21 July 2017
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

21st May 2017 ~ 6th Sunday of Easter

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 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am & 1.00pm

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow:  Sunday 11.30am

Holy Days

Church of the Assumption: 7.45am, 10.00am, 1.10pm, 6.30pm.

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.


ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS

Today in the gospel Jesus offers words of encouragement to His disciples.Even though He is about to leave, He will not abandon them rather He promises to send the Holy Spirit through whom the disciples will continue to live in union with Jesus. The fundamental commandment of Jesus is one based on love; love of God and of our neighbours.

The final words in today’s gospel clearly identify the conditions necessary for us, his followers, to share in the life of God. To attain this we are called to share in the love and obedience that Jesus showed to His Father daily during our lives.We are challenged to commit to the uncompromising message of Jesus when He explained the connection between loving Him and His commandments.

Loving Jesus, therefore, is not just something emotional; it is also a challenge for us on a practical level to love those all around us.


FIRST COMMUNION

Congratulations to the children from ScoilBhríde& Ballinamere School who received the Eucharist for the first time.  We wish God’s blessing on them, their families, friends and teachers and all who helped them on their faith journey to this special time.


ACCOMMODATING ANNIVERSARY MASSES

Over the last 18 months there have been a large number of funerals in the parish. This has had a knock on effect on Month’s Memory and First Anniversary Masses. Both of these are important moments in grief.

In order to avoid causing families undue stress, having to wait months to mark these moments, from the first weekend in June two intentions will be combined on Saturday night and 11.30am and 1.00pm Sunday Masses.

This applies only to Months Memories and First anniversaries. Both families will be facilitated at the Offertory, ie four gifts will be brought forward.


COLLECTORS WANTED

Collectors are urgently wanted, to form a rota to help with collections, at the 6.30pm Vigil and Sunday 10.00am and 1.00pm Masses.  Please leave your name in the Sacristy.


JUNIOR PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL FUNDRAISER

Match the time of the first goal by either team in Offaly V Westmeath Football quarter final, on 11th June to win €500.  Tickets are now available from Parish Centre.  The proceeds are to fund nine young people going to Medjugorge.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS

John 14:15-21

‘If you love me you will keep my commandments’, and specifically the commandment to love one another (cf. 13:34). How have you experienced the link between love of God and love of those around you?

Jesus is preparing his disciples for his imminent departure and for a future in which he would be with them in a different way. He would not ‘leave them orphans’ but send an ‘Advocate’ to ‘be with (them) for ever’. How have you experienced the presence of God with you in your life?

Perhaps you have also experienced the challenge of preparing another (a child, a friend) for a time when you would no longer be physically together. Recall how you gave the message of your ongoing support.

How have you experienced the presence and support of a loved one (parent, spouse, friend) when circumstances have separated you from them?

The proof of the ongoing presence of Jesus with his disciples is that ‘I live and you will live.’ Discipleship is about much more than rules and regulations. It is about being alive. How has discipleship helped you to be more fully alive?

John Byrne osa, Intercom May 2017


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism datesareSat 24th June,Sun 2nd& Sat15th Julyin Tullamore and Sun 9th July in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for this date is on Wed 21st June.

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 22   10.00  Patrick Cutler, Elizabeth & Patrick Heffernan

Tues 23    7.45  Bridget & Frank Cunningham

             10.00  Julie Hogan & Martin Family, O’Molloy St

Wed 24   10.00  Winifred & Peter Moran

Thurs 25 10.00  Winifred & John Moran, Clontarf Rd

Fri 26       7.45  Michael & Elizabeth Dowling

             10.00  Eileen Gorman, 18 Pearse Park

Sat27      10.00  Celia & William Igoe, O’Moore St

               6.30  Christopher Tyrrell, Arden View, 1st Ann

Sun28       8.30  Patrick & Molly Cleary, Clara Rd, son Noel & grandson Brando

              10.00  John Healy, Ballycommon

             11.30  Michael Donlon, 1st Ann

               1.00  Mary Gillespie, 1st Ann


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Brigid Cusack, Evelyn Horan & Brendan Wrafter.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Cleona Ann O’Brien Jennings, Shane Aidan Walsh, MéabhÁine Spollen, Poppy Rose Whelan Downes, Dáire Eoghan Buggy & Gabrielle Maria Kavanagh who were baptised recently.


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


COMMUNITY NOTICES

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:Can you sit one hour with the Lord, Sun 11-12noon; Wed 11-12noon; Thurs 12-1pm; Fri 12-1pm; Sat 3-4pm,or any hour?  Ph 0851162668.

EXPERIENCE GENTLE DANCE/MOVEMENTS FOR MEDITATION & WELLBEING Thurs 25, 7.15-8.45pm, Parish Centre.  Donation €2 towards Parish Funds.

TULLAMORE COLLEGE OPENING EVENING:  Past-pupils, parents & retired staff invited to look around new building, chat & have a cuppa, Fri 26, 6-8pm.  Please register on the website (www.tullamorecollege.ie) or School Facebook page.

TULLAMORE COMMUNITY & FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  5k Run/Walk, Sun 28 from Centre, Arden View, 11am.Registration 9.30–10.45am.Entry €10, U16’s and O60’s €5.  Details from 057-9320598.

COFFEE MORNING FOR COELIACS Sat 27, 10.45am, Bridge Centre. Tel: 087-2563439.

“SHALOM TIDINGS”, a Catholic magazine featuring informative, reflective & inspirational articles, available from Parish Centre.  Donation of €2 will go towards Parish Funds.

READY:  Dinner & dance, Townhouse, High St, Sun 28, 7.30pm.  To book ph9341235.

OFFALY SPCA: AGM, Sun 28, 3pm, Foresters Hall,Church St. All are welcome to attend.

“LIFE IN THE SPIRIT” SEMINARS continue this Wed, 7.45pm, Day Chapel.  Guest speakers every week.  All are welcome.

SEXUAL ABUSE & RAPE CRISIS CENTRE:  Confidential Counselling Service, Helpline 1800323232.

MIDLAND LIVING LINKS (Supporting the suicide bereaved).  Ph 0861600641.

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICE:  Helpline 9351886 for information or to make an appointment.

SOSAD – free confidential counselling service – depression, suicide.  Ph 0579346704; email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

AA:  Offaly House, Offaly St, Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat 8.15pm; Tues, Wed, Fri 1pm; Sun 12noon.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES Led by Bishop Smith, 12-17 Sept.  Section for sick pilgrims.  Contact Pilgrimage Abroad Ltd, 164 Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2, 01-6359300.  Youth section, 18-30 years.  Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

CALLING ALL WEEKLY ADORERS: Meath Diocesan Adoration Committee invite you to a Eucharistic Assembly, Sat 10 June, 9am-4.30pm, Tullamore Court Hotel.  Day includes talks & testimonies and details of Pope Francis’ visit for Year of Family.  Donation will cover cost including lunch. Places limited. Booking must be made in advance.  Ph 0851162668.

 
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