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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13th 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

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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.


FEAR & FAITH

The Gospel today tells us a lot about fear. Peter and the disciples found themselves crossing the lake with a storm rising. They were terrified as Jesus came walking across the lake, telling them to have courage. Peter duly accepted the invitation to walk on water but he doubted and his faith failed him. He began to sink.

When we experience stress in our lives we are like Peter, tempted to have doubts. It is then we need those encouraging words from the Lord, “Do not be afraid”. Life is full of obstacles and we need the help of Jesus to guide us. Peter’s mistake was that he only turned to Jesus in a moment of fear. There is a lesson for us who only pray in earnest when problems arise. Some of us regard prayer as a last resort, not a first one. Jesus is always ready to help us.

When they were all gathered together in the boat with Jesus, the storm ceased. When they recognized his power, calm was restored. 


FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION

Tuesday 15th, is the Feast of the Assumption. Mass times will be as follows:

Tullamore – 7.45am, 10.00am, 1.10 & 6.30pm

Durrow – Vigil (14th) 8.00pm


KNOCK NOVENA & PREPARATION FOR WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018

Families are invited to come along to the launch of the one-year programme of preparation for World Meeting of Families 2018, at the Knock Shrine, on Monday 21, the Anniversary of the Apparition of Our Lady.

The WMOF2018 Icon will be presented at Mass in the Basilica at 3.00pm and then begin its journey around the Dioceses. www.worldmeeting2018.ie.


CEMETERY SUNDAY IN CLONMINCH

Cemetery Sunday is next Sunday, 20th at 1.00pm in Clonminch. This is an important day in our Parish, as we remember our dead and their families. There will be no 1.00pm Mass in the Church of the Assumption.

We ask all families to continue removing waste material from their graves and we acknowledge the efforts that people have been making in maintaining and keeping the cemetery tidy.

The annual collection taken up at the cemetery gates will help us to maintain the cemetery to its usual high standard. Your support will be most appreciated.

Eucharistic Ministers are needed for the Cemetery Mass. Please leave your name in the Sacristy and check your station number.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS

MATTHEW 14:22-33

The story illustrates the power of faith. Have you noticed that when you believe in someone or something, you can do things that would not be possible when you are full of doubts? Recall moments when your faith gave you strength and courage? Name for yourself the different kinds of faith that had this effect: belief in yourself, trust in another, faith in God.

When Jesus got into the boat the winds ceased. Who has been a Jesus person for you and helped to calm a storm that frightened you or made you anxious?

The experience of Peter gives encouragement to us when we waver in our trust and belief in God. In his doubt and fear Jesus reached out to him. Who has reached out a helping hand to you when you felt you were sinking?

The story ends with a profession of faith in Jesus as the Son of God. Have you had experiences of being rescued from some hazard or danger, experiences which deepened your faith in the presence and compassion of God for you?

(John Byrne, OSA, Intercom) 


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

… Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall, Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you- James 4:10…

(Margaret Fishback Powers)


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 26TH Aug & Sun 03rd Sept in Tullamore.  The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wednesday 16th Aug.

To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm.  

No Baptisms in Durrow Sun 10th Sept & Sat 16th Sept Tullamore


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 14     7.45  Jimmy Molyneaux

              10.00  Kelly Family, High St

Tues 15    7.45  Our Lady’s Mass

              10.00  Kathleen & Albert Mason & Greg Hughes

                6.30  Ann & Tom Ruane

Wed 16     7.45  Michael & Josephine Galvin

              10.00  Owen & Margaret Sheppard & James & Brigid Handy

Thurs 17   7.45  Eithne Daly, Church St

              10.00  Vera & Gerry Lambe

Fri 18     10.00  Patrick & Julia Malone, William St

Sat 19      6.30  Padge Prendergast, 1st Ann

                        John O’Reilly, Mon Mem

Sun 20      8.30  Liam & Chris Leavy, Ballydaly

              10.00  Mary & Joseph Creevy

              11.30  Maidie Leavy, Mon Mem

Shared Mass, Sat 19, 10.00: McMahon Family; John, Kathleen & Chris Colgan; Margaret Deevy; Ned, Mary & Joe Thomas; Christopher Ryan & McGee Family; Jimmy & Bawney Dolan; John Burke; Esther & Brendan Longworth; Denis Dwane & grandparents; Pascal Gorman & John Dwane; Michael, Brigid & Bernard Lynch; Patrick, Jimmy & Eamonn Pender; Christy & Mary Gavin; Colette Forrestal Fox; Mary Lawlor; Margaret & James McGovern; Ambrose & Philomena Mangan & Bernie Hacker; John Martin; Paddy Grumley; Tommy Redmond & Family; Elizabeth & John O’Brien & Family, Mangan Family, Eileen & Tom Geraghty & Willie & Bob Carr & Family; Thomas Horkan; Hugh, Ann, Margaret, Paddy, Kitty & Martin Lennon &  Family; Michael & Philomena Green & Family, Michael & Mary Ann O’Shea & O’Shea & Fitzgerald Families; Tommy O’Reilly, Ber & Basy Molloy; Dymphna Costello; Michael, Agnes & Phylis McGinn; Michael & Darren McDermott & James, Margaret & John Grennan; Mary & Joe Deering, Mary O’Donnell; Edward Lynam; Mike & Mary Kavanagh, daughter Ellen, grandson Michael, Sonny, Martin & Pat Kavanagh; Brian & Winifred Walsh & Vicars Family; Joseph & Kathleen Elliffe; Peter & Brigid O’Connor; Edward & Pauline O’Connor, Jean, Eamon & Edward Gleeson, Pauline & Gary Dunne; Patrick O’Shaughnessy; Betty Pender; Philomena Maher.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the family of Esther Cunningham.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Charlie Joseph Vickers-McGreal, Grace Anne Mary Hume, Ryan Benjamin McRedmond, Joshua Brendan Jackson Touhey, Lacey Mary Keegan, Callum Christopher Minnock Conroy & Megan Elizabeth Heffernan who were baptised recently.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €3333; Durrow €217

Envelopes €2665

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: 085-1162668.

OFFALY HOSPICE: will be holding their church gate collection on the weekend Sat 19 & Sun 20Aug. Please Support.

TULLAMORE LIBRARY: Computer Classes for Beginners Thursdays 11am-1pm.  The next six week course starts 17th August.  Origami Workshop 19th August, 2.30-3.30pm, 5-7 years, must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential -0579346832.

YOUTH 2000 FESTIVAL: For people aged 16-35, an opportunity to experience the Catholic faith, 17-20 Aug. Festival is donation only, free buses. Cistercian College, St. Joseph Abbey, Co. Tipperary. Book online www.youth2000.ie or Ph: 016753690.

LA LECHE LEAGUE BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP: meeting Aug 17,8pm Health Centre Tullamore. Ph: Eileen 0872764382/Caroline 0851760632 or Facebook: La Leche League Tullamore. 

CLONMACNOISE PRAYER VIGIL: Cluain Chiarain Prayer Centre on Fri 18 & every third Friday. Mass 9pm. Adoration and Prayers follow until 2.10am. All Welcome. Ph: 085-7746763.

 
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