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

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

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

 JOHN 18:33-37

The feast we have this Sunday, and the gospel, give us an opportunity to reflect on the different ways in which we, and others, exercise influence and leadership.  The authority of Pilate came from position and power.  The Authority of Jesus came from his integrity and what he stood for.  Recall leaders you have known whose influence was like that of Jesus (teachers, community leaders, family members).  

The values of the kingdom of God cannot be imposed.  It is never a matter of fighting battles, or forcing others into compliance.  Perhaps through experience you have learned the limitations of the use of force, as a parent, a teacher, a group leader.  What has been the good news, the learning’s for you in this?

Jesus came to bear witness to the truth and we are all created for a purpose.  Who are today’s witnesses to truth in the world?  Who are the people whose witness to truth has impressed you, either now or in the past?  In what way have you been able to be a witness to truth?  What was it like for you to be such a witness? 

John Byrne OSA, Intercom November 2021


 THE FACTS OF DEATH

At some stage when we were children someone took us aside – usually behind closed doors – to explain what were called ‘the facts of life’.  But some of us don’t learn the ‘facts of death’ until we stand at our parents’ graveside – and for this there is no dress rehearsal.

If we are blessed to be granted the time span of our own parents we will continue to protect our children and we in turn will cradle theirs.  But it is still we who are next.

That process of letting go which began at birth is completed at death.  There is a freedom granted with the deaths of one’s parents and not just from the burden of care – though there is that too – but a freedom to move into a larger space, a freedom I some way to be more fully ourselves.  This is perhaps their most important legacy, their last gift, and I am happy to have received it, and not left it unopened, unrecognised at the graveside.

Anne Thurston, ‘Small Wonders: Stories of Love, Loss and Letting Go’, Veritas Publications

O Lord, grant us that love which can never die, which will enkindle our lamps but not extinguish them, so that they may shine in us and bring light to others.  Most dear Saviour, enkindle our lamps that they may shine forever in your temple.  May we receive unquenchable light from you so that our darkness will be illuminated and the darkness of the world will be made less.  Amen.  

Prayer of St Columban, Memorial, 23 November


 

DATES FOR CONFIRMATION & FIRST COMMUNION

The proposed dates for Sacraments for 2022 are as follows:

Confirmation

Saturday 5th February (all schools)


First Communion 

Sat 7th May, Scoil Mhuire & Scoil Bhríde

Sat 14th May, Ballinamere & Gaelscoil Eiscir Ríada

Sun 15th May, Parish School

Sat 21st May, St Joseph’s NS

Durrow to be confirmed.


Schools will notify you of times.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

 Plate: Tullamore €1707;  Durrow €196

 Envelopes €1992; Trócaire  €1880

 Thank you for your continued support


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Contact the Parish Secretary.  


BAPTISMS 

Welcome to God’s Family

Zara Carey, Kate Aoibhe Buckley, Joey Colm Conway, Amy Rose Fox & Aurora Scarlett Walsh

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      22         7.45        Kevin Moran 

                        10.00       Joseph Duggan 

                                       Patsy Hughes

Tues     23          10.00      Margaret, Charlie & Conor Lawlor 

                                       Shannon Coyne, 146 Church Hill

Wed     24             7.45     Robbie & Nancy Carson

                          10.00     Betty & PJ Ryan, Marian Place


Fri       26          
10.00 John, Margaret & Mary Jo O’Reilly

Sat        27           6.30      Annie O’Connor, Mon Mem

Sun        28         8.30       Mary Hennessy

                                      Ann & Mary Kate Duffy

                       10.00      David Kane, Arden View

                                      Margaret Bryant, Connolly Park

                      11.30        Kathleen Joyce, Mon Mem

                                      Mary Coleman & husband Michael

                      1.00         John ‘The Bull’ Hanley, Mon Mem 

                                     & Jolene Quiligan

Shared Mass 10.00 am Sat 27: 
Paddy & Alice Vicars, Vicars & Jordan Families; McNamara Family; Ann Mahon, Michael & Oliver Condron, Paddy & May Flaherty; Paddy, Edward, Helen & Mattie McCabe, Rose & Frank Fitzpatrick; Michael, Bridie & Michael Jnr Scully; Kathleen Leonard; Clem McMorris; Joe Cronly, Thomas, Kathleen & Joe Conway; Charles & Mary Bowers, Patrick & Mary Berry; Tilly & PJ Hoctor; Michael & Joanne Hannon; Peter & Mary Brickland & Family; William Hoey; Seamus & Maylon Mahon; May Sullivan & Molyneaux Family; Brian & Stephen Power & Power Family; Patrick Collins; Jimmy & Winnie Kilroe; Peter (P) & Margaret Molloy, Jim & Nellie Moran; Billy Kelly; Phylis & Paudge Mooney; Eddie Anne & Michael Dowling & Heffernan Family; Michael, Mary & Jimmy Yeats, James, Elizabeth & Joe Dwane, Denis, Ann, Marie & Collette Dunne; John, Anne, Larry, Joe, Jimmy & Michael Kearney, Mary Doyle, Bryd, Kit, Harry & Gerard Lee, May, Charlie, Larry & Paddy Mallon, Jimmy, Billy & May Walsh, Jack &  Aggie Digan, Dan, Annie, Sean & Michael Fox, Mick Hackett; James, Margaret & John Grennan; Mick & Darren McDermott; Legion Of Mary; Con & Catherine Leavy & Colette Grennan; Angela Dempsey.  




 
Deaths

We offer our sympathy to the families of

 Jack Brophy & John McConway.


 
COMMUNITY NOTICES
 

TULLAMORE MEALS ON WHEELS: Please remember in your prayers, volunteer drivers & helpers who deliver meals.  Thank you to all drivers & helpers, past, present & deceased.  Service is operating since 6th May 1974.  

TULLAMORE GRAMOPHONE SOCIETY: Concert by Aoise O’Dwyer & friends, Sat 27, 8pm, St Catherine’s Church, Hophill. Tickets from Trax or 087 4101244.

READY DINNER & SOCIAL: Town House, Sun 21, 7 pm.  Proof of vaccination required & wear a mask.

LOST: 3 keys on a ring, outside Lidl/Central Hotel.  Finder please leave into Parish Centre or Garda Station.

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