Parish of the Assumption
Area Code: 057
Tel: 93 21587 - 93 51510 - 93 22244 - 93 22415 Fax: 93 51510
E-mail Parish Secretary: email@example.com
Pentecost Sunday ~ 19th May 2013
Msgr. Seán Heaney, P. P.
Fr. Shane Crombie C.C.
Fr. Seamus O'Connor SSC
Fr Patrick Donnelly C.C.
Fr Kevin Fleming SSC
Sr. Genny Hassey
Sr. Margaret Burke
Church of the Assumption: Saturday (Vigil) 7.30pm
Sunday 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am & 1.00pm
St Colmcille’s Church Durrow: Sunday 11.30am
Church of the Assumption: Vigil 7.30pm; 7.45am, 10.00am, 1.10pm, 7.30pm.
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
GET IN TOUCH
St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, Tullamore
Parish Support Services Confidential Phone line 0579326604, Mon-Fri 10am-1pm; 6-8pm.
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.
Are birthdays important to you? Do you feel joy when celebrating? I hope so – we should enjoy birthdays, our own and other people’s. There is a birthday we are all invited to celebrate today – the birthday of the Church.
We celebrate the day on which the Church was born, when the Holy Spirit came down with power, authority and glory. On that day the people of God were alight, with the love of God burning in their hearts and the power of the Gospel on their lips. Today, we have the same grace, the same gift of the Spirit, which is given to us through our life in the Church.
We humbly ask for a fresh outpouring, a new wave, a mighty anointing of God’s Spirit on all people of good will.
FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI
Pope Francis is celebrating the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ in St.Peter's Basilica on Sunday 2nd June by praying a Holy Hour from 5 to 6 p.m. His intention is that the strong link between Faith and Eucharist will be emphasized in this Year of Faith.
We are invited to pray this Holy Hour in every Church with Pope Francis, and so we will have a Holy Hour in Tullamore and Durrow Churches at the time Pope Francis is leading the Holy Hour in St. Peter's. More information next week.
The Corpus Christi Procession will take place in the parish on Saturday June 1st after Vigil Mass. The route will be Harbour St, William St, Patrick St, concluding in Marian Place where Benediction will be given. Further details next week.
NEW PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
The parish will be forming a new PPC for the next three years. The new Council will consist of nineteen members, three of whom will be ex officio. Eight members will be elected by our Sunday Mass congregation, and eight will be selected by the Parish Team.
On Sunday 9th June parishioners will be invited to nominate those they would like to see on the Parish Council. Those nominated will then be consulted to know if they are willing to serve, and those with most nominations will be placed on a ballot paper for voting on Sunday 23rd June.
To maintain gender balance in the PPC four of those elected must be women and four must be men. The process to elect two members from the Durrow/Ballinamere area will commence in Durrow on June 2nd, with voting on June 23rd. Further details of the process will be given in the coming weeks.
THE GATHERING 2013
Our Parish has committed itself to participating in the Gathering 2013 here in Tullamore. Our Gathering events will be held over the weekend of August 17th/18th, which is the weekend of our annual Cemetery Devotions. On Saturday evening we will hold a Street Party after Vigil Mass, most likely at St. Brigid’s Place. On Sunday 18th August we will hold a Garden Fete in Colaiste Choilm after Mass in the Cemetery at 1.00pm. A Committee is already at work planning the events, and will welcome volunteers to help in the organization of the two events. If you are willing to help in any way, please give your name to any member of the Parish Team, or at Reception in the Parish Centre.
Your most important role however, is to let your relatives and friends know that these events are being organized. They can obtain information on the website www.tullamoreparish.ie, and we will work very hard to make them most welcome on the weekend. We have been allocated a small amount of funding through Offaly Co. Council to organize the Gathering, so it is up to us to make good use of these funds, and make our weekend a great success.
BISHOP MICHAEL COMMENDS TULLAMORE YOUTH
Last month, Bishop Michael met members of the JPPC and members of the “J- Unit”. They explained to him all they have been doing over the past year - youth day away in Lilliput, music workshop, youth retreat in Ovoca Manor, fundraisers, Youth Alpha, Sunday evening prayer and the National Youth Conference. Bishop Michael was very impressed with all the work that the young people put into the National Parish Youth Conference. He suggested that the theme for next year could be “You Will Be My Witnesses” (Acts 1:8). Following prayer and discussion the young people held a reception in the Parish Centre where they presented Bishop Michael with a cake to mark his 50 years as a Priest.
SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS
Wisdom about life comes slowly and sometimes painfully. Hearing the ‘right’ answer at the ‘wrong’ time does not help us. We need to be ready and open to receiving the truth if it is to have any impact. Perhaps you can recall some occasions when it was the ‘right’ time for you to learn a truth about life. Remember your experiences of growing in understanding and truth.
Perhaps the Spirit guided you through the words of someone close to you, or through the words and actions of people you read about or saw on TV. Or maybe understanding came to you when praying or reflecting on your life. Remember and give thanks for the people who have helped you to greater wisdom on your journey through life.
Wisdom is handed on from person to person, and from generation to generation, within families, within communities, etc. Are there any particular gems of wisdom that you cherish from what has been handed on to you?
