27 November 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

32nd  Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 7st November 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 12:38-44 

The scribes are presented as ostentatious and devious, acting more out of self-interest than the love of God or people.  There can be an element of self-interest in each of us.  Perhaps there have been times when you have been disturbed by glimpsing in yourself ‘other motives’ in your doing good.  Recall when you were awakened to this fact.  Where was the good news for you in that awakening?

In material terms what the widow has to offer was very little.  Recall when you felt yourself called to give and gave even though you apparently had very little.  Perhaps you have had the experience of finding that what you thought was little and insignificant meant a great deal to another person.  Recall some of those moments.

At this critical moment for the church Pope Francis has called a synod and has invited all believers to make a contribution.  It’s easy for us to see this as a call for professional church people, clergy and religious.  They have always taken care of this kind of thing.  Now the call is that the voices of the little ones can be heard.  How can you help this to happen in your church community?

John Byrne OSA, Intercom November 2021


 

PROTECTION AGAINST COVID

WE ASK PARISHIONERS TO:

Continue to wear masks at all times when visiting our parish churches.

Sanitise your hands entering and leaving the church.  

Receive Holy Communion on the hand.

Use the baskets collection buckets at the doors for the plate collection and parish envelopes 

 


 

ENROLMENT RITUALS FOR 1ST COMMUNION 2022

Enrolment rituals for second class children will take place during Masses next weekend:

Sat 13th 6.30pm St. Joseph’s

Sun 14th 10.00am Ballinamere; Gaelscoil Eiscir Ríada

Sun 14th 11.30am Scoil Bhríde, Scoil Mhuire, Parish School

Sun 14th 11.30am Durrow NS (Durrow Church)



1ST COMMUNION & CONFIRMATION FOR EDUCATE TOGETHER & CHARLEVILLE NS

Parents/Guardians of children in 2nd Class and 6th Class who wish to receive sacraments next year are asked to contact the Parish Secretary as soon as possible.


 
TRÓCAIRE

The Bishops of Ireland have called for a national Church collection this weekend  to support Trócaire in providing life-saving aid to vulnerable communities in East Africa and DRC, where millions of people are being pushed to the edge of starvation.  

Trócaire teams are already responding on the ground, and are ready to provide more life-saving assistance but need more resources.  Any support the Parish can give to this Emergency Appeal will help the urgent work of Trócaire and their hardworking local partners.  For more information see www.trocaire.org 

If you would like to give a donation to this Trócaire appeal, please leave it into the Sacristy or the Parish Centre during the coming week. 



PARISH COLLECTIONS

 Plate: Tullamore €1785;  Durrow €84

Holy Day Tullamore 
€319    Holy Day Durrow €33

Envelopes €3281; Missions €710

 Thank you for your continued support


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Contact the Parish Secretary.  


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      8          7.45      Our Lady’s Mass Intentions  
                       
10.00      Peter Duffy 
                                     James & Mary Mahon & Great Grandson James


Tues      9         10.00       Mary Thomas & Family   
                                      William, Brigid & Mary Grennan


Wed     10         7.45        McCormack Family   
                      10.00      Elizabeth O’Connor
                                


Thur   
  11       10.00     Patrick Harries                     
                                     Frances Hayes, Maple Grove 


Fri         12       
10.00      Billy Bergin


Sun       14          8.30        Tom & Rosie Martin 
                        10.00        Michael McNally
                                        Joyce Marsden
    
                          
11.30 Joe Hayden, Mon Mem & his wife Nan
                           
1.00      Dr. Tim Guiney, Mon Mem & his wife Mary

Shared Mass Sat 13, 10.00am: 
Joe & Mary Lambe; Patrick & Ellen Egan, Catherine Carter; Martin Heffernan; Agnes, Eddie & Jimmy Malone; Kitty & Seamus Martin; Maud & Patrick O’Brien; Kathleen, Erney, Tony & Martin McGuire, Margaret & Peadar Smyth; Nora & Sony Berigan, Maura & Mio Dempsey, Brigid & Paddy Kelly; Sr. Mary Ellen, Patricia & John McLoughlin; Brian, Patricia & Edmund Rhatigan & Dodi Nuzum; Willie & Christa Brandt, Frances & Tommy Martin; John & Annie Carroll; James Dervin; Patrick, Sheila, Jimmy & Kathleen Kirby; Michael & Catherine Killeavy; Mary Poland; Killeavy Family; Julia, Frank & James Kelly, baby Damian Dwane; Mary & Mary Anne Smyth; Frank & Chrissie O’Brien; Larry Fox; Paddy Beatty; Valerie Kelly; Terry McDonald; Donal Kelleher; Eileen McLoughlin & Bridie Prendergast; Martin Cosgrove; Michael, Annie, Oliver & Dolores Clarke, Sheila & Don Lehane, Josephine & Mike Jacob; Nicholas & Mary Molloy
   


 
Deaths

We offer our sympathy to the families of 

Annie O’Connor, John Hanley, Caoimhe Molloy & Mary Sweeting.


 
COMMUNITY NOTICES

ST PADRÉ PIO MASS Tues 9, 7.30pm, Church of the Assumption.  All are welcome.

AA: Offaly House, Offaly St, Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat &  Sun 8.15pm, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sun, 1pm; Charleville Centre, Wed & Sat 8.30pm.

OFFALY VOLUNTEER CENTRE:  If you are interested in registering your voluntary organisation or becoming a volunteer contact 083 – 015 4669 for more information or register on www.volunteeroffaly.ie

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.

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