31 May 2023


Parish of the Assumption

Area Code: 057 Tel: 93 21587 - 93 22415 Fax: 93 51510
E-mail Parish Secretary:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

2nd April 2023  ~ Palm Sunday

Fr. Joseph Gallagher, P.P., V.G.
Rt Rev Sean Heaney, P.E.
Fr. Joe Campbell, C.C.,
Fr. Fergal Cummins, C.C.
Fr. Damian Budau, C.C
Sr. Margaret Burke.


St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, Tullamore, 

Office Hours:  Mon-Thurs, 9.30-1; 1.30-5pm.  

Phone: 0579321587 
Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Web: www.tullamoreparish.ie

Reception service Friday, 9.30-5.  

Priest available for emergencies 24 hours daily.

Meeting Rooms available: Contact Administrator for details of availability, rates, etc.

Teas after 10.00am Mass Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

Bereavement Listening Support:  Ph 0579326604.


Church of the Assumption:(Vigil) 6.30pm

Sunday 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am & 1.00pm

Durrow:  Sunday 11.30am


Monday-Friday 7.45am, 10.00am

Saturday 10.00am 

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am



Saturday 2.00-3.00pm in the Day Chapel.


This very day commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem when the crowd cries ‘Hosanna’ for him.  Within the week, the same crowd roars for his death on the cross.  People are fickle.

Holy Week is one long account of betrayal, denial, fear and abandonment.  All of this brings home to us what sin is.  When we sin, we turn away from Jesus.  We turn away from Him on his journey to Calvary.

Yet, the week does not end with the passion and death of Jesus.  No, it culminates with the glorious Resurrection of Jesus, the triumph of forgiveness and mercy over sin and death.  There is the promise of a bright future for all of us who follow Jesus and He left us the gift of Himself under the form of bread and wine to help us on our journey to everlasting life with Him.

 FOR CHILDREN BAPTISED IN 2022: Parents and children are invited to Celebration of the Eucharist on Easter Sunday at 10.00am Mass, to celebrate and remember children’s baptism and entry into the Christian Community during 2022.

H O L Y  W E E K

T U L L A M O R E  2 0 2 3 

Palm Sunday (2nd April) as per normal Sunday. 

5.30pm Evening Prayer.

Monday 3rd April: RECONCILIATION DAY.  Confessions after each Mass and from 8.00am-1.00pm and 3.00-7.00pm.

Mass for the Sick: Monday 3rd April at 2.00pm. 

Holy Week:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, as normal with no Mass Wednesday evening.

Polish Confessions: Monday 8.00-9.00pm

Wednesday 5th April: CHRISM MASS, Cathedral, Mullingar 7.00pm.


HOLY THURSDAY: (6th April) 

10.00am: Morning Prayer 

7.00pm: Durrow, Mass of the Lord’s Supper.

7.30pm: Tullamore, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, followed by reposition of the Blessed Sacrament and quiet time of prayer for Vocations.

10.00pm: Night Prayer, Tullamore.



10.00am: Morning Prayer 

12.00 noon: Stations of the Cross led by our young people.

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion:

3.00pm: Tullamore.

7.00pm: Durrow.

7.30pm: Tullamore 

(There will be an exit collection for the upkeep of the Holy Places in the Holy Land)

9.00pm: Churches Together Walk of Witness, (Commencing at St. Catherine’s Church, Hop Hill. Bring Small lantern) 



10.00am: Morning Prayer.

12.00 noon: Penitential Service. 

2.00-6.00pm: Confessions. 

2.30pm: Polish Community Food blessing.

9.00pm: Solemn Easter Vigil, Tullamore.



6.00am Dawn Mass (at site of Old Church in Axis Business Park)

Sunday Masses as normal. (Tullamore: - 8.30am, 10.00*am, 11.30am & 1.00pm; Durrow 11.30am, Polish Mass 4.00pm

*After 10.00am there will be a blessing for all infants baptised during the past year.      

Easter Octave:    Mon – Sat: 10.00am

GOOD FRIDAY - COLLECTION FOR THE HOLY PLACES:  It is a universal custom that a collection for the Holy Places is taken up on Good Friday.  The plight of Christians in the Holy Land is becoming more difficult and their numbers have reduced significantly and worryingly.  We will have this as an exit collection after Good Friday ceremonies.

BUS TO CHRISM MASS WED 4:  If interested in booking a seat, leave name & phone no in Sacristy or Parish Centre.



Mon 3 10.00 Clancy Family

           7.30 Martin McDonagh, William, Mary & Josie Kerrigan

Tues 4 10.00 John Gilligan, Arden Vale

            7.30 Patsy Gorman, Christina & Edward Davis & Family, Bridgie & Joe Kirwan

Wed 5   7.45 Our Lady’s Mass

........10.00 Eddie Martin  

DEATHS: We offer our sympathy to the families of Michael ‘Vinny’ Healion, Sean Hackett, Harry Kavanagh & Patrick Kelly.

BAPTISMS: Welcome to God’s Family Annabelle Rose Mannion & Archie Molyneaux who were baptised recently.


Tullamore €2730; Durrow €330

Envelopes €2572.

Thank you for your continued support.

RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING:  ACCORD provides a professional and affordable counselling service for those experiencing difficulties in their relationship.  Ph 0579341831/0864669926. For online counselling email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

SECULAR FRANCISCANS:  Meeting Tues 4, 6.45pm, Mercy Convent.  New members welcome.

TULLAMORE PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO LOUGH DERG August 9-11. If interested, please leave your name & mobile number in our sacristy or email Fr Fergal, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Cost: €100. 

ROSARY:  Sat 8, 1.15pm, Our Lady’s statue, Church grounds.  All are welcome.

FEAST OF DIVINE MERCY: Full celebrations Sun 16, Mucklagh Church, 3pm. Confessions from 2.30pm. Celebrant Fr Michael Whittaker PP.

READY:  Dinner Dance, Sun 9, Town House, 7pm sharp.  Don’t forget your Easter bonnets & caps.

ALONE (Support for older people):  Seeking volunteers in your area. Full training and support provided. Contact Fiona, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 086 1366539.

CE SCHEME FOR HOME RESPITE CARE WORKER IN TULLAMORE: Temporary contract – contact Alison Hackett 086  2271370/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

VOCATIONS: As the Lord goes on His saving way, He calls young men to the Sacred Priesthood to hold up His Body, to be bearers of His Precious Blood, to show the world His saving Cross, to tell all of His promise of life over death.  Become His Priest and open the way to God for others.  Join us at the Chrism Mass in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar, Wed 5 at 7pm. Come and see the majesty of the Priesthood of Jesus Christ.  Also join in the Vocations Night Prayer in your Parish Church on Holy Thursday Night. The evening of Last Supper is the birth of our Priesthood.  Come pray and let your vocation grow too. 

Vocations Director: Fr Tony Gonoude 0449373923.  www.meathvocations.com  

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