20 April 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  

5th Sunday of Lent ~ 21st March 2021

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  

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-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 0579326604, Monday-Thursday 9.30am-1.00pm; Wednesday & Thursday 6.00-8.00pm.


WEEKEND MASSES

Church of the Assumption: (Vigil) 6.00pm 

Sunday 9.00am, 11.00am & 1.00pm

Durrow:  Sunday 11.30am

WEEKDAY MASSES

Monday-Friday (During Lent) 7.45am, 10.00am & 6.30pm

Saturday 10.00am 

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

JOIN US ON PARISH WEBCAMS BOTH IN DURROW & TULLAMORE.


CONFESSIONS

Not taking place at the moment.

GET IN TOUCH 

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, Tullamore, open Monday-Friday 9.30am-5.00pm. Phone: 0579321587 

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

Web: www.tullamoreparish.ie 


‘WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE JESUS’

Those poor Greeks.  Did you notice that they never actually get to meet Jesus?  At the start of today’s gospel, some Greeks who are followers of Jesus come to Jerusalem.  They are travellers, outsiders, and would like to meet Jesus in person.  But when Philip and Andrew relay the request, Jesus begins to talk about how his ‘hour’ is coming.  It is the last we hear of the Greeks, who disappear from the story altogether.

But they are important nonetheless.  Firstly, they indicate that word about Jesus is spreading.  More importantly, they prompt Jesus to reveal that, when his hour comes, he will draw ‘all people’ to himself.  In the space of a few short verses, we go from a brief mention of a group of foreigners seeking Jesus, to Jesus making it clear that his saving mission is for all people, of all nations, both Jews and Gentiles – including these Greeks!  There is no suggestion from Jesus that some groups are ‘in’ and others ‘out’.  All are included.  All are invited.  All are welcome.

I remember once hearing someone describe their home as a domestic church, a place of ‘indiscriminate welcome’.  As we continue our journey through Lent and soon into Holy Week, we listen carefully to these words of Jesus.  He came for everyone.  He wishes to draw all people to himself.  Notwithstanding the current restrictions on gatherings and public worship, let us take this time to reflect on the world we would like to build when things open up again.  Are we open to everyone, including ‘outsiders’?  Do our homes, parishes and communities radiate welcome, where all who enter experience God’s love?

‘For some, the good news is that there are insiders and outsiders and they are the insiders. For others, the good news is that there are no outsiders.’ (Rachel Held Evans)

Triona Doherty, Intercom March 2021


PALM SUNDAY

Next Sunday, 28th, is Palm Sunday. Palms will be blessed at all Masses. If you have some at home, it will be blessed while you join us on the webcam. Blessed Palms will be available outside both Tullamore and Durrow Churches on Sunday afternoon.


LENT IN TULLAMORE PARISH

Mass times: 7.45am (Mon-Fri), 10.00am (Mon-Sat), 6.30pm (Mon-Fri)

Stations of the Cross 9.45am (Mon-Sat)

Daily Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after 10.00am Mass until 6.00pm.

Rosary and Benediction Sunday evenings at 6.30pm. 

Scripture reflection Tuesday morning after 10.00am Mass.  References to Community Bible -

Tuesday Week 4:  Ezekiel 47: 1 - 9, 12, Page 1503

Wednesday Week 4: Isaiah 49: 8 – 15, Page 1298

Thursday :Week 4: Exodus 32: 7 – 14, Page 138

Friday Week 4:  Wisdom 2: 1, 12 – 22, Page 1124

Saturday Week 4: Jeremiah 11:  18 – 20, Page 1348

Monday Week 5: Daniel Ch 13, Page 1533


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Envelopes €2328

Thank you for your continued support.


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Be strong and courageous.

Do not be afraid or troubled.

The Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Not taking place at the moment.


SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE

To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary.


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

Mon 22    10.00  John O’Beirne, Angela Bohane

                6.30  Peter Leonard, Ballinasragh

Tues 23   ..6.30 Joseph & John Coyne

Wed 24.     6.30  Kathleen, Michael, Carmel & Gerard Connolly, Patrick St

Thurs 25  . 7.45 Our Lady’s Mass

............ 10.00 Dolan Family

Fri 26      10.00 Julia, Thomas & Mary Teresa Touhey

Sun 28      9.00  Dan, Maureen, Rosaleen & Kay

....................Cleary & Family, Ballinamere

.................... Paddy & Kathleen Cunningham & Family

Shared Mass Sat 27, 10am: Mary Frances & James Bracken & Family; Mary, Mary-Ann & Joe Farrelly; Claire Walsh; Bridie & Rody O’Brien; Cillian Shanahan; Kevin Phelan & John & Christina Delaney; Leo & Annie Monahan, Smyth & Monahan Families; John & Marcella Malone & Nuala Dolan, Peter & Ellen Duffy & Ellen Egan; Sean Cronly; Teresa & Patrick Pender; Gorry Family; Anna & Jim Hogan & Family, Mary, Edward & Michael Conroy, Mary & Jerry Fitzsimons, Sarah & Edward Kelly, Noel Boland, Tom Joe & baby Shiel; Seamus & Margaret Daly; Billy & Maureen Quinlan.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Maureen Lynam & Margaret (Gret) Delaney (née Guinan).


COMMUNITY NOTICES

GAELSCOIL AN EISCIR RIADA: Enrolling now for Junior Infants.  Enrolment forms available in the school. Phone 0579352058 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

MABS: Helpline 0761 07 2000 Mon to Fri 9am - 8pm.

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

AA: Offaly House, Offaly St, Mon, Wed, Thur, Sat &  Sun 8.15pm, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sun, 1pm.

TULLAMORE RAPE CRISIS CENTRE:  Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm, 0579322500; Freephone  1800323232

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE Contact them on 0579328268, 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 , 0579353177/9353441.

TULLAMORE TRADFEST takes place via Facebook and Youtube channels 26-28 March.  Free entertainment incl concerts and recitals from local, national and international artists. Follow us on Facebook for more details.

 
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