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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

18th September 2022  ~ 25th 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.


JUSTICE AND FAIR PLAY

All of the readings in today’s liturgy point to issues of social justice and fair play.  We live in a world infinitely more complex and sophisticated than that of the prophet Amos.  However, the message is as relevant today as it was in his day.  The inequitable sharing of the world’s resources and the corruption that can exist within society should be a matter of concern for us all as Christians.  Similarly, St. Paul tells us that as Disciples of Christ we must make an honest contribution to the welfare of society.  We must support legitimate authority and encourage those around us to work towards the creation of a just and fair society.  St. Luke in the gospel, openly highlights how open we can be to the materialisation and wealth around us and see it as an end, rather than a means to an end.  He encourages prudence and wise use of wealth and good purpose.  Another characteristic we need to cultivate is trust, which should be evident in our daily relationships as a Christian community.  Finally, he reminds us that we cannot serve two masters and here maybe we might reflect the words of Jesus, “blessed are the poor of spirit, blessed are those who are merciful, blessed are those who strive for justice”.


CONFIRMATION ENROLMENTS

Enrolment for Confirmation in our Parish will take place at Masses in Tullamore Church, next weekend:

Sat 24    6.30pm Scoil Eóin Phóil II & St Philomena’s

Sun 25 10.00am Ballinamere, Durrow, Gaelscoil Éiscir Ríada

11.30am Scoil Mhuire, Scoil Bhríde, Parish School 


WE NEED YOU

We are looking for people to help out as Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, members of hospitality/welcoming group, Plate Collectors & Music Ministry in the Church.  So why not put your name forward to play a part in your Parish. 

Forms are available in the Church.  Please complete and return to the Sacristy or the Parish Centre.  We also thank all of you who already help us in any way.


FR DAMIAN BUDAU

We welcome Fr Damian Budau who has been appointed to Tullamore Parish.  We wish him every support and blessing in his ministry and please keep him and all the Priests of the Parish in your prayers.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH LENS OF THE GOSPELS

LUKE 16:1-13 (shorter form 10-13)

As often with the parables of Jesus, this one is intended to shock in order to make us think.  Jesus is not praising the injustice of the servant, but his purposefulness in preparing for the future.  In your experience what difference does it make when you are purposeful and energetic instead of lethargic?

It was his master’s call to account that galvanised the servant into action.  What have been the experiences, or people, that have galvanised you into action when you had been somewhat half-hearted in your efforts?

Who have been the people whose energy, drive and astuteness have been an inspiration to you in how to handle difficult situations?

‘No servant can be the slave of two masters’.  When have you experienced the truth of this statement?

John Byrne, Intercom Sept 2022


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Friends are like pillars on your porch;

sometimes they hold you up,

sometimes they lean on you,

sometimes it’s just enough to know they’re standing by.


DURROW CEMETERY 

Durrow Cemetery Committee thank all who contributed to the collection of €4155 taken up on Cemetery Sunday. They also thank all who help maintain the cemetery.


COLLECTIONS

Plate: Tullamore €3521 Envelopes €2447

Thank you for your continued support


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  19  10.00  Mary O’Brien, Castlebarna

.................... Kilkenny & Byrne Families, USA

Wed  21  10.00 James & Maura Whelan & Family

Sat    24    6.30 Elizabeth Lowbridge, 1st Ann

Sun   25    8.30 Mick Kidney Jnr

              10.00 Nan & Liam Hughes, Marian Place

                        James O’Connor

              11.30 Nellie Ryan, Clara Rd, Mon Mem

                        John Deering, Spollenstown, 1st Ann, his parents Joe & Mary & Mary O’Donnell

                1.00 Anne McCabe, Mon Mem

                       James Houlihan, 1st Ann

Shared Mass Sat 24, 10am:  Elizabeth & Christopher O’Connor & Family; Jim Griffin & Family, Tom, Susan & Thomas Noel Guinan & Susan Canavan; Jim Lambe; Mary-Ann & Michael Wyer & Family; Thomas, Noel, Thomas, Gerald & Raymond Leavy & Family; Mary & Michael Yeats & Family; Elizabeth & Jack Lee; Joe & Maureen Brophy; Patrick & Bridie Egan & William & Anne Sprague; Peter & Peg Doyle; Tess & Joe Walsh; Nicholas Kerry & Joseph & Elizabeth Geoghegan & Family; Kathleen Martin & Family; Granny Colsh & Family; Sheila Smith-Carr; Ian Dunne; Ann & Jimmy Pender; Ned & Sadie Leonard & Family; Christy & Mary Larkin; Edward & Mary-Ellen Egan; Peter & Brigid O’Connor; Stephen & Eileen Nolan.

Durrow Shared Mass Sun 25, 11.30am:  Joseph Daly Jnr; John Spollen


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the family of Billy Cronly who died recently.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

EUCHARSTIC ADORATION:  Urgent help required, Wed 3-4pm; Thurs 12noon-1pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm, 3-4pm, 5-6pm; Sat 2-3pm.  Ph Pat 085 1162668.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION 28th ANNIVERSARY MASS:  Fr. Joe Gallagher will offer Mass of Thanksgiving, Fri 30, Day Chapel, 7.30pm.  Everyone welcome.

MEDITATION:  Wednesdays, 7pm, Parish Centre.

OFFALY HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING:  Parish Centre hosting coffee morning, Thurs 22, 10.30am.

LEGION OF MARY:  Meet Tues, 7pm, Alfie Lambe House, Arden Rd.  New members welcome. Ph 0863143302.

READY:  Final payment for Westport to be given to committee member, Mon 19, 3-4.30pm, Town House.

CÉILI & SET DANCING CLASSES:  Durrow Hall, Tuesdays, 8.30pm.  All are welcome.

TULLAMORE ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOC:  Holiday to Carrickdale Hotel, Dundalk, 16th Oct, 5 nights.  Excursions, day trips etc.  €430 pps.  Ph 0872146172/0579351295

MENPOWER: Join MenPower Programme starting Wed 21, 12 weeks.  Ph 087-7385989; email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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

ST PIO’S FEAST DAY:  Mass  & blessing with St Pio’s glove, Fri 23, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church, Edenderry.  All welcome

SMA:  SMA Family Vocations Crusade Mass, Thurs 29, 7pm, Day Chapel, Tullamore Church.  All are welcome. 

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