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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

22nd May 2022~Sixth Sunday of Easter

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 ON PARISH WEBSITE.

CONFESSIONS

Saturday 2.00-3.00pm in the Day Chapel.


ABSENCE AND LOSS

In today’s Gospel, Jesus is aware of the great anxiety of His disciples as they face the reality of His leaving them.  Because of Him, they are who they are – without Him who will they be?

As the Liturgy this week will prepare us for the Feast of the Ascension next Sunday, Jesus prepares his disciples for the day of His leaving.  Jesus counsels His disciples not to be afraid. 

He leaves more than His absence: he leaves His word, His peace and His promise of the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, who will help them in the future to be His apostles.

The same Advocate guides us today.  We can know the peace promised in the Gospel.  Just as Jesus let go of His disciples and entrusted them to the Advocate, so we also trust that the same Advocate will be with us.

How does the Holy Spirit guide me and strengthen me in my faith?


DURROW PATTERN - THURS 9th JUNE

10.00am: First Communion Mass

12.00noon: Concelebrated Mass 

followed by Procession to The Well

4.30pm (approx) Sports in GAA field (weather permitting) Races, face painting, football matches.

Adults €5; Children Free

10.00pm: Draw in Durrow Hall


PARISH SCHOOL

Enrolment for Religion Classes for First Communion and Confirmation children will take place from Monday 31st May to Friday 3rd June in the Parish Centre from 10.00am to 4.30pm.


FIRST COMMUNION

Congratulations to the children from St. Joseph’s who received the Eucharist for the first time this weekend.  We wish God’s Blessing on them, their families and teachers and all who helped them on their faith journey at this special time.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

John 14:23-29

Jesus seeks to reassure his followers in the face of his imminent death. Although he will be leaving them he promises them the gift of the Spirit.  How have you been aware of the gift of the Spirit of God in your life?

Remember times of separation from a loved one, through change of residence or other circumstances.  How has the love between you been a support after the separation?

To his followers Jesus promises ‘we will come and make our home with them’.  Our God is not a distant God but one who lives with us.  What has helped you to be aware of the closeness of God to you?

‘Do not let your hearts be troubles or afraid’.  When have you been anxious, who have been the Jesus people for you who were able to calm your anxiety.  How did they do this?  For whom have you been one who calmed anxiety?

John Byrne OSA Intercom May 2022


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

God will only carry those who allow Him to carry them.

I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand and I will keep you. (Is 42:6)


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Baptisms take place monthly on the first Sunday in Tullamore, second Sunday in Durrow, third and fourth Saturday in Tullamore.  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 0579341831 or www.accord.ie.  ACCORD also provide couple and relationship counseling In-Person and Online in Tullamore.  Phone 057 9341831 or 0864669926 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


NB:  NOTICES FOR THE BULLETIN MUST BE IN THE PARISH CENTRE BY 9.30AM WEDNESDAY.

Only notices from parish groups, non-profit making organizations & clubs included


PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR FIONA PENDER, OUR PARISHONER WHO HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE 22nd AUGUST 1996


MASS INTENTIONS

Mon  23      7.45  Frank & Brigid Cunningham

               10.00  Nora O’Gorman

Tues   24    7.45  Michael & Elizabeth Dowling

Thurs 26  10.00  Peter & Winifred  Moran

Fri       27 10.00  Jerry Bohane

Sat      28   6.30  Tom Griffin 1st Ann

Sun     29   8.30  Patrick & Molly Cleary, Clara rd

                           Son Noel, grandson Brando, Cleary & Clavin Families

               10.00  Marie McDonald 1st Ann

                          James Beatty

                1.00  Martin McGuire 1st Ann

Shared Mass Sat 28th 10.00am: Mick, Monica, Jack & Alice Galvin, Rody & Tommy O’Brien, Mick & Nonie Power; Sean Sullivan; Ellen, Patrick, Colette, Paddy, Ben & Mary Mulligan; Tommy ‘Mossie’ Murray & Family & John, Mary & Bernard Minnock; Mick & Lily Geoghegan & Drumm Family; Geoghegan Family; Kathleen & Joseph Keegan; John & Esther Lawlor; Joseph & Mary Cummins & sons Michael, James & John; Clair & Kenneth Keegan; James, Mary & John Joe Keegan; Jim, Kitty & Paddy Fenning, Marie & John McCowen; Caitriona Byrne; Josephine Bracken; James & Brigid Caffrey daughter Betty Berry & James Harrington; Michael & Mary Hayes.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Aidan Marsden, Margaret O’Toole, Colette Weatherhead, Rita Foster & Kathleen McDonagh.


COLLECTIONS

Plate: €2638; Durrow €294

Envelopes €2329

Thank you for your continued support


COMMUNITY NOTICES

EUCHARIST ADORATION: Urgent help required Thurs. 3-4pm. phone Pat 085 1162668

READY CHURCH GATE COLLECTION:  Sat/Sun 28th/29th May. Please support.

GROW WEEKLY MEETINGS St. Mary’s Youth Centre, Thurs 11am.  If you are distressed, isolated or low, you are welcome to join some like minded people for support free of charge. Ph Michelle 086 4183805

OFFALY PRO-LIFE QUIZ NIGHT:  Table quiz, Wed May 25, 8pm, Hough's pub, Banagher.  Table of 4, €20 Support us & win some great prizes.

DURROW HALL AGM: June 3rd 7.30pm, in the hall

MENPOWER:  Free MenPower Programme, helping build mental & physical health, set goals and develop a life plan. Starts June 1st, two days per week for 12 weeks. For more information please contact Aoife on 087-7385989 or via email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICES:  Helpline 057 9351886 for information/appointment

ALONE support line for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties.  Ph 0818 222 024, 8am-8pm daily.