27 November 2021
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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

28th November ~ First Sunday of Advent

Fr. Joseph Gallagher, P.P., V.G.
Rt Rev Sean Heaney, P.E.
Fr Luke Ohiemi, C.C.
Fr Joe Campbell, C.C.,
Fr. Fergal Cummins C.C.
Fr. Kevin Fleming SSC
Sr. Margaret Burke.

GET IN TOUCH

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, Tullamore

Phone: 057 9321587

Email: tullamoreparishsecretary@gmail. com

Web: www.tullamoreparish.ie

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am-5:00pm; Sat - Closed: To book weddings, baptisms, certs, etc;

Priest available for emergencies 24 hours daily.

Parish Support Services: Bereavement Listening, etc. For appointment, Ph 057 9326604, Monday-Thursday 9.30am-1.00pm; Wednesday & Thursday 6.00-8.00pm.


 WEEKEND MASSES

Church of the Assumption: (Vigil) 6.30pm

Sunday 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am & 1.00pm

Durrow: Sunday 11.30am

WEEKDAY MASSES

Monday-Friday 7.45am, 10.00am

Saturday 10.00am 

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

JOIN US ON PARISH WEBCAMS BOTH IN DURROW & TULLAMORE. 


 CONFESSIONS Saturday 2.00-3.00 pm in the Day Chapel.    


 

SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

LUKE 21:25-28, 34-36

We live in a time when we are told that disaster lies ahead for us and our planet if we do not change our ways.  But perhaps this new awareness can be a prelude to us changing our ways?  The gospel was written to give hope to Christians in danger.  What gives you hope amid the dangers facing our world today?

Our church community is also in crisis.  The numbers of people attending church services have dropped.  We have fewer clergy and religious scandals have rocked the church community.  What helps you to keep faith in such circumstances?

This passage can be taken as a metaphor for personal experiences when it seemed that your world was collapsing around you: plans thwarted, deep disappointment, something out of your control altering the course of your life, etc.?  When have such experiences been a prelude to something new?  Allow the dramatic language of the passage remind you of this experience, making sure that you recognize the double movement of collapse and liberation.

Jesus himself is the model in this gospel story as he taught his disciples the spirituality of ‘waiting in joyful hope’.  What difference has watchfulness (in the sense of being watchful in prayer) and hope made to you in facing difficult situations?

Advent is a time that calls us to be alert to the signs of the hidden presence of God in our world.  What reminds you of this presence of God?  Have there been occasions when something woke you up in an unexpected way to the presence of God in the world, e.g. through love, beauty, nature, etc.?

John Byrne OSA Intercom November 2021



FAMILY MASS IN DAY CHAPEL

Due to the rise in Covid numbers, the Family Mass in the Day Chapel has been suspended. 

Hopefully it can resume in the New Year.


 

ADVENT FAITH FORMATION - RESOURCES AND LINKS

EVENING PRAYER FOR ADVENT commences Sunday 28th at 5.30pm in Tullamore Church.

“During Advent, let us reflect on the eternal message of Christmas, which is, Christ is alive and that He is our hope.”  – Archbishop Eamon Martin

An interactive digital Advent Calendar will go live on www.catholicbishops.ie on 28th the first Sunday of Advent.  The Calendar offers resources for the parish, school and for families which can be accessed behind a virtual door each day during the season of Advent.   The content is aimed at assisting people of all ages to pray and reflect on how best we can keep Christ at the centre of our Christmas preparations during this special liturgical season. 

Welcoming this year’s Advent Calendar Archbishop Eamon said, “After another difficult year of living with the Covid-19 pandemic, the season of Advent arrives and offers us a new beginning and a promise of hope for better times.”  The digital Advent calendar is a helpful resource on our ‘journey’ towards Christmas.  By clicking on a virtual door people are invited to take just five minutes for reflection so as to find moments of peace and to rediscover the true meaning of Advent and Christmas.  

The seasons of Advent and Christmas occur in the depth of winter reminding us that Christ was born to bring hope to a darkened world.  The Covid-19 virus may have reared its menacing head again in a fourth wave  but, it cannot  and will not destroy our hope and our conviction that God remains especially near to his people.  As the prophet Isaiah said “the people that walk in darkness have seen a great light”.  During Advent, let us reflect on the uplifting promise of Christmas, that Christ is alive and that He is our hope.

