05 March 2024
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TULLAMORE PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

“Tullamore parish is a community of God's people centred on the Eucharist and the Word of God. We gather in prayer and celebrate the sacraments.  We strive to be Vibrant, Inclusive, Nurturing and Encouraging, and in our own lives we aim to live justly, to love tenderly, and to walk humbly with our God.” 

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

3rd March 2024 ~ 3rd Sunday of Lent

Fr. Joseph Gallagher, P.P., V.G.
Rt Rev Sean Heaney, P.E.
Fr. Joe Campbell, C.C.,
Fr. Fergal Cummins, C.C.
Fr. Damian Budau, C.C
Sr. Margaret Burke.

GET IN TOUCH

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, Tullamore, 

Office Hours:  Mon-Thurs, 9.30-1; 1.30-5pm.  

Phone: 0579321587 
Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Web: www.tullamoreparish.ie

Reception service Friday, 9.30-5.  

Priest available for emergencies 24 hours daily.

Meeting Rooms available: Contact Administrator for details of availability, rates, etc.
Teas after 10.00am Mass Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

Bereavement Listening Support:  Ph 0579326604.

WEEKEND MASSES

Church of the Assumption:(Vigil) 6.30pm

Sunday 8.30am, 10.00am (Family Mass), 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

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Mon-Sat 11am-6pm; Sun 2-6pm Enquiries 085 1162668.

JOIN US ON PARISH WEBCAMS ON PARISH WEBSITE.

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


TULLAMORE PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

“Tullamore parish is a community of God's people centred on the Eucharist and the Word of God. We gather in prayer and celebrate the sacraments.  We strive to be Vibrant, Inclusive, Nurturing and Encouraging, and in our own lives we aim to live justly, to love tenderly, and to walk humbly with our God.”


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

Jn 2:13-25

In the Old Testament the privileged place of God’s presence was the Temple in Jerusalem.  In the New Covenant, this was replaced by the person of Jesus.  This is the symbolism of the action of Jesus in the Temple.  Recall how Jesus has helped your relationship with God and give thanks for this.

But we are the Body of Christ.  When have you been particularly aware of the sacredness of people (yourself or others).

There are many ways in which people, the temples of God, are being profaned today.  Where are you aware of the sacredness of the human person being violated?  Who are the people seeking to cleanse the temple, by promoting respect for the dignity of every human person?  Perhaps in ways you have done this.

We may also think of institutions as in some way temples of God’s presence.  In this time when aspects of our institutions are crumbling we can perhaps indentify with the Jews who are horrified at the suggestion that the Temple would be destroyed.  What is it like for you living in a time when some of the things you have taken for granted are collapsing?  Where do you find hope in such circumstances?

John Byrne osa, Intercom March 2024


FIRST COMMUNION RITUAL

Our final Rituals take place at Masses next weekend:

Sat   6.30pm St Joseph’s

Sun 10.00am Ballinamere, Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada

Sun 11.30am Scoil Bhride, Scoil Mhuire, 

Parish Sacramental Preparation Class

Sun 11.30am Durrow NS in Durrow Church


LENT 2024

WEEKDAY MASSES 7.45am, 10.00am & 7.30pm.  

WEEKDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS before 10am Mass.

EVENING PRAYER Sundays  5.30pm in Tullamore Church


PARISH FINANCIAL REPORT FOR 2023

The Parish Financial report for 2023 is available in our parish churches this weekend indicating our income and expenditure.  It is a positive report and we have been able to run our parish, meet our obligations and carry our maintenance works during this past year.  We thank our parishioners for your generosity.  We ask for your continued support; every contribution is appreciated.

The Parish Finance Committee


POPE FRANCIS’ LENTEN MESSAGE 2024

‘LENT IS A SEASON OF CONVERSION, A TIME OF FREEDOM’

Pope Francis gives us a pretty good list of eleven suggestions:

Fast from hurting words and say kind words;

Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude;

Fast from anger and be filled with patience;

Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope;

Fast from worries and trust in God;

Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity;

Fast from pressures and be prayerful;

Fast from bitterness and fill your heart with joy;

Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others;

Fast from grudges and be reconciled;

Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.

