06 July 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

26th June 2022 ~ 13th 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

Phone: 057 9321587

Email: tullamoreparishsecretary@gmail. com

Web: www.tullamoreparish.ie

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


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.


NO SHORTCUTS 

 

The call and the cost of Christian commitment are emphasized in this week’s gospel.  Jesus didn’t take a short cut but took the road through Samaria, even though the Samaritans and the Jews were deadly enemies.

The cost of being a disciple of Jesus has a price and it can be a lonely road to follow.  As Jesus walks that road he found that not everyone supported his journey.

On his journey he meets three who are anxious to follow him but who are unfit or unprepared for the challenge involved.  The one bursting with enthusiasm was rejected when Jesus pointed out that he didn’t have a home to call his own.  He lets another know that the cost of being a disciple as a price – leaving his parents.

To follow Jesus to Calvary can be no casual accompaniment of a wandering preacher – if anything stands in our way or takes priority over Jesus in our lives, then we are not free to follow him.

Every day we are faced with making choices.  When Jesus calls we have to make daily choices which are not always easy to make.  Our journey with Christ begins at Baptism with a promise to make his way of life our own.

The Lord’s call demands an immediate response, not just something to be fitted in after we have attended to all the important business in our lives, as we see it.  “I will follow you wherever you go.”


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 

Love is patient, Love is kind, 

It always protects, always trusts,

Always hopes, always perseveres.

LOVE NEVER FAILS.

1 Cor 13:4,7-8


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL Luke 9:51-62

In the opening verse Jesus is portrayed as having a new sense of clarity about his life that enables him to set out on the road ‘resolutely’.  Perhaps there have been such moments in your life, moments of insight and clarity about the road ahead.  Recall such moments and what they were like for you.

As he walked the road Jesus met with opposition.  This angered some of his friends and they wanted to hit back.  Jesus restrained them, and would not let himself be distracted from the journey he was making.  What helps you keep your goals in mind when minor annoyances distract you?

The response of Jesus to prospective followers seems harsh.  He lets the first man know that discipleship is not a path to a comfortable nest.  It is a way in which we never know what is going to be asked of us next.  The disciple must be ready to move on.  Where have you found good news in being open to change, confident in the presence of Jesus with you?

Jesus also demands commitment.  It is easy for us to think about times when our commitment was less than perfect.  But can you also recall the times when you realised the truth of this story – that commitment brings its own fruits and blessings.  What specific blessings can you bring to mind?       

John Byrne OSA Intercom June 2022

 


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 providecouple and relationship counseling In-Person and Online in Tullamore.  Phone 057 9341831 or 086 466 9926 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.....27......10.00..Elizabeth Harries

Sat......2.......10.00..Annie & Joseph Craig

....................6.30..Nora Martin, Mon Mem       

Sun......3.......10.00..Patricia Bracken Brennan

...........................Denis Dunne Jnr

..................11.30..Jim Keegan, 1st Ann

Durrow Sun 3rd, 11.30am: 
Eithne Walsh & parents Tom & Teresa;
Terry, John & Julia Bermingham,
Marian Molloy & Paddy & May Flanagan;
Joan & Michael Keegan;
Tom & Mary Bracken;
Hugh O’Boyle


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the family of Mary Colgan


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s Family 
Sam Liam & Olly John Duffy,
Matthew Patrick Halewood,
Davi Wheeler,
Jack Anthony Connolly & Sophie-Mae Grace Keyes who were baptised recently.

 


COLLECTION

Plate: €2274;     Durrow €128 

Envelopes €3327

Thank you for your continued support

 


COMMUNITY NOTICES

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Help always welcome.   Ph 085 116 2668

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR continues Wed 29, 7pm, Tullamore Church

MIDLANDS LIVING LINKS (Supporting those bereaved by suicide) COFFEE MORNING:  Wed 29, Parish Centre, 10.30am

TULLAMORE MEALS ON WHEELS thank and congratulate all their drivers on winning the Volunteer Group Award given by Offaly County Council for outstanding contribution during Covid 19

ALONE support line for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties.Ph 0818 222 024, 8am-8pm daily

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICES:  Helpline 9351886

TULLAMORE RAPE CRISIS CENTRE:    Opening times Mon-Fri 9.30 am - 5 pm.    Freephone 1 800 323232

GROW: Meet Thursdays, St. Mary’s Youth & Community Centre, 11am

AA:  Offaly House, Offaly St, Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat 8.15pm; Tues, Wed, Fri 1pm; Sun 12noon & 8.15pm

AL-ANON: Thurdays, 8pm, Darmagh Community Centre, Tihilly, Lanello, Clontarf Rd

AWARE:  Support & self-care group for those have depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder or mood related condition.  Meet Mon, 7.30pm, Riada House

MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGES:  Lourdes 12-17 Sept.  Pilgrimage fare from €759 includes flights, 5 nights full board, travel insurance, government and shrine taxes.  Book with Joe Walsh Tours 01-2410800

Knock 14 August.  See Knock Shrine website for more details. www.knockshrine.ie  

Lough Derg 27-29 June.  Bus from Mullingar area Contact Tel:  044 9374818 for further details

RALLY FOR LIFE: Parnell Sq, Dublin, 2pm, Sat 2 July. Bus from Kilbeggan, 9.55am. Booking essential  Ph  083 025 4809

 
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