27 November 2022
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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

2nd October 2022  ~ 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Gallagher, P.P., V.G.
Rt Rev Sean Heaney, P.E.
Fr. Joe Campbell, C.C.,
Fr. Fergal Cummins, C.C.
Fr. Damian Budau, C.C
Sr. Margaret Burke.

GET IN TOUCH

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, Tullamore, 

Office Hours:  Mon-Thurs, 9.30-1; 1.30-5pm.  

Phone: 0579321587 
Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Web: www.tullamoreparish.ie

Reception service Friday, 9.30-5.  

Priest available for emergencies 24 hours daily.

Meeting Rooms available:  Contact Administrator for details of availability, rates, etc.

Teas after 10.00am Mass Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

Bereavement Listening Support:  Ph 0579326604.


WEEKEND MASSES

Church of the Assumption:(Vigil) 6.30pm

Sunday 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am & 1.00pm

Durrow:  Sunday 11.30am

WEEKDAY MASSES

Monday-Friday 7.45am, 10.00am

Saturday 10.00am 

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

JOIN US ON PARISH WEBCAMS ON PARISH WEBSITE.

CONFESSIONS

Saturday 2.00-3.00pm in the Day Chapel.


A SPARK OF FAITH

‘If you start thinking that only your biggest and shiniest moments count, you’re setting yourself up to feel like a failure most of the time.’ (Chris Hadfield)

A question: do you feel that your faith is strong enough?  I’d hazard a guess that for many of us the answer is no. Faith can be a fragile thing. It changes throughout our lives. It is tested and it wanes and wobbles at times, particularly when we go through periods of pain or loss.

A lot of the time we feel like we could be doing better – we should be spending more time in prayer, meditating on the Scriptures, making more effort to put the Gospel into action in our families and in our communities. No matter what stage we’re at in our faith journey, there is room for improvement; God always wants to draw us closer to him.

There is a great image of hope in today’s Gospel. The mustard seed brings to mind something that is tiny, weak and insignificant. But Jesus says that if our faith is even the size of a mustard seed, we are capable of great things!  God grows strength out of weakness. Once we have a small spark of faith in our hearts, it can grow into something strong. If we nourish it, turn to God more often, make more space for him in our daily routine, wonderful things will follow.

Find that spark, and let it shine!

Jane Mellett, Intercom October 2019


ENROLMENT FOR FIRST COMMUNION

Enrolment for First Communion will take place at Masses next weekend:

St Joseph’s Saturday 8th, 6.30pm;

Gaelscoil Eisicr Riada & Ballinamere, Sunday 9th, 10.00am;

Scoil Bhride, Scoil Mhuire, Parish School, Sunday 9th, 11.30am;

Durrow Sunday 9th, 11.30am (Durrow Church).


FAMILY MASS

The Family Mass has resumed in the Day Chapel, Sundays, at 10.00am.


YOUTH 2000

Youth 2000 weekly prayer meeting resumes on Thursday 6th from 7.00-8.00pm in our Day Chapel. Tea & chat in our Parish Centre from 8.00-8.30pm. For 18-35 year olds.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH LENS OF THE GOSPELS

LUKE 17:5-10

Faith can move mountains ... well it can certainly get us moving.  Recall a time when you were full of self-doubt, skepticism about a project, or lacking trust in God.  What was that like?  Contrast this with times when you believed in yourself, or in the value of a project you had undertaken, or when your faith and trust in God was strong.  What kind of faith have you found enriched your life?

Faith is like a mustard seed, small, and sometimes we may be tempted to wait till our faith grows.  Part of the message in the Gospel is to use the faith we have, even though it is small.  That is how we grow in belief in ourselves and in God’s presence in our lives.  Does your experience back this up?

It is nice when what we do is recognised and acknowledged, but the desire for recognition leaves us vulnerable.  It is not always forthcoming.  It can be helpful if our main motivation in doing something is the value of the action itself.  Have you experienced this?

Love is a free gift.  What is given lovingly is not given because of a claim.  What is your experience of the freedom of love given and received?

John Byrne OSA, Intercom October 2022


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

God helps us to face the music, even when we don’t like the tune.


