21 July 2017


Parish of the Assumption

Area Code: 057 Tel: 93 21587 - 93 22415 Fax: 93 51510
E-mail Parish Secretary:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

14th May 2017 ~ 5th Sunday of Easter

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.


Jesus assures the troubled disciples that they can trust Him to keep them safe. He tells  us the same. If we only know Him by hearsay that might not give us reassurance but if, as Pope Benedict said, "someone becomes a YOU that can uphold you and promise indistructable love", that is security indeed. A personal relationship makes all.the difference. 

He then tells the disciples that He is the Way, the Truth, and  the Life. He is the Way home to the Father's house. He has madethe journey before us with all its difficulties and limitations, so He will lead guide and support us on the journey. If we are helpless and know it He will carry us like lambs in His arms.

He is the Truth: the Truth in Person. So He is the only one who really knows us. For Him each one of us is unique and irreplaceable and worth laying down  His life for...

He is the Life. Not a life that ends but Life in all its fulness. However here and now we have to stretch our selfish hearts and learn to love our neighbour as ourself.  He will count it as being done for Himself. Then when the time is right He will come and take us to Himself, that where He is we also will be ....at home with Him in our Father's house.


The next Night Fever will take place on Saturday 20th.

There will be an hour of Adoration for its success on Wednesday 17th at 8.00pm in the Parish Centre.


Over the last 18 months there have been a large number of funerals in the parish. This has had a knock on effect on Month’s Memory and First Anniversary Masses.

Both of these are important moments in grief. In order to avoid causing families undue stress, having to wait months to mark these moments, from the first weekend in June two intentions will be combined on Saturday night and 11.30am and 1.00pm Sunday Masses.

This applies only to Months Memories and First anniversaries. Both families will be facilitated at the Offertory, ie four gifts will be brought forward.


Congratulations to the children from Scoil Mhuire who received the Eucharist for the first time last Sunday.

We wish God’s blessing on them, their families, friends and teachers and all who helped them on their faith journey to this special time.


Congratulations to our young people who celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation this weekend.

Thank you to the parents, teachers and schools for their work in preparing the candidates and for their help in making the Sacrament so special.

Thank you also to those who helped out in the Church yesterday.


With God’s strength behind you, His love with you and His arms underneath you, you are more than sufficient for the days ahead of you.


The next available Baptism datesareSat 20th, Sat 27th May, Sun 4th& 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 15    10.00  Caitriona Byrne

Tues 16   10.00  Martin Foy, Arden View

Wed 17   10.00  Alo Multaney, Cloonagh

Thurs 18 10.00  John & Ann Brazil

Fri 19     10.00  Brendan Lowbridge

Sat20       6.30  Michael Donlon, O’Molloy St, 1st Ann

Sun21      8.30  Thomas & Mary Donoghue

             10.00  Rose Waldie

            11.30  Sadie Roche, 1st Ann

              1.00  Eileen Lewis, 1st Ann

Shared Mass Sat 20, 10am:  Rose & Andrew Meacle; Noel O’Connor, Paul & Mary Keogh; Jack, Isabella & Sean Drumm; Michael & Margaret Kelly & Dan Rooney; Sean, Richard, Ellen & PJ Pender & Thomas, Annie, Frank & May McCormack; Andy & Mary Walsh, Patrick & Mary Molloy, John & Esther Raleigh; Vera Gleeson; Billy & Maura Quinlan; Mick Farrell; Michael, Elizabeth & Henry Kearns; John & Brigid Roche; Joseph, Mary, Michael, James & John Cummins; John & Mary Moriarty & Sean Dooley; Martin Kelly, 1st Ann; John, Susan, Eddie, Johanna, Tommy, Bridgie& Josie Keeney; Tommy Daly; Johnny & Kate Rigney; Ken & Claire Keegan, Pa, Jim, Mary & Patrick Molloy; John Dunne; Vera Ann Dunne; William, Margaret, Sean, Liam & Maeve O’Reilly; John & Esther Lawlor; Fr John Dwyer; Thomas & Rose O’Brien; Baggott Family; Jim Bracken & Family; Paddy Doheny; Dalton & Devaney Families; Michael & Elizabeth Baggott; Annie, John, Kevin & Paul Browne; Joseph, Patricia & Joseph Jnr Madden; Kieran & Maura Loughnane; Michael, Kathleen & John Mills; Harry Brennan & Christy Nihill.


Welcome to God’s family Sophia Rose Cornally, Róisín Kathleen Cummins, Kai Stephen Commins, Sarah Jane Martin, Adrian Rían Martin & Hollie Aisling Multany who were baptised recently.


Tullamore €3485; Durrow €330; Envelopes €2565

Vocations: Tullamore €4000; Durrow €229.22

Thank you for your continued support.



PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:Can you spend an hour to sit with the Lord, Sun 11-12noon; Wed 5-6pm; Fri 3-4pm & 5-6pm,orany hour? Ph 0851162668.

“LIFE IN THE SPIRIT” SEMINARS continuethis Wed, 7.45pm, Day Chapel.  Guest speakers every week.  All are welcome.

MARIE KEATING MOBILE UNIT outside Teach Dóchas, Offaly St, Thurs 18, 10am-1pm. No appointment necessary.

OPEN DAY Tullamore Further Education & Training Centre, Wed 17, 10am–2.30pmFor further information, please contact Trish on 057 9349443 / email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

COMMUNITY GAMES: Athletics,Harriers, Mon15, 5.30pm, U6-U16 boys & girls.  €3 entry fee.Please bring copy of birth cert

TULLAMORE PHOENIX MARKET - supporting local charities - Sat 10am-3pm, Kilcruttin, beside Food Market. Ph 0879050910

LA LECHE LEAGUE BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP:  Meeting Thurs 18, 8pm Health Centre.Ph 0872764382, 0851760632. Find us on Facebook La Leche League Tullamore.

FRIENDS OF CHERNOBYL CHILDREN TULLAMORE: Thanks to all who supported recent Church Gate Collection.

CLONMACNOIS PRAYER VIGIL: Cluain Chiarain Prayer Centre Fri 19. Mass 9pm, followed by Adoration & Prayers to 2.10am. All welcome. Enquiries Dave; 085-7746763.

ARK OF DIVINE MERCY: Day of prayer,Clonmacnaois, Sat 20- 11am Rosary Fatima & its message; 2-5pm Christian Healing & the Spirit Powered Life, Mass & Confessions. Ph 087 7828383.

BALLYMORE CHURCH RESTORATION FUND CONCERT with Mullingar singing star, Emmet Cahill, Ballymore Church, Fri 19, 8pm.  Tickets €20.  Ph 0876499965/0876339997

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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