Parish of the Assumption
Area Code: 057 Tel: 93 21587 - 93 22415 Fax: 93 51510
E-mail Parish Secretary:
27th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ 4th OCTOBER 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;
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.
When was the last time you attended a marriage or baptism ceremony? It’s probably not that long ago; these celebrations tend to come around every year or two, and they are often big family occasions. When a family gathers in the church to celebrate a wedding or a baptism, it is a time to reflect on the role our faith plays in our lives. What has brought us here?
When a couple says their wedding vows, they promise to seek God together, in good times and bad; during a baptism, parents and godparents are reminded of their responsibility to bring their child up in the practice of the faith. There is no such thing as the perfect marriage or family. In the home, we can experience some of our greatest joys and our deepest hurts and sorrows. But it is also where we experience God’s love, and do our best to pass it on.
Today’s readings offer an opportunity to think about marriage and family. Somewhere along the line, someone in your family made the decision to follow Jesus. Your parents may have brought you to be baptised, just like their parents did for them, and so on down through the generations.
However you came to faith, the responsibility now rests with you. Jesus invited the little children to come to him. We have a responsibility to pass on the faith in our own families. ‘May the Lord bless us all the days of our life’ (Ps 127).
- Triona Doherty, Intercom, October 2015
Liturgy Group meeting on Wednesday 7th at 6.30pm in the Parish Centre.
Thank you to all who helped in any way in our Novena last week. We feel happy that a very prayerful atmosphere was present in the Church at all times.
KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBANUS
We congratulate the Knights of St. Columbanus as they celebrate 100 years. We acknowledge the work of the Tullamore branch and their willingness to assist in the parish. During the 11.30am Mass last Sunday the Knights presented the parish with a chalice and ciborium which will be used in the celebration of the Eucharist.
OCTOBER IS MISSION MONTH
Theme: ‘Who is my Neighbour’
We live in challenging but hopeful times. As followers of Jesus we believe that every human being is created in the image of God. But we are not made in isolation. We belong together in a creation which should be cherished and not simply used and consumed. Jesus lived as one of us, shared the joys and hardships of ordinary life and died a violent and shameful death. Wherever we find ourselves, he has shared our experience and walks with us. The resurrection is a sign that the sufferings and problems people face everyday are not the last word and that God’s transforming power can turn our world – not just the spiritual – to work for good. We can bring this good news to others – love makes the difference!
“The Gospel reminds us that the whole law of God is summed up in love for God and neighbour,” said Pope Francis, adding, “you cannot love God without loving our neighbour and you cannot love your neighbour without loving God.” The “novelty” of Christ’s teaching consists in the union of these two commandments.
YOUR challenge for the Mission Month of October:
Say a prayer every day for people around the world;
Try to think of the other person! Put into practice the Gospel message “Love your neighbour as yourself;
Do one small thing each day for others to awake the missionary spirit for young people;
Make a difference! – No matter how small, in your community or school.
The new Alpha Programme continues on Mondays at 8.00pm in the Day Chapel. This week’s topic is “Why did Jesus die?”
Meeting, Tuesday 6th, 8pm, Day Chapel. All welcome.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
The next available Baptism dates are Sat 24th Oct & Sun 1st Nov in Tullamore &Sunday 8th Nov in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed21st Oct.
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 5 7.45 Thomas Leavy& Family & Oliver Cleary, Kilbride St
10.00 Nellie Colbert
Tues 6 7.45 Des Galvin, 31 Marian Place
10.00 Timmy Connolly & Family, O’Molloy St
Wed 7 7.45 Mary White, 15 Convent View
10.00 John & Mary Brigid Gallagher
Thurs 8 7.45 Vera Kenna
10.00 Peter, Elizabeth & Edward Dunne, Clonad
Fri 9 10.00 FrancisWynter
Sat 10 10.00 Joe Pyke & Family, Moylena
Sun11 8.30 Christina Dunne, Killiskea
10.00 Sonny Conway, Ballydaly
1.00 Helen Connors, 1st Ann
You are reminded that 6.30pm Vigil, 11.30am & 1.00pm Masses are for Months Memories and 1st Anniversaries only.
Shared Masses: The next Shared Masses available to book in for, are on Saturday 31stOct, 10.00am in Tullamore; and on Sunday 1st Nov, 11.30am in Durrow. 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 Ann Pender, John Hume, Peg Gorry& Teresa Cunningham.
Welcome to God’s familyPaul Nathan Reilly, Amber Lisa Ward, Steve George McGuinness, Victoria Mae Moore, Faya Eliza Flood, Sofia Monica & Iona Winifred Rattiganwho werebaptisedrecently.
Tullamore €3454; Durrow €120Envelopes €2840
Thank you for your continued support
PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR FIONA PENDER, OUR PARISHIONER WHO HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE 22ND AUGUST,1996.
WORLD YOUTH DAY KRAKOW 2016 (Gathering of young Catholics with Pope Francis): For young people (18-35) who wish to deepen, share and celebrate their faith. Would you like to travel with the Diocese of Meath for this amazing event? Please find information and booking forms on website, www.dioceseofmeath.ie/youth or contact Parish Centre.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS – Tullamore Group 50th Ann: Open Meeting Fri 9, 8pm, Parish Centre. Speakers from AA & Al-Anon. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
SECULAR FRANCISCANS: Meeting Tues 6, Mercy Convent, 7pm. New members welcome.
RAINBOWS IRELAND – a peer support programme to assist children grieving a death or separation: Information night, Tues 20, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Youth Centre. Ph 0871039292
TARA: Holiday to Arklow Bay Hotel, 12-16 Oct. More info from Benny 0872146172/05751295.
DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Drop In Centre, Offaly St, Mon to Thurs, 10am-2pm. Phone 9328268.
CAR BOOT SALE:Daingean GAA Grounds, Sat 10, 10-2
BALLYCOMMON TELEWORK & TRAINING CENTRE: Now enrolling for the courses. Ph 0579353177/9353441 or firstname.lastname@example.org more details.
ANAM CARA (Supportservices to bereaved parents &families):Bereavement Information Evening, Mullingar Park Hotel, Mon 12, 7.30-9.30pm. Talk by an experienced bereavement professional.RSVP to
by Fri9, contact us on 01 4045378 – 087 9637790.
AUTISM – LAOIS CONNECTS MENTAL HEALTH EVENT: Talk on the effects of Autism on children & their families, No Limits Ability Centre, Ballyfin, Thurs 8.30pm.Admission is free but places are limited, please call 057 87 55907 or text 087 7497826 to book. Refreshments available on the night.