25 October 2020
Bulletin

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Parish of the Assumption

Area Code: 057 Tel: 93 21587 - 93 22415 Fax: 93 51510
www.tullamoreparish.ie  
E-mail Parish Secretary:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

30th Sunday In Ordinary Time ~ 25th October 2020

Fr. Joseph Gallaghar P.P
Rt Rev Sean Heaney CC VG
Fr Kevin Fleming SSC
Fr. Luke Ohiemi C.C.
Fr. Fergal Cummins C.C.
Sr. Genny Hassey
Sr. Margaret Burke  

GET IN TOUCH

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, Tullamore

Phone: 0579321587

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Web: www.tullamoreparish.ie

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm; Sat 2.00pm to 4.00pm to book Holy Mass tickets, weddings, baptisms, certs, etc;  

Priest available for emergencies 24 hours daily.

Parish Support Services:  Bereavement Listening, etc.  For appointment, ph 0579326604, Monday-Thursday 9.30am-1.00pm; Wednesday & Thursday 6.00-8.00pm.


WEEKEND MASSES

Church of the Assumption: Saturday (Vigil) 6.30pm Sunday 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am & 1.00p.m

WEEKDAY MASSES

Monday-Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.00am 

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

You can join us on the webcam www.tullamoreparish.ie


THE DEEP END ● LOVE

The Pharisees continue their harassment of Jesus in today’s Gospel by asking him which commandment is the greatest.  What follows is the most famous verses of the New Testament: ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul …And… You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’  We probably can’t hear this enough.  Love is the greatest commandment and this is a radical statement.  Because this love is agape love, i.e. a love of those we don’t even know or even like!  It is a love that binds all of humanity.

We cannot separate love of God and neighbour; they are like two sides of a coin; they only work together.  If we do not treat others with compassion, then how can we say we love God?  Jesus often spoke about approaching the altar whilst holding a grudge against someone (Mt 5:24) and continuously challenged those who were hypocrites.  Those critical of social injustice movements in the church often say we should not be involved in doing ‘social work’.  But this is exactly what we must do because this is how we love God, by loving our neighbour who is suffering, who is oppressed, who is in pain.  We can love God and love people, there does not have to be a dichotomy.  

There is a beautiful practice in India of using the mystical phrase ‘Namaste’ in greetings, which means: ‘the Divine in me greets the Divine in you’.  Usually this is accompanied by a deep bow towards the person.  How wonderful it would be to really see God present in each other and, more importantly, in those that society would rather cast aside.  In this way we are being true to the greatest commandment.

‘May today there be peace within.  May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.  May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.  May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.’ St. Therese of Lisieux

Jane Mellett, Intercom October 2020


NOVEMBER MONTH OF REMEMBERING FEAST OF ALL SOULS

Monday 2nd November is the feast of All Souls

Mass Times: 7.45am, 10.00am.

All Masses on Monday 2nd, Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th and all First Friday Masses will be offered for Altar List of the Dead.  Dead lists are available in the Church.  Please fill one up, if you would like to do so and drop into the Parish centre.

MASS FOR THE BEREAVED

The 10.00am Mass on Sunday 8th November will be for all families in our Parish who have lost a loved one during the year. This can be viewed on our webcam.

It is the teaching of the Church and the practise of our ancestors to remember the dead during this month.

Birth, growth and death are of the natural order.  Each of us will die some day as it is part of God’s plan for us.  Let us follow God’s command and pray for the souls of the dead who have gone before us – our relatives, neighbours, ancestors and all the holy souls.  May God increase their glory, ease their pain and grant them remission of their sins.

We can also visit a church or cemetery during the month.

It is comforting to remember that our relatives are not gone from us but before us and one day we will be with them in Paradise.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Envelopes €3,611

Thank you for your continued support.

You can donate to the parish in a number of ways:-

1) Parish Envelopes, Cash or cheque donations can be left into the Parish Centre or Parochial House or into the White Collection Box at the Harbour Street entrance to the Church.

2) Credit card donations can be made by phoning the parish office at 057-9321587

3) Standing Orders can be set up. See parish webpage for details.

4) Credit Transfer to Tullamore Parish Account. Bank of Ireland, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

IBAN – IE34 BOFI 9019 0987 1557 41

BIC – BOFIIE2D.


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM 

Not taking place at the moment.  Check with the Parish Office.

SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE 

To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary.


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


PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR FIONA PENDER, OUR PARISHONER WHO HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE 22nd AUGUST, 1996


MASS INTENTIONS

Mon.  26th. (10.00)  Angela Daly, Carraig Cluain

Thur. 29th. (7.45) John & Josephine Bailey, Parnell St. (10.00) Eileen Deffew

Fri.  30th. (7.45) Joan Hannigan  (10.00) Ellen Cummins

Sat.  31st. (10.00) James McDonald

Sun.   1st. (8.30) Peter Duffy, Convent View.  (10.00) Mary Smith & Parents, Stephen & Julia Coughlan.  (11.30) Kathleen Buckley, 1st Ann.  Noel Clancy, 1st Ann. (1.00) Paddy Molloy, 1st Ann.  Eileen Multaney, Mon Mem

Durrow Shared Mass, Sat 31st, 6.30pm, In Church of the Assumption: Sean Leavy; Joe Daly Jnr; Sean & Ollie McDermott & Family; Kay McGrath; James Berry. 


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the Families of Dolores Kelly, Sister Assumpta Reilly & Anne McElligott. 


COMMUNITY NOTICES

PRAYER IN CHURCH: The Church will remain open throughout level 5 for private prayer including Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

PARISH CENTRE: Selection of Christmas Mass Bouquets now available.

VOCATIONS NOTICE: We have 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

MABS: Helpline 0761 07 2000 Mon to Fri 9am - 8pm.

ALONE: support line for older people Ph 0818 222 024, 8am-8pm daily.

AA: Offaly House, Offaly St, Mon, Wed, Thur, Sat &  Sun 8.15pm, Day meetings Tue, Wed, Fri & Sun, 1pm 

AA:  Charleville Centre, Wed & Sat 8.30pm 

RAPE CRISIS CENTRE: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm www.tullamorerapecrisiscentre.ie or email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

BALLYCOMMON TTC: offering a range of free/affordable services 05793 53177/9353441, Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
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