15 April 2024



“Tullamore parish is a community of God's people centred on the Eucharist and the Word of God. We gather in prayer and celebrate the sacraments.  We strive to be Vibrant, Inclusive, Nurturing and Encouraging, and in our own lives we aim to live justly, to love tenderly, and to walk humbly with our God.”  

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

24th March 2024 ~ Palm Sunday

 Fr. Joseph Gallagher, P.P., V.G.
Rt Rev Sean Heaney, P.E.
Fr. Joe Campbell, C.C.,
Fr. Fergal Cummins, C.C.
Fr. Damian Budau, C.C
Sr. Margaret Burke.


St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, Tullamore, 

Office Hours:  Mon-Thurs, 9.30-1; 1.30-5pm.  

Phone: 0579321587 
Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Web: www.tullamoreparish.ie

Reception service Friday, 9.30-5.  

Priest available for emergencies 24 hours daily.

Meeting Rooms available: Contact Administrator for details of availability, rates, etc.
Teas after 10.00am Mass Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

Bereavement Listening Support:  Ph 0579326604.


Church of the Assumption:(Vigil) 6.30pm

Sunday 8.30am, 10.00am (Family Mass), 11.30am & 1.00pm

Durrow:  Sunday 11.30am


Monday-Friday 7.45am, 10.00am

Saturday 10.00am 

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am


Mon-Sat 11am-6pm; Sun 2-6pm Enquiries 085 1162668.


 CONFESSIONS - Saturday 2.00-3.00pm in the Day Chapel.


This very day commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem when the crowd cries ‘Hosanna’ for him.  Within the week, the same crowd roars for his death on the cross.  People are fickle.

Holy Week is one long account of betrayal, denial, fear and abandonment.  All of this brings home to us what sin is.  When we sin, we turn away from Jesus.  We turn away from Him on his journey to Calvary.

Yet, the week does not end with the passion and death of Jesus.  No, it culminates with the glorious Resurrection of Jesus, the triumph of forgiveness and mercy over sin and death.  There is the promise of a bright future for all of us who follow Jesus and He left us the gift of Himself under the form of bread and wine to help us on our journey to everlasting life with Him.

 H O L Y W E E K   T U L L A M O R E  2 0 2 4 


Palm Sunday (24th March) as per normal Sunday. 

5.30pm      Evening Prayer.

6.30pm     Prayer with young people


Monday 25th March: RECONCILIATION DAY. 

Confessions after each Mass and from 8.00am-1.00pm and 3.00-7.00pm.

Polish Confessions: Monday 8.00-9.00pm

Mass for the Sick: Monday at 2.00pm


Holy Week: 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday as normal with no Mass Wednesday evening.


Wednesday 27th March: CHRISM MASS, Cathedral, Mullingar 7.00pm.


HOLY THURSDAY: (28th March) 

10.00am: Morning Prayer 

4.00pm: Hospital, Mass of the Lord's Supper

7.00pm: Durrow, Mass of the Lord’s Supper.

7.30pm: Tullamore, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, followed by reposition of the Blessed Sacrament and quiet time of prayer for Vocations.

10.00pm: Night Prayer, Tullamore.


GOOD FRIDAY (29th March) 

10.00am: Morning Prayer 

12.00 noon: Stations of the Cross led by our young people.


Celebration of the Lord’s Passion:

3.00pm: Tullamore.

4.00pm: Hospital

7.00pm: Durrow.

7.30pm: Tullamore 

(There will be an exit collection for the upkeep of the Holy Places in the Holy Land)

9.00pm: Churches Together Walk of Witness, (Commencing at St. Catherine’s Church, Hop Hill. Bring Small lantern) 


HOLY SATURDAY (30th March)

10.00am: Morning Prayer.

12.00 noon: Penitential Service. 

2.00-6.00pm: Confessions. 

3.30pm: Polish Community Food blessing.

9.00pm: Solemn Easter Vigil, Tullamore.