-John Byrne OSA, Intercom May 2013
Nastepna msza odprawiana w j.polskim odprawiana bedzie 26/05/2013 o 14:30 Chetnych do udzialu w adoracji wieczystej prosze o kontakt pod nr tel.0876640020
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
The next available Baptism dates are on: Saturday 22nd June & Sunday 7th July in Tullamore Church; Sunday 14th July in Durrow Church. The pre-baptism meeting for these is on Wednesday 19th June.
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.
Notices for Bulletin must be in the Parish Centre by 9.30am Wednesday
Mon 20: 10.00 John Dunne, Sragh
Tues 21: 7.45 Patrick, Kate & Richard Bracken, Arden
10.00 Paddy Doheny, Rahan Rd
Wed 22: 10.00 Patrick Cutler, Elizabeth & Patrick Heffernan
Thurs 23: 7.45 Brigid & Frank Cunningham
10.00 Robert, Annie, Robert Jnr, Thomas,Brigid & Teresa Kelly
Fri 24: 10.00 Eileen Gorman, Pearse Park
Sun 26: 8.30 Molly, Patrick, Noel & Brando Cleary
10.00 William & Celia Igoe, O’Moore St
11.30 Liam O’Reilly, Mon Mem
Shared Mass Sat 25, 10am: O’Callaghan Family; John, Susan, Edward, Tommy, Brigid & Joseph Keeney; Jack & Alice Galvin; Mick & Monica Galvin; Kathleen & Joseph Keegan; Winifred & Peter Moran; John & Esther Lawlor; Michael & Ellen Lowbridge; Mick Farrell; Annie Molloy; John & Mary Moriarty & Sean Dooley; Michael Lynch; Michael & Jacqueline Graham; Nicholas & Mary Molloy & Family; Sheila & Stephen Egan, Irene Flanagan & Ian Dunne; Marcella O’Farrell; Maureen & Tommy Glynn; Pat & Pa Molloy; Thomas & Rose O’Brien; Joseph McCarthy; Joseph, Patricia & Joseph Jnr Madden & Kieran & Maureen Loughnane; Winifred Kilroe; Jimmy & Kitty Fenning.
We offer our sympathy to the families of Fr John O’Dwyer & Dannie Clavin.
If you would like comfort and support in your bereavement please ph 9326604.
Welcome to God’s family Keelan Michael Donlon, Conall Diarmaid Geoghegan, Francis Anthony Geoghegan, Aoibheann Margaret Murphy, Aidan Brendan O’Connor & Odhran Peter McCabe who were baptised recently.
Tullamore €3255; Durrow €159; Envelopes €2885
Example of expenses paid out this week – Heating Oil €4114.14
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: Ph 9321232.
ALPHA: See website www:midlandsalpha.com
DURROW PATTERN FESTIVAL GATHERING 7-9 JUNE: Spread the word among friends & family abroad. Details from Charlie 0863038358 or Helen 0872910710.
TULLAMORE GAA: Mass Sat 25, 7pm, GAA Social Centre to celebrate Club's 125th Anniversary and remember deceased members and friends. All welcome.
TEA MORNING in aid of Offaly Domestic Violence Support Service, Thurs 23, Parish Centre, after 10am Mass.
LECTURE "North Offaly Commemorative Monuments of the Revolutionary Era c 1914/23" by Dr.Philip McConway, Mon 20,8pm OHAS, Bury Quay. All welcome.
CHANGE FOR ART 2013: Coins welcome to parish schools to help create World's Largest Coin Mosaic as fundraising for Tullamore Community Arts Centre. Leave in schools by Fri 24.
MIDLAND CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP LTD: Meeting Tues 21, 7.30pm, Health Centre, Bury Quay.
FRIENDS TULLAMORE HOSPITAL: Thanks to all who supported recent cake sale. €700 collected.
TULLAMORE BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S CLUB: Dinner Tues 21. Guest speaker - Ambassador of Croatia.
TRUE LIFE IN GOD: Prayer meetings with videos – Mon 20, Alfie Lambe House, 7pm; Tues 21, 7.30pm, Marian Hostel. Ph 0851541559; www.tlig.org
READY: Dinner & Dance, Sun 19, O’Malleys Main St, 7.30pm. To book ph 9341235. All welcome.
MONSTER AUCTION: Ballykilmurry GAA Centre, near Esker Hills Golf course, Mon 3 June, 2.30pm.
“SAOIRSE AR AN UISCE”: Boat trips on Grand Canal. Details from 0861064051. Part of the ‘Muiriosa Foundation’.
TEACH MHUIRE PRAYING COMMUNITY MASS FOR HEALING: Tues 21, 7.30pm, Coláiste Íosagáin, Tullamore Rd., Portarlington. Celebrant Fr. Jim Bermingham
KNOCK: Bus from Tullamore Sat 1, 9.30. Ph 0863344722.
PADRE PIO NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE: Holy Cross Abbey, Sun 26.
LOUGH DERG: 27-29 June. Ph 086-2571645 / 044-9342449
FOUND: Sum money, Parish Centre, following Confirmation last Saturday. Contact Parish Centre. LOST: Men’s ring, blue stone & shamrocks. Finder contact Parish Centre.