Parish of the Assumption
Area Code: 057
Tel: 93 21587 - 93 22415 Fax: 93 51510
E-mail Parish Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org
Palm Sunday ~ 13th April 2014
Fr. Joseph Gallaghar P.P
Msgr. Sean Heaney
Fr. Shane Crombie C.C.
Fr. Seamus O'Connor SSC
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
First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am.
Saturday: 12 noon-1.00pm, 3.00-4.00pm
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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 Counselling, etc. For appointment,ph 0579326604, Monday-Thursday 9.30am-1.00pm; Wednesday & Thursday 6.00-8.00pm.
“WHO IS HE?” THE PEOPLE OF JERUSALEM ASKED
So who is He to me and where do I stand in relation to Him in today's recital of the Passion? Am I maybe an unthinking member of the crowd or even Judas who thought Jesus should be a national leader, happy to show off his power. On the other hand, could I be the disciple who asks Jesus "Where do you want us to go"? - ready to do whatever He wishes. Perhaps there is something of Peter's presumption in me "though all should lose faith in You I will never lose faith," or maybe a bit of Pilate who put political expediency first and washed his hands of his duty. Or am I standing by the tomb with Mary Madgalen and the other Mary, for whom love held beyond death? Or am I simply walking the whole journey with Mary, His mother, asking her to comfort all those who see their child, no matter what are, die a painful death before their eyes, unable to do anything or maybe not even be there at all? Whatever our position, - be it heartbroken or sorrowful - acknowledging and asking forgiveness for our faults - even if they include betrayal, wordly ambition or rank selfishness - and then cling to Him, we will be held in a Love that makes us whole no matter how broken we are. "By His wounds we have been healed."
We adore You O Christ
and we bless You
Because by your Holy Cross
You have redeemed the World.
TULLAMORE PARISH - EASTER 2014
Sat April 12th - Junior Parish Pastoral Council Conference
Palm Sunday as per normal Sunday.
5.30pm evening prayer led by young people.
Holy Week: Mon, Tues, Wed as normal with no Mass Wednesday evening.
Tues. April 15th: RECONCILIATION DAY
with Mass for the sick at 2pm.
Wed 16 April: Chrism Mass, Mullingar 7pm
HOLY THURSDAY: (17th April)
10am: Morning Prayer
3pm: Riada House
4pm: Hospital, Mass of the Lord's Supper.
7pm: Durrow, Mass of the Lord's Supper.
7.30pm: Tullamore, Mass of the Lord's Supper.
10pm: Night Prayer, Tullamore
GOOD FRIDAY (18th April)
10am: Morning Prayer
12noon: Stations of the Cross, led by young people.
Celebration of the Lord's Passion:
3pm: Tullamore, Riada House, Durrow
9pm: Churches Together Walk of Witness. (Commencing at St. Catherine's Church, Hop Hill)
HOLY SATURDAY (19th April)
10am: Morning Prayer
12 noon: Penitential Service
9pm: Solemn Easter Vigil, Tullamore
EASTER SUNDAY (20th April)
6am: Dawn Mass (at site of Old Church in Axis business park)
Sunday Masses as normal. (Tullamore:- 8.30am, 10am, 11.30am & 1pm, Durrow:- 11.30am, Hospital :- 9am)
Easter Octave Mon:11am Mass.
Tues - Sat : 10am
Mon 14: 10.00 Thomas, Joe, John, Charlie, Jaimsie & Michael Hogan
7.30 Colm McCabe, Clara Rd
Tues 15: 10.00 Michael McDonagh
7.30 Rose Cahill & Family
Wed 16: 7.30 Mary E Feery
10.00 Brigid & Patrick McDonagh
Sun 20: 8.30 Jack & Kathleen Egan, Davitt St
10.00 Paddy Egan
11.30 Liam O’Reilly, 1st Ann
We offer our sympathy to the families of Jack Wyer, Darragh Egan, Angela O’Sullivan (nee Cleary), George Brophy, Olive Slammon (nee Coughlan) & Sean Ward.
Welcome to God’s family Grace Elizabeth Brophy, Molly Brighid Hill, Sam Thomas Waters, Tom Farrell Spain & Noah Martin Cutler Doyle who were baptised recently.
Tullamore €3738; Durrow €265; Envelopes €4285
Thank you for your continued support.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR FIONA PENDER, OUR PARISHIONER WHO HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE 22ND AUGUST, 1996.
CHRISM MASS: Bus leaves Parochial House 5.30pm, Wed 16. Leave names in Sacristy by tomorrow if you wish to travel.
PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 11-16 June. Spiritual Director Fr Shane; spiritual music Shalom Folk Choir. To book ph 0866615733/0863192399/0876799177/0860547266.
PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Ph 9321232.
BINGO IN AID OF PARISH FUNDS Thurs 24, 8.30pm, GAA Centre.
FRIENDS OF CHERNOBYL CHILDREN TULLAMORE Church Gate Collection this weekend.
OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICE seeking ladies to participate in flora mini marathon on Mon 2 June Ph057 9351796 for further details.
PIETA (SUICIDE & SELF HARM CRISIS CENTRE DARKNESS INTO LIGHT TULLAMORE WALK/RUN: Registration, Thurs 17 & Sat 19, 11am-6pm, Bridge Centre. More details from Darkness into Light Tullamore facebook page.
LA LECH LEAGUE BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP meeting Thurs 17, 8pm, Health Centre.Ph 0872764382/0851760632. Find us on Facebook La Leche League Tullamore.
FEAST OF DIVINE MERCY Sun 27, 2.45pm, Mucklagh Church. Chaplet Novena starts Good Friday.
OPPORTUNITY SHOP Kilbride Plaza.Proceeds towards helping people with disabilities in Zambia. Donations clothes, books etc.
LECTURE OHAS, Bury Quay, Mon 14, 8pm by Con Manning on Pre Norman Churches in Ireland, with particular reference to Co. Offaly &Clonmacnoise.
ALADDIN presented by Midland Drama School, Sun 13-Wed 16, 8pm, Bridge House. Ph 0872924719.Proceeds towards local charities.
DURROW/KILBEGGAN WIND INFORMATION GROUP bus to Energy Policy March, Dublin, Tues 15, from Durrow Church 9am. Text 0851767199 to book.
CNG PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Sat 3 May. All welcome. Ph 0877914828.
NATIONAL VIGIL FOR LIFE Sat 3, May, 3-4pm. For info on bus from Tullamore, ph 0872563439.