• Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time/A

    August 26, 2017

    27th August 2017

    PARISH INFORMATION

    Priest of the Parish: Fr. Michael Hegarty I.C.

    Deacon for the Clonmel Pastoral Area:  Rev. Lazarus Gidolf

    In Residence: Fr. James Pollock I.C.

    Sister:  Sr. Mary Muckley   Tel:  6125235

    Parish Office:  Open Monday – Friday

    Tel:  6125679     E Mail stoliver@eircom.net

    Parish Website:  www.stoliverspc.org

    Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/stoliverspc

    Society of St. Vincent de Paul Helpline 052 – 6123878

    Local Safeguarding Representatives:  Margaret Waters  086-8917440  Fiona Stanley 087-9340382

    Weekend Masses

    Saturday  7.30 p.m     Jimmy McKell & Sophie McKell      (Anniv)

    Sunday   9.00 a. m.  James, Michael & Jackie Gibbons    (Anniv)  12.00 Noon   Dermot Wall, Heywood Road (Anniv)

    Our Parish Eucharistic Adoration takes place each week on Monday from 2.00 pm – 8.00 pm (except when Monday is a Church Holiday or public holiday).

    St. Oliver’s School re – opens on Thursday 31st August at 9.00 am.

    First Friday: Friday 1st September is the First Friday of the month.   Holy Communion will be brought to the persons who have asked to receive it in their own homes. Please let us know if there is anybody who would like Holy Communion at home.

    St. Vincent de Paul Monthly Collection takes place after all Masses this weekend 2nd/3rd September.

    Offertory Collections:

    The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary  (15th August)

    Envelopes        €314.50        Notes/Coins         €120.50

    Offertory Collection – Weekend 19th/20th August

    Envelopes        €616.80  Notes/Coins         €526.20   (Thank You)

    DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

    Family Mass: Our next Family Mass takes place next Sunday 3rd September at 12.00 Noon.

    Clonmel Craft Club will resume activities in the Parish Centre on Monday 4th September at 10.00 am.

    Saint Pio Prayer Group will take place on Monday 4th September in St. Mary’s Church, Irishtown, Clonmel. Rosary & prayers at 6.30 p.m.

    Mass at 7.00 p.m. for all petitions placed in the basket on the altar. All are welcome.

    Clonmel Community Parent Support Programme (Baby & Toddler Group) will resume on Tuesday 5th September from 10.00 am – 11.45 am.

    St. Oliver’s Social Group resume on Wednesday 6th September at 2.00 pm.

    Solas Cancer Support Centre & Anam Cara the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Tuesday 5th September at 7.00pm in Solas Cancer Care Centre, Williamstown, Waterford. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents. Please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Monday 4th September or call 085 2888888.

    The Clonmel & District Wheelchair Society will be collecting door to door in Clonmel for the month of September.

    Tipperary Women’s Mini Marathon 2017: Register now on www.tipperaryminimarathon.ie for the 2017 Tipperary Women’s Mini Marathon  organised by Tipperary Sports Partnership in Clonmel on Sunday 24th September at 10.45am. Registration price increases after August 31st and   closing date for all entries is strictly Sept 18th 2017. For further information contact 052 6187080/076 1065000.

    SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS

    Matthew 16:13 – 20

    1. This marks a turning point in the life of Jesus, and of the disciples. It is the first time that his disciples recognise him as the Messiah. Recall turning points in your own life when you came to some deeper understanding of who Jesus is.
    2. ‘Who do you say that I am?’ This is possibly the most important question that Jesus puts to us. In your heart of hearts, how do you answer this question?
    3. Jesus praises Peter for his faith and comments that this was not his own doing but a gift from God. Perhaps there have been times when you have been more than usually conscious that faith is a gift. Be thankful for the gift you have received.
    4. These are troubled times for the Church and the promise of Jesus that ‘the gates of the underworld can never hold out against it’ are an encouragement. What helps you to draw strength from this promise of Jesus? What signs of hope do you see in the Church today?  (John Byrne OSA)

     

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  • National Learning Network

    April 17, 2017

    Message from National Learning Network, Clonmel Centre

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    Here in the National Learning network in Clonmel we are investing our time linking in with our local community with a purpose of making a connection to enable a wider band of students to progress unto further education. We are currently recruiting students who wish to move unto higher level courses and employment.

    As you may or may not know we are a local training centre situated in the heart of Clonmel. The National Learning network has been providing quality vocational training and employment opportunities with additional support needs for over 50 years. We provide training programmes that are nationally recognised, accredited and assist our students to gain employment.

