27 January 2021

Lord God, you are my strength. Hold my hand in my weakness and teach my heart to fly. 
With you, there's nothing to fear, nothing to worry about. Hold me tight in your embrace, 
So that I can be stronger than the challenges in my life. Amen. 


The Mark Heffernan Trust has provided a defibrillator for Tullamore Parish and community and this is located in the church grounds adjacent to the Parish Community Centre. This is the 33rd defibrillator that the trust has deployed.   Established in April 2010 by the family of Mark Heffernan, the Trust was set up to tackle Sudden Adult Death Syndrome through a number of means. See our "Check This Site" link below for further information.
YOUTH 2000 
What is Youth 2000? Youth 2000 is an international movement of young people called to spread the Good News of the Catholic faith and share this experience with other young people. We have around 40 weekly prayer groups around the country, 16 to 18 weekend retreats throughout the year, a summer festival, an annual ball and various other social events - all organised by young people, for young people.

Cemetery Sunday and Blessing of Graves 2015 will be on the following dates:
Clonminch: Sunday 16th. Aug. - Mass at 1.00 p.m.
Durrow: Sunday 13th. Sept. - Mass at 11.30 a.m.

We appeal to all parishioners and visitors coming to our cemeteries to be vigilant and not to leave any valuables in their cars.

The annual event returns for the 17th. season starting on Tue. 7th. July. Full programme of the recitals available here:

 PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA;  30 July-6 August, €699 full board, ph Fr John Nally 087 4114450, Pat Kidney 086 3192399 or 057 9352553, P.J. Smyth 086 8796190.
2. MEDJUGORJE 7 DAY PILGRIMAGE:  Departs Wed 19 Aug, 2015. €659 all in per person sharing.  Ph  Michael  086 8157305.
3. PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND FROM MEATH DIOCESE:  4th. - 12th. Sept.  Cost €1250 plus tax, ph 01 8783111 or Kingscourt office 042 9667314 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
4. MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: 12-17 Sept, €689, ph 016359300.  Youths (over 18) ph 087 7631916, hospital pilgrims ph 087 7914828. 

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is celebrated in Polish at 2.30pm in the Church of the Assumption on the 4th Sunday of every month. 

The next available Baptism dates are Sat. 22nd. August and Sun 6th. Sept. in Tullamore.  There are no baptisms in Durrow in Sept.  The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed. 19th. Aug. To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm..
Please note that there will be no baptisms on Saturday 15th. August in Tullamore or on Sunday 13th. September in Durrow.


MIDLAND CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP LTD:  members meeting Tues 21 @ 7.30pm, Parish Centre, Benburb Street, Tullamore.

 READY Dinner & Dance  on Sun. 19th/ in the Central Hotel at 7.30 p.m.

BALLYCOMMON TELEWORK & TRAINING CENTRE:  now enrolling for new courses ph 057 9353177 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


The Mark Heffernan Trust 
aims to raise awareness of SADS. Despite a person dying on average every week from this silent killer, little is being done by Government bodies to raise awareness and fight back. 


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