20 April 2024
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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

10th March 2024 ~ 4th Sunday of Lent

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.


OUT INTO THE LIGHT

Today, the ‘middle’ Sunday of Lent, is known as Laetare Sunday – Laetare means ‘Rejoice!’  We tend not to think of Lent as a time to rejoice, but signs of joy are central at Mass today, such as the use of flowers on the altar and rose-coloured vestments for the priest instead of the usual Lenten purple.  The shadow of the cross still looms large, but we look forward with hope to Easter, when light will conquer the darkness.

We are offered an opportunity today to pause and reflect on our Lenten journey.  In our gospel we hear that ‘the [person] who lives by the truth comes out into the light’.  On the other hand, Jesus says that those who ‘prefer darkness to the light’ live in fear that their actions will be exposed.

We hear a lot of talk these days about transparency.  We have seen the damage caused by those whose private actions gravely contradict the message they proclaim in the public sphere.  Some questions we might ask ourselves this Lent are: Am I living a truthful life ‘in the light’?  Am I honest in my dealings with others, trying always to choose what is right and just, or are there things I do in secret that are unkind or dishonest?  Am I attentive to the needs of others or am I more inclined to think of myself?  Lent offers us the opportunity to step out into the light, to allow the light of Jesus to sweep away any darkness or destructive habits and to begin again….

Tríona Doherty, Intercom March 2021


LENT 2024

WEEKDAY MASSES 7.45am, 10.00am & 7.30pm.  

WEEKDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS before 10am Mass.

EVENING PRAYER Sundays 5.30pm in Tullamore Church


ST PATRICK’S DAY

Next Sunday, 17th, is St Patrick’s Day.  Masses will be celebrated as normal for Sundays.

Tullamore:  Vigil (16th) 6.30pm; 8.30am; 10.00am (as Gaeilge), 11.30am & 1.00pm.

Durrow:  11.30am.


TULLAMORE PARISH PASTORAL ASSEMBLY

The assembly meets each month and its members continue to develop a deeper understanding of the consultative role intended for the new parish assemblies being rolled out across Meath diocese. One aspect of this is in meeting and understanding the work being done by various parish groups. In February the Knights of St Columbanus made a presentation to the assembly.  At its March meeting the assembly met Mary Martin representing the Legion of Mary to learn about the Legions activities in the parish and beyond. These meetings with parish groups will continue through the year.  In addition, the assembly is supporting the parish team in developing an initiative focused on youth as part of the preparations for Easter and details of a Triduum for May to mark our parish's association with Our Lady are being teased out.  As the assembly progresses its work and plans are developed, they will be communicated to parishioners and feedback is welcome.


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

PALM SUNDAY 24TH: Prayer with young people, 6.30pm.

MONDAY 25TH: Reconciliation Day – Confessions all Day

Mass for this Sick – 2.00pm.


HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY

God himself needed a Mother: how much more so do we!  Jesus himself gave her to us, from the Cross: “Behold your mother!’  He said this to the beloved disciple and to every disciple.  Our Lady is not an optional accessory: she has to be welcomed into our life.  She is the Queen of Peace, who triumphs over evil and leads us along paths of goodness who restores unity to her children, who teaches us compassion.

Mary, take us by the hand.  Lead us by the hand to rediscover the bonds that unity us.  Gather us beneath your mantle, in the tenderness of true love, where the human family is reborn.                           

Pope Francis


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 11  .. 7.45 . Peter, Michael, Laurence, Gretta & Ellen Moore

...........10.00 .Annie Condra, Arden View

Tues 12 ..  7.30 Hensey, Brophy & Caffrey Families

....................Jim Doody

Wed 13   ..7.30 .Sean Quinn

Thurs 14 10.00 .Eamonn Power McDonagh

....................Tina McSweeney

 ........... 7.30 .Mark McLoughlin

Fri 15.... 10.00 .William Dunne & Family

  ...........7.30. Dan & Brigid Molloy

Sat 16... 10.00. Jimmy Dunne, daughter Karen & Maher Family

....................Stephen Burke, Cappincur & Mai Burke, Church St

  ............6.30 Kathleen Hirtzel (nee Hannon) & Robert Gill, Mon Mems

Sun 17   ...8.30 Richard Keenan

............10.00 Mossie Mahon & parents Kieran Egan, O’Molloy St

............11.30 Patrick (Pa) Gorman, 5 Tarleton Mews, Mon Mem

 

Durrow Sun 17, 11.30am:  Tom Mealiff & Family


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Ursula McFarlane, Betty O’Connor & Patrick (Joe) Neary.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s family Gabriela Anna Sliwinska & Dearbhla Seána Curran who were baptised recently.


COLLECTIONS

Plate: Tullamore €3063; Durrow €267 

Envelopes €2518

Thank you for your continued support


COMMUNITY NOTICES

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Cover required: Wed 1-2pm, 3-4pm;  Thurs 4-5pm; Sat 2-3pm. Ph. 085 1162668

ST PADRÉ PIO MASS:  Tues 12, 7.30pm, Tullamore Church.  Relic available after Mass.  All are welcome.

DAFFODIL DAY:  Meeting Tues 12, 7pm, Bridge House.  All are welcome.

ST. PHILOMENA’S NS: A big thank you to collectors and the community their continuous support.

READY:  Dinner Dance, Sun 10, Town House, 7pm.

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

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

MEDUGORJE: 12-19 June. €815 pps Contact Luke McNamee at 087 9113118 for further details.

“CATHOLIC SPIRITUALITY TODAY”:  Sat 23, 12noon - 2pm,  Trim GAA Complex, Newhaggard Road, Trim. C15 Y9VA. Information flyer available by email or WhatsApp;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; 087 942 5636, 086 022 8456.

MEATH PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES:  The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will travel on September 10th and will be led by Bishop Deenihan.  Details and booking forms are available from Joe Walsh Tours, 89 Harcourt St, Dublin. www.joewalshtours.ie   Tel.: 01 2410800

 
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