23 April 2018
Bulletin
11 March 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

4th Sunday of Lent ~ 11th March 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.


REJOICE!

Today, the ‘middle’ Sunday of Lent, is known as Laetare Sunday. The name comes from the opening words of the entrance antiphon of the Mass, ‘Laetare Jerusalem’ or ‘Rejoice, O Jerusalem’. We tend not to think of Lent as a time to rejoice, but a few small signs of joy are permitted at Mass today, such as the use of flowers on the altar and rose-coloured vestments for the priest instead of the Lenten purple. The shadow of the cross still looms large, but we look forward with hope to Easter, when light will conquer the darkness.

We are offered an opportunity today to pause and reflect on our Lenten journey. Listen to the words of St.Paul: ‘You are God’s work of art, created in Christ Jesus to live the good life as from the beginning he had meant us to live it.’ Many of our efforts during Lent are aimed at improving ourselves, being more generous with our time or resources, more patient, more attentive to the needs of others – living as true followers of Jesus. What changes do I need to make to be ‘God’s work of art’?

And in John’s Gospel we hear: ‘The person who lives by the truth comes out into the light, so that it may be plainly seen that what he does is done in God.’ One question we might ask this Lent is: Am I living a truthful life? Am I honest in my dealings with others, trying always to choose what is right and just, or are there things I think or do in secret that are unkind or  dishonest? How might I step out into the light this Lent?

(Tríona Doherty, Intercom 2018)


ALL-LOVING GOD, WE GIVE YOU THANKS AND PRAISE FOR MOTHERS YOUNG AND OLD

We pray for young mothers, who give life and count toes and tend to our every need; May they be blessed with patience and tenderness to care for their families and themselves with great joy.

We pray for our own mothers who have nurtured and cared for us; May they continue to guide us in strong and gentle ways.

We remember mothers who are separated from their children because of war, poverty, or conflict; May they feel the loving embrace of our God who wipes every tear away.

We pray for women who are not mothers but still love and shape us with motherly care and compassion.

We remember mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers who are no longer with us but who live forever in our memory and nourish us with their love. 

Amen.


ROSARY FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE 8TH AMENDMENT

The Government has published its desired legislation for abortion in Ireland. 

The Catholic Bishops have said:  

"Article 40.3.3 is a declaration of equality and respect for human life.  It represents, at the very foundations and substructure of our laws, a conviction that all human life is worth cherishing equally.  To repeal this Article would leave unborn children at the mercy of whatever permissive abortion laws might be introduced in Ireland in the future. We invite people of faith to pray earnestly that Ireland will “choose life” and that the lives of all women and their unborn children will always be loved, valued, welcomed and respected in this country."

We pray the Rosary every Monday at 6.30pm for this intention. Please join with us asking the Mother of our Saviour to intercede for Ireland at this very serious time.


LENT 2018

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 7.30am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.00am 

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

EVENING PRAYER AND BENEDICTION:

Sundays 5.30pm 

CONFESSIONS:

Saturdays 12.00-1.00pm and 3.00-4.00pm.


STATIONS OF THE CROSS:

Before 10.00am Mass, Monday – Friday.


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 24th Mar in Tullamore & Sun 08th Apr in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 21st Mar. 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 12       7.30  Our Lady’s Mass

                10.00  Anne Condra

                 7.30   Brigid & Jimmy Lovett & Margaret Gannon

Tues 13     10.00   Alfie Quinn             

                 7.30   Thomas, Rebecca Hensey & Family & Mary Caffrey

Wed 14      7.30   Josephine Martin, Davitt St

               7.30pm Sean Quinn

Thurs 15    7.30pm Mark McLoughlin

Fri 16        10.00  Moran & O’Connor Families

                 6.30   Noelle Broderick Forde 

Sat 17       8.30    William Dunne & Family

                10.00   Dan & Brigid Molloy

                 6.30   Catherine Martin, 1st Ann

Sun 18  8.30   Richard Buckley, Ballycowen

                10.00  Jimmy Dunne & Maher Family

                11.30  John O’Grady, Mon Mem

                           Paddy Mitchell, 1st Ann

                1.00    Noel Connolly, Arden View, 1st Ann

Durrow, Sun 18, 11.30am: Peter Fox, Sragh Rd, 1st Ann & Mary Fox


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Roy Lane & John McCarthy.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s Family Thomas Raymond Mooney, Lucia Anna Skrivanova, Holly Faye Martin, Mya Louise Carpenter & Sienna Lily Rattigan   who were baptised recently.


MASSES FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Saturday next, 17th, is St. Patrick’s Day. Masses will be as follows: Tullamore Vigil 6.30pm; 8.30am, 10.00am & 11.30am. (No 1.00pm). Durrow 11.30am.

Beannachtaí na Feile Phádraig oraibh to léir


PARISH COLLECTION

Tullamore €3114; Durrow €240; 

Envelopes €2015

Thank you for your continued support


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


COMMUNITY NOTICES

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you sit an hour with the Lord: Sun 2-3am, 10-11am, 1-2pm, Sun Midnight – 1am Mon or any other hour? Ph: 0851162668. 

ACCORD TULLAMORE looking for a Facilitator with their Marriage Care Service.  Professional training provided.   Contact, 0579341831 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , more info on www.accord.ie.

LEGION OF MARY: Rosary in Alfie Lambe’s House, Arden Rd. Tues 13, 8.15pm. All Welcome.

ST. PATRICKS DAY PARADE: Sat 17, 11.30a.m sharp from Car Park at Bridge Centre.  Theme: "Highlighting the excellent services & support provided by Offaly Hospice and Dóchas ". Entries still welcome, contact Sean O' Brien 0863892854.

ST. PHILOMENA’S NATIONAL SCHOOL thank all who supported their recent church gate collection.

CAKE SALE: Bridge Centre, Fri 16 in Aid of Daffodil Day. Please Support.

STOMA SUPPORT GROUP: Tues 20, 6.30-8.30pm, Dóchas Offaly Cancer Support Group Centre. Contact Anne 0863074846. All are welcome.

ANNUAL GLAMOROUS BUTTONS & BOWS Sun 18, Court Hotel in aid of Dóchas. Adm €5, with free entry to draw.

CHARITY CEILI IN AID OF OXFAM IRELAND: Wed 13, 8.30pm, Durrow Hall.  Supper included, €5.

TULLAMORE LIBRARY Creative Writing Camp for children 8-10yrs, 27–29, 10.30-1.30pm. Facilitated by Pauline McNamee.  There is a fee charged.  Booking essential - 0579346832.

TULLAMORE PHOENIX INDOOR MARKET supporting local charities & groups every Sat, 10am - 3pm. Kilcruttin. Any queries Ph: Mary 0879050910.

OFFALY PRO-LIFE CAMPAIGN: Volunteers needed to canvass & distribute leaflets. Ph: Padraig on 0872291710 for info.

CLONMACNOIS PRAYER VIGIL: Cluain Chiarain Prayer Centre, Fri 16 & every third Friday.. All Welcome. Ph Dave: 0857746763.

VOLUNTEERS FOR LOURDES: If you would like to travel to volunteer in the Service of Hospitalite Notre Dame de Lourdes 8 – 16 July. & 8 - 15 Sept. Please contact Liz Byrne-email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Ph: 0871926346. 

 

 

 

 
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