30 June 2016
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Parish of the Assumption

Area Code: 057 Tel: 93 21587 - 93 22415 Fax: 93 51510
www.tullamoreparish.ie 
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13th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 26th June 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  

MASS TIMES

Weekend Masses

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

Holy Days

Church of the Assumption: 7.45am, 10.00am, 1.10pm, 6.30pm.

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow:Vigil 8.00pm

Weekday Masses

Monday-Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.00am

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

CONFESSIONS

Saturday:  12 noon-1.00pm, 3.00-4.00pm

GET IN TOUCH

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, Tullamore

Phone: 0579321587

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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.


NO SHORTCUTS

The call and the cost of Christian commitment are emphasised in this week’s gospel. Jesus didn’t take a short cut but took the road through Samaria, even though the Samaritans and the Jews were deadly enemies.

The cost of being a disciple of Jesus has a price and it can be a lonely road to follow. As Jesus walks that road He found that not everyone supported his journey.

On his journey he meets three men who are anxious to follow him but who are unfit or unprepared for the challenge involved. The one bursting with enthusiasm was rejected when Jesus pointed out that he didn’t have a home to call his own. He lets another know that the cost of being a disciple has a price – leaving his parents.

To follow Jesus to Calvary can be no casual accompaniment of a wandering preacher – if anything stands in our way or takes priority over Jesus in our lives, then we are not free to follow him.

Every day we are faced with making choices. When Jesus calls we have to make daily choices which are not always easy to make. Our journey with Christ begins at Baptism with a promise to make his way of life our own.

The Lord’s call demands an immediate response, not just something to be fitted in after we have attended to all the important business in our lives, as we see it.“I will follow you wherever you go.”


CEMETERY DAYS

Cemetery Sunday in Clonminch will be on Sunday 21st Aug at 1.00pm.

Cemetery Sunday in Durrow will be on Sunday 11th Sept.  Blessing of graves will follow 11.30am Mass.


ORDINATION OF FR CONOR McGEE

We wish Fr. Conor every blessing in his ministry as a priest in our diocese. We are pleased to welcome him here among us during the coming weeks.

The Ordination and First Mass were special community occasions in our parish. A sincere word of gratitude to everyone who planned and worked for this special occasion and to all who participated in the ceremonies.

Please keep Fr. Conor in your prayers and continue to pray that others will answer God’s call to priesthood and religious life.


SENIOR CITIZEN’S BINGO

Our Junior PPC are holding their popular senior citizen’s bingo on Friday 1 after 10.00am Mass.  All are welcome.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS

Luke 9:51-62

In the opening verse Jesus is portrayed as having a new sense of clarity about his life that enables him to set out on the road ‘resolutely’. Perhaps there have been such moments in your life, moments of insight and clarity about the road ahead. Recall such moments and what they were like for you.

As he walked the road Jesus found that not everyone supported the journey he was making. Some of his friends were angry and wanted to hit back, but Jesus restrained them. What has helped you to cope with opposition you have met in your life, and continue your journey.

The response of Jesus to prospective followers seems harsh. He lets the first man know that discipleship is not a path to a comfortable nest. It is a way in which we never know what is going to be asked of us next. The disciple must be ready to move on. Where have you found good news in being open to change confident in the presence of Jesus with you?

He also demands commitment. Being human it is easy for us to start thinking about times when our commitment was less than perfect. But can you also recall the times when you realised the truth of this story – that commitment brings its own fruits and blessings. What specific blessings can you bring to mind?

John Byrne osa Intercom June 2016


PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION, for supporting the work and charities of Pope Francis, takes place this Sunday at the exit doors after Mass.


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates are Sun 7 Aug Tullamore & Sun 14th Aug in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 20 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.


MASS INTENTIONS

Mon 27    10.00    JackWrafter

Tues 28    10.00   Joseph Doyle

Wed 29    10.00   Martha Walshe

Sat 2        10.00  James, Mary Anne & Marcella Byrne, Cormac St

                6.30   Stephen McNeill, Mon Mem

Sun 3        8.30   babyIttoop

              10.00   William Smyth, Ballydaly

              11.30   Michael Donlon, O’Molloy St, Mon Mem

                 1.00   Organisation National Ex-servicemen & women

Durrow Sun 3, 11.30am: Paudge & Phylis Conroy; Mary & John O’Brien & Helena Abbott; Margaret, James &Ber Bracken; Carmel &Dinny Bracken; John & Kathleen Ward; Theresa CloonanAspinall; John & Julia Bermingham & Marie Molloy; Paddy & May Flanagan; John & Margaret Minnock& granddaughter Regina; Thomas & Mary Bracken


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Molly Ryan & John Walsh.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Jack James & Kai Antony Burke, Poppie Maureen Santry, Isabel Catherine Brown, Killian David Dagg, Erin Sophia Cameron-Elvidge, Lee Joseph Fletcher, Chantelle Caroline McCarthy & Julian Adam Kowalski who were baptised recently.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €3194; Durrow €127; Envelopes €2470

Thank you for your continued support

PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION, for supporting the work and charities of Pope Francis, takes place this Sunday at the exit doors after Mass.


PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR FIONA PENDER, OUR PARISHIONER WHO HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE 22ND AUGUST,1996.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you spend an hour with the Lord:  Sun 2-3pm; Wed 2-3pm; Fri 1-2pm, 8-9pm; Sat 6-7pm.Ph 0851162668.

1ST FRI/1ST SAT DEVOTIONS TO THE UNITED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY: Fri 1, Parish Centre – Rosary/Prayers 6pm; Mass 7pm.  All are most welcome.

EXPERIENCE GENTLE DANCES/MOVEMENT FOR MEDITATION & WELL BEING Thurs 30, 7.15-8.45pm, Parish Centre.   Donation of €5 towards Parish Funds.

“SHALOM TIDINGS”, a Catholic magazine featuring informative, reflective & inspirational articles, available from Parish Centre.  Donation of €2 will go towards Parish Funds.

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE:  14-21 Sept.  Ph Pat Kidney 0863192399 or Luke McNamee 0879113118.

TULLAMORE SOCIAL SERVICES thank all who supported recent ‘pop-up’ coffee shop.  Check out facebook page TSS Tullamore for future events to help support elderly & local organisations.

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY thanks all who supported recent church gate collection.  €2504 was the amount collected

PHOENIX MARKET Sat, 10-3pm, Kilcruttin Business Centre.  All proceeds to local charities.  Ph 0879301749/0877625463.

GROW:  Thurs, 2.30pm in the National Learning Network, The Tanyard.  Ph Assumpta 086 8114135; Tues 11am, Community Mental Health Centre.  Ph John 086 8033126

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Drop In Centre, Offaly St, Mon to Thurs, 10am-2pm.  Phone 9328268.

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICES:  Helpline 9351886 for information or to make an appointment.

SEXUAL ABUSE & RAPE CRISIS CENTRE:  Confidential Counselling Service, Helpline 1800323232.

RAINBOWS – peer support programme helping children grieving death or separation:  Ph 0871039292.

ARDEN ACTIVE AGE GROUP Arden View Resource Centre, Mon 3pm.  All welcome.

TULLAMORE ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOC (Tara) meet Thurs, 3pm, Parish Centre.  All are welcome.

CEMETERY MASS IN DAINGEAN Fri 1, 8pm.

HEALING MASSSS Peter's & Paul's Church,Athlone, Thurs 30, 7.30pm All are welcome.Ph 087 7828283 for more details.

 
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