Parish of the Assumption
Area Code: 057
Tel: 93 21587 - 93 22415 Fax: 93 51510
E-mail Parish Secretary:
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ 19th October 2014
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
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
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.
WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
This month must be regarded in all countries as the month of universal mission. The theme chosen this year is “that you may have life”. Even the weakest and the most vulnerable, the sick and the old, the unborn and the poor are masterpieces of God’s creation made in his own image, destined to live forever. (Pope Francis).
Many people in Ireland have lost their jobs, their security for old age, they have experienced the pain of emigration, of separation and stress. Many live with the uncertainty and sadness.
Mission month provides us with the opportunity to reach out here at home in order to assure our neighbours that they are not forgotten and that their pain has not gone unnoticed. We bring Christ to others by showing respect and dignity to them. Mission month also reminds us to be aware of many people in the world especially children we are dying from malnutrition.
Let us unite ourselves with all God’s people around the Eucharist on this Mission Sunday.
GARDA CHOIR CONCERT
A concert featuring the Garda Choir and the Sacred Heart School Choir will take place in the Church of the Assumption on Friday 24th October at 8pm. Tickets are available after Masses this weekend in Parish Centre at (church grounds entrance).
REAR A CALF SCHEME
Our rear a calf scheme has commenced and we now have a few local farmers rearing a calf for the Parish. If you wish to become involved in either rearing a calf or donating a calf to the Parish please contact Tom in the Parish Centre on 9321587 or 086 0547266
PARISH DEBT – PROGRESS
We are making progress with our parish debt. So far this year we have managed to reduce the debt by €80,536. This has been achieved through the generosity of parishioners and through on cost savings. Our current debt is now €1,365,583. This is still an enormous challenge but we are moving in the right direction. The Sunday plate collection and the weekly envelope collections are essential sources of income. We have a fundraising event with the Garda Choir on Friday October 24th. The calf rearing scheme is progressing and we will be doing further promotion of this in the coming weeks. We express our gratitude for your generosity and we ask for your continued support.
The Parish Finance Committee.
CONTROL OF DOGS
There has been a notable increase in dog foul in Clonminch Cemetery. Apart from the fact the Cemetery is consecrated ground, a sacred place where our loved ones are laid to rest, the presence of dog waste is a serious health risk. If a dog accompanies a visitor to Clonminch Cemetery it must at all times be kept on a lead, and any waste must be disposed of.
The Parish of Tullamore is committed to ensuring that best practice safeguarding children standards are being implemented so that we can ensure the safety and well being of our children. In keeping with best practice, best practice photographs of children may not be taken in the church.
PARISH FUNDRAISER - MEDATIVE MOVEMENT & DANCE
Experience gentle dances/movement for meditation and well being Thursday 23 Oct, 7.30-9.00pm, Parish Centre. Donation €5, towards parish funds.
LAST CALL FOR OLD CURRENCY
If you have old currency lying around and would like to dispose of it, why not drop it in to the Parish Centre or Sacristy. This will be used to help reduce the debt on the Parish Centre.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
The next available Baptism dates are Sat 22nd Nov, Sun 7th Dec & Sat 20th Dec in Tullamore and Sun 14th Dec in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wednesday 19th Nov. 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.
