18 November 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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8th October 2017 ~ 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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.


CONVERSION OF HEART

We are all called to conversion. The call is from God, and he is patiently waiting for us to change our ways.

We have all had occasions when we were let down by someone; when we or our Christian values were rejected; when we were hurt by people we had helped.

How often have we complained: “after all I have done for them”, instead of using these experiences to turn our lives around and open ourselves to God’s compassion and interior conversion. St. Paul says: “...fill your minds with everything that is noble; everything that is good and pure; everything that we love and honour”.

The owner of the vineyard made three efforts to get the tenant farmers to change their ways. God is patient and wise and will hold us accountable. Let us pray to God for conversion of heart and “...he will stand guard over our hearts and minds”, (Phil 4:6).


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

Matthew 21:33-43

The target audience of this allegorical parable are the Jewish chief priest and elders portrayed here as rejecting Jesus and his teaching, and as a consequence losing out on what God was offering them. It is a story of opportunity for life presented and rejected, and they lose out in the process. How important have you found it to recognise and accept opportunities for growth, development and new life when these were presented to you?

The parable is also a cautionary tale about the destructive effects of greed-doing violence to the rights of others and eventually destroying the greedy themselves. What attitude towards possessions has helped you to be at peace in yourself and at peace with others?

The vineyard of the Lord is an image for God’s people. As we look at the vineyard we have been given, we can ask ourselves ‘are we good tenants?’ Recall times when you have been a good tenant and reached out caringly for those around you.

‘It was the stone rejected by the builders that became the keystone. This was the Lord’s doing and it was wonderful to see’. Sometimes a person not highly regarded plays a key role in a project, and it is wonderful to see. Can you recall examples of this?

(John Byrne, OSA, Intercom Oct 2017)


PARISH MISSION 9th- 13th

CELEBRATION OF THE CENTENARY OF FATIMA

Friday 13th marks the 100th anniversary of the final apparition of Our Lady in Fatima. On that day Our Lady told the children who she was – Our Lady of the Rosary. She asked for devotion to her Immaculate Heart and called on the whole world to come back to God. She also asked us to pray the Rosary for peace.  Thousands witnessed the ‘miracle of the sun,’ a phenomenon that still can’t be explained and was witnessed by believer and unbeliever alike. 

Each evening will begin with the Rosary at 7.15, followed by Mass, devotions and Benediction. 

Monday  9th:  Fr. Barry Condron – Fr Barry is a native of Rahan parish and is parish prIest of Castletown Geoghegan/Tyrrellspass. Testimony will be given by some young people from our parish, who will also organise the evening’s liturgy. 

Tuesday 10th:  Fr. David Vard, Portlaoise. Fr David was ordained in the last few months and is the youngest priest in Ireland.

Wednesday 11th:  Fr. Philip Mulryne OP. A member of the Dominican Order, Fr Philip played professional football with Manchester United, Norwich and was capped for Northern Ireland before following the path to priesthood.  

Thursday 12th:  Fr. John Stapleton  Parish priest of neighbouring Killeigh, Fr John will reflect on the Holy family – a very important theme in the run up the World Meeting of Families next August, and, please God, the visit of Pope Francis. 

Friday – 13th anniversary of the last apparition. 

Fr. John Nally. Parish Priest of Ballynacargy, Co. Westmeath, Fr John was curate here for many years and had has lead numerous pilgrimages to Fatima. 

There will be a special Mass Card for the Centenary Celebration of Fatima. The intentions will be included in the evening Mass 9-13 October. The cards will be available in the Parish Centre.


YOUTH NEWS

The first night of the Parish Mission, Monday 9th October, will be led by the youth of our parish. 

Altar servers, Eucharistic ministers, readers and music will all be by young people. 

Simona Kryzeviciute, a former Tullamore College student will be giving her testimony. 

Everyone is invited for Tea/Coffee in the Day Chapel afterward.


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 21st & Sun 05th Nov in Tullamore and Sun 12th Nov in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 18th Oct.

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 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 09   10.00  Michael & Dermot Whelan, Marion Place

Tues 10  10.00  Brendan Dooner, 1st Ann

Wed 11   10.00  Shania McDonagh, Mon Mem

Thurs 12   7.45  Sean Mooney

              10.00  Christina Dunne, Killskea

Fri 13       7.45  Our Ladys Mass

              10.00  Bill Byrne, 32 O’Molloy St

Sat 14     10.00  Christy Farrington & Family

                6.30  Vincent Grogan, 1st Ann

                         Paddy Minnock, Mon Mem  

Sun 15      8.30  John Cunningham

              10.00  Chris O’Reilly

              11.30  Michael O’Hanlon, 1st Ann

                       Josephine Pender, Mon Mem

                1.00  Paddy Cronly, 1st Ann, & Kathleen Cronly

                        Fiona Slattery McDonald, Mon Mem


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €3531; Durrow €440

Envelopes €2590

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, very urgent, Sun 3-4am or any hour? Ph: 085-1162668.

MEATH DIOCESAN ADORATION COMMITTEE: Eucharistic Assembly, Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar. Sat 14,9am. Booking essential, Contact Pat: 0851162668 for more details.

THE LEGION OF MARY: Hold their meetings every Tuesday, 7pm in the Alfie Lambe house, Arden Rd. New members most welcome. For more details contact Mary: 0863143302.

The public Rosary, Fri 13, will be held in Church of the Assumption, 7.15pm as part of our Parish Mission.

ST PADRE PIO MASS: will be incorporated with the Parish Mission Mass on Tues 10 at 7.30pm.  All are welcome.

OFFALY BRANCH IWA:  Afternoon Tea Party Sun 15, Central Hotel, 3-6pm.  All IWA members welcome.  To book ph 0879885915.

BECOME A FOSTER CARER:  Info event, Tues 17, 5.30-7.30pm, Tullamore Library.

SIMON CASEY & FRIENDS FUNDRAISING CONCERT: St. Catherines Church, Hophill, Thurs 19, 8pm in aid of Oncology Ward, Tullamore. Tickets €15. Contact Tina Stones:0868753512

SCOIL EOIN PHÓL ll NAOFA: Annual 5km Run, Sun 22. Raising funds for Sensory equipment for the school. Registration 9am, starting at 11am. All welcome.

TULLAMORE LIBRARY: Lecture on GAA-'The Future of the GAA' Thurs 12, 6.30pm.  Booking essential -0579346832.

BATTLE OF THE MUSICALS: Court Hotel, Sun 29, 8pm. Tickets €20. In Aid of Tullamore GAA, Camogie & ladies football clubs.

FREE EMPLOYMENT SKILLS TASTER PROGRAMME: by Offaly LDC, Tullamore Community Centre, Arden View, 17 Oct–30 Nov.  Ph 0877413249/0877421524.

HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICE: Methodist Church, Church St, today, Sun 8, 7.30pm.  Speaker Rev Dr Sahr Yambasu from Sierra Leone. All welcome to service followed by refreshments.

PARENT COURSE IN WELL-BEING, SELF-CARE & MINDFULLNESS: Central Hotel, Mon 9, 16 & 23, 10am–12.00pm, no fee. Booking is essential, ph (057)8672402.

FRANCES HOGAN: (EWN TV) Kilbeggan Parish Centre, Sun 8. 11.45am-4pm.

ROSARY: every Sat after 6.30pm mass for evangelisation of our country. 

TULLAMORE CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP: Wed, 7.45pm, Presbyterian Church. Everyone welcome.

TULLAMORE MEDIATAION GROUP: Mon 7pm, Parish Centre.

 
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