23 April 2018


Parish of the Assumption

Area Code: 057 Tel: 93 21587 - 93 22415 Fax: 93 51510
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Palm Sunday ~ 25th March 2018

Fr. Joseph Gallaghar P.P
Rt Rev Sean Heaney CC VG
Fr. Shane Crombie C.C.
Fr Kevin Fleming SSC
Sr. Genny Hassey
Sr. Margaret Burke    


Weekend Masses

Church of the Assumption:  Saturday (Vigil) 6.30pm

Sunday 8.30a.m, 10.00a.m, 11.30am & 1.00p.m

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow:  Sunday 11.30a.m

Holy Days

Church of the Assumption: 7.45a.m, 10.00a.m, 1.10p.m, 6.30p.m.

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow: Vigil 8.00pm

Weekday Masses 

Monday-Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.00am 

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am


Saturday:  12 noon-1.00pm, 3.00-4.00pm


St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, Tullamore, Phone: 0579321587

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Web: www.tullamoreparish.ie

Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9.30am-1pm; 1.30-5pm to book weddings, baptisms, certs, etc;  

Reception service 5-9pm.

Priest available for emergencies 24 hours daily.  

Parish Shop selling a selection of religious items.  

Teas after 10am Mass Mon, Wed & Fri.  

Meeting Rooms available: Contact Administrator for details of rates, availability etc. 

Parish Support Services:  Bereavement Listening, etc.  For appointment, ph 0579326604, Monday-Thursday 9.30am-1.00pm; Wednesday & Thursday 6.00-8.00pm.


The Season of Lent closes with Holy Week. The Church today, Palm Sunday, takes part in the triumph of Christ, who enters the holy city of Jerusalem in order to pass from this world to the Father. In the course of the week, we move from triumph and great acclaim into the tragedy of the suffering, passion and death of Christ, and back again to triumph and a new beginning for us all with the Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

During the readings today and throughout the week, we follow every footstep of Jesus, from his triumphant entry into Jerusalem acclaimed by the crowds, to the loneliness and rejection of Golgotha where he is abandoned by almost everyone. Where are the apostles and disciples? Yet, even in what seems complete desertion –“Father, why have you deserted me?”—Jesus stretches out his arms and gathers to himself all the people of the universe. While all may seem lost, all is about to begin.

This week, Holy Week, let us take up some of the weight of the cross of Christ by working to resemble him each day in humility, in willingness to accept what comes our way, in meekness and self-denial. Let us console Our Lord by gazing often upon His Holy Face.   


The next available Baptism dates are Sat 28th Apr & Sun 06th May in Tullamore & Sun 13th May in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 18th Apr.

To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm.


Bus to Mullingar for Chrism Mass on Wednesday. Please leave names in Sacristy.


Palm Sunday (25th March) as per normal Sunday.

5.30pm Evening Prayer.

Holy Week: Mon, Tues, Wed, as normal with no Mass Wed. evening:

Mon. March 26th Mass for the sick at 2pm.

Mon. March 26th: RECONCILIATION DAY (8pm Polish Confessions)

Wed 28 March: Chrism Mass, Mullingar 7pm.

HOLY THURSDAY: (29th March)

10am: Morning Prayer

2.30 pm: Riada House.

4 pm: Hospital, Mass of the Lord’s Supper.

7 pm: Durrow, Mass of the Lord’s Supper

7.30pm: Tullamore, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, followed by reposition of the blessed sacrament and quiet time of prayer for Vocations.

10pm: Night Prayer, Tullamore


10am: Morning Prayer

12.00: Stations of the Cross re-enactment, presented by young people of our parish.

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion:

3pm: Tullamore & Riada House.

4pm: Hospital.

7pm: Durrow.

 7.30pm: Tullamore

9pm: Churches Together Walk of Witness. (Commencing at St.Catherine’s Church, Hop Hill. Bring Small lantern)


10 am: Morning Prayer

12 noon: Penitential Service

2-6pm: Confessions

4 pm: Polish Community Food blessing.

9 pm Solemn Easter Vigil, Tullamore


6.00am Dawn Mass (at site of Old Church in Axis business park)

Sunday Masses as normal. (Tullamore: - 8.30am, 10am, 11.30am & 1pm,

Durrow 11.30am, Hospital 9am, Polish Mass 3.30pm) Evening Prayer

5.30pm. Easter Octave: Mon – Sat: 10.00am


Mon 26    7.30 Ellen & Michael Moore

             10.00 Elizabeth & Bernard Cutler

              7.30 Mary, Mary Ann & Joe Farrelly

Tues 27   7.30 Kathleen & Patrick Cronly

             10.00 Carmel & Gerard Connolly, Patrick St

              7.30 Tom Conway, Ballydaly     

Wed 28  10.00 Anne Doyle



Tullamore €2797; Durrow €174; Envelopes €2314

St. Patrick’s Day Plate €2466; Durrow €137

Thank you for your continued support


PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you sit an hour with the Lord: Sat 10-11am, Sun 12noon – 1pm or any other hour? Ph: 0851162668.

EXPERIENCE GENTLE DANCES/MOVEMENT FOR MEDITATION & WELLBEING: Wed 28, 7.15-8.45pm. Parish Centre. Donation of towards Parish Funds.

ST. PHILOMENA’S N.S. Enrolment Information evening Wed April 11, 7.30pm in the school.  Enrolment packs available on the night.

ANNUAL BAKE FOR BRAIN AWARNESS DAY CAKE SALE held in Teach Fáilte, Mountbolous, raised €900 and would like to say thanks to all who attended & supported.

TULLAMORE GARDEN CLUB Wed 28, Charleville Centre, 8pm. Flower Arranging by Lisa, from Bennies Flowers, Contact Eileen 0871375125.

TULLAMORE LIBRARY: 'As far as Tullamore it is all on our side!' Irish suffragettes & campaign for the female franchise, 1911-1918'.  Talk by Dr. William Murphy, 6.30pm Thurs 5th Apr. Booking essential - 0579346832.

BPW CLUB: Wed 28, Bridge House 8pm. Author of Kari Rosvall, Arian survivor tells her story. Raffle to cover costs.

FAMILY CARERS IRELAND are providing Patient Moving & Handling training, Thurs 29. If interested contact 0579370223.

CEILI: Rise the dust Ceili band. Durrow hall Tues 27, 8.30pm.

TULLAMORE CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP “Life in the Spirit” seminars, every Wed 7.45pm, Day Chapel. All welcome.

TULLAMORE PHOENIX MARKET supporting local charities, open every Sat 10-3pm. Any queries ph: Mary 0879301749. 

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY: Apr 8, Novena of Chaplets, Good Friday 30 March in honour of devotion to the Devine Mercy. Mass 3pm Sun Apr 8, Mucklagh Church. All welcome.

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