29 February 2024

For the week beginning on Sunday 10th. September 2023  

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In Honour of the Assumption

O Immaculate Virgin, Mother of God and Mother of men.

We believe with all the fervor of our faith in your triumphal Assumption, both in body and soul, into heaven, where you are acclaimed as Queen by all the choirs of angels and all the legions of saints; and we unite with them to praise and bless the Lord who has exalted you above all other pure creatures, and to offer you the tribute of our devotion and our love.

We know that your gaze, which on earth watched over the humble and suffering humanity of Jesus, is filled in heaven with the vision of that Humanity glorified, and with the vision of Uncreated Wisdom; and that the joy of your soul in the direct contemplation of the adorable Trinity causes your heart to throb with overwhelming tenderness.

And we, poor sinners, whose body weighs down the flight of the soul, beg you to purify our hearts, so that, while we remain here below, we may learn to see God, and God alone, in the beauties of His creatures.

We trust that your merciful eyes may deign to glance down upon our miseries and our sorrows, upon our struggles and our weaknesses; that your countenance may smile upon our joys and our victories; that you may hear the voice of Jesus saying to you of each one of us, as He once said to you of His beloved disciple: behold thy son.

And we who call upon you as our Mother, like John, take you as the guide, strength, and consolation of our mortal life.

We are inspired by the certainty that your eyes which wept over the earth, watered by the Blood of Jesus, are yet turned toward this world, held in the clutch of wars, persecutions, and oppression of the just and the weak.

And from the shadows of this vale of tears, we seek in your heavenly assistance and tender mercy comfort for our aching hearts and help in the trials of the Church and of our fatherland.

We believe, finally, that in the glory where you reign, clothed with the sun and crowned with the stars, you are, after Jesus, the joy and gladness of all the angels and of all the saints.

And from this earth, over which we tread as pilgrims, comforted by our faith in the future resurrection, we look to you, our life, our sweetness, and our hope; draw us onward with the sweetness of your voice, that one day, after our exile, you may show us Jesus, the blessed Fruit of your womb, O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

DURROW BLESSING OF GRAVES

Cemetery Sunday in Durrow will be on the 10th. September with blessing of graves taking place after the 11.0am Mass.

GET INVOLVED!

Getting involved in your Parish can be a very enjoyable experience!  There are lots of different ways to participate and make a difference.  We are looking for Readers of the Word, Eucharistic Ministers, people to help with our hospitality/welcoming group and to help with the plate collections in the Church.  So why not put your name forward to play a part in your Parish.

TULLAMORE PARISH PASTORAL ASSEMBLY 

The first meeting of the new Tullamore Parish Pastoral Assembly was held on Tuesday 5th last.  The members of the new assembly are: Martin Gillick, Chairperson; Mary Hayden, Secretary; Tina Stones, Communications; Margaret Kelly, Miriam Kelly, Sani George, Noel Sheehan, Angela Ward, Johnny O’ Connor, Fr. Joe Gallagher, Fr. Joe Campbell.

The first task of the new assembly is to produce a new mission statement for the parish which will be published when completed.  The assembly's work will be to focus on the pastoral development of the parish.

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND CHILD PROTECTION 

A very warm welcome back to all the children and adult volunteers who are involved in church activities.  At this time of year we ask parents to complete the parental consent forms for the year 2023/24.  We would appreciate if these could be completed and returned as soon as possible so all can be in place for the Parish Audit.  Thank you again for all your support

ST. PADRÉ PIO MASS 

This Mass will be celebrated on Tue. 12th. at 7.30pm in the Church of the Assumption, Tullamore. All are welcome.

MEALS ON WHEELS 

New volunteers wanted.  Details from Catherine 0872828070 or Marie 0872941858.

ADORATION 

Adoration continues in the Church of the Assumption, Tullamore daily 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mon. To Sat. And 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sun. If you can do 1 hour per week in adoration please ring Pat on 0851162668

MASS INTENTIONS   

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

GIVE BLOOD: 

Clinic at Muckagh Community Centre, Mon 11-Thurs 14, 15.45-20.00. 

Ph 1800222111 to book.

OFFALY HOSPICE 

Offaly Hospice Charity Shop "BEWLEY'S BIG COFFEE MORNING" social for hospice: Wed. 20. 10.30am - 2.00pm.  If you would like to host your own Bewley's Coffee Morning Social for Hospice, ph Mary 0868595046 for free Bewleys Coffee Morning Pack.

EVENTS AT TULLAMORE LIBRARY

Offaly County Library has a full and varied programme of events some of which are sure to be suited to you or your family. <<Click Here>>   for full details of this week's events.

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

MEETING ROOMS AVAILABLE

St. Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, Tullamore, Contact Administrator for details of availability, rates, etc Office Hours:  Mon-Thurs, 9.30-1; 1.30-5pm

Phone: 0579321587

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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