Priests of the Parish: Fr. Michael Hegarty I.C. Fr. James Pollock I.C.
Tel: 6125679 Fax: 6128071 E Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Sister: Sr. Mary Muckley Tel: 6125235
Parish Office: Open Monday – Friday 9.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Parish Website: www.stoliverspc.org
Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/stoliverspc
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Helpline 086-0412328 or 6123878
Local Safeguarding Representatives: Margaret Waters 086-8917440 Fiona Stanley 087-9340382
Bereavement Support: Tel 6125679
Lent is Approaching Next Wednesday 5th March is Ash Wednesday the beginning of the Season of Lent. We are encouraged to do something special for Lent. Perhaps we might be able to attend daily Mass on some weekdays, particularly on Fridays. (Stations of the Cross after morning Mass on Fridays).
Here in St. Oliver’s, Ashes will be blessed and distributed at the 10.00 a.m. Mass on Wednesday. There will be Mass again on Wednesday evening at 7.30 p.m. at which the blessed Ashes will be distributed.
Each week-day of Lent (except Sundays) there will be two Masses 10.00 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. Morning Mass on Saturdays at 11.30 a.m.
Trócaire Boxes are available today near the Church doors.
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.
St. Vincent de Paul Monthly Collection will take place after all Masses this weekend Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd March.
Parish Pastoral Council A meeting of the PPC will be held on Monday 3rd March at 8.00 p.m. New members always welcome.
Eternal Rest to Mary Grace R.I.P late of 43 Highfield Grove and to Kathleen Sweeney R.I.P. late of 124 Elm Park who died recently.
Welcome into our Christian Community Ava Aileen Condon who was baptised last weekend.
Collection last weekend
Envelopes – €535.30 Notes and Coin – €447.70
Do Something Special this Lent! Many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the duration of Lent. Take this opportunity to help someone you know with an alcohol or drug problem by offering up your sacrifice as a prayer for their freedom and well-being. Take the Short-Term pledge and make a difference to someone’s life! For more information visit www.pioneerassociation.ie or contact Raymond O’ Connor Tel 01– 8749464.
Lenten Scripture Reflection/Prayer We begin on Tuesday, 4th March at 7.30 p.m., and continue each Tuesday for 6 weeks. This is a time of quiet reflection and prayer, so please feel free to come along and experience it for yourself. You are MOST welcome. Just “come and see”. Venue: 21, Heywood Heights. If you would like further information, contact Sr. Mary at 6125235.
Stroke Support Group Meeting for encouragement, support and advice for stroke survivors, family members and carers will take place at St. Oliver’s Parish Centre this Tuesday evening 4th March at 8.00 p.m. Contact: Gemma 087-9129263 or Sandra 087-1419365.
World Day of Prayer Ecumenical Service Over 3 million people in Ireland and worldwide will take part in the annual World Day of Prayer Ecumenical Service on Friday 7th March. This years’ service has been prepared by Christian women in Egypt. The Clonmel service will take place in the Friary at 7.30 p.m. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served afterwards.
Formation Training for New Ministers (Word and Eucharist) will be offered at St. Oliver’s Parish Centre on: Tuesday 4th March – Ministers of the Eucharist Tuesday 11th March – Ministers of the Word (Readers) We look forward to having some new volunteers.
Pope Francis’s Prayer to Our Lady Untier of Knots Holy Mary, full of God’s presence during the days of your life, you accepted with full humility the Father’s will, and the Devil was never capable to tie you around with his confusion.
Once with your son you interceded for our difficulties, and, full of kindness and patience you gave us example of how to untie the knots of our life. And by remaining forever Our Mother, you put in order, and make more clear the ties that link us to the Lord.
Holy Mother, Mother of God, and our Mother, to you, who untie with motherly heart the knots of our life, we pray to you to receive in your hands (the name of person), and to free him/her of the knots and confusion with which our enemy attacks.
Through your grace, your intercession, and your example, deliver us from all evil, Our Lady, and untie the knots that prevent us from being united with God, so that we, free from sin and error, may find Him in all things, may have our hearts placed in Him, and may serve Him always in our brothers and sisters. Amen.