CI News

 
02 December 2020
Tullamore Parish

 

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CORONA VIRUS - 

RESTRICTIONS TO BE RELAXED

This weekend the government announced changes to the conditions for living with Covid-19 which will be in place for the Christmas period.

<<Click Here>> for full details.

Advent Prayer
God of power and mercy open our hearts in welcome. Remove the things that hinder us 
from receiving Christ with joy so that we may share his wisdom and become one with him 
when he comes in glory, for he lives and reigns with you 
and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

 

SACRAMENTS

BAPTISM: Baptisms Not taking place at the moment.  Check with the Parish Office.

CONFESSIONS: Confessions will be from 2.00 - 3.00pm on Saturdays in Day Chapel. 

SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE: To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary. 

VOCATIONS NOTICE

The Diocesan Vocations Team has a new Facebook Page: DioceseOfMeathVocations   & a new Instagram Account:  dioceseofmeathvocations, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Ph Fr Tony Gonoude 044 9373923

NOVEMBER, REMEMBERING THE SOULS IN PURGATORY

The Vatican has extended the availability of certain plenary indulgences for the souls in Purgatory, amid concerns about avoiding large gatherings of people in churches or cemeteries and including those confined to home due to the pandemic. In the month of November, the Church has two traditional means of obtaining a plenary indulgence for the souls in Purgatory.

1.  The first is to visit a cemetery and pray for the dead during the Octave of All Saints’ Day, which is Nov. 1-8.This year, the Vatican decreed that this plenary indulgence can be obtained on any day in November.

2.  The second plenary indulgence is connected to the Feast of All Souls’ Day on Nov. 2 and can be received by those who visit a church or oratory on that day and recite the Our Father and the Creed.

The Vatican said that this plenary indulgence has also been extended and is available to Catholics throughout the month of November to reduce crowds.Both indulgences must include the three ordinary conditions and full detachment from sin. The ordinary conditions of an indulgence are sacramental confession, reception of the Eucharist, and prayer for the intentions of the pope.The Vatican also said that, because of the health emergency, the elderly, the sick, and others who cannot leave the house for serious reasons can participate in the indulgence from home by recitingprayers for the deceased before an image of Jesus or the Virgin Mary.They must also spiritually unite themselves to other Catholics, be completely detached from sin, and have the intention of fulfilling the ordinary conditions as soon as possible.

MASS INTENTIONS   

Click here for the full list of Mass Intentions to be celebrated this week.

PARISH COLLECTIONS - THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT

Envelopes € 2,777.00
Thank you most sincerely for your continued support

You can donate to the parish in a number of ways:-  Click Here to see how.

The parish wishes to thank you most sincerely for your continued support.

CHRISTMAS MASS BOUQUETS

A selection od Christmas Mass Bouquets is now available from the Parish Centre. 

MEATH DIOCESAN PIONEER ASSOCIATION

Mass will be celebrated in the Cathedral of Christ the King Mullingar at 8pm on Thurs the 3rd of Dec. It will be available on Mullingar Cathedral webcam.

COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE

ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  Ph 0818 222 024, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm daily.

BALLYCOMMON TELEWORK & TRAINING CENTRE

BTTC is offering a range of free/affordable services.  Ph 0579353177/9353441, 
email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   

MONEY ADVICE AND BUDGETING SERVICE (MABS)

MABS ( a free, confidential service for people who have problems with money management): National Helpline 0761072000 Mon - Fri 9:00 am to 8:00 pm  

SHALOM WORLD MINISTRIES

New Link: You may notice the Shalom TV Media Gallery icon at the bottom of the Front Page: It looks like this:

 Shalom copy

This letter from Shalom World explains what it is and how you can use it:

Dear Father Joe,

Hope you and your parishioners are keeping safe and healthy!

I am pleased to write to you on behalf of Shalom World ministries. Shalom World is a 24/7 commercial free Catholic television network for the whole family https://shalomworld.org/.

Given the COVID-19 precautionary measures, our churches are inaccessible for the faithful. Participation in the daily sacraments is beyond reach for them. Shalom World TV, a Catholic media ministry of the Shalom Ministries, is an official partner with the Vatican and is authorized to telecast papal liturgies directly via its free high-definition television channel. Shalom World is committed to producing free yet high-quality Catholic content such as Daily Mass, devotionals, shows, music, youth programs, children’s programs, conventions, retreats, and cultural exchange segments. The programming is absolutely free and can be watched live or on-demand. The most recent addition, in response to COVID-19, is a 4th channel to the existing 3 channels, for exclusive live telecast of daily Holy Mass around the clock, with special prayers for an end to coronavirus .

We are broadcasting Daily Mass Live from Saints Peter and Paul's Church, Portlaoise, Co. Laois at 10:00 am everyday during this challenging time.

Bishop Denis Nulty, Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin is our patron in Ireland  and Shalom World is endorsed by Catholic leaders from around the globe .

As a parish, your parishioners can now access Shalom World TV via the Shalom Media Gallery tool that can be integrated into the parish website in simple, easy steps. When parishioners visit the parish website, the floating icon will only be a click away to their favourite programs without ever leaving the parish site.