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Parish of the Assumption

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

Palm Sunday ~ 28th March 2021

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  

GET IN TOUCH

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, Tullamore

Phone: 0579321587

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Web: www.tullamoreparish.ie

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am-5:00pm; Sat - Closed: 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.


WEEKEND MASSES

Church of the Assumption: (Vigil) 6.00pm 

Sunday 9.00am, 11.00am & 1.00pm

Durrow:  Sunday 11.30am

WEEKDAY MASSES

Monday-Friday (During Lent) 7.45am, 10.00am & 6.30pm

Saturday 10.00am 

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

JOIN US ON PARISH WEBCAMS BOTH IN DURROW & TULLAMORE. 

CONFESSIONS

Not taking place at the moment.


 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  LOVE NEVER FAILS. 1 Cor 13:4-8


HOLY WEEK & EASTER TULLAMORE 2021

In line with government restrictions, all Easter ceremonies will be on livestream and can be accessed from the parish website www.tullamoreparish.ie

HOLY THURSDAY: (1st April) 

10.00am Morning Prayer

Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 

6.30pm Tullamore; 

7.30pm Durrow 

GOOD FRIDAY (2ND APRIL)

10.00am: Stations of the Cross

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion:

 3.00pm: Durrow

 6.30pm: Tullamore

HOLY SATURDAY (3RD APRIL)

10.00am: Morning Prayer

9.00pm Solemn Easter Vigil, Tullamore

(There will be the blessing of Holy Water during the Vigil including small bottles which people may have at home while participating on livestream. Easter Holy Water will be available in the churches from Easter Sunday) 

EASTER SUNDAY (4TH APRIL)

 Sunday Masses as normal. 

Tullamore: 9.00am, 11.00am & 1.00pm 

Durrow 11.30am,

Easter Octave: 

Monday 4th 10.00am only.

Tuesday 6th – Friday 9th: 7.45am & 10.00am 


LENT IN TULLAMORE PARISH

Rosary and Benediction Sunday evening at 6.30pm. 

Scripture reflection morning after 10.00am Mass.  References to Community Bible -

Monday Holy Week: Isaiah 42:1-7 Page 1285

Tuesday Holy Week: Isaiah 49:1-6 Page 1298

Wednesday Holy Week: Isaiah 50:4-9 Page 1300

Thursday Holy Week: Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14  Page 105

Good Friday: Isaiah 53:13-53:12, Hebrews 4:4-16,5:7-9  Page 1303 & 2168


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

This has been a very challenging and painful year for everyone.  It has also been a year when we have seen wonderful examples of community support and people supporting one another.  It is particularly difficult that people cannot come to Mass and we eagerly look forward to the day when we can return. 

We appealed to parishioners to continue to support the parish as best they could and there has been a generous response for which we are most grateful and encouraged.

Although our income has reduced substantially we have been able to run the parish and to make progress in reducing our parish debt.  We are pleased to report that our debt on the 31 Dec 2020 is €99,790.  This is a big achievement during these difficult times. 

 We have a large and vibrant Parish that we can be proud of.  We ask for your continued support and together we will face these challenges. 

We thank you for your support and generosity.

The Parish Finance Committee

(Copies of the Parish Finance Report for 2020 are now available in the Church.)

 Payments through Bank:  A number of parishioners have set up direct debits in the last twelve months but unfortunately we do not have addresses for them. Can you please contact the Parish Office and give your address so that we can acknowledge your donations to the parish.


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Not taking place at the moment.


SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE

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


NB:  NOTICES FOR THE BULLETIN MUST BE IN THE PARISH CENTRE BY 9.30AM WEDNESDAY.

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

Mon 29   10.00  Anne Doyle nee Connolly

               6.30  Mary Ann Houlihan, Cormac St

Tues 30  10.00   Bridie & Dick Loughman

               6.30   Mary & Pat Quinn & Nancy Enright

Wed 31  10.00   John Gilligan, 1st Ann

               6.30  Patrick Gorman & Family, 

                         Davis Family, Bridgie & Joe Kirwan

Durrow Sun 4th, 11.30am: Kathleen Shields; Frank & Bernadette Feery; Edward & Brigid Cusack; Timothy, Pat & Colm Murray.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Envelopes €2486

Thank you for your continued support.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

OFFALY PERSONAL ASSISTANT SERVICES recruiting Personal Assistants, as part of a CE Scheme, to provide support for people with disabilities.  Please contact: Roisin Kennedy, CE Supervisor, Offaly Personal Assistant Services on 085 8050539 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further information.

TULLAMORE COMMUNITY & FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  ”Early Years Programme” – online course for parents on Zoom lasting 6 weeks.  If interested ph Imelda 0860879124, Margaret 0861806109 or Kieran 0871213737

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

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

AA: Offaly House, Offaly St, Mon, Wed, Thur, Sat &  Sun 8.15pm, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sun, 1pm.

TULLAMORE RAPE CRISIS CENTRE:  Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm, 0579322500; Freephone  1800323232

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE Contact them on 0579328268, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

BALLYCOMMON TELEWORK & TRAINING CENTRE offering a range of free/affordable services.  email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 0579353177/9353441