27 October 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

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 10th October 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 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 BOTH IN DURROW & TULLAMORE. 


 CONFESSIONS Saturday 2.00-3.00 pm in the Day Chapel.  


 

SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

 (Mark 10:17-30)

We often get satisfaction from the things we own, clothes, cars, homes, gadgets, or money.  There would be something unnatural if we did not.  But what happens to us when our possessions begin to “own” us, when they take a hold of us, when we become obsessed with them?  Jesus seeks followers who have the freedom to let go of possessions in order to be a servant of others.  In whom have you seen this freedom?  When have you experienced it yourself?

Growth Implies change.  That change sometimes means letting go of something we have at the moment: job, status, home, security or something else we value.  There can be an apparent loss in letting go.  Yet have you ever found that you gained by having the freedom to let go of something to which you had previously clung?

The disciples thought that Jesus was making impossible demands of people following him.  He acknowledged that discipleship was impossible to us on our own efforts alone.  How have you experienced the benefits of the help of others and of God when you were faced with difficulties in life?

 


 

FIRST COMMUNION 

Congratulations to the children from St Joseph’s NS who are receiving the Eucharist for the first time this weekend.  We wish God’s blessing on them, their families and teachers and all who helped them on their faith journey at this special time. 

 


OUR PARISH DEBT AND THE PROGRESS WE HAVE MADE 

Over the last few years we have been working hard to pay off the parish debt.  The finance committee are very pleased to announce that this has now been achieved.

This is a great achievement and particularly  during these difficult times of pandemic.  It is testimony to the generosity and support of the people of the parish. 

 There have been numerous fundraising events and there is the constant support through the weekly envelope and church plate collections.  There has been a very careful monitoring of expenditure and this coupled with the outgoing support of parishoners, has enabled us to continue to run the parish and make our debt repayments.

We are now in a position to plan ongoing maintenance and upgrading our parish facilities, much of which has been postponed as we focused on eliminating our debt.

We ask for your continued support and we thank you for your generosity as we continue to work together to build and sustain our parish community.

To the people of the parish we say Thank You.



SAFEGUARDING SUNDAY:  10 OCTOBER 2021

Sunday 10th is Safeguarding Sunday in the Diocese of Meath. As we come back together it is important that we remember the spirit of safeguarding embodied in our parish communities. We have been aware during Covid restrictions of keeping each other safe. Safeguarding in our Church involves this same spirit and underpins everything that we do as a parish community. As adults in the Church, it is our Christian duty to work together to make sure that children's participation in Church activities is safe. We can fulfil this duty by participating in safeguarding training and abiding by the policies and procedures in place in Church activities such as attendance registers and appropriate supervision ratios. 


PARISH COLLECTIONS

 Plate:Tullamore €1552; Durrow €216

 Envelopes €2765

 Thank you for your continued support


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Contact the Parish Secretary.



BAPTISMS
  Welcome to God’s Family  


Henry Alexander Ryan, Siobhan Christine Cawley, Freya Lorelei Rattigan & leon Junior Séan Doherty

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 couple and relationship counselling 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


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


MASS INTENTIONS

Mon   11      10.00      Seamus & May O’Dea         

Tues   12       7.45       Sean Mooney
                   10.00      Jimmy Bracken, Mon Mem   
                                 Sr. Baptist Walsh    

Wed   13      10.00      Bill Byrne
                                 Christina Dunne 

Thur  14      10.00      Kitty Jennette     

Fri    15        10.00     Ger Galvin   

Sat   16          6.30     Dolores Kelly, 1st Ann    
                                 Ellen Burke, Mon Mem                                 

Sun  17        10.00       Chris O’Reilly
                                  
                   11.30       Michael Lawlor, Mon Mem
                                  Ellen Saddington, Mon Mem
       

DURROW, SUNDAY 17th, 11.30am:  Anne McElligott, Clara Road. 1st Ann

   

SHARED MASS SAT 16th 10.00AM 
Joe & Ian Farrelly; Pamela Finlay; James, Elizabeth & Rosaleen Buckley; Frank O’Brien; Marykate & Michael Heffernan; Jo Brennan; Patrick Westman; Joseph O’Connor & Connor Family; Colm & Mary McEvoy; Robert & Mary Westman, Helen & Jack McCormack; Margaret Bryant,  Moira & Josephine Bracken; James, Margaret, Rose & Maryann Graham & Eddie Devlin; John Cunningham; Bridget & Jackie McNair; Sr. Catherine Cronly; Vincent Grogan; Bridie Dolan; John & Annie Connolly; Carmel, Dick & Christine Freer; John, Kitty, Christy & Peter Cutler; Eileen & Peter McLoughlin; Christy Brennan; Thomas & Annie Egan; Thomas & Josephine Egan; William, Margaret & James Dunne; Annie & Paddy Heffernan; Tony & Rose Heffernan; Aidan Stones & Family, Johnny & Mary Colsh & Family.
        


 Deaths

 We offer our sympathy to the families of John Gorman & Noel Dolan


 
COMMUNITY NOTICES

ST. PADRE PIO MASS will resume Tues 12th October 7.30 pm

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 –  Thurs 8pm, Tihilly, Lannello, Clontarf Rd.

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

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

OFFALY HOSPICE CHARITY SHOP Tues-Sat, 10.30am-4.30pm, Offaly St.   Ph 083 099 4754 for details.

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

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

MARY’S MEALS: Coin/copper collection; please donate any spare coins at collection points or contact Paul Galvin on 087 837 5407 for more info.

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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