19 January 2021


  Pictures and articles published in 2011

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December 2011 

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Christmas In Tullamore 

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Church of the Assumption goes live

Web cameras have now been installed in the Church of the Assumption for the live relay of all Liturgies on the Web.  This means that you can now view any celebration in the Church throughout the day. The benefits of this new service are that people who are unable to attend Mass may view it on the web, provided they have IT connection.  It should also be of great benefit for special celebrations and for the relay of funerals and weddings to people who are unable to travel for such occasions

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Tullamore named "Parish of the Year".  

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November 2011 

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Gospel Choir launched 2nd. CD.

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Hospital Chapel

The renovation of the Hospital Chapel is now finished The  job is truly outstanding and it is now a very warm and beautiful place to pray.

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Vigil Devotion To the United Hearts of Jesus  & Mary

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October 2011




Congratulations to all from our Farming Community who organised our celebration of the Fruits of the Earth on the last weekend of October. Rarely has anything been so well received by Parishioners.

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Healing Mass held on 8th October,2011.

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Preparation for Confirmation 25th September,2011
Congratulations to the young people who formally enroled for Confirmation last Sunday. Nearly 230 young people took part in the 1st preparation Mass of the Year. Please keep the young people and their parent(s)/ Guardian(s) in your prayers over the months ahead.
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The Parish Extends A Warm Welcome
Amy Guinan is a student doing a Masters in Pastoral Theology at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth.  Amy is spending 12 hours per week on Pastoral experience here in Tullamore. She will work with the Parish Team in the areas of Sacramental Preparation and Liturgy.  We welcome Amy to the Parish and wish her success in her studies.


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September 2011

The Novena, directed by the Redemptorist Fathers, is part of our Year of Faith celebrations. Information will be made available each week.The Novena will focus on the Eucharist in this year of preparation for the Eucharistic Congress. The invitation to come is extended to everybody.
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Sun 11th:  Mass at 1.00pm for the Residents of new estates and Launch of Prayer Book

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liam LIAM KIRWAN RIP We take this opportunity to express our great sadness at the death of Liam Kirwan. We offer our sympathy to his widow, Marie, and his family. Liam has been a great servant to our Parish through the work he has done for the Website, being involved in setting it up and being leader of the small team of people who meet every Friday to update it. He also carried his camera with him at all times and has been the main source of the pictures which have appeared on the Website for many years. In every way, he was the keystone of all our Website service and we will miss him greatly. His exemplary life was an inspiration to all. May he now rest in peace.

Cemetery Sunday and Blessing of the Graves at Kilbride on 4th September

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Click here for pics of Our special Mass held on Sunday 28th August, to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Church of the Assumption, followed by a street party at St Brigid’s Place, outside the Parochial House.

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Sponsors: John Doyle, O’Donoghue’s Bakery, Hanlons Butchers, Lumleys Cash & Carry, Tullamore Dairies, GAA & Youth Centre.

To the hardworking PPC Organising Committee, Hospitality Group, all who baked cakes, etc & everyone who helped in any way to make the Party such a success

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August 2011


Cemetery Sunday: Clonminch:

Sincere thanks to all parishioners who helped in any way to prepare for Cemetery Sunday last week, especially Readers, Ministers of Holy Communion, Choir, Collectors etc. Click Here for photographs:

Pictures from the Vigil Mass which was held at each of the four venues on Saturday 20th August 2011

Tullamore College - 6:00pm

Tullamore Harriers - 7:00pm

Tullamore GAA Centre - 8:00pm

St. Mary's Parish Centre - 9:00pm


Our Church was reconstructed and dedicated 25 years ago at this time. We are happy to celebrate this landmark in the story of our Parish Church, and we hope all our parishioners will share in our celebration.

25 Years of Our Church


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July 2011


22,000 euro and counting was donated last weekend to the Somali appeal.

Thanks to everyone for their generosity.

If would like to make a donation,
you can drop it into the parish centre.

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Apostolic Administrator, Diocese of Cloyne

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Click here to read Cardinal Seán Brady's full statement

We will celebrate “Year of Faith”

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click here for pics of parish team launch

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June 2011


First Holy Communion
Congratulations to the children from Durrow NS who
received the Eucharist for the first time on Thursday, 9th June 2011.

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The Feast of Corpus Christi 25-26th. June 2011

Click Here to listen to the "Corpus Christi Carol".

Click Here for the full article "The Feast of Corpus Christi".


