09 December 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

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 4th November 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.


YOU ARE NOT FAR FROM THE KINGDOM OF GOD

The lesson from today’s gospel is loud and clear for each and every baptised Christian. Our faith is based on love, love of God and love of our neighbour. All other commandments are in essence this one commandment. True love is not something theoretical but rather something very practical and pragmatic and should be an integral part of our daily lives. While God has no “needs” as such, through our baptism He requires us to show leadership by being genuine, caring, honest, supportive and respectful to all around us. By our active participation in the liturgy of the word and the Eucharist we gain the courage and strength necessary to sustain our mission.

When we live these two commandments, we are truly serving God.  Those whose lives are based on love are actively participating in the earthly kingdom of God.

Today, let us renew our commitment to our faith and the fundamentals this entails. Let our mission in life be based on “love”, unconditional love of God and love of all those around us.


PRAYER SERVICE FOR PARENTS WHO HAVE LOST A CHILD

On Tuesday 14th at 7.30pm in the Church of the Assumption, we will support and pray for parents who have lost a child.

At this Service we pray for all parents, family members and friends who have had to cope with the tragic and untimely death of their infant, child, teenager or adult son or daughter.

We will remember with love and celebrate the lives of babies who have died before or around the time of birth.  We also welcome parents who have undergone the trauma of abortion.  

All are most welcome.


VISIT OF POPE FRANCIS TO IRELAND

National collection weekend 10-11 November

The response of those attending the liturgical and cultural events – including from the 11,000 pilgrims who came from abroad – reflected a truly wonderful once-in-a-lifetime faith experience.  By his words and deeds, Pope Francis offered us the Gospel in action: he met with those on the margins of society; with representatives of the State; with survivors of abuse; with newlyweds; in Croke Park and in Knock he prayed with families and of course celebrated a memorable Mass in the Phoenix Park. 

Many thanks to our parishioners for your support for previous collections and we hope you will be able to support this National collection after all Masses next weekend.


SEEING YOUR LIFETHROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS

Mark 12:28-34

Today’s gospel brings us right to the heart of what a Christian life involves: love of God and of neighbour. Jesus tells us that having life both now and in the future is the fruit of living in a spirit of love. How have you experienced the power of love given, and received, as a source of life and vitality?

If you were asked what is most important in life, what would your answer be? Recall the experiences and relationships you have had. Which are the ones that you treasure most? What has particularly enriched your life? How would you encourage another person who asked you how s/he could live a full life?

Jesus praises the questioner as one who had answered wisely. Recall some of the wise people you have known, people who in their words and actions impressed you with their capacity to see and treasure what is important in life.

John Byrne osa, Intercom November 2018


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 24th Nov, Sun 2nd Dec & Sat 15th Dec, in Tullamore & Sun 9th Dec in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 21st Nov.

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 5       7.45  Altar List of the Dead

              10.00  Martin Poland, Church St

Tues 6      7.45  Gertrude Walsh

              10.00  Nora Hoey

Wed 7       7.45  Altar List of the Dead

              10.00  Julia, Frank & James Kelly, Rosenallis & Thornsberry Estate

Thurs 8     7.45  Altar List of the Dead

             10.00  Joan Hurley

Fri 9         7.45  Pat Quinn

              10.00  Paddy, Mary & Chappie McDonagh

Sat 10     10.00  Hussey & Duffy Families

                6.30  Laura Farrington, Mon Mem

                        Declan Bray, Mon Mem

Sun 11      8.30  Frances Hayes

              10.00  Michael McNally

              11.30  Mass for Peace

                1.00  Kathleen Plunkett, Clonminch, Mon Mem


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s Family Rosie Marie Stones, Mai Dubois & Emma Bernadette Brophy who were baptised recently.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the family of John Rigney, Margaret Malone, James Kilroe, Claire Gray & Jamie Souter.


NEW MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION

There will be a meeting for new Ministers of Holy Communion on Monday 5th at 7.00pm in the Parish Centre.


DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Our annual Christmas Carol Service will be on Sunday 2nd Dec in the Church of the Assumption at 7.00pm.  Tickets €10.  U-14s free.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €3100; Durrow €203; Envelopes €2975

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 an hour with the Lord:Thurs 11am-12noon; Fri 11am-12noon; Sun 3-4pm, or any hour that suits you?Ph: 0851162668.

FR RAY KELLY IN CONCERT- in aid of St James’ Church Kilbeggan Restoration Fund -Sun 11, 8pm, Church of the Assumption. Also included are, Kilbeggan & Rahugh Church Choir, Kilbeggan Youth Choir and CantóiríTulachMhór.Tickets €15 – available from Tullamore Parish Centre or contact 086 6022731.Tickets also available on the night.

COLÁISTE CHOILM OPEN NIGHT for students enrolling September  2019,  Wed 14, 7pm.  Enrolments will be taken on the night.Closing date is Fri 16, 12.30pm.

TULLAMORE TOASTMASTERS – helping you to improve your communication, public speaking, and leadership skills – meet 8.30pm every second Thursdaynight, Central Hotel.  For more information go to our Facebook page or contact The Central Hotel at 057 934 9300.

STOMA SUPPORT GROUP:  Meeting Tues 13, 6.30-8.30pm, DóchasOffaly Cancer Support Group Centre. PhAnne, 086 3074846.  All are welcome.

BORD NA MONA PENSIONERS ASSOC Mass for deceased colleagues, Thurs 8 Nov, 12noon, Church of the Assumption.

READY: Dinner & dance, Maunsells, Church Rd, Sun 4, 7.30pm. Ph: 9341235 to book. All welcome.

CAPPINCUR COMMUNITY ALERT:  AGM, Tues20, 8pm, St Joseph's Oratory. All are welcome.

BALLYCOMMON TELEWORK & TRAINING CENTRE:  Ph05793 53177/53441 for more info on all courses available.  Lotto Results 29/10/18 8, 1,, 20, 28.  Bonus 28.

MEDJUGORJE QUEEN OF PEACE PRAYER MEETING:  Rosary & Mass, Killina Church, 7.30pm, 1st Tuesday of every month.

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

SEXUAL ABUSE & RAPE CRISIS CENTRE:  Confidential Counselling Service, Helpline 1800323232.

REGIONAL PIONEER MEETING Tues 13, 8pm, Parish Centre.Ph Mary 0871249313.  All welcome. 

 
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