27 October 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

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 3rd October 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 10:2-16)

Marriages do break down, but in this story Jesus appears as the wise person urging people to seek first the original harmony where possible, rather than seek escape routes when difficulties arise.  

When have you found that, in marriage or in other relationships, the bonds have been strengthened when you have been prepared to work through difficulties?

There are other things that we needlessly and wrongly put in opposition: young and old, male and female, people from different cultures, body and soul.  Perhaps at times you have discovered the advantages of exploring the richness in combining such apparently  exclusive opposites.

The children in the second story can be taken as representing any group of “little ones” whose opinion  we may be inclined to dismiss.  When have you found that you have been taught an important lesson about life, about love, or about faith by people whose views you had been inclined to dismiss?

John Byrne OSA, Intercom Oct 21

 


 

CONFIRMATION

Congratulations to our young people who received the Sacrament of Confirmation this weekend.  We acknowledge the great work of so many people in preparing them for this sacrament.  We appreciate the commitment of our teachers and schools for their support and professionalism and we acknowledge the central work of parents and guardians in handing on the faith to their children.

We remember to pray for our young people and it is the responsibility and the privilege of the entire Christian Community to share the faith with the next generation.

 


SPONSORED CYCLE

I would like to thank everyone who subscribed to the sponsored cycle to provide a defibrillator for the Church grounds.To date we   have received over €3,000 in sponsorship.

I would like to especially thank Donagh McArdle who supplied the bicycle for the event.     

Tom Whelan


PARISH COLLECTIONS

 Plate:Tullamore €1646; Durrow €105

 Envelopes €2376

 Thank you for your continued support


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Contact the Parish Secretary.



BAPTISMS
  Welcome to God’s Family  
 

Brody Boland,  Ben Moran Gavin, 
Luke Dáithi Mollen, Hubert Óg Murray & Theo Bateson
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   4      7.45          Julie Lynch
               10.00         John & Kevin O’Brien

Tues   5     10.00        James O Gorman

Wed   6      10.00       Bernard & Delia Colgan

Thur  7        7.45       Our Lady Mass Intentions
                 10.00       Timmy Connolly

Fri    8        10.00       Frances Wynter

Sat   9         10.00       Nellie Colbert, Rahan Rd 
                                 Johnny, Nancy & Brendan Doyle, Clontarf Rd

Sun  10        10.00       Andrew leavy & Family
                                  Joe Pyke & Family, Moylena
                   11.30       Nicholas Walsh, Mon Mem 
                                  Mary Galvin, Mon Mem
                     1.00      John Quinn, Mon Mem

DUROW, SUNDAY 10th

              11.30am       
Hugh & John Twomey

 


 Deaths

 We offer our sympathy to the families of Elizabeth Lowbridge, James Houlihan, John Deering & Shane Maloney


 
COMMUNITY NOTICES

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, 0579322500; Freephone  1800323232

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL- Support for people in need.  Ph 0579322072 or 0877557294.

OFFALY HOSPICE CHARITY SHOP Tues-Sat, 10.30am-4.30pm, Offaly St.   Ph 083 0994754 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

OFFALY VOLUNTEER CENTRE – if you are interested in registering your voluntary organisation with us or becoming a volunteer for the many organisations in our community please contact us on 083 0154669 anytime – if we can’t answer your call, just leave a message and we will contact you!

COLÁISTE CHOILM TULLAMORE: Applications for students enrolling Sept 2022 will be accepted ONLINE ONLY via www.colaistechoilmtullamore.ie From Oct 1st to Nov 5th @ 5pm Virtual Open Night takes place Wed Oct 13th @ 8pm on facebook & YouTube @colaistechoilmtullamore

PIONEERS OF MEATH DIOCESE:  Afternoon of Prayer and Reflection In Ciarán’s Parish Church, Carnaross, Co. Meath on Sunday 10thof October from 3pm to 5pm.

 

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