27 October 2021
Tullamore Parish

For the week beginning on Sunday 24th. October 2021

 

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REOPENING OF PARISH CENTRE
PUT "ON HOLD"

Due to the continued high number of Covid-19 cases, the Parish Centre will be postponing reopening for meetings until further notice.

 

BANK HOLIDAY

As Monday 25th. October is a Bank Holiday, There will be one mass only at 10:00 a.m.

FAMILY MASS

Our Family Mass for parents and young children resumes on Sunday 31st. at 10.00am in the Day Chapel.  We will be adhering to protocols and all will be spread out around the Day Chapel.

MISSION SUNDAY (24th. October 2021)

This year’s theme ‘We Cannot Remain Silent – We cannot but speak about what we have seen & heard (Acts 4:20)’ is twofold. It is a message of hope – Jesus Christ is risen and we cannot keep his love, compassion, and mercy to ourselves. It also challenges us to stand up and speak out on behalf of those who are weaker. All too often, the voices that need to be heard are not the loudest. For them, we cannot remain silent. If you wish to make a donation to the Mission Sunday appeal please put your donation in an envelope and drop it into the Parish Centre in the coming week or visit www.mission.ie

NOVEMBER - MONTH OF REMEMBRANCE

The month of November gives us a special opportunity to pause together to remember our loved ones.Mass for all our parishioners who were bereaved during the year will be on Saturday 6th. November at 10.00am.Mass for all parents who have lost a child will be on Tuesday 16th. November at 7.30pm.

LIST OF THE DEAD

November is the month when we pray especially for the dead.  November 1st. is the feast of All Saints and November 2nd. is the commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls).

An important tradition in Ireland is writing down the names of our departed friends and relations on the Altar List of the Dead.  The list is compiled every November and Mass is offered for those on it at all List of the Dead Masses in November and every first Friday for the coming twelve months.Take time with your family to write the list.  Think of family, friends and neighbours over the years.  Particularly remember those who have no one to pray for them.  Dead lists are available in the Church.  Please fill one out, if you would like to do so and drop into the sacristy or the Parish Centre over the coming weeks.

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

(Mark 9:38-43, 47-48)

In this story Jesus cures the blind man, Bartimaeus.  Recovery of sight in the Bible is often a metaphor for coming to faith.  Perhaps during your life you have had moments of insight, of deeper understanding, of appreciating who Jesus is for you.  What was it that helped you see more clearly?

Who has the ‘Jesus person’ who helped you to see more clearly?  Perhaps, as a parent, a teacher, or a friend, you have also been a ‘Jesus person’ for another and helped her or him to a clearer understanding of the meaning of life, love and faith.

To get to Jesus, Bartimaeus threw aside his cloak so he would not be impeded.  What have you had to discard to be able to be able to see more clearly (e.g., an assumption, a prejudice, a rigid opinion)?

‘Your faith has saved you ‘Jesus said to Bartimaeus.  Recallsituations in which you have been grateful for the faith that is yours because in some way it saved you.

John Byrne osa, Intercom October 2021

COLÁISTE CHOILM

Applications for students enrollingfor Sept 2022 will be accepted ONLINE ONLY via www.colaistechoilmtullamore.ie until Nov. 5th. @ 5:00pm

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, 
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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 .