08 August 2020
Bulletin 29-August-04

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 22nd Sunday of the Year, 29th Aug 2004


In today's Gospel Jesus is at a meal in the house of one of the leading Pharisees.  He noticed the undignified scramble for places of honour.  Jesus advocates learning humility - not by playing musical chairs at banquets, but by associating with the poor, the crippled and the blind.

The guest list for a party with Jesus is a parable of the Kingdom.  God is the eccentric host who delights in sharing with those always overlooked in a society that scrambles for honour: the legion of crippled who hobble where others hop; the lonely who are never invited anywhere.  The people being led to places of honour in the Kingdom are people who can't return invitations, who are hungry for the food and company that table fellowship can bring.

Jesus' message hugs these people into importance.  He keeps God's preference for the "little" people before us in His teaching.

His love dignifies people - He asks that our love does too.

Parish Activities

Mass Intentions:
Mon 30: 7.45 Bawnie & Jimmy Dolan, Marian Place. 
10.00 John & Alice Gorman, Cappincur. 
Tues 31: 7.45 Flaherty & Fitzwilliam Families. 
Wed 1: 7.45 Jim & Molly Plunkett, Clonminch.  10.00 Dympna Lowbridge, 64 Pearse Park. 
Thurs 2: 7.45 Patrick Daly, Church St. 10.00 Deirdre Wyer, Ballykilmurray. 
Sat 4:  10.00 Kieran McDonagh, 15 O'Molloy St.  7.00 Esther Peck, 3 Kilbride Park, 1st Ann.  8.30 Peter Slattery, Church Rd.  1st Ann. 
Sun 5: 8.30 William Bell, Hophill.  10.00 John Clifford.  11.30 Tess McCabe, Marian Place. 1st Ann.  1.00 William Smyth, Kilbride.  Mon Mem.
Durrow: Sun 5 Cemetery Sunday.

Next Shared Mass Sat 18 Sept 10am.

We offer our sympathy to the family of
William Ralph, Clara Rd. 

Parish confidential listening and information phone line 26604, Mon-Fri 10am-1pm & 6-8pm.

Welcome to the parish community

Jamie Andrew Raleigh, 94 Arden View;
Aisling Anna Prendergast, Rahan Rd;
Conor John Donnellan, 2 Lannello;
Chloe Jane Fogarty, 112 Clonminch Wood;
Ellie Philomena Flanagan, 2 Park Ave;
Tiernan Hugh Bassett, 10 Arbutus Court;
Eadaoin Josie Carroll, 186 Arden View;
Ian Paul Keating, 76 Clontarf Rd;
Grace Amy Keogh, Coolnahiley;
Gearoid Francis Wrafter, Loughaun. 

Next pre-Baptism meeting -
Wed 1st & Wed15th - 8.30pm, Parochial House. 
All parents who wish to have their child baptised must attend a meeting. 
Contact Parish Secretary for details.

Sunday Mass Times:
Vigil: 7.00pm & 8.30pm. 
Sun: 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 1.00pm. 
Durrow: 11.30am.
Saturdays 12-1pm;3-4pm.
Eve 1st Fridays 12-1pm; 7.30-8pm.

Please continue to pray for Fiona Pender, our parishioner who has been missing since 22nd Aug ‘96

Another Great Contribution to Trócaire: Only months after contributing €50,000 to the Lenten Trócaire collection, parishioners came up trumps again with the very generous contribution of €21,200 at last weekend's Masses.  The cheque has been sent to the Trócaire special fund to help the needy people in Sudan.  Thanks again to all.

Cemetery Day in Durrow: 
Next Sunday, 5th, is cemetery day in Durrow. 
Blessing of graves will follow 11.30am Mass.

10th Anniversary Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration:
Thanksgiving Mass, Friday 10th Sept (eve of anniversary), 7.30pm, Church of the Assumption.

Gospel Choir
resumes at 1.00pm Mass, Sunday 12th Sept. 

