22 October 2020

 

Jesus   

SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS 
OF THE GOSPEL (Matthew 16:13-20)

1. This marks a turning point in the life of Jesus and of the disciples. It is the first time that his disciples recognise him as the Messiah. Recall turning points in your own life when you came to some deeper understanding of who Jesus is.

2. ‘Who do you say that I am?’ This is possibly the most important question that Jesus puts to us. In your heart of hearts, how do you answer this question?

3. Jesus praises Peter for his faith, and comments that this was not his own doing but a gift of God. Perhaps there have been times when you have been more than usually conscious that faith is a gift. Be thankful for the gift you have received.

4. These are troubled times for the Church, and the promise of Jesus that ‘the gates of the underworld can never hold out against it’ is an encouragement. What helps you to draw strength from this promise of Jesus? What signs of hope do you see in the Church today?

- John Byrne OSA, Intercom August 2020

Lord Jesus, I ask for Your help as I begin this new school year. 
Allow me to experience Your presence in the many blessings
You put before me. Open my eyes to the new challenges and 

exciting opportunities that this new school year brings.  Amen

NO PUBLIC MASSES FOR 2 WEEKS

New measures announced by the taoiseach, Míchéal Martin, on Frdiay 20th. August  2020 mean that the public celebration of mass will be suspended throughout counties Kildare, Laois and Offaly for a period of at least 2 weeks to guard against the spread of coronavirus in the community. While Tullamore and Durrow churches will remain closed, mass will continue to be available on our webcam page. Funeral masses during this period will be restricted to a maximum number of 25 people.

ASSISTANT EDITOR(S) REQUIRED

Would you like to help with the editing and publishing of Tullamore Parish website? We would love to hear from people in our area who would be free to volunteer for 1 - 3 hours weekly to assist in updating our website. You DO NOT need to know how to build a website, but a basic level of computer literacy is required. If you would like to find out more please send your contact details to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

SACRAMENTS

BAPTISM: Baptisms have recommenced and booking can now be made at the Parish Office. 

CONFESSIONS: Confessions will be from 2.00 - 3.00pm on Saturdays. 

SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE: To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary. 

“WOMAN, YOU HAVE GREAT FAITH.”

It takes faith to hear God’s call in our lives. And His call takes us on unexpected paths of deeper trust and love. Is God calling you to a life as a priest or sister, speak to your local priest, or call your Diocesan Vocation’s Director, or email the National Vocations Office on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

MASS INTENTIONS   

<Click Here> for the full list of Mass Intentions to be celebrated this week.

PARISH COLLECTIONS - THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT

Envelopes €1256.00

You can donate to the parish in a number of ways:-  Click Here to see how.

The parish wishes to thank you most sincerely for your continued support.

COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE

ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  Ph 0818 222 024, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm daily.

BALLYCOMMON TELEWORK & TRAINING CENTRE

BTTC is offering a range of free/affordable services.  Ph 0579353177/9353441, 
email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it