First Holy Communion
Congratulations to the children from Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada who
received the Eucharist for the first time on Sunday,29th May 2011.
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May 2011


Introducing the New Missal – Frequently asked Questions With the introduction of the new edition of the Roman Missal throughout the English-speaking world, we will all notice a change in how the Mass sounds. 
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Cardinal Brady launches pilgrimage of International Eucharistic Congress Bell in Armagh
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First Holy Communion
Congratulations to the children from Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada who
received the Eucharist for the first time on Sunday,29th May 2011.
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First Holy Communion for St. Joseph's N.S.

Sunday 22nd. May 2011

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First Holy Communion for Scoil Mhuire,
Ballinamere, Educate together & Charleville NS
Sunday 15th May 2011

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First Holy Communion for Scoil Bhride

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Pope John Paul 2 will be beatified in Rome on Sun. 1st. May.  Beatification is the final step on the road to ...

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Thousands of Irish people have travelled to Rome for the beatification service, 
which may be viewed  on the internet at www.pope2you.net

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April 2011


Easter Garden 2011

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Photos of Confirmation Saturday 16th April 2011

Click here for pics of St. Philomena's, Scoil Eoin Phoil 11 & Durrow

Click here for pics of Scoil Bhride, Scoil Mhuire & Ballinamere

Dawn Mass on Easter Sunday morning was celebrated in the ruins of
Tullamore's first church in Ballyduff, Axis Business Park at 6.00 am
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How do I get there? Click Here for maps and directions

Evening Prayer With A Difference
Sunday 17th - led by young people from local post-primary schools who mimed the Stations of the Cross.
We welcome in particular children, as the Stations will be brought to life in a way that they can understand.
We encourage grandparents, parents and their children to attend as we prepare to the Easter Triduum.

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It is the time of year again, when we are invited to confess our sins as part of our Lenten Penance.
We are invited by the Church to bring all the good work of our Lenten Penance to completion, by confessing our sins and experience the compassion and forgiveness of our Father in heaven.
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Click here for pics from Evening Prayer,
on 5th Sunday of Lent, led by Tullamore Gospel Choir


Click Here for details of Holy Week ceremonies 2011

For an explanation of the Holy Week liturgies
, click this link.


Click here for pics from Evening Prayer,
on 4th Sunday of Lent, led by Shalom Choir

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March 2011


Reflections on Readings for Weekdays of Lent

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Ash Wednesday

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Reflections on Readings for Weekdays of Lent

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To Pray The Stations of The Cross ...

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Evening Prayer With a Difference!
Taking time out to reflect,
Week one presented by The Parish Choir.

Special lunch time Mass during lent

Wednesdays 1.10 pm with soup and a roll available afterwards in the Parish Centre

Lent, - click for details of services


Tullamore JPPC Conference 2011

Youth Conference in was held in St. Mary’s Youth & Community Centre,
Sat March 5th. .

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February 2011



At the time in which I received the invitation to this Conference I was holding meetings with the priests of the Archdiocese of Dublin about the challenges that they face and their priorities in ministry today.

Click here to read the Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin's article


Ratoath Folk choir

joined us at the 7.30 pm Vigil Mass, 12th February.

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Children preparing for their First Communion participapated in Masses 12th & 13th February

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12th Feb Ballinamere/Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada

13th Scoil Bhride, Scoil Mhuire & other schools

13th Feb Durrow Church, Durrow


On Sun. 30th. Jan.the priests of the parish spoke about suicide at all masses.

Click here for the full text of Fr. Patrick Donnelly's homily.


First Communion for Scoil Bhríde pupils

Two pupils of Scoil Bhríde received their first communion this week.
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Wednesday 2nd was the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.
Candles were blessed at 7.45 and 10.00am Masses.

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Tullamore JPPC Conference 2011

We are holding our 2011 Conference on Saturay the 5th of March in St. Mary`s Youth Centre, Tullamore.
Our topic this year is "Community Unity".
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January 2011



Thursday 3rd is the Feast of St Blaise.  Blessing of throats will take place at 7.45am, 10.00am and at an extra Mass at 7.30pm.

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Alpha is a 10-week course that explores some of the basic truths of the Christian faith:
The course will run on Mondays beginning 31st January after the 10.00am Mass in the Parish Centre.

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3 new members of the Christian Community were babtised on Sun. 9th.

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Click Here for photographs from Christmas Masses in St. Colmcille's Church, Durrow


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The first Issue of the Tullamore Parish Newsletter was published in December 2010.
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Evening Prayers presented by JPPC on Sunday 19th. Dec.

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3 new young readers were commissioned in the Church of the Assumption

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