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 
E-mail Parish Secretary:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

19th November 2017 ~ 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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.


DIVE IN!

Ruth Fitzmaurice was 32 years old when her husband Simon was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2008. He was given four years to live; two years later his lung function collapsed and he chose to be mechanically ventilated. He communicates using ‘an eye gaze’ computer, and their home is a whirlwind of 24-hour nursing care-as well as buckets of joy and love. The family of five has grown to seven since the diagnosis, Simon directed his first feature film, and Ruth has found solace in a daily sea swim with friends near their County Wicklow home while also writing a book, I Found My Tribe, about her experiences. It is more than some individuals or families have to cope with in a lifetime, but the story Ruth tells is not a sad one. She and her family have taken a challenging situation and turned it into a positive story of love, friendship and hope.

We are all dealt different cards in life, and some are tougher than others. We are like the servants in the parable who are given different amounts of money to look after. What’s important is not the life we are given, but what we do with it. Jesus was cautioning against playing it safe. The Fitzmaurice family are doing a lot more then ‘just getting on with it’. Instead of turning inwards or living in fear, they meet their challenges head on. ‘Dive in’ is Ruth’s message, no matter what lifethrows your way.   

(Reflection by Tríona Doherty, Intercom, November 2017)


PRAYER SERVICE FOR PARENTS WHO HAVE LOST A CHILD

On Tuesday 21st at 7.30pm, in the Church of the Assumption, we will support and pray for parents who  have lost a child. At this service we pray for all parents, family members and friends who have had to cope with the tragic and untimely death of their child, no matter what age.  We will remember with love and celebrate the lives of babies who have died before or around the time of birth. We also welcome parents who have undergone the trauma of abortion. All are most welcome. 


CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES

The next Confirmation Masses for Confirmation candidates will be held 6.30pm Vigil and 1.00pm Masses on Sat 25th and Sun 26th November.


PARISH CENTRE SHOP

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


CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE

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


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) was founded in Ireland in 1844. It is the largest voluntary charitable organisation in Ireland. The focus is on practical approach to dealing with poverty, alleviating its effects on individuals and families through working primarily in person-to-person contact by a unique system of family visitation.

Christmas sees extra requests from the Society. The annual Church Gate collection will be held on the week-end of 25th and 26th November. Your generosity and support is needed and appreciated.


COMMENT ON 8TH AMMENDMENT FROM PRO LIFE CAMPAIGN

Commenting on the Oireachtas Committee considering the 8th Amendment, Dr Ruth Cullen of the Pro-Life Campaign said ‘It is extraordinary how little time has been devoted to what legalised abortion has led to in other countries. When proposing changes to the law, particularly changes as radical as those being proposed on abortion, the first thing you’d expect any Oireachtas Committee to do is look at what similar changes have brought about in other countries. But the Oireachtas Committee currently recommending changes to Ireland’s abortion law has scrupulously avoided talking about abortion itself and the changes that inevitably occur when it is legalised. 

With almost the entire focus of debate on the repeal of the 8th Amendment the public are being totally deprived of the opportunity to consider what precisely legalised abortion involves. Dr. Cullen said it is farcical beyond words that 27 groups and individuals advocating abortion have been invited as witnesses before the Committee with just 3 pro-life individuals invited. Among those invited by the Committee as an impartial ‘expert witness’ is the U.S. pro-abortion group Centre for Reproductive Rights. This Centre is actively fund-raising in America to get rid of the 8th Amendment. 


THE WORLD DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR ROAD TRAFFIC VICTIMS (WDR)

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year – to remember the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their families, friends and many others who are also affected. It is also a Day on which we thank the emergency services and reflect on the tremendous burden and cost of this daily continuing disaster to families, communities and countries.

This special Remembrance Day is intended to respond to the great need of road crash victims for public recognition of their loss and suffering. It has also become an important tool for governments and those who work to prevent crashes or respond to the aftermath, since it offers the opportunity to demonstrate the enormous scale and impact of road deaths and injuries and the urgent need for action.


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sun 7th Jan in Tullamore and Sun 14th Jan in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 20th Dec.

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 20     7.45  Sean Forrestal

             10.00  John, Margaret & Mary Jo O’Reilly

Tues 21   10.00  Edward & Mary Ellen Egan

Wed 22    10.00  Patsy Hughes

Fri 24      10.00  Noel Boland, Ballydaly

Sat 25      10.00  Eileen Smollen

Sun 26      10.00  Con & Catherine Leavy & Collette Grennan, Ballyduff

                  1.00  Angela Daly, Carraig Cluain, Mon Mem

Durrow, Sun 26, 11.30am: Gerry Lynam, Mon Mem, parents Maureen & Stephen & brother Stevie


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Aoibhin McLoughlin & Leah Rima Conway who were baptised recently.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €3427; Durrow €176; 

Envelopes €2290

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, most urgent, Wed 1-2am or any hour? Ph: 085-1162668.

PROTECT THE 8TH: Talk with guest speakers on ‘Winning the Pro Life Argument’, Tullamore Parish Centre, Tues 28, 7.30pm. All welcome.

50 YEARS A GROWING!: Gala night, Bridge House, Sun 26 to celebrate Golden Jubilee of Club Mhuire & Club Áine. Tickets €20 available in St. Mary’s Youth Centre.

BPW: Bridge House Hotel, Wed 22, 8pm. Cake Decorator. No admission fee. All Welcome. Raffle on the night.

MIDLAND CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP LTD: Meeting Tues 21, Parish Centre, 7.30pm. Old and new members welcome.

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

TULLAMORE CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP: Wed, 7.45pm, Presbyterian Church. Everyone welcome.

GROW: Wed 11.00am, Tullamore Library.  If you are lonely, isolated or suffering from stress why not come along to the support group. Contact Michelle 086 418 3805.

A.A: Offaly House, Offaly St. Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat 8.15pm; Tues, Wed, Fri 1.00pm; Sun 12noon.

SOSAD: Free, Confidential Counselling service. Ph: 0579346704.

A MAGICAL CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE: “THE THREE TENORS”, St. Brendan’s Church, Birr, Sun 10 Dec, 8.00pm. Tickets €25, St. Brendan Parish Office, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 0579122028.

YOUTH 2000 CHRISTMAS RETREAT: Invites all young adults to a retreat from 8-10 Dec, Newbridge College, Kildare. Free buses from various areas. Booking essential, see www.youth2000.ie or Ph: 016753690.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR WMOF 2018: The World Meeting of Families 2018 will attract thousands of Irish and International pilgrims. Organising it & seeing it through will only be possible with the help of volunteers. You can sign up on our website, email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by telephone 01 5676800.

 
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