28 September 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

4th September 2022  ~ 23rd 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, 

Office Hours:  Mon-Thurs, 9.30-1; 1.30-5pm.  

Phone: 0579321587 

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Web: www.tullamoreparish.ie

Reception service Friday, 9.30-5.  

Priest available for emergencies 24 hours daily.

Meeting Rooms available:  Contact Administrator for details of availability, rates, etc.

Teas after 10.00am Mass Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

Bereavement Listening Support:  Ph 0579326604.


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.


RETHINKING OUR ATTACHMENTS

The Gospel is troubling.  Does Jesus really expect us to hate our families, friends and even ourselves in order to be his followers?  We are being invited to think about how we attach ourselves to things and to people, even to images of ourselves.  Attachment can cause all sorts of suffering in our lives.  If we are to grow, we must move on from the comfortable, let go of the familiar.  This can often be painful.

During the month of September, we are celebrating the Season of creation.  We know that our world is currently suffering from a catastrophic loss of bio-diversity, largely caused by a consumerist culture.  God’s creatures are disappearing from the earth at a rate we can scarcely comprehend.  Insects, mammals, trees, plants and creatures are becoming extinct.  We pray that this decline may end, and we acknowledge that we are part of a complex, delicate and interdependent web of life, created by God.

Today’s Gospel invites us to let go of the attachments in our lives which contribute to this destruction.  Let us try to live more simply and sustainably, and to encourage others to do the same.  We are called to examine our relationship with material things and walk more gently on the earth.

‘it is not enough to think of different species merely as potential ‘resources’ to be exploited, while overlooking the fact that that they have value in themselves ... because of us, thousands of species will no longer give glory to God by their very existence, nor convey their message to us.  We have no such right’ (Laudato Si’, 33).

The Deep End, Jane Mellett, Intercom September 2019


DURROW BLESSING OF GRAVES

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


GET INVOLVED!

Getting involved in your Parish can be a very enjoyable experience!  There are lots of different ways to participate and make a difference.  We are looking for Readers of the Word, Eucharistic Ministers, people to help with our hospitality/welcoming group and to help with the plate collections in the Church.  So why not put your name forward to play a part in your Parish.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

Lk 14:25-33

The passage is a call to both radical and practical  discipleship.  When have you found that in order to achieve a certain objective you had to make it a priority, and then take the practical steps necessary to reach your goal?  What were the benefits to you when you did this?

‘Hate’ is prophetic exaggeration for the uncompromising loyalty Jesus seeks in disciples.  There may be times when people make demands in conflict and fidelity to another relationship.  This can be painful. When have you found that being clear about your priorities helped you in a situation?

Jesus uses parables here to tell us that in important human affairs we do not settle for vague aspirations.  When have you found that some element of practical planning has been necessary to make progress with a project?  What has this taught you about making the most of your life and of your time?

John Byrne OSA Intercom September 2022


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Friends are a gift from God above, and through your life I’ve seen His Love.


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 include


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


MASS INTENTIONS

Mon   5   7.45 John & Mary Brigid Gallagher

                      Anne Sheppard, O’Molloy St

            10.00 Hannah Larkin, William St

Tues  6 10.00 Nigel Brennan

                      Mary Brigid Harte nee McMahon, Frank & Patrick McMahon

Wed  7   7.45 Rose Hannigan

            10.00 Nicholas Walsh, 1st Ann

Thurs 8  7.45 Our Lady’s Mass

            10.00 Decd Members Tullamore Bowling Club

Sat  10   6.30 Ellen Burke, Arden Vale, 1st Ann

                     Jimmy Bracken, Connolly Park, 1st Ann

Sun 11   8.30 Tony & Patricia Molloy, Puttaghaun

                      Liam Kirwan

            10.00 Ann Molloy

                     John, Annie & Declan Houlihan

            11.30 Michael Lawlor, 1st Ann

Shared Mass Sat 10, 10am:  Paddy, Cathy, Tom & Noreen Flynn; Paddy Berry; Peg Deevy; John Brickland; Anne & Joseph Conroy; Betty Martin Cullen; John Prendergast; Thomas Doyle; Matthew & Kathleen Tyrrell & Mary Kate, Mikey-Joe, Ann & Winifred Kelly; Denis & Elizabeth Galvin & James, Mary, Paddy, Dympna & Frank Brennan; Daniel, Anne, Sean & Michael Fox; Bernard, Brigid & John Roche; Joe, Bridie, Tom, Dan & Mary Hynes & Sheila Briscoe; Brigid, Joseph & Joan Connolly & Maryann & Patrick Daly & Mags & Paddy Cooney; Thomas & Catherine Smyth & Family; Kay, Joan & Nellie Dunne; Ted O’Brien; Kieran McDonagh; Noel & Dolly Spain; Tess McCabe; Spain Family; Bill Kelly; John, William & Margaret Boland & Pat & Helen Fitzpatrick & Brendan & Kathleen Kennedy; Catherine Gunning; Kathleen, Eileen & John Butler; McCormack Family; John Prendergast; Jordan Murphy & Joan Molloy; Fiona Slattery-McDonald.

Durrow Sun 11th, 11.30am:  Nicholas Walsh, 1st Ann


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Ann McCabe, Sr Gemma Keegan, Pauline Brennan & Mary McDonagh.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Senan Jack O’Donohue, Mariah Jane Masterson, Evie-Mae Wynter & Harry Dwane who were baptised recently.


COLLECTIONS

Plate: Tullamore €2421; Durrow €104

Envelopes €2827

Thank you for your continued support


COMMUNITY NOTICES

READY:  Dinner dance, Sun 11, 7pm. Town House.

MIDLANDS LIVING LINKS: Coffee morning Mon 5, Parish Centre, 10.30am

OFFALY LOCAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY’S FREE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME: Starts 19 Sept. Details at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 0579352467, 0879699998. www.offalyldc.ie and find us under Enterprise Supports.

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Mon–Fri, 9.30-5pm. Details from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 0579328268, www.dochasoffaly.com

ALONE: Seeking volunteers to support the elderly in our community.  Full training and support provided.  Details from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 086 1366539.

JACK & JILL CHARITY SHOP:  Looking for Volunteers, O’Moore St.  Contact shop for info

TULLAMORE MEALS ON WHEELS: AGM, Wed 14, Hugh Lynch’s, Kilbride St, 8pm. All are welcome.

PARENTS FIRST:  Volunteers wanted to pass on knowledge and experience in bringing up children.  Ph 0579322996 or 086 1959221.

SOCIAL INCLUSION NETWORKING & INFORMATION SHARING SHOWCASE:  Wed 14, Tullamore Court Hotel, 10.30am – 4pm.  Light Refreshments served.

DROP IN CAFÉ:  Thursdays, 11.30-1, Darmagh Centre, Tihilly, Clontarf Rd.  All welcome.  Ph 0877470562 for details.

OFFALY HOSPICE CHARITY SHOP: Opening hours Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, Main St. (opposite Lidl)

ST. MARYS YOUTH CENTRE: Youth Clubs return next week. Membership €5 & €1 for every session.  Details at 0579322963.