21 August 2019
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Parish of the Assumption

Area Code: 057 Tel: 93 21587 - 93 22415 Fax: 93 51510
www.tullamoreparish.ie 
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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 28th July 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 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am & 1.00pm

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow:  Sunday 11.30am

Weekday Masses

Monday-Friday 7.45am & 10.00am; Saturday 10.00am

CONFESSIONS

Saturday:  12 noon-1.00pm, 3.00-4.00pm

GET IN TOUCH

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, 0579321587

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THE IMPORTANCE OF PRAYER

All worthwhile relationships if they are to grow and flourish are based on good communication. Jesus was no different to us in that his days were busy and full. He had good days and bad days, he experienced many trials, tribulations and frustrations as well as joys and happiness. His mechanism for coping and dealing with the challenges in living his message of love and hope was centred on the importance of taking time out to pray at regular intervals.

Many times in the gospel we hear of Jesus heading to a quiet place to pray and reflect and this helped sustain Him in carrying out His mission. His disciples noticed this practice and consequently they were eager to follow His example and they asked Him to teach them how to pray. He does this by praying the Our Father, showing and sharing with them the close relationship He had with God the Father.

Prayer is not about saying lots of words but rather about building up a sustainable relationship with Jesus. This helps sustain us as we live His message in our daily lives which can be very challenging. So, in the coming days let us take some time out and ask Jesus for the strength to open our hearts and minds allowing the Holy Spirit give us the courage and support we need to live the message of Jesus. 


CONGRATULATIONS

Tullamore Parish would like to join with the rest of the nation in sending huge congratulations to Shane Lowry on his magnificent win in the Open last weekend.


CHURCH BELLS – THANK YOU

The bells in Tullamore Church have now been repaired and are functioning fully.  Sincere thanks to everyone who contributed towards our appeal for support in getting the bells in Durrow and Tullamore up and running again.


CEMETERY DAYS IN TULLAMORE PARISH

Cemetery Sunday in Clonminch will be on the 18th August at 1.00pm.

Cemetery Sunday in Durrow will be on the 8thSeptember, with blessing of the graves taking place after 11.30am Mass.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

Luke 11:1-13

In the prayer Jesus gave us as a model, the focus is not on getting God to do what we want, but on trying to be open to what God wants: ‘Your kingdom come.’ That openness implies a trust that what God wants for us is our good. When have you found that it was good for you to take life as it comes, trusting that the Spirit was with you no matter what happened?

One of the points in the parable of the friend knocking at the door, is that in the case of true friendship it will not be necessary to browbeat the friend into giving what you seek. Recall times when you had a friend who gave willingly and readily. What was it like to have such a generous and willing response? Perhaps you can also recall when you have been that kind of a friend to others.

In the culture of the Middle East, hospitality is a priority. It would be unimaginable not to help a friend. Just so, it is unimaginable that God will ignore our prayer. When you think of the reliability of God, what are the images that you find helpful and that encourage you to persist in prayer?

John Byrne, Intercom July 2019


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

With God’s strength behind you, His love with you and His arms underneath you, you are more than sufficient for the days ahead of you.


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 24th Aug & Sun 1st Sept in Tullamore.  No Baptisms in Durrow in September.  The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 21st Aug.

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 29   10.00  Seamus McDonagh

Tues 30    7.45  Edward Cullen, Chapel St

             10.00  Mary Jane Poland, Church St

Wed 31   10.00  James Whelan

Thurs 1     7.45  Elizabeth Larkin, William St

              10.00  Mag O’Connor & nephew Patrick Minnock

Sat 3       10.00  Tom McKenna

Sun 4        8.30  Edward Joy

             10.00  Esther Cunningham

             11.30  Noel Martin, Mon Mem

               1.00  Dolly Spain, Mon Mem

Durrow, Sun 4, 11.30: Maudie & Micheál Walsh; Vincent Ward; Paudge & Delia Kelly, & Family.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Shane O’Connor & Ann Egan.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Milita Veronika Bucaite & Benas Jonas Bucas who were baptised recently.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €3080; Durrow €130; Envelopes €2120

Thank you for your continued support


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


COMMUNITY NOTICES

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you sit for an hour with the Lord, once a month as part of a rota,Sat 5-6am or any hour?  Ph: 0851162668.

1ST FRI/SAT DEVOTIONS TO THE UNITED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY FRI 2:  Mass 7pm, Day Chapel.  Adoration & Prayers follow in the Parish Centre.  All are welcome.

MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Sun 11 Aug.Bus from Parochial House, 9.30am.  Cost €12.  Ph PJ 0876386270.

COINS FOR CARERS:  Please donate coins for our fundraiser for Carers Ireland.  Copper coins welcome as every penny counts.  Please leave into Carers Office at Market Square.

TULLAMORE GARDEN CLUB:  Outing to Bray &Kilquade, Wed 31.  Bus Harbour St, 9am.  Ph 087/475125 or 057/9352312.

TULLAMORE SCOUTS:  Recruitment for September, limited places available, 6-12 year olds. Den is available to hire for meetings etc.Ph0858821303

READY:  Dinner & Dance, Central Hotel, Main St, Sun 28, 7.30pm.  All welcome.  Booking at 9341235.

QUEEN OF PEACE PRAYER MEETING: Mon 8.30-9.30pm, Paul Galvin’s, Durrow, R35VK73.  Ph 0878375407

TULLAMORE LIBRARY:  Wide range of courses & activities available.Ph 0579346832 or 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 .  Lotto nos22/7; 16,19,21,23 (10).

TULLAMORE PHOENIX MARKET - supporting local charities - Sat 10am-3pm, Kilcruttin, beside Food Market. Ph 0879050910

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.

AWARE:  Meet Mon, 7.30pm, Riada House.

GROW Wed, 11am, Town Library, O’Connor Sq. PhMichelle 0864183805. GROW: Promoting Positive Mental Health.

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Drop In Centre, Offaly St, Mon to Thurs, 10am-2pm.  Phone 9328268.

MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 9-14 Sept.Bookings with Pilgrimages Abroad Ltd, Lower Baggot St., Dublin 2. Tel: 01 6359300. email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .Hospital Pilgrimsph A Boland 0877914828.

PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: 9-16 Sept with Fr Tony Gavin, PP, Tubber.  Cost €779 pps.  Further details from Anna Condron.  Tel. No. 090-6482228 or 085-7700198.

NATIONAL CENACLE FOR MARIAN MOVEMENT OF PRIESTS, Knock, Sat 3 Aug, 12 noon-5.30pm.

 
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