    Our courses are tailored to individual needs by means of assessment and discussion which lead to a personal training plan. We are available and open five Days a week for students to see how we work on a daily basis and see if it is somewhere that would appeal to them.

    This would also allow individuals to meet our Team of staff currently working who are qualified professionals in the areas of IT, Communication, Customer Service, Psychology, Rehabilitative training, educational and Learning Support.

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  • Holy Week

    April 11, 2017

    Holy Week

    Celebrations 2017 Schedule

    Monday to Wednesday: Daily Masses at 10am and 7.30pm.

    Wednesday 12th April: Penitential Service/Confessions at Friary Church at 7.30pm.

    Holy Thursday 13th April: The only Mass on Thursday morning will be the Mass with the Blessing of Holy Oils in the Cathedral, Waterford at 11am.

    Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm: (Procession with Holy Oils, participation of Exraordinary Ministers, Holy Communion and both kinds). Adoration at the Altar of Repose in the Day Chapel to finish at 10pm.

    Good Friday 14th April:

    12 noon: Stations of the cross for children

    3pm: The Celebration of the Passion of the Lord. Liturgy of the Word followed by the Solemn Intercessions, Adoration of the Holy Cross, Holy Communion.

    (Confessions in the Day Chapel Sacristy after this celebration)

    7.30pm: Traditional Stations of the Cross

    Holy Saturday 15th April:

    Confessions 12.30 to 1.30pm and 6 to 7pm

    7.30pm: Blessing of the Paschal Fire in grounds of St. Oliver’s Church followed by Easter Vigil Mass (with participation of Baptismal Team Members)

    Easter Sunday 16th April:

    Masses at 9am and 12 noon.

    Banna Cluain Meala will be present at 12 noon Mass.

    Easter Week: Mass each morning Monday to Friday at 10am.

    Saturday 22nd April: Morning Mass at 11.30am.

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

    January 19, 2017

    PARISH INFORMATION

    Priest of the Parish: Fr. Michael Hegarty I.C.

    Deacon for the Clonmel Pastoral Area: Rev. Lazarus Gidolf

    In Residence: Fr. James Pollock I.C.

    Sister: Sr. Mary Muckley   Tel: 6125235

    Parish Office: Open Monday – Thursday 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.  Office Closed on Friday

    Tel: 6125679     E Mail stoliver@eircom.net

    Parish Website:www.stoliverspc.org

    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/stoliverspc

    Society of St. Vincent de Paul Helpline 052 – 6123878

    Local Safeguarding Representatives: Margaret Waters 086-8917440 Fiona Stanley 087-9340382

    Bereavement Support: Tel 6125679

     

    Masses for Weekend

    Saturday 7.30 p.m. Mary & Willie O’ Brien (Anniv)

    Sunday   9.00 a.m. Billy Morrissey (Anniv)    12 Noon Christopher & Bridget Brannigan (Anniv) & Patricia Bray (Anniv)

     

    Daffodil Day Meeting The members of the Clonmel Daffodil Day Group will hold their first meeting of 2017 in Hearn’s Hotel at 11.00 a.m. on Thursday 26th January. New members are volunteers always welcome.

     

    Our Family Mass Our next Family Mass is at 12 Noon on Sunday 5th February.

     

    Tipperary Sports Partnership is facilitating a Child Welfare & Protection in Sport Basic Awareness Training. The next series of workshops will be delivered by Sport Ireland tutors on Monday 6th February and Monday 3rd April at LIT Campus, Clonmel at 6.00 p.m. Fee €15. For further details see www.tipperarysports.ie

     

    Family Carers Ireland are providing the QQ1 Level 5 Healthcare Support Award based on demand in February 2017. One Day Workshops on Mental Health, Nutrition & Mental Health also available. For details Tel 057-9322920.

     

    Come and See about Vocation to the Priesthood on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th February at Pallottine House, Thurles. See poster for details and contact numbers.

     

    The Priory Institute – Bringing Theology Home Theology Matters! Join our supportive student community and study theology by distance learning this Spring. Application deadline is Tuesday 28th February.  Web: www.prioryinstitute.com E-Mail: enquires@prioryinstitute.com  Tel: 01- 4048124.

     

    Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 59th Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage will take place from Tuesday 6th – Sunday 11th June 2017. Information for sick pilgrims: contact John Healy Tel 052-6123791. Booking Forms available from St. Oliver’s Parish Office.

     

    The Parish Office Elaine Kenny who has been Parish Secretary here since April 1989 has obtained a new position near her home in Co. Cork. We are very sad to be losing Elaine who has given great service over all those years. We thank her for all she has done for our Parish and wish her well for the future. The Parish Office will of course remain open. If the phone is not sometimes answered, please leave name and number on the answering machine and we will phone you back. If you need to speak to Fr. Hegarty the best time is immediately after the 10.00 a.m. Mass – Monday to Friday.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Aaliyah Christina Healy and Jake James Callanan who were baptised recently.

