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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

28th August 2022  ~ 22nd 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

open Monday-Friday 9.30am-5.00pm.

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.


HUMILITY

Humility is the truth of our own existence.  It lets God be God.  The gospel today encourages the practice of humility.  Take the banquet that Jesus was invited to.  He was not impressed at the sight of people pushing forward, rushing for the best seats.  In the world of today, humility does not get a good press.  It is a world of power and privilege, where the fittest and those who push themselves usually succeed.  It is wrongly associated with spineless people.

Humility is an attempt to see ourselves as God sees us.  We all have been given talents in order to use them for the sake of others.  Each of us has been given something that is meant to make the word a better place for the rest of us.

The humble are those who do not have to control everything, or have reasons for everything.  Neither do they need to be sure of things.  They are those who do their best; let life take its course and let things happen.  They let work, plans and people go their own way, because they trust them and trust God.

Then God can work in their lives.  Then they can allow change knowing that “God saves a humble people”, Ps 18.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

Luke 14: 1, 7-14 

The parable brings out two contrasting experiences, but each in its own way can be a moment of grace, a moment of truth, a moment of growth.  You may be able to recall such experiences in your life.  In the first (verses 8,9 ) we discover that we had claimed a place that is too high for us; we are not as selfless, generous or compassionate as we thought we were.  In the second (v.10) when others point out a goodness in ourselves that we may not have acknowledged to ourselves.  How have you grown through such experiences?

In verses 12-14 Jesus warns us against the danger of ulterior motives in doing good.  We can do good things partly because of the benefit we will get from what we do.  That is natural but can lead to disappointment and resentment when our expectations are not met.  When a good deed in itself is our reward, we have a greater freedom.  What does your life experience tell you about this?


DURROW BLESSING OF GRAVES

The blessing of graves in Durrow Cemetery will take place after the 11.30am Mass on Sunday 11th September.


CHARITABLE DONATIONS – CHY4 CERTS

All parishioners who donated €250 or more to the parish in 2021 should have received a CHY4 cert.  When you sign and return it to us we will be able to seek a tax refund of approximately 45% of the total donated.  Thank you to all who have signed and returned their certs and we would appeal to all parishioners to return them as soon as possible.


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 29   7.45 Liam Lloyd

10.00 Patrick Rattigan

Tue 30   7.45 William & Maude Delahunty

Wed 31   7.45 Patrick Daly

Thu   1   7.45 Peter & Frances Flanagan & Family, O’Brien St.

Sat   3 10.00 Paddy & Kathleen Larkin

Sun   4   8.30 William Bell

John Maher

10.00 Michael O’Brien.

Mathilda, Nicky, Nicky Jnr, Audrie & Billy Kelly, Vera & Bill Dumpleton & Family

11.30 Mary Galvin, 1st Ann

             1.00 John Quinn, 1st Ann

DURROW, SUNDAY 4th SEPTEMBER 11.30AM: Stephen Fox, Grandparents Daniel & Mary Fox & Michael & Mary O’Rourke; Paudge & Delia Kelly & Kelly Family; Joseph & Brian Bermingham, Paddy, Mary & Mike Molloy; John & Elizabeth Roe; Patrick & Mary Bracken.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Mary Finn, David Costello & Nellie Ryan


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Anna Elizabeth Lawlor, Jax Ryan Crowley, Freya Mae Kelly Gorman, Luke Charlie McGrath-Hogan, Theo Tommy Doherty & Sarah Caoimhe Grace Fernandes. who were baptised recently.


COLLECTIONS

Plate: Tullamore €1,177; Durrow €178

Envelopes €1,801

Cemetery €8,937

Thank you for your continued support


COMMUNITY NOTICES

MEATH LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 12-17 SEPT:  Bus transfer from TULLAMORE to Dublin Airport available for those booked on the pilgrimage. Booking can be made by calling 087 6628468.

CANTÓIRÍ TULACH MHÓR: Rehearsals commence at Methodist hall, Church St. Sept 7th (Wed) 7.00pm. New members welcome.

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

TULLAMORE RAPE CRISIS CENTRE:  Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm. Ph 0579322500; Free phone 1800323232 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. 0864183805

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP: 2nd & 4th Thurs 10.30am-12pm, Tullamore library. Facebook Tullamore Cuidiú, phone 086 3785340.

RAPE CRISIS CENTRE: ph 0579322500 freephone 1800323232 Mon-Fri 9.30-5pm