EASTER SUNDAY (31st March) 

6.00am Dawn Mass (at site of Old Church in Axis Business Park)

Sunday Masses as normal. (Tullamore: - 8.30am, 10.00am*, 11.30am & 1.00pm; Durrow 11.30am, Polish Mass 4.00pm

*After 10.00am there will be a blessing for all infants baptised during the past year.      


Easter Octave:    Mon – Sat: 10.00am

FOR CHILDREN BAPTISED IN 2023: Parents and children are invited to the Celebration of the Eucharist on Easter Sunday at 10.00am Mass, to celebrate and remember children’s baptism and entry into the Christian Community during 2023.

GOOD FRIDAY - COLLECTION FOR THE HOLY PLACES:  It is a universal custom that a collection for the Holy Places is taken up on Good Friday.  The plight of Christians in the Holy Land is becoming more difficult and their numbers have reduced significantly and worryingly.  We will have this as an exit collection after Good Friday ceremonies.

BUS TO CHRISM MASS WED 27: To book a seat, leave name & phone no in Sacristy or Parish Centre.


This Palm Sunday we enter into the journey of Jesus who gives us His Body and Blood, who carries His cross,  who lies in the cavern of the dead and who opens the doors of death for us. 

As the Lord goes on His saving way, He calls young men to the Sacred Priesthood to hold up His Body, to be bearers of His Precious Blood, to show the world His saving Cross to tell all of His promise of life over death.

Become His Priest and open the way to God for others.  The evening of the Last Supper is the birth of the Priesthood.  Come pray and let your vocation grow too. 

Vocations Director: Fr Tony Gonoude 0449373923



Mon   25    7.45  Our Lady’s Mass Intentions

   ........ 10.00  Maureen Dunne, Killiskea

   ........   7.30  Gerard, Carmel, Kathleen & Michael Connolly, Patrick St

Tues  26    7.45  Patrick & Brigid Mealiff & Betty Smith

 ............10.00  Thomas, Joseph, Julie, Mary Teresa, Declan & Geraldine (Loonam) Touhey

............. 7.30  Mary, Maryann, Graham & Joe Farrelly

.....................Anne Doyle nee Connolly, Pearse Park

Wed   27   7.45  Anita Roche

.................... Kathleen Cronly

............10.00  Elizabeth & Bernard Cutler, Pearse Park  


We offer our sympathy to the families of John Molloy, Hugh Donoghue & Sean Treacy.


Welcome to God’s Family Jake Daniel Mannion, Isaac James Miggur & Lilly Grace Buckley who were baptised recently.


Tullamore €2625; Durrow €215; Envelopes €3703.

Thank you for your continued support.


TELEVISED MASS:  Best wishes to the students and staff of the Sacred Heart Secondary School who will will participate in the celebration of Mass of the Lords Supper in the RTE studios on Holy Thursday (RTE 1 at 4:40pm)

TULLAMORE PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO LOUGH DERG June 14-16. If interested, please leave your name & mobile number in our sacristy or email Fr Fergal, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Cost: €110. 

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY: Mucklagh Church, 7th April.  Confessions, 2.30pm, Mass 3pm.  All welcome. 

CE SCHEME: Tullamore Show Office administration position available.  For details ph 0579321421 or email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

READY:  Easter Dinner Dance, Sun 24, Town House 7pm.  Looking forward to seeing Easter Bonnets & Caps.

TULLAMORE MEAL ON WHEELS:  Volunteers wanted, one hour daily, one day a week for one month.  Details from Catherine 0872828070, Marie 0872941858.

TULLAMORE GARDEN CLUB: Demo spring floral arrangements, Wed 27, 7.45pm, Charleville Centre.  Adm €15 incl raffle for arrangements.  All welcome.  Ph 0868411301 or 0877856405

AA:  Offaly House, Offaly St, Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat 8.15pm; Tues, Wed, Fri 1pm; Sun 12noon & 8.15pm.

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