CI News

 
04 June 2020
Tullamore Parish

 

Pentecost Landscape

Scripture tells us that while the apostles were at prayer with Mary, suddenly there was a roaring wind and the Holy Spirit descended on them in the form of tongues of fire.  It gave these timid and frightened men the courage to rush into the street and fearlessly preach the word of God to everyone they met.  At that moment the church was born.  This has not been a once off happening.  Ever since, the Holy Spirit has been a permanent presence and a strength in guiding and directing the beginning of the church.

This feast brings home to us that God calls us to a deeper relationship with him and wants us to share his life.  It is an invitation to enkindle the fire of love and to stir up the grace of our Baptismal calling.

There are times when we stand in need of the help of the Holy Spirit whose presence will make a difference to our thinking.  The power of the Spirit will come if we ask him.  It is for us to leave the door of our hearts open to invite him in.

With this feast we celebrate the first Birthday of the Church because it was on the first Pentecost Sunday that the infant Church too on its missionary role. 

The Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen

 

WHEN THE CHURCH RE-OPENS

There are going to be big changes and challenges. We are making our preparations for this so as we can open as soon as the national roadmap allows us to do so. 
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FIRST HOLY COMMUNION - ST. JOSEPH'S N.S.

2nd. Class from St Joseph's N.S. would have been receiving their 1st. Holy Communion this weekend. This will be celebrated at a later date. Please keep these boys and girls in your prayers as they continue to prepare to welcome Jesus' Eucharistic Body into their hearts and soul. - Fr Fergal (Chaplain).

DURROW PATTERN

Due to Covid-19 and in the interest of safety for everyone – The Durrow Pattern Committee have come to the decision to cancel all events for Durrow Pattern 2020.  Anyone who wishes may join in on the Tullamore Webcam or Tullamore Parish Radio for the 10.00am Mass on the 9th June.  We will look forward to meeting everyone again in 2021 PG. Please stay safe and healthy.

OTHER REGULAR NOTICES

Each week since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic we have featured a number of regular notices pertaining to the corona virus situation and our parish's response to it. If you would like to see those now, please <<Click Here>>

THE FULL ROAD MAP

<<Click Here>> to see the government's full "Roadmap" for re-opening society.

POPE FRANCIS TO PRAY WITH THE SHRINES OF THE WORLD

The Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization announces that Pope Francis is to join Marian sanctuaries across the world, to pray to the Virgin Mary for help amidst the pandemic. <<Click for more>>

PARISH COLLECTIONS - THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT

Envelopes €5870

You can donate to the parish in a number of ways:- 

1) Parish Envelopes, Cash or cheque donations can be left into the Parish Centre or Parochial House or into the White Collection Box at the Harbour Street entrance to the Church. 

2) Credit card donations can be made by phoning the parish office at 057-9321587 

3) Standing Orders can be set up.  please <<Click Here>> to open the mandate which can then be printed out.

4) Credit Transfer to Tullamore Parish Account.

Bank of Ireland, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

IBAN – IE34 BOFI 9019 0987 1557 41

BIC – BOFIIE2D

Please include your email or postal address so that we can acknowledge your donation.

5) Directly by clicking on the "Donate" button at the top of this page.

The parish wishes to thank you most sincerely for your continued support.

Trócaire Boxes can also be left in to Parish Centre, Monday-Friday or to Parochial House.

MASS INTENTIONS   

Mon 1 10.00 Emer Groonell, Clonminch Ave. 1st. Ann.

Wed 3 10.00 Elsie O’Brien

Thurs 4 07.45 Martina Mooney

            10.00 Ann Lawless

Sat 6     10.00 Peg & Paddy Flynn, 47 Clontarf Rd.

             06.30 Declan Touhey, 1st. Ann.

Sun 7     08.30 Esther Larkin

             10.00 Mary Kate & Peter Duffy

             11.30 Leslie Michels nee Wrafter, 1st. Ann & her Parents

DURROW SHARED MASS Sun. 7, 1:00 pm TULLAMORE: Maidie Leavy; Berry Family; Tom Walsh & daughter Eithne; Peter & Kathleen Geraghty & Family; Ciss & Mick Garvey; Brian Smyth; Assumpta Geraghty.

HOPE AND CONSOLATION   

Pentecost