     

    Cancer Care Support Centre “For people living with Cancer and those who care for them”. At C.A.R.E. we aim to provide a warm, safe and confidential environment for people with cancer and their families.  Open Monday – Friday 10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. at 14 Wellington Street, Clonmel Tel 052-6182667.

     

    Visiting the Sick Please let us know when you have somebody sick in Hospital (or at home). We will be glad to visit, and to pray for them.

     

    Collection last weekend

    Envelopes – €776.95   Notes and Coin – €609.05         Thank You

     

    Catholic Schools Week

    The Week will run from Sunday 29th January to Friday 3rd February.  All the children in St. Oliver’s School will come to Mass here at 10.00 a.m. on Wednesday 1st February.

    Let us pray for all who are involved in our Catholic Schools.

    Father,  Thank you for all those men and women who have given their talents to educating our young people.

    Through the challenges they encounter each day, lead them to an ever deeper appreciation of the sacred duty to which you have called them.

    We give thanks for the invaluable work of all those who contribute to the efficient running of our schools; support staff; cleaning staff, kitchen staff; maintenance staff; Boards of Management and chaplains.  We thank them for their hard work and dedication and we pray that they may continue to work in support of our schools.

    Thank you for all those who lead our Catholic schools.

    May they be people of integrity so that they can be witnesses as well as teachers. We pray that the schools they lead will become places where our young people can experience your love in their lives.

    Thank you for our Catholic schools.

    Help us to pray without ceasing, to work without wavering and to give without grudging in order to ensure the future of Catholic education for all our children.

    We make this prayer through your Son, Jesus Christ, our teacher and our Lord, Amen.                                             Catholic Education Service

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

    January 12, 2017

    PARISH INFORMATION

    Priest of the Parish: Fr. Michael Hegarty I.C.

    Deacon for the Clonmel Pastoral Area: Rev. Lazarus Gidolf

    In Residence: Fr. James Pollock I.C.

    Sister: Sr. Mary Muckley   Tel: 6125235

    Parish Office: Open Monday – Thursday 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.  Office Closed on Friday

    Tel: 6125679     E Mail stoliver@eircom.net

    Parish Website:www.stoliverspc.org

    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/stoliverspc

    Society of St. Vincent de Paul Helpline 052 – 6123878

    Local Safeguarding Representatives: Margaret Waters 086-8917440 Fiona Stanley 087-9340382

    Bereavement Support: Tel 6125679

     

    Masses for Weekend

    Saturday 7.30 p.m. Willie & Alice Fitzgerald (Anniv)

    Sunday   9.00 a.m. Marian Keane & Annette Greene (Anniv)    12 Noon Gerald & Bridget Fogarty (Anniv)

     

    Anam Cara is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Monday 16th January from 7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. in the Horse and Jockey Hotel. The guest speaker for the evening is Peter McCartan. This is a free event open to all bereaved parents.

     

    Clonmel Allotments and Community Gardens Association The Annual General Meeting of the CACGA will take place on Wednesday night 18th January in St. Oliver’s Parish Centre from 7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. All members need to attend to sign their membership forms which will be at the meeting. Membership fees are also due. For more information Tel Bernard 086-2937220 or Billy 086-0869999.

     

    A Traditional Latin Mass with Gregorian Chant will be celebrated on Sunday 22nd January at 10.00 a.m. in Holy Trinity Cathedral, Barronstrand Street, Waterford city. All are welcome.

     

    Our Family Mass Our next Family Mass is at 12 Noon on Sunday 5th February.

     

    Come and See about Vocation to the Priesthood on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th February at Pallottine House, Thurles. See poster for details and contact numbers.

     

    Family Carers Ireland Looking for a career in the care sector? Family Carers Ireland are providing the QQ1 Level 5 Healthcare Award in 2017 in your area based on demand. One day topic specific workshops also available. For information contact the training unit Tel 057-9322920.

     

    Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 59th Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage will take place from Tuesday 6th – Sunday 11th June 2017. Information for sick pilgrims: contact John Healy Tel 052-6123791. Booking Forms available from St. Oliver’s Parish Office.

     

    St. Vincent de Paul would like to thank sincerely all those who contributed to their Annual Christmas collection and monthly collections throughout the year. Your support is most appreciated.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Jason and Thomas Ryan who were baptised recently.

     

    Eternal Rest to Mary Fennessy late of 49 Honeyview Estate who died last weekend.

     

    Items Found in Church recently include a watch and a pair of glasses.

