24 June 2021

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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  

7th Sunday of Easter ~ 16th 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 (TICKETS REQUIRED)

Church of the Assumption: (Vigil) 6.30pm 

Sunday 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am & 1.00pm

Durrow:  Sunday 11.30am

WEEKDAY MASSES (NO TICKETS REQUIRED)

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

Saturday 2.00-3.00pm in the Day Chapel.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

Mark 16:15-20

Jesus had rebuked the apostles for their lack of faith.  Despite this he commissioned them to bring the Good News to the whole world.  Witnesses to the Good News do not have to be perfect.  There is encouragement to us in this.  The lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic prompted many to reach out to others in new and welcome ways.  To whom have you brought good news?  Who has been a messenger of good news to you?

Jesus then tells them that their witness will have quite dramatic effects, helping people to overcome demons, bring them peace and healing.  Things happen when we have belief in ourselves and in God.  Strong faith can enable us to meet and overcome difficulties, in ways that waverers cannot do.  Perhaps you had experience of this?

The ascension marked the end of the visible presence of Jesus with the disciples, but he would be with them in other ways.  ‘The Lord worked with them’.  Sometimes we can experience that death is not the end of the presence of someone significant to us.  We can experience the unseen presence and influence of a parent, a friend, or an inspiriting leader, after they have died.  Has this happened for you?  Have you also experienced the hidden presence of the Lord working with you?

John Byrne osa, Intercom May 2021


DIOCESAN APPOINTMENTS

Bishop Deenihan has announced Diocesan changes. Included is the appointment of Fr. Joe Campbell to Tullamore as curate.  We will be very glad to welcome Fr. Joe to our community.  He spent some time here as a deacon and he has served in Drogheda and Mullingar parishes. We are very fortunate to be getting an extra priest and please continue to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.


CHRISM MASS

The Chrism Mass will take place in Mullingar Cathedral on Thursday 27 May at 7.00pm.  As numbers will be limited due to Covid-19 restrictions, admission will be by ticket only for members of the faithful so that we avoid the situation of having to turn people away on the night.   

If you wish to attend, contact the Diocesan Office ph 0449348841/email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it before Friday 21st May.  Tickets will be posted to you directly. 


ACCORD SEEK FACILITATORS

ACCORD Catholic Marriage Care Service is currently recruiting volunteers to train as marriage preparation course facilitators.

If you have a positive attitude towards marriage in the Catholic Church and have the enthusiasm to be part of the Accord team in supporting couples who are preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage, Accord wants to hear from you!

Successful applicants will receive professional training and will be part of a team delivering marriage preparation courses locally.

Contact Aisling on 015053112 or by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Closing date for receipt of registration of Interest is Friday May 28th

Registration of Interest form and Information on: www.accord.ie


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Envelopes €2136

Thank you for your continued support


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 

Happiness is where it is found, but seldom where it is sought.  (J Billings)

“I turned my mind to know and to search out and to see wisdom…”. Psalm 56:3


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Contact the Parish Secretary.


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 17 10.00 Rita Fogarty

Wed 19 10.00 Violet & Con Cassell

Sun 23 10.00 Apolinaras Kuzma & Ona Visniauskiene

  1.00 Bernie Smyth, Mon Mem

Shared Mass Saturday 22, 10am:  McMahon & Mannion Families, Jimmy & Kate Lynch & daughter Sandra, John & Paddy Mannion & Johnny Cunningham, Matthew, Rita & Margaret Flanagan; William & Celia Igoe; Jim Coyne; Paul & Mary Kehoe & Noel O’Connor; Clair & Ken Keegan; Jim, Pa & Tony Molloy & parents Mary & Patrick; Mary Kate & Johnny Rigney; Joseph & Kathleen Keegan; Kathleen Kavanagh; John & Esther Lawlor; Matthew & Bridie Nooney; Corroon Family; Joseph Leonard.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Hugo McDonald, Thomas Griffin, Sr Maidie O’Brien & Gerry Doyle.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

COUPLE & RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING In-Person and Online in Accord Tullamore.  Phone 057 93 41831 or 086 4669926 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.

FREE WEBINARS FOR PARENTS: Managing the Transition from Primary to Secondary School for Families of Children with Dyspraxia/DCD, Mon 17, 7pm.  Booking:         https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dP-oA_dPRRmm

MvcdOvxDSA; Reducing Anxiety in Children aged 4-14 Years: FEARless Free Zoom Webinar for Parents Tues 18, 7pm.  Booking:   https://zoom.us/webinar/register/

WN_pEZUOc5uRwaVrecf0Rorwg; Transition from Primary to Post Primary for Students with Special Educational Needs (Parents Webinar) Mon 31, 7pm. https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UnB2vuWrRyC4nsm1VWinlw

TULLAMORE LIBRARY Browse by Appointment service.  Ph 0579346832 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or by booking a slot on our website. Contact & Collect service, https://www.offaly.ie/Libraries/