22 October 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

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 8th Sept 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.


RETHINKING OUR ATTACHMENTS

The Gospel is troubling. Does Jesus really expect us to hate our families, friends and even ourselves in order to be his followers? We are being invited to think about how we attach ourselves to things and to people, even to images of ourselves. Attachment can cause all sorts of suffering in our lives. If we are to grow, we must move on from the comfortable, let go of the familiar. That can often be painful.

During the month of September, we are celebrating the Season of Creation. We know that our world is currently suffering from a catastrophic loss of bio-diversity, largely caused by a consumerist culture. God’s creatures are disappearing from the Earth at a rate we can scarcely comprehend. Insects, mammals, trees, plants and creatures are becoming extinct. We pray that this decline may end, and we acknowledge that we are part of a complex, delicate and interdependent web of life, created by God. Today’s Gospel invites us to let go of the attachments in our lives which contribute to this destruction. Let us try to live more simply and sustainably, and to encourage others to do the same. We are called to examine our relationship with material things and walk more gently on the earth.

‘It is not enough to think of different species merely as potential ‘resources’ to be exploited, while overlooking the fact that they have value in themselves ... Because of us, thousands of species will no longer give glory to God by their very existence, nor convey their message to us. We have no such right’ (Laudato Si’, 33).

Suggestion for the week: Can you remove single-use plastics from your life? Buy a reusable water bottle and reusable coffee cup. Say no to plastic straws and food wrapping.

The Deep End, Jane Mellett, Intercom September 2019


FAMILY MASS CHOIR

Family Mass choir practice takes place every Thursday from 6.00 to 6.45pmin the Parish Centre. New members welcome.


25TH ANNIVERSARY OF PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION IN HOSPITAL CHAPEL

Invitation to all Adorers, Families and Friends to join Bishop Tom Deenihan and Fr Joe Gallagher PP, in celebrating thanksgiving Mass for 25 years of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, on Tuesday 17th at 7.30pm in the Church of the Assumption.  Refreshments and chat afterwards.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

Lk 14:25-33

The passage is a call to both radical and practical discipleship. When have you found that in order to achieve a certain objective you had to make it a priority, and then take the practical steps necessary to reach your goal? What were the benefits to you when you did this?

‘Hate’ is prophetic exaggeration for the uncompromising loyalty Jesus seeks in disciples. There may be times when people make demands in conflict with fidelity to another relationship. This can be painful. When have you found that being clear about your priorities helped you in that situation?

Jesus uses parables here to tell us that in important human affairs we do not settle for vague aspirations. When have you found that some element of practical planning has been necessary to make progress with a project? What has this taught you about making the most of your life and of your time?

John Byrne OSA, Intercom September 2019


THE POPE’S MONTHLY INTENTION

That politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans.


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates areSat21st& Sat 28th Sept & Sun 8th Oct in Tullamore&Sun 13th OctinDurrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 18th Sept.

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 9      10.00  Tom Hickey

Tues 10   10.00  Paddy Mannion, Marian Place

Wed 11    10.00  Vincent Egan

Thurs 12  7.45  Our Lady’s Mass

              10.00  Tommy, Milly, Gerry & Francis Byrne

Fri 13       7.45  Josephine Pender

             10.00  Thomas & Rose Molloy

Sat 14       6.30  Frank Brennan, 29 Dillon St, 1st Ann

Sun 15      8.30  John, Annie & Jackie Houlihan

             11.30  Patricia Dunne, Clara Rd, Mon Mem

               1.00  Sr Elizabeth Burke, 1st Ann

Shared Mass Sat 14, 10am:  Paddy & Cathy Flynn; Mary & Bernard Cuskelly; May & Tom Hassey, Iris Costello, Frs Colm Savage, Tom & Pat Fallon; Paddy Berry; Peg Deevy; John Brickland; Ann & Joseph Conroy; John Prendergast; Betty Martin Cullen; Elizabeth & Christopher O’Connor & Family; Bernard, Bridget & John Roche; Matthew & Kathleen Tyrrell, Mary Kate, Michael, Micky Joe, Ann & Winifred Kelly; Denis & Elizabeth Galvin & James, Mary, Paddy, Dypmhna & Frank Brennan; Daniel, Anne, Sean & Michael Fox; Jim Griffin & Family & Tom & Susan Guinan; Joe, Bridie, Tom, Dan & Mary Hynes & Sheila Briscoe; Thomas & Catherine Smyth & Family; Kay, Joan & Nellie Dunne; Patsy Jaffray; Kieran McDonagh; Mick Keoghan; Andy, Deborah, Ted, Pauline, Tom & Thomas Maher; Noel Spain; Tess McCabe; Bill Kelly; Spain Family; Paddy & Bridie Kidney; Sonny Conway; Wayne Martin; Willie, Mary & Marion Quaid & Mark Stewart; David Snr & Jnr Waters; William Bell; Jack Hensey, Larry Rigney & Family & Jim & Mary Vicars; Tommy O’Reilly & Ber & Basy Molloy; Fiona Slattery McDonald; David Waters Snr & Arthur Molloy; Joseph & Frances Vickers; Mary Teresa Gorman; Joe & Maureen Brophy


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Sr Bernadette Fox & Leah Cully.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Hubert Christopher Alexander Gleeson, Katherine Aditaja, Robyn Alaia Daly Berry & Eva Dolores Berry who were baptised recently.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €3308; Durrow €328

Envelopes €2620

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 for an hour: Mon 2-3am,or any hour?  Ph: 0851162668.

WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY TUES 10- Vigil at the Tree of Hope, Lloyd Town Park, 7pm.  All are welcome to attend.  safeTALK (suicide alertness) programme, Arden View Family Resource Centre, Wed 11, 7pm.  Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Mobile: 086-8157850 to attend.

ST PADRE PIO MASS Tues 10, 7.30pm, Day Chapel.  All welcome.

MIDLAND CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP:  Meeting Wed 11, Parish Centre, 7.30pm.  All welcome.

LEGION OF MARY:Rosary,AlfieLambe’s House, Arden Rd, Fri 13, 8.15pm.  All are welcome.

SMA MASS:  Fri 20, 7.30pm, Day Chapel.  All are welcome.

ACE BRIDGE CLUB: Commencing Mon 9, 7.15pm, Central Hotel, Main St.  All members welcome.

PARENTS FIRST FAMILY GROUPS:Ph057 9322996/086 0773465; or FaceBook – Parents First (Laois, Offaly) CLG

OFFALY HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING THURS 19:If you would like to Be a Host for Hospice please ph0868595046.

STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS COURSE:Starting Tues 24, 7-10.00pm, Court Hotel.Details from Local Enterprise Office Offaly, 0579357480 or www.localenterprise.ie/Offaly.

“GOD HAS NO COUNTRY”: T.A.D.S. brings the true story of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty's war time exploits, written & performed by Donal Courtney,Tullamore History Centre, Bury Quay, Fri 13, 8pm. sharp.  Adm. €10

TULLAMORE TOASTMASTERS:  Resumes Thurs 12, Central Hotel, 8.30pm.  We will be looking forward to a year when the club celebrates its 25th year birthday.  New members welcome.

BALLYCOMMON GAA BINGO Kilmurry Hall Wed, 8pm. Bus from town. Phone Eugene on 087 6222205 for further details.

 
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