30 November 2020

Dear Wonderful Father,You have granted me another day of life to be your light on this world. 
Thank you for allowing me to enjoy your sunshine, my family, Your Word and Jesus today! 
It truly was another blessed day because You were in it, Lord. I am so thankful for all of the blessings 
You bestowed upon me today. I love You! Amen


ST MARY’S YOUTH & COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Auditions for ‘Grease’ the musical, on Mon 7th. of Sept at 5.00 p.m.  Ph 086-1505822, 0579322963 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

VIDEOS FROM AROUND TULLAMORE This week we have several new videos from recent events such as Father Rory O'Brien's Diamond Jubilee Mass; The launch of the history of Ballinamere/Ballykilmurray; The Diecast Model & Miniature farm machines in the Tullamore Court Hotel and more. Click on our video library link below to enjoy a few moments from your favourite.

FLOWER FESTIVAL continues at St Catherine’s Church, Hophill;  Sat 5th, 11.00am - 8.00pm, Sun 6, 11.00am  -  6.00pm, followed by Songs of Hope & Inspiration @ 7.00pm. These are just 4 of the huge number of arrangements on display:

OFFALY HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING:  Volunteers wanted to host coffee morning, Thurs 17.  Ph 0579328634, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call to office, 12 Henry St, Mon-Fri, 10am-1.30pm.

Shalom Tidings is a bi-monthly Catholic magazine, featuring a variety of informative, reflective and inspirational articles and prayers.  It is now available from the Parish Centre for a donation of €2 which will go towards the Parish Debt.

1. MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: 12-17 Sept, €689, ph 016359300.  Youths (over 18) ph 087 7631916, hospital pilgrims ph 087 7914828. (a small number of places still available)
2. SPECIAL PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE:  Wed 14 Oct for 9 nights, cost €619, contact James 086 7252528.

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 Sun 6th, Sat 19th, Sat 26th  Sept & Sun 4th Oct in Tullamore & Sun 11th  Oct  in Durrow.  The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 16 Sept. 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.


DURROW:  The blessing of graves in Durrow Cemetery will take place after the 11.30am Mass on Sunday 13th September..

PASTORAL LITURGY & MINISTRY COURSE - of interest to those involved in parish liturgy and those who wish to learn more about the Church’s worship - St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, starting Mon 21.

YOUNG ADULT'S RETREAT:  At Mt. St. Joseph's Abbey, Roscrea on 18-20 Sept, ph 090 6481666 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


St Patrick’s College, Maynooth opened its doors as an educational institution in 1795 and, over the intervening two centuries, it has established for itself an impressive reputation for scholarship and learning. Today, as a Pontifical University, the College specialises in the study of theology and philosophy and related areas.


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