Parish of the Assumption
Area Code: 057 Tel: 93 21587 - 93 22415 Fax: 93 51510
E-mail Parish Secretary:
14th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ 5th JULY 2015
Fr. Joseph Gallaghar P.P
Rt Rev Sean Heaney CC VG
Fr. Shane Crombie C.C.
Fr Kevin Fleming SSC
Sr. Genny Hassey
Sr. Margaret Burke
Church of the Assumption: Saturday (Vigil) 6.30pm
Sunday 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am & 1.00pm
St Colmcille’s Church Durrow: Sunday 11.30am
Church of the Assumption: Vigil 6.30pm; 7.45am, 10.00am, 1.10pm, 6.30pm.
St Colmcille’s Church Durrow: 8.00pm
Monday-Friday 7.45am & 10.00am, Saturday 10.00am
First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am
Saturday: 12 noon-1.00pm, 3.00-4.00pm
GET IN TOUCH
St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, Tullamore. Phone: 0579321587
. Web: www.tullamoreparish.ie
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9.30am-1pm; 1.30-5pm to book weddings, baptisms, certs, etc;
Priest available for emergencies 24 hours daily.
Reception service 5-9pm. Parish Shop selling a selection of religious items. Teas after 10am Mass Mon, Wed & Fri.
Meeting Rooms available: Contact Administrator for details of rates, availability etc.
Parish Support Services: Bereavement Listening, etc. For appointment, ph 0579326604, Monday-Thursday 9.30am-1.00pm; Wednesday & Thursday 6.00-8.00pm.
TIMES CHANGE BUT VALUES LAST
All our readings today speak to us of having the courage of our convictions. Ezekiel, Paul and Jesus all had such courage. As Ezekiel says “the spirit came into me and made me stand up and I heard the Lord speaking to me.”
We may not be prophets but we must try and strive not to worry or be intimidated by what others might think or say about us. Remember silence coming from fear is never an option.
We must use our gifts, talents and abilities to always speak the truth, fight injustice and care for the sick in a fearless spirit relying always on God and the endless support and strength he gives us through his Spirit. Always remember when an opportunity arises to make a difference use it and don’t lose it.
NOTE RE BAPTISM DATES
Please note that there will be no baptisms on Saturday 15th August in Tullamore and Sunday 13th September in Durrow.
Due to the generosity of Parishioners we now have a fund built up to buy calves. If you are interested in rearing a calf for the Parish please call Tom in the Parish Centre on 086 0547266.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Sunday 16th August is Cemetery Day in Clonminch at 1.00pm.
Sunday 13th September is Cemetery Day in Durrow with blessing of graves taking place after 11.30am Mass.
SECURITY IN OUR CEMETERIES
We would appeal to all parishioners and visitors coming to our cemeteries to be vigilant and not to leave any valuables in their cars.
17th TULLAMORE INTERNATIONAL SUMMER ORGAN SERIES 2015
The 17th organ concert series will be held every Tuesday in July in the Church of the Assumption, at 8.00pm. Admission is €12 and tickets are available at the door.
Tuesday 7th July – Spices of Hungary
Gyula Nagy, baritone
Judit Mate, Organ
SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL
Mark 6: 1-6
The story reminds us of how personal prejudices and agendas can block us from listening to the content of what another person has to say, no matter how relevant or wise it is. Perhaps you have experienced this. What difference has it made to you when you were able to focus on the content of what was being said and leave to one side your own prejudices about the speaker?
It has been said that there is nothing as useless as the right advice at the wrong time. We may want to reach out to another, but may be unable to make a useful contribution because at that moment the other person is not ready to be helped. Like Jesus we can ‘do no deed of power’. As Jesus had to be patient and wait for another opportunity so do we. What have you learned about the importance of patience in working with other people?
The topic of religion can easily bring up prejudices, leading some to dismiss religion as superstition, old hat or based on an outdated world view. Even among believers, prejudice can make it hard for individuals to listen to an alternative way of looking at things, to consider a different way of celebrating liturgy or to live at peace with difference. Yet a closed mind can lead to a stagnant faith. When have you found that a willingness to consider a different perspective led to a deepening and strengthening of your faith?
John Byrne OSA, Intercom July 2015
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
The next available Baptism dates are Sat 18 July, Sat 25 July, & Sun 2 August in Tullamore and Sun 9 August in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 15 July.
