29 February 2024

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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

10th September 2023  ~  23rd 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.


LOVE CANNOT HURT

In the Gospel today we are shown that we have a responsibility towards our community.  We have to remember that no one is an island.  We are all sisters and brothers in Christ.  Our lives can be short, so we should take seriously the duty of doing good while we can by helping those who are in real need.

Loves is best remembered in all the little acts of kindness.  They don’t have to be the big gestures.  Normally silence is golden, but there are occasions when failure to speak out is to condone an evil deed.

We have to learn to help and heal each other and avoid prying, jealousy or informing on each other.  A little honest talking can often clear the air.  It is worth remembering that we all have faults.

Take seriously the idea of doing good while we can – love our neighbour is a good place to start.  Remember that love is best remembered in the little acts of kindness which can mean so much to a person’s life.

“Love one another as I have loved you”.


TULLAMORE PARISH PASTORAL ASSEMBLY

The first meeting of the new Tullamore Parish Pastoral Assembly was held on Tuesday 5th last.  The members of the new assembly are: Martin Gillick, Chairperson; Mary Hayden, Secretary; Tina Stones, Communications; Margaret Kelly, Miriam Kelly, Sani George, Noel Sheehan, Angela Ward, Johnny O’ Connor, Fr. Joe Gallagher, Fr. Joe Campbell.

The first task of the new assembly is to produce a new mission statement for the parish which will be published when completed.  The assembly's work will be to focus on the pastoral development of the parish.


SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND CHILD PROTECTION

A very warm welcome back to all the children and adult volunteers who are involved in church activities.  At this time of year we ask parents to complete the parental consent forms for the year 2023/24.  We would appreciate if these could be completed and returned as soon as possible so all can be in place for the Parish Audit.  Thank you again for all your support


GET INVOLVED!

Getting involved in your Parish can be a very enjoyable experience!  There are lots of different ways to participate and make a difference.  We are looking for Readers of the Word, Eucharistic Ministers, people to help with our hospitality/welcoming group and to help with the plate collections in the Church.  So why not put your name forward to play a part in your Parish.


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Every life has a purpose.  We need to let go of the past. Live in the present.  Do not waste today worrying about what will happen tomorrow.  Embrace your true spirit, embrace and listen to grace and you will be transformed in the moment.  Do not fixate on what you want but give thanks for what you have.

- Caroline Myss


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 11 ..10.00 .Jordan Murphy & his granny Joan Molloy

Wed 13 ..10.00 .Bridget & Percy McCabe

Thurs 14   .7.45 .Michael & Lily O’Brien, Clontarf Rd

............ 10.00 .Thomas & Rose Molloy & daughter in law Celine

Fri 15 ....10.00. John Feery

Sat 16 ....10.00 .Nan Foy, Arden View

.....................Patrick Jaffray

  ..........6.30 .Kathleen Kilroe, 1st Ann

Sun 17   ..8.30 .Tony Molloy

............10.00 John, Annie & Jackie Houlihan

.................... Sonny Conway

 

Durrow Sun 17, 11.30am:  Stephen Fox, grandparents Mary & Daniel Fox, Michael & Mary O’Rourke; Patrick & Mary Bracken; Joseph Daly Jnr.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Carmel Drea, Alo Lawlor, Edward (Ned) Pyke & Cepta Lenaghan.


COLLECTIONS

Plate: Tullamore €2693; Durrow €234

Envelopes €2320

Thank you for your continued support


COMMUNITY NOTICES

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Cover required Mon 11-12,Tues 1-2, Fri 2-3 & 4-5.  Ph Pat 085 1162668.

ST PADRÉ PIO:  Mass Tues 12, 7.30pm, Tullamore Church.  Relic available.  All welcome.

ROSARY: Alfie Lambe House, Arden Rd, Wed 13, 8.15pm.  All are welcome.

GIVE BLOOD:  Clinic Muckagh Community Centre, Mon 11-Thurs 14, 15.45-20.00.  Ph 1800222111 to book.

OFFALY HOSPICE CHARITY SHOP BEWLEY'S BIG COFFEE MORNING SOCIAL FOR HOSPICE: Wed 20, 10.30am- 2pm.  If you would like to host your own Bewley's Coffee Morning Social for Hospice, ph Mary 0868595046 for free Bewleys Coffee Morning Pack.

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

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

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Mon–Fri, 9.30-5pm. Ph 0579328268.  

STOMA SUPPORT GROUP: Meeting Tues 12, 6.30pm-8pm, Dochas Offaly, Offaly St.  Speaker from Coloplast in attendance.  Info from Ann Dold on 0863074846

TULLAMORE GRAMOPHONE SOCIETY & NATIONAL STRING QUARTET FOUNDATION present ConTempo Quartet, Charleville Castle, Sat 23, 3pm.  Tickets available online at eventbrite or from Trax Bridge Centre or through the TGS Facebook page.

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.

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

CYBER SECURITY & OLDER PEOPLE:  O-65’s wanted for 20min interview on technology use & security.  Contact -  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 0833527791