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

     

    PARISH INFORMATION

    Priests of the Parish:  Fr. Michael Hegarty I.C. Fr. James Pollock I.C.

    Tel:  6125679 Fax: 6128071 E Mail stoliver@eircom.net

    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

     

    Masses for Weekend

    Saturday 7.30 p.m. Frank Cahill (Anniv)

    Sunday 9.00 a.m. Shirley Dalton (Anniv)

                              & Gerard Dalton (1st Anniv)

                 11.00 a.m. Confirmation

     

    Time for Reflection  Looking to do a little extra something this Lent? Why not join us on Thursday nights at 7.30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Pastoral Centre, Irishtown, for a period of quiet reflection on the Lenten Sunday Readings with Sr. Angela Ryan (Presentations Sisters).

     

    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.

    If there are other persons who would like to receive Communion at home on the First Friday (or at any other convenient day), please inform us and we will call to you and make arrangements.

     

     “Do This in Memory”  Our final Parish Preparation Mass for First Communion children and their parents/guardians takes place next Saturday 5th April at 7.30 p.m. We hope to see you all present.

     

    Please support Trócaire’s Lenten Campaign 2014 by contributing to your Family Fast Box during Lent. Boxes are available at the church entrances. Pope Francis said, “Everything that is shared is multiplied, only when we are able to share do we become truly rich”.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Millie Rose Casey McArdle and Aaron Richard Harry Byrne who were baptised last weekend.

     

    A Meeting of Eucharistic Ministers  will take place in the Parish Centre on Monday 31st March at 8.00 p.m. Everybody’s presence would be much appreciated please.

     

    Anam Cara Bereavement Event  will take place at Spafield Family Resource Centre, Cashel on Monday 31st March from 7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.  Guest speaker is Brid Carroll and the topic is “Coping with loss when a child dies”. Please note this event is open to all bereaved parents, regardless of the age of their child or the circumstances of their death. Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers and would appreciate if you could RSVP to info@anamcara.ie or tel 01-4045378.

     

    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 1st April at 8.00 p.m. Contact: Gemma 087-9129263 or Sandra 087-1419365.

     

    Table Quiz in aid of the ongoing restoration and maintenance of St. Mary’s church organ will take place on Thursday 3rd April at 9.00 p.m. in Carey’s Bar, Irishtown. Dick McSharry is in the Quiz Master’s seat. €20 per table of 4 with lots of raffle prizes. All are welcome.

     

    St. Vincent de Paul Monthly Collection will take place after all Masses next weekend Saturday 5th and 6th April.

     

    Lenten Scripture Reflection/Prayer  continues every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m.  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.

     

    Collection last weekend

    Envelopes – €424.97       Notes and Coin – €387.03                Thank You

     

    Our New Parish Centre

    Target:  €130,000.00                 Donated so far:  €84, 243.14

    Thanks for all your generosity

     

    Confirmation Day in our Parish

    We remember the boys and girls who will receive the Sacramant of Confirmation and all those who helped them to prepare for this day.

    We pray for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit:

    “All powerful God, Father

    of our Lord Jesus Christ,

    by water and the Holy Spirit

    you freed your sons and daughters

    from sin and gave them new life.

    Send your Holy Spirit upon them

    to be their helper and guide.

    Give them the spirit of wisdom

    and understanding.

    The spirit of right judgement and courage,

    the spirit of knowledge and reverence.

    Fill them with the spirit of wonder

    and awe in your presence.

    We ask this through Christ our Lord”           

    (From the Rite of Confirmation)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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

     

    PARISH INFORMATION

    Priests of the Parish:  Fr. Michael Hegarty I.C. Fr. James Pollock I.C.

    Tel:  6125679 Fax: 6128071 E Mail stoliver@eircom.net

    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

     

    Masses for Weekend

    Saturday  7.30 p.m.     Tommy Rossiter  (Anniv)

    Sunday     9.00 a.m.     Margaret & Parrick O’ Sullivan  (Anniv)

                                         David & Ellen Clancy  (Anniv)

                        12 Noon     Patricia O’ Donnell  (Anniv)

     

     Sacrament of Confirmation  Fr. Willie Ryan P.P. Dungarvan, will be with us next Sunday 30th March to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation.  The Confirmation Mass will be at 11.00 a.m., hence there will be no 12.00 noon Mass next Sunday. Masses as usual on Saturday at 7.30 p.m. and on Sunday at 9.00 a.m. Please remember in your prayers all those receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation and their families, and also their teachers.

     

    Please support Trócaire’s Lenten Campaign 2014 by contributing to your Family Fast Box during Lent. Boxes are available at the church entrances. Pope Francis said, “Everything that is shared is multiplied, only when we are able to share do we become truly rich”.