     

    HELP! Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland For Free Text Suicide Crisis Information TEXT HELP to 50015 This service is free to use and you can text 50015 even if you have no credit. Available 24 hours a day.

     

    Offertory Collections

    Sun 25th December Envelopes – €791.87   Notes and Coin – €1551.53  (Christmas Day)

    Sun 1st January       Envelopes – €716.65   Notes and Coin – € 461.35

    Fri 6th January         Envelopes– €258.15    Notes and Coin – € 209.85

    Sun 8th January       Envelopes – €673.12   Notes and Coin – € 629.88   Thank You.

     

    This Sunday is World Day of Migrants and Refugees

    Here are some extracts from the message of Pope Francis:

    (…) On the occasion of the annual World Day of Migrants and Refugees, I feel compelled to draw attention to the reality of child migrants, especially the ones who are alone. In doing so I ask everyone to take care of the young, who in a threefold way are defenceless: they are children, they are foreigners, and they have no means to protect themselves. I ask everyone to help those who, for various reasons, are forced to live far from their homeland and are separated from their families.

    Migration today is not a phenomenon limited to some areas of the planet. It affects all continents and is growing into a tragic situation of global proportions.  Not only does this concern those looking for dignified work or better living conditions, but also men and women, the elderly and children, who are forced to leave their homes in the hope of finding safety, peace and security. Children are the first among those to pay the heavy toll of emigration, almost always caused by violence, poverty, environmental conditions, as well as the negative aspects of globalization. The unrestrained competition of quick and easy profit brings with it the cultivation of perverse scourges such as child trafficking, and exploitation and abuse of minors and, generally, the depriving of rights intrinsic to childhood as sanctioned by the International Convention on the Rights of the Child.

    Childhood, given its fragile nature, has unique and inalienable needs. Above all else, there is the right to a healthy and secure family environment, where a child can grow under the guidance and example of a father and a mother; then there is the right and duty to receive adequate education, primarily in the family and also in the school, where children can grow as persons and agents of their own future and the future of their respective countries. Indeed, in many areas of the world, reading, writing, and the most basic arithmetic is still the privilege of only a few. All children, furthermore, have the right to recreation; in a word, they have the right to be children.

    And yet among migrants, children constitute the most vulnerable group, because as they face the life ahead of them, they are invisible and voiceless: their precarious situation deprives them of documentation, hiding them from the world’s eyes, the absence of adults to accompany them prevents their voices from being raised and heard. In this way, migrant children easily end up at the lowest levels of human degradation, where illegality and violence destroy the future of too many innocents, while the network of child abuse is difficult to break up.

    How should we respond to this reality?  Pope Francis asks the question. Let us pray about the answer.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – Baptism of the Lord

    PARISH INFORMATION

    Priest of the Parish: Fr. Michael Hegarty I.C.

    Deacon for the Clonmel Pastoral Area: Rev. Lazarus Gidolf

    In Residence: Fr. James Pollock I.C.

    Sister: Sr. Mary Muckley   Tel: 6125235

    Parish Office: Open Monday – Thursday 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.   Office Closed on Friday

    Tel: 6125679     E Mail stoliver@eircom.net

    Parish Website:www.stoliverspc.org

    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/stoliverspc

    Society of St. Vincent de Paul Helpline 052 – 6123878

    Local Safeguarding Representatives: Margaret Waters 086-8917440 Fiona Stanley 087-9340382

    Bereavement Support: Tel 6125679

     

    Masses for Weekend

    Saturday 7.30 p.m.  Michael Pollard  (Anniv)

    Sunday   9.00 a.m.  Jimmy Corcoran  (Anniv)    12 Noon Avril Boland  (Anniv)

     

    EUCHARISTIC ADORATION  Our Parish Eucharistic Adoration takes place each week on Monday from 2.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. (except when Monday is a Church Holiday or a Public Holiday).

     

    St. Oliver’s School re-opens on Monday 9th January.

     

    Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) A meeting of the PPC will take place in the Priests’ House on Monday 9th January at 8.00 p.m.   New members always welcome.

     

    Our Family Mass  Thanks to all who helped prepare for and who took part in the Family Mass on Sunday last, New Year’s Day. Our next Family Mass is at 12 Noon on Sunday 5th February.

     

    Eternal Rest to Celia Carroll late of 6 Honeyview Estate who died during the Christmas period.

     

    Thanks Many thanks to all who helped with the Celebration of Christmas in our Parish: those who got the Church ready, including the Crib, and the Christmas Tree with its decorations; the Choir and the Folk Group; those who distributed the Parish Envelopes; those who donated flowers and the persons that arranged the flowers.

