18 April 2024
Bulletin 09-May-04

Love - A Many Splendoured Thing

I recall mother explaining to us that you didn't have to like somebody to love them.  This opened up a much more manageable challenge.

  You could be patient with a person and respect their view point, even if you didn't agree with or like them.

  You could have an active concern for people's welfare and rise above your own petty feelings about them.

  You could look after those who were sick or in trouble, even if the got ‘under your skin' at times.

  You could forgive and not count the cost.

For Christians, difficult as it may seem, it is possible to love people without liking them.  It is not an optional extra but a serious obligation.

"Love one another as I have loved you." (Jn. 13:34)

Parish Activities

Congratulations, best wishes and prayers go to our young people, who were confirmed yesterday, and to their parents and families.  Well done also to teachers, priests, lay workers and all who have contributed to the preparation of this important occasion.

Praying With Scriptures (Lectio Divina)
Continues Tuesday at 8.00pm, basement Parochial House.  All welcome.

Parish Liturgy Resource Person Wanted:
1. To resource the parish Liturgy Committee in its responsibility for the maintenance and development of a parish vision for liturgy, and for  the  management of all parish liturgy in the light of that vision, especially weekend masses and liturgies for special occasions.
2. To support and liaise with the various existing working groups and individuals in their 'on-the-ground' work with liturgy, and to develop new such groups as the need and opportunity arises.
3.  To work as part of the parish team in this and related areas of ministry.
The post is full-time and will require some flexibility in regard to weekend and evening work.  Please contact any member of parish staff for further details.

"It's the Gift of Life - give Blood Regularly:
Blood Transfusion Board Clinic at GAA Centre, Monday 10-Thursday 13, 4.30-9.00pm.

Mass Intentions:
Sun 9:
1.00 Alice Heffernan, O'Moore St.  Mon Mem.
Mon 10: 7.45 Thomas Droogan.  10.00 Michael Clooney, Chapel St.
Tues 11:  10.00 Mary & Sarah Hoey & family, 103 O'Molloy St.
Wed 12: 7.45 Julie Hogan, O'Molloy St, Frank, Annie, Michael & June Martin.  10.00 Garry & Coughlan Families. 
Thurs 13: 10.00 Alfie Quinn, 5 Marian Place. 
Fri 14: 7.45 Emily & Tom Doyle, 69 O'Molloy St.  10.00 Nellie Dunne, 19 The Elms. 
Sat 15: 10.00 William Foster, 43 Callary St.  7.00 J.J. Carroll, Charleville Parade.  Mon Mem.  8.30 Thomas Egan, 12 Marian Place.  1st Ann. 
Sun 16: 8.30 John Deevy, 14 O'Molloy St.  10.00 Paddy Doheny, Rahan Rd.  11.30 Veronica McGee.  Mon Mem.  1.00 Tess Ryan.  Mon Mem.

Durrow: Fri 14 Mary Newton. Mon Mem (8pm). 
Sun 16 Tim, Pat & Murray Family, Ballycallaghan.

Next Shared Mass on Saturday 22nd May, 10am.

Deaths: We offer our sympathy to the families of Joseph McCarthy, Clonminch & Arden View; Rody O'Brien, Arden Lane; Baby Amy Hope Power.

If you would like support in your grieving, now or in the future, please ring 26604.

Baptisms: Welcome to the parish community Lauren Herley, 19 Whitehall Estate; Jamie Robert McDermott, 138 Kilbride St; Chloe Maria Creevy, Clara Rd.  The next pre-Baptism meeting - Wed 12th May at 8.30pm in the Parochial House.  All parents who wish to have their child baptised must attend a meeting.  Contact Parish Secretary for details.

29/4 Plate €4699; Envelopes €3210.  Vocations: Tullamore €5944, Durrow €201. Envelopes: €1905.  Thank you.

