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  

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 13th 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 2.00-3.00pm in the Day Chapel.


FACE COVERINGS IN CHURCH

Once again we remind you that, in the interest of public safety, face coverings must be worn in the Church at all times and social distance maintained.


 SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

Mark 4:26-34 

If you sow seeds, or watch plants grow, you have ample opportunities to pause in wonder at the whole process of growth.  It takes place imperceptibly and comes to fruition in beautiful flowers, majestic trees and abundant harvests.  As we come out of the Coronavirus lockdown you may have had the opportunity to rejoice at the renewal of social life.

Jesus uses this as a parable about the growth of the Kingdom of God, the kingdom of right relationships with God and with one another.  There too growth is slow, development is imperceptible, and then without realising it you have a mature relationship.  Recall the stages of such development in your life and give thanks.

In the second parable Jesus invites us to reflect on the importance and significance of relationships in our lives as they grow and mature.  This is true both of our relationship with God and with others around us.  When have you found a relationship in which you could ‘make a nest in its shade’?

John Byrne osa, Intercom June 2021


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Plate:  Tullamore €1279; Durrow €83, Pattern €246

Envelopes €2584

Thank you for your continued support


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 

Friends in your life are like pillars on your porch: Sometimes they hold you up; sometimes they lean on you; sometimes it’s just enough to know they’re standing by.


GOD’S KINGDOM WILL COME

In the Gospel, Mark delivers a very significant message regarding faith and the Kingdom of God.  Jesus chose to speak to His audience in parables, leaving them to discern His message.  The Gospel consists of two parables about “seeds”.  In the first, the seeds are scattered and over time grow and develop and when ripe the crop is harvested.  Here the seed is like the Kingdom of God.  While He was on earth, Jesus spent His whole life planting the “seeds” of the Kingdom which has yet to come to fruition and we, as followers of Jesus, are now called and challenged to play our part.

Then there is the parable of the mustard seed, which although it produces a tree relatively small in stature, has a wide expanse thus providing a safe home for the birds of the air to flourish and grow.  Similarly with the Kingdom of God, from insignificant beginnings, it has grown and will continue to give shade to all who come to shelter in its branches.  The parables are an invitation to take time to consider how the plan of God unfolds around us in ways that are both surprising and sure.  We are called to live by faith, act with love and walk with hope.

 


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Contact the Parish Secretary.  

BAPTISM

 Welcome to God’s Family Isaac Phineas Dunne, Anaya Christine Lloyd & Lee Daniel Kavanagh
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

Mon 14       7.45 Our Lady’s Intentions

Tues 15      10.00 Margaret Dowling, Arden View

Wed 16       7.45 Michael Carson
                 10.00 Martin Finnerty

 

Sun 20       10.00 Joan Farrelly Martin
                           Gerty Hanly & Agnes Walsh

11.30 Rose O’Connor, 1st Ann

Shared Mass Sat 19, 10am: 
Christy & Molly Ryan & John & Katie McGee; Anthony Gorman; Edmond & Angela Williams; Timothy, Nancy, Noel & Patrick Whelan; Anne & Tom Ruane; Mark & Sean Keegan; Joe Barrett; Paddy & Frank Hickey & Daniel McGee & Family; Terry & Kathleen Adams; Michael & Josephine Galvin; Peter & Elizabeth Hensey & Patrick & Peggy Doherty; Seamus & David Lambe; Michael & Kathleen McDonald; Kathleen & James Tyrrell & Catherine Martin; Hugo ‘Hugh’ Conroy & Flynn Family; Nora & Harold Tilley; Mick, Kitty & Ted Casey & Raymond McKernan


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Peader Keeley & Frances Shelly.


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, 0579322500; 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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