28 July 2021
Bulletin

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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  

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 18th July 2021

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

Phone: 057 9321587

Email: tullamoreparishsecretary@gmail. com

Web: www.tullamoreparish.ie

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am-5:00pm; Sat - Closed: To book Holy Mass tickets, 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.


Tickets will be required for Saturday Vigil and Sunday Masses only and will be available by calling into the Parish Centre, from each Monday, 9.30am-5.00pm, for the following weekend

WEEKEND MASSES (TICKETS REQUIRED)

Church of the Assumption: (Vigil) 6.30pm 

Sunday 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am & 1.00pm

Durrow:  Sunday 11.30am

WEEKDAY MASSES (NO TICKETS REQUIRED)

Monday-Friday 7.45am, 10.00am

Saturday 10.00am 

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

JOIN US ON PARISH WEBCAMS BOTH IN DURROW & TULLAMORE.

CONFESSIONS

Saturday 2.00-3.00 pm in the Day Chapel.


FACE COVERINGS IN CHURCH

Face coverings must be worn in the Church at all times and social distance maintained.


THE DEEP END ●TAKE A BREAK

We all need a break sometimes.  I remember once reading a selection of entries for a Mother’s Day competition, in which people were asked why their mother deserved to win a prize.  They all had themes in common – she never does anything for herself; she’s always thinking of other people; I can’t remember the last time she took a break.  

In the Gospel, the disciples need a break.  They have returned from their mission, eager to catch up with Jesus, but there is so much happening that they barely have time to eat.  Jesus sees their need, and invites them to take a boat with him to a quiet place for rest, as the crowds have followed them on foot.  Jesus is moved by them because they are’ like sheep without a shepherd’.  He is the Good Shepherd who always cares for his flock, and he responds with compassion and love.

No doubt the disciples are drafted into help: it turns out it is not break time!  We can imagine their exhaustion.  We all feel tired or overwhelmed from time to time, from work or family pressures or simply trying to balance everything.  Postponing our own needs to care for others is familiar to every parent or caregiver.  We don’t know if the disciples got a rest at that point, but we know that Jesus valued time apart as he later sends the disciples off in the boat again while he goes away by himself to pray.  In the chaos of life, even when there are demands on our time and energy, it is important to take some time to reflect and to pray.

Triona Doherty, Intercom July/August 2021


 

SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL
Mark 6:30-34

The apostles reported to Jesus all that they had done and taught.  Perhaps you have had the experience of being able to check in with somebody and share an experience.  What was that like for you?

Jesus saw the apostles needed to rest and eat.  What has been your experience of finding a restful place after a busy day?  What kind of nourishment have you found necessary in order to maintain energy and enthusiasm?  Did your experience during the Covid19 pandemic give you any insights about this?

When Jesus saw the crowd, he recognised their need and reached out to them.  Who has been a Jesus person for you? Someone who recognised your need and reached out to you?  For whom have you been a Jesus person in that way?

It sometimes can be difficult to strike a balance between responding to the needs of others and meeting our own need for rest and nourishment.  What has helped you to keep the balance right?

John Byrne OSA, Intercom July/August 2021



THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

…One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.
 


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Plate:  Tullamore €1366; Durrow €122

Envelopes €2007

Thank you for your continued support

 


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM ~ Contact the Parish Secretary.  

BAPTISM

Welcome to God’s Family Andrew John Carroll, Dion Thomas O’ Neill,

Addison Raye Hoey & Tomás Seán Meehan who were baptised recently.


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 057 9341831 or www.accord.ie. 
ACCORD also  provide marriage and relationship counselling In-Person and Online in Tullamore.  Phone 057 9341831 or 086 4669926 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 organisations & clubs included


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


MASS INTENTIONS

Tues 20    10.00 Ina Wrafter

Wed 21     10.00 James & Marina Hogan, Members of Hogan Family

Thur 22     10.00 Bro Mark Hogan; Ann Egan & Sandra Saunders

Fri 23
        
 7.45 Joe, Bridget, Jane & Harry Higgins, Chapel St.

Sat 24        10.00 PJ Deegan, Clonminch

Sun 25   8.30 Willie Duffy

                 10.00 Philomena & Joe Flynn

                11.30 Anne O’Toole, Mon Mem                 

 


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Deborah Browne, Valerie Flaherty & Maud Devaney.

 


COMMUNITY NOTICES

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL  - Support for people in need.  Ph 057 9322072 or 087 7557294.

ALONE: COVID support line for older people.  Ph 0818 222 024, 8am-8pm daily.

AA: Offaly House, Offaly St, Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat &  Sun 8.15pm, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sun, 1pm; Charleville Centre, Wed & Sat 8.30pm.

Al-ANON – for families of those suffering from Addiction:  Thurs 8pm, Tihilly, Lannello, Clontarf Rd.

TULLAMORE RAPE CRISIS CENTRE:  Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm, 057 9322500; Freephone  1 800 323232

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE Contact them on 057 9328268, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

BALLYCOMMON TELEWORK & TRAINING CENTRE offering a range of free/affordable services.  email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 057 9353177 / 9353441.

TULLAMORE LIBRARY Browse by Appointment service 0579346832 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

ARK OF DIVINE MERCY ATHLONE: pilgrimage to Medjugorje Wed 29 Sept - Wed Oct 6.  Further Details from Paul Woods on 0877828283

 



 

 
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