26 September 2020

 

Pentecost Landscape

Scripture tells us that while the apostles were at prayer with Mary, suddenly there was a roaring wind and the Holy Spirit descended on them in the form of tongues of fire.  It gave these timid and frightened men the courage to rush into the street and fearlessly preach the word of God to everyone they met.  At that moment the church was born.  This has not been a once off happening.  Ever since, the Holy Spirit has been a permanent presence and a strength in guiding and directing the beginning of the church.

This feast brings home to us that God calls us to a deeper relationship with him and wants us to share his life.  It is an invitation to enkindle the fire of love and to stir up the grace of our Baptismal calling.

There are times when we stand in need of the help of the Holy Spirit whose presence will make a difference to our thinking.  The power of the Spirit will come if we ask him.  It is for us to leave the door of our hearts open to invite him in.

With this feast we celebrate the first Birthday of the Church because it was on the first Pentecost Sunday that the infant Church too on its missionary role. 

The Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen

 

WHEN THE CHURCH RE-OPENS

There are going to be big changes and challenges. We are making our preparations for this so as we can open as soon as the national roadmap allows us to do so. 
<<Please Read on..>>

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION - ST. JOSEPH'S N.S.

2nd. Class from St Joseph's N.S. would have been receiving their 1st. Holy Communion this weekend. This will be celebrated at a later date. Please keep these boys and girls in your prayers as they continue to prepare to welcome Jesus' Eucharistic Body into their hearts and soul. - Fr Fergal (Chaplain).

DURROW PATTERN

Due to Covid-19 and in the interest of safety for everyone – The Durrow Pattern Committee have come to the decision to cancel all events for Durrow Pattern 2020.  Anyone who wishes may join in on the Tullamore Webcam or Tullamore Parish Radio for the 10.00am Mass on the 9th June.  We will look forward to meeting everyone again in 2021 PG. Please stay safe and healthy.

THE FULL ROAD MAP

<<Click Here>> to see the government's full "Roadmap" for re-opening society.

POPE FRANCIS TO PRAY WITH THE SHRINES OF THE WORLD

The Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization announces that Pope Francis is to join Marian sanctuaries across the world, to pray to the Virgin Mary for help amidst the pandemic. <<Click for more>>

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 €5870

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 1 10.00 Emer Groonell, Clonminch Ave. 1st. Ann.

Wed 3 10.00 Elsie O’Brien

Thurs 4 07.45 Martina Mooney

            10.00 Ann Lawless

Sat 6     10.00 Peg & Paddy Flynn, 47 Clontarf Rd.

             06.30 Declan Touhey, 1st. Ann.

Sun 7    08.30 Esther Larkin

            10.00 Mary Kate & Peter Duffy

            11.30 Leslie Michels nee Wrafter, 1st. Ann & her Parents

DURROW SHARED MASS Sun. 7, 1:00 pm TULLAMORE: Maidie Leavy; Berry Family; Tom Walsh & daughter Eithne; Peter & Kathleen Geraghty & Family; Ciss & Mick Garvey; Brian Smyth; Assumpta Geraghty.

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   

Pentecost