13 December 2019
Bulletin

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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

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 10th Nov 2019

Fr. Joseph Gallaghar P.P
Rt Rev Sean Heaney CC VG
Fr Kevin Fleming SSC
Fr. Luke Ohiemi C.C.
Fr. Fergal Cummins C.C.
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.


FOLLOW THE WAY OF THE RISEN JESUS 

All the readings today reference the many challenges we will encounter on our faith journey and thankfully most of us will not be called upon to make the choice that the mother and her sons had to make as related in the first reading.

Central to our faith is not only living the message of Jesus but doing so in such a way that we reflect our belief in eternal life. This should help and sustain us on our journey through life. By our baptism we have chosen to be disciples of Jesus in our ever changing and challenging world because His message and life are invitations to us to share eternal life in His presence.

The message today, is that we should renew our commitment to Jesus by developing and deepening our relationship with Him. Let us have courage to bring His message to all around us and live our faith through love.


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL

The renewed Parish Pastoral Council has commenced its three year term.  At a recent meeting the Council Constitution was reviewed and ratified. There was a presentation and discussion on Child Protection in the parish and the implementation of Standards from the National Board and Diocesan policies. More information can be found on www.meathsafeguarding.ie

There are 17 members on the council and the parish website will be updated to include these names.

Fr. Joe Gallagher PP    Fr. Fergal Cummins CC

Fr. Luke Ohiemi CC    Dymphna Bracken

Maeve Bracken        Mary Daly    

Claire Delaney        Annette Evan    

Hugh Geraghty         Alan Hand

Gabriel Harrison        Pat Kearns     

Margaret Kelly        Miriam Kelly    

John O'Connor        Maeve O'Neill

Martina Stones


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL - Luke 20:27-38

The question of Sadduccees suggests that how we will be in the afterlife is a continuation of how we are here.  The reply of Jesus affirms that this is not so.  We are important not because of any “status” we might have but because we are children of God.  Recall moments when you saw your worth, or the worth of another, as something other than worldly status.

A common tactic in an argument is to make fun of the position of another.   Then one does not have to take seriously the view being expressed.  Have you ever found yourself doing this?  Have you experienced others doing it with you?  What are the effects of such an attitude?  Is there life here?  If not, where have you found a fuller life?

Jesus’ use of the phrase ‘Children of the resurrection’ to describe his followers, points to the fact that we believe in something that cannot be proven.  Life can sometimes present us with that kind of a challenge-an invitation to believe in things we cannot prove: another person, a cause, the value of a course of action, etc.  What has been your experience of believing and acting on this kind of faith?

At the heart of our Christian Faith is belief that death is not the end.  We believe that the relationship we have with God, and the starts in his life, survives death and continues after death in the resurrection.  In this month of November we recall those we have loved and have died.  How has belief in the resurrection helped you in thinking about those you have loved and who are no longer with you? 


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

TUESDAY 19th NOV:  Mass for Parents who have lost a child, 7.30pm, Church of the Assumption.

SUNDAY 1st DEC:  Our annual Christmas Carol Service, 7.00pm, Church of the Assumption. Tickets  €10, Under 14’s free.


DO THIS IN MEMORY

Saturday November 16th, 6.30pm,     St. Josephs

Sunday November 17th 10.00am,     Ballinamere, Gaelscoil

Sunday November 17th, 11.30am,    Scoil Bhride, Scoil Mhuire & Parish School.

