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Sunday 19th June 2005

Parish of the Assumption

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12th Sunday of the Year
19th June 2005

Msgr. Seán Heaney, P. P.
Fr. Frank MacNamara C.C.
Fr. John Nally C.C.
Fr. Gerry Boyle C.C.
Sr. Genny Hassey
Sr. Margueritta McCarthy

Sunday Mass Times:
Vigil: 7.00pm & 8.30pm; Sun: 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 1.00pm. 
Durrow: 11.30am.

Hospital Chapel 
9am Sunday,  9am Friday

Sat 12-1pm;3-4pm. 


Mass Intentions:

Mon 20:
10.00 Thomas & Kathleen Horan, Ballinamere.

Tues 21:
10.00 Sarah Keenan, Convent View. 

Wed 22:
10.00 Daniel Rooney.

Thurs 23:
10.00 Patrick Whelan, 58 Pearse Park. 

Fri 24: 10.00 Bernadette Clancy 

Sat 25: 7.45 Smollen Family, Meelaghans. 
10.00 Michael Graham, Dillon St. 
7.00 Anna Browne. 1st Ann. 
8.30 Micheal Dowling. 1st Ann. 

Sun 26: 8.30 Conway Family, Ballydaly. 
10.00 Jimmy & Breda Dillane, Convent View. 
11.30 Marie Foster, Callary St. 1st Ann. 
1.00 Michael Chambers. 1st Ann.

Durrow: Sun 26 Dan Ravenhill.

If you would like support or comfort in your grieving, ph 26604.

Next Shared Mass Sat 16 July 10am

Baptisms:  It is our policy, in so far as possible, to celebrate Community Baptisms.  Baptisms are in Tullamore on the 1st Sunday & 3rd Saturday of the month and in Durrow the 2nd Sunday of the month. Next pre-Baptism meeting - Wed 29 June & Wed 13th July - 8.30pm, Parochial House.  All parents who wish to have their child baptised must attend a meeting.  Contact Parish Secretary for details.

Congratulations to
Noeleen Clancy & Leo Neary;
Martina Cahill & Paul Duffy;
Margaret Mooney & Richard Lynam;
Caroline McDonagh & John Ward;
Marie Bracken & Sam Perrin;
Lucy McCarthy & Rabah Alloui;
Caroline McDonald & Alan Raleigh;
Aisling Cosgrove & Conor Staunton;
Mary McInerney & Jason McInerney;
Marguerite Dalton & Paul Scott;
Leona Lowry & Darrell Rigney;
Michelle Doyle & James O'Gorman

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


Celebrating the Year of the Eucharist.

At this time, we have come to the end of our First Communion celebrations throughout the parish. We have also celebrated the Feast of the body and Blood of Christ, and held our Annual Procession in honour of the Eucharist. One of the notable aspects of First Communion Celebrations is the very large attendance compared with a generation ago. Attendance at a first Communion can be a challenge to many of those present. We have an oppurtunity to reflect on our own First Communion and the hopes we had on that day. We had good intentions to always
love the Eucharist,and to make it central in our lives as Christians. So, we can reflect on how we have lived out our good intentions and resolutions over the years since we first received Holy Communion.

In reflecting on the Eucharist as the Bread of Life, we sometimes become preoccupied with the how of the Real Presence of Christ. It may be more comforting for our faith to think of the gifts of Bread and Wine being brought to the Altar and being changed. The emphasis is on the change and not on the presence of Christ.

It is customary to describe Holy Communion as the Body of Christ.It is also an ancient tradition of the Church to see ourselves as a community of believers bound together by a common baptism and a common faith in Christ. This community of believers is always descibed as the Body of Christ. Somebody has said that the true meaning of the Eucharist is that the Body of Christ (the Church) is fed by the Body of Christ (the risen son of God).

As far back as the third century bishops in Syria were very concerned that many believers were not coming to Mass and sharing in the Eucharist. They wrote an appeal to them that they should return to sharing in the Eucharist, because their absence was hurting the Body of Christ and diminishing the Body of Christ. Could you make a similar appeal to any of your friends today?

  Community Activities

Coeliacs: A chalice containing the Precious Blood will be available on the Sanctuary at all weekday Masses from now on.  We hope this facility will make it easier for all coeliacs to share in the Eucharist when they come to Mass.

Scripture for Daily Living: Thurs 16,Marian Hostel, High St,11am. Text Phil; 4:4-9.

Tullamore Gospel Choir will next weekend sing at 7 p.m.Vigil Mass as well as at
1 pm. Mass. There will also be a free Concert on Sunday evening at 8 p.m.  The Choir will be making a live recording of its music for the production of a CD and all three celebrations  will be recorded.

Brendan Keeley School of Rock and Pop.: Enrolment Friday July 1st. In Tullamore Youth Centre 3 - 6 p.m.

Painting of Tullamore Church: Tenders are now invited for this work.  Copies of the work specifications and terms can be obtained from the Parochial House during office hours.

Summer Organ Concerts (Tullamore Church); These will be held on Tuesday eveningsat 8 p.m. on the following dates: June 21st., July 26th., August 10th., and September 20th.

Medjugorje: Tullamore Pilgrimage 2-9 Oct.  Ph Anne 51090/085-7236680.

Support Services

Parish Information & Support Services -
Confidential Phone Line 26604: Monday to Friday, 10.00am-1.00pm; 6.00-8.00pm.
ACCORD Marriage & Relationship counselling Mon-Fri 9.30am-1.30pm,  41831; 
Lucia Counselling Service for those with mental illness  Helpline 1890621631
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;

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;
Women in Crisis Ozanam House, Mon-Fri 9am-1pm, 51886;
GROW Community Mental Health Movement meets every Thursday at 7.30 p.m. in the Day Care Centre, Midland Health Board, Arden Road, Tullamore. 51124
Aware Mon 8.45pm Community Mental Health Centre 1890303302;
Breastfeeding Support Group 3rd Thurs, 8pm, Education Resource Centre Hospital. 0502-24317;

Fibromyalgia Group:
Last Tues of month, 8pm, Day Care Centre. Helpline 1800201068 Tues 10am-12 only;

Anew -
support group for women with alcohol problems, Wed 8pm, Ofalia House Edenderry, 086-1024743
Mabs: Free and confidental, phone 23211
Meditation: Mon, Marian Hostel, 7.45pm.
or 1850 281281 9am to 9pm every day for the price of a local call  
Alzheimers Society Carers: Meetings last Monday of every month. Ph 28244.
Adult Educational Guidance Service VEC, 27104.
Pregnant, Worried ?
Life Pregnancy Care
7B Cormac Street Tullamore
Drop in every Saturday 10am-1pm
0506-41110     website   

If people do not know much, do not laugh at them, for everyone of them knows something that you do not.
(Gipsy Proverb)