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

3rd December 2023  ~  1st 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

Matthew 13:33-37

It is easy to interpret this passage as a warning about impending death or disaster.  Recent wars and tragedies are examples.  Yet the coming of the Lord is not just the moment of death, but any moment of grace.  Recall unexpected graces – good things that happened when they were not anticipated.

Perhaps some of these were moments when you were particularly alert and aware of what was going on in you and around you and this enabled you to be open to the moment of grace.  Recall the contrast with moments when that alertness and awareness were not present.

The servants were given charge of the household ‘each with their own job’.  See yourself as a person given a responsibility within the household of God’s people.  What is it like for you to see yourself trusted in this way by God?  What has it been like for you when you have been shown trust in this way by another person?

Jesus says that what he is saying to his disciples he is saying to all.  Have there been times when you have been a messenger of hope to others, encouraging them to wait for a moment of grace.  Who have been the ones to encourage you?

- John Byrne osa, Intercom Dec 2023. 


ADVENT INVITATION WALK WITH US ON THE PATH OF HOPE - ADENT 2023

We invite you to walk the path of Advent with us by listening to short audio reflections for each day of Advent on our parish website: https://www.tullamoreparish.ie/.

The Lord allows himself to be found by the one who seeks him!


EVENING PRAYER FOR ADVENT 

Evening Prayer for Advent starts this evening, Sunday 3rd, at 5.30pm.  It will continue on Sunday 10th & Sunday 17th 


PARISH PASTORAL ASSEMBLY

The new Tullamore Parish Pastoral Assembly was formally commissioned at the 6.30pm Mass this weekend.

The new assembly members are:

Fr Joe Gallagher P.P., Fr Joe Campbell c.c., Sani George, Mary Hayden, Tina Stones, Margaret Kelly, Miriam Kelly, Noel Sheehan, John O'Connor, Martin Gillick.

Mission Statement:  Tullamore parish is a community of Gods people centred on the Eucharist and the Word of God. We gather in prayer and celebrate the sacraments. We strive to be Vibrant, Inclusive, Nurturing and Encouraging, and in our own lives we aim to live justly, to love tenderly, and to walk humbly with our God.


FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

Friday 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  Mass times are as follows: Vigil (Thurs) in Durrow 8.00pm; 7.45am, 10.00am, 7.45am, 10.00am, 1.10pm & 6.30pm.


BLESSING OF BABY JESUS

Next Sunday, 10th, we invite children to bring the baby Jesus from their crib to Mass. At the end of all Masses, the children will be invited to come forward and have their baby Jesus blessed and they will then be ready to put into the crib at home on Christmas Day.


FIRST COMMUNION RITUAL

Our third 1st Communion Ritual takes place next weekend.

Sat    9,   6.30pm St Joseph’s

Sun 10, 10.00am Ballinamere, Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada

Sun 10, 11.30am Scoil Bhride, Scoil Mhuire, Parish Sacramental Preparation Class

Sun 10, 11.30am Durrow School in Durrow Church

All children are invited to bring the baby Jesus from their Crib to be blessed at the Mass.


“COME AND SEE”

You are invited to a celebration of light, in answer to Jesus invitation to "COME AND SEE" on Sunday 17th December from 2.30pm, concluding with Evening Prayer at 5.30pm. 

Jesus, in the Blessed Sacrament, will be exposed on the altar, the church will be lit by candles, music will be played and the Sacrament of Confession will be available. 

Come and join us for a time for quiet prayer in preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus who is the SOURCE of ALL LIGHT.


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 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   4 ...  7.45. Rody Larkin, William St

............ 10.00. Stan & Mona Wrafter

......................Mary Ellen & Michael Cowley, Sr Monica & Kearney Family

Tues   5  .. 7.45. Ann McKeon

............10.00 .John, Margaret & Mary Jo O’Reilly

Wed   6  .. 7.45 .John, Tess, Joe & Kathleen Hand, Cartron West

............10.00 .Una & Paddy Murtagh

Thurs   7   .7.45 .May Mangan

Fri   8   .....7.45 .Our Lady’s Mass

.............10.00. Martin & Mary Mannion

 ............. 6.30. Des Hensey

......................Tess & Patrick Cunningham

Sun 10  .... 8.30 .Sylvester & Margaret Shortall

.............10.00 .Tony & Patricia Molloy

......................Danny Carson & Family

.............11.30 .Michael Hogan, Mon Mem

......................Joseph Ryan, 1st Ann

  .............1.00 .Frankie Coughlan, Arden View Mon Mem

Shared Mass Sat 9, 10am:  Gladys, Michael, Billy & John Lawlor; Mary-Frances & James Bracken & Family; Mick & Mary O’Grady; Thomas Carroll; Larry & Maisie Dunne & Family; Paul Merriman; Dora, John, John Joe & Paddy Beehan; Dolores, Paul & baby Carmel Keyes; Nan & Eddie Cronly; Esther, Michael & PJ Grogan & Family; Annie & Thomas Fox; Terence Cronly & Kathleen Forbes nee Flanagan; Theresa Guinan; William, Catherine & Joe Egan, John Clarke & Colin Carey; Francis Adcock; Stella Horan; Kathleen Whelan; Buckley & Geoghegan Families; Mary & Christopher Hughes; John & Annie Sweeney; Daniel, Mary, Margaret, Ann, Maura, James, Paddy & Donal Beatty; Terry Morgan; Ciaran Mulligan & Victoria Ritson; Rody & Mary Kate Heffernan; Maura & Jack Wrafter & Madeline McHugh; Jackie Lynam; James, Maura &  Kevin Whelan; Peter Vickers, Walsh & Vickers Families; Kershaw, Molloy & Cosgrove Families.

 

Durrow Sun 10, 11.30am:  Pádraig McDermott, 1st Ann & daughter Jenny; Pauline Ward nee McDermott, 1st Ann & mother Julia 


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the family of Margaret Daly.


BAPTISMS 

Welcome to God’s family Jaiden Julian Mollen Robinson, Fionn Christy Martin & Luca Paul Winder who were baptised recently.


COLLECTIONS

Plate: Tullamore €3007; Durrow €282

Envelopes €2359

Thank you for your continued support.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

ST VINCENT DEPAUL CHURCH GATE COLLECTION at all Masses next weekend.  Please support.

SECULAR FRANCISCANS:  Meeting Tues 5, 6.45pm, Mercy Convent.  New members welcome.

DURROW COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP: Public meeting to discuss the N52 bypass, Durrow Community Hall (R35 D684), Mon 4 Dec, 8pm.  All are welcome.

DURROW NS PARENTS’ ASSOC: Mulled Wine/Coffee Morning, Durrow Hall, Sun 10, after 11.30 Mass.  All are welcome.

READY:  Christmas Dinner Dance, Sun 10, Town House, 7pm.  Members bring deposit for holiday in February.

ORDER OF MALTA:  Thank all who supported recent church gate collection. 

 
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