11 April 2021

Sunday 31 Jan 2021

 

Parade 2018   

PARADE OFFICIALLY CANCELLED

Visitors from the rural town of Jaux in Northern France, which is twinned with the combined regions of Ballycommon, Ballinagar and Geashill, at the official opening of Tullamore's Saint Patrick's Day Parade in 2018.

The next parade will not take place in the town until 2022!

NO St. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE IN TULLAMORE 2021

Tullamore St Patrick's Day Parade committee has confirmed the cancellation of this  year's event. 

A statement from the committee said: "This is clearly expected due to the serious situation with Covid and thus we decided to make a formal statement to clarify the matter and let the public and participants know for definite." 

The committee said it was not possible for it to hold a meeting or for organisations and groups who usually enter the parade to meet to make arrangements either.

"We want to assure the public that the committee will remain in place and we look forward to the biggest and best Parade in 2022 when we will hopefully have this Covid situation well and truly behind us."

"We would like to thank the many groups who have entered the parade over the years. Thanks to our sponsors who have made it possible to organise the event. Thanks also to Offaly County Council, Gardai, Civil Defence, Order Of Malta and our many volunteers. Stay safe and healthy and we look forward to welcoming you all to the great parade in 2022."

LIVE STREAM FROM ST. COLMCILLE'S CHURCH DURROW

The webcam in St. Colmcille's Church, Durrow is now active and will stream all Masses celebrated there.  We have added a new item on our main menu to connect.

SCHEDULE OF PROPOSED CORONA VIRUS VACCINATIONS

As hopes rise that the administration of vaccinations will speed up our fight to overcome Covid-19 the government has issued a proposed timeframe for the vaccination programme.  <<Click Here>> for details.

SACRAMENTS

BAPTISM: Not taking place at the moment.

CONFESSIONS: Not taking place at the moment.

SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE: To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary. 

VOCATIONS NOTICE

The Diocesan Vocations Team has a new Facebook Page: DioceseOfMeathVocations   & a new Instagram Account:  dioceseofmeathvocations, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Ph Fr Tony Gonoude 044 9373923

MASS INTENTIONS   

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COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE

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BALLYCOMMON TELEWORK & TRAINING CENTRE

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