CI News

 
22 October 2020
Tullamore Parish

 

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RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES IN LEVEL 3

With the whole country now in level 3 all masses will be celebrated in private from 7th. to 27th. October. Masses will still be streamed live on our webcam.

<<Click Here>> for the complete guide to Level 3 of "Living With Covid-19".

Prayer of St John Henry Newman
May the Lord support us all the day long, till the shadows lengthen and the
evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over 
and our work is done. Then in His love and mercy may he give us and all our
beloved a safe lodging, a holy rest and peace at the last. Amen.

 

LIVING WITH COVID-19

“Level 3” (of the Plan for Living with COVID-19) means public worship is banned so “Religious services will move online.” Weddings and funerals are still allowed, with a limit of 25 participants, and churches may remain open for private prayer. These restrictions are due to remain in place until 27th. Oct. 2020 at the earliest.

MISSION SUNDAY, 18 OCTOBER

In basic terms, World Mission Sunday is the Holy Father’s annual direct appeal for spiritual and financial support so that the life-giving work of missionaries can continue. It always falls over the second last weekend in October, and similar to the Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land and Peter’s Pence, it is one of three yearly Universal Church collections. Since its announcement as a papal collection, all parishes worldwide have offered Mass collections from the day to aid the work of missionaries and mission overseas.

Many are surprised to know that World Mission Sunday collections take place in every single parish where the Church is present. This includes not only Ireland and across Europe, but also in poorer parishes in the developing world. World Mission Sunday is a moment of universal solidarity, when each member of the Church family, regardless of location or background, can play their part in supporting each other. This is why it is such a special and vital celebration. On Mission Sunday there will be an opportunity at the end of Mass for anyone who wishes to contribute to this appeal. 

SUPPORTING OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE HOLY LAND

The Holy Father has asked parishes across the world to support the annual collection for Christians in the Holy Land. In previous years, this collection took place on Good Friday, but because of Covid and the closure of churches, it was deferred to September. This collection is used to support Christian families in the Holy Land. The political situation, much less the Covid pandemic, has impacted hugely on their livelihoods. In addition, Pilgrimages to the Holy Land which were a source of indirect economic assistance have not been possible this year. Parishioners wishing to offer financial assistance to the plight of Christians in the Holy Land can make a contribution at the parish centre.

PARISH CEMETERIES

Due to covid restrictions it was not possible to have our cemetery Masses this year. The priests of the parish have visited the cemeteries and blessed the graves and Mass has been offered for all who are interred, may they rest in peace.

The ongoing maintenance and upkeep of our cemeteries continues. In past years parishioners have supported this work through the collections taken up at cemetery devotions. This year there is a great loss at not being able to have these collections. In an effort to address this we have prepared special donation envelopes which are available in our Churches for the support of Clonminch and Durrow cemeteries. Your support for this work is greatly appreciated.

MASS INTENTIONS   

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

PARISH COLLECTIONS - THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT

Tullamore €1,409 Durrow €93 Envelopes € 2,013
Thank you most sincerely for your continued support

You can donate to the parish in a number of ways:-  Click Here to see how.

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

COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE

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MONEY ADVICE AND BUDGETING SERVICE (MABS)

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Living Slow: John O Donohue

This is the time to be slow,
Lie low to the wall
Until the bitter weather passes.

Try, as best you can, not to let
The wire brush of doubt
Scrape from your heart
All sense of yourself
And your hesitant light.

If you remain generous,
Time will come good;
And you will find your feet
Again on fresh pastures of promise,
Where the air will be kind
And blushed with beginning.