26 October 2021
Bulletin 06-Feb-04







Calling All Sinners

In today's readings we see how Isaiah calls himself "a man of unclean lips" (Is 6:5); St Paul claims to be "the least of the Apostles" (1 Corr 15:9); and St Peter protests to Jesus that he "is a sinful man" (Lk 5:8).
These were the sinners that Jesus called on to save sinners. He makes that call today to us sinners, just as He did then.
Will He find someone among us today willing to respond to that call and to co-operate with Him? Can we resist it?
God forgave Isaiah so that he could preach forgiveness (Is 6:8); he forgave St Paul so that he could pass on the news of Christ's death and resurrection (Lk 15:3-4); he forgave St Peter so that he could become a "fisher of men" (Lk 5:10).
And I said "Here I am. Send me!" (Is 6:8)

Community Activities

St Mary's Youth & Community Centre: Tues Club (10-12yrs) 5-7pm, post primary 7-9pm; Thurs Club (7-9yrs) 5-7pm, post primary 7-9pm.
Pioneers: Meeting Parochial House Mon 9, 8.30pm. Those eligible for gold/silver badges or Fr Cullen medals ph 21313.
Legion of Mary: Rosary, Fri 13, Alfie Lambe House, 8.15pm. All welcome.
SHS Valentines Disco Fri 13, 9pm-12. Post primary only. €5.
Apostolic Work Society: Thanks to all who supported recent church gate collection.
ICA: Meeting + guest speaker, Wed 11, 8pm, Day Care Centre. Tullamore Amnesty Group Meet every 2nd Wed of month, 8pm, Presbyterian Hall. New members welcome. Ph Maire 22865/Eamonn 22035.
Tara: Holiday to Waterford, 4 Apr. Non members welcome. Ph Mary 23978. Queen of Peace Group: Monthly Mass for healing & peace, Thurs 12, 7.30pm, Day Chapel. All welcome.
Found: Lady's watch, Town Park. Ph 22644; brooch with celtic design, Clonminch cemetery. Contact Parochial House.

Parish Information & Support Services - Confidential Phone Line 26604: Monday to Friday 10.00am - 1.00pm; 6.00-10.00pm.

ACCORD Marriage & Relationship counselling Mon-Fri 9.30am-1.30pm, 41831; Suicide Bereavement Support - group sessions for family members or friends - if interested ph Rita 086-8157320;
CIC Mon-Fri 10am-12.30pm, 2-4pm, Sat 10-12 ,52204;
Epiplepsy Assoc Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm 28631;
AA Mon, Thurs, Sat Mercy Convent 8.30pm;
Al-Anon Thurs 8.30pm, 17 Chapel St. 01-8732699;
Vincent De Paul 22072;
Dochas - Cancer Info & Support Drop in centre 12 Henry St, Mon/Wed/Fri 10.30am-12.30pm 28268;
Sexual Abuse & Rape Counselling Mon-Fri 10am-2pm, Mon 8-10.30pm. 1800323232;
Grow Thurs 7.30pm Day Care Arden Rd, 51124;
Aware Mon 8.45pm Community Mental Health Centre 1890303302;
Women in Crisis Ozanam House, Mon-Fri 9am-1pm, 51886;
Life Pregnancy Care 7B Cormac St Sat 12-3pm 1850281281;
Breastfeeding Support Group 3rd Thurs, 8pm, Education Resource Centre Hospital. 0502-24317;
Fibromyalgia Group:
Last Tues of month, 8pm, Day Care Centre. 22420;
Anew - support group for women with alcohol problems, Wed 8pm, Ofalia House Edenderry, 086-1024743.

Bulletin notices must be handed in to the Parochial House by Wednesday lunch time. Late notices will be omitted. Only community-based, non-profit making activities can be included.

Ministers of the Eucharist
who bring Communion to the sick/housebound, may now collect blessed candles and prayer cards at the sacristy for visit to sick on Wednesday 11, World Day of the Sick.

Month's Memories & 1st Anniversaries: As has been the case for a number of years, 7.00pm & 8.30pm Masses on Saturdays and 11.30am Mass on Sundays, in the Church of the Assumption are kept for month's memories & 1st anniversaries only. While we appreciate that all anniversaries are important for families, we feel that we have to ensure that families who are recently bereaved should be able to have their Masses as near to the date as possible. To further ensure this we have also added 1.00pm on Sunday to the list of kept Masses.

Confirmation Faith Friends will be commencing week of March 8th. Adult leaders required for one hour per week for four weeks. Please leave your name and address at the Parochial House or Sacristy.

Ecumenical Programme - Tuesday 8.00pm (Day Chapel): Speaker Venus Guibone (Catholic Church) on a woman's view from Asia. All welcome.

Ministry Night for Ministers of the Eucharist Monday 9th Feb, 8pm, Day Chapel.

Changes in Funeral Policy: From now on, we will no longer have funeral Masses at the regular Sunday Mass times. This is to ensure that the funeral liturgy is more fully focussed on the deceased and the bereaved.

Mass Intentions:
Mon 9: 7.45
Deirdre Ryan. 10.00 Peg Kinahan.
Tues 10: 7.45 Quinn Family, Ballinamere. 10.00 Daniel & Josephine O'Connor, O'Connor Sq.
Wed 11: 7.45 Tommy Touhey, 105 O'Molloy St. 10.00 Johnny Duffy.
Thurs 12: 7.45 Mary Bracken, 29 Connolly Park. 10.00 Thomas & Brigid McLoughlin.
Fri 13: 7.45 Tomothy Burns. 10.00 Mary Creevy.
Sat 14: 7.45 Mary Brigid & Paddy Hughes; Hughes, Farrell & Jordan Families. 10.00 William Lynam, Clontarf Rd. 7.00 Michael Gorman, 42 O'Molloy St. Mon Mem. 8.30 Maisie Connolly, 35 Clontarf Rd. Mon Mem.
Sun 15: 8.30 Edward Egan, 2 The Lawn. 10.00 Kay Ward, 19 Ashleigh Court. 11.30 Deirdre O'Sullivan. 1st Ann.

Sun 15
Joseph & Kathleen Daly, Coleraine.
Next Shared Mass Sat 21st Feb, 10am.

Deaths: We offer our sympathy to the families of Barry Keenan, late Pearse Park, died in Birmingham; Michael Kane, 43 Arden View; Colm Grennan, Kilbride St & Arden Rd.
If you would like support in your grieving, now or in the future, please ring 26604.

Baptisms: Welcome to the parish community Caitlin Sheila Hensey, 15 Cloncollig; Tia Teresa Brennan, 231 Arden View; Ella Maria McGinley, 3 The Cedars; John Edward Spollen, Oakfield; Ava Rachel O'Brien, Spollanstown. The next pre-Baptism meeting is Wednesday 18th Feb at 8.30pm in the Parochial House. All parents who wish to have their child baptised in February must attend a meeting. Contact Parish Secretary for details.

Collections: Plate: Tullamore €4234; Durrow €206. Envelopes: €4938.
Thank you.

Sunday Mass Times:.Vigil: 7.00pm & 8.30pm. Sun: 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 1.00pm. Durrow: 11.30am
Confessions: Saturdays 12-1pm;3-4pm; 6.30-7pm; 7.45-8.15pm. Eve Holydays 6.30-7pm. Eve 1st Fridays 12-1pm; 7.30-8pm.

Please continue to pray for Fiona Pender, our parishioner who has been missing since 22nd Aug ‘96

Hear the music of voices, the song of a bird, the mighty strains of an orchestra, as if you would be stricken deaf tomorrow. - Helen Keller