Community Activities 

Irish Society for Autism:  
Church gate collection this weekend.
Rights for the Elderly'
Voluntary Housing Assoc: Thanks to all who supported recent collection.
Social evening, No 1 Church St, Tues 31, 9pm.  All welcome.  Day trip to Waterford, Sun 12.  To book ph 41485.
Garden Club:
Meeting + guest speaker, renowned gardener Assumpta Broomfield, Wed 1, Bridge House, 8pm.  All welcome.
‘Tribute to Percy French'
with RTE Concert Orchestra, Sun 12, 7.30pm, Court Hotel.  Organised by Lions Club in aid of Laois/Offaly Families for Autism.
Monitoring/alarm systems for elderly:
To avail of this grant aided project, contact Fidelma, Carers Assoc, Patrick St, 22920/22924, as soon as possible.
Adult Ed Classes:
Enrolment,  Adult Ed Centre, O'Connor Sq, Tues 7 6-8.30pm.  Mon-Fri 10am-1pm; 2-5pm; in schools, Mon 13, 7.30pm..
Offaly Pro-Life Campaign
monthly meeting, Bridge House, Wed 1, 8.30 pm.
Durrow Ceili Club:
Set dancing classes, Tuesdays, 9pm, Durrow Hall.
in association with Atlantic Corridor Ireland - Open Evening Tues 7, 7.30pm, Court Hotel, to outline part time courses offered by AIT in Offaly. Ph 0906424558
Tullamore Community Play School:
Reopens Wed 1.
Offaly Hospice Coffee Morning:
Thurs 16.  If interested in hosting, ph 54887.
Keys with ‘M' keyring.  Contact Parochial House.

Beginning the School Year

What will this year bring?  We do not know;
it will likely bring its usual times of work and play, experiences of success and failure, all the things that are part of school life.
It is a new beginning;
the planting of a seed that will grow for a year, the seed of fruit that will blossom in times to come.
It offers new hope;
hope for good work, for successful results, for friendship, for fun, for learning, prayer and fun.
May there be hard work, faith and friendship.
May no one in school be lonely;
may no one be left out in class;
may no one suffer because of how others treat them.
As we begin this year in hope, in prayer and in friendship, may God begin it with us, be with us during it, and successfully bring it to its conclusion.  -
‘Forty Masses with Young People', Donal Neary SJ

Back to School!

Tullamore College:
Tues 31, 1st yrs; Wed 1, TY/5th yrs/LCA; Thurs 2, all students.
Colaiste Choilm:
Wed 1, 1st yrs; Thurs 2, 2nd/5th/TY; Fri 3, all students.
Wed 1, 1st yrs & student council; Thurs 2, 1st/2nd/6th yrs;       Fri 3, 1st-6th yrs; Mon 4, all students incl TY.
Scoil Bhride, Scoil Mhuire, St Joseph's, Scoil Eoin Phoil II:
Wed 1.

Support Groups

Parish Information & Support Services -
Confidential Phone Line 26604: Monday to Friday, 10.00am-1.00pm; 6.00-10.00pm.
ACCORD Marriage & Relationship counselling Mon-Fri 9.30am-1.30pm,  41831; 
Lucia Counselling Service for those with mental illness  Helpline 1890621631
Suicide Bereavement Support - group sessions for family members or friends - if interested ph Rita 086-8157320;
CIC Mon-Fri 10am-12.30pm, 2-4pm, Sat 10-12 ,52204;
Epiplepsy Assoc Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm 28631;
AA Mon, Thurs,
Sat Mercy Convent 8.30pm;

Thurs 8.30pm, 17 Chapel St.  01-8732699;
Vincent De Paul 22072;
Dochas - Cancer Info & Support Drop in centre 12 Henry St, Mon/Wed/Fri 10.30am-12.30pm 28268
Sexual Abuse & Rape Counselling
Mon-Fri 10am-2pm, Mon 8-10.30pm. 1800323232;
Women in Crisis Ozanam House, Mon-Fri 9am-1pm, 51886;
Grow Thurs 7.30pm Day Care Arden Rd, 51124;
Aware Mon 8.45pm Community Mental Health Centre 1890303302;
Breastfeeding Support Group 3rd Thurs, 8pm, Education Resource Centre Hospital. 0502-24317;

Fibromyalgia Group:
Last Tues of month, 8pm, Day Care Centre. Helpline 1800201068 Tues 10am-12 only;

Anew -
support group for women with alcohol problems, Wed 8pm, Ofalia House Edenderry, 086-1024743
Mabs: Free and confidental, phone 23211
Meditation: Mon, Marian Hostel, 7.45pm.
Pregnant, Worried ?
Life Pregnancy Care 7B Cormac Street Tullamore
Drop in every Saturday 12-3pm
or 1850 281281 9am to 9pm every day for the price of a local call
more details

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