21 September 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  

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 5th September 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 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.


WEEKEND MASSES

Church of the Assumption: (Vigil) 6.30pm 

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

Durrow:  Sunday 11.30am

WEEKDAY MASSES

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

Mark 7:31-37
The healing of the deaf mute provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the importance of communication in our lives.  The healing touch of Jesus brought the man from isolation into community.  Who have been the people who touched you when you felt isolated and alone (perhaps during the recent lockdown) and helped you to come out of painful aloneness?  For whom have you done this?

Deafness is symbolic of being unable to hear what is  being said to us.  What a difference when our ears are opened!  Perhaps you can recall a time when your ears were opened and you heard in a new way that you were loved – by God or by another person.

Words are not the only form of communication.  Actions can speak louder than words.  Recall times when this was brought home to you.

Being able to say what is in you is the other side of communication.  Perhaps there have been occasions when you have struggled to find words to express what is deepest in you – your faith, your values, your love.  Then something changed and you found words.  What was it like to be able to express your deepest self?

John Byrne osa, Intercom Sept 21


                                             NUMBERS IN CHURCH

The announcement by the Government recently has some important implications for us.  As and from Monday, 6th, we can operate to 50% capacity for all ceremonies, except for weddings which still stands at 100 people until Oct 22nd.  This means pods and social distance regulations for churches no longer apply and tickets will no longer be required.  The only restriction will be 50% of capacity.  Face masks must continue to be worn. 
This 50% increase is regardless of vaccination status and also pertains to funerals.  Funerals have been heavily impacted and the increase on those attending to half the capacity of the church will be very welcome   
                


CHARITABLE DONATIONS – CHY4 CERTS

All parishioners who donated €250 or more to the parish in 2020 have been sent a CHY4 cert.  When you sign and return it to us we will be able to seek a tax refund of approximately 45% of the total donated.  Thank you to all who have signed and returned their certs and we would appeal to all parishioners to return them as soon as possible.  Please ensure that you include your PPS no.  If you did not receive one or have mislaid your cert and would like a new one issued, please contact Noeleen, the Parish Secretary.  
We sincerely thank all of our parishioners who have continued to be such a huge support to us over the past difficult eighteen months 


 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 

Don’t wake up with the regret of what you couldn’t accomplish yesterday. 
Wake up while thinking about what you will be able to achieve toda
y.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Plate:  Tullamore €1241;   Durrow €110

Envelopes €2888

Thank you for your continued support 


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM ~ Contact the Parish Secretary.  

BAPTISM
  ~ 
Welcome to God’s Family 
Ayla Nell Brennan, Aubrey Jane Hensey & Michael James Pio Murphy 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 086 466 9926 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 6     10.00 Mary Brigid Harte

Tue 7       7.45 Rose Hannigan
               10.00 Ann Sheppard nee Galvin

Wed 8   7.45 Our Lady’s Mass

Thurs 9    7.45 Linda Cuskelly

Sat 11     10.00 Vincent Egan 
                        Joe & Maureen Brophy, Arden
  
                6.30 Michael Gannon, Mon Mem

Sun 12      8.30 William Bell
                        Joseph, Winnie, Mary & Hughie Carroll
               
10.00 Ann Molloy
                        Liam Kirwan, Cormac St
               1.00 Joe Craig, Kilcruttin, Mon Mem


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of

James (Jimmy) Pender, Bernie McTigue & James (Jimmy) Kenny.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

LEGION OF MARY - 100 years old Tues 7.  To mark this special occasion Bishop Deenihan will Celebrate Mass, Mon 20, Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar @ 8pm.

REDUCING ANXIETY IN CHILDREN AGED 4-14 YEARS: FEARless Free Zoom Webinar for Parents  Wed 8, 7-9pm.  To register go to https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lfNGOSUqSsS_kYEcu5f3sA  

ORDER OF MALTA: Free first aid training courses, Scouts Den Wednesdays, 8pm. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you then.

TULLAMORE JUNIOR HOCKEY TRAINING: Tuesdays 3rd class to 6th years girls and boys; Sundays age 4 to 7 years on Sunday mornings from 10-11am.  New members to the Junior and Senior Club always welcome.   Full details on Tullamorehockeyclub.ie

RSA CHECK IT FITS SERVICE FREE virtual child car seat checks. Book an appointment at www.rsa.ie/checkitfits.   

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.  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.