     

    Christmas Priests’ Collection The Priests of the Parish are deeply grateful to those who contributed so generously to the Christmas Priests’ Collection. This collection goes to the Diocese for the support of all the Priests.

     

    World Day of Migrants and Refugees Next Sunday is World Day of Migrants and Refugees. We remember and pray especially for the tens of thousands of children who are unaccompanied migrants.

     

    Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 59th Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage will take place from Tuesday 6th – Sunday 11th June 2017. Information for sick pilgrims: contact John Healy Tel 052-6123791. Booking from 9th January 2017.

     

    Family Carers Ireland Looking for a career in the care sector? Family Carers Ireland are providing the QQ1 Level 5 Healthcare Award in 2017 in your area based on demand. One day topic specific workshops also available. For information contact the training unit Tel 057-9322920.

     

    Health & Vitality Classes will resume in St. Oliver’s Parish Centre on Monday 9th January at 7.30 p.m. For booking Tel 083-3745760.

     

    The Pope’s Intentions for January  –  Christian Unity That all Christians may be faithful to the Lord’s teaching by striving with prayer and fraternal charity to restore ecclesial communion and by collaborating to meet the challenges facing humanity.

     

    Recalling our own Baptism

    While the sacrament of Baptism is celebrated only once, we recall our Baptism daily in many ways.

    On entering and leaving church ( or on entering and leaving our own homes, if we have a holy water font near the door) we who are baptised Christians bless ourselves with holy water. We bring holy water, from the church to our homes and use it to recall our Baptism.

    Each year at Easter we renew our Baptismal promises.  We do the same when we are present at a Baptism.  Children who are being confirmed renew their baptismal promises showing the link between Baptism and Confirmation.

    Let us try to walk always as children of the light, recognising our dignity as sons and daughters of God and members of the Body of Christ.

    We pray for the 55 children who were baptised and welcomed into the Christian Community here in St. Oliver’s during 2016.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – Mary, The Holy Mother of God

    December 22, 2016

    PARISH INFORMATION

    Priest of the Parish: Fr. Michael Hegarty I.C.

    Deacon for the Clonmel Pastoral Area: Rev. Lazarus Gidolf

    In Residence: Fr. James Pollock I.C.

    Sister: Sr. Mary Muckley   Tel: 6125235

    Parish Office: Open Monday – Thursday 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.  Office Closed on Friday

    Tel: 6125679     E Mail stoliver@eircom.net

    Parish Website:www.stoliverspc.org

    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/stoliverspc

    Society of St. Vincent de Paul Helpline 052 – 6123878

    Local Safeguarding Representatives: Margaret Waters 086-8917440 Fiona Stanley 087-9340382

    Bereavement Support: Tel 6125679

     

    Masses for Weekend

    Saturday 7.30 p.m.  Nessa McCarthy (Anniv)

    Sunday   9.00 a.m.  Jimmy Smyth (Anniv) & Timothy Condon (Anniv)   12 Noon Patricia (Tricia) Ryan (Anniv)

     

    Masses for the Epiphany

    Thursday 5th 7.30 p.m. Bridget O’ Brien (1st Anniv)

    Friday      6th  9.00 a.m.                                         12 Noon Eily & Johnny Hogan (Anniv)

     

    EUCHARISTIC ADORATION  No Exposition on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd January.

     

    First Friday Next Friday is the First Friday of the month. Sr. Mary and Fr. Hegarty will bring Holy Communion to the persons who have asked to receive it in their own homes. Please let us know if there is anybody who would like Holy Communion at home.

     

    Confirmation 2017 – Friday 31st March – 10.30 a.m.

    First Holy Communion 2017 – Saturday 13th May – 11.00 a.m. & 2.00 p.m.

     

    Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God and World Day of Peace – Sunday 1st January  At the message of the angel, the Virgin Mary received the Word of God in her heart and in her body, and gave Life to the world. Hence she is acknowledged and honoured as being truly the Mother of God and Mother of the Redeemer (Lumen gentium, 52).

     

    The Epiphany of the Lord – Friday 6th January  The Epiphany is the manifestation of Jesus as Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Saviour of the world. The great feast of Epiphany celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the wise men (magi) from the East, together with his baptism in the Jordan and the wedding feast at Cana in Galilee. In the magi, representatives of the neighbouring pagan religions, the Gospel sees the first-fruits of the nations, who welcome the good news of salvation through the Incarnation.  (CCC, 528)

    Masses: 7.30 p.m. on Thursday 5th January.  9.00 a.m. & 12 Noon on Friday 6th January

     

    For All Who Give You A Face

    For all who give you a face, Lord Jesus, by spreading your love in the world, we praise you.

