18 August 2022

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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

31st. July 2022 ~ 18th 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 12:13-21

'One’s life does not consist in the abundance ofpossessions’, said Jesus. What have you found by experience to be more important in life than possessions? What brought this home to you?

‘Be on your guard against all kinds of greed’. Perhaps you have seen how greed can lead to trouble in public life, in family life, and in the personal life of individuals. What has helped you to guard against greed? What benefits have you experienced when you were less greedy? 

The message of the parable could be summed up in saying ‘If you want to give God a laugh, tell him your plans’. Life takes many twists and turns we do not anticipate. When have you found that you had to change your plans because of unexpected circumstances? What has helped you to be flexible and resourceful at such times?

John Byrne OSA Intercom July/August 2022 



BLESSED ARE THE POOR IN SPIRIT

The theme of all the readings today,centres on the conflict that exists between our humanity and ourspirituality. In Ecclesiastes, we hear how pointlessand vain it is to work without any thought for bothour soul and purpose in life. In the psalm, we praythat God gives us the wisdom to realise that ourworld is transient and we must give a meaning andpurpose to our lives. In the gospel, Jesus uses thequestion of property ownership as an occasion toteach all of the relative value of the world’s goods.The message of Jesus is obvious, we are challengedto be in this world and not of it, to collect thenecessary goods by honest endeavours and laboursand yet remain detached from them, to possess butnot be possessed by worldly riches. Unlike the manin the parable, we must get our priorities right. If weare trying to live out our baptism, we have to getthese priorities and values correct. Then we areseeing beyond ourselves, beyond this world.

“Blessed are the poor of spirit theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”


 
BANK HOLIDAY  

Tomorrow, Monday 1st, is a Bank Holiday.  There will only be one Mass at 10.00am.



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    01    10.00  Elizabeth Larkin, William St.

Tues   02  10.00  Audrey Hayes

Wed  03   7.45  Paddy & Margaret Carroll

10.00  Tom McKenna

Thurs 04  7.45   Patrick, Kate & Richard Bracken

10.00  Edward Joy, Arden Vale.

Sat  06 10.00  Lesley Johnson;  May O’Toole

  6.30  Tom Kavanagh, Mon Mem;  Michael Grennan, 1st Ann

Sun  07   8.30  Jim Flood

10.00  Tom & Anne Ruane

11.30  BridgetMolyneaux, Mon Mem;  Colm Lawlor, 1st Ann

 01.00  Una Harvey, Mon Mem;  Deborah King nee Kelly, 1st Ann

Durrow Shared Mass Sun 7, 11.30:  Fr Arthur & David Waters & Laura Dillon; Ted Nyhan; Vincent Ward; Margaret & Tom Sullivan; Jimmy & Molly Daly


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Claire Wrafter, Colm McAleer & Charlie Daly.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family family Caiden Collins, Carter Philip Callanan & Leonardo Martin Iancu who were baptised recently.

 


COLLECTION

Plate: €2401;Durrow €123

Envelopes €1914

Thank you for your continued support

 


COMMUNITY NOTICES  

MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK SUN 14:  Bus from Parochial House, 9.30am sharp.  Returning 5.45pm.  Fare €15.  Ph/txt 0876386270.

MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: Led by Bishop Deenihan from 12-17 Sept.  Fare from €759. Booking with Joe Walsh Tours 01-2410800.

READY DINNER DANCE:  Sun 7 Aug, Town House, 7pm.

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

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICES:  Helpline 9351886 for information.

TULLAMORE RAPE CRISIS CENTRE: Ph 0579322500; Freephone 1800323232, Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm.

GROW:  Meeting Thursdays, St. Mary’s Youth & Community Centre, 11am.  Ph 086 4183805.

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP:For individuals with cancer or their families/carers; Mon–Fri, 9.30-5pm. Ph 0579328268. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . See www.dochasoffaly.com  

AA:Offaly House, Offaly St, Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat 8.15pm; Tues, Wed, Fri 1pm; Sun 12noon & 8.15pm.

AL-ANON: Thurs, 8pm, Darmagh Community Centre, Tihilly, Lanello, Clontarf Rd.


 

PRIESTHOOD ORDINATION FOR OUR DIOCESE

On Sunday 17th, Rev Barry White, Rathkenny, Co Meath, was ordained priest in Mullingar Cathedral by Most Rev Tom Deenihan, Bishop of Meath.  The new Fr Barry, in the homily for his First Mass of Thanksgiving reflected, "As a newly ordained priest, I look out onto a new horizon in my life, and I will journey across uncharted waters, into the unknown, in and with the Church in Ireland, coming to terms with rapidly changing times and challenges. In these times of transition, the hope and strength of the priesthood rests on the solid foundation of the Eternal High Priest, Jesus Christ, who is “the same, yesterday, today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8): Jesus Christ, who stretched out his arms on the Cross, as a priest offering prayer and sacrifice, dies and rises, opening the doors to eternal life.”

Let us pray for Fr Barry and that many more young men will answer the Lord’s call to serve as priests.

Vocations Director Fr Tony Gonoude044 9373923


 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Let go of the hurt,resentment and anger of the past.

When you forgive others and yourself you will enjoy love in your heart and lightness of spirit.