30 May 2017


Parish of the Assumption

Area Code: 057 Tel: 93 21587 - 93 22415 Fax: 93 51510
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2nd April 2017

~5th Sunday of Lent 

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 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am & 1.00pm

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow:  Sunday 11.30am

Holy Days

Church of the Assumption: 7.45am, 10.00am, 1.10pm, 6.30pm.

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.


Today’s gospel invites us to reflect upon what it means to call Jesus the resurrection and the life. The scene at Bethany is, indeed, a very sad one.

Martha meets Jesus weeping over the death of Lazarus but affirms her belief in the resurrection of the dead at the end of time. And Mary approaches Jesus with an even stronger confidence that He could have saved Lazarus.

It was Martha and Mary’s faith, even when confronted with Lazarus’ death that gave rise to the extraordinary miracle worked by Jesus. With Martha and Mary, we are called by our baptism to profess our belief that Jesus is indeed the resurrection and the life.

In raising Lazarus, Jesus shows His power over death so that when He dies those who believe in Him remember that and take hope.

As St Paul says:- “If the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit who dwells in you.” (Rom 8:11).


We invite parents and their children to the celebration of the Eucharist on Sunday 16th at 10.00am. We would like you to join us, to celebrate and remember your child’s baptism and entry into the Christian Community during 2016.

Please come and be part of this special occasion.

Second National Collection for the World Meeting of Families 2018

Pope Francis has personally chosen Dublin to be the host diocese for the World Meeting of Families from 21-26 August 2018. Planning for this great national and international celebration of faith is well underway.

Hosting this important event requires an enormous amount of planning and funding. In this regard a second national collection will be held this weekend.

Your support for this collection would be greatly appreciated. We take this opportunity to thank you for your support for last year’s first national collection.

LENT 2017

Weekday Masses:7.30am, 10.00am & 7.30pm.

Evening Prayer for Lent continues this Sunday, at 5.30pm in the Church of the Assumption. All are welcome.

Monday Evenings in Lent 

Every Monday evening this Lent we have a guest speaker to lead us in prayer and reflection.

This week we welcome NET Ministries.  They are young Catholic Missionaries mostly from the United States who dedicate their time to working with youth and giving parish missions.  They give a very different perspective on being young and Catholic.

Mass begins at 7.30 and concludes with Lenten devotions and Benediction.

MASS FOR SICK & DAY OF RECONCILIATION -On Monday of Holy Week, 10th April

Two of the Sacraments celebrate healing – Holy Anointing and Confession. One is for the body the other for the soul.  

On Monday of Holy Week, 10th April, both sacraments will be celebrated: the Sacrament of the Sick will be offered during Mass for Healing at 2.00pm.

There will be a Penitential Ceremony after 7.30am, 10.00am & 7.30pm Masses. A Priest will be available in the Church ALL DAY for Confession.


The annual Chrism Mass will be celebrated in Mullingar Cathedral on Wednesday 12th at 7.00pm. There will be a bus leaving from the Parochial House at 5.30pm.

If you wish to travel on the bus, please leave your name in the Sacristy. Cost of travel will be €10.


Holy Thursday:  Mass of the Lord’s Supper 2.30pm Riada House; 4.00pm Hospital; 7.00pm Durrow, 7.30pm Tullamore.

Good Friday:  Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 3.00pm Tullamore & Riada House; 4.00pm Hospital; 7.00pm Durrow; 7.30pm Tullamore.

Holy Saturday: Solemn Easter Vigil 9.00pm, Tullamore.

Easter Sunday:  6.00am Dawn Mass in Axis Business Park, site of old Church. Rest of Sunday Masses as normal.


The next available Baptism datesareSat 20th, Sat 27th May & Sat 17th June in Tullamore and Sun 11th June in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for this date is on Wed 17th May.

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


It is advisable to give six months’ notice of your intention to marry to both the Church and the Registrar. To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary, Monday-Friday, 9.30am-5.00pm.  

All couples getting married must attend a pre-marriage course. Contact ACCORD, 9341831 or www.accord.ie. ACCORD also available for marriage and relationship counselling.


Only notices from parish groups, non-profit making organisations & clubs included.