Some resources and links:  catholicbishops.ie #SharingHope #LivingAdvent

Fr. Liam Lawton will lead prayer, music and meditation for the four Monday’s of Advent beginning on Monday 29th Nov in Edenderry Church @ 7:30pm. Webcam link available at www.edenderryparish.ie 

Living Joy - an online video retreat given by Chris Stefanick launching this Advent for free.  Chris is an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and television host who has devoted his life to inspiring people to live a bold, contagious faith.  See www.reallifecatholic.com to learn more and register.

loyalapress.com - Advent resources


PARISH COLLECTIONS

 Plate: Tullamore €1558;  Durrow €105

 Envelopes €1635

 Thank you for your continued support


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Contact the Parish Secretary.  


BAPTISMS 

Welcome to God’s Family

Eabha Brennan, Yoana Shauna Gorman Shushani, Grace Amelia &
Holly Maeve Longworth, Max Christopher Murphy & Nadia Izabella Sporysz

who were baptised recently.

 


SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE

To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary at least three months in advance. All couples getting married must complete a pre-marriage course.  Contact ACCORD 057 9341831 or www.accord.ie.


ACCORD also provide couple and relationship counselling In-Person and Online in Tullamore.  Phone 057 9341831 or 086 466 9926 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR FIONA PENDER, OUR PARISHONER WHO HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE 22nd AUGUST 1996


MASS INTENTIONS

Mon 29 10.00 Michael Kelly 1st Ann

Tues 30 10.00 John & Margaret Connolly,
                      Ann, James & Shamie Murphy

Wed 1    7.45   Rody Larkin
             10.00  White & Loonam Families

Thurs  2   7.45  John & Tess Hand & Family, Cartron West

              10.00  Stan & Mona Wrafter

Sat 4      6.30  Maura Kilcline Mon Mem

Sun 5      10.00 John ‘Mick’, John, Roseanne & Thomas McEvoy  
                          Sheila Flynn, Ballykilmurray

                11.30  
Mary Sweeting, 25 Ashley Court Mon Mem 
                                    Caoimhe Molloy, Mon Mem   
 
                        1.00   Jackie Lynam 1st Ann

 

Shared Mass Sat 4th, 10.00: 
Michael & Gladys Lawlor; Frs Michael, Joe & Robert Kelly SJ; Marrinan & Donohoe Families; Nan & Eddie Connolly; Paddy, Chris & Noeleen Bracken & Frank Owens; Frances Adcock; Willie & Hugh Hoctor; Terry Morgan; Thomas, Catherine & Bridie Murphy; Muriel Flanagan; Joseph & Bridget Cronly & Family; Christopher & Nancy Flanagan & Family; Peter & Barbara Mulligan; Ciaran Mulligan & Victoria Ritson; O’Neill & Adams Families; Niall Mealiffe; Christopher & Mary Hughes, Anne & John Sweeney; O’Callaghan Family; Tommy O’Reilly, Ber & Basy Molloy & Kathleen Casey; Sally Cronly; John Grogan & Parents; Rody, Mary & Mary B Molloy & Family; Charles, Brian & Louise O’Loughlin; McRedmond & Deegan Families; Hayden, Allan & Darrah Families.

Durrow Sun 5th, 11.30am: 
Liam Walsh; Marcella & Joseph Troy; Kaelan Walsh; Tim & Rose Wrafter; Aidan Bermingham; Roger O’Brien, Michael & Agnes Wyer; Matt & Una Grennan & John Molloy; Julia McDermott; Paddy, Mary & Mike Molloy.         


 
Deaths

We offer our sympathy to the families of

Margaret Meech nee Walsh & Teresa Wright



 
COMMUNITY NOTICES
 

DAY OF REMEMBRANCE  Residents and staff of Riada House will join other Nursing Units in a day of Remembrance of all those who have passed away during the Covid Pandemic.   We will hold a Memorial Service Tuesday 30th November We invite relatives and friends to join us in Spirit where ever you may be as we hold a minute’s silence @ 1.00 pm on this day. 

READY CHRISTMAS DINNER & SOCIAL: Tullamore Townhouse, Sun 5 Dec, 7pm.  To confirm attendance phone Annie at 057 9341235. Covid digital vaccination cert required.

GAELSCOIL AN EISCIR RIADA Application for Enrolment Forms for September 2022 available at www.eriada.ie by calling the school at (057) 9352058 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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


   

 
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