22 October 2020


Parish of the Assumption

Area Code: 057 Tel: 93 21587 - 93 22415 Fax: 93 51510
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27th Sunday In Ordinary Time ~ 4th October 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  


St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, Tullamore

Phone: 0579321587

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Web: www.tullamoreparish.ie

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm; Sat 2.00pm to 4.00pm to book Holy Mass tickets, weddings, baptisms, certs, etc;  

Priest available for emergencies 24 hours daily.

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


Church of the Assumption: Saturday (Vigil) 5.00 & 6.30pm Sunday 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am & 1.00p.m

St Colmcille’s Church Durrow:  Sunday 11.30am


We are using a ticket system for all weekend Masses so as to control the numbers in the church and in each section of the church.  This is for the safety of those attending Mass.  Tickets for Masses are available in the Parish Centre. We request your continued co-operation.  We value the opportunity of being able to come to church and support one another as a community. 
Mass Tickets available in The Parish Centre, Monday to Friday 9.30am–5.00pm; Saturday 2.00-4.00pm.


Monday-Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

Saturday 10.00am 

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

You can join us on the webcam to view Masses in Tullamore Church www.tullamoreparish.ie


Saturday 2.00-3.00pm


St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, Tullamore, open Monday-Friday 9.30am-5.00pm. Phone: 0579321587 

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Web: www.tullamoreparish.ie 


Check with the Parish Office.


To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary.


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

Please continue to pray for Fiona Pender, our parishoner who has been missing since 22nd August, 1996

MASS INTENTIONS   5th October - 11th. October

Mon. 5th. (10.00) John & Brigid Gallagher

Tue. 6th. (10.00) Nellie Colbert, Rahan Road

Wed. 7th. (7.45) Our Lady’s Mass (10.00) Mary White, Convent View

Thu. 8th. (10.00) Seamus & May O’Dea, Daingean Rd., 

Fri. 9th. (10.00) Francis Wynter

Sat. 10th. (5.00) Olive Makanda & Guy Silinou. (6.30) Teresa O’Shea, 1st Ann.

Sun. 11th. (10.00) Michael McNally (11.30) Ted O’Brien, Ballykilmurray, Mon Mem.

SHARED MASS: Sat 10th, (10.00am) Joe & Ian Farrelly; Sr. Catherine Cronly; Oliver Cleary, Thomas Leavy Snr & Jnr; Elizabeth & Jack Lee, Josephine & Thomas Walsh; Thomas Power & Brendan Dooner; Eileen Bracken, Bracken & Gallagher Families; Dowling, O’Brien & Delahunty Families; Trevor Cutler; Patrick Westman; Brigid & Joseph Connolly & Family; Margaret & Paddy Cooney & Family; Ger Galvin &  Family; John, Kitty, Christy & Peter Cutler; Thomas & Margaret Lawlor; Davis family; Geraldine Touhey nee Loonam; Robert & Mary Westman; Moira & Josephine Bracken, Margaret Bryant; John Cunningham; James, Elizabeth & Rosaleen Buckley; Christopher Brennan; John Galvin & Margaret Cunningham; Timmy Connolly; Mary & Colm McEvoy; Daniel O’Brien; Dick, Carmel & Christine Freer & Dawood Moola; Delia & Bernard Colgan & grandchild; Vincent Grogan; Tess Burke; Mairead & Billy Harvey; Teresa & John Martin.

Durrow, Sun. 11th. (11.30am): Hugh Twomey, 1st Ann & John Twomey


MABS: Helpline 0761 07 2000 Mon to Fri 9am - 8pm.

ALONE: support line for older people Ph 0818 222 024, 8am-8pm daily.

AA: Offaly House, Offaly St, Mon, Wed, Thur, Sat &  Sun 8.15pm, Day meetings Tue, Wed, Fri & Sun, 1pm 

AA:  Charleville Centre, Wed & Sat 8.30pm 


Today marks the end of the Season of Creation, a time to remember that we are protectors of this earth and have been given a responsibility to care for it, not to plunder and destroy it.  The parable told in the Gospel today also speaks to this as we hear that the workers of the vineyard have lost sight of the original agreement with the owner and consumed by greed, have lost their way.

Today is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi.  He experienced all of God’s creation as family: ‘Brother Sun, Sister Moon, Brother Wind, Sister Water’.  He was a mystic and a pilgrim who saw how intimately connected everything in this world really is.  The COVID 19 crisis have reminded all of us of this deep interconnection; what happens in one part of the world affects us all as we share one common humanity and live together on a common home.

During the days of lockdown many of us became more aware of simple things like birdsong, trees, flowers, the earth resting.  Pope Francis says that this deeper awareness, ’takes us to the heart of what it is to be human’ and gives us an opportunity to regain a sense of awe and wonder for creation.  ‘Just as happens when we fall in love with someone, whenever St. Francis would gaze at the sun, the moon or the smallest of animals, he burst into song.’ (Laudato Si’, 11).  The roots of the environmental crisis are deeply spiritual.  As we bring the Season of Creation to a close, let it be a spring-board into contemplation and action where our relationship with God’s creation is concerned.  This is an urgent call, And one with faith communities have a responsibility to respond to.  ‘Truly much can be done!’  (Laudato Si’ 180).

Jane Mellett, Intercom October 2020 


Welcome to God’s Family Callum Thomas Colsh, Kylie Alisha Elisabeth Gallagher & Rosealita Marie Power who were baptized recently.


We offer our sympathy to the Families of Eileen Multaney & Sally O’Rourke


Congratulations to the children from St. Joseph’s who received the Eucharist for the first time last weekend. We wish God’s blessing on them, their families, friends and teachers and all who helped them on their faith journey at this special time.



Due to current restrictions we have had to cancel cemetery services in both Tullamore and Durrow. 

The upkeep of both cemeteries runs into thousands of euro each year, we have left envelopes in the church if you wish to make a donation.  Please drop envelope into collection box or to Parish Centre. Thank you.


Tullamore €1,489 Durrow €106 Envelopes €2,572

Thank you most sincerely for your continued support

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 or into the White Collection Box at the Harbour Street entrance to the Church.

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

3) Standing Orders can be set up. See parish webpage for details.

4) Credit Transfer to Tullamore Parish Account.

Bank of Ireland, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

IBAN – IE34 BOFI 9019 0987 1557 41