26 October 2021

For the week beginning on Sunday 3rd. October 2021

 

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CONFIRMATION

Congratulations to our young people who received the Sacrament of Confirmation this weekend.  We acknowledge the great work of so many people in preparing them for this sacrament.  We appreciate the commitment of our teachers and schools for their support and professionalism and we acknowledge the central work of parents and guardians in handing on the faith to their children.

We remember to pray for our young people and it is the responsibility and the privilege of the entire Christian Community to share the faith with the next generation.

COMMUNION & CONFIRMATION

Intended dates for First Holy Communion

Oct.    3rd.  10.00 am  Parish School
Oct.    9th.  11.00 am  St Joseph's;      12.30 pm St Joseph's;    2.00 pm  St Joseph’s 

Intended dates for Confirmation

Oct. 1st.     7.00 pm   Gaelscoil & Parish School
Oct. 2nd.  11.15 am   St. Philomena's;      12.45 pm  Scoil Mhuire & Scoil Bhríde
                   3.00 pm  Scoil Eoin Phóil & St. Joseph's;   4.30 pm  Ballinamere & Durrow.

MASS INTENTIONS   

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

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK

A bus taking Tullamore pilgrims to Knock will leave from the Parochial House at

9.30 a.m. on Sun. 3rd. Oct.  Details from 0876386270.

SPONSORED CYCLE

I would like to thank everyone who subscribed to the sponsored cycle to provide a defibrillator for the Church grounds.

To date we have received over €3,000 in sponsorship.

I would like to especially thank Donagh McArdle who supplied the bicycle for the event. Tom Whelan

INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE ON KELLS WEBCAM

Luke’s Gospel, Mon. & Thurs. at 12:00 noon, commencing Mon 27th. Sept. You can access the talks (approx 25 mins) on www.kellsparish.ie and click on Webcam.

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 10:2-16)

Marriages do break down, but in this story Jesus appears as the wise person urging people to seek first the original harmony where possible, rather than seek escape routes when difficulties arise.  

When have you found that, in marriage or in other relationships, the bonds have been strengthened when you have been prepared to work through difficulties?

There are other things that we needlessly and wrongly put in opposition: young and old, male and female, people from different cultures, body and soul.  Perhaps at times you have discovered the advantages of exploring the richness in combining such apparently  exclusive opposites.

The children in the second story can be taken as representing any group of “little ones” whose opinion  we may be inclined to dismiss.  When have you found that you have been taught an important lesson about life, about love, or about faith by people whose views you had been inclined to dismiss?

John Byrne osa, Intercom September 21

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>>

COUPLE & RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING

In-Person and Online in Accord Tullamore.  Phone 057 93 41831 or 086 4669926
or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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 .