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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  

32nd Sunday In Ordinary Time ~ 8th 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 webcam www.tullamoreparish.ie

CONFESSIONS

Saturday 2.00-3.00pm in Day Chapel


PRAYER IN CHURCH:

The Church will remain open throughout level 5 for private prayer including Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS

Matthew 25:1-13

While the parable has clear end-of-time applications it can also be applied to any moment of grace.  It reminds us that moments of grace come unexpectedly, and we need to be awake to receive them.  Recall times when you were alert for such a moment. What were the consequences for you?

Grace can also be disturbing. We can be coasting along in life and suddenly an opportunity or a graced moment arrives and we are shaken out of our routine in order to respond. Perhaps you can recall both moments when you were unprepared, and moments when you were able to respond.  What lessons have you learned from such experiences?

We may be tempted to judge the wise virgins as being selfish for not sharing with the others, but perhaps Jesus is teaching us that there are some things that other people cannot provide for us.  We have to acquire them ourselves. What qualities in life do you see as the essential oil that you must provide for yourself?

John Byrne OSA, Intercom Nov 2020


FREE PARENTS WEBINARS:   

Parents of Students in Mainstream School with Educational Needs, Tues 10, 7pm. Booking at 

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XVsemrbmQDOKylGknShHFA

 

Planning the Transition from School to College for Students with Special Educational Needs and/ or Disabilities 25th Nov 7pm.   

Booking on https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rc-mvrTMvH9BzTMRW2FjVY5fvnK27gmjN


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.


GOD’S GARDEN

God looked around His garden

And he found an empty place.

He then looked down upon the earth,

And saw your tired face,

He put His arm around you and

Lifted you to rest.

God’s garden must be beautiful,

He always takes the best.

He knew that you were suffering,

He knew you were in pain,

He knew that you would never

Get well on earth again.

He saw the road was getting rough,

And the hills were hard to climb,

So he closed your weary eyelids,

And whispered “Peace is thine.”

It broke our hearts to lose you

But you didn’t go alone,

For part of us went with you,

The day God called you home.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Envelopes €3,612

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.


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  9       7.45    Lawlor Family

               10.00    Ellen Quaide, 125 O’Molloy St

Tue 10      7.45    Mathilda & Timothy Burns, Mary & Mike O’Neill

               10.00    Mary Guiney

Wed 11     7.45    Ann & Sean Dinneen

              10.00    Julia, Frank & James Kelly

Thu  12    7.45    Des & Ursula Jordan

              10.00    Billy Bergin

Fri   13     7.45    Stephen Weeks

              10.00    Patrick Harries    

Sun 15      8.30    Jimmy, Nan, Ivor & Fergus Carter

              10.00    William Hoey, Arden

              11.30    Anne McElligott, Clara Rd, Mon Mem

SHARED MASS 10am SAT 14, 10am:  Joe & Mary Lambe; Mary & Mary-Ann Smyth; Frank O’Brien, Parents & Son in Law Lee; Kathleen Leonard; Tom & Rosie Martin; Thomas Herley; Paudge & Philomena Mooney; Kitty & Seamus  Martin; Maud & Paddy O’Brien, Kelly Family; Paddy & Annie Vickers, Vickers Family & Jordan Family; Kathleen, Ernie & Tony McGuire, Margaret & Peadar Smyth, Nora & Sonny Berrigan; Maura & Mio Dempsey, Brigid & Paddy Kelly, Sr. Mary Ellen, Patricia & John McLoughlin; Patricia & Edmund Rattigan, Dodi Nuzum, Willie & Christa Brandt, Frances & Tommy Martin; Lar Malone, Parents Kieran & Mags; John & Annie Carroll; Ann Mahon, Oliver Condron, Paddy & May Flaherty; Julia, Patrick, Jimmy & Kathleen Kirby; Paddy, Joe & Brigid McCabe, Dunne & McCabe Families; Terry McDonald; Patrick, Ellen & Catherine Egan; James Dervin; Michael & Catherine Killeavy & Family; Mary Poland; Killeavy Family; Joyce Marsden; Frank & Christine O’Brien; Tilly & PJ Hoctor; Michael, Bridie & Michael Jnr Scully; Valerie Kelly; Denis, Ann-Marie & Colette Dunne; James, Elizabeth & Joe Dwane; Michael, Mary & Jimmy Yeats.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the Families of Anne Galvin, June Gilson & Sinead O’Brien, nee Larkin.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

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

PARISH CENTRE: Selection of Christmas Mass Bouquets now available.

PRAYER MEETING ON FACEBOOK: Live every Mon. 8.30pm-9.30pm. “Queen of Peace Prayer Group Tullamore” To join find us under “groups on Face book & press “invite”, phone or text: Paul Galvin 0878375407 or Teresa McRedmond 0863313655.

BIRTHDAY WISHES: Happy 100th Birthday today Sunday 8th to Paddy Clavin, Ballybought, Durrow