06 July 2022

For the week beginning on Sunday 7th. November 2021

 

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PROTECTION AGAINST COVID

WE ASK PARISHIONERS TO:

• Continue to wear masks at all times when visiting our parish churches.

• Sanitise your hands entering and leaving the church. 

• Receive Holy Communion on the hand.

• Use the baskets collection buckets at the doors for the plate collection and parish envelopes

TRÓCAIRE

The Bishops of Ireland have called for a national Church collection on the first weekend of November  to support Trócaire in providing life-saving aid to vulnerable communities in East Africa and DRC, where millions of people are being pushed to the edge of starvation. 

Trócaire teams are already responding on the ground, and are ready to provide more life-saving assistance but need more resources. Any support the Parish can give to this Emergency Appeal will help the urgent work of Trócaire and their hardworking local partners. For more information see www.trocaire.org

If you would like to give a donation to this Trócaire appeal, please leave it into the Sacristy or the Parish Centre during the coming week.

ST. PADRÉ PIO MASS

St. Padré Pio Mass will be celebrated on Tues. 9th. at 7.30pm in the Church of the Assumption.  All are welcome.

ENROLMENT RITUALS FOR 1ST. COMMUNION 2022

 Enrolment rituals for second class children will take place during Masses next weekend:

Sat 13th 6.30pm St. Joseph’s.

Sun 14th 10.00am Ballinamere; Gaelscoil EiscirRíada.

Sun 14th 11.30am Scoil Bhríde; Scoil Mhuire; Parish School.

Sun 14th 11.30am Durrow NS (Durrow Church).

1ST. COMMUNION & CONFIRMATION
FOR EDUCATE TOGETHER & CHARLEVILLE NS

Parents/Guardians of children in 2nd Class and 6th Class who wish to receive sacraments next year are asked to contact the Parish Secretary as soon as possible.

ENROLMENT RITUAL FOR CONFIRMATION 2022

Enrolment Rituals take place in Tullamore Church this weekend during Mass.

Saturday 6th. Nov. 6:30pm:  Durrow;  Scoil Eoin Phól 2;  St. Joseph’s;  St. Philomena’s.

Sunday 7th. Nov. 10 ;00am:  Ballinamere;  Gaelscoil Eiscir Ríada;  Scoil Bhride; Scoil Mhuire;  Parish School.

LIST OF THE DEAD

November is the month when we pray especially for the dead.  An important tradition in Ireland is writing down the names of our departed friends and relations on the Altar List of the Dead.  The list is compiled every November and Mass is offered for those on it at all List of the Dead Masses in November and every first Friday for the coming twelve months.Take time with your family to write the list.  Think of family, friends and neighbours over the years.  Particularly remember those who have no one to pray for them.  Dead lists are available in the Church.  Please fill one out, if you would like to do so and drop into the sacristy or the Parish Centre over the coming weeks.

MASS INTENTIONS   

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

SACRAMENTS

BAPTISM: Please contact the parish secretary.

CONFESSIONS: Saturday 2.00-3.00pm in the Day Chapel.

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

SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

(Mark 12:38-44)

The scribes are presented as ostentatious and devious, acting more out of self-interest than the love of God or people.  There can be an element of self-interest in each of us.  Perhaps there have been times when you have been disturbed by glimpsing in yourself‘other motives’ in your doing good. Recall when you were awakened to this fact.  Where was the good news for you in that awakening?

In material terms what the widow has to offer was very little.  Recall when you felt yourself called to give and gave even though you apparently had very little.  Perhaps you have had the experience of finding that what you thought was little and insignificant meant a great deal to another person.  Recall some of those moments.

At this critical moment for the church Pope Francis has called a synod and has invited all believers to make a contribution.  It’s easy for us to see this as a call for professional church people, clergy and religious.  They have always takencare of this kind of thing.  Now the call is that the voices of the little ones can be heard.  How can you help this to happen in your church community?

John Byrne osa, Intercom October 2021

COLÁISTE CHOILM

Applications for students enrollingfor Sept 2022 will be accepted ONLINE ONLY via www.colaistechoilmtullamore.ie until Nov. 5th. @ 5:00pm

PARENTS FIRST

Volunteer for 1-2 hours a week? parents/grandparents to pass on knowledge & experience in bringing up children. Contact Dolores 0858565252 or Rhona 0861959221 Email: coordinator @ parentsfirst.ie

TULLAMORE COMMUNITY & FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE

”Early Years Programme” – online course for parents on Zoom lasting 6 weeks.  If interested ph Imelda 0860879124, Margaret 0861806109 or Kieran 0871213737

VOCATIONS NOTICE

The Diocesan Vocations Team has a new Facebook Page: DioceseOfMeathVocations   & a new Instagram Account:  dioceseofmeathvocations, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Ph Fr Tony Gonoude 044 9373923

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, 
email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   

MONEY ADVICE AND BUDGETING SERVICE (MABS)

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

SHALOM WORLD MINISTRIES

Shalom World is a 24/7 commercial free Catholic television network for the whole family. Use the floating link to access the live "Shalom Media Gallery" or click on the icon on the right to find out more about Shalom World Ministries.

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Given the COVID-19 precautionary measures, our churches are inaccessible for the faithful. Participation in the daily sacraments is beyond reach for them. Shalom World TV, a Catholic media ministry of the Shalom Ministries, is an official partner with the Vatican and is authorized to telecast papal liturgies directly via its free high-definition television channel. Shalom World is committed to producing free yet high-quality Catholic content such as Daily Mass, devotionals, shows, music, youth programs, children’s programs, conventions, retreats, and cultural exchange segments. The programming is absolutely free and can be watched live or on-demand. The most recent addition, in response to COVID-19, is a 4th channel to the existing 3 channels, for exclusive live telecast of daily Holy Mass around the clock, with special prayers for an end to coronavirus .

We are broadcasting Daily Mass Live from Saints Peter and Paul's Church, Portlaoise, Co. Laois at 10:00 am everyday during this challenging time.

Bishop Denis Nulty, Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin is our patron in Ireland  and Shalom World is endorsed by Catholic leaders from around the globe .