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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

12th November 2023  ~  32nd 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.


BE PREPARED

In most events in life we discover how important it is to be prepared, the most significant for us being when God calls us to eternal life with Him.  As it is our own Christian destiny, it calls us to prepare in a reflective and prayerful way in our daily lives.  Our destiny is that we will rise again to new life after death as Jesus has promised.  “…we believe that God will take back with Jesus those who have died believing in Him” (Thess 4:14).

To reach our heavenly destination we must live our lives wisely and be aware of His daily calls to love and service, so that we will be prepared to go and be with Him.

The five virgins in today’s parable took their extra flask of oil to prepare for the bridegroom who arrived late.  Let our reflections, prayers and good works be the oil of faith that prepares us for that final call.

Will we have finished the work that He gave us to do? 


TRAINING FOR NEW ALTAR SERVERS 

Training for new Altar Servers will be on Monday 13th at 6.00pm in Tullamore Church.


I THOUGHT OF YOU TODAY 

I thought of you today but that is nothing new.

I thought of you yesterday and days before that too.

I think of you in silence, I often speak your name.

All I have are memories and your pictures in a frame.

Your memory is a keepsake from which I’ll never part.

God has you in His arms, I have you in my heart.


MASS FOR PARENTS WHO HAVE LOST A CHILD  

On Tuesday 21st at 7.30pm in the Church of the Assumption, we will support and pray for parents who have lost a child.  At this Mass we will pray for all parents, family members and friends who have had to cope with the tragic and untimely death of their infant, child, teenager or adult son or daughter.  We will remember with love and celebrate the lives of babies who have died before or around the time of birth.  We also welcome parents who have undergone the trauma of abortion.  All are most welcome.


40 HOURS ADORATION

To celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King this year, there will be 40 Hours Adoration in the Cathedral, beginning with Mass at 7:30 pm on Friday 24th and concluding with Solemn Vespers and Benediction at 4.00pm on Sunday 26th to which all are welcome.  Our Parish has been allocated the time of: 

Saturday 25th 9-10pm

While each parish of the diocese is assigned to a particular hour of adoration, people are in no way restricted to their parish's hour.  It is hoped that people from the Diocese will come to the Cathedral during this time to pray.

As part of the 40 Hours Devotion, Confessions will be heard in the Cathedral continually from 12 noon to 12 midnight on Saturday 25th.

Bishop Deenihan has asked that prayers would be offered for the following intentions during the weekend:

· for the children preparing for the Sacraments and for their families, that they may grow in love for Christ in the Eucharist;

· for a return to the Eucharist in our parish communities;

· for vocations to the priesthood and religious life in our Diocese.

 “Only in adoration, only in the presence of the Lord, do we truly rediscover our taste and passion for evangelization. Oddly enough, we have lost the prayer of adoration; and everyone, priests, bishops, consecrated men and women, need to recover it, this ability to be quiet in the Lord’s presence.”

Pope Francis, World Youth Day 2023, Lisbon


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 13...... 10.00 .Billy Bergin

........................John & Margaret Connolly, son

........................Johnny, daughter Ann, grandson

........................James, son-in-law Seamus

Tues 14 .....10.00. Patrick Harries

Wed 15 .....10.00 .John & Mary Buckley

........................baby Aaron Daly 

Thurs 16 ...10.00 .Betty & P J Ryan, Marian Place

Sat 18 ......10.00 .William Hoey

.......................John McConway, Marie & Timothy Carey

............. 6.30 .Carol Byrne, 1st Ann, parents

........................James & Teresa Doyle

Sun 19 .....10.00 .Jimmy Cronly

.......................Loretta Farrelly

..............11.30 .Private Sam Kilroe, 1st Ann

.......................Winifred Flanagan, Arden Heights, 1st Ann

Durrow Sun 19, 11.30am:  Pat Corcoran, 1st Ann


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Lisa Hoey & Christine Burke nee Beatty.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Novaleigh Avery Mulhall Mills, Rose Marie Devery-Vieriu & Travis Antony Doorley who were baptised recently.


COLLECTIONS

Plate: Tullamore €2852; Durrow €217

Envelopes €2658

Thank you for your continued support.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

ST PADRÉ PIO MASS:  Tues 14, 7.30pm, Tullamore Church.  All are welcome.

READY:  Dinner dance, Sun 12, 7pm, Town House.

FREE SCIENCE WEEK EVENT: ‘EXPLORING DRUGS USE’, Town Library, Thurs 16, 7.30pm. Register on www.midlandsscience.ie

OFFALY HOSPICE CHARITY SHOP: Opening hours Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, Main St. (opposite Lidl)

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; 

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

AL-ANON, Thurdays, 8pm, Darmagh Community Centre, Tihilly, Lanello, Clontarf Rd.

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

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

RAINBOWS – peer support programme helping children grieving death or separation:  Ph 0892253597.

DOCHAS OFFALY: Mon–Fri, 9.30-5pm. Ph 0579328268; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Website www.dochasoffaly.com  

STOMA SUPPORT GROUP: – Meeting Tues 14, 6.30-8pm, Dochas, Offaly St.  For info ph Ann 0863074846.

MOUNTMELLICK MACRA: Presents “Mammy’s Boy”, Thurs 23, Sat 25, Sun 26, 8.15pm, Mountmellick Macra Hall.  Adm €15.