01 June 2023
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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

9th April 2023  ~ 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, 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

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 GOSPEL

John 20:1-9

In some ways this gospel is a difficult one for prayer.  It only presents a part of the story and the full unfolding of the good news the story contains lies in the next part of the text.  However, even with this section there is plenty of material for reflection and for prayer.

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


MASSES FOR EASTER WEEK

Next week, Easter Monday to Friday 14th, there will be one Mass only at 10.00am.


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


EASTER

At the crucifixion darkness literally descended upon the earth.  It seemed that the light of hope had been extinguished.  Today the light of Christ shines throughout the world because of the Resurrection.

The open tomb is a big part of the Easter story.  When Mary visited the tomb on the third day, she finds the stone had been moved away.  Along with Peter and others it really dawns on them that something wonderful has happened.  Jesus is risen from the dead.  They all ran to the tomb, they see and believe – the empty tomb is proof.

Reaching the tomb, they are overcome with a new hope.  Could it be possible?  The beginnings of Easter faith are just budding.

There is one important aspect of this new faith.  It must be shared with others.  The second proof of the Resurrection is the preaching of the disciples, who gave their lives to spreading the Good News.  We must take this faith to others or it dies.  Are our hearts open?  Are we ready to hear the Good News?


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   10    10.00   Michael James Sweeney

                            Christopher O’Brien, Castlebarna

Tues   11   10.00   Noel Walsh, Hophill Grove

                             Jimmy, Maryanne & John Cantwell

Wed   12   10.00   John Bosco Nicholson, 1st Ann

Fri      14   10.00   Barbara Cassidy

Sat     15     6.30   Ber Gorman,O’Molloy St Mon Mem

                             Mary O’Loughlin, Clonminch Mon Mem

Sun    16     8.30   May & Edward Lennon

                10.00   Betty & John Clifford

                             Patrick & Brigid McDonagh

                11.30   Gerald Dwane, Mon Mem

                  1.00   Brendan Dagg, Mon Mem

                             Ber Hensey, 1st Ann

Shared Mass Sat 15, 10.00am: Dermot, Philomena, Geraldine & Donal Flanagan & Edward, Kathleen, Francis & Patrick Lee & Paddy & Teresa Hayes; John, Mary & Christina Grennan; May Brickland; Joseph Buckley; Brigid & James Martin, Martin & Daly Families; Stephen Greer; Joseph & Annie Coughlan; Michael & Julia Keoghan; Rory McEvoy; Dan & Eileen Kelly; Shaughnessy Family & Mary Ellen Iverson nee Kelly; James Owens; Michael Duffy; Brigid & baby Thomas McDonagh; Esther, Kathleen & John Martin; Maryanne Colsh & Family; Annie & James Kilroe; Daniel & Kathleen Hayden; John & Christina Kavanagh; Patrick & Catherine Sullivan; Katherine, John, Paschal & Thomas Gorry; Kathleen & Christopher Dwyer; Joseph Bryant; Maisie Heffernan; John & Dr Betty Thomas; Pat Jennings & Family, Mary Kate Cummins & John Quinn; Michael & Annie White & Andy, Josie & Andy Jnr Walsh; Mary & John Robbins & Family; Warren Family & Josephine Gorman; Jim, Josie & Sean O’Connor.

 

Durrow Sun 16, 11.30am:  Annie Jo O’Brien; Tom & Rose O’Brien; Con & Charlotte O’Brien; Peter & Annie Waters; Michael, Mary & Austin Heagney.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Tony McCormack, Patrick Westman, Angus Corkish & Ann Shiells.


BAPTISMS

Welcome to God’s Family Noah Elijah Ugoiwa who was baptised recently.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Tullamore €2882; Durrow €302

Envelopes €3329.

Thank you for your continued support.


ST PADRÉ PIO MASS: Tues 11, 7.30pm, Tullamore Church.  All are welcome.

RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING:  ACCORD provides a professional and affordable counselling service. Ph 0579341831/0864669926. For online counselling email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

FEAST OF DIVINE MERCY: Full celebrations Sun 16, Mucklagh Church, 3pm. Confessions from 2.30pm. Celebrant Fr Michael Whittaker PP.

READY:  Dinner Dance, Sun 9, Town House, 7pm sharp.  Don’t forget your Easter bonnets & caps.

CE SCHEME – Office admin position with Tullamore Show/FBD Livestock show.  Contact Breda 0579321421; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

LIVING WELL: Free online, group self-management programme for adults living with long term health conditions. To book for May, ph 0416850676/0871140371, 0416860710/0874308735 or www.hse.ie/livingwell

 
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