26 September 2020

A prayer at this time of coronavirus

Jesus Christ, you are our refuge from one generation to the next. 

Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of this virus, 
that we may experience your healing presence.

Heal those who are sick with the virus. 

Heal us from our fear and worry.

Stay by our side in this time of uncertainty.

Be with those who have died. May they be at rest in your eternal peace.

Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals. 
May they know your inspiring presence.

Be with us that we may act with care.

Be with the leaders and those who have responsibilities. Give them the wisdom and insight to make good decisions. 

Be with us in our time of need, calm our anxieties 
and bring Your healing and peace.

Amen.

Emmaus   

SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS 
OF THE GOSPEL (Luke 24:13-35)

Jesus joined the despondent disciples and listened to them.  “We had hoped…”  When you have been upset or disappointed, who has joined you along the road?  To whom have you been able to pour out your heart?  Who was a ‘Jesus person’ to you, listening to you in respectful silence?  To whom have you been a Jesus person? 

Jesus then helps them to see things in another light, by opening the scriptures to them.  When did you have the experience of finding your heart ‘burning within you’ with new hope for the future?  Who or what helped you to change after a setback? 

The disciples invite Jesus to join them at the table; then there follows a recognition of who he is.  We meet many people on the road of life.  Usually we meet and pass on.  Occasionally we meet someone whom we invite into our homes, into our hearts, in a deeper way.  In what way, in such relationships, have you experienced the presence of God or of Jesus?

After Jesus had gone, the disciples went to bring the good news to others.  When have you met others who told you what happened to them along their road?  What effect did this sharing have on you?  When have you done this with others?  When was such a conversation ‘good news’ for you or others? 

- John Byrne OSA, Intercom April 2020

THE CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION IN TULLAMORE
WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

PARISH CENTRE

The Parish Centre is closed to the public.  However, if you want to drop in anything or get a mass card, ring doorbell and we will look after you at the door.  You can also phone us on 0579321587.  Thank you for your understanding.

PARISH COLLECTIONS - THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT

Envelopes €1716

You can donate to the parish in a number of ways:- 

1) Parish Envelopes, Cash or cheque donations can be left into the Parish Centre or Parochial House. 

2) Credit card donations can be made by phoning the parish office at 057-9321587 

4) Credit Transfer to Tullamore Parish Account.

Bank of Ireland, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

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RELIGIOUS SERVICES ON RTÉ

Mon. - Fri.: 10:30 a.m. RTÉ News Now broadcasts Mass from Letterkenny.  RTÉ News Now can be received on Saorview channel 21; Virgin Media 200; Sky 521; Eir 500 and on the RTÉ News Now App.

COVID-19 COUPLES & RELATIONSHIPS SUPPORT LINE

If you need to speak to an experienced Couples & Relationships counsellor during this time of unprecedented stress and pressure on family life . . . 
Contact:01 531 3331, 9.00 am - 8.00 pm, Monday to Friday.
All calls charged at local rate.

LOCAL AUTHORITY COVID-19 HELPLINE 1800-818181

A dedicated community support helpline has been established in Offaly County Council to assist at risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports and advice during the current public health emergency. The confidential free phone line service 1800-818181 and email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it is being established by the new COVID-19 Offaly Community Response Forum, which includes over a dozen agencies and organisations. The helpline is focused primarily on ensuring that vulnerable members of the community or those living alone can access deliveries of groceries, medicine and fuels. The role of the Forum is to ensure that there is a co-ordinated community response and to enable all voluntary statutory agencies to collaborate in support of our communities and particularly of our most vulnerable members. The line is operated from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 7 days a week.

DURROW SHARED MASS   

Intentions to be offered at 11:30 a.m. Mass in Tullamore Church, Sunday 3rd. and can be followed on webcam:  Anne Marie Buggy; Paddy & Pauline Kilroe& daughter Bernie Rickard; John & Mary Murray & Family; Joe Heffernan; Thomas & Margaret Sullivan; John, Jenny & James Donoghue & Family; Jim & Nan Donoghue & Murray Family. again.

PRAYERS & OTHER RESOURCES

Prayer to be preserved from contagious diseases:
St Roch pray for us. O God, who through an Angel promised St Roch that those who invoke His name or seek His intercession will be preserved from all dangers and contagious diseases. Grant that through His intercession we may be preserved from this present danger. We ask this through Christ our Lord
The Diocese of Meath has published some prayers and other resources which you may find useful or comforting at this time. <<Click Here>> to access the document
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HOPE AND CONSOLATION   

Poem

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. [Joseph Campbell]

Perpetual  Adoration
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