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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

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 26th 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 9:38-43,45,47-48)

 John objected when a person, who was not in their group, cast out demons in Jesus’ name.  Jesus himself had no problems with this.  Jealousy can poison our outlook even when what is done by another is good.  ‘S/he is invading my patch.’  Perhaps you have seen, in yourself or in others, the negative effect of jealousy and the contrasting positive effect of being able to rejoice that good is being done, irrespective of the person doing it.

 In strong terms Jesus condemns those who are destructive of the life of others, particularly the ‘little ones’.  Just as Jesus came that we might have life and have it to the full, we likewise are here to make a positive difference to others.  What was it like for you when you were able to do something that was helpful to another?

Rather dramatically Jesus tells us to cut off a hand, or tear out an eye, rather than harm another.  It is not to be taken literally but it does mean that we should not be casual about our efforts to live a good life.  When have you experienced the benefits of an element of seriousness in your approach to life?

 John Byrne osa, Intercom Sept 21 


 

 FIRST COMMUNION

 Congratulations to the children from Gaelscoil Eisicir Ríada and St Joseph’s NS who received the Eucharist for the first time this weekend.

 We wish God’s blessing on them, their families, friends and teachers and all who helped them on their faith journey at this special time.


STRENGTH FOR TODAY

 Give me strength for today, Lord, 
Wherever I go.
Let no danger daunt me,
Whatever the foe.
Let no task o’ercome me,
No trial my heart fret.
I would walk with Thee, Lord, 
in the path Thou hast set.
Let no burden o’ercome me,
Give me strength to bear.
Then I shall have courage,
Whatever my care.
Let no grief o’erwhelm me,
Wherever I am.
Give me strength for today Lord,
Strength from Thy hand. 

“The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid” (Psalm 27:1)


PARISH COLLECTIONS

 Plate:Tullamore €1601; Durrow €2

 Envelopes €2718

 Thank you for your continued support


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Contact the Parish Secretary.


BAPTISMS  Welcome to God’s Family

 Mayson Thomas Mills McNamara, Alanna Cora Foy Gilmartin, Reece Thomas O’Gorman

& Eva Mollie McManamon 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


 PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR FIONA PENDER, OUR PARISHONER WHO HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE 22nd AUGUST 1996


MASS INTENTIONS

Mon 27     10.00 James O’Connor    

Tues 28     10.00 Gerry Keeley

Wed 29      10.00 Michael Martin, Clara Rd

Sun 3  8.30 Seamus Carroll 

        10.00 Michael & baby Patrick McDonald & Family, Ballycowen; John, Josephine, Kathleen & Andrew Boland, Coolnahiley & Moylena 

        11.30 Patrick Keeney, 1st Ann 1.00 Eileen Multaney, 1st Ann

Shared Mass Sat 2nd. 10am: 

Philly & Anne Deevy; Dowling, O’Brien & Delahunty Families; Margaret, Michael Snr, Michael Jnr & Thomas Hogan;

John Galvin & Margaret Cunningham; Bridget & Joseph Connolly & Family & Margaret & Paddy Cooney & Family; 

 Geraldine Loonam nee Touhey; Anne Hamet & Family; Thomas & Margaret Lawlor; Davis Family; Paddy Lenihan; Trevor Cutler; 

 Annie, Billy & Yulanda Dowling; McCormack Family; Mary, Tommy & Pat Owens; Patrick, Mary & Joseph Fogarty; Cunningham Family; 

 Colm & Mary McEvoy; Nicholas Kerry; Joseph & Elizabeth Geoghegan, Mary Kaye & Elizabeth Unsworth & Joseph Jnr & Lily Geoghegan; 

 John, Kathleen, Michael & Christy Martin & Granny Colsh; Tom Gallagher; Marie Hughes; Tess Burke; Patrick & Josephine Kavanagh;

 Christine, Johnny & Michael Carroll; Jack & Elizabeth Hensey & Family; Larry, Peter & Angie Rigney; Jim & Mary Vickers; 

 Eileen Bracken, Gallagher & Bracken Families.

Durrow Sun 3, 11.30am:  

J J Healion; Tony Johnston; Geoghegan Family; Maudie & Micheál Walsh; Donal Hegarty.


 Deaths

 We offer our sympathy to the family of Mena Walker nee Hughes.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Sun 3 Oct.  Bus from Parochial House 9.30am.  Details from 087 638 6270.

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:  Thurs 8pm, Tihilly, Lannello, Clontarf Rd.

TULLAMORE RAPE CRISIS CENTRE:  Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm, 057 9322500; Freephone  1 800 323232

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.

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

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