19 September 2017
Bulletin

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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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20th August 2017 

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.


CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE

She was a lady like many – the woman of the Gospel today. She would fight for her child. So she took on Jesus, the best known religious figure around. Like someone taking on the Taoiseach over a medical card for a chronically ill child, and not letting him off the hook.

Jesus was testing her. He saw faith, but he wanted everyone else to see it. So he told her she didn’t fit into the local religious sphere because she was foreigner, an asylum seeker or a refugee. Or a lone mother who had a bad name. She knew she fitted into the heart of Jesus simply because she was the mother of a sick child. Jesus cured her child and praised her faith.

She is another of the unnamed ones of the Gospel. Like the woman of Samaria, the rich young man, the thief on Calvary – she is herself, and she is all of us. She is everyone, man and woman, of faith.

Faith in a surprising God who in Jesus his Son never says no to goodness. Faith that keeps us energetic and alive, not tired, in soul as well as body.

Lord, I believe, strengthen my faith.

Donal Neary SJ, Intercom Aug 2017


Fear knocked on the door, faith answered. There was no one there. Dr Martin Luther King Jnr


WELCOME

We welcome Norman Allred to the parish. Norman is from Utah in the US and he is a clerical student for our diocese studying at the Beda College in Rome.

He is on a pastoral placement in the parish for a few weeks. Please keep him in your prayers and continue to pray for vocations.


KILBRIDE CEMETERY

The annual mass and blessing of the graves will take place in Kilbride Cemetery on Sunday 27 at 10.00am. Fr. Rory O’ Brien will celebrate mass.

All are welcome. A gate collection will take place to help with the cutting of grass and upkeep of the graveyard.


MONDAY 21ST – CELEBRATING ONE YEAR TO THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES IN KNOCK

We invite you and all your family to come along to the launch of the one-year programme of preparation for World Meeting of Families 2018, which will take place at the Knock Shrine, County Mayo, on Monday 21st August 2017 on the Anniversary of the Apparition of Our Lady in Knock.

This day of celebration will include liturgical moments, the celebration of the Eucharist, workshops, as well as faith and fun activities for all the family.

The WMOF2018 Icon of the Holy Family will be unveiled and anointed at Mass in the Basilica at 3.00pm and then begin its journey around the dioceses of Ireland.

Please join us in Knock that day with all your family! We look forward to welcoming families from every diocese across the country for this special celebration. 


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS

Matthew 15:21-28

Having met with rejection from the Pharisees Jesus goes to Gentile territory and encounters faith in an unexpected place, in the Canaanite woman. His mission had previously been to his own people. This adds a new dimension to his mission. Have you had occasions when a chance encounter set your life off in a new direction?

The initial reaction of Jesus to the woman was one of rejection but her persistence won a response from him. When have you found that persistence was needed to gain what you sought? What did that experience teach you?

In our days, welcoming the stranger is a challenge. We are more comfortable with our own. What difference has it made when you were able to offer a friendly welcoming face to a stranger?

Who are the ‘Canaanite women’ who call out for attention today – people in Church or State whose needs are not being attended to?John Byrne osa, Intercom Aug 2017


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism datesareSat 23rd Sept & Sun 1st Octin Tullamore and Sun 8th Oct in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for this date is on Wed 20th Sept.

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 21     7.45  O’Connell Family, Dillon St

Tues 22    7.45  James Martin

Wed 23   10.00  Mary Nevin

Thurs 24   7.45  Patrick, Kate & Richard Bracken, Arden

             10.00  Mary & Pat McCormack

Fri 25     10.00  Christy Cutler, 104 O’Molloy St

Sat26      10.00  Annie Heffernan, Convent View

               6.30  Richard Somers, Ashley Court, 1st Ann

Sun27       8.30  Dolores &Tadhg Collins

             10.00  Paul Stack

             11.30  Christine Freer, 1st Ann & parents Dick & Carmel

                1.00  Pat Ennis, 1st Ann


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Annie Lynch & Mairead Blake.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Jamie Terence Scully & Cillian Martin Deering who were baptised recently.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €3085; Durrow €185

Holy Day:  Tullamore €1554; Durrow €120

Envelopes €2275

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, most urgent Tues 12-1pm; Thurs 12-1pm; Fri 3-4pm, 5-6pm; Sun 1-2pm,or any hour? Ph 0851162668.

SOSAD:  Summer is almost over and the winter is creeping in fast. Dark evenings and cold weather affect everyone in some way but please remember and look out for the most vulnerable.If you or if you know someone who could do with some support please contact us on our 24 hour phone line 057 93 46704.

READY:  Dinner & dance, Maunsells, Sun 27, 7.30pm.  To book ph9341235.

OSPCA ANNUAL 3K WALK THROUGH WOODS Sun 27, 4pm, Charleville Castle main entrance.  Adults €5/children free – (face-painting, balloons, refreshments, prizes/goodies). All dogs must be on a lead. Come & join us and show your support for the animals under the care of OSPCA.

STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS COURSE – organised by Local Enterprise Offaly – commencing 11 Sept.  Ph 0579357480 or visit website www.localenterprise.ie/Offaly

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

GROW:  Wed, 11am, Tullamore Library.  If you are lonely, isolated or suffering from stress why not come and learn a practical psychology of mental health.  All welcome.  Contact Assumpta 086 811 4135

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

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:  Support & self-care group for those have depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder or mood related condition.  Meet Mon, 7.30pm, Riada House.

 
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