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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

17th July 2022 ~ 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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.


SERVE OR LISTEN?

In the readings, there is much about hospitality and generosity.  Abraham graciously welcomes and entertains the three weary travellers.  Martha welcomes Jesus into her home and sets about preparing an elaborate meal for him.  In each case somebody has to do the work and the preparations.  Somebody has to serve.

In the first case it was Sarah and the servants who prepare the meal, while Abraham attends, standing near the visitors under the tree.  He is watching, waiting and listening to them.  In the second case, it is Martha who does all the work on her own.  She gets no help from her sister with the cooking and serving.  Mary sits at the Lord’s feet, listening to him speaking.  The Lord says she “has chosen the better part”.  There is service and listening.

The message of the readings is that both service and listening are necessary.  We must do both – serve and listen, listen and serve.  Most important of all, we must avoid being so preoccupied as not to pay attention to Jesus, whom one wants to serve.

 



 
24TH INTERNATIONAL SUMMER ORGAN SERIES

The series of July organ recitals in the Church of the Assumption continues on Tuesday next, 19th, at 8.00pm and and will be given by Raymond O'Donnell, organist of Galway Cathedral, and Michael Vignoles, well-known Galway uilleann piper.  Their programme blending traditional music with classical pieces should be most attractive.  All welcome!  More details on www.tisos.org


 
SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL  Luke 10:38-42

The two sisters symbolize the contemplative and active dimensions of life, at times difficult to balance. 
What wisdom have you learned through life experiences on how to strike a balance between prayer and action?

Many people misunderstand hospitality.  They worry and fret about decorating the house and preparing abundant food.  Yet sometimes it is something else that is needed to make people feel at home, namely, to sit with guests and to listen to them speaking.  What has been your experience of being a cherished guest and when have you been able to make others feel welcome and at home?

We can make the same mistake in relation to people who are important to us in life: children, friends, parents, or others.  We can worry and fret about doing things for them when perhaps the important thing is to give them time and to listen to them.  What does your experience tell you?

John Byrne OSA Intercom July/August 2022


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 
It is time for you to look for the joy, the delight and the wonder of everyday and rejoice in it
 



ORDINATION 


Rev. Barry White will be ordained a priest on Sunday, 17th, at 3.00pm in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar by Bishop Thomas Deenihan, and he will celebrate his First Mass of Thanksgiving in the Church of St Louis and St Mary, Rathkenny at 7.00pm on Monday, July 18th. This is a very special celebration in the life of Barry, his family, and for the Diocese of Meath.  All are most welcome to attend these ceremonies.  



 
CEMETERY DAYS IN TULLAMORE PARISH 

Clonminch: Sunday 21st August, 1.00pm.

Durrow:  Sunday 11th Sept after 11.30am Mass




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 providecouple and relationship counseling 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


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.....18       10.00  Mary Weir
............................Thomas & Mary E Bracken, Arden

Tues.....19       10.00  Ellen Hackett

Wed.....20        10.00  Ina Wrafter
............................Esther, Christopher, Andrew & Jack Pender

Thurs....21         7.45  Michael Reide
....................10.00  Kenny Family
............................James & Marina Hogan, Clontarf Rd

Fri......22          10.00  Anne Egan

Sat.....23            6.30  Kathleen Forbes nee Flanagan, Mon Mem       

Sun.....24          11.30  Patricia Gilligan, Mon Mem
.............................Paddy O’Mara, Mon Mem
......................1.00  Organisation of ex-service men & women

Shared Mass Sat 23, 10am: 
Anne Fahey; Edward Carroll; Peter Flynn; Joe, Brigid, Jane & Harry Higgins; Peter & Madeline McGraw; Joe & Philomena O’Gorman & Family; O’Meara Family; Gerry Conway; Bobby, Johnjoe, Paddy, Phyllis, Alice & John Gorman, Nick Walsh & Liam Cornally; Mary, James & Eileen Butler; Pat, Paddy & Bridie Prendergast; Thomas McDonald, Thomas, Catherine, Eugene & Tommy Conlon; Keaney Family; Joe, Winifred, Patrick, Teresa, Rita & Betty Clarke; John Grogan & Parents; Thomas & John Burke.
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DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Una Harvey, Bridget Molyneaux, Frank Dunne, Ann O’Brien & Noel Maher


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Seán James Buckley Hiney & Zac Daniel Boland who were baptised recently.



COLLECTION

Plate: €2079;     Durrow €199 

Envelopes €2541

Peter's Pence €1760

Thank you for your continued support

 


COMMUNITY NOTICES

PERPETUAL ADORATION:  Adoration will finish at 4pm on remaining Mondays & Tuesdays in July.

THORNSBERRY ESTATE RESIDENTS: Mass in the Estate, Tues 19, 7pm.  All are welcome.

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR week 7, Wed 20, 7pm, Tullamore Church.

ALONE support for older people. Ph 0818 222 024, 8am-8pm daily.

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICES: Helpline 9351886. 

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICES:  Helpline 9351886 for information.

TULLAMORE RAPE CRISIS CENTRE:  Ph 057 9322500; Freephone 1 800 323232, Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm.

GROW:  Meeting Thursdays, St. Mary’s Youth & Community Centre, 11am.  Ph 086 418 3805.

JACK & JILL SHOP: Selection of pre-loved furniture free to take away.  Please call into shop, O’Moore St.