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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

29th October 2023  ~  30th 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

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Mon-Sat llam-6pm; Sun 2-6pm Enquiries 085 1162668.

JOIN US ON PARISH WEBCAMS ON PARISH WEBSITE.

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


LOVE

Love, not hate, is at the centre of the Christian message.  This love should be rooted in prayer.  If we love God with all our heart, it means giving ourselves totally to him in an intimate relationship through prayer and worship.  We cannot ignore our neighbour if we claim to love God.  It is through word and action that we become fully and totally Christian.

The entire story of salvation, to know that God is love, is reassuring, “come to me all who labour and are heavily burdened”, he said, “and I will give you rest”.

As Michael Paul Gallagher once put it, “to claim to love Jesus but not their neighbour is not love”.  The Lord demands demonstration of that love.  It is through word and action that we become fully and totally Christian.  Love demands that I learn how to focus my attention on the needs of those I love.

Alfred Lord Tennyson put it years ago:  “Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all”.


BANK HOLIDAY

Mass tomorrow will be at 10.00am only.


NOVEMBER MONTH OF REMEMBERING

FEAST OF ALL SAINTS

Wednesday 1st is the Feast of All Saints.  Mass times are as follows:

Durrow Vigil (Tuesday) 8.00pm; 

Tullamore  7.45am, 10.00am, 1.10pm, 6.30pm.

FEAST OF ALL SOULS

Thursday 2nd is the Feast of All Souls.  Masses will be at 7.45am, 10.00am & 6.30pm.

 

Norms for Indulgences at the Commemoration of All Souls

From 12 o’clock noon on 1st November until midnight on 2nd November, all who have confessed, received Holy Communion and prayed for the Pope’s intentions (one Our Father and Hail Mary, or any other prayer of one’s choice) can gain one Plenary Indulgence by visiting a church or oratory, and there reciting one Our Father and the Apostles’ Creed.  This indulgence is applicable only to the souls of the departed.

Confession may be made at any time within the week preceding or the week following 1st November.  Holy Communion may be received on any day from 1st November to 8th November. 

The faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a Plenary Indulgence applicable only to the Holy Souls on the usual conditions once per day from 1st to 8th November. The conditions mentioned above apply also for this.

MASS FOR THE BEREAVED

The 10.00am Mass on Saturday 4th will be for all families in our Parish who have lost a loved one during the year.


CHURCH HEATING

Unfortunately we are currently having trouble with the heating in Tullamore Church.  We are waiting for a part to come from Germany and we are hoping to have the problem resolved as soon as possible.


GET INVOLVED!

We are looking for Readers of the Word, Eucharistic Ministers, hospitality/welcoming group and collectors. Please fill in form and leave in Sacristy or Parish Centre


NIGHT OF LIGHT CELEBRATION OF HALLOWEEN

Halloween means ‘the evening of the saints’ and while it has been redesigned by culture as a night of goblins and ghouls, the whole idea of Halloween is the preparation for the great feast of All Saints Day on November 1st.  Let’s celebrate on Tuesday 31st at 6.00pm in the Parish Centre. Children are invited to come along dressed as…their favourite Saint! 


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 30 ...10.00. KV & Alphonsa George

Tues 31  ... 7.45 .Joan Hannigan

.............10.00 .Barbara Cassidy

Wed   1 ...10.00 .Martin Poland, Church St

 ............. 1.10. Paddy McCabe, Dunne & McCabe Families

Sat   4   .....6.30 .Denis Donoghue, Mon Mem

......................Bridie Lowbridge, Mon Mem

Sun   5   .....8.30 Billy & Nuala Murray

  ............10.00 Rosie Berry

......................Stephen & Julie Coughlan, Mary Smith, Phylis Kelly & Olive Slammon

..............11.30 Carmella Hoctor, 1st Ann, husband Willie & sons, Clara Rd

...............1.00 Anthony Creevy, Mon Mem

 

Durrow Sun 5, 11.3am:  Pat & Anna Kinnarney; Sean Leavy; Tom & Maureen Wrafter; Kay McGrath; Geoghegan Family


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Joe Walsh & Alfie Fogarty.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Aubree Grett Martin, Remy Eli Crowley, Noah George Ferguson, Harrison Joseph Murphy, Zach Adam Doyle, Alex Peter Kong & Tadhg Joseph McCarthy who were baptised recently.


COLLECTIONS

Plate: Tullamore €2523; Durrow €270

Missions: Tullamore €4210.91; Durrow €330.20

Envelopes €2463

Thank you for your continued support.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

ADORATION:   Meeting for the Eucharistic Adoration Group, Wed 1, 7pm, Parish Centre.  New Adorers welcome.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:   Meeting for the Eucharistic Adoration Group, Wed 1, 7pm, Parish Centre.  New Adorers welcome.

TULLAMORE DRAMA  TADS (Tullamore Amateur Dramatic Society) presents "PORTIA COUGHLAN", a play by Marina Carr, in Esker Arts nightly from Tue. 7th. Nov. to Sat. 11th. Nov. (inclusive) at 8:00 pm. Admission €15. Booking in person or online at Esker Arts, High St. Tullamore - eskerarts.ie  [This play contains themes that may offend or cause distress to some audience members.]

ALL HALLOWS EVE CONCERT: Tullamore Church, Tues 31, 8pm, featuring Le Cheile Singers, Charles Marshall (organ), Aoise O’Dwyer (violin).  Adm €15.  Ph Tony 0872305385.

MENS ROSARY: Sat 4 Nov, 1pm, Town Park (famine cemetery).  All welcome.

TEACHING ENGLISH TO UKRAINIANS: Tullamore Lions Club seeks voluntary teachers.  If interested contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

RAINBOWS (Supporting children & young people with Bereavement & Parental Separation) Ph 0892253597.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL, OFFALY ST:  If you require assistance contact 0579346507/0877557294, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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

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

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

CANA EVENT FOR COUPLES: Ceili House, Kilbeggan, Sat 4, 5-7.30pm.  Ph Victoria 0851025464.

YOUTH MEET & PRAYER GATHERING (+18 years), Church of the Holy Trinity, Ratoath, 7.30pm, Fri 3 Nov. Info from Fr. Mark English This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

RACHEL'S VINEYARD IRELAND – weekend retreats for anyone who has struggled with the emotional or spiritual pain of abortion. Contact Anne 0857829929 or Bernadette 0878592877. www.rachelsvineyard.ie