13 July 2020
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  

13th. Sunday In Ordinary Time ~ 28th. June 2020

Fr. Joseph Gallaghar P.P
Rt Rev Sean Heaney CC VG
Fr Kevin Fleming SSC
Fr. Luke Ohiemi C.C.
Fr. Fergal Cummins C.C.
Sr. Genny Hassey
Sr. Margaret Burke  

MASS TIMES

WEEKEND MASSES

Church of the Assumption:  Saturday (Vigil) 6.30pm

Sunday 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am & 1.00p.m

WEEKDAY MASSES

Monday-Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.00am 

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

GET IN TOUCH

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, Tullamore

Phone: 0579321587

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Web: www.tullamoreparish.ie

Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9.30am-1pm; 1.30-5pm to book weddings, baptisms, certs, etc;  

Priest available for emergencies 24 hours daily.

Parish Support Services:  Bereavement Listening, etc.  For appointment, ph 0579326604, Monday-Thursday 9.30am-1.00pm; Wednesday & Thursday 6.00-8.00pm.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL (Matthew 10:37-42)

1. Jesus never wanted suffering for anyone but he knew that if anyone was going to follow in his footsteps, promoting love and respect for every person, they would meet with opposition. Fidelity has its price, but also its rewards. Would you agree?

2. The passage is a call to both radical and practical discipleship. When have you found that in order to achieve a certain objective you had to make it a priority, and then take the practical steps necessary to reach your goal? What were the benefits to you when you did this?

3. ‘Hate’ is prophetic exaggeration for the uncompromising loyalty Jesus seeks in disciples. There may be times when people make demands in conflict with fidelity to another relationship. This can be painful. When have you found that being clear about your priorities helped you in that situation?

John Byrne OSA, Intercom June 2020


MASS TIMES

WEEKEND MASSES

Church of the Assumption:  Saturday (Vigil) 6.30pm

Sunday 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am & 1.00p.m

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow:None until further notice.

WEEKDAY MASSES

Monday-Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.00am 

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am


JOIN US ON PARISH WEBCAM

To view Masses, go to the parish website, www.tullamoreparish.ie.  Click on the webcam button in the main menu. 


 CONFESSIONS

None available in the Church until further notice.


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Baptisms will recommence shortly and booking can now be made at the Parish Office.


SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE

Large numbers still not allowed in Churches. 

To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary, Monday-Friday, 9.30am-5.00pm.  All couples getting married must attend a pre-marriage course.  


RECOMMENCING PUBLIC MASSES IN OUR CHURCHES

Public celebration of Masses will resume on Monday June 29, with all of the usual Mass times in Tullamore and Durrow.

Our churches will have greatly reduced capacities because of social distancing requirements.This is going to be a challenge and the fairest way of allocating places is with tickets for all Masses, weekdays, Sundays and funerals.

Entrance to both Churches (Tullamore & Durrow) will be strictly on presentation of ticket and doors will open 20 minutes before Mass time.

Tickets will not be available at the doors and must be collected from the Parish Centre during the opening times Mon-Fri 8.30am – 5.00pm and Sat. 2.00-4.00pm.

Entry into Tullamore Church will be through Harbour St entrance - Chapel Street door with ramp access for wheelchairs.  

On entering the church hand sanitiser is available. People are asked to observe social distancing and it is recommended that face coverings be worn.

The seating in church will be in sections for household units and individuals and wheelchair spaces near the altar. Stewards will be available at the entrance doors and in the church.

The Sunday Mass obligation continues to be relaxed and people who are unwell should notcome to church. Masses will continue to be available on Webcam and Parish Radio.

Recommencing Public Masses is a most welcome and important step for us. Things are going to be very different and we ask for your patience and understanding as we adjust to this new situation.


THE DEEP END • The Face Of Christ

There is great goodness in our country and in our world. This became clear when our communities were thrown into turmoil in recent months. Long before the official initiatives sprang into action to support those in need during the nationwide ‘lockdown,’ stories began to emerge of the ways in which communities were mobilising to make sure their most vulnerable members were looked a?er. Local supermarkets delivered goods, postmen and women checked in on the elderly, neighbours made phone calls and arranged to pick up groceries and prescriptions. Through it all, we began to realise how much we depend on each other. As the noise of everyday life fell silent, we began to ponder: what is it that makes us a community?

Parishes were grappling with the same question. In the temporary absence of access to Mass and the sacraments, what makes us a community of disciples of Jesus? Every effort was made to reach out to parishioners, through online Masses, prayer initiatives and practical help and support. In every parish in the country, volunteers became the face of Christ to others.

In today’s Gospel, Jesus lays down the markers of the Christian community. His key points are welcome and compassion. When we reach out in a spirit of welcome and neighbourliness, when we give as little as a drink of water to another person, we are on the right path.

In his Easter message, Archbishop Eamon Martin said: ‘In our present situation we have seen the light of the risen Christ shine out… in the kindness shown by neighbour to neighbour and in gentle and simple acts of compassion carried out by countless “Good Samaritans.” Despite the uncertainty, suffering and grief caused by the pandemic, the Lord is near.’

Tríona Doherty

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DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Esther O’Connor (nee Gorman)& Rose O’Connor.


 MASS INTENTIONS

Wed 1 10.00 Vincent Kane, Arden View

Sat 4         10.00 Denis Dunne Jnr

Sun 5   8.30 Frances Hannigan

        10.00 John & Sinéad Boland

        11.30 Peg Cronly, Ballykilmurray, 1st Ann.   James Beatty, Mon Mem

         1.00         Dolly Spain, 1st Ann.   Tommy ‘Mossie’ Murray, Mon Mem

Durrow Shared Mass Sun 5, 11.30am:John & Kathleen Ward & Teresa Cloonan Aspinall; Paudge & Phylis Conroy & Family; Mary & John O’Brien & daughter Helena Abbott; Margaret, James, Ber, Carmel & Dinny Bracken.


 PARISH COLLECTIONS

Envelopes €2859

You can donate to the parish in a number of ways:- 

1) Parish Envelopes, Cash or cheque donations can be left into the Parish Centre or Parochial House or into the White Collection Box at the Harbour Street entrance to the Church. 

2) Credit card donations can be made by phoning the parish office at 057-9321587 

3) Standing Orders can be set up.  See parish webpage for details.

4) Credit Transfer to Tullamore Parish Account.

Bank of Ireland, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

IBAN – IE34 BOFI 9019 0987 1557 41

BIC – BOFIIE2D

Please include your email or postal address so that we can acknowledge your donation.

The parish wishes to thank you most sincerely for your continued support.


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


 GET IN TOUCH

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, Tullamore

Phone: 0579321587

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Web: www.tullamoreparish.ie


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


 

 

 

 
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