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.

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SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS 
OF THE GOSPEL (John 14:1-12)

‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God. Believe also in me.’ Trust in another person can help us in difficult times. Remember and give thanks for the people you were able to trust in difficult moments. Remember also when your faith in God helped you through anxious moments. 

Thomas struggled with the desire, which is in all of us, to know the exact destination before we set out. Jesus invites us to make an act of faith and to take one step at a time. Can you recall times when it helped you to take that trusting attitude to life?

Jesus proposed himself to Thomas as the way, the truth and the life. In what ways has Jesus been the way, the truth and the life for you on your faith journey? 

Philip wanted Jesus to give him a glimpse of God and got the surprising answer: ‘Whoever has seen me has seen the Father’. Jesus put a human face on the love of God. He gives us a glimpse of the divine. Who are the people whose love has helped you to believe in the love of God?  To whom have you given an occasional glimpse of the divine?

- John Byrne OSA, Intercom May 2020

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

MASS TIMES - JOIN US ON PARISH WEBCAM

WEEKEND MASSES

Church of the Assumption:  Saturday (Vigil) 6.30pm

Sunday 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am & 1.00p.m

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow:None until further notice.

WEEKDAY MASSES

Monday-Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.00am 

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

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.

SACRAMENTS

CONFESSIONS: None available in the Church until further notice. 

BAPTISMS: No Baptisms are taking place in the Church at the moment. 

MARRIAGE: Large numbers still not allowed in Churches. To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary, Monday-Friday, 9:30am - 5:00pm.  All couples getting married must attend a pre-marriage course.

PARISH COLLECTIONS - THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT

Envelopes €1708

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.

5)  GO FUND ME  <<Click Here>>

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

The parish wishes to thank you most sincerely for your continued support.

Trócaire Boxes can also be left in to Parish Centre, Monday-Friday or to Parochial House.

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. 11th.  
07.45 Michael & Lilly O’Brien, 
Clontarf Rd.
10.00 Dan McGrath

Tues. 12th.
10.00 Ann & John Brazil, Ballydaly

Wed. 13th.
07.45 Our Lady’s Mass
10.00 Alfie Quinn, Marian Place

Thurs. 14th.
07.45 John & Margaret O’Brennan

Fri. 15th.
10.00 Martin Foy

Sat. 16th.
10.00 John Condron
18.30 Maureen Peyton O’Reilly,  Mon Mem; Josephine Bracken, Mon Mem

Sun. 17th.
08.30 Patrick & Molly Cleary Clara Rd., 
Son Noel & grandson Brando.
10.00 John & Esther Lawlor, Marian Place .

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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