13 July 2020


Parish of the Assumption

Area Code: 057 Tel: 93 21587 - 93 22415 Fax: 93 51510
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3rd Sunday of Easter ~ 26th April 2020

Fr. Joseph Gallaghar P.P
Rt Rev Sean Heaney CC VG
Fr Kevin Fleming SSC
Fr. Luke Ohiemi C.C.
Fr. Fergal Cummins C.C.
Sr. Genny Hassey
Sr. Margaret Burke  



Church of the Assumption:  Saturday (Vigil) 6.30pm

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


Monday-Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.00am 

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am


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.


(Luke 24:13-35)

Jesus joined the despondent disciples and listened to them.  “We had hoped…”  When you have been upset or disappointed, who has joined you along the road?  To whom have you been able to pour out your heart?  Who was a ‘Jesus person’ to you, listening to you in respectful silence?  To whom have you been a Jesus person?

Jesus then helps them to see things in another light, by opening the scriptures to them.  When did you have the experience of finding your heart ‘burning within you’ with new hope for the future?  Who or what helped you to change after a setback?

The disciples invite Jesus to join them at the table; then there follows a recognition of who he is.  We meet many people on the road of life.  Usually we meet and pass on.  Occasionally we meet someone whom we invite into our homes, into our hearts, in a deeper way.  In what way, in such relationships, have you experienced the presence of God or of Jesus?

After Jesus had gone, the disciples went to bring the good news to others.  When have you met others who told you what happened to them along their road?  What effect did this sharing have on you?  When have you done this with others?  When was such a conversation ‘good news’ for you or others?

-John Byrne OSA, Intercom April 2020


Envelopes €1716

You can donate to the parish in a number of ways:- 

1) Parish Envelopes, Cash or cheque donations can be left into the Parish Centre or Parochial House. 

2) Credit card donations can be made by phoning the parish office at 057-9321587 

4) Credit Transfer to Tullamore Parish Account.

Bank of Ireland, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

IBAN – IE34 BOFI 9019 0987 1557 41


Please include your email or postal address so that we can acknowledge your donation.

Thank you most sincerely for your continued support.


If you need to speak to an experienced Couples & Relationships counsellor during this time of unprecedented stress and pressure on family life Contact:01 531 3331, 9.00 am - 8.00 pm, Monday to Friday. All calls charged at local rate.


(St Roch is patron saint of people suffering from infectious diseases)

O Blessed Saint Roch,

Patron of the sick,

Have pity on those

Who lie upon a bed of suffering.


Your power was so great

When you were in this world,

That by the sign of the Cross,

Many were healed of their diseases.


Now that you are in heaven,

Your power is not less.

Offer, then, to God

Our sighs and tears

And obtain for us that health we seek

Through Christ our Lord.



Jesus Christ, you are our refuge from one generation to the next. 

Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of this virus, that we may experience your healing presence.

* Heal those who are sick with the virus. 

* Heal us from our fear and worry.

Stay by our side in this time of uncertainty.

* Be with those who have died. May they be at rest in your eternal peace.

* Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals. May they know your inspiring presence.

* Be with us that we may act with care.

* Be with the leaders and those who have responsibilities. Give them the wisdom and insight to make good decisions. 

Be with us in our time of need, calm our anxieties and bring your healing and peace. Amen.


Wed 29      10.00    Peg Brazil & Family, Ballydaly

Thurs 30    10.00    Mary & Thomas Geoghegan

Sat 2          10.00    Ann Gannon

                   6.30    John Gilligan, Mon Mem

Sun 3           8.30    Jack, Pauline & John Hughes

                 10.00    Josie Smyth, Rahan Rd

Durrow May Shared Mass:  Intentions to be offered at 11.30am Mass in Tullamore Church, Sunday 3rd and can be followed on webcam:  Anne Marie Buggy; Paddy & Pauline Kilroe& daughter Bernie Rickard; John & Mary Murray & Family; Joe Heffernan; Thomas & Margaret Sullivan; John, Jenny & James Donoghue & Family; Jim & Nan Donoghue & Murray Family.


We offer our sympathy to the families of Josephine Bracken & John Smith.


OFFALY COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESPONSE FORUM:  A dedicated community support helpline will be established in Offaly County Council to assist at risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports and advice during the current public health emergency. The confidential free phone line service 1800-818181 and email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  is being established by the new COVID-19 Offaly Community Response Forum, which includes over a dozen agencies and organisations. The helpline is focused primarily on ensuring that vulnerable members of the community or those living alone can access deliveries of groceries, medicine and fuels. The role of the Forum is to ensure that there is a co-ordinated community response and to enable all voluntary statutory agencies to collaborate in support of our communities and particularly of our most vulnerable members.

COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE:  ALONE support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Ph 0818 222 024, Mon-Fri, 8am-8pm.

GROW Community Mental Health Movement support group, Ph Michelle 0864183805.


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

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

MIDLAND LIVING LINKS (Supporting the suicide bereaved).  Ph 0861600641.

AWARE:  Support for those who have depression, Ph. 18008048