14 July 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.

good shepherd   

SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS 
OF THE GOSPEL (John 10:1-10)

In the Middle East, it was the task of the shepherd to find water and pasture and to ensure safety. In your life, who have been the people who nourished you and gave you security? For whom have you done this? How has Jesus been a good shepherd for you?

Important to the shepherd’s ability to give security to the sheep is the fact that he was known and familiar to them. They recognised his voice. Does this resonate in any way with your experience?

We are familiar with the image of Jesus as the shepherd. The imag eof Jesus as the door (or gate) is not so familiar, but is one that merits attention. Jesus presents himself as the door through which we pass and find life. What are the doors through which you have passed and found life: a situation, a place, a book, an experience, a person? For whom have you been a door to a richer life?

- John Byrne OSA, Intercom May 2020

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

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY: There will be no 7:45 a.m. Mass streamed on our webpage on Bank Holiday Monday, 4th. May.

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 €2133

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. 

If you would like to contribute by way of Standing Order instead of weekly envelope, please <<Click Here>> to open the mandate which can then be printed out.

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

IBAN – IE34 BOFI 9019 0987 1557 41

BIC – BOFIIE2D

Please include your email or postal address so that we can acknowledge your donation.

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PARISH BULLETIN BY EMAIL

Tullamore Parish still publishes the weekly Bulletin even though the Church is closed. If you would like to receive it by email, please send your name, email address and the following message to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "Please add my email address to your mailing list for the Parish Newsletter".

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.

MASS INTENTIONS   

Mon. 4th.   10.00    Frances McCormack

Thurs. 7th. 10.00    Kathleen Dunne, O’Molloy St

Fri. 8th.     10.00    Ann Marie Devlin & Michael Hurley

Sun. 10th.   8.30    Michael & Kathleen Clooney  grandson Mark

10.00 Maureen Bracken, 23 CaraigCluain

11.30 Kathleen Brophy nee Lambe, 1st Ann

          Dr Glynn & Ursula Coe, 1st Ann

1.00  Baby Michael James Sweeney, Mon Mem

         Martin McDonagh, Mon Mem

Shared Mass Sat. 9th. 10.00 am:  Alice Murphy; McMahon &Mannion Families, Jimmy & Kathleen Lynch & daughter Sandra, Paddy Mannion & John Cunningham, Matthew & Rita Flanagan; Willie Carroll; James Bracken & Family; Jack, Isabella & Sean Drumm; Marcella McNamara & McHale & McNamara Families; Kathleen & Michael Keane; Ursula Hacker; Tom Kearney; Michael Connolly, Conor Ward; Elizabeth & John McArdle; Frank Cunningham & Fr Michael Conroy; Nellie Scully; Kenneth Keegan & his sister Claire & Pa, Jim, Pat & Mary Molloy; Mary Healy; Kathleen & Paddy Morgan; Christina & Frank O’Brien; Tom & Phyl Gilson; Tim Smollen; Sean Larkin; John & Annie Connolly; Jimmy Dooner; Margaret, William, Sean & Liam O’Reilly & Maeve Shiels.

VOCATIONS SUNDAY

This Sunday, 3rd. May, is Vocations or Good Shepherd Sunday, the dedicated annual day for Catholics around the world to offer special prayers to encourage vocations from families and parishes to the priesthood and to religious life. <<Read More>>

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   

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