20 April 2024
Bulletin

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TULLAMORE PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

“Tullamore parish is a community of God's 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.”  

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

31st March 2024 ~ Easter Sunday

 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 (Family Mass), 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.


HE IS RISEN, ALLELUIA!

If Christ is not risen, then our faith in essence has no meaning. Easter is the fulfilment of all that Jesus, as Son of God, came to bring us. “I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full” (John 10:10). The Paschal Mystery, which is at the heart of the Christian message, is Jesus, who through his birth, life, suffering and death brings us to “life”.

So today, let us renew our commitment to the Paschal experience of Jesus and immense ourselves in His mission. Each one of us by our baptism, has accepted the invitation and indeed challenge of living the message of Easter. Let the celebration of the Risen Lord be at the core of our daily lives as we endeavour to live the joy of the resurrection in our communities. 


EASTER GRATITUDE 

After the dark days of Lent, we have arrived into the springtime of Easter.  It has been most encouraging to witness the number of people who attended daily Mass during the season of Lent.  I thank those who have prepared and participated in our Easter ceremonies.  These are all signs of hope and light as we celebrate the presence and work of the Lord among us.

On behalf of the parish team, I wish all of you every blessing and peace this Easter.

Fr Joe & Parish Team


MASSES FOR EASTER WEEK

Next week, Easter Monday to Friday 5th, there will be one Mass only at 10.00am.


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

John 20:1-9

The disciples are in a state of shock and suffering from a traumatic loss.  Jesus, the one in whom they had placed so much hope, has been murdered and buried.  Then, before they have time to recover comes another shock – the body of Jesus is missing.  Have you had experiences in which one tragedy or crisis follows quickly after another?  What was that like for you?  How did you cope?  What, or who, sustained you then? 

Mary and Peter, and possibly others, came and discovered that the tomb was empty. The part of the story we have in this text gives no explanations of what has happened.  They are left in a state of bewilderment ‘for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.’  Have you been in that kind of situation, faced with events you cannot explain, possibly events which have dashed your hopes in another person, or in God?  What has that been like for you?

Yet in spite of the lack of explanation, the beloved disciple ‘saw and believed’.

Have there been times when others have done something that you could not understand, and which they could not explain at the time and yet you believed that all was not as it seemed?  …. times when you decided to trust in spite of the evidence?

Have there been times when others have shown this kind of faith in you when you were not able to offer satisfactory explanations, and all you could say was ‘trust me’?

Have there been times in your relationship with God when you have felt that you were faced with an empty tomb and still you believed?

Where have you found life in such experiences?

John Byrne osa, Intercom April 2023


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 Secretaryt to book and get details on pre-baptism meetings.


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.  


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   1..... 10.00 Barbara Mazur, Mon Mem

......................Patsy Gorman, Christina & Edward Davis & Family,

.......................Bridgie & Joe Kirwan

Tues   2 ....10.00 Joanne O’Connor & her granddaughter Destiny

Thurs   4 ...10.00 Patricia Gilligan

Sat   6 ......10.00 Maryanne Houlihan

......................Esther Martin, Derrybeg

  ..............6.30 Tony McCormack, 1st Ann

......................Patrick Westman, 1st Ann

Sun   7   .....8.30 Dick  & Teresa Conroy

.......................Esther Martin, Derrybeg, Colsh Family, Callary St,

.......................Kathleen & John Martin, Parnell St 

...............10.00 Jack Wyer

......................P J & Louisa Carragher

...............11.30 Donal Buckley, Ballykilmurray, Mon Mem

.......................Hugh Doyle, 1st Ann

 ............... 1.00 Ursula McFarlane, Mon Mem

.......................Ann Shiells, 1st Ann

 

Durrow Sun 7, 11.30am:  Jim Murray; David, Margaret, David Jnr Waters & Margaret Kelly; Michael & Margaret Kelly & Nan Rooney; Tommy Smith & Family; Michael, Mary & Austin Heagney; Joe, Kitty, Joe Jnr, Jim & Mike Daly & Vincent Lennon


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Sheila Spollen, Henry Reynolds, Dympna Morrell, Caroline Vickers & Stephen Kelly.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s Family Lacie Marie & Luca Patrick Tyrrell, Beau Patrick Lowbridge, Ubasinachi Eluma Emmanuel Nwosu & Kyle Thomas Bracken who were baptised recently.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €3347; Durrow €187

Envelopes €2250

Thank you for your continued support.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK:  Bus leaves Parochial House, Tullamore, Sun.14th April @ 8.30am sharp. Ph. PJ 087-6386270 to book a seat.

MEN’S ROSARY:  Public Rosary, Sat 6, 1pm, Town park cemetery area.  All welcome.

STOMA SUPPORT GROUP:  Meeting Tues 9, 6.30pm-8pm, Dochas, Offaly St.  Stoma Nurse, Paula Kennedy, in attendance.   More information fromn 0863074846.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY: Mucklagh Church, 7th April.  Confessions, 2.30pm, Mass 3pm.  All welcome. 

CE SCHEME: Tullamore Show Office administration position available.  Details from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 0579321421  

CHANGING GEARS: HSE free programme for over 50’s to reflect on life experience, lessons learned and planning next steps, including health and wellbeing, starts 17th Apr for 5 Wed, Court Hotel.  To book, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 01 9133922.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL, OFFALY ST:  Ph 0579346507, 0877557294;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

AA:  Offaly House, Offaly St, Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat 8.15pm; Tues, Wed, Fri 1pm; Sun 12noon & 8.15pm.

ALONE support for older people. Ph 0818 222 024, 8am-8pm daily.

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Mon–Fri, 9.30-5pm. Ph 0579328268. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
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