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

25th September 2022  ~ 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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, 

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.


RICH MAN, POOR MAN

Today’s Gospel presents us with contrast.  On one hand we have a person of wealth and privilege, and on the other there is Lazarus, a poor jejected beggar, hungry and ignored.  It is a “rich man, poor man” scenario.

However, in today’s world there are similar contrasts.  There are the healthy, able-bodied, intelligent people – people of privilege, and in contrast there are people who have serious chronic illnesses, physical and intellectual disabilities.  There are people who have good secure employment, who have homes, and a sense of  belonging in a place.  There are others who have no work, no homes, who are immigrants and who may never get to feel that they belong here.

What is this parable about?  Perhaps we might consider that Lazarus represents more than the financially poor in society and that the rich man is nameless because he represents you and me.  Whare are we dong to ease the burden of those who are poor, sick, disabed, in flight from their countries, on the margins of our society?  Are we ignoring them as the rich man ignored Lazarus?  Are we prejudiced against them?

The lesson of the parable might be that we should recognise the present-day replicas of Lazarus in our socety, and love them as our neighbours, as much as we love ourselves.


WE NEED YOU – LAST CALL

We are looking for people to help out as Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, members of hospitality/welcoming group,Plate Collectors & Music Ministry in the Church. So why not put your name forward to play a part in your Parish. 

Forms are available in the Church. Please complete and return to the Sacristy or the Parish Centre. We also thank all of you who already help us in any way.


FAMILY MASS

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


THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT

Growing up in Nigeria and going to the seminary to train for the priesthood, I heard a lot about Ireland, and knew a bit about the land of St. Patrick. But I never knew there was any place called Tullamore on the map of the world. Yet providence and the mission of Christ led me to find a home amongst you in the last six years. Sharing the mission of Christ with you, I learnt, I made some mistakes and grew.

Thank you for every encouragement, support and kindness. I will forever carry Tullamore in my heart because you have become a part of my history. Keep me in your prayers as I do same with you. Thank you! 

Fr. Luke.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH LENS OF THE GOSPELS

LUKE 16:19-31

The first of the faults attributed to the rich man is his insensitivity to the abject poverty of those around him. When have you discovered that it is when you are aware of the needs of those around you and seek to make some response that you bring out the best in yourself?

The second fault attributed to the rich man is the way he ignored the word of God coming through Moses and the prophets. How have the gospels, the scriptures or your faith opened you up to a deeper and more satisfying perspective on life?

Some people look to the spectacular for a sign of God’s presence and action. For Jesus the lessons we need are not to be sought in the spectacular, but in the ordinary things of everyday life. Where have you found reminders of God’s presence in the world around you?

‘An authentic faith – which is never comfortable or completely personal – always involves a deep desire to change the world, to transmit values, to leave this earth somehow better that we found it … All Christians, their pastors included, are called to show concern for the building of a better world.’ (Pope Francis, Evangeliigaudium, The Joy of the Gospel, No. 183)

John Byrne, Intercom Sept 2022


IRISH BLESSING FOR THOSE WHO ARE FORCED TO LEAVE HOME ON THIS WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS & REFUGEES

The love and affection of the angels be to you; the love and affection of the saints be to you; the love and affection of heaven be to you, to guard and cherish you.

May God shield you on every step, may he aid you on every path, and may he hold you safe on every slope, on every hill and on every plain, on the earth and on sea until it is safe to go home again.


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Baptisms take place monthly on thefirst 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 providecouple 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 26     10.00    Mary-Kate, Patrick, Michael, Tom  & Cecilia Mahon

Tues 27    10.00    David Costello, MonMem

                             Sylvia Ryan, Arden View

Wed 28    10.00    Gerry Keeley

Thurs 29  10.00    Michael Snr& Michael Jnr Leahy

                10.00    Brigid& Percy McCabe

Fri 30         7.45   Leahy, Prenderville&O’Mahoney Families

                10.00    Katie Marie Leigh

Sat1          10.00   Pat Westman, 9 Connolly Park

                             Robert & Mary Westman, Josephine & Myra Bracken, Jack & Nell McCormack & Margaret Bryant

                  6.30    Noel ‘Casey’ Dolan, 1st Ann

                             John Gorman, 1st Ann

Sun  2         8.30   Thomas Hogan & Family, Cappincur

                 10.00   Michael & baby Patrick McDonald & Family, Ballycowen

                             Mary White, 15 Convent View

                 11.30   Mary Finn, Mon Mem

Durrow Shared Mass Sun 2, 11.30am:  Patsy Keeney; Derek Weir; Hugh Twomey; John Twomey; Tony Johnston; J.J. Healion; Paddy Lynam


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s Family Damien Kai Dunne-Goulding, Billy Michael Fox, Oisín Leigh Vincent Hiney, Miami Leigh Sweeney, Freya Nicole Brennan O’Neill, Matthew Johnny Feery & Theresa Saneesh who were baptised recently.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Kathleen Kilroe, Martin Rickard, Frank Condron, John Harte & Tom Fleming who died recently.


COLLECTIONS

Plate: Tullamore €2402; Durrow €375; Envelopes €2241

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 BroJohnson, Wed 5 Oct, 2-5pm, Day Chapel.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION 28th ANNIVERSARY MASS:  Mass of Thanksgiving, Fri 30, Day Chapel, 7.30pm.

REMEMBRANCE SERVICE: Laois/Offaly Specialist Palliative Care Team join with bereaved families & friendsto remember all those who have died since 2019, SS Peter & Paul’s Church, Portlaoise, Fri 30, 7.30pm,.

MEDITATION:  Wednesdays, 7pm, Parish Centre.

OFFALY NETWORK OF OLDER PEOPLE POSITIVE AGEING WEEK: Fashion Show in aid of Family Carers, Tullamore Court Hotel, Mon 26, 7pm. Admission €15.

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

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICES: Aadvice 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, 

SMA:  SMA Family Vocations Crusade Mass, Thurs 29, 7pm, Day Chapel, Tullamore Church.  All are welcome. 

BUSY BEES PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP: Tues 10am- 12noon, Presbyterian Church (top of High Street).  €3 per family.Details fromRhona on 085 143 5801.

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

 
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