28 July 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  

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 11th July 2021

Fr. Joseph Gallagher, P.P., V.G.
Rt Rev Sean Heaney, P.E.
Fr Luke Ohiemi, C.C.
Fr Joe Campbell, C.C.,
Fr. Fergal Cummins C.C.
Fr. Kevin Fleming SSC
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

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


THE FIRST MISSION 

Two phrases come to mind as I read about the disciples heading off on their first mission: ‘baptism of fire’ and ‘to be thrown in at the deep end’.  We use these expressions to describe a difficult introduction to a new job or activity, when we are expected to learn as we go and cope with whatever obstacles we face.  In today’s Gospel, Jesus sends the Twelve out on their first mission.  It is a challenging one and his instructions are brief and very specific: they are to bring nothing but a staff – no food or money – meaning they will have to rely on the hospitality of others for all their needs.  They are to stay wherever they are welcomed, rather than move around from house to house, so they can’t be choosy about their lodgings.  Simplicity is key – no baggage, no luxuries, no distractions, nothing but the task of reaching to people.  It might not be plain sailing, but Jesus offers advice for those difficult times too.

It appears their mission of preaching and healing was successful, as we are told the disciples came back eager to fill Jesus in.  Imagine the experiences they must have had during this time – the people they met and helped, the generosity of those who welcomed them, the conversations on the road, the chance to share their excitement at everything Jesus was doing.  They were certainly thrown into a challenging situation, but they returned with a fresh perspective and strengthened faith.  Jesus calls us to step out into the unknown, his words as our guide and his bond with us unbreakable.

‘A boat is safe in the harbour, but this not the purpose of a boat.’ (Paulo Coelho)

Tríona Doherty, Intercom July/Aug 2021


 

SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL
Mark 6:7-13

Jesus gave the disciples a share in his mission by sending them out ahead of him.  It was a gesture of trust and confidence on his part, even though they did not fully understand his mission.  Have you ever been surprised by the trust shown in you by others to speak or act on their behalf?

Jesus sent the disciples out two by two.  Perhaps your experience gives you examples of the value of having another with you when engaged in an important task.

The apparently strange instructions given by Jesus were intended to counteract practices by bogus preachers who used preaching as a mask for money-making.  True disciples of Jesus focus on the mission and not on their own comforts.  Is it your experience that vested interests can impede a task, whereas having the right motives makes your mission more effective?

The task of the disciples was to call people to repent, (metanoia = conversion, change the way we look at God and at other people).  Who have been the disciples, the people in your life who have called you to be more trusting in God?  To whom have you given this call?

John Byrne osa, Intercom July/Aug 2021



THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Those who harbour a grudge will miss the haven of happiness.   But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment.      Matthew 5:22
 


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Plate:  Tullamore €1074; Durrow €101

Envelopes €2680

Thank you for your continued support

 


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM ~ Contact the Parish Secretary.  

BAPTISM

Welcome to God’s Family Aoibhe Grace Egan, Casey Anna Carroll, Paudie Christopher Paul Clooney, Kate Bernadette & Ada Jane Moloughney 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 12      7.45  Thornton Family, Sragh Rd

               10.00  Charlotte, Thomas & P J LaComber     

                          Frances & Hugh Thomas & Mary Daly, 21 O’Molloy St

Tues 13    10.00  Robert Nutt

                          Maura & Alo O’Brennan 

Wed 14   10.00   Mary Dunne & Family    

Fri 16        7.45  Our Lady’s Mass

                10.00  Christopher, Esther & Andrew Pender

Sat 17       6.30   Hughie Carroll, Mon Mem

                          John Dempsey, 1st Ann, 

                          Dempsey Family & Tim Connolly

Sun 18   10.00     Mary Weir

               11.30    Carmel Farrell, Mon Mem

                           Mary Nihill, Mon Mem

                 1.00   Billy Dowling, Mon Mem

 

Shared Mass Sat 17, 10am: 
Anne Fahey; Peter Flynn; Peter & Madeline McGraw, Joe & Philomena Gorman & Family; Edward & Margaret Carroll & Bessie Dowling; Pat Prendergast; Patrick & Bridie Prendergast; Henry & Ellen Kavanagh, Kathleen & Thomas Martin; Richie & Nora Geoghegan & Finola Reynolds; Nigel Costello; John, Elizabeth & Brendan Elstone; Paddy, Ellen & Rose Byrne; Gerry Conway; Frank, Mackenzie, Mark & Stephen Donoghue & Rattigan Family; O’Meara Family; Arthur Hanlon, Brigid & Michael Casey; Colette & Barry Heffernan, Brigid & baby Thomas McDonagh; Thomas, Brigid, Patrick, Margaret, John, Maryann, Susan, Vincent, Michael & Roseann Pidgeon; David, Anne, Andy & Bernadette Sheridan; Andy, Teresa & Brigid Smyth; John Tierney; John, Rose & Anne Glennon; William & Marie Foster; Mary & John Ruane; Jimmy & Maura Whelan.

Durrow Sun 18, 11.30am:  Michael Daly, Mon Mem   

 


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the family of Jim Keegan

 


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.