Tue 21st 10.00am Terry Clarke
Wed 22nd 10.00am James & Margaret Bracken & Family
Thur 23rd 7.45am John & Josephine Bailey
10.00am Heather & Tom Daly, Daly & White Families & Kevin Carroll
Fri 24th 10.00am Kitty Cutler, 104 O’Molloy Street
Sat 25th 10.00am Phil & Ann Deevy & Jack Berry; John Galvin & Margaret Cunningham; Bridget & Joseph Connolly & Family; Paddy, Margaret, Jimmy & Teresa Cooney; Josephine Brennan; Margaret, Rose, Mary Ann & James Graham & Eddie Shevlin; Eileen & Peter McLoughlin; Maylon Mahon; Anne & Paddy Heffernan; William & Rose McFadden & Mary Gillivan; Con Molloy; Joe & Ian Farrelly & Family; James, Elizabeth & Rosaleen Buckley; Thomas & Josephine Egan & Egan Family; Joe & Rose Connaughton; Colm McEvoy; Millie Bryan; John & Nora Kenaney; Christopher Brennan; John & Mary Moriarty; Aidan Stones; Owen & James Daly, Kate & Michael Dempsey, Kathleen & Martin Howard; Josephine, Jack & Sinead Boland; Christopher & Mary Hughes; John & Annie Connolly; David & Eileen McEvoy; Hussey & Duffy Families; James & Winifred Walsh, Mick & Alice Vickers & Family; Margaret & Abraham Bradley, Nuala & Dan Pestana & Bradley Family; Michael & Anna May McRedmond; Tony & Rose Heffernan; Joe Daly Jnr; John & Bridie Geoghegan; Eileen,Tom, Veronica & baby Tommy McLoughlin; Michael, Mary & James Yates & James, Elizabeth & Joe Dwane; Denis, Anne, Marie & Colette Dunne; Elizabeth, Patrick & William Carroll.
Sun 26th 8.30am Molly, Patrick, Noel & Brando Cleary
10.00am Noel Egan, 21 Marian Place, William & Sarah Doyle, 106 O’Molloy Street
11.30am Desmond McGirl
1.00pm Larry Rigney 1st Ann
We offer our sympathy to the family of Pat Dolan.
Welcome to God’s family Jack Mick McDermott, Lily May Grennan, Katelynn Mary Leavy and Roisin Marianne Molloy who were baptized recently.
Tullamore €3453; Durrow €296; Envelopes €2385
Thank you for your continued support.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR FIONA PENDER, OUR PARISHIONER WHO HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE 22ND AUGUST, 1996.
ANNUAL MASS & BLESSING OF GRAVES AT KILBRIDE CEMETERY: on Sun 26th Oct at 4pm. All welcome. There will be a collection for the upkeep of the graveyard.
ILLUSTRATED PRESENTATION: ‘Connecting Leinster & Connaught, The Construction of the New Bridge @ Banagher 1843’ by James Scully, Eoghan Broderick & Kieran Keenaghan Mon 20th 8pm Bury Quay. All Welcome.
ADULT DANCE CLASSES: every Tue night at Tullamore GAA, 8pm beginners, 9pm improvers, 10pm dancing. No partner needed. Contact Joe 086 4001456.
MIDLAND CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP LTD: meeting Tue 21 Oct @ Parish Centre, Tullamore at 7.30pm sharp.
OFFALY BEEKEEPERS AGM: on 21st Oct @ 8pm at Historical Premises, Bury Quay, Tullamore. New members welcome.
MS IRELAND: A talk by Dr Susan Coote, Chartered Physiotherapist on Tue 21st Oct @ 7.30pm sharp at Tullamore Court Hotel.
TULLAMORE LADIES FOOTBALL CLUB: underage year end disco in Tullamore GAA on Sat 8 Nov from 7-10pm.
DOCHAS: Offaly Cancer Support Group drop in Centre, Offaly St. Phone 057 9328268.
FARM HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAY: on Fri 31st Oct @ Golden Vale Mart, Tullamore. Contact Tara 057 9321405
OFFALY MENTAL HEALTH TALK WEEK: launching in Tullamore Library on Wed 22nd Oct at 7pm. All welcome.
FRIENDSHIP GROUP ANIMAL HARVEST: coffee morning & raffle @ Parish Centre on Wed 23rd Oct from 10.30am to 12 noon.
CEILI AT DURROW HALL: on Tues 21st Oct from 9-12pm.
GROW GROUP: meets every Thurs at 2.30pm National Learning Network, Tanyard, Tullamore, phone Assumpta 086 8114135.
MARIE KEATING FOUNDATION: free cancer information service @ Dochas, Offaly St on Wed 22n Oct at 10am. No appointment necessary. Specialist nurse will give free and confidential advice.