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  

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 27th June 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: 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.


BLESSING OF GRAVES

Unfortunately our normal Cemetery Sunday Celebrations will not go ahead again this year.  Instead the Priests will privately bless the graves of our beloved dead around the time they would have usually taken place.

 


 THE DEEP END – ‘TALITHA CUM’

In the Gospel we hear two healing stories: Jairus’ daughter and the woman with a haemorrhage.  At first glance these stories might not seem to have a lot in common.  The woman is a complete social outcast because of her condition, yet Jesus calls her ‘daughter’.  He does not let social convention dictate who can be called a child of God.  Jesus reminds the people of this woman’s true identity.  The synagogue official surprises us, pleasantly, with his faith in Jesus and his message.  What these two characters have in common is faith against all the odds as they reach out to Jesus in faith-filled action.  There are those in the story who laugh when Jesus says he can bring back Jairus’ daughter.  They are sent away. Jesus’ healing breaks down the barriers that isolate us from one another and from God.

We can all recall times when we were struggling.  We needed something to move us, to help us forgive, to help us walk away or to relieve us of physical pain.  In the end it can be the simple gestures that save us: a kind word, someone praying for us, a gentle touch or we reach out to someone and like the woman with the haemorrhage we suddenly feel within ourselves that we are healing.  These accounts show us something of how God’s grace can enter our lives and transform situations.

Mark leaves untranslated Jesus’ native language when he restores the young girl to life: ‘Talitha cum’ – a beautiful phrase meaning: ‘Little girl, get up!’.  Jairus’ daughter has been given new life; the woman has also been given new life.  Both have overcome barriers that were keeping them from being free.  We know what those barriers are for each of us. God’s grace is gentle yet can bring life to situations of death.  What do you need healing from today?  Bring this to prayer.

- Jane Mellett, Intercom June 2021

 


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Plate:  Tullamore €1210; Durrow €145.

Envelopes €2342

Thank you for your continued support


GUARDIAN ANGEL PRAYER

Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God's love commits me here. Ever this day, be at my side, to light, and guard, to rule and guide.  Amen.

 


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS  Mark 5:21-43

Like this woman, have you had the experience of a cure, an improvement, a success, after a long period of nothing happening?  What was that like for you?  What made the difference?  On that occasion was there anything different in you, in others, in the circumstances – something that paved the way for the change or improvement?

 ‘Who touched me?’ Jesus asked.  It seems a strange request with crowds milling around.  Many people brushed against him, but the woman made contact in a different way.  The same can happen in our relationships.  We brush against many people but make real contact only with a few.  Who are the people you have touched, and who has touched you?  What difference has this made to you and to them?

Jesus said to the woman, ‘Your faith has made you well’.  What difference does it make to you that you have faith?  In what ways does your faith make you well?

When Jairus asked Jesus to come and cure his daughter, some thought there was no point.  Sometimes a situation can look like a lost cause.  Has it ever happened to you that subsequent events showed there was hope where you thought there was none?

Some people have the gift of infusing new life and energy into individuals, or into groups, or into a cause.  Perhaps you yourself have done this at times?  Recall these experiences and the lessons you have learned from them.

John Byrne osa, Intercom June 2021

 


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Contact the Parish Secretary.  

BAPTISM 
Welcome to God’s Family Jack Sean Leahy, Sam Jack Brennan, Lottie McEvoy, Zara Marie Walsh & Tara Ellen Cummins 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

Thur 1      10.00 Elizabeth Harries

Sat 3        6.30 Patricia Brennan Bracken, 86 O’Molloy St, 1st Ann

Sun 4        8.30  Frances Hannigan

               10.00  Pauline Dooner

                         Peg Cronly, Ballykilmurray

               1.00   Paddy Cloonan, New Rd, 1st Ann 

Shared Mass Sat 3, 10am:  Edward & Sheila Buggy; Deevy Family; Michael McNamara, McHale & McNamara Families; Denis Dunne Jnr; John & Sinead Boland; Tom & Eileen Brennan; Frs Willie Cleary & Seamus O’Connor; Michael O’Connor; Philly Deevy; Noel Martin; Vincent, Catherine, Padraig, Kate & Mary Gillick; Mary & Maci Nihill; Edward, Frances & Marianne Garry; Joe, Winifred, Teresa, Rita, Betty & Patrick Clarke; Kathleen Kelly & Sarah Fletcher; Tyrrell Family; Margaret & James Condon & Tom Quinlan.

Durrow Shared Mass Sun 4, 11.30: Maidie Leavy; Paudge & Phylis Conroy & Family; John & Mary O’Brien & daughter Helena; Margaret, James, Bernard, Carmel & Dinny Bracken; John & Maggie Minnock & granddaughter Regina; Thomas & Mary Bracken; Hugh O’Boyle                          

 


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Bill Dowling & Carmel Farrell.

 


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.  057 9346832 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or our website. https://www.offaly.ie/Libraries/

 

 
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