24 January 2018
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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26th November 2017 ~ Christ the King

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.


FEAST OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE

A little over a week ago the day of reckioning for having one’s tax returns arrived. It was all systems go to have  things done in time. Today is the last Sunday of the liturgical year and the readings have a focus on accountability and getting one’s spiritual affairs in order.

A connection is made between our last days and our own lives, on our neighbour in relation to whom we shall be judged, and on Christ the King who will carry out the judgement. We must think clearly about the last days. We are all accountable for our actions and our inactions, and when the day of judgenent arrives we must be prepared to pay the prIce if we cannot explain ourselves. Our final destiny is worked out in the smallest details of our present life. The last judgement scene as described in today’s Gospel is that of peoples gathered before the throne of God to give an account of their lives – what they did and what they failed to do.

In fact we will be judged on how we behave today towards our neighbour; for Christ, the Universal King, is already mysteriously present in needy people. He dwells in our neighbour. And who is my neighbour? They live next door, at home and abroad who need our help, who await our concrete expression of love. When we serve the poor and those in need, we serve Christ. We will be judged on love. It is on love that we will have to render an account on the day of judgement.

Have you your affairs in order? 


PARISH CENTRE SHOP

There is a selection of religious Christmas gifts and cards now available in the parish shop.


SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS

The JPPC, in conjunction with “Indian Immersion” project in ColaisteChoilm, will run our annual Spirit of Christmas cake sale and fun event in the Day Chapel after all Masses next weekend.

Donations of cakes much appreciated. These can be left into Parish Centre by Friday 1st December.

The first edition of our magazine “Young Voices”, also published by J.P.P.C will be on sale.

Thank you for your support.


CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE

The parish presents a celebration of Festive Carols with tenParish Choirs on Sunday 3rd Dec at 7.00pm in the Church of the Assumption.  Tickets available from Parish Centre.


ROSARY ON THE COAST

The Rosary on the Coast takes place this weekend around the coast of Ireland. Many hundreds of groups will join in prayer to the Mother of God for the protection of life and faith in our country. Tullamore Parish will also join in the prayer today, Sunday.Please join with us in this very important act of prayer. 

Rosary and Benediction 5.30pm, Church of the Assumption.


WHAT SORT OF KING IS THIS

From a very young age, children tend to hear a lot about royalty. Popular fairytales, many of them around for hundreds of years, tell tales of beautiful princesses, brave princes, and noble, wise old kings and queens. They transport children into a world of extravagant places and riches beyond anything they could imagine. Modern children’s stories and cartoons continue the fascination, but many now turn the traditional stereotypes on their head. Princesses no longer wait around to be rescued, but take their fate into their own hands. Princes don’t necessarily want to be brave or to become the next king.

In the time of Jesus kings were powerful rulers, and some were tyrants. We know from earlier in Matthew’s Gospel that King Herod was capable of brutal acts. There were expectations too about the great Messianic King who would lead a rebellion and establish his kingdom on earth.

The king that Jesus talks about turns these images upside down. He is a fair judge, a shepherd who looks after his flock, inviting all who act with justice and generosity to take their place in his kingdom. He is also in solidarity with the ‘least’ of his people. Who ever heard of a king who knows what it’s like to be in need of food, clothing or company? But Jesus is a different sort of royalty. His kingdom is not based on power or riches, but charity, compassion and forgiveness.

(Tríona Doherty, Intercom, 2017)


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

… Never fear shadows, they simply mean there is a light shining somewhere nearby… 


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates areSun 7th Janin Tullamore and Sun 14th Janin Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed20thDec.

