26 September 2020

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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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23rd Sunday In Ordinary Time ~ 6th September 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

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 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.


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:  Sunday 11.30am

WEEKDAY MASSES

Monday-Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.00am 

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

CONFESSIONS: Saturday 2.00-3.00pm


LOVE CANNOT HURT

In the Gospel today we are shown that we have a responsibility toward our community.  We have to remember that no one is an island.  We are all brothers/sisters in Christ.  Our lives can be short, so we should take seriously the duty of doing good while we can by helping those who are in real need.

Love is best remembered in all the little acts of kindness.  They don’t have to be the big gestures.  Normally silence is golden, but there are occasions when failure to speak out is to condone an evil deed.

We have to learn to help and heal each other and avoid prying, jealousy or informing on each other.   A little honest talking can often clear the air.  It is worth remembering that we all have faults.

Take seriously the idea of doing good while we can -   love our neighbour is a good place to start.  Remember that love is best remembered in the little acts of kindness which can mean so much to a person’s life.


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Congratulations to the children from Durrow NS who received the Eucharist for the first time last weekend. We wish God’s blessing on them, their families, friends and teachers and all who helped them on their faith journey at this special time.


MASS TICKETS

Mass Tickets available in The Parish Centre, Monday to Friday 9.30am–5.00pm; Saturday 2.00-4.00pm.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

MATTHEW 18:15-20

At this time Matthew was writing his gospel local church communities would have numbered no more than fifty people.  They would be known to one another.  Matthew presents the instructions of Jesus for dealing with people whose behavior disrupted and harmed the community.  Note the steps suggested. 

Simple directions but many of us do otherwise.  We avoid difficult confrontations.  We talk about the faults of others to everyone but themselves.  We go over the head of someone who displeases us and make complaints. In your experience, which approach is life-giving for you and for others?

While Jesus is referring to a group situation, the advice can be applied also to personal difficulties and problems with others.  What lessons has life taught you about constructive ways of dealing with conflict? 

As individuals and communities we have the power to bind and to loose, to exclude people from relationships, or to open up and include others in relationships.  When have you found it Important to acknowledge this power in your own life?

John Byrne OSA  Intercom, September 2020


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €1,281 Durrow €77 Envelopes €3,483

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

Thank you for your continued support.


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Check with the Parish Office.

SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE

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


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


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


MASS INTENTIONS

Mon     7     7.45     Rose Hannigan

                10.00    Nigel Brennan

Tue    8      7.45    Our Lady’s Mass

Wed    9     7.45    Linda Cuskelly

Thu    10  10.00    Colbert & Arabella Keeley, Daughter in law Frances

Fri    11   10.00    Vincent Egan

Sat    12   10.00    Shared Mass

                 6.30    Austin Brennan, Mon Mem

Sun    13    8.30    Tony Molloy

               10.00    Ann Molloy

               11.30    Andrew Hoctor, 1st Ann

Shared Mass, 10.00am: Paddy & Cathy Flynn; Paddy Berry; Peg Deevy; John Brickland; Anne & Joseph Conroy; John Prendergast; Betty Martin Cullen; Mary & Bernard Cuskelly; Elizabeth & Christopher O’Connor & Family; Peter & Brigid O’Connor; Joan, Kay & Nellie Dunne; Jim Griffin & family, Tom & Susan Guinan; Bernard Roche & parents, Brigid & John; Matthew & Kathleen Tyrell, Mary Kate, Michael, MikeyJoe, Ann & Winifred Kelly; Denis & Elizabeth Galvin, James, Mary, Paddy, Dympna & Frank Brennan; Daniel, Anne, Sean & Michael Fox; Laurie McCabe; Peg & Peter Doyle; Mary Anne & Patrick Daly & family; Noel Spain; Tess McCabe; Spain Family; Bill Kelly; Tom & May Hassey; Kieran McDonagh; John Prendergast; Bridie, Joe, Tom, Dan & Mary Hynes & Sheila Briscoe; John, William & Margaret Boland, Pat & Helen Fitzpatrick.    

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

Durrow, Sun 13th 11.30: Martin Carberry, Mon Mem


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s Family Matthew Carroll who was baptised recently.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Sr. Mary Brendan Herlihy, Mary Bray, Sean Thornton, Mary Quigley, Christina Wrafter & Ted O’Brien.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

MABS: National Helpline 0761072000 Mon-Fri 9am to 8pm