22 October 2020

 

Church Exterior   

WEEKEND MASSES

Church of the Assumption:  Saturday 
(Vigil) 5:00pm & 6:30pm

Sunday 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am & 1:00p.m 

Durrow: 11:30am.

The permitted numbers for attending Mass and funerals are: up to 50 people with physical distancing, sanitation and separate entry and exit points. This also applies to weddings, Confirmations and First Communions, provided that the physical distancing and hand hygiene measures can be maintained and that congregating before and after the ceremony is not permitted.

Entrance to both Churches for all weekend Masses (Tullamore & Durrow) will be strictly on presentation of ticket and doors will open 20 minutes before Mass time.  Tickets must be collected from the Parish Centre during opening times Mon. - Fri. 8:30am - 5:00pm 
& Sat. 2:00 - 4:00pm

The Church of the Assumption has 3 zones, each with its own separate entrance. Members of the congregation should not move between zones. Communicants who are gluten intolerant should use the central zone in front of the altar.

All who are over the age of 13 and who do not have any condition to prevent their wearing of one, should wear a face covering.

Prayer of St John Henry Newman
May the Lord support us all the day long, till the shadows lengthen and the
evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over 
and our work is done. Then in His love and mercy may he give us and all our
beloved a safe lodging, a holy rest and peace at the last. Amen.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Congratulations to the children from Scoil Mhuire and Scoil Bhríde who received the Eucharist for the first time last weekend. We wish God’s blessing on them, their families, friends and teachers and all who helped them on their faith journey at this special time.

SUPPORTING OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE HOLY LAND

The Holy Father has asked parishes across the world to support the annual collection for Christians in the Holy Land.  In previous years, this collection took place on Good Friday, but because of Covid and the closure of churches, it was deferred to September.  This collection is used to support Christian families in the Holy Land.  The political situation, much less the Covid pandemic, has impacted hugely on their livelihoods.  In addition, Pilgrimages to the Holy Land which were a source of indirect economic assistance have not been possible this year.  Parishioners wishing to offer financial assistance to the plight of Christians in the Holy Land can make a contribution at the Parish Centre.

CHARITABLE DONATIONS - CHY4 CERTS

All parishioners who donated €250 or more to the parish in 2019 have been sent a CHY4 cert.  When you sign and return it to us we will be able to seek a tax refund of approximately 45% of the total donated.  Thank you to all who have signed and returned their certs and we would appeal to all parishioners to return them as soon as possible.  If you have mislaid your cert and would like a new one issued, please contact Noeleen, the Parish Secretary. 

SACRAMENTS

BAPTISM: Baptisms have recommenced and booking can now be made at the Parish Office. 

CONFESSIONS: Confessions will be from 2.00 - 3.00pm on Saturdays. 

SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE: To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary. 

MASS INTENTIONS   

<Click Here> for the full list of Mass Intentions to be celebrated this week.

PARISH COLLECTIONS - THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT

Envelopes €3446 Plate €1460 Durrow €115

You can donate to the parish in a number of ways:-  Click Here to see how.

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

COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE

ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  Ph 0818 222 024, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm daily.

BALLYCOMMON TELEWORK & TRAINING CENTRE

BTTC is offering a range of free/affordable services.  Ph 0579353177/9353441, 
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MONEY ADVICE AND BUDGETING SERVICE (MABS)

MABS ( a free, confidential service for people who have problems with money management): National Helpline 0761072000 Mon - Fri 9:00 am to 8:00 pm  

Living Slow: John O Donohue

This is the time to be slow,
Lie low to the wall
Until the bitter weather passes.

Try, as best you can, not to let
The wire brush of doubt
Scrape from your heart
All sense of yourself
And your hesitant light.

If you remain generous,
Time will come good;
And you will find your feet
Again on fresh pastures of promise,
Where the air will be kind
And blushed with beginning.