18 April 2024
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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

24th December 2023  ~  4th Sunday of Advent

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 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.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS

Luke 1:26-38

We are all favoured ones and God is with us.  Sometimes we are more aware of this than others. How have you experienced being a favoured person, one blessed by God?  How have you experienced God’s presence?  Who has been Gabriel to you … a messenger of good news? 

‘Do not be afraid’.  Mary was perplexed by the words of the angel.  Perhaps you too have sometimes been perplexed by life’s path and wondered what it all meant.  Perhaps at times you have doubted if God was really with you.  In your troubled moments who has been an ‘angel’ helping to lower your anxiety? 

Mary was taken by surprise by the invitation, but she did not tell the angel she was not ready, nor ask him to return later.  She was prepared to go with the invitation even though it was not the ‘right moment’.  ‘Here I am Lord’.  What invitations have come to you at the ‘wrong time’ and how have you responded? 

Mary’s response serves as a model for us – as one saying ‘yes’ to what life offers.  What is it like for you to say ‘yes’ to life?  Perhaps at this moment in your life you are being invited to say: ‘Here I am, Lord’?

John Byrne OSA Intercom Dec 2023


GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO

CHRISTMAS VIGIL MASSES: Tullamore: 5.00pm, 7.00pm & 9.00pm

Durrow: 12.00 Midnight. 

CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES:  

Tullamore: 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 1.00pm

Polish Mass: 3.00pm

Durrow: 11.30am

Hospital: 9.00am

Wising you every blessing this Christmas. 

Nollaig Shona daoibh go léir.

PL: Niech duch Swiety wypeti nas radoscia I zesle nan as pocoj.

LT: Tegu Išganytojas palaimina tave ir suteikia tau savo Ramybe.

RO: Crăciun fericit şi un An Nou binecuvântat de Domnul!

ES: ¡Que el Señor los llene de felicidad y paz!

On behalf of the priests of the parish and the team we wish you every peace and blessing this Christmas time.  A warm welcome home to those who have managed to travel and welcome to those who are visiting our parish this Christmas.  We also remember family members and friends who are in other parts of the world; we are separated by distance but united in thought and prayer.

THE PARISH CENTRE WILL REOPEN ON TUES 2 JAN

MASS TIMES 26TH-29TH

St Stephen’s Day:  11.00am

Wednesday 27th-Friday 29th, 10.00am only.


 BIBLE COURSE  An 8-Week Interactive Bible Course begins on Mondays, January 8, 15, 22, 29 & February 5, 12, 19 & 26 in Tullamore Parish Centre at 7.30pm. The course is Jeff Cavin's Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible. Coordinator: Fr Fergal Cummins.  All are welcome.  Tea & chat after.   Handouts provided.  If interested email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Contact the Parish Secretary to arrange Baptism


SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary


PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR FIONA PENDER, OUR PARISHONER WHO HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE 22nd AUGUST 1996


MASS INTENTIONS

Tues 26....11.00......Liam Duffy                       
                              Mary Gillick
Wed 27....10.00     Tom Hynes, Daingean Rd
.........................Elizabeth Doyle
Thurs 28...10.00....Anne & Martin McDonagh
.........................Frank McLoughlin, 
Clonminch Avenue
Fri 29......10.00.....Marcus & Mary Byrne, O’Molloy St
.........................Michael Moran, Clontarf Rd
Sat 30.....10.00.....Maureen & Michael Lawless
.........................Kathleen & Barbara Cassidy
..............6.30......Josie Morris, 1st Ann
Sun 31......8.30......Eric Frawley
..............10.00.....Lar & Mary Byrne & Family
..........................John Duncan
..............11.30.....Elizabeth Killeavy, Clontarf Rd, 1st Ann
..........................Margaret Cowan, 1st Ann
................1.00.....Margaret McDermott, 1st Ann
..........................Anne O’Brien, Daingean, 1st Ann

 


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the family of Johnny Flaherty


BAPTISMS 

Welcome to God’s family Zoey Abigail Shortall Hutchings & Emily Rose Chalke who were baptised recently 


COLLECTIONS

Plate: Tullamore €2950; Durrow €190

Envelopes €3343

Thank you for your continued support.  


COMMUNITY NOTICES

EUCHARISTIC ADORERS:  The Committee wishes to thank you, for all your dedication to Eucharistic Adoration; and we welcome again, all our new Adorers. We are blessed to have this ministry, of Eucharistic Adoration, in our parish for the past 29 years-thanks to your loyal commitment!  With your continued support, we look forward to a new year of many blessings, for our families  and parish.  Wishing you & your families a peaceful & joyful Christmas season, with many blessings for 2024. 

HOSPICE MILE:  Tullamore Harriers, Christmas Day, 10am-12noon.  All proceeds to Offaly Hospice.

LEGION OF MARY: New members welcome, Tuesdays, 7pm, Alfie Lambe House, Arden Road. For more details please contact 086 314 3302.

CARING IN OFFALY CE SCHEME: Home Respite Care Worker 19.5 hours per week, Ref:#CES-2311343.  Closing date 4 Jan.  Details from Alison 086 021 3711 / 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.

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

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICES:  call 057 9351886 or 086 041 9154.

 

 

 
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