    For all who give you hands, Lord Jesus, by doing their best toward their brothers, we praise you.

    For all who give you a mouth, Lord Jesus, by defending the weak and the oppressed, we praise you.

    For all who give you eyes, Lord Jesus, by seeing every bit of love in the heart of man, we praise you.

    For all who give you a heart, Lord Jesus, by preferring the poor to the rich, the weak to the strong, we praise you.

    For all who give to your poverty, Lord Jesus, the look of hope for the Kingdom, we praise you.

    For all who reveal you simply by what they are, Lord Jesus, because they reflect your beauty in their lives, we praise you.

    God our Father, you who are the God of a thousand faces, yet whom nothing can reveal completely except the face of the child of Bethlehem, we pray to you:

    Continue in our lives the mystery of Christmas.  Let your Son become flesh in us so that we may be for all people, our brothers and sisters, the revelation of your love.  (Lucien Deiss – Biblical Prayers)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

    December 22, 2016

    PARISH INFORMATION

    Priest of the Parish: Fr. Michael Hegarty I.C.

    Deacon for the Clonmel Pastoral Area: Rev. Lazarus Gidolf

    In Residence: Fr. James Pollock I.C.

    Sister: Sr. Mary Muckley   Tel: 6125235

    Parish Office: Open Monday – Thursday 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.  Office Closed on Friday

    Tel: 6125679     E Mail stoliver@eircom.net

    Parish Website:www.stoliverspc.org

    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/stoliverspc

    Society of St. Vincent de Paul Helpline 052 – 6123878

    Local Safeguarding Representatives: Margaret Waters 086-8917440 Fiona Stanley 087-9340382

    Bereavement Support: Tel 612567

     

    Masses for Weekend

    Saturday 7.30 p.m.  James & Anthony Power(Anniv)

    Sunday   9.00 a.m.  Mary & Tommy Guiry (Anniv)    12 Noon  James Power (Anniv)

     

    EUCHARISTIC ADORATION  No Exposition on Bank Holiday Monday 26th December.

     

    Family Carers Ireland Clonmel Branch will hold a Car Treasure Hunt on Monday 26th December St. Stephen’s Day starting at 2.00 p.m. at   Clonmel Park Hotel. Price per car €20.

     

    January Family Mass Our next Family Mass will be at 12.00 Noon on Sunday next, New Year’s Day.

    On Friday December 30th we will remember all our Families at the 10.00 a.m. Mass. That day is the Feast of the Holy Family.

    We invite more people, adults and children, to get involved in our Family Masses and to encourage others to take part.

     

    Morning Mass St. Oliver’s: Monday – Friday 10.00 a.m.   Saturday 11.30 p.m.

     

    Family Offering Envelopes  The Parish and the Diocese need your support. Twelve and a half per cent of the Ordinary Offerings goes to the Diocese. There are many houses in the Parish not taking envelopes. If there are people who would like to start, or start again, please contact the Parish Office.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Ava O’ Reilly who was baptised last weekend.

     

    Eucharistic Ministers Rota for January – March ’17 is available in the Sacristy in the church.

     

    Collection last weekend

    Envelopes – €586.89     Notes and Coin – €599.11         Thank You

     

    Feast Days during the Season of Christmas 

    St. Stephen – Monday 26th December  St. Stephen the first Christian martyr, was one of those in charge of the poor and needy. He is outstanding for his forgiveness of his enemies.

     

    St. John, Apostle and Evangelist – Tuesday 27th December  St. John, brother of James, son of Zebedee, the disciple whom Jesus loved, is traditionally said to have died in Ephesus. He is considered to be the author of the Fourth Gospel, the Book of Revelation and three Letters. The Letters especially teach us the law of love; John is said in his old age to have preached only one message: love one another.

     

    The Holy Innocents – Wednesday 28th December  ‘The flight into Egypt and the massacre of the Holy Innocents make manifest the opposition of darkness to the light: “He came to his own home, and his own people received him not”. Christ’s whole life was lived under the sign of persecution. His own share it with him. Jesus’ departure from Egypt recalls the exodus and presents him as the definitive liberator of God’s people’.

     

    The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and JosephFriday 30th December  The Holy Family is seen as the model for the human family, the religious community and the Church itself. The celebration of the Incarnation has brought us to see God’s closeness. In the Holy Family we see the ordinariness of the life of Jesus, the simple acceptance by Mary and Joseph of the marvels of God. In the daily life of family and community we can touch the divine, we can come close to God. But we have to learn to live centred on God, with respect and love for each other.

     

     Happy Christmas to All

    And thanks to all who contributed to the life of our Parish during the past year. Please remember all those who are spending Christmas in exile or in prison or in hospital.

