31 May 2020


Parish of the Assumption

Area Code: 057 Tel: 93 21587 - 93 22415 Fax: 93 51510
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8th Sunday in Ordanary Time ~ 3rd March 2019

Fr. Joseph Gallaghar P.P
Rt Rev Sean Heaney CC VG
Fr. Shane Crombie C.C.
Fr Kevin Fleming SSC
Fr. Luke Ohiemi C.C.
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 (see changes for Lent)

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.


God sees each of us for what we are and He will never criticise or condemn us for our many shortcomings and failings. Do we in turn adopt this approach with those around us or do we challenge our habit of occasionally making inaccurate or false judgements about those in our community? In the gospel, Jesus in a subtle and humorous manner, invites us not to take ourselves too seriously.

He uses the example of our failure to see the “log” in our own eye yet having the vision to clearly see the “speck” in the eye of those around us.

The moral of the story is, that as true followers and disciples of Jesus, we must realise the importance of consistency in everything we do and say- as nothing influences others as much as consistency or the lack of it. This is a lesson to be treasured and not forgotten.

We cannot evade the message of Jesus today. Our conduct is the real test of our character and the spoken word always reflects our hearts. 


Congratulations to our young people who received the Sacrament of Confirmation this weekend. We acknowledge the great work of so many people in preparing them for this sacrament and in their faith development.  

We appreciate the commitment of our teachers and schools for their support and professionalism and we acknowledge the central work of parents and guardians in handing on the faith to their children.  

We remember to pray for our young people and it is the responsibility and the privilege of the entire Christian community to share the gift of faith with the next generation.

LENT 2019

Ash Wednesday, next Wednesday 6th:  A day of Fast & Abstinence from meat.  Masses and distribution of Ashes will be at 7.30am, 10.00am, 1.10pm & 7.30pm.  

Durrow 8.00pm.

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

Evening Prayer for Lent commences next Sunday, 10th, at 5.30pm in the Church of the Assumption.  All are welcome.

Readers needed for evening Masses during Lent.  Please contact the Sacristy.


A series of talks on Reading the Bible will be held on a weekly basis during the Season of Lent.The venue will be the Parish Centre, and the time will be after 10.00am Mass each Tuesday of Lent.

If you are interested in attending, please leave your name in the Sacristy after Mass, or at Reception in the Parish Centre.


Every Friday during Lent this year we will pray as a parish for the prevention of suicide and for a greater awareness of caring for our mental health. Each week there will be an inspirational speaker who will share with us on this topic. It begins this Friday March 8th at 7.30pm Mass. 

Our speaker this week is Shane Carthy. Shane plays for Naomh Mearnóg and has played at all levels on the Dublin team.  He will share about his own struggles with mental health and has a very important message; share. Please invite every young person you know to come and hear his testimony.    


The next available Baptism dates Sat 23rd Mar & Sun 7th Aprin Tullamore & Sun 14th Apr in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 20thMar.

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 4     7.45  Kathleen Breathnach

            10.00  Annmarie Collins

Tues 5     7.45  Patrick & Isobel Doherty, Harbour St

            10.00  Dan & Margaret O’Brien, Ballykilmurray

Wed 6     7.30  Edward & Christina Davis, Emmet Terrace

           10.00  Slater Family

             7.30  Margaret Gunning

Thurs 7   7.30  Laura Scully

           10.00  Patricia O’Brien

             7.30  John & Julia Healion

Fri 8       7.30  Alice & John Heffernan

           10.00  Thomas & Catherine Egan & Mary Vickers

             7.30  Kathleen & William Pyke, Callary St

Sat 9       6.30  Mary Owens, Chancery Lane, Mon Mem

                      Nancy Kane, Arden View, 1st Ann

Sun 10     8.30  Ann Brennan

             10.00  Paddy & Kathleen Cunningham & Family

             11.30  Eamonn Malone, Mon Mem

               1.00  Kathleen Doyle, 1st Ann

Shared Mass, Sat 9, 10am:Joe Deevy; Jack & Lily Berry; Michael Scully & parents Bridie & Michael Snr; Sr Ita Deegan; Chris Glennon; Patrick, Mai & Josephine Slattery; Leo & Annie Monahan; John & Marcella Malone & Nuala Dolan; Peter & Ellen Duffy & Ellen Egan; Mary, Frances & James Bracken & Family; Denis Harte; Lily, Bernie, Tom& Joseph Elliffe; Patrick, Cathy, Vincent & Trisha Grogan; Molloy Family; Christy & Christine Cutler; Patrick, Catherine & Liam Whitney; Eleanor Cregan; Jack & Julia Lambe; Betty Darby; Joshua Donnelly; Henry, Mary & baby Mary Dwane; Mary & Malachy Fallon; Bill & Kathleen Jaffray; Tom & Margaret Dunne; James & Mary Hickey; Eliabeth Dunne.


We offer our sympathy to the families of Jim Delaney, Ellen O’Connor, Amy Kirwan & Elsie Palmer(nee Kelly).


Welcome to God’s Family Jaden Mike Peter who wasbaptised recently. 


Congratulations to Davina Lynch & John Walsh.


Tullamore €3151; Durrow €180; Envelopes €2310

Thank you for your continued support



PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you sit an hour with the Lord: urgent Sat 9-10am, or any hour? Ph: 0851162668.

SECULAR FRANCISCANS:  Meeting Tues 5, Mercy Convent, 7pm.  New members welcome.

ROSARY & PRAYERS OF REPARATION TO THE HOLY FACE Wednesdays, 7.30pm, Parish Centre.  All are welcome.

TULLAMORE LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL:‘Gaelic4Girls’ Sat 9, O’Brien Pk, 11:30am, 8 weeks; girls aged 8-12yrs not registered.  Cost €10.  Contact Kelley 087-3182211, by text after 6 pm.

ST PHILOMENA’S NS church gate collection this weekend.  Please support.

DURROW CEILI CLUB:  Fundraising Ceili in aid of Riada House Day Care Centre,  Pitch & Putt Club, Tues 5, 8pm.

READY:  Dinner & Dance, Sun 3, Maunsells, 7.30pm.  All are welcome.  Booking at 9341235.

75TH ANNIVERSARY OFFALY MACRA:  Dinner Dance, 9 Mar, Bridge House.  Ph Martina 0851650746 or Deirdre 0879537023.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY BRUNCH, Bridge House, Fri 8, 12.45-2pm.This is a free event, places limited booking essential.  Contact Anne on 0579351796 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

“HANDS FOR LIFE PROGRAMME”: Free CPR Training programme.  If interested text name & no to 0876344725.

“SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGES FOR PARENTS”:  Talk for parents of secondary school students, Wed 6, SHS, 7.30pm, Dr Maureen Griffin, Forensic Psychologist.  Part funded by Lions Club. 

MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 9-14 September 2019. Bookings can be made with Pilgrimage Abroad Ltd, Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2. Tel 01-6359300. email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

VOCATIONS WEEKEND, Glencairn Abbey, 15-17 March. For details contact 058-56168