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  

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 6th 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.


BANK HOLIDAY MASS TIMES
Monday 7th is a Bank Holiday.  There will be one Mass only at 10.00am.

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

Matthew 14:12-16, 22:26

The symbolic gesture of breaking and sharing bread and sharing the cup, that Jesus made at the Last Supper, symbolised the offering of himself that he would make on Calvary, giving his life for others.  Sometimes we also are called to give our lives for others.  We can do this grudgingly or with a generous heart.  What difference has it made for you when you were able to give yourself freely?

In his encyclical letter Deus Caritas Est Pope Benedict XVI wrote, ‘A Eucharist which does not pass over into the concrete practice of love is essentially fragmented’.  What has helped you to be aware of the importance of the link between the Eucharist and your lifestyle?

Jesus involved his disciples both in the preparation for the Last Supper and in its celebration.  Recall times when you had a heightened awareness of participation and involvement in the Mass.  What helped to give you this awareness?  Are there lessons from these special experiences that you can bring with you to the routine Sunday Mass?

John Byrne osa, Intercom June 2021


DURROW PATTERN 2021

The Pattern Mass will be on Wednesday 9th at 11.30am in Durrow Church.  If you were unable to get a ticket to attend, please join us on Durrow Church webcam.  Go to www.tullamoreparish.ie and click on Durrow webcam in the menu.

Other links of interest:

Colmcille 1500 Zoom Lecture – “St Columba, founder of Durrow Abbey” by Brian Lacey, Wed 9th, 7.30pm.                Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for link
Facebook – Durrow High Cross – St Colmcille 1500
Twitter – Durrow High Cross @Durrow High


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Plate:  Tullamore €1327; Durrow €129

Envelopes €3435

Thank you for your continued support


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 

It is not the mountains we conquer, but ourselves.  Sir Edmond Hillary


“HE HAS GONE OUT OF HIS MIND”

In the Gospel we read that Jesus has returned home and causes quite a commotion on his arrival.  Word about this healer and teacher has gotten around, the crowds have gathered, and the religious leaders are not happy.  Jesus’ growing popularity has started to upset daily life for his family to the point where ‘they could not eat’.  In an effort to protect their son and their brother, Jesus’ family try to explain away his ‘unruly’ behaviour.  They tell the crowd and the religious leaders that Jesus does not mean what he says, he has simply ‘gone out of this mind’.  In their view, things have gone too far.  Jesus was preaching a message that seemed radical to many.  He knows that bringing about God’s dream for the world involves speaking out and behaving in ways that are counter cultural.  The religious leaders go so far as to say that Jesus was possessed by a demon.  It was their way of ‘explaining away’ someone that they could not cope with, someone who was challenging their systems and practices.  We can think of those in society today who are ‘explained away’; those whom society wishes would stop speaking out because it is uncomfortable to listen to.  Name-calling is often a last resort when institutions or ‘powers’ are disgruntled.  The young climate activist, Greta Thunberg, know this well.  Following taunts by Presidents and Fossil Fuel executives towards her, she famously said, ‘When the haters go after your looks and differences, it means they have nowhere to go … and then you know you’re winning’.

The end of the Gospel is troubling as Jesus seems to dismiss his mother, his brothers and sisters.  But Jesus’ mission is now wider than his immediate family.  It is not that he no longer cares for them, God’s vision and Jesus’ vision for this world are now one.  As sometimes happens in life, we have to let go of certain things in order to follow our true path.

Jane Mellett, Intercom June 2021


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Contact the Parish Secretary.  

BAPTISM

 Welcome to God’s Family Darragh Hoey, Matthew Jack Douglas, Érin Martin, Matthew Osazuwa Liam Isaac Ihaza, Stephanie Marie Ward, Michael Wayne McDonagh & Eva Anne Bermingham 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 0579341831 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 7      10.00  Mary Kate & Peter Duffy 
                         Dolores Garry, Garry & Coughlan 
Families

Tues 8       7.45 Annie & Bob Vicars, Park Ave              
                10.00 John Cunningham

Wed 9       7.45 Tom Griffin, Mon Mem               
              10.00 Sr Josephine (Maidie O’Brien), 
Ballinamere

Thurs 10  10.00 John Mannion 
                         Laurence, Patrick & Annie Nicholson

Fri 11 10.00 Quinn Family, O’Molloy St
Jimmy Dunne

Sat 12 10.00 James & Agnes Flynn  
            6.30 Ger Doyle, Mon Mem

Sun 13 10.00 Brendan Keeley
           11.30 Catherine Healy, 1st Ann 
 
            1.00 Nell Love, Mon Mem 


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Marie McDonald, Noel Daly & Michael Daly.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL  - Support for people in need.  Ph 0579322072 or 0877557294.

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  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 LIBRARY Browse by Appointment service.  0579346832 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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