Parish of the Assumption
Area Code: 057 Tel: 93 21587 - 93 22415 Fax: 93 51510
E-mail Parish Secretary:
Corpus Christy Sunday ~ 29th May 2016
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: 7.45am, 10.00am, 1.10pm, 6.30pm.
St Colmcille’s Church Durrow:Vigil 8.00pm
Monday-Friday 7.45am & 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
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9.30am-1pm; 1.30-5pm to book weddings, baptisms, certs, etc;
Reception service 5-9pm.
Priest available for emergencies 24 hours daily.
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.
Today’s Gospel reading is very brief. It tells us of the wonderful miracle performed by Jesus when he multiplied the loaves and fish to feed thousands in a lonely place outside the town of Bethsaida. The crowd had followed him there, hungry to hear him speak about the Kingdom of God and anxious to be healed of their ailments. The day was drawing to a close and the disciples took the initiative concerning the crowd, by now physically hungry, suggesting that Jesus should send them away to find their own food and lodgings. But Jesus said to them, “give them some food yourselves”, highlighting the apostles’ future responsibility in caring for Christian communities.
Then, in a sequence of actions foreshadowing the institution of the Eucharist – looking up to heaven, blessing the food and breaking it – he provided for the crowd. The apostles played a very definite part in this event. They gave the food to the crowd. This was their work and mission – to nourish the people. And it is still the work and mission of their successors today, to feed the people the Body and Blood of Christ. In today’s world, they must continue to talk about the Kingdom of God, cure those in need of spiritual healing, and nourish the people with the Body and Blood of Christ.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Congratulations to the children from Gaelscoil Eiscir Ríada who received the Eucharist for the first time last Sunday. We wish God’s blessing on them, their families, friends and teachers and all who helped them on their faith journey to this special time.
READERS AT WEEKEND MASSES
If you read at the weekend Masses, please call into the Sacristy to let us know which Mass you want to read at.
TULLAMORE PARISH MISSION FOR THE YEAR OF MERCY
Our Parish Mission for the Year of Mercy starts today and runs to Friday 3rd June and will be led by the Dominican Fathers. There will be 7.30pm Devotions this evening with Rosary, Homily, & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Masses during the week will be at 7.30am (note earlier time), 10.00am and 7.30pm and there will be a different theme each day:
Monday we bring memory cards of family and friends who have died
Tuesday Prayer for Exam Students at all Masses
Wednesday Confession and Adoration all day
Thursday Prayers for Healing and Holy Anointing at 10.00am & 7.30pm Masses
Friday Dedication of Families to the Sacred Heart.Adoration all day. There are Sacred Heart pictures available from the Parish Centre.
The Rosary will be prayed before 10.00am and 7.30pm Masses daily, for the intentions of the people of the Parish.A Preacher will be available for Confession before and after all Masses.
There will be a collection at each of the Masses during the mission to cover costs. Your support is appreciated.
FIRST NATIONAL CHURCH COLLECTION FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES
The First National Church collection for the support of the World Meeting of Families 2018 will take place next weekend, 4/5 June.
Pope Francis has chosen Ireland to host the 9th World Meeting of Families during 2018. The dates and theme of the Meeting will be announced by Pope Francis himself. In 2018, the 9th World Meeting of Families is expected to attract thousands of Catholic families from around the globe to Ireland. It is hoped that this very special pastoral initiative will present all of us in the Church with the opportunity, and the challenge, to renew, support and strengthen Irish families in their commitment to their faith.
Hosting a global event of this size requires a huge amount of planning and financial outlay on behalf of the host country. Accordingly, our bishops have now established a National Finance Committee to provide advice on the financial planning for the World Meeting of Families in Ireland. To support the hosting of the event we intend to hold three national church collections, the first of which will take place next weekend. The remaining collections will take place in 2017 and 2018. Please visit worldmeeting2018.ie for more details.
The World Meeting of Families was a pastoral initiative of St John Paul II. Held every three years, and co-ordinated by the Pontifical Council for The Family, it is the largest universal gathering of Catholic families and brings together families from all over the world in faith and celebration.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
The next available Baptism dates are Sat 18, Sat 25 June, Sun 3 & Sat 16 July Tullamore & Sun 10July in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed15thJune.
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 30 10.00 John McCarthy
Tues 31 7.30 Mary Dowling, Marian Place
Wed 1 7.30 Mary Fitzsimons nee Flynn, late Davitt St
10.00 Michael Gallagher
Thurs 2 7.30 Martina Mooney
10.00 Laurence Hogan
Sat 4 10.00 Ann & Colm Deasy, 19 O’Brien St
6.30 Sean Larkin, Arden View, Mon Mem
Sun 5 8.30 Larry & Rose Scully, Tinnycross
10.00 Esther Larkin, Clonminch
11.30 Patrick Boyd, New Rd, Mon Mem
1.00 Kathleen Adams, 1st Ann & Terry Adams
Durrow Fri 3 7.30pmJoe Heffernan, Mon Mem.
Sun 5, 11.30am Josie Spollen; Peter & Kathleen Geraghty; Brian Smith; AssumptaGeraghty; Joe Clavin& Family; Sean, Julia & Ollie McDermott & Family; John & Mary Quinn & Family; John, Annie, Nicholas & Ann Berry; Tom &Eithne Walsh
We offer our sympathy to the families of Christy Tyrrell, Michael Donlon, JohnO’Brennan, Mary Molloy nee Forrestal, Sadie Roche & Mary Gillespie nee Leavy.
Welcome to God’s family Odhrán Patrick McDermott & Lucy Samantha Troy who were baptised recently.
Tullamore €3522; Durrow €188; Envelopes €3085
Thank you for your continued support
PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR FIONA PENDER, OUR PARISHIONER WHO HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE 22ND AUGUST,1996.
PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL: Can you spend an hour with the Lord: Tues 2-3am, 3-4am; Thurs 3-4am, 7-8am; Fri 4-5am.Ph 0851162668.
1ST FRI/SAT DEVOTIONS TO THE UNITED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY Fri 3. Starts 6pm Parish Centre; Mass 7.30pm Church; concluding in Parish Centre after Mass.
TULLAMORE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT SERVICES wish to thank Tullamore Stage School for kind donation to their service.
PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: 14-21 Sept. Ph Pat Kidney 0863192399 or Luke McNamee 0879113118.
OFFALY HOSPICE SUNFLOWER DAYS 9-11June. Volunteers needed. Ph 0868595046.
TULLAMORE MEDITATION GROUP: Parish Centre every Monday evening at 7pm
TULLAMORE SPORTSLINK Monster Draw 24th June, in aid of new sports facilities Arden Rd. Tickets available from Camogie, Ladies Football & GAA club members.
FAMILY CARERS IRELAND: QQI level 5 Communications module, 9 June, Tullamore; Patient Moving & Handling 7 June. Also being scheduled is a one day workshop on Dementia. For more info contact the training department on 0579370221.
PRO LIFE GROUP BUS TO DUBLIN:Celebrate the 8th, Molesworth Street, Dublin 3-4pm Saturday 4th June. Bus from Tullamore Tel: 087-2563439.
OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICES: Helpline 9351886 for information or to make an appointment.
SEXUAL ABUSE & RAPE CRISIS CENTRE: Confidential Counselling Service, Helpline 1800323232.
LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR not on next week due to Mission.
KILBEGGAN FESTIVAL: Fri 3-Sun 5. Will start with a threshing and finish with fireworks together with all kinds of family entertainment, music, and fun. All are welcome.