10 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  

The Feast of Pentecost ~ 31st. May 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.


PENTECOST

Scripture tells us that while the apostles were at prayer with Mary, suddenly there was a roaring wind and the Holy Spirit descended on them in the form of tongues of fire.  It gave these timid and frightened men the courage to rush into       the street and fearlessly preach the word of God to everyone they met.  At that moment the church was born. This has not been a once off happening.  Ever since, the Holy Spirit has been a permanent presence and a strength in guiding and directing the beginning of the church.

This feast brings home to us that God calls us to a deeper relationship with him and wants us to share his life.  It is an invitation to enkindle the fire of love and to stir up the grace of our Baptismal calling.

There are times when we stand in need of the help of the Holy Spirit whose presence will make a difference to our thinking.  The power of the Spirit will come if we ask him.  It is for us to leave the door of our hearts open to invite him in.

With this feast we celebrate the first Birthday of the Church because it was on the first Pentecost Sunday that the infant Church too on its missionary role.


REOPENING OF OUR CHURCHES FOR PUBLIC MASS

It is so strange to have to celebrate Mass in an empty Church. Nobody ever remembers a time like this and we are looking forward to the easing of restrictions so we will be able to come to Mass in our Church again.

It will be very different as we follow social distancing guidelines and good health and hygiene protocols. This church can normally seat over 1000 people. When we follow 2 meter distance guideline the capacity will be reduced to about 180 people. There are going to be big changes and challenges. We are making our preparations for this so as we can open as soon as the national roadmap allows us to do so. 

We are making an appeal for help.We need many volunteers.We need volunteers to help in the sanitising of the church after each Mass.We need volunteers to act as stewards at the doors of the church and inside.  

If you feel you can help us please let us know. We will put rotas together and it will not be over demanding on anyone.  You can contact us, with your name and contact details by phone or email or at the parish centre. 

We need this help so as to be able to reopen our church for Mass.


NOTICE RE DURROW PATTERN 2020

Due to Covid-19 and in the interest of safety for everyone – The Durrow Pattern Committee have come to the decision to cancel all events for Durrow Pattern 2020.  Anyone who wishes may join in on the Tullamore Webcam or Tullamore Parish Radio for the 10.00am Mass on the 9th June.  We will look forward to meeting everyone again in 2021 PG. Please stay safe and healthy.


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


 CONFESSIONS

None available in the Church until further notice.


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


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

No Baptisms are taking place in the Church at the moment.


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.  


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


MASS INTENTIONS

Mon 1 10.00 Emer Groonell, Clonminch Ave. 1st Ann

Wed 3 10.00 Elsie O’Brien

Thurs 4 07.45 Martina Mooney

10.00 Ann Lawless

Sat 6 10.00 Peg & Paddy Flynn,  47 Clontarf Rd.

        06.30 Declan Touhey, 1st Ann.

Sun 7 08.30 Esther Larkin

10.00 Mary Kate & Peter Duffy

11.30 Leslie Michels nee Wrafter, 1st Ann. & her Parents

DURROW SHARED MASS Sun. 7th, 1:00 pm TULLAMORE:  Maidie Leavy; Berry Family; Tom Walsh & daughter Eithne; Peter & Kathleen Geraghty & Family; Ciss & Mick Garvey; Brian Smyth; Assumpta Geraghty.


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. 


COMMUNITY NOTICES

ST JOSEPH’S NS: 2nd Class from St Joseph's NS would have been receiving their 1st Holy Communion this weekend. This will be celebrated at a later date. Please keep these boys and girls in your prayers as they continue to prepare to welcome Jesus' Eucharistic Body into their hearts and soul. - Fr Fergal (Chaplain).

COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE:  Ph 0818 222 024, Mon-Fri, 8am-8pm.

GROW  Community Mental Health Movement support group, Ph Michelle 0864183805.

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP:  057 9328268.

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICES:  Helpline 9351886.

SEXUAL ABUSE & RAPE CRISIS CENTRE:  Confidential Counselling Service, Helpline 1800323232.

 AWARE:  Support for those who have depression, Ph. 18008048.

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


WHY GO TO CHURCH?

A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday.He wrote: "I've gone for 30 years now, and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons, but for the life of me, I can't remember a single one of them. So, I think I'm wasting my time. The preachers are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all".This started a real controversy in the 'Letters to the Editor' column.

Much to the delight of the editor, it went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher:

"I've been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this: They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today.Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!"When you are DOWN to nothing, God is UP to something!Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible, and receives the impossible!Thank God for our physical and our spiritual nourishment!


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Envelopes €5870

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.


THE MEMORARE

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen


 

 

 

 
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