15 January 2021



OF THE GOSPEL (Matthew 10:37-42)

1. Jesus never wanted suffering for anyone but he knew that if anyone was going to follow in his footsteps, promoting love and respect for every person, they would meet with opposition. Fidelity has its price, but also its rewards. Would you agree?

2. The passage is a call to both radical and practical discipleship. When have you found that in order to achieve a certain objective you had to make it a priority, and then take the practical steps necessary to reach your goal? What were the benefits to you when you did this?

3. ‘Hate’ is prophetic exaggeration for the uncompromising loyalty Jesus seeks in disciples. There may be times when people make demands in conflict with fidelity to another relationship. This can be painful. When have you found that being clear about your priorities helped you in that situation?

- John Byrne OSA, Intercom June 2020

Heavenly Father, we thank You that You are our God and Father. 
You alone are worthy of all our honour and praise. We thank You for having selected us. 
You have set our feet upon the Rock of our Salvation, who is Jesus Christ, our Lord.


Public celebration of Masses resumes on Monday  29th. June, with all of the usual Mass times in Tullamore and Durrow.

Our churches will have greatly reduced capacities because of social distancing requirements.This is going to be a challenge and the fairest way of allocating places is with tickets for all Masses, weekdays, Sundays and funerals.

Entrance to both Churches (Tullamore & Durrow) 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 8.30am – 5.00pm and Sat. 2.00-4.00pm.

Entry into Tullamore Church will be through Harbour St. entrance and Chapel Street door with ramp access for wheelchairs.  

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 notcome 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.


Further restrictions on public movement and the re-opening of businesses will be lifted as of Monday 29th. June 2020. You can view Phase 3 of Ireland's Roadmap for recovery 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".


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

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

Wed. 1st 10.00 Vincent Kane, Arden View

Sat. 4th.  10.00 Denis Dunne Jnr.

Sun. 5th. 08.30 Frances Hannigan

       10.00 John & Sinéad Boland

       11.30 Peg Cronly, Ballykilmurray, 1st Ann.  James Beatty, Mon Mem

       01.00 Dolly Spain, 1st Ann,  Tommy ‘Mossie’ Murray, Mon Mem

Durrow Shared Mass Sun 5, 11.30am:John & Kathleen Ward & Teresa Cloonan Aspinall; Paudge & Phylis Conroy & Family; Mary & John O’Brien & daughter Helena Abbott; Margaret, James, Ber, Carmel & Dinny Bracken.


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.