     

    Today the Angels

    Today the angels sing in the heavens- sing with them!  Glory to God on high!

    Today the shepherds come to Bethlehem- come with them!  Glory to God on high!

    They find Joseph and Mary and the newborn child- search with them!  Glory to God on high!

    They marvel and give glory to God for all that they have seen and heard- give glory to God!  Glory to God on high!

    They proclaim the word which has been told them concerning the Saviour, Messiah, and Lord- proclaim Jesus with them!  Glory to God on high!

    The Virgin Mary treasures all these things and ponders them in her heart- pray with her!  Glory to God on high!       (Lucien Deiss – Biblical Prayers)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 4th Sunday of Advent

    December 15, 2016

    PARISH INFORMATION

    Priest of the Parish: Fr. Michael Hegarty I.C.

    Deacon for the Clonmel Pastoral Area: Rev. Lazarus Gidolf

    In Residence: Fr. James Pollock I.C.

    Sister: Sr. Mary Muckley   Tel: 6125235

    Parish Office: Open Monday – Thursday 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.  Office Closed on Friday

    Tel: 6125679     E Mail stoliver@eircom.net

    Parish Website:www.stoliverspc.org

    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/stoliverspc

    Society of St. Vincent de Paul Helpline 052 – 6123878

    Local Safeguarding Representatives: Margaret Waters 086-8917440 Fiona Stanley 087-9340382

    Bereavement Support: Tel 6125679

     

    Masses for Weekend

    Saturday 7.30 p.m. Josie & John Maunsell (Anniv)  & Elizabeth & Thomas McCarthy (Anniv)

    Sunday   9.00 a.m. Bridget Gibbons (Anniv)     12 Noon Celia Sweeney (Anniv) & her Father Patrick, Brother Patrick & Sister Rita (Anniv)

     

    Our Parish Eucharistic Adoration takes place each week on Monday from 2.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. (except when Monday is a Church Holiday or a Public Holiday).  No Eucharistic Adoration on December 26th.

     

    Anam Cara will hold its next monthly Parent Evening on Monday 19th December from 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. in Horse & Jockey Hotel.

     

    Irish Blood Transfusion Service will hold a Blood Donor Clinic in Clonmel Park Hotel on Monday 19th December from 5 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.  Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd December from 3 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. Donor Line 1850-731137.

     

    Christmas Penitential Service in Clonmel will take place in the Friary Church on Wednesday 21st December at 7.30 p.m.

     

    Christmas Reflection with facilitators Antoinette Dilworth rsj and Ann O’ Farrell will take place at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford on Wednesday 21st December from 7.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. An opportunity to slow down our hurried pace of life to prepare our minds and hearts to receive the gift of Emmanuel.

     

    Our Family Mass Our next Family Mass will be at 12.00 Noon on New Year’s Day, Sunday January 1st 2017. We invite all our families to come and receive a Blessing to start the New Year well.

     

    On New Year’s Day, we celebrate Mary who gave God to the world. It is also the day when we pray for peace in the world.

     

    Eucharistic Ministers Rota for January – March ’17 is available in the Sacristy in the church.

     

    Offertory Collections

    Thursday 8th December  Envelopes – €204.90  Notes and Coin – €136.10 (Immaculate Conception)                                                    

    Sunday 11th December  Envelopes – €649.08  Notes and Coin – €517.92   Thank You  

     

    Christmas Celebrations in St. Oliver’s Church

    Saturday 24th December (Christmas Eve)  11.30 a.m. Mass.  (Confessions after Mass, in the Day Chapel Sacristy)

     6.00 p.m. Short Service of Blessing of the Crib and Prayer at the Crib for young children. (Children to be accompanied by parents/guardians)

    7.00 p.m. Carol Singing

    7.30 p.m. First Mass of Christmas

    Sunday 25th December (Christmas Day) Masses at 9.00 a.m. and at 12.00 Noon.

     

    An Advent Prayer

    O Wisdom, issuing from the mouth of the Most High, announced by the prophets: Come to teach us the way of salvation, Come, O Lord, come, save your people!

    O Lord, shepherd of the house of Israel who guide your people: Come to redeem us by the strength of your arm, Come, O Lord, come, save your people!

    O Son of David, Standard of people and of kings, you whom the world implores: Come to deliver us, Lord, do not delay, Come, O Lord, come, save your people!

    O Key of David, and sceptre of the house of Israel: you who open so no one can close, you who close so no one can open: Come to free those who wait in the darkness, Come, O Lord, come, save your people!

    O Rising Son, Splendour of eternal light and sun of justice: Come to give light to those who are seated in the shadow of death, Come, O Lord, come, save your people!

