29 February 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

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
31st December 2023

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

Luke 2:16-21

What started out as an ordinary day for Joseph and Mary turned out to be a day with an encounter they would remember for a long time.  Perhaps you too have had significant encounters on what you expected to be just an ordinary day? 

Simeon gave thanks because his eyes saw the salvation God had prepared.  As you look back on the year ending today, in what ways have you experienced God’s salvation in your life: an experience of being loved, or discovering a sense of purpose in life, or being touched by the wonders of creation? Give thanks for those memories. 

Perhaps the past year may also have been one in which you have experienced great sorrow.  What sword has pierced your soul and what has helped you to cope with it? 

The final sentence speaks of Jesus as one who grew and became strong and was filled with wisdom.  What has helped you to grow in wisdom?  Have you seen others grow in wisdom through the experience of life?  Recall times when you had a sense of growing up in some way.  What brought that about?  Think also of how you have seen growth in another person.

John Byrne OSA Intercom December 2023


BIBLE COURSE 

An 8-Week Interactive Bible Course begins on Mondays, January 8, 15, 22, 29 & February 5, 12, 19 & 26 in Tullamore Parish Centre at 7.30pm. The course is Jeff Cavin's Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible. Coordinator: Fr Fergal Cummins.  All are welcome.  Tea & chat after.   Handouts provided.  If interested email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY

Saturday 6th is the Feast of the Epiphany.  Mass times are as follows: 

Vigil (5th) Durrow 8.00pm

Tullamore 7.45am, 10.00am, 1.10pm.


NEW YEAR’S MESSAGE FROM POPE FRANCIS

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND PEACE

At the beginning of the New Year, a time of grace which the Lord gives to each one of us, I would like to address God’s People, the various nations, heads of state and government, the leaders of the different religions and civil society, and all the men and women of our time, in order to offer my fervent good wishes for peace.

Peace is the fruit of relationships that recognize and welcome others in their inalienable dignity, and of cooperation and commitment in seeking the integral development of all individuals and peoples.

It is my prayer at the start of the New Year that the rapid development of forms of artificial intelligence will not increase cases of inequality and injustice all too present in today’s world, but will help put an end to wars and conflicts, and alleviate many forms of suffering that afflict our human family.  May Christian believers, followers of various religions and men and women of good will work together in harmony to embrace the opportunities and confront the challenges posed by the digital revolution and thus hand on to future generations a world of greater solidarity, justice and peace.

(The full message is available on the Vatican website) 


HAPPY NEW YEAR  On behalf of everyone on the parish team I want to thank you, our parishioners for your prayers and support during the past year.  We have rallied together as community and as parish and we have grown together.  May the hope and strength of Christ be with you in this New Year.

Fr Joe Gallagher PP


THE PARISH CENTRE WILL REOPEN ON TUESDAY 2nd 


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM  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


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...Vincent Wynter
Wed  3..10.00...Wyer Family
Thurs 4...7.45...Michelle Kavavanagh
...........1
0.00...Desmond Kane
.....................Mary Barron
Sat 6.....10.00...Christopher Cuskelly
.....................James G
alvin, Ballinasragh
.............6.30...Margaret Daly, Mon Mem
Sun 7.....10.00...Kathleen, James & Joseph Kelly, O’Molloy St                       
.....................Katie Walsh

.............11.30 Jim Larkin, 1st Ann

Durrow:  Sun 7, 11.30am:
Julia Weir; Michael & Agnes Wyer; Ger Roe; Paddy, Ciss & Bernard Clavin; Michael, Rose & Eugene Walsh; Michael, John & Mary Costello, Thomas & Mary Delaney
.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

CARING IN OFFALY CE SCHEME: Home Respite Care Worker 19.5 hours per week, Ref:#CES-2311343.  Closing date 4 Jan.  Details from Alison 086 021 3711/ 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 057 9328268. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .; www.dochasoffaly.com

OFFALY HOSPICE CHARITY SHOP: Opening hours Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, Main St. (opposite Lidl)

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

AA: Offaly House, Offaly St, Mon, Wed, Thur, Sat & Sun 8.15pm, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sun, 1pm.

AL-ANON for families of those suffering from addiction, Thurdays, 8pm, Darmagh Community Centre, Tihilly, Lanello, Clontarf Rd.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL, OFFALY:  Ph 057 9346507, 087 755 7294 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

TULLAMORE RAPE CRISIS CENTRE:  Opening times Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm.Ph 0579322500; Freephone 1 800 323232 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICES:  For confidential advice and support call 057 9351886 or 086 041 9154.  www.odvss.ie

OFFALY CAMINO CANAL WAY WALK & MASS:  Fiona Pender Memorial Way to Croghan Hill, 9am Sun 4 Feb, Mass at Croghan Hill, 2pm.  Everyone welcome in any capacity or distance and especially to join us at Holy Mass at Croghan Hill

CAMINO DE SANTIAGO - HOLY WEEK PILGRIMAGE: Sarria to Santiago led by Fr. Derek Darby. Group walking pilgrimage with the option of shorter walks, 22-29 Mar, 2024.    Contact: Marian Pilgrimages 01-878 8159 www.marian.ie

 

 
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