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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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25th Sunday In Ordinary Time ~ 20th 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

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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.


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

MASS TICKETS

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

WEEKDAY MASSES

Monday-Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.00am 

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

You can join us on the webcam to view Masses in Tullamore Church www.tullamoreparish.ie

CONFESSIONS

Saturday 2.00-3.00pm

GET IN TOUCH 

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, Tullamore, open Monday-Friday 9.30am-5.00pm. Phone: 0579321587 

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Web: www.tullamoreparish.ie 

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


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

Matthew 20:1-16

‘I was there first’.  Envy easily comes to the surface when faced with the good fortune of others, especially when compared to what seems less favourable treatment of ourselves.  Can you recall that feeling in yourself and what it did to you?  Can you also recall times when you were content with your lot, even though it seemed others had greater gifts, better opportunities, etc.

A parent or teacher who gives a lot of time to a difficult child does not love the others less, but if we are one of those other children we may not see that.  Recall a ‘Jesus person’ in your life who helped you to overcome feelings of envy and helped you appreciate that the apparently more favourable treatment of another did not mean a lessening of love for you.

This leads us to the core message of this parable, namely, that God’s love is a free gift and not earned. 

Recall moments when you were particularly conscious of the gifts that God has given you by counting all the blessings that you have, no matter how small.

‘It is too late now’ are words sometimes uttered to justify doing nothing about a situation.  This parable tells us that where love is involved, it is never too late.  Can you recall times when you got a positive response after taking action when you thought it was ‘too late’?

John Byrne OSA, Intercom September 2020


SUPPORTING OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE HOLY LAND

The Holy Father has asked parishes across the world to support the annual collection for Christians in the Holy Land. 

In previous years, this collection took place on Good Friday, but because of Covid and the closure of churches, it was deferred to September. 

This collection is used to support Christian families in the Holy Land. 

The political situation, much less the Covid pandemic, has impacted hugely on their livelihoods. 

In addition, Pilgrimages to the Holy Land which were a source of indirect economic assistance have not been possible this year. 

Parishioners wishing to offer financial assistance to the plight of Christians in the Holy Land can make a contribution at the Parish Centre.


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Congratulations to the children from Scoil Mhuire and Scoil Bhríde 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.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €1,762 Durrow €105 Envelopes €3,671

Thank you for your continued support.

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. 


MASS INTENTIONS

Tues  22      7.45    Gillick Family, Daingean Rd      

                 10.00    Sylvester & Margaret Shortall

Wed   23    10.00    John Connolly

Thurs 24    10.00    Nan & Paddy Larkin

Fri       25   10.00     Tommy, Lily, Gerry & Frances          Byrne    & Collins Family

Sat     26      6.30    Jim Lambe, 1st Ann

Sun    27      8.30    Mick Kidney Jnr    

                  10.00    Michael & baby Patrick McDonald & Family, Ballycowan

                    1.00    Sean Thornton, Mon Mem

Shared Mass Sat 26, 10am: Michael & MaryAnn Wyer & Family; Cunningham Family; Damien Goulding; Michael Martin; Catherine Gunning; Mick Keoghan; Patrick Jaffray; Andrew Savvides & daughter Teresa; John, Eileen & Kathleen Butler; Fiona Slattery McDonald; Mary Lawlor; Liam Black & Family; Wayne Martin; Joe & Tess Walsh; James & Brenda Morgan; Teresa & Pat Cleary; Cilia & Les Freeman; Thomas & Catherine Smyth & Family; Paddy & Josephine Kavanagh; Christina, Johnny & Michael Carroll. 

Durrow, Sun 27, 11.30:  Terry Bermingham, Mon Mem


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s Family Molly Kay  Nicky Murphy, Naomi Louise Brigid Power, Alex Joseph de Chaumont, Paudie Deane, Ava Marie Heffernan who were baptised recently.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Dan Daly & Mary Jones. 


COMMUNITY NOTICES

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL: Continues as usual Mon. to Sat 8am to 8pm.  If you would like to help with an hour please phone Pat 085-1162668

MABS: National Helpline 0761 07 2000 Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm.

ALONE: support line for older people Ph 0818 222 024, 8am-8pm daily.

BALLYCOMMON TTC offering a range of free/affordable services.  Ph 0579353177/9353441, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it