01 February 2023
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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

22nd January 2023  ~ Third Sunday of the year

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.


THE CALL TO FOLLOW

In today’s Gospel we hear about the call of Peter, Andrew, James and John by the Lord.  They were not the only ones called.  He has called and is calling each one of us too.  He holds out the invitation to all of us, from the time we were baptised and confirmed, to be “fishers of men” (Mt 4:19).   It is a call to Mission that we all share and their response was very courageous.

In today’s world, that generosity and courage is needed more than ever, to build up Christ’s Kingdom and to be missionaries of light for all we meet.  The world calls us in many subtle ways, and it can be very difficult to disentangle ourselves from the demands of modern society, to the commitment of discipleship.  We should not be daunted or discouraged, because when we answer the Lord’s call, we are in partnership with Him and we never journey alone.

There is a strong call in the Gospel for repentance if we have failed in our commitment to the Lord and to each other.

Let us ask Him today to strengthen us to respond to the call: “Repent! The kingdom of the Lord is at hand”, (Mt 4:17).


PARISH COLLECTION ENVELOPES

The new parish envelope boxes will be delivered in the coming weeks.  If you do not receive these envelopes and would like to do so, please contact the Parish Centre or the Sacristy.  Thank you to our parishioners for your continued support.


TULLAMORE PARISH CHOIR

New members are invited to join the Parish Choir. We sing at 11.30am Mass on Sundays and rehearse in the Parish Centre every second Thursday. Telephone Martina for details on 0857630022


CONFIRMATION

Next Saturday, the young people of our parish will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit when they celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation. We pray for them, their families and all who have prepared them for this special day.


WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY 18TH-25TH JANUARY

… In this week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Paul’s message to Christians in Corinth deserves mention.  It is unequivocal: ‘make up the differences between you … be united in belief and practice’.  During this special Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, we are invited to play our part, especially by praying for unity among and between Christian communities.  Prayer matters, because Christian Unity is ultimately gift of the Spirit.  But reconciliation involves action too …

(Mary T O’Brien pbvm, Intercom Jan 2023)


CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK SUNDAY 22ND TO SUNDAY 29TH JANUARY

THEME: ‘ WALKING TOGETHER IN FAITH & LOVE’

For this year’s annual celebration of Catholic education, CSW will draw on three features of the Synodal Pathway: ‘Communion, Participation and Mission’.  The theme for CSW 2023 is dedicated to celebrating the gift of Catholic education and recognizing the love and generosity of the entire school community: student, staff and home.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS Matthew 4:12-23

‘The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light’ … Jesus applies this to himself and his message.  Who have been the Jesus people who have been a source of light to you?  Have you been such a light for others?

His message was a call to repentance, to a change of attitude toward God, from seeing God as one to be feared, to seeing God as a God of love.  When have you heard that call in your life? What was it like for you?

Jesus invited disciples to join him in his mission. In responding, the disciples ‘left their nets’ to follow Jesus.  Sometimes we have to disentangle ourselves from other things to give ourselves freely and wholeheartedly to a commitment.  Have you experienced being ‘enmeshed’ and being free? Where did you find life? 

In v 23 we have a summary of the ministry of Jesus – ‘proclaiming the good news of the kingdom’ and witnessing to this by teaching and healing. Who have been the people you have known who have witnessed to the ‘kingdom’, the reign of God in our world? What have been the signs that accompanied their witness? When have you done this yourself?   (Intercom Jan 23)


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Baptisms take place monthly on the first Sunday in Tullamore, second Sunday in Durrow, third and fourth Saturday in Tullamore. 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 counseling 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   23  10.00    Rosaleen Robinson

                           Holy Souls 

Wed   25  10.00   Jolanta Stanczyk, 1st Ann

Fri       27  7.45   John Hannigan, Paddy Coakley & Danny Sheehan

                10.00 Timothy Spollen

Sat     28    6.30  Maureen Herley, Mon Mem

                           Paul Finlay, 1st Ann

Sun      1  10.00   Fiannaith Lawless

                           Marie Garry, Limefield

                  1.00 Anne O’Brien, Mon Mem

Shared Mass Sat 28, 10am: Joey & Billy Kelly; Ann, Frank & Agnes Dunne; Eileen & Paddy Feery; Joseph & Mary Ann Feery & Family; Ignatius & Kathleen Keegan; Joe Maher; James Devaney; Joan, Jerome & Desmond Murphy; Barney & Peg Murray; Michael, Annie, Nancy & Joe Feery; Mary Murray; Francie Gorman; May Owens; Margaret & Mick Forrestal; Veronica Lambe; Carty Family; James, Ann, Christy, Margaret & Ann Jnr Ryan; Dolores Horkan; John, Josephine & Elizabeth Hayes & Family & Cuskelly Family; Julia Leonard; Siobhan Drea & Mikaela Ardelanu; Robert Lawlor; Mona & Dermot McDermott & Family; Ned & Sadie Leonard & Family; Terry Colsh; Margaret Hanlon.

 

Durrow Sun 29, 11.30:  Paddy Clavin, 1st Ann, wife Ciss & son Bernard.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Rose O’Hagan, Timmy O’Brien & Sean Sullivan.


COLLECTIONS

Plate: Tullamore €2740; Durrow €346 

Envelopes €2332

Thank you for your continued support.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

YOUTH 2000 PRAYER MEETING: Thursdays 7.30pm, Day Chapel, holy hour of Eucharistic Adoration (rosary, silence, hymns & gospel reflection); refreshments 8.30pm, Parish Centre, concluding 9pm.  Ages 16-40.

CELEBRATING THE CONTRIBUTION OF RELIGIOUS TO DIOCESE OF MEATH:  A celebration of Sung Vespers and blessing of Candles, Mullingar Cathedral, Sun 29, 4pm.  All are welcome to join with and support the religious of the Diocese in this celebration

ST PHILOMENA’S NS:  School Enrolment Application forms available on website www.stphilomenas.ie, or by contacting the school on 057 9321983. Please note closing date for applications is Friday next, 27th.

TULLAMORE GARDEN CLUB:  Meeting & Garden Talk (“Gardening Post Covid”) Wed 25, Charleville Centre, 7.30pm.  New members welcome.  Adm €5.  Details from 0868411301 or 0873843412.

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2023:  1-6 Aug, Lisbon, Portugal, with Pope Francis, for young Catholics (aged 18-35). checkout www.dioceseofmeath.ie,  Meath Diocese WYD.

OFFALY CAMINO CANAL WAY WALK & MASS: Sun 5 Feb, 9am, Fiona Pender Memorial Way to Croghan Hill, for Mass at 2pm - Everyone welcome at any stage.  Proceeds to Self Help Africa. Details from 0866778807, 0870688530, 0830459377, 0878375407, 0876189094,    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , ww.selfhelpafrica.org

OFFALY DISABILITY EQUALITY NETWORK (ODEN):  Round Table Event, Tues 24, 10am-1pm, Court Hotel.  Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or telephone 086 8373456 to register or for more information.  

 
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