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.

Ascension   

SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS 
OF THE GOSPEL (Matthew 28:16-20)

Jesus meets the disciples for the last time. His final words give them direction for their future. Perhaps you can recall such parting moments in your own life – leaving home, school, college, or the death of a loved one. Was there an occasion when the words spoken to you gave you direction for the future?

Perhaps you can identify with Jesus in the story, when as a parent, teacher, or in some other way, you sent someone on his/her way in life, knowing that you would not be with him or her as in the past. When did the way you parted help the other to make his or her way in life?

Despite this extraordinary encounter with Jesus, some of the disciples doubted. Dealing with questions and doubt is part of an adult faith journey. How have your questions and doubts helped to shape the faith you have today?

Jesus commissioned this collection of believing and doubting disciples to carry on his work. We inherit that mission today. How do you see yourself as commissioned to continue the mission of Jesus?

Jesus told his disciples that although he would not be physically with them, he would be with them in a new way right through life. Have there been times when you were reassured by the love and support of another even though he or she was not physically present with you? What are the things that help you to beaware of the presence of Jesus on life’s journey?

- John Byrne OSA, Intercom May 2020

THE CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION IN TULLAMORE
IS OPEN DAILY FOR PRIVATE PRAYER

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 €3035

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 or into the White Collection Box at the Harbour Street entrance to the Church. 

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

3) Standing Orders can be set up.  please <<Click Here>> to open the mandate which can then be printed out.

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) Directly by clicking on the "Donate" button at the top of this page.

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.

GO FUND ME APPEAL

As our new "Donate" facility is now operational we have decided to remove the link to the "Go Fund Me" appeal. While in operation the appeal raised over €1,500.00 towards Parish Funds. We are truly grateful to all who subscribed so generously in the current difficult circumstances. 

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. 25th 10.00 Michael Gallagher

Tues. 26th 10.00 Nan Gorman, 28 Clontarf Rd

Wed. 27th 10.00 James, Mary & John Joe  Keegan, Tinnycross

Thurs 28th 10.00 Jerry Bohane

Fri.    29th 10.00 Mary Dowling

Sun.  31st   8.30 Larry & Rose Scully, Tinnycross

       10.00 Tom & John Duffy, Convent View

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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