To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE
It is advisable to give six months’ notice of your intention to marry to both the Church and the Registrar. To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary, Monday-Friday, 9.30am-5.00pm.
All couples getting married must attend a pre-marriage course. Contact ACCORD, 9341831 or www.accord.ie. ACCORD also available for marriage and relationship counselling.
NB: NOTICES FOR THE BULLETIN MUST BE IN THE PARISH CENTRE BY 9.30AM WEDNESDAY
Only notices from parish groups, non-profit making organisations & clubs included.
Mon 6th 7.45 Vincent Kane
10.00 Vincent McDonnell, Arden Heights
Tues 7th 7.45 John Grogan & parents
10.00 John Quinn & Family, O’Molloy Street
Wed 8th 10.00 Carmel , Tess & Nellie Lawless
Thurs 9th 7.45 Joe McDonald
10.00 Sr Monica, Margaret, John & Denis Kearney
Fri 10th 7.45 Michael, Nora, John & Patrick Thornton
10.00 P.J., Charlotte & Thomas La Comber
Sat 11th 10.00 John & Teresa Gallagher
6.30 Nora Gorman Mon Mem
Sun 12th 8.30 Geraldine Dwane
10.00 Matthew Twomey
11.30 Anthony Gorman, 150 Arden View Mon Mem
1.00 Willie “Josie” Kerrigan Mon Mem & parents William & Mary
Shared Masses: The next available Shared Masses are on Sun 2nd August in Durrow & Sat 1st Aug in Tullamore. When booking intentions into these Masses please make sure you haven’t included your loved ones already. These Masses are for the anniversary of death only.
We offer our sympathy to the families of John Brady, Paddy Nicholson, George Robbins, Mary Flanagan &Tim Mc Dermott.
Welcome to God’s family Riley James Quirke who was baptised recently.
Tullamore €3235; Envelopes €2760; Durrow €234
Peter Pence €2740.48
Thank you for your continued support
PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR FIONA PENDER, OUR PARISHIONER WHO HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE 22ND AUGUST, 1996.
PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA 30 July-6 Aug, €699. Ph Fr John Nally 0874114450, Pat Kidney 0863192399, PJ Smyth 0868796190.
MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: 12-17 Sept, €689, ph 01 6359300. Youths (over 18) ph 087 7631916, hospital pilgrims ph 087 7914828.
MIDLANDS LIVING LINKS COFFEE MORNING Tues 7, 10.30am, Parish Centre.
READY: Dinner & Dance, Sun 19, Central Hotel, 7.30pm. All welcome. To book, ph 9341235
DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Offaly St, Drop In Centre, Mon to Thurs, 10am-2pm. Phone 9328268.
CARERS ASSOCIATION: QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Activities of Living Patient Care module, 9 July. Contact 057 93 70221.
IRISH CANCER SOCIETY: Volunteers wanted to drive local patients to and from chemotherapy treatments. Volunteer expenses are paid, ph 01 2316642 or
JIGSAW OFFALY: free & confidential mental health support for people ages 12-25 in Offaly. Phone 057 9352871.
SEXUAL ABUSE & RAPE CRISIS CENTRE: Confidential Counselling Service, Helpline 1800323232.
OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICES: Helpline 9351886 for information or to make an appointment.
OFFALY BRANCH IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION BBQ: Central Hotel, Sun 12, 3-6pm. Adm €10. Ph 086 8261156, 087 2914302, 087 9885915, 086 8983828 & 057 9360034
CORNER CLOSET MARKET: OSPCA office, Market Place seek donations of saleable items (bric a brac, household items, etc)
BALLYCOMMON TELEWORK & TRAINING CENTRE: enrolling for new courses ph 057 9353177 or
LOST: engagement and wedding ring on the Canal Line, Sun 28, Finder phone 086 1052840.
A HEALING MASS OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD: Ark Centre, 23 Mitchell Tce, Athlone, Fri 10, 7.30pm. Ph Paul 0877828283.
PILGRIMAGE TO LOUGH DERG: 16-18 July. Leaves Park Hotel, Mullingar, 8am, Thurs 16. Ph Carmel 044 93 74818.
YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL (16-35): Cistercian College, Roscrea, 13-16 Aug. www.youth2000.ie or 016753690