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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  

Divine Mercy Sunday ~ 11th April 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 9.30am-5:00pm; Sat - Closed: 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.


THE DEEP END – SHALOM

We do not come through suffering and difficult times unscarred.  We are changed by them.  Often it brings some sort of growth into our lives and usually it is not a pleasant experience.  We only have to think of the past year of lockdowns and isolation and fear. In Pope Francis’ new book, Let us Dream, he says ‘To enter into crisis is to be sifted. Your categories and ways of thinking get shaken up; your priorities and lifestyles are challenged. You cross a threshold, either by your own choice or by necessity, because there are crises, like the one we are going through, that you can’t avoid.’

Today’s Gospel shows us that even the most difficult situations can be transformed.  The Risen Christ stands amongst the disciples even though the doors were firmly closed.  The peace that he gives them (Shalom) is a peace of body, of mind and of spirit and it moves the disciples from despair and being ‘locked away’ to ‘rejoicing’.  Jesus then asks the disciples to be an unending witness to God’s love.  They, and we, are invited to be for others what Jesus has been for them.  The Risen Jesus is active in all our lives and in the world around us, but we must be careful not to close ourselves off or let fear take over.  John tells us that he writes these things so that we may come to believe and have life.  Our call is to bring this peace and joy to others, ‘so I send you’.  Who can you reach out to today?

Jane Mellett, Intercom April 2021


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.  Joshua 1:9


LIVING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

John 20:19-31

‘Peace be with you’ was the greeting of Jesus on meeting his frightened apostles.  Who has come to you bringing peace at times when you were frightened?  For whom have you been an agent of peace?

The greeting is joined with the gift of the Holy Spirit to empower the disciples to be forgiving.  Forgiveness is at times an essential step on the road to peace.  Perhaps you can recall when holding on to a hurt or grudge disturbed your inner peace.  What helped you to forgive and find peace?

Thomas, doubting and questioning, is possibly a person with whom we can identify.  What part have doubting, and questioning, played on your faith journey?  How has your faith been strengthened by such moments?

‘Blessed are they who have not seen and yet believed’.  That requires great trust.  Perhaps you have had the experience of being trusted without having had to prove every step along the way.  What was it like to be trusted in that way?  Who have you been able to trust in a similar manner?

John Byrne osa, Intercom April 2021


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Envelopes €4321

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.


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 12   ..7.45 Our Lady’s Mass

............10.00 Alice & Christopher Todd

Wed 14   ..7.45 Patrick & Isabelle Doherty, Harbour St

........... 10.00 Barbara Cassidy

Thurs 15 10.00 William & Bridget Grennan

Fri 16 ....10.00 Nellie Morris nee Cronly Phil Tiller

Sat 17.... 10.00 Peter Cronly, Ballykilmurray

.................... Peter Margaret & Tom Murray

.........   6.00 Josephine Bracken, 1st Ann

Sun 18    9.00 Paddy Egan, 21a Marian Place

...................Gerard Murray

...........11.00 Rose Kelly, 1st Ann & husband Martin, Clonminch Rd

All Masses can be viewed on Parish Webcam


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Martin Conroy, Esther Martin & Róisín Daly


COMMUNITY NOTICES

100TH BIRTHDAY:  Birthday wishes to Jack Brophy, Marian Place who celebrates his 100th birthday.  May God bless him at this special time.

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, Thurs, Sat &  Sun 8.15pm, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sun, 1pm; Charleville Centre, Wed & Sat 8.30pm.

Al-ANON – for families of those suffering from Addiction:  Thurs 8pm, Tihilly, Lannello, Clontarf Rd.

TULLAMORE RAPE CRISIS CENTRE:  Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm, 0579322500; Freephone  1800323232

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE Contact them on 0579328268, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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

DIVINE MERCY FEAST DAY SUN 11:  Celebration starts 2.45pm via webcam on rahanparish.ie

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR:  Would you like to learn about the Holy Spirit- the spirit of love between Jesus and God the Father? Life in the Spirit seminar led by Fr Pat Collins on ZOOM.  Course Starts 05 May 2021 on WEDNESDAY  evenings for 7 weeks –– FREE to attend.  Donations welcome.  register on www.newspringtime.ie/shop