Tuam Parish

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A Word of Welcome from Archbishop Francis


A warm welcome to the Website of the Parish of Tuam.

The Website gives an overview of the various liturgical, pastoral and community activities that take place in the parish of Tuam.  I hope you find it informative and helpful.

The parish of Tuam is also the Cathedral Parish of the Archdiocese of Tuam.  In addition to being the focus of important events in the lives of our parishioners, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption is host to many diocesan liturgical ceremonies.  The Cathedral Church is an important symbol of unity and belonging for the Archdiocese's people, priests, and religious in its fifty-five parishes.

The cathedral webcam connects parishioners at home and those who are abroad with the faith life of the parish.  It is a vital means of communication during the pandemic and continues so for those who cannot attend in person.

The two other churches in Tuam parish are the Church of Our Lady and St. Jarlath in Lavally and Saint Patrick's Church Cortoon.

The parish team and the parishioners make up a modern and forward-looking community inspired by the example and presence of Jesus Christ.


Dear Parishioners,

The final days of May mark the close of the academic term for our secondary school students. As the end of term approaches, I can sense the excitement and giddiness in the Cathedral precincts these mornings and afternoons. Sports days and awards ceremonies add to the excitement on the various campuses. 

These days, Fr. Seán, Fr. Francis and I celebrate Graduation Masses with the Leaving Cert Classes of 2022.

Theirs has been a tumultuous journey through Secondary School. The advent of Covid in March 2020 meant much of the teaching and learning had to take place off-campus and online.  

Graduation ceremonies in recent years were very much scaled-down, if not virtual affairs. However, this year marks a return to the graduations where parents, family members and school staff can celebrate this milestone in person with the graduates. 

The Class of 2022 leave behind an educational landscape that has changed considerably since my time as a Leaving Cert boarder in Tuam. This landscape is destined to change even more radically in the coming years.

I find it uplifting to witness the sense of gratitude as the students look back on their years together. In addition, it is energising to notice the idealism in the young graduates as they look to the future with such energy and optimism.  

The words of the Prophet Jeremiah seem so appropriate: “I know the plans I have in mind for you, it is the Lord who speaks, plans for peace, and not disaster, reserving a future full of hope for you” (Jer. 29:11).

We wish the Leaving Cert Classes of 2022 every blessing as they prepare for their exams and embark on the next chapter of their lives.

Go n-éirí an bóthar libh.

Fr Pat Farragher Adm.

The Cathedral of the Assumption