission is €10 with U-14’s free.  Tickets are available from the Parish Centre.


GLOBAL CATHOLIC CLIMATE MOVEMENT

The heads of six continental bishops’ conferences have signed a rare joint statement urging political leaders to solve climate change. The bishops’ call is clear:

“We call for ambitious and immediate action to be taken in order to tackle and overcome the devastating effects of the climate crisis.  These actions need to be taken by the international community at all levels: by persons, communities, cities, regions, nations.”

The bishops’ statement is aimed at world leaders who are preparing for a UN climate summit in Poland this December.  We pray thanks for the bishops’ leadership.  Now, it’s our turn to respond.  Full statement can be found on www.catholicclimatemovement.global 


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS

Mark 13:24-32

Jesus speaks of the established order falling apart, but the collapse of the old order opened the way for new possibilities. When have you seen something new and hopeful emerge after the collapse of something that you had expected to endure much longer, perhaps even for ever?

The parable of the fig tree. Even in winter, it begins to put forth leaves which give a hint of the fruit to come. Where have you found signs of hope in a wintry situation – in your own life, in the life of some group, in the life of the Church?

Jesus proposes no clear time-scale for the events being foretold, so the final sentence (v.32) is a call to alertness, to live the present to the full. What difference does it make to you when you are able to live the present moment to the full?

John Byrne osa, Intercom November 2018


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 24th Nov, Sun 2nd Dec & Sat 15th Dec, in Tullamore & Sun 9th Dec in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 21st Nov.

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 19     7.45  Sean Forrestal

             10.00  Larry Bracken & parents & Ann Bracken

Tues 20    7.45  McCormack Family

              10.00  Ann Wilson

Wed 21     7.45  Seamus O’Connor, Mon Mem

             10.00  Teresa Kenny & Family

Thurs 22 10.00  Patsy Hughes, Clonminch Rd

Fri 23     10.00  Eileen Smollen

Sat 24     10.00  Noel Boland

                6.30  Mary McEvoy, Mon Mem

                        Denis Daly, Mon Mem

Sun 25      8.30  Sally Cronly

              10.00  Paddy Beatty & Larry Fox, 

                        Mary Kate & Tom Owens

             11.30  James Kilroe, Mon Mem

                        Jamie Souter, Mon Mem

               1.00  John Rigney, Mon Mem

                        Margaret Malone, Mon Mem


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the famiies of Patrick Finn & Paddy Owens.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €3505; Durrow €163; Envelopes €2715

World Meeting of Families Exit Collection Tullamore €1523.74; Durrow €202.75

Thank you for your continued support


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


COMMUNITY NOTICES

SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING, THE TITULARE FEAST OF THE CATHEDRAL:Evening Prayer & Benediction will be celebrated at the Cathedral Sun 25, 5pm.  All are welcome.

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you sit an hour with the Lord:Fri 5-6pm (very urgent), or any hour?Ph: 0851162668.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL ANNUAL CHURCH GATE COLLECTION takes place next weekend, Sat 24 & Sun 25.  Please support.

ST PADRE PIO MASS Tues 20, 7.30pm, Church of the Assumption.  All are welcome.

MIDLAND CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP:  AGM Tues 20, 7.30pm sharp, St Mary’s Parish Centre.  All are welcome.

BALLINAMERE NS now enrolling for September 2019.  Application Forms available from the school or can be downloaded from school website www.ballinamere.ie.

OLDER ADULTS IN SPORTS FEST Wed 21, 9.45am-3pm, Mucklagh Community Centre in conjunction with Offaly Sports Partnership.  Ph Jean 0579357463; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

TULLAMORE HARRIERS CLUB:  Book launch "Tullamore Harriers A History 1953 - 2018" Thurs 22, Tullamore Court Hotel, 8pm.  All welcome. 

ECUMENICAL REMEMBRANCE SERVICE marking Armistice Day, O’Connor Sq,Sun 25, 2.30pm, to remember men and women from Offaly who fought and died.  All are welcome to attend.

PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS-LEARN TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS:  Free Seminar, Thurs 22, 3.30-5.30pm, Tullamore Library.  Booking at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ph057 9346832 

CAPPINCUR COMMUNITY ALERT:  AGM, Tues20, 8pm, St Joseph's Oratory. All are welcome.

BALLYCOMMON TELEWORK & TRAINING CENTRE:  Lotto nos12/11/184,15,16,28,bonus 23.  Ph0579353177 re courses.

ARK OF DIVINE MERCY ATHLONE:Pilgrimage to Medjugorje May 21st - 28th 2019. Details from Kathleen 0876600190/Paul 0877828283 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

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

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

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

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

TONY HICKEY DIVINE WILL TALK Knock, Thurs 22, 10am-5pm. Ph 0872897624/016286093.

 
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