22 October 2020

 

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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.

THOMAS GALLAGHER R.I.P.

It was with great sadness that the people of Tullamore learned of the death of Thomas Gallagher, Charleville Road, Tullamore earlier today - Mon. 5th. Oct. 2020.

Thomas was the father of our P.P., Father Joe Gallagher. We extend the condolences of our parishioners to Thomas's beloved wife, Joan, his children Fr. Joseph, Maria, Gerard, Paul and Damien and his grandchildren.

You can see the full obituary notice <<here>>

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Congratulations to the children from Saint Joseph's School 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.

TICKETS FOR WEEKEND MASSES

We are using a ticket system for all weekend Masses so as to control the numbers in the church and in each section of the church.  This is for the safety of those attending Mass.  Tickets for Masses are available in the Parish Centre. We request your continued co-operation.  We value the opportunity of being able to come to church and support one another as a community. 

CEMETERY DEVOTIONS 2020

Regrettably, it has not been possible to celebrate Cemetery Sunday in our cemeteries this year.  We deferred making any decisions in the hope that it might be possible to have our usual celebrations.  It is now clear that such celebrations are not possible this year so we have decided that the priests of the parish will bless the graves in Clonminch, Durrow and Kilbride cemeteries during the coming week.  

A Mass for all who are buried in our cemeteries will be celebrated in Tullamore Church on Saturday next, 3rd of October at 5:00pm.  Tickets will be available in the Parish Centre, subject to the usual limit.  However, all may watch the Mass on the parish webcam and we ask you to notify your relatives who live away from Tullamore, of this Mass.

PARISH CEMETERIES UPKEEP

Due to current restrictions we have had to cancel cemetery services in both Tullamore and Durrow. The upkeep of both cemeteries runs into thousands of euro each year, we have left envelopes in the church if you wish to make a donation.  Please drop envelope into collection box or to Parish Centre. Thank you.

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

Tullamore €1,489 Durrow €106 Envelopes €2,572
Thank you most sincerely for your continued support

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.