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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  

6th Sunday of Easter ~ 9th May 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) 6.30pm

Sunday 8.30 10.00am, 11.30am & 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.

CONFESSIONS

Not taking place at the moment.

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Contact the Parish Secretary.

SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE

To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary.


OUR CHURCH IS REOPENING FOR PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS

From tomorrow, Monday 10th, we are permitted to reopen our church for Mass and the public celebration of the sacraments which are central to our lives. We are currently making preparations to ensure that we can open our church in line with national health guidelines and the safety of everyone attending and the integrity of the sacraments.  

Tullamore church will be divided into four sections; each with its own entrance/exit, each section holding 50 people. The church will be organised in such a way that people will not travel between sections and communion will be distributed within each section.Durrow church will be in one section with a capacity for 50 people. 

 

Monday May 10th, public Masses will recommence at 7.45am and 10.00am. 

Weekend of May 15/16th Mass times will revert back to what they were pre-pandemic and will be:

Tullamore: Vigil 6.30pm.  Sunday 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 1.00pm.

Durrow: 11.30am.

 

Tickets will be required for all weekend Masses only.

 

Weekend Mass tickets will be available at the Parish Centre from tomorrow, 9.30am-5.00pm. 

Funeral Masses: Government guidelines permit a maximum of 50 people in the church.

Weddings: Government guidelines permit a maximum of 50 people in the church.

Baptisms: Can be arranged by contacting the Parish Secretary. 

Confessions: Saturday 2.00-3.00pm in the Day Chapel. 

First Communion: will take place in September. 

Confirmation: No arrangements have been completed.

 

Face covering must be worn in the Church at all times and social distance maintained.

 

This has been a most difficult time for everyone and we are relieved and delighted that we can come  together in Church once again. The pandemic still presents a real threat and we continue to observe the guidelines for our own protection and the protection of one another. The reopening of our churches is a real sign of hope. Our faith strengthens us and gives us courage and we always look to the Lord who is our light and our help. 

We thank you for your wonderful support to the parish during these times and together, as a community, we can continue to move forward. 

Volunteers are wanted to help with stewarding at the Church doors and for sanitizing after each Mass.  If you can give your time to help, please leave your name and the Mass you can help at in to the Parish Centre.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

John 15:9-7

A commandment of love is something of a contradiction in terms.  Love is a free choice.  That is what gives the thrill to the experience of being loved.  Recall times when you received gestures of love from another;

- a spontaneous embrace from a husband or wife;

- a wave from a friend;

- words of comfort and affirmation

not because the other person felt obliged to reach out to you but because they wanted to let you know that you were loved.  What effect did that have on you?  Did it bring you joy?  Perhaps you have had a glimpse of the truth of what Jesus said, that it is in loving that our joy is complete.

Often love and friendship make demands on us.  Parents give freely of their times and energy to the care of their children but sometimes it requires a lot of effort.  Also, in responding to the needs of friends or spouses we can be challenged to ‘lay down’ our own ‘lives’ at least for a time.  Can you recall a time when putting yourself out for others bore fruit for them and for you?

‘I chose you’.  Have you had the experience of being ‘chosen’ by someone?  What was it like for you to be chosen?  What is it like for you to consider yourself as one chosen by Jesus?   That is what we are – chosen by Jesus to bear fruit through our love.

John Byrne osa, Intercom May 2021


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Envelopes €2454

Thank you for your continued support


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Christ helps us to face the music even when we don’t like the tune.

“When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You”.Psalm 56:3


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 10     7.45  Tom Cowen

              10.00  Róisín Daly, Mon Mem

Tues 11  10.00  Alphonsus Keeley

Wed 12     7.45  Michael & Nora Hughes, O’Moore St

             10.00  Anne & John Brazel, Ballydaly

                       Michael Gallagher

Thurs 13  7.45 Our Lady’s Mass

             10.00 Alfie Quinn, Marian Place

Fri 14     10.00 Caitríona Byrne

                       Margaret & Peter Ryan, Clontarf Rd

Sat 15    10.00 Martin Foy

                      Jim & Nora Quirke & Joan Purcell

              6.30 Teresa Conroy, Mon Mem

                      Lily O’Brien, Mon Mem

Sun 16   10.00 Josie Smyth, Rahan Rd

            11.30 Paddy Fenning, 1st Ann

              1.00 Betty Clifford, Mon Mem

All Masses can be viewed on Parish Webcam


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Paul Keegan &Alfie Noonan.


COMMINITY NOTICES

MABS: Helpline0761 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; Freephone1800323232

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE Contact them on 0579328268, 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.

OFFALY LOCAL ENTERPRISE OFFICESTART YOUR OWN BUSINESS ONLINE COURSES open for bookings. Evening Online Course from 26 May to 30 June, 6.30- 9.30pm. Day Online Course from 10-28 June, 9.30am-12.30pm. These courses are currently FREE OF CHARGE. For more details and to reserve a place visit www.localenterprise.ie/Offaly or phone 087 6480378.