21 January 2021


Come to me   

OF THE GOSPEL (Matthew 10:37-42)

1. For Jesus, the key to a personal knowledge of God and relationship with God is not primarily through academic study but through a mind and heart open to learn. Recall moments when you had a sense that your relationship with God took a significant step forward. What kind of dispositions prepared you for that growth?

2. Jesus lived in a society in which people were very conscious of status, dignity and external appearances. He wanted to break down the barriers this created, so that all would be aware of their worth and dignity. Perhaps you can recall someone who was not highly thought of in human terms, but who was a light to you.

3. In v. 27, Jesus lets us into the secret of his relationship with his Father, one of total trust. This trust freed him from anxiety and worry about himself. As a result, he was a person of gentle and humble heart and was able to bring rest to those who were overburdened. Recall people whose trust in God enabled them to be supportive to others who were stressed or burdened. Perhaps you have experienced this yourself?

4. Recall and give thanks for people who, like Jesus in the story, were able to combine challenge with sympathetic support and understanding. Perhaps you have been able to do this for others at times also.

- John Byrne OSA, Intercom July 2020

Lord, I want to be a person who stands firm and trusts You wholeheartedly. 
I want to be unshakeable and resilient, but that can only happen by depending on You 
and trusting You. Develop that deeper trust in me, O Lord, 
as I desperately need it and want to trust You more and more. Amen


In this time of restricted numbers permitted in Church, there will be an additional Vigil Mass at 5.00pm, commencing on Saturday, July 11th. 

Entrance to both Churches for all Masses (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.

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.

It is intended to discontinue the evening Rosary and to have it restored to before the 10.00am Mass each day commencing on Monday 13th July.  


BAPTISM: Baptisms have recommenced and booking can now be made at the Parish Office. 
CONFESSIONS: Confessions will be from 2.00 - 3.00pm on Saturdays. 
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE: To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary. 
FIRST COMMUNION: We know that many of our young people are very disappointed that they could not have their First Communion in May this year. When schools reopen we intend to have the ceremonies  in September and early October.


Due to ongoing restrictions it will not be possible to have our annual Mass in Clonminch this August. If restrictions are eased we will try to reschedule and have the Masses celebrated in both cemeteries in September. Proposed dates being Durrow on the 13th and Clonminch on the 20th. These dates are provisional and are subject to change and are dependent on the easing of current restrictions.


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. 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.

Mon 6 10.00 Charlie Boland, Mon Mem

Tues 7 10.00 Christopher, Esther & Andrew Pender

Wed 8 10.00 Christopher, Maureen, Paddy  & Gerard Egan

Thurs 9 10.00 Sr Monica, John, Margaret & Denis Kearney

Fri 10 10.00 Charlotte, Thomas & P J LaComber

Sat 11   6.30 Noel Martin, 1st Ann

Sun 12   8.30 Mary Dunne

        10.00 Ned & Lizzie Dolan

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. (Please refer to the "Bulletin" page for Shared Mass intentions on Sat. 11th. at 10:00 a.m.)


Envelopes €2271

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.


ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  Ph 0818 222 024, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm daily.