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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  

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 20th June 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 2.00-3.00 pm in the Day Chapel.


FACE COVERINGS IN CHURCH

Once again we remind you that, in the interest of public safety, face coverings must be worn in the Church at all times and social distance maintained.


 A PRAYER FOR FATHERS ON FATHER’S DAY

Heavenly Father, you entrusted your Son Jesus, the child of Mary,

to the care of Joseph, an earthly father.

Bless all fathers as they care for their families.

Give them strength and wisdom, tenderness and patience;

support them in the work they have to do, protecting those who look to them,

as we look to you for love and salvation, through Jesus Christ our rock and defender.

Amen 


 

CONFIRMATION 2021

In line with advice received from the government, the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation may be celebrated in July but subject to strict protocols within the church.  Bishop Deenihan confirmed the Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in Tullamore on Friday July 16th & Saturday July 17th.

Friday July 16th  7.00pm Gaelscoil Eiscir Ríada & Parish School

Saturday July 17th
11.15am: St Philomena’s

12.45pm: Scoil Mhuire & Scoil Bhríde

3.00pm: Scoil Eoin Phóil & St. Joseph’s

4.30pm: Ballinamere and Durrow.

We look forward to celebrating this important Sacrament in the lives of our Confirmation candidates.  As they prepare to become fully-initiated into the faith, we invite parishioners to support them and their families in their prayers in these final weeks of preparation.  Thank you to the Principals and Confirmation class teachers for their commitment, enthusiasm and witness to their faith throughout the year.


FIRST COMMUNION DATES

Our proposed dates for 1st Communion are as follows:

Sat 11th Sept Scoil Bhríde & Scoil Mhuire

Sat 18th Sept Durrow & Ballinamere

Sat 25th Sept Gaelscoil Eiscir Ríada & St Joseph’s 

Sat 2nd Oct St Joseph’s 

 


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Plate:  Tullamore €1286; Durrow €78.

Envelopes €2572

Thank you for your continued support


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 

Life is too short to argue and fight. Count your blessings. Love the friends and family that are always there.
Smile more often. Make the most of every day.


‘LET US GO ACROSS TO THE OTHER SIDE’

‘Let us go across to the other side’ is an important phrase in Mark’s Gospel which occurs many times.  Jesus and the disciples are crossing the Sea of Galilee from what is a predominantly Jewish area to a more Gentile (non-Jewish) region.  While this phrase signifies Jesus’ geographical position, it also suggests that he is inviting the disciples to go a little deeper on their journey.  They are perhaps entering into the unknown, moving out of their comfort zones and therefore feeling anxious.  The crossing of the water does not go so well for the disciples as a storm begins to brew and eventually the water begins to endanger the boat.  To the disciple’s astonishment, Jesus is asleep through the whole ordeal.  Their anxious call is understandable, ‘Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?’  After all, Jesus has led them, and ‘other boats’ into this situation and now appears not to care what will happen to them all.

In times of turmoil in life, we too may feel totally abandoned, swamped by fear and anxiety, adrift in a storm where even Jesus appears to be asleep.  During such experiences, we might remember the words of Jesus from today’s Gospel and repeat them, like a mantra, ‘Peace! Be Still’.  While the wind is howling around us it can be frightening but Christ is always with us, present within our very selves, offering us this deep peace.  Often, coming back into this awareness can help us navigate through the storm and remind us that Jesus is very active in our lives, especially when we are entering into unknown territory.  What is required of the disciples in this account, is a more mature faith, a deeper trust in their Teacher, that he will not abandon them.

‘May the peace of Christ go with you wherever he may send you; May he guide you through the wilderness, protect you through the storm; May he bring you home rejoicing at the wonders he has shown you; May he bring you home rejoicing.’ (Shane Claiborne).

- Jane Mellett, Intercom June 2021 


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Contact the Parish Secretary.  

BAPTISM 
Welcome to God’s Family Luke James Kelly & Róisín Ellen Kenna who were baptised recently.


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 057 9341831 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 21      7.45 Michael Reade

Fri 25       10.00 Ana & Maté Pilatic

Sat 26      10.00 Paddy & Peg Flynn, 47 Clontarf Rd  

Sun 27      10.00 George Robbins

                         Martin Staunton, Rahan Rd

                1.00   Martin McGuire, Mon Mem

 


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Hughie Carroll, Mary Nihill, Maria Farrell, Michael Fox, Sean Gowran & Michael Kelly.

 


COMMUNITY NOTICES

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL  - Support for people in need.  Ph 057 9322072 or 087 7557294.

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, 057 9322500; Freephone  1 800 323232

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE Contact them on 057 9328268, 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 , 057 9353177 / 9353441.

TULLAMORE LIBRARY Browse by Appointment service.  057 9346832 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or our website. https://www.offaly.ie/Libraries/