18 January 2021


Twelve years ago on 11th September 1994, Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration began in the chapel of the Regional Hospital Tullamore.

On Monday 11th September 2006 Fr. Shane Crombie celebrated a Votive Mass of the Eucharist in the parish church where we gathered as a community deeply privileged and grateful for this gift of Eucharistic Adoration. The large attendance was very encouraging as was the feedback from many of the congregation.  We greatly appreciated all who assisted as Eucharistic Ministers; in the Offertory Procession and Readers, especially the group from Youth 2000.  Mass was followed by silent Adoration and Benediction with Eucharistic Blessing.  Fr. Shane was assisted on this occasion by Fr. John McEvoy.  It was good to hear the O  Salutaris and Tantum Ergo sung by so many.  Sabrina Rabbitte greatly enhanced the occasion with her beautiful voice and choice of hymns.


As each year passes we lose some of our faithful adorers through old age, death, illness, family commitments, change of job etc. Sometimes they are replaced by other family members or friends.  We are blessed by this and also in that more young people are making such a commitment and setting a great example for their peers.

With the population explosion in Tullamore in recent years I am sure there are many wonderful people out there who do not know about us.  But having heard about us on the various media outlets some might be encouraged to seek us out with a view to spending an hour in prayer at the Hospital Chapel once a week.  We need you!


The Blessed Sacrament is exposed in the Chapel day and night except for Mass on Friday and Sunday mornings.  It is a warm, secure and comfortable place and it is very accessible to visitors to the Hospital and the sick, for whom it is a great source of consolation and healing.  All the hours are filled by one, two or more people who commit themselves to one hour each week, (this is one hour out of 168) adoring and praising God and praying for each other and for you.  It is also possible for a group, family, friends etc., to form a rota whereby you attend once a month and are available to relieve each other when necessary.  Our aim is for continuity of prayer as much as possible.


A group of about ten co-ordinators of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration meet together once each month for an hour of prayer which includes Adoration, Scripture Reflection, Reflective Music and Prayers for Parish needs.  This group is called Cairde Chriost (Friends of Christ).  Afterwards, a short time is given to deal with matters relating to Adoration.  Out of this group emerged a booklet “God is Love”,
to mark the millennium and dedicated to past and present adorers.


If you would lime further information about this Apostolate of Adoration or are interested in making a commitment to a weekly hour of Adoration; please contact: Caitriona 057 93 21232  or call to the Hospital Chapel where there is a list of available hours near our book shelf.

There are many who are not aware of this quiet place of reflection.  Come there for a short visit, experience the peace, the quiet and the winding down.