23 April 2018
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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

Easter Sunday ~ 1st April 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.


HE IS RISEN, ALLELUIA !

If Christ is not risen, then our faith in essence has no meaning. Easter is the fulfilment of all that Jesus, as Son of God, came to bring us. “I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full” (John 10:10). The Paschal Mystery, which is at the heart of the Christian message, is Jesus, who through his birth, life, suffering and death brings us to “life”. So today, let us renew our commitment to the Paschal experience of Jesus and immense ourselves in His mission. Each one of us by our baptism, has accepted the invitation and indeed challenge of living the message of Easter. Let the celebration of the Risen Lord be at the core of our daily lives as we endeavour to live the joy of the resurrection in our communities. 


EASTER GRATITUDE

After thedark days of Lent, we have arrived into the springtime of Easter. It has been most encouraging to witness the number of people who attended daily Mass during the season of Lent. I thank those who have prepared and participated in our Easter ceremonies. These are all signs of hope and light as we celebrate the presence and work of the Lord among us.

On behalf of the Parish team, I wish all of you every blessing and peace this Easter.                            

 Fr. Joe & Parish Team.


MASSES FOR EASTER WEEK

Next week, Easter Monday to Friday 6th, there will be one Mass only at 10.00am.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

JOHN 20:1-9

The disciples are in a state of shock and suffering from traumatic loss. Jesus, the one whom they had placed so much hope, has been murdered and buried. Then, before they have time to recover, comes another shock – the body of Jesus is missing. Have you had experiences in which one tragedy or crisis follows quickly after another? What was that like for  you? How did you cope? What, or who, sustained you then?

Mary and Peter, and possibly others, came and discovered that the tomb was empty. The part of the story we have in this text gives no explanations of what has happened. They are left in a state of bewilderment ‘for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.’ Have you been in that kind of situation, faced with events you cannot explain, possibly events which have dashed your hopes in another person, or in God? What has that been like for you?

Yet in spite of the lack of explanation, the beloved disciple ‘saw and believed’.

Have there been times when others have done something that you could not understand, and which they could not explain at the time and yet you believed that all was not as it seemed; times when you decided to trust in spite of the evidence?

Have there been times when others have shown this kind of faith in you when you were not able to offer satisfactory explanations, and all you could say was ‘trust me’?

Have there been times in your relationship with God when you have felt that you were faced with an empty tomb and still you believed?

Where have you found life in such experience?

(John Byrne, OSA, Intercom March 2018)


ROSARY FOR LIFE

The Rosary for life is offered every Monday evening at 6.30pm for the preservation of the 8th Amendment. Please join your prayers with this intention.


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 28th Apr & Sun 06th May in Tullamore & Sun 13th May in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 18th Apr.

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 02   10.00   Michael Keegan, Callery St, 1st Ann

Tues 03  10.00   Clancy Family

Wed 04   10.00  Tom Duffy

Thurs 05 10.00  Mary Ann Houlihan

Sat 07     10.00  Patrick Tynan, Callary St

               6.30  Roy Lane, Mon Mem

                       Angela Conlon, Mon Mem, & husband Mick & Family

Sun 08      8.30  May Lennon

             10.00  Jack Wyer

             11.30  John McCarthy, Mon Mem

              1.30  Mary Brickland, 1st Ann

                       Nancy Kane, Arden View, Mon Mem

Durrow, Sun 8, 11.30am: Kathleen Fox, Doory, 1st Ann


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s Family Jack Michael Soden, John Paul Casey, Kiera Emma Moran, Josh Jacyno & Brógan Neil Paul Taylor who were baptised recently.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Anne Daly, Joseph Ryan & Philomena (Phylis) Durant nee Elliffe.


PARISH COLLECTION

Tullamore €3529; Durrow €171;

Envelopes €2576

Thank you for your continued support


PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR FIONA PENDER, OUR PARISHIONER WHO HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE 22ND AUG 1996


COMMUNITY NOTICES

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you sit an hour with the Lord: Sun Midnight-1am, 3-4am, Noon-1pm, 1-2pm & 4-5pm or any other hour? Ph: 0851162668.

FIRST FRI/SAT DEVOTIONS TO THE UNITED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY: Fri 6, Parish Centre. Rosary 6.30pm, Mass 7pm. All welcome.

HOLY HOUR FOR PREVENTION OF SUICIDE: Day Chapel,Thurs 5, 6.30-7.30pm. All Welcome.

MIDLAND LIVING LINKS: Tea/Coffee morning, Tues 3, Parish Centre, 10.30am. All Welcome.

C.N.G PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: Sat 5 May. All welcome. Contact A. Boland 0877914828.

SECULAR FRANCISCAN ORDER: Meeting Mercy Convent, Tues 3, 7pm. New members welcome.

ST. PHILOMENA’S N.S. Enrolment Information evening Wed April 11, 7.30pm in the school.  Enrolment packs available on the night.

MEALS ON WHEELS urgently require drivers to deliver meals in the town area. If interested phTadhg 9341377, Pat 9352602, Maureen 9341159, Beth 9321697, Harriet 0876906770 or any committee member.

“STAND UP FOR LIFE RALLY”, Athlone IT, Wed 4, 6pm.  Busfrom  Parochial House, Tullamore, 5pm. Ph0872563439.

REGIONAL PIONEER MEETING: Monthly meeting, Parish Centre Wed 4, 8pm. All are welcome. Contact 0578646554/0871249313.

TULLAMORE LIBRARY: 'As far as Tullamore it is all on our side!'Irish suffragettes & campaign for the female franchise, 1911-1918'.  Talk by Dr. William Murphy, 6.30pm Thurs 5.Booking essential - 0579346832.

TULLAMORE CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP“Life in the Spirit” seminars, every Wed 7.45pm,Day Chapel. All welcome.

TULLAMORE PHOENIX MARKETsupporting local charities, open every Sat 10-3pm. Any queries ph: Mary 0879301749. 

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY: Devine Mercy. Mass 3pm Sun Apr 8, Mucklagh Church. All welcome.

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

AWARE: Support & Self Care Group every Mon, (except Bank Holidays), 7.30 Riada House, Arden Rd, free, no referral needed.

SOSAD: Free, Confidential Counselling service. Ph: 0579346704 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
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