20 May 2022

For the week beginning on Sunday 08th. May 2022

 

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Pope Francis Latest News

Pope Francis said that the “barbarity of war” should inspire a new push for Christian unity.

The Pope made the comment in an address to members of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity on May 6, the 72nd day of the Russia-Ukraine war.

The conflict between the two predominantly Orthodox Christian nations has tested relations between the Vatican and the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as within Eastern Orthodoxy.

In his speech, Pope Francis said that Christian communities needed to recognize they were on a journey of faith together with the members of other confessions.

When a community tried to go it alone, he said, it ran the risk of “self-sufficiency and self-referentiality, which are grave obstacles to ecumenism.”

“And we see it,” he commented. “In some countries, there are certain egocentric revivals — so to speak — of some Christian communities that are a turning back and unable to advance. Today, either we all walk together or we cannot walk. This awareness is a truth and a grace of God.”

The Pope noted that he had often described 21st-century conflicts as “a piecemeal World War III.”

“However, this war, as cruel and senseless as any war, has a greater dimension and threatens the entire world, and cannot fail to challenge the conscience of every Christian and every Church,” he said.

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ST PADRE PIO MASS

St. Padre Pio Mass will be celebrated in Tullamore Church at 7.30pm. on Tue. 10th. May.  All welcome.

MENS ROSARY

Sat. 14th. May at 1.15pm, Near Digby Bridge, for Ashling & Fiona.

DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET

DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET will continue to be recited BEFORE Saturday Shared Masses starting at 9.25am and followed by rosary. All welcome.

CONCERT IN AID OF UKRAINIAN REFUGEES 

St Catherine’s Church, Thurs. 19th. May with St. Brigids, Le Cheile and Tullamore HSE Choirs and guests. Compere: Anne Gaffney. Conductor: Andrius Kozlovskis. Admission free. Donations welcome.

MASS INTENTIONS   

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

PARENTS FIRST

PARENTS FIRST are looking for parents or grandparents to pass on their valuable knowledge and experience in bringing up children. Please phone Dolores or Attracta on 057 9322996 or 086 1959221

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                             

VOLUNTEER OFFALY    

Register your voluntary organisation or become a volunteer contact 083 0154669 for more information or register on www.volunteeroffaly.ie

VOCATIONS SUNDAY   

Jesus is still calling Priests. He needs you to say ‘yes’ to his call. Be a priest and find joy, bring people to God and let Jesus work through you. If you feel called to be a priest, open your heart to Jesus, follow the Lord and do not be afraid. Priesthood is not an office of the past.   Jesus needs priests today more than ever.   For more information on Vocations phone: Fr Tony Gonoude 044 9373923

Sunday, 8th May, is a day of prayer for Vocations.  There will be an exit collection after all Masses to help support Vocations in our Diocese.

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

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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