20 July 2019
Bulletin

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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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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 14th July 2019

Fr. Joseph Gallaghar P.P
Rt Rev Sean Heaney CC VG
Fr. Shane Crombie C.C.
Fr Kevin Fleming SSC
Fr. Luke Ohiemi C.C.
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

Weekday Masses

Monday-Friday 7.45am & 10.00am; Saturday 10.00am

CONFESSIONS

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

GET IN TOUCH

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, 0579321587

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WHO IS MY NEIGHBOUR?

The parable in today’s Gospel reading is well known to all of us as the parable of the“Good Samaritan”. In the time of Jesus, the Samaritans were regarded by other Jewsas dangerous renegades, far removed from God and scarcely people careful of the lawand its principles. This was their stereotype—the image that their society had createdand accepted and passed down to their children about all Samaritans. For them to be a

Samaritan was conceptualised as being a bad person. Do we harbour stereotypes inour souls about other people?

The story does not need repeating. The lesson is clear. Our neighbour is all people,extending out from the members of our own families, to those in our parishcommunity and town, and more broadly to those of all kinds—colour, race,nationality, gender, social class in our country and throughout the world. We shouldshow compassion and love to all. Indeed, we must love all these, our neighbours, as ourselves. That’s the hard bit. Can we get rid of our stereotypes of other people andact instead like the Good Samaritan? We could make a start by trying to practise theseven corporal and the seven spiritual works of mercy in regard to our neighbours.


PYX

If you have a pyx you are no longer using, please return it to the Sacristy.  Thank you. 


21ST INTERNATIONAL SUMMER ORGAN SERIES

The annual series of organ recitals continueson Tuesday16th in the Church of the Assumption at 8.00pm.  “The Grandeur of Franc” will feature Maurice Clerc on the organ.


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Clonminch Cemetery Sunday 18th August, 1.00pm.

Durrow Cemetery Sunday 8th September.  Blessing of graves after 11.30am.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

Luke 10:25-37

Today’s gospel brings us right to the heart of what a Christian life involves: love of God and love 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 love given and received as a source of life and vitality?

With media today we are brought face to face with suffering, poverty and hunger so vast that it can engender a feeling of helplessness and hopelessness. The parable challenges us about how we react when we come face to face with a person in need. We may sometimes try to avoid getting involved. Recall when you overcame this reaction and reached out to help.What did that do for you, and for the other person?

Bring to mind the people who have been an inspiration to you by the care and attention they have given to others.

John Byrne, Intercom July 2019


POPE FRANCIS’ EXHORTATION TO YOUTH

Dear young friends, do not let [masters of manipulation] exploit your youth to promote a shallow life that confuses beauty with appearances. Realize that there is beauty in the labourer who returns home grimy and unkempt, but with the joy of having earned food for his family.

There is extraordinary beauty in the fellowship of a family at table, generously sharing what food it has. There is beauty in the wife, slightly dishevelled and no longer young, who continues to care for her sick husband despite her own failing health.

Long after the springtime of their courtship has passed, there is beauty in the fidelity of those couples who still love one another in the autumn of life, those elderly people who still hold hands as they walk. 

ChristusVivit 183


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The next available Baptism dates Sat 20th, Sat 27th July & Sun 4th Aug in Tullamore & Sun 11th Aug in Durrow.

The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 17th 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 15   10.00  Frankie, Mark, Stephen & Mackenzie Donoghue & Rattigan Family

Wed 17   10.00  Thomas & Mary Bracken, Slate House, Arden

Thurs 18 10.00  Christopher & Esther Pender

Fri 19       7.45  Michael Reade

             10.00  Brother Mark Hogan

Sat 20     10.00  Nancy Fox

Sun 21      8.30  David Mullen

             10.00  Destiny McLoughlin

Durrow Sun 21, 11.30:Vera McMonagle, Mon Mem


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Peg Cronly, Mary Dolly Spain, Peter Doyle & Noel Martin.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Rory Jacob Leonard, Chloe Frances Carroll, Théo Lira Pimental, Antoni Nicolas Marmilovs & Anna Marie Brennan who were baptised recently.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €2360; Durrow €243; Envelopes €2400

Thank you for your continued support


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


COMMUNITY NOTICES

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you sit for an hour with the Lord, once a month as part of a rota, Sat 5-6am or any hour?  Ph: 0851162668.

EMPLOYER BASED TRAINING (EBT) - an innovative training programme to assist people (job seekers, unemployed, people with an illness or disability) who need specialist support to improve their skills and increase their chances of getting employment.   For detailsphYvonne  0861741402 NLN.

IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOC COASTAL CAMINO:  Would you like to join us next Oct?More info see www.iwa.ie/camino or Jacqui 086 1284124, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

FAMILY CARERS IRELAND: Free Home Care Skills Training Course commencing Sept.  Details from Beth 0579322920.

TULLAMORE LIBRARY:  Wide range of courses & activities available.Ph 0579346832 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

BALLYCOMMON TTC: Details on courses from 0579353177 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Lotto nos8/7; 16,17,25,26 (23).

TULLAMORE PHOENIX MARKET - supporting local charities - Sat 10am-3pm, Kilcruttin, beside Food Market. Ph 0879050910

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

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

AWARE:  Meet Mon, 7.30pm, Riada House.

GROW:  Wed, 11am, Tullamore Library.  Ph 086 811 4135

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

MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 9-14 Sept.Bookingswith Pilgrimages Abroad Ltd, Lower Baggot St., Dublin 2. Tel: 01 6359300. email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .Hospital Pilgrimsph A Boland 0877914828.

CLONMACNOIS PRAYER VIGIL: Fri 19. Mass9pm. Adoration & Prayers follow until 2.10am. All welcome. Ph 085-7746763.

PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: 9-16 Sept with Fr Tony Gavin, PP, Tubber.  Cost €779 pps.  Further details from Anna Condron.  Tel. No. 090-6482228 or 085-7700198.

YOUNG ADULTS!  (18-40YEARS) Retreat, Dalgan Park, Navan  26-28 July. Cost is donation. Own room, all meals.Phone : 090 6481666, or email youthretreats @gmail.com 'Do not be afraid to dream of great things' --Pope Francis.

LOUGH DERG 2019:The Three Day Pilgrimage is currently open. Phone Lorraine on 071 9861518 (from NI 00 353 71 9861518) email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

REEK SUNDAY 2019 – SUNDAY 28 JULY pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick.  Mass will be celebrated on the summit of the mountain on the hour with the first Mass at 8:00am and the last Mass at 2:00pm. Confessions will be available on the summit from 7:30am to 2:00pm.

 
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