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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  

5th Sunday of Easter ~ 10th May 2020

Fr. Joseph Gallaghar P.P
Rt Rev Sean Heaney CC VG
Fr Kevin Fleming SSC
Fr. Luke Ohiemi C.C.
Fr. Fergal Cummins C.C.
Sr. Genny Hassey
Sr. Margaret Burke  

MASS TIMES

WEEKEND MASSES

Church of the Assumption:  Saturday (Vigil) 6.30pm

Sunday 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am & 1.00p.m

WEEKDAY MASSES

Monday-Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.00am 

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

GET IN TOUCH

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, Tullamore

Phone: 0579321587

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

Web: www.tullamoreparish.ie

Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9.30am-1pm; 1.30-5pm to book weddings, baptisms, certs, etc;  

Priest available for emergencies 24 hours daily.

Parish Support Services:  Bereavement Listening, etc.  For appointment, ph 0579326604, Monday-Thursday 9.30am-1.00pm; Wednesday & Thursday 6.00-8.00pm.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS
John 14:1-12

‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God. Believe also in me.’ Trust in another person can help us in difficult times. Remember and give thanks for the people you were able to trust in difficult moments. Remember also when your faith in God helped you through anxious moments. 

Thomas struggled with the desire, which is in all of us, to know the exact destination before we set out. Jesus invites us to make an act of faith and to take one step at a time. Can you recall times when it helped you to take that trusting attitude to life? 

Jesus proposed himself to Thomas as the way, the truth and the life. In what ways has Jesus been the way, the truth and the life for you on your faith journey? 

Philip wanted Jesus to give him a glimpse of God and got the surprising answer: ‘Whoever has seen me has seen the Father’. Jesus put a human face on the love of God. He gives us a glimpse of the divine. Who are the people whose love has helped you to believe in the love of God?  To whom have you given an occasional glimpse of the divine?

John Byrne OSA, Intercom May 2020


 MASS TIMES

WEEKEND MASSES

Church of the Assumption:  Saturday (Vigil) 6.30pm

Sunday 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am & 1.00p.m

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow:None until further notice.

WEEKDAY MASSES

Monday-Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.00am 

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am


 CONFESSIONS

None available in the Church until further notice.


GET IN TOUCH

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, Tullamore

Phone: 0579321587

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

Web: www.tullamoreparish.ie


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

No Baptisms are taking place in the Church at the moment.


SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE

Large numbers still not allowed in Churches. 

To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary, Monday-Friday, 9.30am-5.00pm.  All couples getting married must attend a pre-marriage course.  


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


MASS INTENTIONS

Mon 11   7.45 Michael & Lilly O’Brien, Clontarf Rd

10.00 Dan McGrath

Tues 12 10.00 Ann & John Brazil, Ballydaly

Wed 13   7.45 Our Lady’s Mass

10.00 Alfie Quinn, Marian Place

Thurs 14   7.45 John & Margaret O’Brennan

Fri 15 10.00 Martin Foy

Sat 16 10.00 John Condron

 6.30         Maureen Peyton O’Reilly, Mon Mem;     Josephine Bracken, Mon Mem

Sun 17 8.30 Patrick & Molly Cleary Clara Rd .,Son Noel & grandson Brando

10.00 John & Esther Lawlor, Marian Place

 


JOIN US ON PARISH WEBCAM

To view Masses, go to the parish website, www.tullamoreparish.ie.  Click on the webcam button in the main menu.

 


COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE:  ALONE support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Ph 0818 222 024, Mon-Fri, 8am-8pm.

RELIGIOUS SERVICES ON RTÉ:  Mon-Fri, 10.30am, RTÉ News Now broadcasts Mass from Letterkenny.  RTÉ News Now can be received on Saorview channel 21; Virgin Media 200; Sky 521; Eir 500 and on the RTÉ News Now App.  

GROW Community Mental Health Movement support group, Ph Michelle 0864183805.

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP:   057 9328268.

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICES:  Helpline 9351886 for information or to make an appointment.

SEXUAL ABUSE & RAPE CRISIS CENTRE:  Confidential Counselling Service, Helpline 1800323232.

MIDLAND LIVING LINKS (Supporting the suicide bereaved).  Ph 0861600641.

AWARE:  Support for those who have depression, Ph. 18008048

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

 


THE DEEP END ‘YOU DO KNOW HIM AND HAVE SEEN HIM’ 

In today’s Gospel, Philip and Thomas are desperate to understand more fully where Jesus is going, how they can get there and what God is like. Big questions! Jesus tries to reassure them, ‘do not let your hearts be troubled.’ Jesus is urging the disciples to embrace the journey rather than focusing on the destination. It is only in the light of the events that will happen to them (and us) that this period of time will be understood. It is always about the journey. As the saying goes, ‘Life can only be understood backwards but must be lived forwards’ (Kierkegaard). In the Old Testament, we read that people experienced God in different ways. For example, Moses experienced God in a burning bush or a cloud; for Elijah it was a whisper; for Solomon, it was in a dream. We each have our personal relationship with God, yet any words we try to put on this relationship can seem insufficient. Yet in Jesus we can experience what God is like and enter into a personal relationship. Jesus models the way for us, shows us that God is love, compassion, inclusive, embracing of all people. To know Jesus is to know God. This only makes sense in light of John’s opening lines of the Gospel, where he says ‘The Word became flesh and dwelt amongst us…’ (Jn 1:14). Jesus shows us what the presence of God in this world looks like and also what it means to be fully human. Jesus says, ‘I am the way, the truth and the life…’ This truth lies deep within us and in the world around us. We are each called to discover this truth. Perhaps today is an opportunity to reflect on those personal God-experiences of deep peace and love.                        - Jane Mellett, Intercom May 2020

 


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Envelopes €1708

You can donate to the parish in a number of ways:- 

1) Parish Envelopes, Cash or cheque donations can be left into the Parish Centre or Parochial House or into the White Collection Box at the Harbour Street entrance to the Church. 

2) Credit card donations can be made by phoning the parish office at 057-9321587 

3) Standing Orders can be set up.  See parish webpage for details.

4) Credit Transfer to Tullamore Parish Account.

Bank of Ireland, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

IBAN – IE34 BOFI 9019 0987 1557 41

BIC – BOFIIE2D

Please include your email or postal address so that we can acknowledge your donation.

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

Trócaire Boxes can also be left in to Parish Centre, Monday-Friday or to Parochial House.