20 May 2022

For the week beginning on Sunday 17th. April 2022

 

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IRISH CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE

Welcoming a return to full public worship

STATEMENT OF THE SPRING 2022 GENERAL MEETING

During the Season of Lent, we encourage everyone to return to Sunday and weekday Mass in our churches, welcoming each other back as we gather once more together. From Easter Sunday, 17 April, this will once again be deemed an essential expression of faith for all in our Church in Ireland. As always, those whose health is vulnerable or who are unwell will not be under any obligation to attend Mass and should keep themselves safe and pray at home until they are better.

EASTER GRATITUDE

After the dark days of Lent, we have arrived into the springtime of Easter.  It has been most encouraging to witness the number of people who attended daily Mass during the season of Lent.  I thank those who have prepared and participated in our Easter ceremonies.  These are all signs of hope and light as we celebrate the presence and work of the Lord among us.

On behalf of the parish team, I wish all of you every blessing and peace this Easter. 

Fr Joe & Parish Team

MASSES FOR EASTER WEEK 

For the coming week, Easter Monday to Friday 22nd, there will be one Mass only at 10.00am. daily. 

DURROW GAA 

Opening of McDermott Park at Durrow GAA Pitch on Mon 18th. April at 1.30pm. Games and refreshments on the day.  All welcome.

APPEAL FOR UKRAINE 

The conflict in the Ukraine has caused much hardship, suffering and death in recent days. Many people have been asking their clergy what can be done.

Our  Diocese  has an excellent relationship with the Diocese of Iasi (in Romania) and three priests from there are working here.  Iasi is situated near the Ukrainian border and is currently struggling to cater for the thousands of Ukrainian refugees that are arriving there.  Bishop Deenihan been in contact with Bishop IosifPaulet, the Bishop of Iasi, and he has offered him our support.  Bishop Paulet acknowledged that assistance is badly needed, which would be gratefully received and would help to alleviate the appalling conditions that the people who are fleeing the Ukraine find themselves in.

If any individual wishes to contribute to this worthy cause, they may do so by leaving a donation into any or our church sacristies or into the Parish Centre.   Needless to say any such money would be spent, in its entirety, alleviating the suffering of the Ukrainian refugees in Romania.

MASS INTENTIONS   

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

BLESSING OF GRAVES IN PARISH CEMETERIES

It is hoped to resume our normal Cemetery Days in Tullamore Parish on the following dates:

Clonminch Cemetery Sunday 21st. August, 1.00pm

Durrow Cemetery Sunday 11th. September 11.30am                             

ST MARY'S YOUTH CENTRE    

Youth clubs returning Mon. 25th. April. Membership €5 & €1 per session - payment at the door.

7-9 yrs Thurs, 4.30-6.30pm;
10-12 yrs Wed 4.30-
6.30pm;
Teens Mon, Wed, Thurs 7-9pm.

We are hosting French exchange students 25th April-5th May. Host families for 10 nights and teachers with TEFL qualification wanted. Ph Aoife 0579322963 or  email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

VOCATIONS NOTICE   

Jesus steps into the lives of the disciples to make them agents of God’s presence in the world (cf. Lk 5:1-11).  Peter is dejected because the fishermen’s work produced no catch.  At the word of Christ, their nets fill to breaking point. Peter had put his faith in this “Master” that spoke with authority.  He says, “At your word, I will let down the nets” (Lk 5:5).  After the miracle, he calls him “Lord.”  This calling of the disciples tells us that the Lord asks every vocation to the Priesthood to fill the nets of the Church with souls who know him.  He asks us to put out into the deep and place our faith in him.  Like Peter we do not have to be perfect but place our trust in his will.

PARKING IN CHURCH GROUNDS  

As and from Monday 28th February 2022, the Church barrier will be open only from 7.00am until 11.30am to facilitate Mass goers.

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE 2022

A Pilgrimage from Meath Diocese to the Holy Land led by Bishop of Meath Tom Deenihan, Price: €1,875.00 pps(half board). Details from GTI Travel (01) 843 4734.

SACRAMENTS

BAPTISM: Please contact the parish secretary. Baptisms take place monthly on the first Sunday in Tullamore, second Sunday in Durrow, third and fourth Saturday in Tullamore.

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

SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE: To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary at least three months in advance.  All couples getting married must complete a pre-marriage course.  Contact ACCORD 0579341831 or www.accord.ie.  ACCORD also providecouple and relationship counseling In-Person and Online in Tullamore.  Phone 057 9341831 or 0864669926 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

ALONE

A Support line for older people Ph. 0818 222024 is available 8:00am. - 8:00pm. daily.

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

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