22 October 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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26th Sunday In Ordinary Time ~ 27th 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

We are using a ticket system for all weekend Masses so as to control the numbers in the church and in each section of the church.  This is for the safety of those attending Mass.  Tickets for Masses are available in the Parish Centre. We request your continued co-operation.  We value the opportunity of being able to come to church and support one another as a community. 
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


CEMETERY DEVOTIONS 2020

Regrettably, it has not been possible to celebrate Cemetery Sunday in our cemeteries this year.  We deferred making any decisions in the hope that it might be possible to have our usual celebrations.  It is now clear that such celebrations are not possible this year so we have decided that the priests of the parish will bless the graves in Clonminch, Durrow and Kilbride cemeteries during the coming week. 

A Mass for all who are buried in our cemeteries will be celebrated in Tullamore Church on Saturday next, 3rd of October at 5pm.  Tickets will be available in the Parish Centre, with the usual limit of 150 persons.  However, all may watch the Mass on the parish webcam and we ask you to notify your relatives who live away from Tullamore, of this Mass.


 

SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

MATTHEW 21:28-32

Is it possible to be a dutiful and observant Christian, and yet feel there is something missing?  Does it not make a huge difference when your heart is in what you are doing?  It is so much better than just going through the motions.  Where do you experience that most in your life?

The desire of Jesus for us is that we grow in that kind of committed, enthusiastic involvement in life.  What encourages you to grow in this way?  Recall times when your relationship with God, or with another person, was something that gave you energy, hope or joy.  What lessons do you learn from those memories?

The elders probably thought well of themselves in contrast to the tax collectors and sinners.  Perhaps you know some unconventional people, ones who appear to ignore the ‘right’ way of doing things, and yet they have taught you something about true goodness.

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 Ballinamere, Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada & Parish School 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 €1,530 Durrow €75 Envelopes €2,162

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

Mon 28  10.00 Gerry Keeley

Wed 30 10.00 Debra Mills

Thur    1 7.45     John & Kevin 0’Brien 

10.00 Baby Katie Leigh

Sat 3 10.00 Tess Burke

6.30      Thomas Hogan, 1st Ann  Margaret, Michael & Michael Jnr.  

Sun 4 8.30      Kathleen, Andrew, John & Josephine Boland, Moylena

                10.00 Joe Pyke & Family, Moylena

11.30 Seamus Carroll, 1st Ann   John Maher, Mon Mem

1.00     Christine Wrafter, Nee McElduff, Mon Mem   Breda Connolly, 1st Ann

Durrow, Sun 4,    11.30am:    Tony Johnston; JJ Healion; James & Mary Healion & Sr. Brigid; Paddy Lynam; Michael McDermott. Fr. Arthur & Dave Waters.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s Family Jacob James Martin, Liam Alan Scarlett & Taliah Martina O’Neill who were baptized recently.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Noel Leavy & Sister Columba Lambe. 


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