23 April 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

2nd Sunday of Lent ~ 25th February 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.


THE TRANSFIGURATION

The second Sunday of Lent is always devoted to the mystery of the Transfiguration. The account of this event in today’s Gospel is familiar to us. Jesus takes Peter, James  and John up a high mountain where they could be alone by themselves. While there, Moses and Elijah, who symbolise the Law and the Prophets, are seen to be in conversation with Jesus.The disciples witness this and another wonderful, but more frightening sight. Jesus is transfigured before them. That is, Jesus underwent a dramtic change in appearance. His personal apperance was changed into a glorified form, and his clothing became “dazzling white”. The disciples see all of this. The purpose of the transfiguration of Christ into a glorified form was to allow his three disciples a greater insight and understanding of who he was.

We know from Peter’s reaction and offer to make three tents that they did not then quite grasp the significance of the event. They saw Jesus as having something like the status of Moses and Elijah. They had not quite realised the deity of Christ, although they were edging towards this understanding.

Then a voice came from the cloud, “This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to Him”. Only Jesus remained. Moses and Elijah were gone. The Law and the Prophets had given way to Jesus. The message could not have been more direct and clear. We must now listen to Jesus.

What does it mean to listen to Jesus? Are you listening?


WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

Women’s World Day of Prayer will be held in Methodist Hall, Church Street on Friday March 2nd at 11.00am. Light refreshments served at 10.45am. Gentlemen also welcome!!!


RITUAL FOR CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES

The final Ritual for Confirmation Candidates will take place Saturday 3rd at 6.30pm Vigil Mass and Sunday 04th March at 1.pm Mass.


HOLY HOUR FOR SUCCESS OF NIGHTFEVER

Holy Hour for success of next Nightfever will be held Wednesday 28th at 8.00pm in the Parish Centre.


LENT 2018

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.


PARISH FINANCE REPORT

The finance report for 2017 is available this weekend in the churches and we encourage you to take a copy home. 

Our parish debt is now €497,898. We have made solid progress in reducing our debt during the year and we have also been able to support and develop our busy parish. This is due to the generosity and of our parishioners. 

Your weekly contributions to the plate and envelope collections and your support of our fundraising events are making a difference. We thank you for your generosity and appeal to you to continue your support. We can be proud of our parish.  Thank you. 

The Parish Finance Committee. 


COMMUNION FOR THE SICK AND HOUSEBOUND

We commend the many people who take Holy Communion to the Sick and Housebound in our Parish each Sunday.  

Recently we have prepared a card, which contains the prayers to be used when taking Communion to the Sick and Housebound. We invite all who carry out this Ministry to collect a copy of the Card in the Sacristy after Mass today. We also ask all who may have carried out this ministry in the past to ensure that any Pyx which they still possess be returned to the Sacristy.  Any person wishing to commence this Ministry to a member of her/his family is invited to collect a Pyx in the Sacristy after Mass on Sunday.

We remind all involved in the Ministry that Sick persons are not obliged to observe the Eucharistic Fast of an hour before receiving Holy Communion.  We ask all who are taking Communion to the Sick to please receive the Host from one of the priests in the Church.  Finally a reminder that it is not permitted to reserve the Blessed Sacrament in the home of the Minister or the Sick person overnight.

Again a word of thanks and commendation to all the generous people who undertake this Ministry in our Parish


WHEN DOES A BABY’S HEART START TO BEAT?

The first few weeks are the most rapid time of development of a new human life. The baby’s beating heart has been recorded as early as 21 days after conception - this is sometimes before mum discovers she’s pregnant.

A new weekly newsletter called ‘ChooseLife2018’ is now available and we are eager to promote it as much as possible. The weekly newsletter is online at www.chooselife2018.ie. If you can’t find it online, please let us know and we will get you a copy of it. 

In the coming weeks, we will use our parish newsletter to share with you some information to help us value the beauty of every unborn child in the womb. We do not believe that the unborn child should be left with no rights in our Constitution. We can stand for a better vision of life. 


ROSARY FOR LIFE

Mondays 6.30pm, Church of the Assumption, Tullamore.


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 26      10.00 Albert Scott

                   7.30 John Dowling, Marian Place

Tues 27     10.00 James & Roseann Hogan & Family, Clontarf Rd

                          Jim & Ita Jacob & Teresa Mahon

                   7.30 William Kennan, Convent View

Wed 28       7.30 Teresa Twomey, Dublin & brother in-law Brendan

                 10.00 Sean Kirwan, Cappincur

                  7.30 Mary & Christopher Whelan & Chris Jnr

Thurs 01   10.00 Nancy McDonagh

                  7.30 Mary & Peter Duffy, 6 Marian Place

Sat 03       10.00 Dennis Galvin, Connolly Park

                   6.30 Margaret Nolan, Clonminch, Mon Mem

Sun 04         8.30 Ann Brennan, Whitehall

                 10.00 Kitty Flanagan, New Rd

Durrow Shared Mass, Sun 04, 11.30am: Richard Wallace & Family; Sean & Molly Waters, Tommy & Jack Finlay; Tom Mealiff & Mealiff Family; Jack Gorman & Giovanna Rosa Panza; Fr. Arthur Waters; Tom Minnock.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of John O’Grady, Murt Malone, Joe Hughes, Angela Conlon & John Hogan. 


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s Family Noah Michael Martin & Jake Michael Lynam who were baptised recently.


PARISH COLLECTION

Tullamore €3314; Durrow €290; Envelopes €2265

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. 

1ST FRI/SAT DEVOTIONS TO THE UNITED HEART OF JESUS & MARY: Fri 2, Rosary 6.30pm, Parish Centre, Mass 7.30. All welcome.

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.

HOLY HOUR FOR PREVENTION OF SUICIDE: Thurs 1, 6.30-7.30pm, Day Chapel. All Welcome.

TULLAMORE MENTAL HEALTH ASSOC thank everyone who contributed to their recent church gate collection.

TULLAMORE MEALS ON WHEELS: AGM, Tues 27, Hugh Lynch's, 8pm. All welcome.

TULLAMORE GARDEN CLUB: Meeting Wed 28, Charleville Centre, 8pm. Speakers: James McConnell & John Curran. Ph: Eileen 0871375125/0579352312.

B.P.W. CLUB meeting, Wed 28th, Bridge House, 8.30pm. Speaker: Eileen (Walsh's Opticians). Admission Free.

PARENTS FIRST: Grandparents/parents needed to volunteer 1-2hrs a week.  Ph Dolores/Rhona on 0579322996/0861959221. 

IRISH LUNG FIBROSIS ASSOC: Table Quiz, Brewery Tap, Wed 28, 8pm. Table of 4: €40. Any support is very much appreciated.

FRIENDS OF CHERNOBYL CHILDREN TULLAMORE: AGM, Court Hotel Tues 27. 8pm. All welcome.

UNDERSTANDING SELF-HARM SEMINAR Central Hotel, Tues 27, 7-9pm.  Ph: 0578672402 to book.

CHARITY CÉILI EVENT IN DURROW HALL: Tues 27 8:30pm. Tickets €5 & includes food and drink on the night.

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

 
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