Sunday November 17th, 11.30am,    Durrow


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 23rd Nov & Sun  1st  Dec in Tullamore & Sun 8th Dec in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 20th 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 11    10.00  Mary Guiney

Tue12      10.00  Frances Hayes

Wed13     10.00  Bienvieda & Mauro Tagle

Thu14        7.45  Caitlin MacSeoin

               10.00  Mary & Joseph Cassidy

Fri15       10.00  Michael & Mary Cowley

Sat16        6.30  Jimmy Cronly, 1st Ann

                         Patricia O’Connor, Mon Mem

Sun17       8.30  Patrick Murphy

              10.00  Paddy Beatty, Larry Fox, Mary Kate & Tom Owens

              11.30  William Hoey 1st Ann

                1.00  Theresa O’Shea Mon Mem

Durrow Sun 17    11.30am; Kealan Walsh 1st Ann

SHARED MASS: Sat 16th 10.00am: Patrick, Ellen & Catherine Egan; Joe & Mary Lambe; Michael & Mary Cowley; Kathleen Leonard; Tom & Rosie Martin; Martin Heffernan; Bryd Lee; Paddy & Bridie Kidney; Kitty & Seamus Martin; Lar Malone & Parents Kieran & Mags; Maud & Paddy O’Brien & Kelly Family; Tom Herley; Kathleen, Ernie & Tony McGuire; Margaret & Peadar Smyth; Maura & Mio Dempsey; Nora & Sony Berrigan, Brigid & Paddy Kelly; Sr. Mary Ellen, Patricia & John McLoughlin; Patricia & Edmund Rhatigan, Dodi, Nuzum, Willie & Christa Brandt; Frances & Tommy Martin; John & Annie Carroll; Francis, Frank & Chrissie O’Brien; Paddy & Alice Vicars & Jordan Family; Mary & Mary Ann Smyth; Con & Catherine Leavy; Colette Grennan; Joyce Marsden; Patrick, Sheila, Jimmy & Kathleen Kirby; Christy & Christine Cutler; Thomas & Annie Finlay; Paudge & Phylis Mooney; Kerry McDonald; Michael & Catherine Killeavy & Family, Mary Poland; Killeavy Family; Tilly Hoctor; James Dervin; Edward & Mary Ellen Egan; Valerie Kelly; Brickland Family; Charles Bowers, Patrick  & Mary Berry; James & Bridget Caffrey & daughter Elizabeth Berry; Ernest & Molly Cullen; Michael & Anna May McRedmond & Sheila Hussey.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Tess Hand & Paddy Molloy.


BAPTISMS 

Welcome to God’s Family Elizabeth Margaret Catherine Martin who was baptised recently.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Plate €3273; Durrow €308; Holy Day €1397;

Durrow €116; Envelopes €3330; 

Thank you for your continued support.


PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR FIONA PENDER, OUR PARISHONER WHO HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE 22nd AUGUST, 1996


COMMUNITY NOTICES

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you sit for an hour with the Lord, Sat 1-2pm, Ph. 085-1162668 

ST PADRE PIO MASS:  Tues 12, Tullamore Church, 7.30pm.  All are welcome. 

OFFALY DOWN SYNDROME: Coffee Morning Thur 14th Nov, 10.30-12-30, Parish Centre, Donation of baked goods welcome..

CATHOLIC PREACHING, TEACHING AND HEALING: Ministered by Brother Johnson,today 10th Nov, 2-8pm in Day Chapel.

ST ELISABETH CONVENT, MINSK: Wed 13th, 7.45am and 10am Masses, display of crafts for sale to support charitable projects. 

MIDLAND CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP: AGM, Wed 13th, 7.30pm, Parish Centre, all members welcome. 

FRIENDS OF TULLAMORE HOSPITAL: thank all who supported Car raffle in aid of the provision of a 3rd End of Life Suite.

TULLAMORE SOCIAL SERVICES CLG: Would like to thank all who donated to the recent Church Gate Collection.

MARY'S MEALS: Thank all who supported the collection, €2058 raised will provide a hot meal for 132 children for a full year. 

BALLINAMERE NS: September 2020. Application to enroll Forms available in school or on school website. 

CLONMACNOIS PRAYER VIGIL: Friday 15 .Mass 9pm. Adoration & Prayers follow until 2.10am, ph Dave, 085-7746763.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR IN BALLYKILMURRAY COMMUNITY CENTRE, Sun 17th Nov 11a.m.-4p.m. in aid of Ballykilmurray Community Centre & Power4Good.

 
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