26 October 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  

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 29th August 2021

Fr. Joseph Gallagher, P.P., V.G.
Rt Rev Sean Heaney, P.E.
Fr Luke Ohiemi, C.C.
Fr Joe Campbell, C.C.,
Fr. Fergal Cummins C.C.
Fr. Kevin Fleming SSC
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.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

Mark 1:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Certain sections of the Jewish people put great store on the importance of rules and conventions as a measure of the goodness of a person.  Jesus challenges this view.  Where have you seen goodness in unconventional people?  What brought it home to you that being a good person meant more than getting appearances right?

Even fidelity in religious practice is not enough.  ‘This people honours me with their lips, but their heart is far from me’.  How have you experienced the importance of carrying your faith beyond attendance at Mass on Sundays?   When have you seen that in others?  What brought this home to you?

What Jesus seeks are followers whose faith is whole-hearted and warm, people whose religion is not seen primarily in dutiful observance but in enthusiasm for life and care for one another.  It is good to be with them.  Give thanks for the people you know who are like that.

‘It is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come.’  It is also from within that good intentions come.  We have choices.  When have you been faced with the choice between good and evil?  When did you realise the importance of accepting responsibility for your own life and choices?  How has this helped your growth as a person?

John Byrne osa, Intercom July/Aug 21


WHAT’S ON THE INSIDE

‘It’s what’s on the inside that counts.’  How often do we hear this?  Yet we get contradictory messages and we are also bombarded with messages about how we should dress or act, or what is appropriate behaviour.  Rules about outward behaviour govern many aspects of life, from our school and work environments to our churches.

Jesus has something to say about the tension between outward appearances and what’s on the inside.  To the religious authorities who challenge Jesus, outer appearances and traditions are important, and they rebuke Jesus for allowing his disciples to eat with ‘unclean hands’.  However, Jesus explains that it is not external actions that make a person unclean.  It is what’s on the inside that indicates the true nature of our hearts. ‘Lip-service’ is not worth much if our hearts are not in tune with God.  As Jesus puts it, ‘You put aside the commandment of God to cling to human traditions.’

It is an invitation to examine how we put our faith into practice, individually and as a church community.  Which human traditions do we ‘cling’ to?  Do we become so focused on outward rituals that we risk losing sight of the teaching of Jesus and its radical implications?  Do we treat our religious life as checklist of observances, or as a real encounter with Jesus?

‘The words of the Sacred Scripture were not written to remain imprisoned on papyrus, parchment or paper, but to be received by a person who prays, making them blossom in his or her heart.’ (Pope Francis)

Tríona Doherty, Intercom July/Aug 2021      

                


 SPONSORSHIP 

We are hoping, with your help, to raise funds to replace the defibrillator on the Church grounds, which is now obsolete.  In addition to this we hope to provide training on the use of the machine (approximate cost €5000).  Tom Whelan intends to cycle 100km to raise funds for this and would appreciate your sponsorship.  The cycle will take place on 22nd September 2021.


 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

‘Life is like a camera, 

Just focus on what’s important.

Capture the good times,

Develop from the negatives

And if things don’t work out,

Just take another shot.’ - author unknown


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Plate:  Tullamore €1193;   Durrow €83

Envelopes €3277

Thank you for your continued support

 


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM ~ Contact the Parish Secretary.  

BAPTISM

Welcome to God’s Family Ariel Smith, Christopher Martin Cooney & Iarlaith Seán Hensey 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 couple 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 30     10.00 James (Shamie) Cleary, Mon Mem  Brigid & Percy McCabe

Tue 31       7.45 William & Maud Delahunt  Hannah Larkin

Wed 1   10.00 Sam, Cristy & Alan

Thurs 2     7.45  Patrick Daly
                
10.00 Nigel Brennan  Peter & Frances Flanagan & Family

Sat 4         6.30  Christy Martin, Cloncollig, Mon Mem  Denis Hoctor, Mon Mem

Sun 5        8.30  John, Mary & Bridget Gallagher
                10.00 Mary Brigid Harte & Frank McMahon  Eileen, John & Kathleen Butler
                 11.30 Ted O’Brien, 1st Ann  John Maher, 1st Ann
                  1.00 Christina Wrafter, 1st Ann & husband Patrick, New Rd

   

Shared Mass Sat 4, 10am: 
Mathilda, Nicky, Nicky Jnr, Audrie & Billy Kelly; Paddy & Kathleen Larkin; Paddy Berry; Peg Deevy; John Brickland; Maryann & Patrick Daly & Family; Matthew & Kathleen Tyrrell & Mary Kate, Michael, Micky Joe, Anne & Winifred Kelly; James & Margaret McGovern; Stephen Fox; Kieran McDonagh; Tess & Joe Walsh; Andrew Hoctor; John, William & Margaret Boland, Pat & Helen Fitzpatrick & Kathleen & Brendan Kennedy; Anne & Colm Deasy; Fiona Slattery McDonald; John Carroll & Family; Mary & Christopher Whelan & Family; Michael, Mary & Patricia Cully & Family

Durrow Sun 5, 11.30am: 
Patrick & Mary Bracken; Stephen Fox & grandparents Daniel & Mary Fox & Michael & Mary O’Rourke; Fr Arthur & David Waters & Laura Dillon; Joseph, Brian, John & Julia Bermingham & Marian Molloy; John & Elizabeth Roe

       


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of 
Charles McGrath, Liam Flynn, May Flanagan, Eve Barnwell & Sr Ann McGuire.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

REPARATION VIGIL TO THE HOLY FACE OF JESUS, Durrow Church, Tues 31, 7-9.15pm: 7pm  Exposition, devotions & silence; 8pm Benediction; 8.15pm Holy Mass; 8.45pm Short talk followed by Holy Face prayers & general blessing with Holy Face relic.  (50 people max on first come first serve basis) Info: 0852525612, Human Life International Ireland.  Streaming: https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-colmcilles

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL - Support for people in need.  Ph 057 9322072 or 087 755 7294.

OFFALY HOSPICE CHARITY SHOP Tues-Sat, 10.30am-4.30pm, Offaly St.  Donations welcome.  Ph 083 099 4754 for details.

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.

 
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