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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

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 31st 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

Mark12:28-34 ]

The Gospel brings us right to the heart of what a Christian life involves: love of God and of neighbour.  Jesus tells us that having life both now and in the future is the fruit of living in a spirit of love.  How have you experienced the power of love given, and received, as a source of life and vitality?

If you were asked what was most important in life, what would your answer be?  Recall the experiences and relationships you have had.  Which are the ones that you treasure most?  What has particularly enriched your life?  How would you encourage another person who asked you how s/he could live a full life?

Jesus praises the questioner as one who had answered wisely.  Recall some of the wise people you have known, people who in their words and actions impressed you with their capacity to see and treasure what is important in life.

John Byrne OSA, Intercom October 2021


 

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Eucharistic Ministers are needed for Masses on Monday 1st at 1.10pm & 6.30pm and Tuesday 2nd at 6.30pm. Please call into sacristy.

 


 

MONTH OF NOVEMBER

FEAST OF ALL SAINTS

Monday 1st is the Feast of all Saints.

Mass Times: Tullamore: 7.45am; 10.00am; 1.10pm; 6.30pm

Durrow: 8.00pm

FEAST OF ALL SOULS

Tuesday 2nd is the Feast of all Souls

Mass Times: 7.45am; 10.00am; 6.30pm.

All Masses celebrated on Tuesday 2nd, Wednesday 3rd & Thursday 4th and all First Friday Masses will be offered for Altar List of the Dead.  Dead Lists are available in the Church.  Please fill one up, if you would like to do so and drop into Sacristy or the Parish Centre.  


MASS FOR THE BEREAVED

The 10.00am Mass on Saturday 6th will be for all families in our Parish who have lost a loved one during the year.

It is the teaching of the Church and the practise of our ancestors to remember the dead during this month.  Birth, growth and death are of the natural order.  Each of us will die some day as it is part of God’s plan for us.  Let us follow God’s command and pray for the souls of the dead who have gone before us – our relatives, neighbours, ancestors and all the holy souls.  May God increase their glory, ease the pain and grant them remission of their sins.  We can also visit a church or cemetery during the month.

It is comforting to remember that our relatives are not gone from us but before us and one day we will be with them in Paradise.


REMEMBERING OUR LOVED ONES:
  At Masses at the weekend of 6th we will remember our Parishioners who are buried in our cemeteries.  


ENROLMENT RITUAL FOR CONFIRMATION 2022

Enrolment Rituals will take place in Tullamore Church next weekend during Mass.

SATURDAY 6th 6.30PM:  Durrow, Scoil Eoin Phól ll, St. Joseph’s, St. Philomena’s.

SUNDAY 7th 10.00AM:  Ballinamere, Gaelscoil Eiscir Ríada, Scoil Bhride, Scoil Mhuire, Parish School

 



PARISH COLLECTIONS

 Plate:Tullamore €1758   ; Durrow €111

 Envelopes €2779

 Thank you for your continued support


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Contact the Parish Secretary.



BAPTISMS
  Welcome to God’s Family  
 

Lucas Joseph Leonard, Damien Ger Brennan Dunne-Goulding, Harper June Long, Daniel Thomas Fogarty, Jayden Stephen Rattigan, Odhran Henry William McKeon & Hannah Rose McFadden 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    1        10.00              Martin Poland      
                     1.10              Kathleen Cullen
        

Sat     6         6.30              Noel ‘Casey’ Dolan, Mon Mem
                                         Eveleen Dunne, 1st Ann

Sun     7         8.30             Rosie Berry
                                        Anne Galvin, 1st Ann
                                                     

                   10.00            Mary Smith & parents Julia & Stephen Coughlan
                                        Nora Hoey & Family     
                   
                   11.30             John Gorman, Mon Mem

Durrow Sunday 7th November 11.30am: 
Anna & Pat Kinnarney; Sean Leavy; Michael & Margaret  Smyth, Son Tommy & Family; Kay McGrath; Stephen Lynam; Joseph Daly Jnr; Michael McDermott & Family; Gerry Lynam.
                                            

 


 
Deaths

We offer our sympathy to the families of 

Kathleen Joyce, John Joe Ward, & James Petherbridge.


 
COMMUNITY NOTICES

ST. PHILOMENA’S N.S. Now accepting Enrolment Applications for 2022/2023.  Forms can be accessed on website www.stphilomenasns.ie, or contact school on 057 93 21983. 

ROSARY Saturday night after 6.30pm Mass in the Day Chapel.

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 8p 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 057 9328268, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

MARY’S MEALS Coin/copper collection; please donate any spare coins at collection points or contact Paul Galvin on 087 8375407 for more info.  

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