29 July 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  

8th Sunday of Easter ~ 23rd May 2021

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  

GET IN TOUCH

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, Tullamore

Phone: 057 9321587

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-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.


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 BOTH IN DURROW & TULLAMORE.

CONFESSIONS

Saturday 2.00-3.00pm in the Day Chapel

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

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 057 9341831 or www.accord.ie.  ACCORD also provide marriage 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  


THE SPIRIT WILL GUIDE
In the Gospel, we see that Jesus is comfortable with an element of mystery.  Speaking to the disciples before his arrest, Jesus is preparing them for the gift of the Spirit.  The word he often uses is ‘Advocate’, meaning helper or comforter, indicating the disciples will not be left to struggle on alone. We hear Jesus say that the complete truth is too much for the disciples now.  The mysteries of his life, death and Resurrection, and the implications for his followers – all will become clearer in due course. The Spirit will guide you, he says. Not everything is revealed at once.
Then in our first reading from Acts, we recall the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, just as Jesus promised.  The disciples are gathered together when they have a powerful experience of the Holy Spirit, urging them out into the streets, proclaiming the Good News.  The time has come.  They must have remembered Jesus’ promise then, finally understanding what he meant when he said the Spirit would lead them, when the time was right.
The Spirit is still at work in our world.  As our journey continues – as humanity, as church, as individuals – the Spirit unveils God’s message for our place and time.  The Spirit is that life-giving force that animates our world, inspiring and energising us.  Our task is to listen, to be awake to the many ways God speaks to us and calls us into the life of God.
‘I have always pleaded for a deep listening to the voice of the artist in our midst, and also to the supreme artist who tries to lead us to completion, the Holy Spirit of God.’ (Mark Patrick Hederman)

Tríona Doherty Intercom May 2021


CHRISM MASS

The Chrism Mass will take place in Mullingar Cathedral on Thursday 27 May at 7.00pm.  As numbers will be limited due to Covid-19 restrictions, admission will be by ticket only for members of the faithful so that we avoid the situation of having to turn people away on the night.   If you wish to attend, contact the Diocesan Office ph 044 9348841 / email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it before Friday 21st May.  Tickets will be posted to you directly. 


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

John 15:26-27, 16:12-15

Jesus recognized that his disciples were not capable of taking in everything at once.  Wisdom about life comes slowly and sometimes painfully.  Hearing the ‘right’ answer at the ‘wrong’ time does not help us.  We need to be ready and open to receiving the truth if it is to have any impact.  Perhaps you can recall some occasions when it was the ‘right’ time for you to learn a truth about life.  Remember your experiences of growth in understanding.

The Spirit can guide us to understanding in different settings. Understanding may have come to you when you were praying or reflecting on your life.  Perhaps the Spirit guided you through the words of someone close to you, or through the words and actions of people you read about or saw on TV.  Remember and give thanks for the people who have helped you to greater wisdom in life.

The Spirit also speaks to us through ‘the signs of the times’.  The church has lived through a troubled decade or two, and society has been through a turbulent year with the pandemic.  How do you think the Spirit is speaking to us at this time?

Wisdom is handed on from person to person, and from generation to generation, within families, within communities, etc.  Are there any particular gems of wisdom that you cherish from what has been handed on to you?  What wisdom would like most of all to pass on to those close to you?

John Byrne osa, Intercom May 2021


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Plate:  Tullamore €1294; Durrow €180

Envelopes €2136

Thank you for your continued support 


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”.  Jeremiah 29:11


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 24 7.45           Brigid & Frank Cunningham

                                 Michael & Elizabeth Dowling

10.00         Christy & Mary Larkin, Ballydaly

Tues 25 10.00 John & Margaret O’Brennan

Wed 26 10.00 Peter & Winifred Moran

Thurs 27 10.00 Jerry Bohane

Sat 29 10.00 Declan Touhey

               6.30 Brigid Caryle nee Hogan, Mon Mem

Sun 30     8.30 Patrick & Molly Cleary, Clara Rd

                               Noel & Brando Cleary, Cleary & Clavin Families

10.00 James Beatty, 1st Ann

11.30 Thomas Murray, 1st Ann & Murray Family

            1.00 Sean Sullivan, 1st Ann

All Masses can be viewed on Parish Webcam


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the family of Nell Love.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

C.N.G PILGRIMAGE MASS:  Live Stream from Knock Basilica, today, Sun 2, 2.30pm.

MIDLANDS HOSPICE BUILDING FUNDRAISER VALENTINE 100K passing through town 23rd at approx 11.30am. Please donate what you can on https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/11394716_valentine-s-100km-run-s-page.html. All support appreciated.

ACCORD is currently recruiting volunteers to train as marriage preparation course facilitators. Contact Aisling on 01 5053112 or by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Closing date for receipt of registration of Interest is Friday May 28.

MABS: Helpline 0761 07 2000 Mon to Fri 9am - 8pm.

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.

TULLAMORE LIBRARY Browse by Appointment service.  Ph 057 9346832 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or by booking a slot on our website. Contact & Collect service, https://www.offaly.ie/Libraries/

 

 
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