 

Almsgiving helps us to experience giving freely, which leads to freedom from the obsession of possessing, from the fear of losing what we have, from the sadness of one who does not wish to share their wealth with others. – Pope Francis


PRAYING ST MATTHEW’S GOSPEL

Bible Course on Christ our King and on His Kingdom;   studying & praying on the 1st, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of every month, 7.30pm.  Commencing Wednesday March 6th, Tullamore Parish Centre. Handouts and refreshments provided.  Everyone is welcome to join as they can. Details from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


MEATH PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 

The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will travel on September 10th and will be led by Bishop Deenihan.  The diocesan choir will accompany the pilgrimage.  All pilgrims will be accommodated in hotels and there are four, five and six night options with fares starting at €769 with various hotels available.  Details and booking forms are available from Joe Walsh Tours, 89 Harcourt St, Dublin. www.joewalshtours.ie   Tel.: 01 2410800

Posters will be displayed in parish churches with contact details for local area representatives.


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Baptisms take place monthly on the first Sunday in Tullamore, second Sunday in Durrow, third and fourth Saturday in Tullamore.  Pre-Baptism Meetings are on the third Wednesday monthly.  Contact the Parish Secretary.


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 0579341831 or www.accord.ie. 

ACCORD also provide couple and relationship counselling In-Person and Online in Tullamore.  Phone 057 9341831 or 0864669926 or email 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 organizations & clubs included


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


MASS INTENTIONS

Mon   4   .7.45..Kathleen Breathnach

...................Annie Hannigan

  ..........7.30. Andrew & Margaret Hogan, Clara St

Tues   5   7.30 .Peter & Mary Duffy Marian Place

................... Michael & May Moore, Convent Rd

Thurs  7 .  7.45 Laura Scully

 ........... 7.30 John & Julia Healion

Fri   8   ....7.30 Nancy Kane

....................William & Kathleen Pyke Callary St

Sat   9   ...6.30 Ber Gorman, 1st Ann

Sun 10  .. 8.30 Kathleen Doyle, 110 O’Molloy St

..................Johnny Farrell

.......... 10.00 Joan Shanley

..................Michael Bracken

.......... 11.30 Ann Fox, Mon Mem

 .......... 1.00 Ger Dwane, 1st Ann

...................Mary O’Loughlin, Clonminch, 1st Ann

 

Shared Mass Sat 9, 10am:  Jack & Lily Berry; Joe Deevy; Catherine & Thomas Egan & Mary Vickers; John Dowling & Carey Family; Annie Monahan, Smith & Monahan Families; John & Marcella Malone; Peter & Ellen Duffy & Eileen Egan; Joe, Mina, Tom, Carol, Sheila & Fiachra Flanagan, Patricia & Oliver Mullery; Julia & Michael Keoghan & Rory McEvoy; Chris Glennon; Mick, Bernie & Joe Kelly; Lawless Family; Whitney Family; Henry, Mary & baby Mary Dwane; Cathy, Patrick, Vincent & Patricia Grogan; Kay & Conor Ward; Peter & Sally Cronly; PJ & Tilly Hoctor.

 

Durrow Sun 10, 11.30am: Dermot Coen, 1st Ann


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Lindsey Denise Keenan, Charley Ann Taylor Ward, Finn Joseph Brophy & Daragh Seamus Carroll  who were baptised recently.


COLLECTIONS

Plate: Tullamore €3048; Durrow €174; Envelopes €2868

Thank you for your continued support


COMMUNITY NOTICES

DURROW PARENTS ASSOC: Bake Sale, Sun 10 after Mass.

READY:  Dinner Dance, Sun 10, Town House, 7pm.

OFFALY OLDER PERSON'S NETWORK: "Rambling House" - music, song, stories & craic - Thurs 7, 7.30pm, The Phoenix, O'Connor Sq. Adm €10. Proceeds to Offaly Family Carers. Tickets available on door.

TULLAMORE HARRIERS 5K – ROAD CLOSURE:  Sun 10 Mar, Kilcruttin Junction to Charleville Roundabout, 09.45am-10.45am. Diversions in place. Ph 086 1636059.

CE PROGRAMME: Administrative Assistant, Family Carers Ireland, Tullamore. For further information contact Alison at 086 0213711/0579322920.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL, OFFALY ST:  Ph 0579346507,0877557294,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

MEDUGORJE: 12-19 June. €815 pps Contact Luke McNamee at 087 9113118 for further details.

CAKE SALE & RAFFLE:  Bridge Centre, Fri 8, 9.30am-1.30pm in aid of Tullamore Presbyterian Church Break In Repair Fund. 

 
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