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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  

31st Sunday In Ordinary Time ~ 1st November 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) 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

You can join us on the webcamwww.tullamoreparish.ie

CONFESSIONS

Saturday 2.00-3.00pm in Day Chapel


NOVEMBER, REMEMBERING OUR DEAD

Tullamore Parish evening prayer for our deceased: Today, Sunday 1st at 6.00pm. This ceremony will be available on parish webcam and parish radio.

All Souls Day: Tomorrow, Monday 2nd, is the Feast of All Souls.  Mass times are 7.45am, 10.00 am & 6.30pm.  All Masses celebrated on Monday 2nd, Tuesday 3rd, Wednesday 4th and all 1st Friday Masses will be offered for the Altar List of the Dead.  Lists are available in the Church or the Parish Centre and can be dropped back to the Parish Centre.

Annual Bereavement Mass for all those who have lost a loved one during the year and for parents who have lost a son or daughter, will take place on Sunday 8th Nov at 10.00am.  The priests of the parish and the parish community will remember you in a special way at this time.  All are invited to view this Mass on the parish webcam.


NOVEMBER, REMEMBERING THE SOULS IN PURGATORY

The Vatican has extended the availability of certain plenary indulgences for the souls in Purgatory, amid concerns about avoiding large gatherings of people in churches or cemeteries and including those confined to home due to the pandemic. In the month of November, the Church has two traditional means of obtaining a plenary indulgence for the souls in Purgatory.

1.  The first is to visit a cemetery and pray for the dead during the Octave of All Saints’ Day, which is Nov. 1-8.This year, the Vatican decreed that this plenary indulgence can be obtained on any day in November.

2.  The second plenary indulgence is connected to the Feast of All Souls’ Day on Nov. 2 and can be received by those who visit a church or oratory on that day and recite the Our Father and the Creed.

The Vatican said that this plenary indulgence has also been extended and is available to Catholics throughout the month of November to reduce crowds.Both indulgences must include the three ordinary conditions and full detachment from sin. The ordinary conditions of an indulgence are sacramental confession, reception of the Eucharist, and prayer for the intentions of the pope.

The Vatican also said that, because of the health emergency, the elderly, the sick, and others who cannot leave the house for serious reasons can participate in the indulgence from home by recitingprayers for the deceased before an image of Jesus or the Virgin Mary.They must also spiritually unite themselves to other Catholics, be completely detached from sin, and have the intention of fulfilling the ordinary conditions as soon as possible.


“SERVICES WILL BE HELD ONLINE”

Services will be held Online; with this one phrase the gov.ie guidelines for Level 3-5 of the national plan have dismissed the real need that thousands of faithful around this country have for the Eucharist. After weeks of lockdown earlier this year and then again under Level 3 and after trojan work on behalf of priests and people to make our church buildings ultra-safe with regard to Covid-19, the faithful are again prevented from going to Mass.

The reasoning for this has not been given in any adequate way. A dismissive one-liner is not good enough. Ireland is the only country in Europe where people cannot get to Mass. While availing of Mass online is beneficial it is no substitute for being physically present. There is huge frustration among people of faith because they feel prevented from worshipping as they need to.

I believe that we in the Church, have taken these restrictions far too easily and have not paid sufficient attention to the huge cost of these restrictions for ordinary people in different ways - spiritually, mentally and economically. Our government has a very difficult job but it must hear the message loud and clear that lockdown is crushing many people including people of faith who believe that the practice of one’s faith in public is an essential service. 

Most Reverend AlphonsusCullinan, DD, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore


PARISH COLLECTION

Envelopes €3660

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


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Those we love don’t go away,

they walk beside us every day.

Unseen, unheard, but always near; still loved, still missed and very dear.


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Not taking place at the moment.  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

Thurs 5    7.45    Mc Cormack Family

              10.00    Martin Poland

Sat 7      10.00    NoraHoey& Family

               6.30    Tess Hand, 1st Ann

Sun   8     8.30    baby Rosie Berry

             11.30    Patrick Keeney, Mon Mem

                          Tom Gallagher,Charleville Rd, Mon Mem

               1.00    Derek Weir, Mon Mem 


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the Familiesof Chris Cleary & Christy Dowling.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

PRAYER IN CHURCH:The Church will remain open throughout level 5 for private prayer including Exposition of theBlessed Sacrament.

PARISH CENTRE:Selection of Christmas Mass Bouquets now available.

MABS: Helpline 0761 07 2000 Mon to Fri 9am - 8pm.

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

AA: Offaly House, Offaly St, Mon, Wed, Thur,Sat&Sun8.15pm;Tues,Wed, Fri &Sun,1pm

RAPE CRISIS CENTRE: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm www.tullamorerapecrisiscentre.ie or email ; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it