11 April 2021
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  

Easter Sunday ~ 4th April 2021

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 9.30am-5:00pm; Sat - Closed: 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: (Vigil) 6.00pm 

Sunday 9.00am, 11.00am & 1.00pm

Durrow:  Sunday 11.30am

WEEKDAY MASSES

Monday-Friday 7.45am, 10.00am

Saturday 10.00am 

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

JOIN US ON PARISH WEBCAMS BOTH IN DURROW & TULLAMORE.

CONFESSIONS

Not taking place at the moment.

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Not taking place at the moment.

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


THE DEEP END – EARLY ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK

Today we celebrate the highpoint of the Christian calendar, Easter. The Gospel tells us that Mary Magdalene is the first witness to the Resurrection, she is the first to bring this Good News to others, the first preacher of the Resurrection.  ‘It was still dark…’ when Mary went to the tomb but it was also the ‘first day of the week’, a new beginning, like the first warm day of Spring. We can all recall situations in our lives which seemed so dark, where we felt that there was no light at the end of the tunnel. But the Easter story shows that transformation is always possible. There comes a point during dark times that we realise something has changed, the stone has rolled away.

Let the linen wrappings in this text today represent all that keeps us from being free; all that keeps us captive, emotionally, physically, spiritually, in our broken relationships and struggling communities.  As we continue to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 crisis, many people are longing for this situation to ease, to lift.  The Easter Gospel shows us that even the most difficult of situations can bring transformation.  A question we can ask today, is where have we seen the Risen Christ during this crisis?  In the frontline workers, in good neighbours and friends.  Where are we being called to share Easter joy with others?

‘Jesus you are with us.  Keep us ever mindful of how you are a part of our lives in a deep and profound way.  Surprise us with a touch of your live in places where we never thought that we would find you.’  (Joyce Rupp)

Jane Mellett, Intercom April 2021


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.  Isaiah 40:31


HE IS RISEN, ALLELUIA

If Christ is not risen, then our faith in essence has no meaning.  Easter is the fulfillment of all that Jesus, as Son of God, came to bring us.  “I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full” (Jn 10:10).  The Paschal Mystery, which is at the heart of the Christian message, is Jesus, who through his birth, life, suffering and death brings us to “life”. 

So today, let us renew our commitment to the Paschal experience of Jesus and immerse ourselves in His mission.  Each one of us by or baptism, has accepted the invitation and indeed challenge of living the message of Easter.  Let the celebration of the Risen Lord be at the core of our daily lives as we endeavour to live the joy of the resurrection in our communities.


AN EASTER PRAYER

Living Lord, 

When we stand before the empty tomb 

we don’t always feel the joy of resurrection.

We feel fear, doubt and distrust.

Our lives at times feel empty.

Help us to welcome new life.

Fill the emptiness with new light.

Call us to abundant new life.

Guide us in the light of your love.

Wishing all of our parishioners every blessing and peace this Easter.


ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

St Alphonsus Liguori

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Blessed Sacrament, I love You above all things and I desire You in my soul. Since I now cannot receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart, I embrace you and unite myself to you;

Permit not that I should ever be separated from You. Amen.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Envelopes €4371

Thank you for your continued support.


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


MASS INTENTIONS

Mon 5 10.00 Jack Wyer

Valerie Clancy Neary

Tues 6 10.00 Clancy Family

Wed 7 10.00 Fr Tom Scully OMI, Aharney

Patrick Tynan

Thurs 8 7.45 Thomas & Elizabeth Mooney

           10.00 Coughlan Family

Sat 10   6.00 baby Michael James Sweeney, 1st Ann

                     Thomas Bracken, Arden Rd, Mon Mem

Sun 11   9.00 May Lennon

Michael & Annie Feery, Marian Place

Joseph Bryant

11.00  Martin McDonagh, 1st Ann

            1.00  Pat Hensey, 1st Ann

Jimmy Cantwell, 1st Ann

Shared Mass Sat 10, 10am:  May Brickland; Joseph Buckley; Tom & Mary Kate Owens; Joseph & Annie Coughlan; Julia Keoghan & Rory McEvoy; Mary & Charles Smith & Maureen Bracken; John & Stephen Lynam, Prendergast & Lynam Families; Michael Martin; PJ Geoghegan, Benny & Kay Carolan; Herr Family; Michael Duffy; Peter Vickers; Kathy & Dinny Murray & Buckley Family; Kevin O’Toole; Patrick, Catherine & Sean Sullivan; Pauline & Edward O’Connor, Jean, Eamonn, Angelique, Eddie, Pauline & Gerry Dunne; Michael Flavin; John McInerney, Noel & James Condon.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Maureen Dunne, Richard ‘Dick’ Conroy & Nuala English.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

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

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

AA: Offaly House, Offaly St, Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat &  Sun 8.15pm, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sun, 1pm; Charleville Centre, Wed & Sat 8.30pm.

Al-ANON – for families of those suffering from Addiction:  Thurs 8pm, Tihilly, Lannello, Clontarf Rd.

TULLAMORE RAPE CRISIS CENTRE:  Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm, 0579322500; Freephone  1800323232

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE Contact them on 0579328268, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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

DIVINE MERCY FEAST DAY SUN 11:  Celebration starts 2.45pm via webcam on rahanparish.ie

 
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