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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  

The Most Holy Trinity ~ 30th 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: 057 9321587

Email: tullamoreparishsecretary@gmail. com

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 057 9326604, Monday-Thursday 9.30am-1.00pm; Wednesday & Thursday 6.00-8.00pm.


Tickets will be required for Saturday Vigil and Sunday Masses only and will be available by calling into the Parish Centre, from each Monday, 9.30am-5.00pm, for the following weekend

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

Matthew 28:16-20

It is time for Jesus to return to his Father. He meets his disciples for the last time.  His final words give them direction for their future.  Perhaps you can recall such parting moments in your own life – leaving home, school, college, training, the death of a loved one. What was that like for you?  Were there words spoken then that gave you direction for your future?

Perhaps you can identify with Jesus in the story, when as a parent, teacher, or in some other way you sent someone on his/her way in life knowing you would not be with him or her as in the past.  When did the way you parted help the other to make his, or her, own way in life?

Jesus told his disciples that although he would not be with them as in the past he would be with them in a new way right throughout their lives.  Have there been times when you were reassured by the love and support of another even though s/he was not physically present with you?

In parting with his disciples Jesus gave them a mission for the future.  Where, when, and how did you get a sense of the meaning and purpose of your own life?  How does that sustain you now?  Is there any way in which that purpose ties in with the mission given to the eleven to spread the Good News?

Jesus promised to be with his disciples until the end of time.  It is a promise he would fulfil through the gift of the Holy Spirit.  That promise is also given to us. What helps you to be aware of the presence of the Holy Spirit with you on life’s journey?

John Byrne osa, Intercom May 2021


DURROW PATTERN 2021

Due to Covid and in the interest of safety for everyone the Durrow Pattern Committee have come to the decision to cancel events again this year and hopefully we will be able to proceed next year 2022 and look forward to seeing you all then.

The Pattern Mass will be on Wednesday 9th June at 11.30am in Durrow Church and a limited number of tickets for this will be available from the Parish Centre.  Those of you who are unable to get a ticket can join us on Durrow Church webcam. Go to www.tullamoreparish.ie and click on Durrow webcam in the menu.

Stay safe and healthy.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Plate:  Tullamore €1215; Durrow €146   Envelopes €3027

Thank you for your continued support


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 

Jesus Christ – the light that knows no power failure.  (Paul L Powers)

“I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life”. 

John 8:12 


“I AM WITH YOU”

Today’s Gospel is often referred to as the ‘Great Commission’.  It contains the instructions of the Risen Jesus to the disciples to spread the Good News to the ends of the earth, to teach and to baptise ‘in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit’.  As we celebrate Trinity Sunday today, we pay attention in particular to the very last words of Matthew’s Gospel: ‘And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.’  Jesus will be with his followers through the gift of the Holy Spirit, God’s presence with us.

We read that some of the disciples were hesitant when they encountered Jesus on the mountain.  They had lost him to death, and now he was risen and with them again in the flesh.  They may have felt they weren’t ready or able for the task he was handing over to them.  These first disciples were an imperfect group of people, yet Jesus chose them to spread God’s vision of love, compassion and justice throughout the world.  Perhaps, like some of the disciples, we are fearful or doubtful.  At a time when everything is changing so rapidly, it can be difficult to navigate our own faith journey, never mind communicate it to others.  Yet we have Jesus’ assurance that he is with us, with the love and strength we need.  The Holy Spirit is at work, inspiring and guiding us, shaping our lives, helping us to make the love of God present to all we meet.

‘Love is the greatest force in the universe. It is the heartbeat of the moral cosmos.  He who loves is a participant in the being of God.’ (Martin Luther King Jr)    Tríona Doherty Intercom May 2021


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Contact the Parish Secretary.


SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE

To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary at least three months in advance.  All couples getting married must complete a pre-marriage course.  Contact ACCORD 0579341831 or www.accord.ie.  ACCORD also  provide marriage and relationship counselling In-Person and Online in Tullamore.  Phone 057 9341831 or 086 4669926 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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 31  7.45 Mary Dowling, Marian Place

10.00 Tom & John Duffy

Tues 1 10.00 Emer Groonell, Clonminch Ave

                     Lar Hogan

Wed 2 10.00 Michael Chalke

Thurs 3   7.45 Kevin Moran

Sat 5   6.30 Charlie Boland, 1st Ann

                  Paul Keegan, Mon Mem

Sun 6   8.30 Larry & Rose Scully, Cartron East

10.00 Esther Larkin

                 Elsie O’Brien

11.30 Ray Dillane, 1st Ann

Shared Mass Sat 5th, 10am:  Conor Hogan; Daisy Dowling; Anne & Carmel Lawless; John, Kit, Shane & Ber O’Connor; Seamus & Vera Gleeson.

Durrow, Sun 6, 11.30am:  James Berry & Family & baby James; Sean, Julia & Ollie McDermott; Kathleen & Peter Geraghty; Ciss & Mick Garvey; Brian Smyth; Assumpta Geraghty; Nick, Anne, John & Annie Berry & Family; Tom Walsh & daughter Eithne; Joe Clavin & Family


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Margaret Gorman nee Heffernan & Martin McGuire.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Adoration will take place only between 2.00 & 5.00pm today (Sun 30th).  None from 5-6pm.  Apologies for inconvenience.

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.

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/