26 January 2022

For the week beginning on Sunday 31st. October 2021

 

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REOPENING OF PARISH CENTRE
PUT "ON HOLD"

Due to the continued high number of Covid-19 cases, the Parish Centre will be postponing reopening for meetings until further notice.

FEAST OF ALL SAINTS

Monday 1st. Nov. is the Feast of all Saints.

Mass Times:Tullamore: 7.45am; 10.00am; 1.10pm; 6.30pm

Durrow: 8.00pm

FEAST OF ALL SOULS

Tuesday 2nd is the Feast of all Souls

Mass Times:7.45am; 10.00am;6.30pm.

All Masses celebrated on Tuesday 2nd, Wednesday 3rd & Thursday 4th and all First Friday Masses will be offered for Altar List of the Dead.  Dead Lists are available in the Church.  Please fill one up, if you would like to do so and drop into Sacristy or the Parish Centre.

FAMILY MASS

Our Family Mass for parents and young children resumes on Sunday 31st. at 10.00am in the Day Chapel.  We will be adhering to protocols and all will be spread out around the Day Chapel.

MASS FOR THE BEREAVED

The 10.00am Mass on Saturday 6th. will be for all families in our Parish who have lost a loved one during the year.

It is the teaching of the Church and the practise of our ancestors to remember the dead during this month.Birth, growth and death are of the natural order.  Each of us will die some day as it is part of God’s plan for us.  Let us follow God’s command and pray for the souls of the dead who have gone before us – our relatives, neighbours, ancestors and all the holy souls.May God increase their glory, ease the pain and grantthem remission of their sins.  We can also visit a church or cemetery during the month.

It is comforting to remember that our relatives are not gone from us but before us and one day we will be with them in Paradise.

ENROLMENT RITUAL FOR CONFIRMATION 2022

Enrolment Rituals will take place in Tullamore Church next weekend during Mass.

Saturday 6th. Nov. 6:30pm:  Durrow;  Scoil Eoin Phól 2;  St. Joseph’s;  St. Philomena’s.

Sunday 7th. Nov. 10 ;00am:  Ballinamere;  Gaelscoil Eiscir Ríada;  Scoil Bhride; Scoil Mhuire;  Parish School.

LIST OF THE DEAD

November is the month when we pray especially for the dead.  November 1st. is the feast of All Saints and November 2nd. is the commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls).

An important tradition in Ireland is writing down the names of our departed friends and relations on the Altar List of the Dead.  The list is compiled every November and Mass is offered for those on it at all List of the Dead Masses in November and every first Friday for the coming twelve months.Take time with your family to write the list.  Think of family, friends and neighbours over the years.  Particularly remember those who have no one to pray for them.  Dead lists are available in the Church.  Please fill one out, if you would like to do so and drop into the sacristy or the Parish Centre over the coming weeks.

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 12:28-34)

Today’s Gospel brings us right to the heart of what a Christian life involves: love of God and of neighbour.  Jesus tells us that having life both now and in the future is the fruit of living in a spirit of love.  How have you experienced the power of love given, and received, as a source of life and vitality?

If you were asked what was most important in life, what would your answer be?  Recall the experiences and relationships you have had.  Which are the ones that you treasure most?  What has particularly enriched your life?  How would you encourage another person who asked you how s/he could live a full life?

Jesus praises the questioner as one who had answered wisely.  Recall some of the wise people you have known, people whoin their words and actions impressed you with their capacity to see and treasure what is important in life.

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 .