Mon 3          7.30  Our Lady’s Mass

                 10.00  Ellen & Tony Dillon

Tues 4         7.30  Thomas & Elizabeth Mooney

                   7.30  Eddie & Mary O’Dea

Wed 5          7.30  Mary Anne Houlihan

                10.00  Patrick Tynan, 46 Callary St

Thurs 6        7.30  John & Anne Kearney & Mary Doyle

                10.00  Eddie Martin

                  7.30  Jody & Annie Coughlan

Sat 8            6.30  Eileen Feery, 1st Ann

Sun 9           8.30  May Lennon, Killeenmore

                 10.00  Michael Murphy, Arden Vale

                 11.30  Justin Marcus, Mon Mem

                    1.00  Michael Flavin, 1st Ann

Durrow Sun 9th:  Michael Costello, Ballinamona, 1st Ann

Shared Mass Sat 8, 10am:  McMahon &Mannion Families & Matthew, Rita & Margaret Flanagan & Jimmy, Kathleen & Sarah Lynch & Paddy Mannion; Michael & Annie Feery; Betty Aylmer; DrShora Kelly; Joseph Buckley; Dermot, Philomena &Donal Flanagan & Edward, Kathleen, Patrick & Frances Lee & Paddy & Teresa Hayes; babies Michael & Dora Maher; Bernard, Angela & Edward Caulfield; Patsy Gorman & Davis Family & Brigid & Joe Kirwan; John & Kathleen Hayes; Brigid McDonagh; baby Thomas McDonagh; Helen McDonagh; Darren McDonagh; Michael Halpin; John & Angela O’Sullivan; Suzanne Heffernan; Rory McEvoy; Julia Keoghan; Bridie & Dick Loughman; Mary & John Robbins & Family; Tom Feehan& Family; Michael Duffy; Matthew, Elizabeth & Tom Gallagher; Michael Conlon, Conlon & O’Toole Families; Christopher & Kathleen Dwyer; Flanagan Family; Mary,Henry & baby Mary Dwane; Daniel & Kathleen Hayden; Marie & Timothy Carey;Owen & Kathleen Marron; PJ & Annie Sheehy; Herbert, John, Eva & Pat Marron; Brian O’Loughlin & Family; Kevin O’Toole; Cecilia Daly.


We offer our sympathy to the family of Damien Lynch.


Welcome to God’s Family Tyler Tayo PapiAfolabi-Joseph, John Christopher Pio Joyce, Jessica Karen Cunningham, Alannah Deasy White & Nora Geraldine Kilmartin who were baptised recently.


Tullamore €3465; Durrow €218; Envelopes €2273

Monday Lenten Mission €556

Thank you for your continued support.



LITURGY GROUP:  Meeting Tues 4, 6.40pm, Parish Centre.  (Note change of date).

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:Can you spend an hour with the Lord: Wed 1-2am; 2-3am, 4-5pm; Fri 3-4pm, 5-6pm; Sat 5-6pm; or any hour? Ph 0851162668.

ST PADRE PIO MASS Tues 4, 7.30pm, Church of the Assumption.  All are welcome.

HOLY HOUR FOR PREVENTION OF SUICIDE Thurs 6, 6.30pm, Day Chapel.  All are welcome.

1ST FRI DEVOTIONS TO UNITED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY:  Fri 7, Adoration & Rosary 6pm, Parish Centre; concludes in Centre after 7.30pm Mass in Church.  All welcome.

LIVING LINKS COFFEE MORNING Tues 4, Parish Centre, 10.30.

GROW:  Wed, 11am, Tullamore Library.  Ph  086 811 4135

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICE:  Helpline 9351886 for information or to make an appointment.

SEXUAL ABUSE & RAPE CRISIS CENTRE:  Confidential Counselling Service, Helpline 1800323232.

SOSAD – free confidential counselling service – depression, suicide.  Ph 0579346704; email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

AA:  Offaly House, Offaly St, Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat 8.15pm; Tues, Wed, Fri 1pm; Sun 12noon.

OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE PRAYER GROUP:  Monthly Mass &Devotions, Tues 4th, Killina Church, 7.30pm.  All welcome.

MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES:  Led by Bishop Smith, 12-17 Sept.  Section for sick pilgrims.Contact Pilgrimage Abroad Ltd, 164 Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2, 01-6359300.  Youth section, 18-30 years.  Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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