27 October 2021

For the week beginning on Sunday 10th. October 2021

 

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FIRST COMMUNION

Congratulations to the children from St. Joseph’s N.S. who received the Eucharist for the first time this weekend.  We wish God’s blessing on them, their families and teachers and all who helped them on their faith journey at this special time. 

OUR PARISH DEBT AND THE PROGRESS WE HAVE MADE

Over the last few years we have been working hard to pay off the parish debt.  The finance committee are very pleased to announce that this has now been achieved.

This is a great achievement and particularly  during these difficult times of pandemic.  It is testimony to the generosity and support of the people of the parish. 

There have been numerous fundraising events and there is the constant support through the weekly envelope and church plate collections.  There has been a very careful monitoring of expenditure and this coupled with the outgoing support of parishoners, has enabled us to continue to run the parish and make our debt repayments.

We are now in a position to plan ongoing maintenance and upgrading our parish facilities, much of which has been postponed as we focused on eliminating our debt.

We ask for your continued support and we thank you for your generosity as we continue to work together to build and sustain our parish community.

To the people of the parish we say Thank You.

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. 

SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

(Mark 10:17-30)

We often get satisfaction from the things we own, clothes, cars, homes, gadgets, or money.  There would be something unnatural if we did not.  But what happens to us when our possessions begin to “own” us, when they take a hold of us, when we become obsessed with them?  Jesus seeks followers who have the freedom to let go of possessions in order to be a servant of others.  In whom have you seen this freedom?  When have you experienced it yourself?

Growth Implies change.  That change sometimes means letting go of something we have at the moment: job, status, home, security or something else we value.  There can be an apparent loss in letting go.  Yet have you ever found that you gained by having the freedom to let go of something to which you had previously clung?

The disciples thought that Jesus was making impossible demands of people following him.  He acknowledged that discipleship was impossible to us on our own efforts alone.  How have you experienced the benefits of the help of others and of God when you were faced with difficulties in life?

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
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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 .