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Parish of the Assumption

Area Code: 057 Tel: 93 21587 - 93 22415 Fax: 93 51510
www.tullamoreparish.ie  
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15th Sunday In Ordinary Time ~ 12th July 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  

GET IN TOUCH

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, Tullamore

Phone: 0579321587

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Web: www.tullamoreparish.ie

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm; Sat 2.00pm to 4.00pm to book Holy Mass tickets, 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.


MASS TIMES 

WEEKEND MASSES

Church of the Assumption:  Saturday (Vigil) 5.00 &6.30pm

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

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow:  11.30am

 

WEEKDAY MASSES

Monday-Friday 7.45am & 10.00am, Saturday 10.00am 

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

 

CONFESSIONS

Confessions will be from 2.00-3.00pm


 SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

Matthew 13:1-23

Jesus uses parables to makepeople think about their ownresponses to his message. As youread this parable you mayrecognise that at different timesyou have been like each of thedifferent types of soil. As yourecall times when you presentedfertile soil for the word of God,what helped you create thatreceptive atmosphere? Whatlessons for life do you get fromthat?

Parents with children, teacherswith pupils, speakers withlisteners, are all like sowers in afield where the preparation of thesoil is up to another – the child,pupil or listener. They can sow theseed but cannot guarantee that itwill bear fruit. At times there maybe a temptation not to try anymore. The challenge is to sow inhope. When have you beensurprised by the harvest you havereaped?

‘We are wasting our time here’may sometimes be the apparentwisdom in a group. Have therebeen times when you have goneagainst this apparent wisdom andseen your efforts bear fruit?

- John Byrne osa, Intercom July/August 2020


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Booking can now be made at the Parish Office.


SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE

To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Plate €807; Envelopes €5010

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. 

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

3)  You can click on “donate” button at the top of the webpage.

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.

Thank you most sincerely for your continued support.


WEEKEND MASSES 

Entrance to both Churches for all Masses (Tullamore & Durrow) will be strictly on presentation of ticket and doors will open 20 minutes before Mass time. Tickets not needed for 7.45am weekly Mass.

Tickets will not be available at the doors and must be collected from the Parish Centre during the opening times Mon-Fri 8.30am – 5.00pm and Sat. 2.00-4.00pm.

The Sunday Mass obligation continues to be relaxed and people who are unwell should notcome to church. Masses will continue to be available on Webcam and Parish Radio.


COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE

ALONE support line for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties. Ph 0818 222 024, 8am-8pm daily.


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


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Patricia Brennan Bracken, Terry Bermingham & Paddy Cloonan.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Paige Patricia Corboy & Abigail Rose Lynam who were baptised recently.


MASS INTENTIONS

Mon 13    7.45  Thornton Family, Sragh Rd

            10.00  John & Teresa Gallagher

Tues 14    7.45  Maura &AloO’Brennan

             10.00  Hugh, Frances, Thomas & Mary Daly

Thurs 16  7.45  Our Lady’s Mass

             10.00  Peter Doyle, 1st Ann & Paddy, Joseph & Liam Doyle

Fri 17     10.00  Robert Nutt

Sat 18     10.00  Mary Weir, 1st Ann

               6.30  Jerry Conway, Ballydaly, 1st Ann

Sun 19     10.00  Destiny McLoughlin

              11.30  Ray Dillane, Mon Mem

                        Catherine Healy, Mon Mem

You can join us on the webcam, www.tullamoreparish.ie