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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

21st January 2024 ~ 3rd 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 (Family Mass), 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 11am-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.


AM I READY TO CHANGE

We have all heard this Gospel many times over the years but did we really hear what Jesus was asking of us?  “Come follow me” (Mk 1:17).

Were these words just for the first disciples?  Have I already taken them on board in my life and am I committed to using the countless gifts He has given me?  We are not all called to go out into the world to fulfill our destiny; we can follow Him from where we are.

The response of the first disciples was immediate; their focus was on Jesus, not on their ability to deliver.  Although some of us are like Jonah, diverted from His call, He eventually wins us over.

Today, we are invited to launch out into a new way of life; coming alongside Jesus, trusting Him to help us to change and cooperate with His plan for us.  “Repents, believe in the Gospel”, (Mk1:15)


VESPERS & DAY FOR RELIGIOUS

On Sunday 28th, the Priests and Religious of the Diocese will gather with Bishop Deenihan to celebrate the blessing of candles and sung Vespers in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar at 4.00pm.   The homily will be preached by Fr John Harris OP, Provincial of the Irish Dominicans.   This is an annual gathering to celebrate the contribution of religious sisters, brothers and priests to our diocese - the Feast of the Presentation being the Day for Religious.

This year, the celebration will also mark the 40th anniversary of Bishop Smith’s Ordination as Bishop of Meath.  That is a significant milestone which should be celebrated and we wish Bishop Michael many more years of health and happiness.

All parishioners are welcome to attend this celebration in the Cathedral.


PARISH ENVELOPES 
Parish Envelope boxes are being prepared for parishioners for the coming year. 
If you would like to be added to the envelope list, please contact the Parish Centre or Sacristy.


DIACONATE ORDINATION 
On Sunday 21st, Bishop Deenihan will ordain Anthony Kerr to the Diaconate in
Saint Mary’s Church, Drogheda.  A native of Navan, Anthony is currently on
Pastoral Placement in Drogheda and will be ordained to the Priesthood next year. 
Do keep Anthony in your prayers at this time and pray too for those who are
discerning a call to priesthood and religious life.

Website: www.meathvocations.com   
Fr Tony Gonoude, Vocations Director, 044 9373923


 CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 2024 – COMMUNITIES OF SERVICE

Catholic Schools will take place from Sunday 21 to Saturday 27 on the theme of Catholic Schools as Communities of Service.  Christian service puts faith into action. In Catholic schools, as we study and look to Jesus Christ as our role model and Teacher, we come to a greater understanding of the depth of Christian service.  Jesus served every person regardless of creed, background, faith, social status or age.  He put faith into action by showing all those around him how our Heavenly Father is compassionate, courageous and forgiving.  Jesus didn’t just talk about His faith; He lived it.  We are called by faith to go into the world to share the love of God with all those we meet.  Each person, at every age, is called to become Christ for another by serving every person with a humble heart and with a generous spirit.  Resources are available at www.catholiceducation.ie  


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS  Mark 1:14-20 
… The Spirit of God who was at work in Jesus calling the disciples continues to work in our day and in our lives.  That is why the gospel message is one of GOOD NEWS.  When has your understanding of the gospel message led you to a different style of life?  Who was the ‘Jesus person’ through whom the call came to you?  To whom have you been a ‘Jesus person’ in this way?
       John Byrne osa, Intercom Jan 24



THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

The Lord is my strength and my shield; 

My heart trusts in Him, and he helps me.

My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise Him.

PS 28:7


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 086 466 9926 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...22.....7.45..........Jim Jennette
.................10.00..........Kathleen McGinley
Tues..23...10.00..........Rosaleen Robinson
....................................Sean Reilly, Pullough
Thurs.25...10.00..........Pacé Macari
Fri......26.....7.45.........John Hannigan, Paddy Coakley & Danny Sheehan
Sat.....27.....6.30.........Johnny Gorman, Rahan Rd,1st Ann
Sun....28...10.00.........Leo Delaney, 1st Ann
....................................Marie Garry
..................11.30.........Doreen Grimes, Mon Mem
....................................Mary Sheridan, 1st Ann

Shared Mass Sat 27, 10am: 
Agnes, Ann & Frank Dunne; Paddy & Eileen Feery; Joseph & Maryann Feery & Family; Billy & Joey Kelly; Barney & Peg Murray; Mary Murray; Michael, Annie, Nancy & Joe Feery; Marie McIntyre; Paddy, Sheila & John O’Reilly, Dooley Family, Jimmy & Molly McGarry; Hugh, Ann, Margaret, Paddy, Ann, Kitty & Martin Lennon & Family; Michael & Philomena Greene & Family; Michael & Maryanne O’Shea, O’Shea & Fitzgerald Families; Julia Leonard; Francie Gorman; Peter, Nora & Mary Daly; Veronica Lambe; Margaret Carroll & Bessie Dowling; Patrick Healion; Michael & Bridie Byrne; Bridie, Nan & Paddy Butler & Family.

Durrow Sun 28..11.30am:...Linda Daly, Mon Mem;
.............................................Margaret Pender, 1st Ann
  ...


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Noel Cleary, John Robbins, Krzysztof Pieton, Nan Brown nee Waters & Esther (Francie) Kiroe.


BAPTISMS 

Welcome to God’s family Liam Alan McKinney who was baptised recently.


COLLECTIONS   

Plate: Tullamore €3253; Durrow €177

Envelopes €2367

Thank you for your continued support


COMMUNITY NOTICES

OFFALY CAMINO CANAL WAY WALK IN AID OF SELF HELP AFRICA:  Sun 4 Feb, Fiona Pender Memorial Way-Croghan, 9am; Mass Croghan Hill, 2pm.  See www.selfhelpafrica for details.

OFFALY VOLUNTEER CENTRE: To register your voluntary organisation or become a volunteer, ph or leave message on 083 015 4669. Look us up on www.volunteeroffaly.ie

OFFALY PRO-LIFE CONVERSATION: Dooley's Hotel Birr, Mon 29, 7-9pm. Registration required, to 086 817 4524. Details on https://www.offalyprolife.com/news

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

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDUGORJE:  12-19 June. €765 pps. Contact Luke at 087 911 3118 for further details