13 July 2020
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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 Ascension of the Lord ~ 24th 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.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS
Matthew 28:16-20

Jesus meets the disciples for the last time. His final words give them direction for their future. Perhaps you can recall such parting moments in your own life – leaving home, school, college, or the death of a loved one.Was there an occasion when the words spoken to you gave you direction for the future?

Perhaps you can identify with Jesus in the story, when as a parent, teacher, or in some other way, you sent someone on his/her way in life, knowing that you would not be with him or her as in the past. When did the way you parted help the other to make his or her way in life?

Despite this extraordinary encounter with Jesus, some of the disciples doubted. Dealing with questions and doubt is part of an adult faith journey. How have your questions and doubts helped to shape the faith you have today?

Jesus commissioned this collection of believing and doubting disciples to carry on his work. We inherit that mission today. How do you see yourself as commissioned to continue the mission of Jesus?

Jesus told his disciples that although he would not be physically with them, he would be with them in a new  way right through life. Have there been times when you were reassured bythe love and support of another even though he or she was not physically present with you? What are the things that help you to be aware of the presence of Jesus on life’s journey?

John Byrne OSA, Intercom May 2020


 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 25 10.00 Michael Gallagher

Tues 26 10.00 Nan Gorman, 28 Clontarf Rd

Wed 27 10.00 James, Mary & John Joe Keegan, Tinnycross

Thurs 28 10.00 Jerry Bohane

Fri 29 10.00 Mary Dowling

Sun 31 8.30         Larry & Rose Scully, Tinnycross

10.00 Tom & John Duffy, Convent View


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

 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.

BALLYCOMMON TTC: Friendly Call Service is a FREE telephone support for older people in the community who need someone to check in with them or just want a friendly chat, ph05793-53177

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 


ENDINGS AND BEGINNINGS

Life is full of entrances and exits – we come and go; we arrive and depart; we are born and we die.

In today’s readings we have two stories of Jesus’ final departure – Luke ends his Gospel with the Ascension and opens the Acts also with the Ascension.  Jesus’ return to the Father is the completion of His mission and also marks the start of a new age.  The Ascension is an ending and a beginning.

Jesus had to go before the Holy Spirit comes – His going means the coming of the Spirit.  The disciples must be “clothed with power from on high” and before that can happen, Jesus must go.  The Ascension marks the end of Jesus’ appearances and the completion of His mission.  Now is the time of the Spirit.

That same Spirit empowers us today.  We cannot minister to each other in Jesus’ name except in the Spirit.  With the Spirit we will have life – we will “be clothed with power from on high” and will be able to play our part in the life of the Church.


 DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the family of Paddy Fenning.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Envelopes €3035

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.


 PRAYER OF ST FRANCIS

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;

where there is hatred, let me sow love;

where there is injury your pardon;

where there is doubt, faith;

where there is despair, hope;

where there is darkness, light;

where there is sadness, joy.

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console,

to be understood as to understand,

to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive, 

it is in pardoning that we are pardoned

and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.  Amen.


 

 

 

 
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