    O King of nations, expectation of peoples and cornerstone of the Church: Come to deliver the people that you have created, Come, O Lord, come, save your people!

    O Emmanuel, King and hope of nations and Saviour of all people: Come to free us, Lord, do not delay, Come, O Lord, come, save your people!     (Lucien Deiss – Biblical Prayers)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 3rd Sunday of Advent

    December 8, 2016

    PARISH INFORMATION

    Priest of the Parish: Fr. Michael Hegarty I.C.

    Deacon for the Clonmel Pastoral Area: Rev. Lazarus Gidolf

    In Residence: Fr. James Pollock I.C.

    Sister: Sr. Mary Muckley   Tel: 6125235

    Parish Office: Open Monday – Thursday 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.   Office Closed on Friday

    Tel: 6125679     E Mail stoliver@eircom.net

    Parish Website:www.stoliverspc.org

    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/stoliverspc

    Society of St. Vincent de Paul Helpline 052 – 6123878

    Local Safeguarding Representatives: Margaret Waters 086-8917440 Fiona Stanley 087-9340382

    Bereavement Support: Tel 6125679

     

    Masses for Weekend

    Saturday 7.30 p.m. Kit Pollard  (Anniv)

    Sunday   9.00 a.m. Nora & Danny Dawson  (Anniv)    12 Noon David Ryan  (Birthday Rem)

     

    Candlelit Christmas Concert Belle Voci Choir under the direction of Eamon O’ Malley and guests are holding a Candlelit Christmas Concert on Thursday December 15th at 8.00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Ferryhouse.  Admission free. Donations gratefully accepted in aid of Dolphin Swimming Club. Come along and enjoy this festive night of singing.

     

    Carol Service The Rector and parishioners of Old St. Mary’s, Clonmel invite you to their Carol Service on Friday 16th December at 7.30 p.m.

     

    Youth 2000 Christmas Retreat Youth 2000 invites all young adults between 16 – 35 to a Catholic Weekend Retreat taking place from Friday 16th – Sunday 18th December at Newbridge College, Co Kildare. This will be an exciting weekend attracting over 600 young people from all over the country. Booking is essential.   For more information or to book your place see www.youth2000.ie, Youth 2000 Ireland Facebook page or Tel 01-6753690.

     

    Christmas at Clonacody featuring Derek Ryan and friends on Friday 16th and Sunday 18th December at 8.00 p.m. Contact Helen or Michael Tel 087-1689167.

     

    Advent Scripture Reflective Prayer takes place on Tuesday evenings at 7.30 p.m. You are most welcome to come along to 21 Heywood Heights. If you would like further information contact Sr. Mary at 6125235.

     

    Christmas Reflection with facilitators Antoinette Dilworth rsj and Ann O’ Farrell. will take place at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford on Wednesday 21st December from 7.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. An opportunity to slow down our hurried pace of life to prepare our minds and hearts to receive the gift of Emmanuel.

     

    Christmas Penitential Service in Clonmel will take place in the Friary Church on Wednesday 21st December at 7.30 p.m.

     

    Our Family Mass Our next Family Mass will be at 12.00 Noon on New Year’s Day Sunday January 1st 2017. We invite all our families to come and receive a Blessing to start the New Year well.

     

    St. Vincent de Paul Annual Christmas Collection will be held this Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th December after all the Masses. We appeal for your support to continue our work in the parish and we wish to thank you for your generosity in the past.

     

    Safeguarding our Children  Our local Safeguarding Representatives recently attended a study day on the Policy and Standards for the Church in Ireland regarding Safeguarding. In this parish we regard the safeguarding of children as paramount, and invite parents/guardians of children to be vigilant and to report any safeguarding concerns.

     

    Family Blessings  Deacon Lazarus Gidolf is available to visit homes and bless families this Advent. Arrangements can be made on the Parish Website or the Parish Facebook page. Requests for the   blessings can also be made through St. Oliver’s Parish Office.

     

    Family Offering Envelopes are being distributed to the houses in the Parish. The Parish depends for its income on these offerings. We thank you for your support and generosity. If anybody has not received envelopes please contact the Parish Office Tel 6125679.

     

    Collection last weekend

    Envelopes – €565.22    Notes and Coin – €523.78       Thank You

     

    An Advent Prayer

    Lord Jesus, you who wait at the gates, you who are so near to us, we pray to you:

    Lock deep in our hearts the treasure of patience until the day of your coming, Lord.

    As the labourer waits patiently for the precious fruit of the ground, let us likewise wait, in the peace of hope, for the time of the eternal harvest.

    (Lucien Deiss – Biblical Prayers)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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