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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  

6th Sunday of Easter ~ 17th 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 14:15-21

‘If you love me you will keep mycommandments,’ specifically thecommandment to love oneanother (cf. 13.34). How have youexperienced the link between loveof God and love of those aroundyou?

Jesus is preparing his disciples forhis imminent departure and for afuture in which he would be with them in a different way. He wouldnot ‘leave them orphans’ but sendan ‘Advocate’ to ‘be with (them)for ever’. How have youexperienced the presence of Godwith you in your life?

Perhaps you have also experiencedthe challenge of preparinganother (a child, a friend) for atime when you would no longer bephysically together. Recall howyou gave the message of yourongoing support.

How have you experienced thepresence and support of a lovedone (parent, spouse, friend) whencircumstances have separated youfrom them?

The proof of the ongoing presenceof Jesus with his disciples is that ‘Ilive and you will live’. Discipleshipis about much more than rules andregulations. It is about being alive.How has discipleship helped youto be more fully alive?

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 18 10.00 Alo Multaney

Wed 20 10.00 Sadie Roche

Thurs 21 10.00 Patrick Cutler; Elizabeth, Patrick & Patsy Heffernan

Fri 22         7.45 Brigid& Frank Cunningham

10.00 Violet & Con Cassells

Sun 24 10.00 Thomas & Mary Donohoe

Shared Mass Sat 23, 10:00am:  Celia & William Igoe; Johnny Deevy; Oliver Mulpeter, Mulpeter& Murphy Families; Joseph Leonard (1st Ann); Jim Coyne; Seamus & Vera Gleeson; Jack & Alice Galvin; Mick  Monica Galvin; Nonie Power; Rody O’Brien; Noel O’Connor & Mary Keogh; Dan & Eileen Kelly; Shaughnessy Family; Mary Ellen Iverson (nee Kelly); Darren McDonagh; Mick Farrell; Martin & Rose Kelly; Maura & Jack Lowbridge; Timothy, Nancy, Patrick & Noel Whelan; Ann Ruane; Patrick, Ellen, Colette, Ben & Mary Mulligan; Baggott Family; Peter & Winnie Moran; Matthew, Mary, Bridie, Dinny, Roseanne, Teresa & Patrick Delaney; PhylisLawlor; Bernadette O’Sullivan; Mary Connolly; Ollie Gavin; Joey Dunne; Tony Farrell; James & Elizabeth O’Connor & Family; Ian Dunne, Stephen & Sheila Egan, Irene Flanagan & Declan Devlin; Mick & Lily Geoghegan&Drumm Family; Damien Horan & Paul Gallagher; John, Rose, Philomena, Bobby & Joe Kelly & baby Scully; Jim & Nora Quirke & Joan Purcell. 


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:  Ph 0818 222 024, Mon-Fri, 8am-8pm.

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

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP:   057 9328268.

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICES:  Helpline 9351886.SEXUAL ABUSE & RAPE CRISIS CENTRE:  Confidential Counselling Service, Helpline 1800323232.

BALLYCOMMON TTC: Friendly Call Service is a FREE telephone support for older people in the community who need someone to check in with them or just want a friendly chat, ph05793-53177

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 


ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS

Today in the Gospel, Jesus offers words of encouragement to His disciples.  Even though He is about to leave, He will not abandon them.  Rather He promises to send the Holy Spirit through whom the disciples will continue to live in union with Jesus.  The fundamental commandment of Jesus is one based on love; love of God and of our neighbours.

The final words in today’s Gospel clearly identify the conditions necessary for us, His followers, to share in the in the life of God.  To attain this we are called to share in the love and obedience that Jesus showed to His Father daily during our lives.  We are challenged to commit to the uncompromising message of Jesus when He explained the connection between loving Him and His commandments.

Loving Jesus, therefore, is not just something emotional; it is also a challenge for us on a practical level to love those all around us. 


 

DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Liam Coughlan & Sandra Saunders (nee Egan).


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Envelopes €2483

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.