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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

24th July 2022 ~ 17th 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.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL     ~   LUKE 11:1-13

In the prayer that Jesus gave us as a model, The focus is not on getting God to do what we want, but on trying to be open to what God wants: ‘Your kingdom come’.  That openness implies a trust that what God wants for us is our good.  When have you found that it was good for you to take life as it comes, trusting that the spirit was with you no matter what happened?

It can be helpful at times to pray the Lord’s Prayer with one eye on what you see lies ahead for you in the day.  Spend a moment thinking of what you have to do and then take each phrase of the Lord’s Prayer and see how that speaks to your agenda.

One of the points in the parable of the friend knocking at the door, is that in the case of true friendship it will not be necessary to browbeat the friend into giving what you seek.  Recall times when you had a friend who gave willingly and readily.  What was it like to have such a generous and willing response?  Perhaps you can also recall when you have been that kind of friend to others.

In the culture of the Middle East hospitality is a priority.  It would be unimaginable not to help a friend.  Just so, it is unimaginable that God will ignore our prayer.  When you think of the reliability of God what are the images that you find helpful and that encourage you to persist in prayer?

John Byrne OSA Intercom July 2022 



THE IMPORTANCE OF PRAYER

All worthwhile relationships if they are to grow and flourish are based on good communication. Jesus was no different to us in that his days were busy and full. He had good days and bad days, he experienced many trials, tribulations and frustrations as well as joys and happiness. His mechanism for coping and dealing with the challenges in living his message of love and hope was centred on the importance of taking time out to pray at regular intervals.

Many times in the gospel we hear of Jesus heading to a quiet place to pray and reflect and this helped sustain Him in carrying out his mission. His disciples noticed this practise and consequently they were eager to follow His example and they asked Him to teach them how to pray. He does this by praying the Our Father, showing and sharing with them the close relationship He had with God the Father.

Prayer is not about saying lots of words but rather about building up a sustainable relationship with Jesus.  This helps sustain us as we live His message in our daily lives which can be very challenging.  So, in the coming days let us take some time out and ask Jesus for the strength to open our hearts and minds allowing the Holy Spirit to give us the courage and support we need to live the message of Jesus.


 
24th INTERNATIONAL SUMMER ORGAN SERIES 

The final recital in the current July series will take place on Tuesday 26th and will be given by the gifted young Assistant Organist of St. Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork, Robbie Carroll.   All are welcome.



CEMETERY SUNDAY

Clonminch, August 21st  1.00pm

Durrow, September 11th    Blessing of the graves will follow 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...25....10.00    Willie Duffy, Healy St.

Wed...27....10.00    Vera & Gerry lambe

Thu...28.....10.00    Violet & Con Cashell

Fri...29.......7.45    Eddie Cullen, Patrick st.

...............10.00    Seamus McDonagh

Sat...30.....10.00    Betty Kane

.........................Mary Jane Poland

................6.30    Christy Martin 1st Ann

.........................William O’Meara Mon Mem

Sun...31......8.30    Robert Smyth

...............10.00    Esther Cunningham

.........................Philomena & Joseph Flynn

...............11.30    Shamie Cleary 1st Ann

.................1.00    Roseann Bracken 1st Ann

..........................Denis Hoctor 1st Ann


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Nina Brown & Christy Leigh


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Joni Anne Kenny, Noah Raphael Hughes, Ciara Catherine O’Neill, Lukne Simkute, Jack Patrick Wynne & Isabella Zalaite who were baptised recently.

 


COLLECTION

Plate: €2163;     Durrow €157 

Envelopes €2448

Thank you for your continued support

 


COMMUNITY NOTICES  

ALONE support for older people ph 0818 222024, 8am-8pm daily

WOMEN’S CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Monthly meetings 2nd Tues of every month.

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

GROW: meeting Thursdays, St. Mary’s Youth & Community Centre, 11.00am ph. 086 418 3805

LIVING LINKS coffee morning in the parish centre after 10.00am Mass, on the last Wednesday of every month.

RAPE CRISIS CENTRE: ph 057 9322500 freephone 1 800 323232 Mon-Fri 9.30-5pm

JACK AND JILL SHOP selection of pre-loved furniture free to take away please call into shop in O’Moore street.