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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  

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 7th February 2021

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: (Vigil) 6.00pm 

Sunday 9.00am, 11.00am & 1.00pm

Durrow:  Sunday 11.30am

WEEKDAY MASSES

Monday-Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.00am 

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

JOIN US ON PARISH WEBCAMS BOTH IN DURROW & TULLAMORE.  GO TO PARISH WEBSITE.

CONFESSIONS

Not taking place at the moment.


PRAISE THE LORD FOR HE IS GOOD

Today’s Gospel is composed of three paragraphs.  In the first one, we learn that Jesus cures of her fever, the mother-in-law of the disciple Simon.  Her instant response was to wait on him.  Once cured of her bodily illness and restored to health, she gives all her energy to the service of the Lord.

In the second paragraph, we hear that the whole town came crowding round the door looking for cures and bodily healing.  And Jesus cured them all.  But we do not hear of any expressions of thanks.  We do not hear of any giving of their energies to the service of the Lord.  There is no praise of the Lord for his goodness and compassion.  The people merely wanted to use Jesus, and they had got what they wanted, to get out of whatever crisis or affliction they were in at that time.

Last, we learn that Jesus had taken himself off to a lonely place to pray.  His disciples, on finding him, said “everybody is looking for you”.  More cures of the body were being sought, but no one was seeking a cure of the heart, or to show love to Jesus for his goodness.  It is fine to ask Jesus for the things we need in life; but we must answer the receiving of these gifts with love and gratitude, like Simon’s mother-in-law did.

Praise the Lord for He is good.


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 

1 Corinthians 13:4.7-8

Love is patient, love is kind. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.


PARISH ENVELOPES

Our Parish Collection envelopes are now being prepared for delivery to our parishioners who so kindly contribute to the upkeep of the Parish during the year.  If you have not received envelopes previously and would like to do so, please contact the Parish Centre.  Alternatively if you wish to set up a Standing Order through your bank, forms are available at the back of the Church or from the Parish Centre.

PARISH COLLECTIONS

Envelopes €2653

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.


ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

St Alphonsus Liguori

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Blessed Sacrament,

I love You above all things and I desire You in my soul, Since I now cannot receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart, I embrace you and unite myself to you; Permit not that I should ever be separated from You. Amen


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Not taking place at the moment.

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 8 10.00  Eddie Martin

Tues 9 10.00  Frank & Mary Clarke, Clontarf Rd

Wed 10     7.45  James & Annie Kilroe & Christy Brien

10.00  Mary Flynn

Thurs 11   7.45  Our Lady’s Mass intentions

10.00  Michael Lambe, Clonminch; Timothy, Mathilda & Joe Burns

Fri 12 10.00  Tom & May Hughes, Parnell St

Sun 14     9.00  John Joe Gorman, Kieran Egan

11.00 Joe Martin, Mon Mem

              1.00  Patrick Quinn, Mon Mem

 

Shared Mass Sat 13, 10am:  Thomas O’Toole; Kay Ward; Joseph Anthony Ward; Christy Martin; Kathleen Brophy; Johnny Feery; John, Margaret & Gabriel Dooner; Christopher & Elizabeth O’Connor & Family; Fiona Byrne, Pat Meehan & Wynne Family; John O’Grady; Kevin Lambe; Ignatius Keegan & Joe Maher; Peg Fox Nolan & Family; Michael & Mary Galvin; Muriel Flanagan; Tom & Teresa McCabe & Nigel Papper; Tommy Smullen; John Dowling & Carey Family; Mary & James Kidney; Mary Brigid Dwane & Family; Timothy Burns; Tommy & Teresa Glynn; Gerry Martin; Colm Mitchell; Spollen Family; Tríona Hume.

All Masses can be viewed on webcam. 


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Terry Colsh, Michael O’Brien & Patrick Cornally


COMMUNITY NOTICES

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

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

AA: Offaly House, Offaly St, Mon, Wed, Thur, Sat &  Sun 8.15pm, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sun, 1pm.

TULLAMORE RAPE CRISIS CENTRE:  Opening times Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm, Ph 0579322500; Freephone  800323232; email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; website www.tullamorerapecrisis.ie