24 January 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

17th December 2017 ~ 3rd Sunday of Advent

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.


 GAUDETE, REJOICE, OUR GOD LIVES

In recent times we have grown very used to commissions of enquiry, and in today’s Gospel we hear of another one. On this occasion, the Pharisees want to investigate John who is baptising people with water—a quite different act to the rites of the various sects of the time. They want to know who John is if he is not the Christ, and not Elijah, and not the prophet. They need to pigeon-hole John into some role that they can identify.

John’s reply is that he is not any of these, but that he is

“A voice that cries in the wilderness:

Make a straight way for the Lord.”

He is a precursor, a voice for the Word, a lamp and a voice to illuminate and proclaim the Word of the Lord. This is John’s role, and it is our role too.


POINSETTIAS

Donations of poinsettia for the Altar for Christmas would be most appreciated. Please leave in the Church next Thursday.


BULLETINS FOR CHRISTMAS

There will be a normal Bulletin on Christmas Eve, i.e. Community Notices etc. Please get notices in early!! There will be no Community Notices on New Year’s Eve Bulletin.


EVENING PRAYER FOR ADVENT

Evening prayer and Benediction today at 5.30 in Tullamore Church. 


Christmas in Tullamore Parish 2017

TUESDAY DEC. 19. RECONCILIATION DAY.

Tullamore Mass, followed by Confessions: 7.45am, 10am, 1.10pm, 7.30pm. 

There will be exposition of the blessed sacrament and a priest available in the

Church for Confessions throughout the day. 

Thursday Dec 21: Polish Confessions 6.30-7.30pm

SAT 23.

Tullamore Mass:10am.

Confessions 12noon until 5.30pm

SUNDAY DEC. 24TH. CHRISTMAS EVE

Mass in Tullamore: Sat Vigil 6.30pm, Sun 8.30am, 10, 11.30, 1pm.

Durrow: 11.30am

Hospital: 9am. 

Vigil Masses: Tullamore 6.30pm & 9pm

Durrow: Midnight. 

CHRISTMAS DAY.

Mass in Tullamore: 8.30am, 10 (family Mass), 11.30, 1pm.

Durrow: 11.30am

Hospital: 9am. Riada House: 10am.

Polish Mass: Tullamore 2.30pm

ST. STEPHEN’S DAY.

Tullamore: 11am.

WEDNESDAY DEC 27TH _ SAT DEC 30TH

TULLAMORE: 10AM 

SUNDAY DEC 31ST FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY .

Mass in Tullamore: Sat Vigil 6.30pm, Sun 8.30, 10, 11.30, 1pm.

Durrow: 11.30am 

Hospital: 9am.

Jan 1st Monday, Peace Mass 10am. 

Polish Mass: Tullamore 2.30pm


 SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sun 7th Jan in Tullamore and Sun 14th Jan in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 20th Dec.

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


MASS INTENTIONS

Mon 18      7.45 Thomas & Elizabeth Ruane

               10.00 Kevin McDonald

Tues 19   10.00 Thomas Hogan

Wed 20     7.45 Hubert & Margaret Collins, Spollenstown

               10.00 Arabella, Colbert & Frances Keeley & Gamage Family

Thurs 21  10.00 Margaret & John Talbot, May & Jim Doody

Fri 22        7.45 Betty Dolan & David Mullen, Kelly & Nolan Families

              10.00 John & Julia Cassidy

Sat 23      10.00 John O’Brien

                6.30 Charles Hogan, 1st Ann

Sun 24       8.30 John Lloyd

               10.00 John Duncan

                 1.00 Rita Norton, 1st Ann


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Fiadh Margaret & Siún Mary Slattery who were baptised recently.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the family of Maura McNamara nee McGinn, Roger O’Brien & Sean McNamara.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €2598; Durrow €193; Envelopes €3215

Holyday: Tullamore: €1524 Durrow €45.  Thank you.


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


NIGHTFEVER

Nightfever will take place after 1.00pm Mass today, finishing with evening prayer at 5.30pm. 


COMMUNITY NOTICES

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you cover Tues 19 or Tues 26 Dec, 4-5am. Ph: 085-1162668.

FRIENDS OF REGIONAL HOSPITAL TULLAMORE: Church gate collection 24/25 Dec. Your continuous help is vital. 

FOSTER CARERS: needed for children within Laois/Offaly in Jan. For more info: tusla.ie or Ph: 0578692567. 

LA LECHE LEAGUE BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP: Thurs 21, 8pm Health Centre. Ph:0872764382/0851760632 or Facebook: La Leche League Tullamore. 

TULLAMORE COMMUNITY RADIO: Tús Núa Resource Centre service users will sing Christmas songs, Bridge Centre, Tues 19, 12-2pm. All funds donated to Tullamore Community Radio.

Christmas Lunchtime Concert with Austin Brennan, Tues 19, 1-2pm. 

RADIO MARIA IRELAND: Irish run Catholic Talk-Radio, available to download free, free streaming: www.radiomaria.ie or hear it directly on phone 014373277 for price of a phone call. 

 
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