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

17th December 2023  ~  3rd 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

John 1:6-8,19-28

There is one among you whom you do not know’. We can know about Jesus but do we know him? What helps you to know Jesus in a way that enables you to follow in his footsteps, trusting God as he did, and seeing other people as he did? 

John the Baptist came to bear witness to Jesus. Who have been the people who have borne witness to you of the good news of the gospel that God loves you – a friend, a parent, a teacher, etc.? To whom have you borne that witness? 

John appears in the story as one who had the courage to be himself in the face of loud and aggressive people. He was also a person who knew his own value, did not make exaggerated claims and was content with his mission. Can you recall times when you have been able to be yourself, even in the face of criticism from others? 

John was ‘the voice of one crying out in the wilderness’ – announcing confidently to those in the wilderness that they must not despair because God’s grace may come to them at any moment. Have you had the experience of being in the wilderness, feeling lost? From whom did you hear a voice that gave you hope? Have you been able to give hope to other people when they were in the wilderness? Do these questions have any special relevance to you in the midst of the current situation in our world?

John Byrne osa Intercom Dec/Jan 2023


SACRED HEART SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE

SHS presents a service of carols and readings provided by the school’s music ensembles, Wed 20th, 7.30pm, Tullamore Church. They will be joined by St Philomena’s National School. All are welcome.
 


DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 

Christmas Coffee Morning, Thurs 21, 11am–1pm.  All are welcome


PIONSETTIAS FOR THE CHURCH

If you would like to donate poinsettia to decorate the Church for Christmas, please leave it into the Sacristy.


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 057 9341831 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


PLEASE HAVE NOTICES FOR BULLETIN ON 24th & 31st DEC INTO THE PARISH CENTRE BY MONDAY 18TH DEC

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 18.....7.45 Margaret & Tom Cowan
............10.00 Michael, Ann & Paul Keegan
....................Muriel Flanagan, Davitt St
Tues 19....7.45 Veronica Tiernan
............10.00 baby Christopher McDonagh  
....................Arabella, Colbert & daughter-in-
law Frances Keeley
Wed 20.....7.45 Ann & Sean Dineen
............10.00 Sebastian Joseph
....................Gerty Hoey, Arden View
Thurs 21..10.00 Kelly & Nolan Families
....................John & Betty Doolan, David Mollen
Fri 22.......7.45 John & Nancy Lloyd, Arden View
....................Maura, Mick & Michael Daly
............10.00 Bridie, Noel, Declan, baby Josh & Alan Kelly
....................Niall Mealiffe, Johnny & Kathleen Martin
Sat 23......6.30 James Molloy, 1st Ann
....................Kathleen Walsh, 1st Ann
Sun 24.... 10.00 Richard & Elizabeth Buckley
....................Seamus Daly, Arden View

Shared Mass Sat 23, 10am: Laurence & Maura O’Toole & Lynch Family; May Cunningham; Teresa & Andrew Duffy; Bridie Brennan; John O’Brien; John & Margaret Talbot, Jim & May Doody; Kathleen & Stephen Grennan & Mary & Joe Corcoran; Prendeville & Keane Families; Patsy & Ciss Gorman, Frances (Walsh) & Anthony Gorman; Imelda O’Shea; Jimmy & Nellie Scully; Bernard & Mary Creevy; Craven & Scully Families; Hensey & Lenihan Families & Maggie Ferguson; Bill & Molly Gorman; Tommy & Jamie McDonald; John Brady; Billy Brennan; Patrick McDonagh; Carmel Doyle; Paddy, Bridie & Mary Kidney, grandchildren Nick & Glen; Kelly Family, Ger & baby Dwane; Edel Bracken; Marrinan & Donoghue Families; Mr & Mrs Charles, Ronnie & Annie O’Shea; Thomas, Catherine & Bridie Murphy; Hanley, Keogh & Summers Families; Michael & Rose Cleary; Mary, Paul & Trevor Moore & Quinn Family; Patrick Buckley; Decd members Meals on Wheels....


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Paddy Murtagh & Angela Duane.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s Family Martina Arabella McCarthy; Grace Emily & Eve Fiadh Tolan who were baptised recently.


COLLECTIONS

Plate: Tullamore €3034; Durrow €422

Envelopes €3268

Holy Day: Tullamore €1262; Durrow €75

Thank you for your continued support


COMMUNITY NOTICES

SACRED HEART SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE  SHS presents a service of carols and readings provided by the school’s music ensembles, Wed 20th, 7.30pm, Tullamore Church. They will be joined by St Philomena’s National School. All are welcome.

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP  Christmas Coffee Morning, Thurs 21, 11am–1pm.  All are welcome

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Christmas in Tullamore 2023

“COME AND SEE”: SUNDAY 17th Dec commencing at 2.30pm and concluding with Evening Prayer at 5.30pm. During this time there will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and volunteers in town inviting people to come and light a candle and pray a while.

CAROL SERVICE: St. Catherine’s Church, Hophill at 4.00pm. Sunday 17th. 

RECONCILIATION DAY: Monday Dec. 18th Confessions will be available after each Mass and throughout the day, concluding with Mass at 6.30pm. Polish confessions at 7.30pm. 

CHRISTMAS EVE: 

     Tullamore vigil Mass 6.30pm (Saturday 23rd)

   Sunday: 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30 am.  Durrow: 11.30am. Hospital: 9.00am 
(there will be no Mass at 1.00pm) 

Penitential Service after 11.30am Mass confessions until 4.00pm.  

Christmas Vigil Masses Tullamore: 5.00pm, 7.00pm & 9.00pm

Durrow: 12.00 Midnight. 

CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES: 25th Dec 

Tullamore: 8.30am, 10am, 11.30am, 1.00pm.

        Polish Mass: 3.00pm

Durrow: 11.30am. 

Hospital: 9.00am

ST. STEPHEN’S DAY: 26th Dec: Mass: 11:00am. 

27th – 29th, Wed- Fri.: Mass 10am

Saturday 30th: 10.00am & 6.30pm (vigil)

SUNDAY: 31 DEC. 2023.

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

Durrow 11.30am.   Hospital: 9.00am

Wishing you God’s 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 joy 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.

 
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