18 April 2024
Bulletin 14-March-04


I AM THE LORD, the God of your Fathers.  I have seen the miserable state of my people, and I mean to deliver them out of slavery. (Ex 3:6-8)

The LORD is compassion and love, slow to anger and rich in mercy.  He forgives all our sins, heals our ills, and redeems us from death. (Ps 102)

Jesus calls on us to repent, because the Kingdom of God is near. (Mt 4:17)

We are offered another chance to bear fruit like the fig tree. (Lk 13:9)

Lent is a time for repentance and reconciliation, a time to make a fresh start, as we prepare to celebrate the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus.


Community Activities

Youth Centre: Tues  No Clubs.  Talent show for U10 & U20, 7pm, sharp; Thurs  No Clubs.  Talent show heats for U15, 7pm.  Clubs resume Tues 23.
Scoil Bhride: Enrolment Fri 19, 9.30am-3pm.
Astronomical Society: ‘Cosmos 2004', Annaharvey Farm, Fri 19-Sun 21.  Registration from 7.30pm.  Details
www.tullamoreastronomy.com.  Organising meeting Mon 15, 8pm, Order of Malta Rooms.  All members please attend.
Scripture for Daily Living: Thurs 18, Marian Hostel, 11am.  Mk 15:33-39.
Qualified Counsellors wanted to work for ACCORD Marriage & relationship counselling service.  Ph Michelle 41831, Mon-Fri 9.30am-1.30pm.
Offaly Beekeepers' Assoc: Meeting + lecture "Population Management in the Beehive", Mon 15, 8pm, Teagasc.  Arbor Day Sun 21, 3pm, Old Barracks Ballycumber
Oncology Unit: €1140 donated in lieu of flowers to the family of late Michael Gorman and donated to oncology unit general hospital.  Thanks to all.
Children in Hospital Ireland seek volunteers over 18, to help sick children and their parents cope in general hospital by organising play activities. Ph 018780448 or email
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Lecture "In search of love's old sweet song", OHAS, Bury Quay, Thurs 18, 8.30pm.  All welcome.
Karate & Self Defence classes, Durrow Hall, Thurs 8-9.30pm.
Friends of the Hospital: Meeting Tues 16, 6.30pm, Hospital.
Tullamore Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 4-11 Oct with Fr Joe McLaughlin.  Ph Anne 50190/0857236680.
Life Pregnancy Care: Monthly meeting Thurs 18, 8pm, Care Centre 7B Cormac St.
Samaritans Athlone Branch, seek volunteers.  Information meeting Thurs 18, 8pm, Health Centre, Athlone.  All welcome.
Found: Sum money early February.  Ph 51042. 
Medjugorje Information evening Fri 19, 8pm, Grand Hotel Moate. Ph 09066481160
Parish Information & Support Services - Confidential Phone Line 26604: Monday to Friday 10.00am - 1.00pm; 6.00-8.00pm. (Note change in time).

Marriage & Relationship counselling Mon-Fri 9.30am-1.30pm,  41831; 
Suicide Bereavement Support - group sessions for family members or friends - if interested ph Rita 086-8157320;
CIC Mon-Fri 10am-12.30pm, 2-4pm, Sat 10-12 ,52204;
Epiplepsy Assoc Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm 28631; 
AA Mon, Thurs, Sat Mercy Convent 8.30pm;
Al-Anon Thurs 8.30pm, 17 Chapel St.  01-8732699;
Vincent De Paul 22072;
Dochas - Cancer Info & Support Drop in centre 12 Henry St, Mon/Wed/Fri 10.30am-12.30pm 28268;
Sexual Abuse & Rape Counselling Mon-Fri 10am-2pm, Mon 8-10.30pm. 1800323232;
Grow Thurs 7.30pm Day Care Arden Rd, 51124;
Aware Mon 8.45pm Community Mental Health Centre 1890303302;
Women in Crisis Ozanam House, Mon-Fri 9am-1pm, 51886;
Life Pregnancy Care 7B Cormac St Sat 12-3pm 1850281281;
Breastfeeding Support Group 3rd Thurs, 8pm, Education Resource Centre Hospital. 0502-24317; Fibromyalgia Group: Last Tues of month, 8pm, Day Care Centre. 22420;
Anew - support group for women with alcohol problems, Wed 8pm, Ofalia House Edenderry, 086-1024743. 


