27 November 2021
Tullamore Parish

For the week beginning on Sunday 21st. November 2021

 

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PROTECTION AGAINST COVID

WE ASK PARISHIONERS TO:

• Continue to wear masks at all times when visiting our parish churches.

• Sanitise your hands entering and leaving the church. 

• Receive Holy Communion on the hand.

• Use the baskets collection buckets at the doors for the plate collection and parish envelopes

 

FEAST OF "CHRIST THE KING"

Sunday 21st. Nov. 2021 is the last Sunday in the liturgical year and celebrates the feast of "Christ the King". <<Read More>>

CONFIRMATION & COMMUNION 2022

The proposed dates for Sacraments for 2022 are as follows:

Confirmation

Saturday 5th February (all schools)

First Communion

Sat 7th May, Scoil Mhuire & Scoil Bhríde

Sat 14th May, Ballinamere & Gaelscoil Eiscir Ríada

Sun 15th May, Parish School

Sat 21st May, St Joseph’s NS

Durrow to be confirmed.

Schools will notify you of times. 

MASS INTENTIONS   

Click  for the full list of Mass Intentions to be celebrated this week.

SACRAMENTS

BAPTISM: Please contact the parish secretary.

CONFESSIONS: Saturday 2.00-3.00pm in the Day Chapel.

SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE: To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary. 

SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

(John 18:33-37)

The feast we have today, and the gospel, give us an opportunity to reflect on the different ways in which we, and others, exercise influence and leadership.  The authority of Pilate came from position and power.  The Authority of Jesus came from his integrity and what he stood for.  Recall leaders you have known whose influence was like that of Jesus (teachers, community leaders, family members).  

The values of the kingdom of God cannot be imposed.  It is never a matter of fighting battles, or forcing others into compliance.  Perhaps through experience you have learned the limitations of the use of force, as a parent, a teacher, a group leader.  What has been the good news, the learnings for you in this?

Jesus came to bear witness to the truth and we are all created for a purpose.  Who are today’s witnesses to truth in the world?  Who are the people whose witness to truth has impressed you, either now or in the past?  In what way have you been able to be a witness to truth?  What was it like for you to be such a witness?

 John Byrne osa, Intercom November 2021

PARENTS FIRST

Volunteer for 1-2 hours a week? parents/grandparents to pass on knowledge & experience in bringing up children. Contact Dolores 0858565252 or Rhona 0861959221 Email: coordinator @ parentsfirst.ie

TULLAMORE COMMUNITY & FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE

”Early Years Programme” – online course for parents on Zoom lasting 6 weeks.  If interested ph Imelda 0860879124, Margaret 0861806109 or Kieran 0871213737

VOCATIONS NOTICE

The Diocesan Vocations Team has a new Facebook Page: DioceseOfMeathVocations   & a new Instagram Account:  dioceseofmeathvocations, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Ph Fr Tony Gonoude 044 9373923

COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE

ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  Ph 0818 222 024, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm daily.

BALLYCOMMON TELEWORK & TRAINING CENTRE

BTTC is offering a range of free/affordable services.  Ph 0579353177/9353441, 
email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   

MONEY ADVICE AND BUDGETING SERVICE (MABS)

MABS ( a free, confidential service forople who have problems with money management): Nationl Helpline 0761072000 Mon - Fri 9:00 am to 8:00 pm  

SHALOM WORLD MINISTRIES

Shalom World is a 24/7 commercial free Catholic television network for the whole family. Use the floating link to access the live "Shalom Media Gallery" or click on the icon on the right to find out more about Shalom World Ministries.

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Given the COVID-19 precautionary measures, our churches are inaccessible for the faithful. Participation in the daily sacraments is beyond reach for them. Shalom World TV, a Catholic media ministry of the Shalom Ministries, is an official partner with the Vatican and is authorized to telecast papal liturgies directly via its free high-definition television channel. Shalom World is committed to producing free yet high-quality Catholic content such as Daily Mass, devotionals, shows, music, youth programs, children’s programs, conventions, retreats, and cultural exchange segments. The programming is absolutely free and can be watched live or on-demand. The most recent addition, in response to COVID-19, is a 4th channel to the existing 3 channels, for exclusive live telecast of daily Holy Mass around the clock, with special prayers for an end to coronavirus .

We are broadcasting Daily Mass Live from Saints Peter and Paul's Church, Portlaoise, Co. Laois at 10:00 am everyday during this challenging time.

Bishop Denis Nulty, Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin is our patron in Ireland  and Shalom World is endorsed by Catholic leaders from around the globe .