 Community Activities

Pioneers: Meeting Parochial House, Mon 9, 8.30pm.  Recruits and new committee members welcome.
Alfie Lambe House: Public Rosary Thurs 13, 8.15pm.  Also in Church Mon-Fri 7.30pm, with Exposition on Mondays.  Attend especially for month of May.
Scoil Bhride Monster Sale: Books, tapes, cd's, videos & games, Fri 14 7-10pm; Sat 15 10am-5pm, school hall.  All welcome.
Riada House Comfort Fund Concert with Portarlington Choral Singers, Fri 14, 8pm, Central Office, MHB, Arden Rd.  Ph 51799. Adm incl wine & cheese €15.
SHS Disco: Fri 14, 9pm-12.  Post primary only.  Adm €5.
OHAS: Historical walk, O'Connor Sq to Jail, Sun 9, 2.30pm.  Led by Michael Byrne. Meet OHAS Bury Quay, 2.20pm.  All welcome.
Fibromyalgia Group appearing on ‘Nationwide', Wed 19, 7pm.
‘Hands across the Park' in aid of Telethon, Sun 9, 2-4pm, Tullamore Town Park.  Fun for all the family.
Mentally Handicapped Assoc: AGM Tues11, 8pm, Millennium room, Bridge House. Guest speaker on ‘Behaviour Management'.
Junior Chamber: General meeting, Tues 11, Bridge House, 8.30pm with guest speaker, Kevin Cullinane, World Deputy President.  New members, 18-40, welcome.
Unwanted Clothes & Shoes, clean and dry, wanted to help African Missions, Collection before 12noon, GAA car park & Durrow church car park, Tues 11.
Lucia Counselling Service for people with mental illness and their caring relatives.  For appointment ph 0876500928, 9am-6pm.  Confidential helpline1890621631.

Local Pilgrimages:
Medjugorje with Fr Joe McLaughlin 4-15 Oct.  Ph Anne   51090/0857236680. 
Lourdes with Fr Joe McLaughlin, 18-23 Aug.  Ph 51309.
Meditation & Personal Growth: Workshop Fri 14-Sun 16,
Meditation & Holistic Centre, Ferbane, with Fr Pat Murray SCA.  Ph 090 6454314.

Take time to be friendly,
it is the road to Happiness

Support Services

Parish Information & Support Services - Confidential Phone Line 26604: Monday to Friday, 10.00am-1.00pm; 6.00-10.00pm.

ACCORD Marriage & Relationship counselling Mon-Fri 9.30am-1.30pm,  41831; 
Suicide Bereavement Support - group sessions for family members or friends - if interested ph Rita 086-8157320;
CIC Mon-Fri 10am-12.30pm, 2-4pm, Sat 10-12 ,52204;
Epiplepsy Assoc Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm 28631; 
AA Mon, Thurs,
Sat Mercy Convent 8.30pm;
Thurs 8.30pm, 17 Chapel St.  01-8732699;
Vincent De Paul 22072;
Dochas - Cancer Info & Support Drop in centre 12 Henry St, Mon/Wed/Fri 10.30am-12.30pm 28268y
Sexual Abuse & Rape Counselling
Mon-Fri 10am-2pm, Mon 8-10.30pm. 1800323232;
Women in Crisis Ozanam House, Mon-Fri 9am-1pm, 51886;
Life Pregnancy Care 7B Cormac St Sat 12-3pm 0506-41110 or 1850 281281 9am to 9pm every day for the price of a local call 
Grow Thurs
7.30pm Day Care Arden Rd, 51124;
Aware Mon 8.45pm Community Mental Health Centre 1890303302;
Breastfeeding Support Group 3
rd Thurs, 8pm, Education Resource Centre Hospital. 0502-24317;
Fibromyalgia Group:
Last Tues of month, 8pm, Day Care Centre. Helpline 1800201068 Tues 10am-12 only;
Anew -
support group for women with alcohol problems, Wed 8pm, Ofalia House Edenderry, 086-1024743

Please continue to pray for Fiona Pender, our parishioner who has been missing since 22nd Aug ‘96



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