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

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 14th 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 13:24-32

Jesus speaks of the established order falling apart, but the collapse of the old order opened the way for new possibilities.  Our church is in crisis, and the world is facing climate disaster.  Where have you seen something new and hopeful emerge in the midst of all this, e.g. some action arising from better eco awareness (less waste, a community garden, et al)?

The parable of the fig tree.  Even in winter it begins to put forth leaves which give a hint of the fruit to come.  Where have you found signs of hope in a wintery situation – in your own life, in the life of some group, in the life of the church, in our world?

Jesus proposes no clear time-scale for the events being foretold, so the final sentence (v.32) is a call to alertness, to live the present to the full.  What difference does it make to you when you are able to live the present moment to the full?

John Byrne OSA, Intercom November 2021


 

MASS FOR PARENTS WHO HAVE LOST A CHILD

On Tuesday 16th at 7.30pm In the Church of the Assumption, we will support and pray for parents who have lost a child.

At this Mass we will pray for all parents, family members and friends who have to cope with the tragic and untimely death of their infant, child, teenager or adult son or daughter.

We will remember with love and celebrate the lives of babies who have died before or around the time of birth.  We also welcome parents who have undergone the trauma of abortion.

All are most welcome.


 

BISHOPS OF IRELAND PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a particularly difficult time for those who have lost loved ones and have often had to cope with their grief without many of the usual spiritual and community supports.

To pastorally support everyone who has suffered the pain of bereavement during the pandemic, and in the context of the month of November as the traditional time when we remember our dead, today, Sunday 14th at 3.00pm, the Bishops of Ireland will undertake a pilgrimage to the International Eucharistic and Marian Shrine in Knock.  The bishops will concelebrate Mass for all those who have died in our country during the pandemic, and for their families.  At the Mass the bishops will also offer prayers of thanksgiving for all those who so selflessly sacrificed so much during the pandemic.  This Mass will be live-streamed on www.knockshrine.ie and broadcast on the RTÉ News Now digital television channel and online. 

The bishops invite everyone to join with them in prayer on this solemn occasion.



PARISH COLLECTIONS

 Plate: Tullamore €1929;  Durrow €223

 Envelopes €2393; Trócaire€1941

 Thank you for your continued support


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Contact the Parish Secretary.  


BAPTISMS 

Welcome to God’s Family

Lola Phoebe & Ezra-Grace Geoghegan, Senan Christopher Owens, Freya Rose Leonard & Seán Flanagan

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      15          10.00 Deceased Residents from Thornsberry Estate

Tues      16          10.00 William & Sarah Keegan 
                                    Edward & Mary Ellen Egan, Clara Rd

Wed      17           10.00 Ann Wilson 
                                    John McDermott, Mon Mem


Thur   
  18           10.00 Mary, Charlie & Brigid-Anne Kavanagh

Fri         19            
 7.45 Mary & Denis O’Neil
                            
10.00 Loretta Farrelly   
                                     Teresa Kenny & Family

Sat         20           10.00 Eileen Smollen  
                                     Pat Owens, late Milan & his parents Mary & Tommy
                              6.30 Patricia (Patsy) O’Connell

Sun        21              10.00  Jimmy Cronly 
                                          Lar, Kieran & Mags Malone 
                              11.30   Mary O’Mahony, Moylena, 1st Ann     
                               
1.00   Michael Kane, 1st Ann
                                         Thomas Doyle, 1st Ann


 
Deaths

We offer our sympathy to the families of 

Maura Kilcline, Billy Murray, Connie Clarke & Rosemary Mannion.


 
COMMUNITY NOTICES
 

FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING:  Solemn celebration of Vespers, Mullingar Cathedral, Sunday 21, 5pm.  Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the Schola Cantorum, St Finian’s College.  To mark this, the Holy Father has conferred the honour of Knight of St. Gregory on two of the Schola’s most prolific past pupils, Dr. John O’Keeffe, Director of Sacred Music Maynooth, & Ronan McDonagh, Director of Fuamlaoi.  The Cathedral choir will be joined by Fuamlaoi & the Seminarian Choir from Maynooth and the University’s Schola Gregoriana.

SCOIL EOIN PHÓIL II NAOFA: Applications for 2022/2023 available on www.scoileoinphoil.ie or from our office by appointment. Closing Date Friday 28th January 2022

ST. PHILOMENA’S N.S. 2022/2023 Enrolment Application forms can be accessed on www.stphilomenasns.ie, or contract 057 9321983.

READY NOVEMBER DINNER AND SOCIAL: Tullamore Town House, Sunday 21, 7pm. Please bring proof of Vaccines & wear a mask.

OFFALY VOLUNTEER CENTRE:  To register your voluntary organisation or become a volunteer contact 083 – 0154669 for more information or register on www.volunteeroffaly.ie

PARKRUN: Free, fun & friendly 5km run, jog, walk every Saturday 9.30am, from Grand Canal off Callery Street. Register at www.parkrun.ie.  Contact Jack 0834096822 or Eileen  0851156901 for 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