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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

3rd September 2023  ~  22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Gallagher, P.P., V.G.
Rt Rev Sean Heaney, P.E.
Fr. Joe Campbell, C.C.,
Fr. Fergal Cummins, C.C.
Fr. Damian Budau, C.C
Sr. Margaret Burke.

GET IN TOUCH

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, Tullamore, 

Office Hours:  Mon-Thurs, 9.30-1; 1.30-5pm.  

Phone: 0579321587 
Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Web: www.tullamoreparish.ie

Reception service Friday, 9.30-5.  

Priest available for emergencies 24 hours daily.

Meeting Rooms available: Contact Administrator for details of availability, rates, etc.
Teas after 10.00am Mass Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

Bereavement Listening Support:  Ph 0579326604.


WEEKEND MASSES

Church of the Assumption:(Vigil) 6.30pm

Sunday 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am & 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 ON PARISH WEBSITE.

CONFESSIONS - Saturday 2.00-3.00pm in the Day Chapel.


SUFFERING DISCIPLESHIP

Poor Peter.  After being called a “rock” by Jesus in last Sunday’s Gospel, today he gets a rap on the knuckles for understanding that the Christ of his dreams (all glory and prestige) is not the Christ that Jesus must grow into and become.  Jesus faced suffering and rejection which could only be transformed if accepted.

Jesus makes it clear that the Father wants us to open our eyes to reality and to change what needs changing in our lives.  If we can see the false pride that makes us think that we don’t need Him, or the despair that makes us lose faith – we are carrying the cross.

As followers of Jesus we have assurance that our way of the cross does not go unnoticed.  Jesus is with us on the way as our strength in our weaknesses.  Our carrying of the cross and our helping others to carry theirs, is the proof of love and discipleship in action.

For Jesus, that is enough.


DURROW BLESSING OF GRAVES

Cemetery Sunday in Durrow will be next Sunday, 10th with blessing of graves taking place after the 11.30am Mass.


FAMILY MASS

Our Family Mass Liturgy at the 10.00am Mass will resume next Sunday, 10th.  All are welcome.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

Matthew 16:21-27

Short-term loss is sometimes necessary for long-term gain, as a student studying, or an athlete training, can testify.  When have you found that denying yourself proved to be worthwhile because of what you gained afterwards?

Jesus was teaching his followers that the path of discipleship would involve pain and suffering.  His friend Peter would have none of it.  Sometimes friends have a mistaken idea of what is for our good.  What lessons have you learned about handling bad advice from a good friend?

Jesus knew that because his good news message was not acceptable to the authorities he would suffer and die.  In spite of this, he trusted that the power of God would overcome evil.  Have you seen a good news message survive even though opponents tried to stifle it?

Jesus promised that those who suffer for the kingdom would be rewarded.  Perhaps, even in this earthly life, you have experienced reward for faithful discipleship.  What have these rewards been?

- John Byrne osa Intercom July/August 2023


STRENGTH FOR TODAY

Give me strength for today Lord, wherever I go.

Let no danger daunt me, whatever the foe.

Let no task overcome me, no trial my heart fret.

I would walk with You Lord, in the path You have set.

Let no burden overcome me, give me strength to bear.  

Then I will have courage, with whatever my care.

Let no grief overwhelm me, wherever I am.  

Give me strength for today, Lord, strength from Your hand.

 

“The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid”. (Psalm 21:7)


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Baptisms take place monthly on the first Sunday in Tullamore, second Sunday in Durrow, third and fourth Saturday in Tullamore.  Pre-Baptism Meetings are on the third Wednesday monthly.  Contact the Parish Secretary.


SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE

To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary at least three months in advance.  All couples getting married must complete a pre-marriage course.  Contact ACCORD 0579341831 or www.accord.ie. 

ACCORD also provide couple and relationship counselling In-Person and Online in Tullamore.  Phone 057 9341831 or 0864669926 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


NB:  NOTICES FOR THE BULLETIN MUST BE IN THE PARISH CENTRE BY 9.30AM WEDNESDAY.

Only notices from parish groups, non-profit making organizations & clubs included


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


MASS INTENTIONS

Mon   4  .. 7.45 Patrick Daly

...........10.00 Nigel Brennan

Tues   5  . 7.45 Peter & Frances Flanagan & Family

...........10.00 Mary Galvin

...................John & Mary Brigid Gallagher

Wed   6 .10.00 Nicholas Walsh, Paddy, John Snr,

...................John Joe & Phyllis Gorman

Thurs  7  7.45 Rose Hannigan

Fri   8   ..7.45 Our Lady’s Mass

Sat   9   .6.30 James Spollen, Mon Mem

..................Billy Cronly, 1st Ann

Sun 10   .8.30 Andrew Hoctor

........ .10.00 Jimmy Bracken

///////////.. Anne Molloy

 

Sat 9 Sept, 10am:  Elizabeth & Christopher O’Connor & Family; Paddy Berry; Peg Deevy; John Brickland; Paddy, Cathy, Noreen & Tom Flynn; Anne & Joseph Conroy, Catherine & Thomas Doyle, Anne Conroy, John Prendergast & Betty Martin Cullen; Bernie & Maureen McGowan & Stephen Coughlan; Joe, Bridie, Tom, Dan & Mary Hynes & Sheila Briscoe; Peter & Brigid O’Connor; Thomas & Catherine Smyth & Family; Bernard, John & Brigid Roche; Joseph, Elizabeth & Joe Waters; Pat McCormack & Family; Kieran McDonagh; John Quinn; Stephen Lynam & Family; Prendergast Family; Bridgie & Sean Horan & Family; Kathleen & Matthew Tyrrell & Family; Michael & Mary Kate Kelly & Family; Dan & Annie Fox & Family; Dymphna, Paddy & Frank Brennan; Michael Lawlor; Mary Teresa Gorman; Dolly & Noel Spain & Family, Tess McCabe & Bill Kelly; Tommy O’Reilly, Ber & Basy Molloy & Kathleen Casey; Catherine Gunning; John & Mary Moriarty & Sean Dooley; John Maher; Helen Burke; John, William & Margaret Boland, Pat & Helen Fitzpatrick, Kathleen & Brendan Kennedy.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Ann Mulry, Fr Eamonn O’Brien & Bernadette (Ber) Malone.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Marley Paul & Brooklyn Lee Fitzgerald Duff, Logan Anthony Walsh, Arthur Collins Villelabeitia, Jack Arthur McDonagh Gibson & Eoin Gabriel Hynes who were baptised recently.


COLLECTIONS

Plate: Tullamore €2810; Durrow €388 

Envelopes €3848

Thank you for your continued support.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Covered required for Tues 1-2pm & Thurs 4-5pm, 5-6pm. If you can do an hour please phone Pat 085 1162668

DURROW CÉILÍ CLUB:  Céilí & set dancing classes, Tues, 8.30pm,  Durrow Hall.  New members welcome.

READY:  Dinner dance, Sun 10, Town House, 7pm sharp.

AA:  Offaly House, Offaly St, Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat 8.15pm; Tues, Wed, Fri 1pm; Sun 12noon & 8.15pm.

AL-ANON for families of those suffering from addiction, Thurdays, 8pm, Darmagh Community Centre, Tihilly.

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Mon–Fri, 9.30-5pm. Ph 0579328268. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

ALONE for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties.  Ph 0818 222 024, 8am-8pm daily.

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICES:  0579351886 or 0860419154.  www.odvss.ie