Ecumenical Series of Prayer Services: Commencing today, Sunday 14th, each of the four churches - Presbyterian, Methodist, Catholic and Church of Ireland - will host a Lenten prayer service in its own prayer tradition.  Today it will be in the Church of the Assumption at 5.30pm.  All are welcome.  A cup of tea will be available afterwards.  This series will replace the normal Sunday Lenten evening prayer.

St Patrick's Day Masses: Vigil Tuesday 7.00 & 8.30pm; Wednesday 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am & 1.00pm, Durrow 11.30am.  There are no evening Masses.
 Beannachtaí na Féile Phádraig oraibh go léir.
Evening Masses for Lent: Tullamore Monday to Friday 6.15pm.  Durrow on Fridays at 8.00pm.

New Readers Microphone Practice: Wednesday 25th, 7.00pm.

Lectio Divina/Praying with Scriptures Tuesday, 8.00pm, Church of the Assumption.  A good preparation for Lent.

All Night Adoration Vigil Mullingar Cathedral, Friday 26th, commencing 7.30pm.  Special hour for Tullamore parish from 12.00 to 1.00am.

Mass Intentions: Mon 15: 7.45 Gonoude Family, Ballyduff. 10.00 Maureen & Joe Kenny, High St.  6.15 James & Josephine Martin & grandson Jimmy, 17 Davitt St.  Tues 16 : 10.00 Dan & Bridget Molloy.  7.00 Dr & Mrs P T Brady, Church St. 
Wed 17: 8.30 William Dunne.  10.00 Fallon & Byrne Families. 
Thurs 18: 10.00 Andy Byrne, Tullamore.  6.15 Esther Tyrrell & Tyrrell Family.
Fri 19: 10.00 Patrick & Margaret Middleton, daughter Margaret & Middleton Family, Pearse Park.  6.15 Ambrose & Philomena Mangan, 14 Davitt St.  Sat 13: 7.00 Teresa McCabe, Park Ave.  Mon Mem.  8.30 Tommy Smullen.  Mon Mem. 
Sun 21: 8.30 Liam McFadden.  10.00 Patrick Cunningham, Kilbride St.  11.30 Angela Bohane, Clonminch.  1st Ann.

Durrow: Fri 19 Lynam Family, Ballybroder.  Sun 21 Edward Cusack, Balleek.

Shared Mass Sat 20th 10am.  James Kenny, 23 Arden View; Clancy & John Boyd, New Rd; Jim Hogan, Thornsberry Estate; Mary Ellen Iverson (nee Kelly), Ballydaly;  Michael McDonagh, Kilcruttin; Kathleen & Patrick Grogan, 35 Marian Place; Mary Fox, Rahan Rd; O'Neill & Greehy Families; Murray Family; Michael O'Toole, 68 Pearse Park; Patrick & Mary Kate Doyle, Parnell St; Kearns Family; Spollen Family, Aharney & Ballykilmurray; O'Neill & Adams Families, Cormac St; Mossie Mahon, 47 Whitehall Estate; Edward & Mary Comerford; Julia McDonagh; Special Intention; Josephine Egan, 12 Marian Place; Egan Family, 58 O'Molloy St; O'Brien Family, Cartron East; Paddy Flanagan, Derrybeg; Matt Hayes, Rahan Rd; Maggie & Bridie Lynam & Lynam Family Clonminch; Patrick Sheehan, Clonminch; John & Molly Kelly, Harbour St; Joseph & Mary Dwyer, 6 Callary St
Deaths: We offer our sympathy to the families of Sr Bridget Daly, Mercy Convent; Brigid Lovett, 80 O'Molloy St.
If you would like support in your grieving, now or in the future, please ring 26604.

Baptisms: Welcome to the parish community Rebecca Ann Connolly 154 Arden View; Joshua Paul McCormac, 31 The Grannary; Jennifer Isabelle McDonagh, O'Molloy St; Abbigail Brigid Mary McDonagh, 10 Cloncollig; Eva Rose Henry, 12 Clonminch Ave; Lindsey Winifred Keenan, 7 Kilcruttin; James Conor McNamee, 17 Church St.  The next pre-Baptism meeting is Wed 17th Mar at 8.30pm in the Parochial House.  All parents who wish to have their child baptised in March must attend a meeting.  Contact Parish Secretary for details.

Collections: Plate: Tullamore €4353; Durrow €183.  Envelopes: €3780.
 Thank you.

Please continue to pray for Fiona Pender, our parishioner who has been missing since 22nd Aug ‘96

God created the world out of nothing, and as long as we are nothing, He can make something out of us.  Martin Luther