19 January 2021

Pictures and articles published in 2012

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January 2012


New Year message from Fr. Sean Heaney P.P.

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Ecumenical Prayer Service for economic stability. (O'Connor Sq.)

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February 2012


Mass of Healing


The evening mass on Fri. 3rd. of Feb. was a mass of healing
including the traditional "Blessing of Throats" for St. Blaise's day.   #
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Celebrating Sport 

Last weekend we celebrated the magnificent contribution 
of our many sporting organisations.

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March 2012

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National Youth Conference

The National Youth Conference in Tullamore brought young Catholics together to look at how they can put their faith into  practice.

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2011 Accounts

A full statement of the Receipts and Payouts accounts for the year 2011 is available to read or print as a PDF

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April 2012


Easter Mesage: I take this opportunity to wish all a very happy Easter.  Over the six weeks of Lent we have seen a wonderful dedication by many people to attendance at daily Mass.  I am sure your effort will be rewarded with a greater understanding of the meaning of Easter.  We, your Parish Clergy are edified by your example, and for that we thank you.
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Way of the Cross - By Candle Light

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Paschal Vigil - Easter Saturday

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Dawn Mass - Easter Sunday

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Easter Ceremonies in Durrow

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May 2012


Public Access To High Cross Restored: Minister of State at the Department of Public Enterprise and Reform, Brian Hayes, officially reopened the newly restored and conserved monastic site at a reception on Monday afternoon 30th April. This is the first step towards securing full puplic access to St. Columba's Church, the High Cross and the ancient monastic site.
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1932 Congress Accident Memorial in Leixlip

A very pleasant and moving celebration was held on Tuesday May 15th. 2012 in Leixlip to commemorate those who died in a fatal accident while returning from the Eucharistic Congress.
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June 2012
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Open Air Mass in O'Connor Park to celebrate the 50th. International Eucharistic Congress (9th. Jume 2012) Click below for 2 pages of pictures

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Corpus Christi Procession 2012

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Photo 51 Pattern of Durrow 2012: Click Here for Photos.


The series of organ recitals commenced on Tuesday 26th at 8.00pm in the Church of the Assumption and featured Ignace Michiels from Bruges Cathedral. We are also delighted that Charles Marshall will be sharing his great musical talent with us for the next few Saturday Evenings. Charles is organist and Director of Music at St Ann's Church, Dawson Street, Dublin.

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July 2012


Father Johnny Celebrates 40 Years of Priesthood

The parish of Rahan celebrated the ruby anniversary of Father Johnny McEvoy's ordination at a special function on Thur. 28th. June. Father Johnny ministered in Tullamore for a short time following his return from the missions in Fiji and his appointment as curate in Rahan/Mucklagh. Click here for video. Fr. Johnny is also part of the chaplaincy team in the hospital.


Ballykilmurray Active Retirement Group completed a most enjoyable tour of Northern Ireland in July. They visited a long list of interesting sites including Stormont, The Titanic Experience, Carrickfergus Castle and The Giant's Causeway. They were also treated to tours of some breath taking scenic locations and even travelled to Malin Head, Ireland's most northerly point. Click Here for video showing highlights of the tour.

John Kitchen

The second of this year's annual monthly summer concerts in the Church of the Assumption, Tullamore, takes place on Tuesday, 24 July, at 8pm with a concert to be given by Edinburgh University and Scotland's leading organist, Dr John Kitchen.
Kitchen is University Organist in Edinburgh and also Edinburgh City Organist. He is also director of music at Old St Paul's Episcopal Church and has a high international profile as a recitalist on both organ and harpsichord.

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Father Kevin's Homily Gets Spontaneous Round of Applause
Last Sunday Father Kevin Fleming based his homily on the theme of justice in the recession. Concentrating on the report submitted by the troika (The E.C.B., 
The E.U. and the I.M.F.) after their recent examination of Ireland's performance, Father Fleming noted that fairness and justice had not been mentioned at all.
His development of this and similar themes during the homily struck such a chord with the congregation that there was a spontaneous round of applause
in the church when he finished preaching.

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August 2012


What Happens When We Pray?

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Ms Carmel Ward, Durrow Church sacristan who has served in this role for 48 years and has given wonderful service in all that time;
Ms Regina Daly, Tullamore Church sacristan, who has been sacristan for 18 years and has been so dedicated and efficient in her work;
Mr Seamus O’Dea, who has given a lifetime of service to the St Vincent de Paul Society, both as President of the Conference and in many other capacities;
Mr David Sheridan, who has been a member of our Parish choir for very many years, but also has sung at every Sunday Mass in Tullamore Hospital for over 30 years;
Mr Michael Moore, who acted as organist and Director of the Parish Choir for very many years prior to his retirement in 2009. Click Here for Photos

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September 2012

Speakers for the

Solemn Novena


Friday: Bishop Michael Smith
Sat & Sun:  Fr Declan Hurley, Administrator of Navan Parish. Declan spent some years as Chaplain to the Irish Community in Paris, where he did a doctorate in Sacred Scripture.
Mon:  Dr Andrew O'Connell - journalist with the Irish Catholic and Director of Vocations with the Irish Brothers of Charity.  He is also involved with Catholic Comment, a new group of lay people who engage with the media on Church issues. 
Tues:  Fr Peter McVerry SJ, a well-known priest who works with the poor and marginalized, particularly with the young.
Wed:  Joan Freeman, Founder of Pieta House, a support service for people who are at risk of suicide and self-harm.
Thurs:  Sr Moya Hegarty, Ursuline sister who is a spiritual director.
Fri:  Fr Richard Gibbons PP of Knock, who will speak on Our Lady.
Sat:  Archbishop Charles Brown, Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland.Archbishop Brown will launch the Year of Faith in our parish.
Novena Mass 7.30 each evening.  (Sunday: all Masses, with Rosary and Benediction at 7.30pm)

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Cemetery Sunday in Durrow (9th. Sept. 2012)

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St. Vincent DePaul open a new shop on Offaly St.

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October 2012
Choose Life Campaign
Youth Day In Tullamore
Photographs From Harvest Celebration
November 2012

Bishop's Statement on sentencing of a former priest
Bishop's Statement on the equal and inalienable right to life

December 2012

Rosary beads made of turf
Parish Priest's message for 2013

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