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Baptisms take place monthly on the first Sunday in Tullamore, second Sunday in Durrow, third and fourth Saturday in Tullamore.  Contact the Parish Secretary.


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 couple and relationship counseling In-Person and Online in Tullamore. Phone 057 9341831 or 0864669926 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 organizations & clubs included


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


MASS INTENTIONS

Mon    3       7.45  Vincent Ryan

                 10.00  John & Kevin O’Brien  

Tues    4    10.00  Michael & Annie White, Pearse Park

Wed    5    10.00  Trevor Cutler, 52 Pearse Park

                            Mary, Brigid & Kevin Kelly

Thurs  6      7.45  Our Lady’s Mass

                 10.00  Christy & Laura Farrington

Sat       8     6.30  Billy Cronly, Mon Mem

     ................. Mairéad Phelan, 1st Ann

Sun      9     8.30  Seamus Carroll

                 10.00  Joe Pyke & Family, Moylena

                            Andrew Leavy

Sat 8, Shared Mass, 10am:  Philly & Ann Deevy; Eileen Bracken, Gallagher & Bracken Families; Sr Catherine Cronly; Mary & Colm McEvoy; Bridget & Jackie McNair; Mary Kate & Michael Heffernan; Timmy Connolly & Phil Madden; James, Elizabeth & Rosaleen Buckley; Bill & Annie Dowling; John Galvin & Margaret Cunningham; Anne Hammett, Kelly Family & Laurie Jaffrey; Jack & Elizabeth Hensey & Family, Larry, Peter & Angie Rigney; Jim & Mary Vickers; Vincent Grogan; Bridget Horan, Lynam & Horan Families; Mairead Phelan; Patrick, Mary & Joseph Fogarty; Bernard & Delia Colgan; Gerard Galvin; Patrick & Josephine Kavanagh; Cunningham Family; Tess Burke.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s Family Danny Des Dowling, Patrick Jackson McDonagh, Millie Kate Cleary, Luke Thomas Sweeney, Ronan Eamon Power & Jared Francis Sherlock who were baptised recently.


COLLECTIONS

Plate: Tullamore €3114; Durrow €295; Envelopes €2388

Thank you for your continued support.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

HEALING THROUGH SCRIPTURE:  Understand and Unlock the Treasures of God's Holy Word with Catholic Lay Preacher Bro Johnson, Wed 5 Oct, 2-5pm, Day Chapel.

KNOCK PILGRIMAGE: Sun 9.  Bus €15 return, from Parochial House, 9.30am.  To book ph PJ 0876386270

MEN’S ROSARY: Sat 8, 1.15pm, Our Lady’s Statue, Church grounds.

OFFALY DEMENTIA CAFÉ: 1st Mon monthly, Bridge House, 10.30am; guest speaker this week Christine Marten, from ALONE.  Presented by Alzheimer’s Assoc.

READY:  Dinner Dance, Sunday 9, 7pm, Town House.

BOWLS CLUB:  Commencing, Charleville Centre, Mon 3, 7.30pm.  New members welcome, just drop in.

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICES:  For advice and support call 0579351886 or 0860419154.  

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Mon–Fri, 9.30-5pm. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 0579328268, 

SECULAR FRANCISCANS: Meeting Tues 4, 7pm, Mercy Convent.  New members welcome.

AA:  Offaly House, Offaly St, Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat 8.15pm; Tues, Wed, Fri 1pm; Sun 12noon & 8.15pm.

AL-ANON, Thurdays, 8pm, Darmagh Community Centre, Tihilly, Lanello, Clontarf Rd.

EXHIBITION “THREE TWENTY ONE” by James Crombie for Offaly Down Syndrome Assoc, Tullamore Library, 4-7 Oct.  

ALONE support line for older people.  Ph 0818 222 024, 8am-8pm daily.

OFFALY HOSPICE CHARITY SHOP: Opening hours Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, Main St. (opposite Lidl)

MEATH DIOCESE PIONEERS:  Afternoon of Prayer & Reflection, St Colmcille's Church, Kells, Sun 9, 2.30- 5pm.

 
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