21 September 2021

Sunday 27th. June 2021

 

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TICKETS FOR WEEKEND MASSES

Tickets are required for Saturday Vigil and Sunday Masses. Please collect from the Parish Centre Mon. - Fri. between 9.30am and 5.00pm, for the following weekend. 

 

BLESSING OF GRAVES

Unfortunately our normal Cemetery Sunday Celebrations will not go ahead again this year.  Instead the Priests will privately bless the graves of our beloved dead around the time they would have usually taken place. 

CONFIRMATION 2021

In line with advice received from the government, the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmationmay be celebrated in July but subject to strict protocols within the church. Bishop Deenihan confirmed the Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in Tullamore on Friday July 16th.& Saturday July 17th.

Friday July 16th

7.00pm Gaelscoil Eiscir Ríada & Parish School

Saturday July 17th

11.15am: St Philomena’s

12.45pm: Scoil Mhuire & Scoil Bhríde

3.00pm: Scoil Eoin Phóil & St. Joseph’s

4.30pm: Ballinamere and Durrow.

We look forward to celebrating this important Sacrament in the lives of our Confirmation candidates.As they prepare to become fully initiated into the faith, we invite parishioners to support them and their families in their prayers in these final weeks of preparation. Thank you to the Principals and Confirmation class teachers for their commitment, enthusiasm and witness to their faith throughout the year.

FIRST COMMUNION DATES

Our proposed dates for 1st Communion are as follows:

Sat 11th Sept Scoil Bhríde & Scoil Mhuire

Sat 18th Sept Durrow & Ballinamere

Sat 25th Sept Gaelscoil Eiscir Ríada & St Joseph’s 

Sat 2nd Oct St Joseph’s 

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. 

ACCORD CATHOLIC MARRIAGE CARE SERVICE SEEKING
MARRIAGE PREPARATION PROGRAMME FACILITATORS

Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service is currently recruiting volunteers to train as marriage preparation programme facilitators.

Accord is seeking registration of interest from those who have a positive attitude towards marriage in the Catholic Church and the enthusiasm to be part of a team supporting couples who are preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage. 

Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service has 54 centres in dioceses throughout the country. 

Successful applicants will receive professional training and will be part of a team delivering marriage preparation programmes locally in accordance with best practice. 

Contact Aisling on 01 505 3112 or by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The closing date for receipt of registration of interest forms to be included in Selections for this year is Friday May 28th

Registration of Interest form and additional information about becoming a facilitator is available on www.accord.ie. 

See “In person online counselling” poster

See “Marriage preparation recruitment” poster

COUPLE & RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING

In-Person and Online in Accord Tullamore.  Phone 057 93 41831 or 086 4669926

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THE DEEP END - ‘TALITHA CUMI’

In today’s Gospel we hear two healing stories: Jairus’ daughter and the woman with a haemorrhage. At first glance these stories might not seem to have a lot in common. The woman is a complete social outcast because of her condition, yet Jesus calls her ‘daughter’. He does not let social convention dictate who can be called a child of God. Jesus reminds the people of this woman’s true identity. The synagogue official surprises us, pleasantly, with his faith in Jesus and his message. What these two characters have in common is faith against all the odds as they reach out to Jesus in faith-filled action. There are those in the story who laugh when Jesus says he can bring back Jairus’ daughter. They are sent away. Jesus’ healing breaks down the barriers that isolate us from one another and from God.

We can all recall times when we were struggling. We needed something to move us, to help us forgive, to help us walk away or to relieve us of physical pain. In the end it can be the simple gestures that save us: a kind word, someone praying for us, a gentle touch or we reach out to someone and like the woman with the haemorrhage we suddenly feel within ourselves that we are healing. These accounts show us something of how God’s grace can enter our lives and transform situations. 

Mark leaves untranslated Jesus’ native language when he restores the young girl to life: ‘Talitha cum’ – a beautiful phrase meaning: ‘Little girl, get up!’.Jairus’ daughter has been given new life; the woman has also been given new life. Both have overcome barriers that were keeping them from being free. We know what those barriers are for each of us. God’s grace is gentle yet can bring life to situations of death. What do you need healing from today? Bring this to prayer.

- Jane Mellett, Intercom June 2021

NEW LIBRARY APP FOR OLDER PEOPLE

Tullamore Library is starting a new programme to help the older person in the community to be able to get online to join the library and use their digital services. This is a very useful app during the times we find ourselves in as individuals will be able to access books online through eBooks and also audio books.

<<Click Here for more information>>

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, 
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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 .