18 August 2022
Bulletin 20-Feb-04

The Measure of Love

Jesus doesn't ask us to fall in love with our enemies - that would be totally unreal! However, we are challenged to be stubbornly gracious to them; to refuse to repay violence with violence; to be concerned for their welfare. Hatred can be defeated only by love; injury healed only by forgiveness; evil controlled only by goodness. Love creates its own reality, its own force for goodness and is a gift that creates worth in others.

Community Activities

Electronic Noticeboard - community notices: The parish electronic noticeboard in Bridge Shopping Centre, available for notices regarding upcoming community events. Contact Parochial House.
Pioneers: Annual Temperance Sunday Mass, today, Mountbolus, 3pm. Annual Social Fri 27, Bridge House 9pm. Adults €15; students €8. Ph 21313.
Scoil Mhuire: Enrolment for 1st yrs Sat 28, 10.30am-1.00pm; Mon 1st-Fr 5 9.30am-3.30pm. Application forms available Mon 23-Fri 5 from school, during school hours.
Tara: Holiday to Waterford, 4 Apr. Non members welcome. Ph Mary 23978. Scouts: Table Quiz, Wed 25, Old Bond Store Pub, 9pm.
ICA: Craft & social evening, Wed 25, 8pm, Day Care Centre.
Friends of Chernobyl Children: Important meeting, Druids, Mon 23, 8pm. All welcome.
Ready: Thanks to all who supported church gate collection.
CCE: Pub Quiz, Wyers Pub, Thurs 26, 9pm in aid of Offaly Fleadh Cheoil.
Business & Professional Women's Club: International night & talk "Hon Charles Howard Bury and his ascent of Mount Everest", Wed 25, 8pm, Moorhill House. Scoil Mhuire Parent's Assoc: Table Quiz, Court Hotel, Thurs 26, 8pm. €20. OHAS: Illustrated talk, "The Monastic Way" by Darrell Hooper, Thurs 26, 8.30pm, OHAS Bury Quay.
Social Night of ceili & country music, Sun 29, 8pm, Durrow Hall in aid of Offaly Cancer Society.
Emmaus Retreat: Sun 29 10am-5pm incl Mass, St Brendan's Community School, Birr. Bring packed lunch & Bible. All ages welcome. Ph 087-6449031.
Pilgrimages: Medjugorje 16 Apr. Ph 0906481090; Medjugorje 4-11 Oct. Ph Anne 51090/0857236680.
Host Families for French students, July/Aug. Ph 087-2982913.
Mullingar Choral Society annual concert, Sun 29, 8pm, Cathedral.

Parish Information & Support Services - Confidential Phone Line 26604: Monday to Friday 10.00am - 1.00pm; 6.00-8.00pm. (Note change in time).

ACCORD Marriage & Relationship counselling Mon-Fri 9.30am-1.30pm, 41831; 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;
Al-Anon 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;
Grow Thurs 7.30pm Day Care Arden Rd, 51124;
Aware Mon 8.45pm Community Mental Health Centre 1890303302;
Women in Crisis Ozanam House, Mon-Fri 9am-1pm, 51886;
Life Pregnancy Care 7B Cormac St Sat 12-3pm 1850281281;
Breastfeeding Support Group 3rd Thurs, 8pm, Education Resource Centre Hospital. 0502-24317;
Fibromyalgia Group: Last Tues of month, 8pm, Day Care Centre. 22420;
Anew - support group for women with alcohol problems, Wed 8pm, Ofalia House Edenderry, 086-1024743.

Ash Wednesday 25th: Masses at 7.30am; 10.00am and 6.15pm. Prayer service at 1.10pm. Durrow 8.00pm.
Evening Masses for Lent: Tullamore Monday to Friday 6.15pm. Durrow on Fridays at 8.00pm.
Parent Confirmation Nights - Day Chapel 8pm: Monday 23rd Gaelscoil; Thursday 26th Scoil Mhuire.
New Readers Training Course: Monday 1st March, 7.30pm, Parochial House; Monday 8th March, 7.30pm, Church of the Assumption.
Parish Welcome & Information Booklet to be distributed in a number of new housing estates this week. Volunteers welcome to help with distribution. Please leave your name in Sacristy or Parochial House.
Christianity Now - International Environmental Speaker: Columban missionary Fr Sean McDonagh, will speak on "Ecology & Eucharist" Tuesday 24, 8.00pm, Day Chapel. All welcome.
PPC Meeting: Thursday 4th March, 8.00pm, Parochial House.
Lectio Divina/Praying with Scriptures resumes Tues 2nd March, 8.00pm, Church of the Assumption. A good preparation for Lent.

Bulletin notices must be handed in to the Parochial House by Wednesday lunch time. Late notices will be omitted. Only community-based, non-profit making activities can be included.

Mass Intentions: Mon 23: 7.45 John Dowling, Marian Place. 10.00 Martin & Honor Garrett, 17 O'Molloy St.
Tues 24: 10.00 Joe Maher, Benburb St.
Wed 25: 10.00 Hughie Bracken & Bracken Family, Spollenstown. 6.15 Kay Cordon nee Geoghegan.
Thurs 26: 10.00 Margaret Gallagher, Callary St & Meelaghan. 6.15 Michael Dunne, Killiskea.
Fri 27: 10.00 Patrick Meehan. 6.15 Sean Kirwan, Daingean Rd.
Sat 28: 10.00 Alfie Lambe. 7.00 Tommy Finlay, Tinnycross & Molly Waters, Pearse Park. 1st Ann. 8.30 Ann Butler, 9 Clontarf Rd. Mon Mem.
Sun 29: 8.30 Denis Galvin, Connolly Park. 10.00 Patrick Smyth, Rahan Rd. 11.30 FCA. 1.00 Michael Kane, 43 Arden View. Mon Mem.

Durrow: Sun 29 Molly Waters & Tommy Finlay.

Shared Mass: Next shared Mass Sat 20th March, 10am.

Deaths: We offer our sympathy to the families of Tommy Smullen, Whitehall; Teresa McCabe, 18 Park Ave.

If you would like support in your grieving, now or in the future, please ring 26604.

Baptisms: Welcome to the parish community Jack Matthew & Kieran Patrick Flynn, Culleen; Diarmuid Joseph Egan, 162 Arden Vale; Rachel Ellen Egan, Sragh Rd. The pre-Baptism meetings for March are Wednesday 3rd & Wed 17th Mar at 8.30pm in the Parochial House. All parents who wish to have their child baptised in March must attend a meeting. Contact Parish Secretary for details.

 Collections: Plate: Tullamore €4503; Durrow €223. Envelopes: €3187.
Thank you.

Sunday Mass Times:.Vigil: 7.00pm & 8.30pm. Sun: 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 1.00pm.
Durrow: 11.30am

Confessions: Saturdays 12-1pm;3-4pm; 6.30-7pm; 7.45-8.15pm. Eve Holydays 6.30-7pm. 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

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. - Paula Powers

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