04 December 2022

For the week beginning on Sunday 17th. October 2021

 

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REOPENING OF PARISH CENTRE

The Parish Centre will reopen for meetings on Tuesday 26th. Oct.  However it will not be available for coffees/teas until further notice. 

It will be open from 9.30am until 9.00pm from Monday until Friday.

Anyone wishing to book a room for a meeting please contact Tom, Parish Centre, 0579321587 

 

UNIVERSAL SYNOD

Last Sunday, Pope Francis called the Church across the world to embark on a synodal process. “Synodal” comes from a Greek word meaning “walking together”.

Over the next two years, all Catholics across the world are invited to walk together in a process of “encounter, listening, and discernment”. 

Today, Bishop Deenihan invites all of us in the Diocese of Meath to embark on this journey together and to participate actively in this process so that we can discern together.

What it is that God is asking of the Church at this time?

<<Click Here>> to read the bishop's letter.

See www.catholicbishops.ie/synod to learn more about the synodal pathway for the Church in Ireland. 

See www.synod.va to learn more about the worldwide synod. 

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 10:35-45)

Jesus had spent much time teaching his followers that discipleship was a life of service, a life of giving oneself for others.  In spite of that James and John were thinking of what they could get out of it.  For Jesus, for the apostles, and for each of us, the glory of God  is revealed when we allow God to work through us as we give ourselves for others.When have you found that you reach a fuller life, and others benefit, when you act in the spirit of service?

One of the great problems in a community, a parish, or an organisation, is when you have dome people jockeying for status and positions of power.  The good of the group and the people it serves take second place to personal prestige.  You have probably seen this happen.  Perhaps you have witnessed people with a spirit of service that allowed them to value the good of the group over personal rewards.  Recall them and give thanks for their witness.

Jesus himself is the great model of this spirit of service.  Think of the aspects of Jesus’ life and ministry that have inspired you to imitate his giving of his life for others.

John Byrne osa, Intercom October 2021

COLÁISTE CHOILM

Applications for students enrollingfor Sept 2022 will be accepted ONLINE ONLY via www.colaistechoilmtullamore.ie until Nov. 5th. @ 5:00pm

PARENTS FIRST

Volunteer for 1-2 hours a week? parents/grandparents to pass on knowledge & experience in bringing up children. Contact Dolores 0858565252 or Rhona 0861959221 Email: coordinator @ parentsfirst.ie

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 .