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

25th June 2017 ~ Sunday

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.


 EVEN THE HAIRS ON YOUR HEAD ARE COUNTED

Today’s Gospel is an affirmation for all those who feel persecuted in any way because of their beliefs or because people are speaking badly about them, or those who feel alienated from their community, their family or even from God. During such times it can be extremely lonely to the point where one can lose their sense of purpose in this world. While we might not want to shout from the rooftops, as Jesus suggests, there is a message here to speak out, to talk it out.

Today spend time on the beautiful words of Jesus in this Gospel-‘Even the hairs of your head are all counted, so do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows!’ The sparrow, one of the smallest birds, is cared for and loved by God. This is a reminder that no matter how insignificant we might feel or how challenging the circumstances get, God is with us, each of us.

Once again, we are being told how sacred each and every person is and how much we are loved by God. In his eyes, each of us are precious. Today, recall the times or places where you felt God’s supporting presence.

‘When we travel through those wilderness places of our lives where we feel lost, insecure, lonely, frustrated, discouraged, or overcome by busyness: Help us to trust in you, God of the journey. When we catch glimpses of the tremendous love you have for us and experience a deep, loving connection with others: Help us to trust in you, God of the journey.’

Joyce Rupp

(from Jane Mellet, Intercom June ’17)


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.


PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION - EXIT COLLECTION, SUNDAY JUNE 25th. 

Each year throughout the entire Church, on the Sunday nearest the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, a collection is held for the charitable work of the Pope. It is interestingly one of the oldest collections in the Church. It was first mentioned in history as far back as 1031 and in Ireland it dates back to Norman times. 

Pope Francis has shown us by his word and by his example the special concern he has for the poor and those on the periphery of society. He has said that he wants a Church which is poor and there for the poor. He has a special concern for the victims of human trafficking and modern forms of slavery. He has appealed on many occasions for support for the many Christians who suffer persecution because of their faith. Pope Francis' own personal life style is marked by great simplicity. 

The Peter's Pence collection is a gesture of solidarity with the Pope in his care for the poor and I ask you to contribute generously also as a sign of your personal appreciation of the work of Pope Francis. 

With sincere thanks for your generosity and with prayerful regards in the Lord, please pray for Pope Francis and his ministry. 


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS

Matthew 10:26-33

‘Do not fear’ is the unifying theme in this passage which is set in the context of a mission sermon by Jesus, preparing his disciples for what lay ahead. He urges them to have courage in speaking his message and living his message, drawing strength from their trust in the Father whose care for us exceeds his care for hundreds of sparrows. How has trust in God been a source of strength in life for you?

The body/soul terminology presupposes an anthropology in which the soul represents one’s real self and the body is the perishable shell. For Jesus the important thi9ng is to be true to one’s self, even if this does involve some material or physical loss or pain. When you have that kind of courage, what was it like for you?

There is no such thing as secret discipleship. It is in declaring their allegiance to Jesus that his followers will find life. They will be the losers if they hide their discipleships. Does this resonate with your experience?  

John Byrne OSA Intercom 2017


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 22th July & Sun 6th Aug 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 26   10.00  Richard ‘Dick’ Byrne

Tues 27  10.00  James Flanagan, Cappincur

Wed 28   10.00  Joseph Doyle

Thurs 29 10.00  Kathleen & Mick Keane, New Road

Fri 30     10.00  Tom, Ellen, Ann & Marie Egan, Sragh

Sat 01    10.00  Vincent Kane, Arden View

               6.30  Kathleen McDonald, Mon Mem

Sun 02     8.30  James, Mary Ann & Marcella Byrne, Cormac St

             10.00  Margaret & Patrick Dunne & John Brady

             11.30  Josie Smyth, Mon Mem

                       Dennis Dunne, 1st Ann  

               1.00  Christine Freer, Clara Road, 1st Ann

 

Shared Mass, Durrow, Sun 2, 11.30: John, Maggie & Regina Minnock, John & Mollie Kelly, Josie Spollen 


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Margaret Bracken, Kathleen Tyrell & Christina Oven.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Karol Andrzej Zabinski, Logan James O’Leary, Tarla Noel Lawlor, Aoife Mairéad Keoghan & Derek Luke Ward who were baptised recently.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €3143; Envelopes €2415

Durrow €220 

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, Sun 11-12pm, 12-1pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm,3-4pm or any hour? Ph: 085-1162668.

TULLAMORE ORGAN SERIES: A Seductive Combo, Church of the Assumption, Tues, 04, 8pm.

TULLAMORE LIBRARY: Tues 27, 6.30pm "The National Gallery -The General Collection" Talk by Valerie Moffat of the Gallery. Thurs 29,6pm, Ronan Ryan will be reading from his debut novel, about the unlucky Diaz clan, which “is compelling and compassionate” – Irish Times. Booking essential 057 9346832.

TULLAMORE GARDEN CLUB: Summer outing Wed 28, to St Anne's Park, Rose Gardens & National Botanic Gardens, Dublin. Bus leaving O'Connor Sq at 9am. Ph: Eileen 087 1375125.

EXPERIENCE GENTLE DANCES/MOVEMENTS FOR MEDITATION & WELLBEING: Thurs 29, 7.15-8.45pm, Parish Centre. Donation of €5 towards Parish Funds.

CANTORI TULACH MHÓR: Choral group, concert in Methodist Church, Wed 28-Fri 30. Adm: €10.

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.

FAMILY CARERS IRELAND: Patient Moving & Handling Training, Thurs 6 July, 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.

DIVINE MERCY: 1st Sat in honour of our Blessed Lady, Tubber Church, Sat 1, 2pm.  Mass, Rosary, Adoration & Confessions. Ph: 087 7828283 for details.

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

ALL IRELAND RALLY FOR LIFE:  March Sat 1 July, Dublin City Centre, Parnell Sq, 2pm.  Bus from Kilbeggan.  Ph 0868462284. 

KILCLONFERT CEMETERY MASS: Sun 02, 9am.

 
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