18 January 2021
Lord Jesus, through Your infant cries when You were born for me in the manger; 
Through Your tears when You died for me on the Cross; through Your love 
As You live for me in the tabernacle, have mercy on me and save me.  Amen.

Conor McGee Ordination

We wish Fr. Conor every blessing in his ministry as a priest in our diocese.  We are pleased to welcome him here among us during the coming weeks.  The Ordination and First Mass were special community occasions in our parish.  A sincere word of gratitude to everyone who planned and worked for this special occasion and to all who participated in the ceremonies.  Please keep Fr. Conor in your prayers and continue to pray that others will answer God’s call to priesthood and religious life. We are delighted to share some photographs and video from the weekend through these links:
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This year marks the 18th year of the summer series of Organ Concerts which has now gained a firm place in the national summer cultural calendar.
The concerts centre on the wonderful Danish-built Frobenius organ in the Church of the Assumption in Tullamore, one of the largest and best pipe organs in the country.
The artistic director is Professor Gerard Gillen and the first concert on Tuesday, 5 July, features the renowned Flemish organist Jan Vermeire in his debut recital in Ireland.
He will share the evening with the prize-winning Chamber Choir of the Academy of Music, Tullamore, under the direction of Ciaran Brady, who will give us some spectacular examples of their choral virtuoso before head¬ing off to Germany where they will represent the country in a prestigious competitive choral festival.
The second concert on Tuesday 12 July, will be given by Shane Brennan, Arts Education Officer for the Midlands and a concert organist of distinction who held previous positions as Director of the Schola Cantorum of St Finian's College Mullingar, and Organist and Director of Music in Mullingar Cathedral.
Shane last played in this series in 2001 and Prof Gillen said it will be a pleasure to welcome him back to Tullamore.
The third concert on Tuesday, 19 July, features Portlaoise-born organist Charles Marshall with talented 13-year-old local violinist Ellen Reilly and her teacher, the American-born cellist now resident in Tullamore, Adele O'Dwyer.
The final concert on Tuesday, 26 July, features one of the Germany's leading organists Rolf Henry Kunz, from Frankfurt-am-Main, who will introduce the audience to the music, old and new, from the land of Johann Sebastian Bach.
The concerts are supported by Offaly County Council, The Tullamore Court Hotel and the Trench Trust.
The Presbyterian Church Summer Fete takes place at High Street, Tullamore on Saturday, 25th. June from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be tea/coffee, games and prizes, cakes, crafts, second-hand stalls, books, live music and lots more. All are welcome.
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. 
Święta Ofiara Mszy jest obchodzony w języku polskim 2.30pm w kościele Wniebowzięcia NMP na 4. niedzielę każdego miesiąca .
The next available Baptism dates are Sat. 23rd. July and Sun. 7th. Aug. in Tullamore & Sun 14th. Aug. in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed. 20th July.
To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30 am - 5.00 pm.
1. The Medjugorje Pilgrimage will be from 14th. to 21 Sept. Ph Pat 0863192399 for details.
2. MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 12-17 Sept. Fare¬719, full board including insurance and travel taxes. To book contact: Pilgrimages Abroad Ltd, tel 01-6359300. Young people interested in helping contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

3. PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND€“ led by Archbishop Eamon Martin 9th Sept, 8 nights;¬1495 pps. Contact MAP Travel, 018783111 or www.maptravel.ie

4. PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA 11-18 Sept, 2017 (100th Anniversary)Deposit¬100 must be paid before the 6TH MAY THIS YEAR, to secure a place for the special year 2017. Ph 090 6482228.


CLONMINCH CEMETERY MASS:  Cemetery Day Mass In Clonminch is Sunday 21st Aug at 1.00pm.

DURROW CEMETERY MASS: Blessing of graves will follow 11.30am Mass.  in Durrow on Sunday 11th Sept.

DAINGEAN CEMETERY MASS:  Fri 1st. July at 8:00 p.m.


Tullamore College Management hope that the new school building at the corner of O’Carroll Street and Riverside will be ready to welcome its first students in September. The new campus includes 14 general classrooms, two social studies rooms, three science labs, a demonstration room, two art rooms, two home economics rooms, two business and computing rooms, two technical graphics/CAD rooms, two construction studies rooms, two engineering rooms, a guidance suite, a library and a gym as well as pastoral offices, staff room and a first aid room.



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