27 September 2023
Bulletin 27-02-05

Parish of the Assumption

Tel: 21587/51510/22244/22415 Fax: 51510   
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3rd Sunday in Lent
27th February 2005

Fr. Seán Heaney, P. P.
Fr. Frank MacNamara C.C.
Fr. John Nally C.C.
Fr. Gerry Boyle C.C.
Sr. Genny Hassey
Sr. Margueritta McCarthy

Sunday Mass Times:
Vigil: 7.00pm & 8.30pm; Sun: 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 1.00pm.  Durrow: 11.30am.
Hospital Chapel 
9am Sunday,  9am Friday
Lent Mass Times
Tullamore         Monday to Friday 6.15pm
Durrow      Fridays 8.00pm 
Sat 12-1pm;3-4pm. Eve 1st Fridays 12-1pm; 7.30-8pm.

Mass Intentions: 

Mon 28:
7.45 John O'Connor, Church St; Tom, Michael & Annie Burke, Ballydrohid.  10.00 Edward & Catherine Kelly. 
6.15 Sean Kirwan, Cappincur. 
Tues 1:
7.45 Kathleen Breathnach.
10.00 Bernard, John & Paddy Ward.  6.15 John Coughlan. 
Wed 2:
7.45 Ann & Brigid McDonagh, Cloncollig. 10.00 Thomas & Rebecca Hensey, Offaly St.  6.15 Andrew & Margaret Hogan, Davitt St. 
Thurs 3:
10.00 Margaret Gunning, Church Rd.  6.15 Edward Kelly.
Sat 5:
7.45 May Moore, Convent Rd.  10.00 Kay Cordon, nee Geoghegan.  7.00 Francis (Billy) Dunne. Mon Mem. 
Sun 6: 
8.30 Denis Galvin, Connolly Park. 10.00 Edward Egan.  11.30 Jim Devaney.
Mon Mem.  1.00 Gerald Martin, Daingean Rd. Mon Mem.

Fri 4

Molly Waters & Tommy Finlay. 
Sun 6
John & Margaret Minnock, Kildangan.
Next Shared Mass Sat 12 Mar 10am.

Deaths: We offer our sympathy to the families of
John Bermingham, Ballybought;
Tom Carroll, 11 Callary St;
Johnny Cummins, 81 Thornsbury Est;
Bridget Martin, Callary St. 

If you would like support comfort in your grieving, ph 26604. 

Welcome to the parish community
Sharona Marie Kelly, 2 Eiscir Head Rd;
Andrea Henshaw, Ballybroder;
Max Anthony Mollen 1 Eiscir Head Rd;
Roisin Emilia Brazil, Charleville Rd;
Aaron Patrick Scully, 271 Arden View;
Maria Margaret Connolly, 29 Connolly Park;
Patrick Francis Kavanagh, 2 Charleville Rd;
Kayleigh Ann McDonagh, 29 St Columba's Place;
Una Carol Hughes, 33 Clonminch Wood;
Sasha Louise O'Reilly, 19 Cloncollig. 

It is our policy, in so far as possible, to celebrate Community Baptisms. 
Baptisms are in Tullamore on the 1st Sunday & 3rd Saturday of the month and in Durrow the 2nd Sunday of the month.
Next pre-Baptism meeting - Wed 2 & Wed 16th Mar - 8.30pm, Parochial House. 

All parents who wish to have their child baptised must attend a meeting. 
Contact Parish Secretary for details.

Tullamore €4766; Durrow €286. Envelopes €2394.  Thank you.

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

Parish Activities

As from Tuesday March 1st, a charge of €2 will be made for the use of the Car Park.  This charge will not apply to those attending morning Mass, Weddings, Funerals or on Sundays.  The fee is intended to recoup some of the cost of providing the facility.  The Car Park will be open daily from 7.00am to 11.30pm.  The above charge has been agreed by the PPC and Parish Admin Group.

Service in Day Chapel on Friday 4th at 7.30pm.  All welcome.

The Council wishes at this time to recruit new members, in order to replace those who are due to retire or who have otherwise left the Council.  Membership is open to any parishioner over the age of 18.  Anyone taking up membership of the Council is asked to undertake to serve a minimum of three years.  If you are interested, please hand in your name after Mass in the Sacristy, or to any of the Parish Clergy.

ECUMENICAL LENTEN EVENING PRAYER continues today, Sunday, at 5.30pm in the Presbyterian church.  All welcome.

The next week's of Guided Prayer are 7-12 March and 18-23 April.  If you are interested, contact Sr Margueritta McCarthy, Parochial House.

YOUNG PEOPLE - Do you find Good Friday Boring? 
Then come to a meeting in the Day Chapel to help plan your own ceremony on Tuesday 1st Mar at 7.30pm.
Tuesdays, Parochial House, 8.00pm.

Closed from 11.00am, Monday-Friday.

Community Activities

Marriage Enrichment Course:
5 weeks commencing Tues 5 Apr, 8-10pm.  To book ph Michelle 41831.

Secular Franciscans:
Meeting Tues 1, 7pm, Mercy Convent.  New members welcome.

Colaiste Choilm Parents' Council:
Table Quiz, Wed 2, 8pm, Bridge House.

Alzheimers Society Carers:
Meeting Mon 28 8pm, Bridge House.  Meetings last Monday of every month.

Knights of St Columbanus:
Table Quiz, Wed 2, White House, 8.30pm.

Garden Club:
‘Spring Delight' demo on floral art with Ann Geraghty, Wed 2, 8pm, Bridge House.

Friends of Chernobyl Children:
AGM Tues 1, 8pm, Court Hotel.  All welcome.

Scouts/Cubs: Cubs (8-11) Tues 7-8.30pm;
Scouts (11-16) Fri 7-8.30pm.  Vacancies in Scouts.  Adult help needed, Ph Darren 086-8668330/ Brendan 41268/ Scout Den 51860.

Offaly Network PWDI:
Info night on Aspergers Syndrome Wed 9, 8pm, Moorhill House.  Guest speaker Peadar O'Grady, Consultant Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist.

Regional Tinnitus Support Group:
Meeting Sat 5, 11am-1pm, NAD Office, Laurelle Plaza.

Offaly V Westmeath:
Camogie match in aid of Ballingar Church Rebuilding Fund, Sun 27, 2pm, Ballinagar GAA pitch.

Children of Mary:
Meeting Tues 1, 8pm.

Fr Lorenzo's Pilgrimages:
Fatima 3 May; Lourdes 23 Aug.  Ph 51832/087-6630231.

Breastfeeding Support Group:
Next meeting Wed 16, 8pm, Hospital.

Offaly Women in Crisis:
Fundraiser, Thurs 17, Old Bond Store, Bury Quay.  Traditional music & food. 
Tickets €10.  Ph 51796..

Support Services

Parish Information & Support Services -
Confidential Phone Line 26604: Monday to Friday, 10.00am-1.00pm; 6.00-8.00pm.
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 10am-1pm
or 1850 281281 9am to 9pm every day for the price of a local call

You cannot always have happiness,
but you can always give happiness.

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