15 January 2021



OF THE GOSPEL (Matthew 10:26-33)

1. ‘Do not fear’ is the unifying theme in this passage which is set in the context of a mission sermon by Jesus, preparing his disciples for what lay ahead. He urges them to have courage in speaking and living his message, drawing strength from their trust in the Father whose care for us exceeds his care for hundreds of sparrows. How has trust in God been a source of strength in life for you?

2. For Jesus the important thing is to be true to one’s real self, even if this does involve some material or physical loss or pain. When you have had that kind of courage, what was it like for you?

3. There is no such thing as secret discipleship. It is in declaring their allegiance to Jesus that his followers will find life. They will be the losers if they hide their discipleship. Does this resonate with your experience?

- John Byrne OSA, Intercom June 2020

Dear Lord, I pray this morning and today, for persistent winning courage as I go through this day. 
When I am nearly giving up, help me to keep going. Moreover, grant me a cheerful spirit 
when things don’t go my way. Also, give me the courage to do what is good and 
according to Your Holy will. In Jesus’ Name, I pray and believe. Amen.


Public celebration of Masses will resume on Mon. June 29, at 7.45 am and 10.00 am, and on weekend of July 4/5th with Vigil Mass on Sat 4th at 6.30 pm and Sunday Masses at 8.30 am,  10.00 am, 11.30 am and 1.00 pm. Durrow will be at 11.30 am.

Our churches will have greatly reduced capacities because of social distancing equirements. (Tullamore will accommodate 160 people and Durrow 38). This is going to be a challenge and the fairest way of allocating places is with tickets for all Masses, weekdays and Sundays and funerals.

Three entrance doors will be open - Harbour Street, Store Street and Chapel street door with ramp access for wheelchairs.

Entrance to the Church will be strictly on presentation of ticket and doors will open 20 minutes before Mass time.

Tickets will not be available at the doors and must be collected from the Parish Centre during the opening times Mon-Fri 8.30 am  –  5.00 pm and Sat. 2.00 - 4.00 pm.

On entering the church hand sanitiser is available. People are asked to observe social distancing and it is recommended that face coverings be worn.

The seating in church will be in sections for household units and individuals and wheelchair spaces near the altar. Stewards will be available at the entrance doors and in the church.

The Sunday Mass obligation continues to be relaxed and people who are unwell should not come to church. Masses will continue to be available on Webcam and Parish Radio.

Recommencing Public Masses is a most welcome and important step for us. Things are going to be very different and we ask for your patience and understanding as we adjust to this new situation.


Baptisms will recommence shortly and booking can now be made at the Parish Office.


Last Monday saw the lifting of some restrictions on public movement as a step towards restoring normal life to the community. You can view Phase 2 of Ireland's Roadmap for reopening which is in place right now here. <<Click to View>>


Tullamore Parish still publishes the weekly Bulletin even though the Church is closed. If you would like to receive it by email, please send your name, email address and the following message to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "Please add my email address to your mailing list for the Parish Newsletter".


Sat. 20th.  10.00 am. Margaret Bracken, Arden Rd.

Sun. 21st.  8.30 am. Gerty Hanly: 10.00 am. Joan Farrelly Martin:  

                 11.30 am. Apolinaras Kuzma, Mon. Mem.

Mon 22nd 10.00 Mary Hyland

Tues 23rd 10.00 Michael & Elizabeth Dowling

Fri 26th.    10.00 Andrew St Clair

Sun 28th.  08.30 Elaine Leavy;  10.00 Desmond, Patrick & Maura McGirl

Shared Mass Sat 27th, 10 am:  Dan Rooney; Nora & Harold Tilley; Christy & Molly Ryan & John & Katie McGee; Peter & Elizabeth Hensey & Patrick & Peggy Doherty; Elstone Family; Nigel Costello; Paddy, Ellen & Rose Byrne; Peter & Mary Larkin & Family; Tyrrell Family; Margaret & Dan Condron & Tom Quinlan; Joseph & Elizabeth Harries & Nora O’Gorman; Dalton & Devaney Families.


Envelopes €2859 

You can donate to the parish in a number of ways:- 

1) Parish Envelopes, Cash or cheque donations can be left into the Parish Centre or Parochial House or into the White Collection Box at the Harbour Street entrance to the Church. 

2) Credit card donations can be made by phoning the parish office at 057-9321587 

3) Standing Orders can be set up.  please <<Click Here>> to open the mandate which can then be printed out.

4) Credit Transfer to Tullamore Parish Account.

Bank of Ireland, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

IBAN – IE34 BOFI 9019 0987 1557 41


Please include your email or postal address so that we can acknowledge your donation.

5) Directly by clicking on the "Donate" button at the top of this page.

The parish wishes to thank you most sincerely for your continued support.

Trócaire Boxes can also be left in to Parish Centre, Monday-Friday or to Parochial House.