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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  

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary ~ 15th. August 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.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

Luke 1:39-56

The story of the Visitation is a story of two pregnant women reaching out to one another.  For those of you who are mothers, perhaps you have been in that situation.  What blessings do you recall in such encounters?
The story and the song of Mary are both celebrating the work of God in her life.  When have you been particularly grateful for what was happening in your life?  How did you express and celebrate your thanks?
Mary is praised for believing that God’s promise to her would be fulfilled.  How has your trust in God’s promise to be with you helped you in your life?
Read the Magnificat a few times slowly and let your attention stay with whatever words or phrase you are drawn to.  Place yourself in the position of the one saying the prayer.  Let it be your prayer of thanksgiving for your own life.
John Byrne osa, Intercom July/Aug 2021


TULLAMORE PARISH 2021

Intended dates for Confirmation & First Communion

Confirmations

Oct 1st   7.00pm Gaelscoil & Parish School

Oct 2nd 11.15am St. Philomena's

             12.45pm Scoil Mhuire 

                           Scoil Bhríde

             3.00pm Scoil Eoin Phóil

                         St. Joseph's

            4.30pm Ballinamere & Durrow

First Communions

Sept 11th 11.00am Scoil Bhríde

                12.30pm Scoil Mhuire

Sept 18th 11.00am Durrow

                12.30pm Ballinamere

Sept 25th 11.00am Gael Scoil

                12.30pm St. Joseph's

                  2.00pm St. Joseph's

Oct 3rd 10.00am Parish School

Oct 9th 11.00am St Joseph's

                12.30pm St Joseph's

                  2.00pm St Joseph’s


 CEMETERY SUNDAY

Each year we gather as a community in our cemeteries to remember our dead.  Unfortunately in these times of Covid restrictions we cannot come together this year.  Our dead are very dear to us and on Sunday 15th, we will remember all who rest in our parish cemeteries at all Parish Masses. 

Last Wednesday, 11th, the priests visited our Parish Cemeteries and blessed the graves. 

Prayer for Cemetery Sunday 

In your hands, O Lord,

we humbly entrust our brothers and sisters.

In this life you embraced them with your tender love;

deliver them now from every evil

and bid them eternal rest.

The old order has passed away:

welcome them into paradise,

where there will be no sorrow, no weeping or pain,

but fullness of peace and joy

with your Son and the Holy Spirit

forever and ever.

Amen.


Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. 
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


DIACONATE ORDINATION

We pray for Barry White who was ordained Deacon by Bishop Tom Deenihan, on Saturday 14th in St Mary's Church, Navan on the Vigil of the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Plate:  Tullamore €1190;   Durrow €96

Envelopes €3202

Thank you for your continued support

 


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM ~ Contact the Parish Secretary.  

BAPTISM

Welcome to God’s Family Alex Luke O’Brien, Kaiden James Hammond, Éadha Ann Smith & Abby Yvonne Nally 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 couple 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 16     7.45 Our Lady’s Mass

             10.00 Richard Somers

                       Patrick & Julia Malone & Family, William St  
    

Tues 17   7.45 Eithne Daly

              10.00 Maureen Geoghegan  

Wed 18 7.45 James Molyneaux & granddad

                     Jimmy Martin

Sat 21       6.30 Michael Condron, Mon Mem

Sun 22     10.00 Barry Woodnutt, Rahan Rd

Shared Mass Sat 21, 10am: 
Denis & Kathleen O’Meara; Ned, Mary & Joseph Thomas; Annie Heffernan; John, Kathleen & Chris Colgan; Teresa Duffy & Michael & Mary Lawless; Michael, Mary & Patricia Cully & Family; Denis Dwane & Family; Paudge Prendergast & son Maurice; Hugh, Anne, Margaret, Paddy, Anne, Kitty & Martin Lennon & Family; Michael & Philomena Greene & Family; Michael & Mary Anne O’Shea & Fitzgerald Family; Leon Wade; Mary Lawlor; Joseph & Mary Deering & Mary O’Donnell; Peter Cunningham & Family & Mary & Michael Martin & Family & Hayes Family; Mike & Mary Kavanagh, daughter Ellen & grandson Michael; Paddy & Peggy Plunkett & Chantelle Martin.

           


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the family of Michael (Mick) Gannon


COMMUNITY NOTICES

JACK AND JILL CHARITY SHOP: Book lover  volunteer wanted for shop in O’Moore St, to sort and organise the book shelves. Contact shop and ask for Julie.

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL  - Support for people in need.  Ph 057 9322072 or 087 755 7294.

OFFALY HOSPICE CHARITY SHOP Tues-Sat, 10.30am-4.30pm, Offaly St.  Donations welcome.  Ph 083 099 4754 for details.

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.

GOOD LUCK:  Best wishes to the Offaly U-20 football team and mentors in their All-Ireland final against Roscommon in Croke Park on Sunday 15th August