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 27    10.00  Annam Jacob

Tues 28   10.00  Anne & Mary Kate Duffy, Healy St

Wed 29    10.00  Nancy McNamara, Spollenstown

Thurs30   10.00  Patrick Murtagh, Rahan Rd

Sat 02        6.30 Una Murtagh, 1st Ann

                        Ann Smyth, 1st Ann, & John Smyth, Sragh

Sun 03       8.30  John ‘Mick’ McEvoy

               10.00  Margaret Bryant, Connolly Park

               11.30  Margaret Stanley, Mon Mem

                 1.00  Donal Hogan, Mon Mem; Ellen Quaid, Mon Mem

Shared Mass, Sat 2, 10am: Esther, Michael, PJ & Grogan Family; Gladys & Michael Lawlor; McGovern &Geraghty Families; Christopher & Brigid Geoghegan; Killeavy Family; Sally Cronly; Christopher & Mary Hughes; Donal Beatty; Paddy & Ellen Cummins; Seamus & Molly Doyle; Gladys, Kevin & Maura Adams; Colm, Julia & Josephine Madden & Eileen Seward, Kathleen Geraghty& Patrick McLoughlin; Thomas & Margaret Geoghegan; Catherine & Matthew Reid; Mary Sullivan & Mullen Family; John McInerney& Noel Condron; Michael & Catherine Cleary & Family; Mary Frances & James Bracken &Family; Thomas, Catherine & Bridie Murphy; Michael & Maureen Lawless & Family, Kelly & Duffy Families; Frs. Joe & Robert Kelly; Eileen & David McEvoy; Stephen & Eileen Nolan; Edward, Francis & Marianne Garry; John Brady; Patrick Wrafter; Mary & Michael Lowbridge; John Komban; Ciaráin Mulligan & Victoria Ritson; Mary & James Dempsey, Kathleen & Jack Kelly, Esther, Maureen, Nora, Michael & PJ Dempsey & Families; Sean, Anna & Collette Forestal, Winifred, John, Brendan & Patrick Ryan; Christina King.

Durrow Shared Mass, Sun 03, 11.30am: Julia McDermott; Edward Cunningham; Joseph & Marcella Troy; Hugh Murray; James Berry; Paddy, Mary & Mike Molloy; William & Annmarie Treacy& Teresa Keenan; Liam Walsh.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Hollie Louise Quinton who was baptised recently.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the family of Nuala Lowry, Seamus Hanlon, Margaret Walsh, Lily Ward nee Bracken & Geraldine Flanagan.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €3550; Durrow €246; 

Envelopes €2321

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 one hour with the Lord,Sun 12noon-1pm, 1-2pm, 4-5pm, 12midnight-1am Mon or any hour? Ph: 085-1162668.

1ST FRI/SAT DEVOTIONS TO UNITED HEART OF JESUS & MARY: Fri 1, Parish Centre. Rosary 6.15pm, Mass 7.pm. All welcome.

HOLY HOUR FOR PREVENTION OF SUICIDE: Thurs 30, 6.30-7.30pm, Day Chapel. All welcome.

COMMEMORATION OF GREAT WAR 1914-1918: Remembrance & ecumenical prayer service, War Memorial O'Connor Sq,today 2.30pm – commemorating over 60,000 Irish men died during World War 1; many from our own parish.

EXPERIENCE GENTLE DANCES/MOVEMENTS FOR MEDITATION & WELLBEING: Thurs 30, 7.15-8.45pm, Parish Centre. Donation of €5 to Parish Funds.

TULLAMORE GARDEN CLUB: Christmas party, Charleville Centre, Wed 29, 8pm. Flower arrangements by Mgt.  Collins  AOIFA. Info. Eileen 9352312/0871375125.

TULLAMORE PHOENIX INDOOR MARKET:Celebrate our second anniversary Sat 2, Kilcruttin BusinessPark 10am-2pm.  Profits to support local charities & community groups.

SAMARITAN CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Wed 6, Franciscan Friary, Athlone, 8pm.  Tickets €12, available at the Friary.  

PRO-LIFE CAMPAIGN NATIONAL CONFERENCE:   RDS Concert Hall, Sun 3, 1-4.30 pm.  Registration important - Ph 0872668702; or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
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