14 July 2020

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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  

Corpus Christi ~ 14th. June 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 GOSPEL (John 6:51-58)

1. Jesus tells us that to have life we need more than physical nourishment. How have you been aware of deeper hungers? What has met that deeper longing in you?

2. Jesus tells us that it is not just something he gives us which will give us life, but himself in his life, death and resurrection. How has your faith in the person of Jesus fed you?

3. Jesus speaks about ‘drawing life’ from him. In day to day living what are the practices which support your faith and help you to draw life from Jesus?

4. The Eucharist is one of the ways in which we draw life from Jesus. Recall with gratitude how the Eucharist has been a source of nourishment and life for you.

5. Perhaps you can also think of examples of people drawing life from one another. From whom have you drawn life? Who has been able to draw life from you?

John Byrne OSA, Intercom June 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


 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. 


 CONFESSIONS

None available in the Church until further notice.


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.  


REOPENING OF OUR CHURCHES FOR PUBLIC MASS

Volunteers Needed

We are currently making our preparations for resumption of public Masses so that we can be ready as soon as the national roadmap allows us to do so.We are making an appeal for help. We need many volunteers. We need volunteers to help in the sanitising of the church after each Mass. We need volunteers to act as stewards at the doors of the church and inside.  Please leave your name either by email or by phone or calling to the Parish Centre.   We need as many names as possible in order to be able to draw up a rota.


THE DEEP END • APART, YET TOGETHER

At the end of March this year, a host of Irish sports stars came together to urge people to ‘unite by staying apart.’ ‘We’re all in this together… Now it’s time for us all to unite and rise to the occasion by keeping our distance and by staying at home,’ they said in a video message. It seems like such a paradox: how can we be united when we are all so far apart? It is hard, when we are used to living in community, supporting others and being supported, to accept the idea that we can be apart, yet together.

It was a particular challenge for Christians across the globe, as the coronavirus outbreak saw Masses and church services cancelled and the faithful called upon to stay at home. Physically, we were separated from our church community, but thankfully most of us were able to tune in to live-streamed Masses on TV, radio or online, where we could unite with the church in prayer. For me, it brings to mind the experiences of all those who are unable to attend Mass for various reasons, perhaps because they are housebound or in hospital or living in a place where there is no priest available, but who are nonetheless united in communion with the Body of Christ.

Every time we celebrate the Eucharist, we are ‘apart, yet together.’ In the Mass, we are united with the whole church across the world – those in the church building with us, as well as all those who are not. Today, the Feast of Corpus Christi, St Paul tells us: ‘Though there are many of us, we form a single body because we all share in this one loaf.’ In challenging times, we are united by Jesus, the living bread.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Charles Boland & Ray Dillane.


 MASS INTENTIONS

Mon.   15th. 10.00 am. Peter & Margaret Ryan, Clontarf Rd.

Tues.  16th. 10.00 am. Maggie Dowling, Arden View.

Wed.  17th.  07.45 am. Michael & Nora Hughes, O’Moore St.

Sat.    20th. 10.00 am. Margaret Bracken, Arden Rd.

Sun.   21st.  08.30 am. Gerty Hanly: 10.00 am. Joan Farrelly Martin: 11.30 am. ApolinarasKuzma, Mon. Mem.


 PARISH COLLECTIONS

Envelopes €2692

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.


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


 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


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