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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

19th February 2023  ~ Seventh Sunday of the year

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.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS 

Matthew 5:38-48

Jesus tells us to act out of love and says that acting out of love is better than acting out of revenge.  What does your experience tell you?

Perhaps you have at times hit back in revenge when you have been hurt or offended.  What effect did this have on you, on others, and on your relationship with them?  Contrast this with the times when you resisted the urge to retaliate.  What outcome did this have on you, on others, and on your relationship with them … at the time, and in the long-term?

From other passages in the gospels it is clear that Jesus did not mean that we should ignore injustices, and never make a stand against others.  What lessons have you learned in life on when, and how, to make a stand?  What wisdom would you share with others from your experience?

John Byrne OSA Intercom Feb 2023


LENT 2023

ASH WEDNESDAY, 22nd February: A day of Fast and Abstinence.  Masses and distribution of Ashes will be at 7.45am, 10.00am, 1.10pm & 7.30pm.  Durrow 8.00pm.

Eucharistic Ministers needed for distribution of Ashes.  

WEEKDAY MASSES 7.45am, 10.00am & 7.30pm.  

WEEKDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS before 10am Mass.

EVENING PRAYER commences next Sunday 26th at 5.30pm in the Church of the Assumption.  

WEEKLY TALKS ON DAILY MASS READINGS given by Fr Sean Heaney, Thursdays after 10.00am Mass, Parish Centre.  All are welcome.  Bring a bible if you have one.


THE SEARCH – FAITH EVANGELIZATION PROGRAMME

Tullamore Parish Centre - Tuesday nights of Lent at 8pm - all welcome.  Starts Tuesday 28th February.

The Search is an innovative video series created by the Augustine Institute that tackles the key questions of every human heart. In seven beautifully filmed episodes, Chris Stefanick and experts from multiple fields of science, medicine, psychology, art, and religion examine our place in the larger story of existence. The video lasts twenty minutes and will be followed by discussion.


DAY OF PRAYER FOR VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF ABUSE FEB 24TH

The proposal for a universal day of prayer was initially made in 2016 to the Vatican’s Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (PCPM) by a survivor of clerical abuse.  At the time a press release from the Commission stated, “In the experience of our members, victims/survivors have often expressed a desire for prayer as an important element in their healing process.”

In response Pope Francis invited bishops around the world to establish a special day of prayer in the Church year to support the paths of human and spiritual recovery. This day is not only for victims and survivors, who have been so severely injured, either inside or outside the Church, but also for families and communities affected by grief for their loved ones.  

Bishop Deenihan will lead the Meath Diocesan observation of this day with Prayer and a Candle lighting at 7:45am Mass in Mullingar Cathedral.  We will also have our own candle lighting in Tullamore Church.


PARISH PASTORAL ASSEMBLY

Tullamore Parish has had a Parish Pastoral Council for many years.  There is now a diocesan initiative to have such a group in every parish which will be known as the Parish Pastoral Assembly.  The term of office for our current group has expired and we are now in the process of establishing a new one.

The Parish Pastoral Assembly is a faith-filled, consultative body of the faithful, through which priests and people work together as co- responsible partners in furthering the mission of Christ in their own parish.  Through this partnership a vibrant Christian community, rooted in baptism and marked by its faith, worship and service can continue to be nurtured.

We invite parishioners to volunteer to serve on this group or to nominate somebody else.  The new assembly will have a 4 year term of office and will assist in the running and development of our parish.  Nomination forms are available in the Church or in the Parish Centre.


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    20 ...10.00 Brickland Family

Tues   21  ..10.00 Aida Moore & Rosaleen Frayne

Wed    22 ..10.00 Joan Nicholson & son Patrick

                            Michael Dunne, Killiskea

                    7.30 John Hogan, Marian Place

                            Tom Lawless Snr 

Thurs  23     7.45  Luke Bracken

                  10.00  Mary & Margaret Gallagher

                             John Dowling, Marian Place

                    7.30  Johnny Commins, Thornsberry

                             Martin & Anne McDonagh

Fri       24. 10.00  Declan McCormack

                    7.30  Des Walsh

                             Tom Carroll, Harry & Christina O’Shea, Callary St

Sat      25      6.30  Brendan Dolan, 1st Ann

                             Tony Colsh, 1st Ann

Sun     26.. 10.00  Roy Lane

                   11.30 Mary Sheridan, Mon Mem

                              Dolores Champ, Mon Mem

                     1.00 Leo Delaney, Mon Mem

Shared Mass Sat 25, 10am:  Martin Heffernan; Tommy Brennan; Ronnie Walsh; John Dowling & Carey Family; Albert Scott; Eileen Deffew; Tríona Hume; Tommy Smullen & Eamonn Clarke; Frances Martin; Peg McKeon; Tullamore Rotary Club Remembrance Tree; Raymond Poland.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Jacqueline Pyke & Aidan Byrne.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Hayden Vincent Dunican, Emily Jane Alice Heagney & Noah John Fleming who were baptised recently.


COLLECTIONS

Plate: Tullamore €3110; Durrow €402 

Envelopes €2556

Thank you for your continued support.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

GLAMOUROUS BUTTONS & BOWS:  Dochas Offaly Fundraiser, Sun 5 Mar, 12–5pm, Mucklagh Community Centre. €5 entry for shoppers on the day with all proceeds to Dochas.

MARY’S MEALS OFFALY: Get together, Bridge House, Tues 21, 7.30pm.  Please join us to find out more about the charity.  All welcome.

TULLAMORE COMMUNITY MEN’S SHED: New members welcome.  Ph 0877426297.

TULLAMORE GARDEN & FLOWER CLUB:  Talk by John Smith, Horticulturist & Head Gardener Belvedere House, Wed 22, Charleville Community Centre, 7.30pm.  Adm €5.  Ph 0868411301/0873843412 for details.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND:  Nov 24-Dec 2.  Cost €2095.  Booking through Navan Travel 0469068600.  Enquiries to Fr Gerry MacCormack 0429667314.

 ‘LIVING WELL PROGRAMME’: Free ONLINE, 6 week group self-management programme, starting March, for adults living with long term health conditions.  To book contact Aine 041 6850676/0871140371 or Joanne (041) 6860710 / (087) 4308735 or www.hse.ie/livingwell

MASS FOR THE BEATIFICATION OF THE SERVANT OF GOD ALFIE LAMBE:  Sun, 5 Mar, 12.30pm, Church of St. Agnes, Crumlin, Dublin.  Celebrant & Homilist Fr. Tony O'Shaughnessy PP, Crumlin Parish.  All are welcome.