20 April 2024

For the week beginning on Sunday  30th.  Apr.  2023       

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PRAY ANYWHERE AND ANYTIME!

On our Youtube channel, Tullamore Parish, you will find the Prayer of the Stations of the Cross, with pictures of the stations in Tullamore church with prayer recited by a few parishioners.

You can view closely the images of the stations in Tullamore church and you can listen to beautiful texts about the road of the cross crossed by the Saviour during this time of Lent.

 

 

BANK HOLIDAY MASS TIMES

Mass at 10.00am only on Monday 1st. May.

VOCATIONS SUNDAY

“Almighty ever-living God, lead us to a share in the joys of heaven, so that the humble flock may reach where the brave Shepherd has gone before.”

- From the Collect for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

The Fourth Sunday of Easter is known as Vocations Sunday or Good Shepherd Sunday, and is marked as the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. The purpose of this day is to fulfill Jesus' instruction to “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into his harvest” (Matthew 9:38). While appreciating all vocations, the Church concentrates her attention on raising up shepherds for God's people - vocations to Holy Orders (the priesthood and diaconate) and to the religious life - while encouraging all who are discerning their vocation to pray more earnestly that they may hear and respond to God's call.

‘Take the Risk for Christ’:

The Year for Vocations to the Diocesan Priesthood will run from Vocations/Good Shepherd Sunday, 30 April 2023.  The Council for Vocations of the Bishops’ Conference has organised this year to promote vocations to the diocesan priesthood.   Over the twelve-month period, it is planned to host events in parishes and at pilgrim sites around the country, and to provide resources for homes and schools.

There will be an exit collection after all Masses today in aid of vocations in the Diocese.

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK
The annual pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will be on Sat. 6th. May. To book ph. A. Boland 0877914828.

FIRST COMMUNION & CONFIRMATION 2024

The Parish runs a preparation programme for pupils who are not attending one of our Catholic Schools and who wish to receive the sacraments of First Confession, First Communion and Confirmation in 2024.  Places are limited and early registration is essential.  Registration forms will be available in the Parish Centre from May 1st.  The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday May 19th.

S.E.A.I.

Carr Communications is getting in touch on behalf of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) who is hosting a free event for Tullamore homeowners on Saturday 20th. May in the Tullamore Court Hotel which might be of interest to members of our local parish. With energy costs constantly increasing, this event will give local homeowners the opportunity to learn how to make their homes more comfortable and reduce their energy use and bills. There will be an opportunity to meet with the SEAI team and registered One Stop Shops, to learn more about the benefits of a home energy upgrade and get free advice on where to start.

You can find more details below and a link to register for the event here: https://SEAIHomeEnergyTullamore.eventbrite.ie

DIOCESAN PIGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 

Under the leadership of the Bishop of Meath, Most Rev. Thomas Deenihan.  Departing 12th. Sept.  Four & six night packages available. 
For Information and bookings ph. 012410800 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

ACCORD TULLAMORE 

We are ecruiting marriage preparation facilitators. <<Click Here>> for details.

ADORATION 

Adoration continues in the Church of the Assumption, Tullamore daily 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mon. To Sat. And 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sun. If you can do 1 hour per week in adoration please ring Pat on 0851162668

TULLAMORE PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO LOUGH DERG 

August 9-11th. 2023. If interested, please leave your name & mobile number with Regina in our sacristy or email Fr Fergal, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Total cost: €100. Open to 15 years olds and up. Bus leaves Wed. Aug. 9th. at 8:00am and returns at
6:00pm on Fri. Aug. 11th. 

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2023 

1-6 Aug, Lisbon, Portugal, with Pope Francis, for young Catholics (aged 18-35). checkout www.dioceseofmeath.ie,  Meath Diocese WYD.

MASS INTENTIONS   

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

EVENTS AT TULLAMORE LIBRARY

Offaly County Library has a full and varied programme of events some of which are sure to be suited to you or your family. <<Click Here>> for full details of this week's events.

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2023 

1-6 Aug, Lisbon, Portugal, with Pope Francis, for young Catholics (aged 18-35). checkout www.dioceseofmeath.ie,  Meath Diocese WYD.

TULLAMORE PARISH CHOIR 

New members are invited to join the Parish Choir. We sing at 11.30am Mass on Sundays and rehearse in the Parish Centre every second Thursday.
Telephone Martina for details on 0857630022

PARKING IN CHURCH GROUNDS  

As and from Monday 28th February 2022, the Church barrier will be open only from 7.00am until 12.00 non to facilitate Mass goers.

SACRAMENTS

BAPTISM: Please contact the parish secretary. Baptisms take place monthly on the first Sunday in Tullamore, second Sunday in Durrow, third and fourth Saturday in Tullamore.

CONFESSIONS: Saturday 2.00-3.00pm in the Day Chapel.

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 providecouple and relationship counseling 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

ALONE

A Support line for older people Ph. 0818 222024 is available 8:00am. - 8:00pm. daily.

MONEY ADVICE AND BUDGETING SERVICE (MABS)

MABS ( a free, confidential service forople who have problems with money management): Nationl Helpline 0761072000 Mon - Fri 9:00 am to 8:00 pm  

SHALOM WORLD MINISTRIES

Shalom World is a 24/7 commercial free Catholic television network for the whole family. Use the floating link to access the live "Shalom Media Gallery" or click on the icon on the right to find out more about Shalom World Ministries.

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