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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

6th November 2022  ~ 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Gallagher, P.P., V.G.
Rt Rev Sean Heaney, P.E.
Fr. Joe Campbell, C.C.,
Fr. Fergal Cummins, C.C.
Fr. Damian Budau, C.C
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.


FOLLOW THE WAY OF THE RISEN JESUS

All the readings today reference the many challenges we will encounter on our faith journey and thankfully most of us will not be called upon to make the choice that the mother and her sons had to make as related in the first reading.

Central to our faith is not only living the message of Jesus but doing so in such a way that we reflect our belief in eternal life.  This should happen and sustain us on our journey through life.  By our baptism we have chosen to be disciples of Jesus in our ever changing world because His message and life are invitations to us to share eternal life in His presence.

The message today, is that we should renew our commitment to Jesus by developing and deepening our relationship with Him.  Let us have courage to bring His message to all around us and live our faith through love.


NOTE OF APPRECIATION FROM FR KEVIN FLEMING

It was a privilege and joy to serve and share life with the Communities of Tullamore and Durrow the past few years.  Hope I didn’t obstruct your journey towards the God of all Life.  Through the visiting of patients in the Hospital, Nursing Homes and especially the Centre's for special needs, I became deeply aware of the dedication and care of the staff of these institutions and how sacred is the life of each person. 

May we continue to pray for each other and pray that the News of God's Love and Hope will reach all people to the ends of the earth.  Sincere Gratitude.  

Fr.Kevin

Fr. Kevin has given dedicated service in this parish and he has now returned to his Columban community in Dalgan Park, Navan.  We thank him for his kind and dedicated service among us and we wish him every blessing.


1ST COMMUNION RITUALS

Our second ritual [Mass] in preparation for First Confession and First Communion is as follows:

Saturday 12, 6.30pm St Joseph’s NS

Sunday 13, 10.00am Ballinamere/Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada 

Sunday 13 11.30am Scoil Bhríde/Scoil Mhuire/Parish School.  All the above in Tullamore Church.

Sunday 13, 11.30am Durrow N.S in Durrow Church.

Please remember to bring your leaf, which you will receive in school, to the Mass.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

Luke 20:27-38

A common tactic in an argument is to make fun of the position of another.  Then one does not have to take seriously the view being expressed.  Have you ever found yourself doing this?  Have you experienced others doing it with you?  What are the effects of such an attitude?  Is there life here?  If not, where have you found a fuller life?

Jesus’ use of the phrase ‘children of the resurrection’ to describe his followers, points to the fact that we believe in something that not be proven.  Life can sometime present us with that kind of a challenge - an invitation to believe in things we cannot prove: another person, a cause, the value of a course of action, etc.  What has been your experience of believing and acting on this kind of faith?

At the heart of the Christian Faith is belief that death is not the end.  We believe that the relationship we have with God, and the starts in His life, survives death and continues after death in the resurrection.  In this month of November we recall those we have loved and have died.  How has belief in the resurrection helped you in thinking about those you have loved and who are no longer with you?

John Byrne osa, Intercom Nov 2022


DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Tuesday 15th November: Mass for Parents who have lost a child, 7.30pm, Church of the Assumption.


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    7   10.00 Peter Duffy

Tues    8  10.00 John, Margaret & Johnny Connolly & Ann, James & Seamie Murphy

Wed    9  10.00 Danny O’Neill, Whitehall, Mon Mem

Thur  10 10.00 Elizabeth O’Connor

...................Billy Bergin

Fri     11   7.45 Frances Hayes

              10.00 Patrick Harries 

Sat    2     6.30 Mary Glennon, Mon Mem

Sun  13    8.30 Johnny O’Brien

              10.00 Michael McNally

................ . Meals on Wheels Tullamore members

            11.30 Billy Murray, 1st Ann

               1.00 Rosemary Mannion, 1st Ann

.............. ... Breda Hoey, Mon Mem

Shared Mass Sat 12, 10am:  Joe & Mary Lambe; Tom & Rosie Martin; Michael, Oliver & Nancy Condron, Ann Mahon & Paddy & May Flaherty; Kitty & Seamus Martin; Maud & Paddy O’Brien, Katie Walsh, Kelly & O’Brien Families; Martin Heffernan; John & Annie Carroll; Agnes, Eddie & Jimmy Malone; Kathleen, Erney, Tony & Martin McGuire, Margaret & Peadar Smyth; Nora & Sonny Berrigan, Maura & Mio Dempsey & Brigid & Paddy Kelly; Sr Mary Ellen, Patricia & John McLoughlin; Brian, Patricia & Edmund Rhatigan & Dodi Nuzum; Willie & Christa Brandt & Frances & Tommy Martin; Sheila, Patrick, Jimmy & Kathleen Kirby; James Dervin; Tilly & PJ Hoctor; Julia, Frank & James Kelly; Michael & Catherine Killeavy & Family & Mary Poland; Frank & Chrissie O’Brien; Joyce Marsden; Valerie Kelly; Mairead Phelan; Larry Fox & Paddy Beatty; Daniel O’Brien; Ellen, Patrick & William Egan & Catherine Carter; Eddie, Annie & Michael Dowling & Heffernan Family; Donal & Maresa Kelleher; Patrick Collins; William Hoey; Andrew & Rose Meacle; Mary Wynne, Mary & Michael Coleman

Durrow Sun 13, 11.30am:  Fr Sean Keeney, Mon Mem; Mary Keegan, Mon Mem


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Kyra Daly, Richard Mather, Ann Rothenbuhlen (nee Digan), Mary Walsh, Tommy Daly & Andrew Lawlor. 


COLLECTIONS

Plate: Tullamore €2480; Durrow €169; 

Holy Day Tullamore €1180; Durrow €84

Envelopes €3488

Thank you for your continued support.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

ST PADRÉ PIO MASS Tues 8, 7.30pm, Tullamore Church.  All are welcome.

READY DINNER DANCE: Sun 13, Town House, 7pm. 

MENS ROSARY: Sat 12, 1.15pm, Our Lady’s statue, Church grounds.  All welcome.  

TULLAMORE MEALS ON WHEELS:  Remember in your prayers, all volunteers past & present and those deceased, who have delivered meals since May 1974.

BALLYCOMMON TTC: Social & Activities Morning for Seniors, Tues, 10am-12pm, Dun Eochla, Ballycommon. Details from 057 9353177.

ORDER OF MALTA wish to thank all for your generous donation at the church gate collection last Sunday.

CE SCHEME HOME RESPITE CARE WORKER:  Details from Alison 086 0213711/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

LIVING LINKS COFFEE MORNING Mon 7, Parish Centre, after 10am Mass.