     

    Eternal Rest to Brenda Leavy R.I.P., Elm Park and Kilsheelan who died recently and to Daniel Conroy R.I.P. late of 10 Auburn Square, and Shane Dillon R.I. P. late of 13 Bianconi Drive who died during the week.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Annie Nuala McGrath, Amelia Kathleen Wall, Tadhg Christopher O’ Donnell who were baptised last weekend.

     

    Collections last weekend

    Sunday 16th March  Envelopes  –  €683.80    Notes and Coin – €559.20

    Monday 17th March  Envelopes  –  €329.60   Notes and Coin – €360.40

    Thank You

     

    Praying the Psalms with Fr. Michael Mullins DD will take place on Tuesday 25th March at 7.30 p.m. at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford. Fr. Mullins will help us to reflect on how we pray the Psalms, by exploring their richness in text.

     

    Caring for the Carer will take place at Glencomeragh House, Kilsheelan on Wednesday 26th March from 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. This is a gentle day of empowering, self-care that will focus on you, and your needs as a care provider. Presenter: Dee Hennessy, BD. Cost €50 – booking deposit €20. Booking: Contact the Secretary at 052-6133181 between 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. Monday to Friday or email: info@glencomeragh.ie

     

    A Meeting of Eucharistic Ministers will take place in the Parish Centre on Monday 31st March at 7.30 p.m. Everybody’s presence would be much appreciated please.

     

    Anam Cara Bereavement Event will take place at Spafield Family Resource Centre, Cashel on Monday 31st March from 7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.  Guest speaker is Brid Carroll and the topic is “Coping with loss when a child dies”. Please note this event is open to all bereaved parents, regardless of the age of their child or the circumstances of their death. Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers and would appreciate if you could RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Friday 28th March or tel 01-4045378.

     

    Lenten Scripture Reflection/Prayer continues every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m.  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.

     

    Our New Parish Centre

    Target:   €130,000.00       Donated so far: €83, 477.97

    Thanks for all your generosity

     

    ‘The Woman at the Well’

    Any storyteller would wish to have been the author of this story; it is one of the best-loved passages in the New Testament. The way in which the woman is led from incomprehension to drawing awareness at a deeper level is splendid. The setting and the imagery (well and water) hold the story together and lead the reader, along with the Samaritan woman, to that deeper level.

    The image in the second part is bread. These two images then – bread and water – hold the entire scene together. Bread and water are simple realities in themselves, but how essential! Hunger and thirst are able to command our full attention.  Every reader of the story soon realises that Jesus is speaking of a deeper hunger and thirst. The emptiness of the heart is an even more painful condition than physical hunger.    

    (Donagh O’ Shea OP)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 2nd Sunday of Lent

    PARISH INFORMATION

    Priests of the Parish:  Fr. Michael Hegarty I.C. Fr. James Pollock I.C.

    Tel:  6125679 Fax: 6128071 E Mail stoliver@eircom.net

    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

     

    Masses for Weekend

    Saturday 7.30 p.m. Peggy O’ Mahony (Anniv)

    Sunday  9.00 a.m. Teresa Maunsell (Anniv)

                     12 Noon Kitty O’ Donnell (Anniv)

    Masses for St. Patrick’s Day

    Monday 9.00 a.m. Margaret (Peggy) English (Anniv)

                                    John & Mary English (Anniv)

                12 Noon John & Kitty Greene & Family (Anniv)

     

    Confirmation 2014  The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated here on Sunday 30th March during 11.00 a.m. Mass.  The young people to be confirmed were in Church for the Service of Light on Tuesday evening. Let us continue to support them with our prayers.

     

    Please support Trócaire’s Lenten Campaign 2014 by contributing to your Family Fast Box during Lent. Boxes are available at the church entrances. Pope Francis said, “Everything that is shared is multiplied, only when we are able to share do we become truly rich”.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community  Amelia Grace Humphries, Noah Raymond Breen, Muire Poppy Mansell and Alex James McLean who were baptised last weekend.

     

    Collection last weekend

    Envelopes  –   €790.03        Notes and Coin  –   €467.97      Thank You

     

    Lenten Scripture Reflection/Prayer  takes place every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m., and continues 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.

     

    Praying the Psalms  with Fr. Michael Mullins DD will take place over two nights, Tuesday 18th March and Tuesday 25th March at 7.30 p.m. at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford. Fr. Mullins will help us to reflect on how we pray the Psalms, by exploring their richness in text.

     

    Caring for the Carer  will take place at Glencomeragh House, Kilsheelan on Wednesday 26th March from 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. This is a gentle day of empowering, self-care that will focus on you, and your needs as a care provider. Presenter: Dee Hennessy, BD. Cost €50 – booking deposit €20. Booking: Contact the Secretary at 052-6133181 between 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. Monday to Friday or email: info@glencomeragh.ie

     

    Our New Parish Centre

    Target: €130,000.00             Donated so far:  €82, 477.97

    Thanks for all your generosity.

     

    St. Patrick’s Day – Monday 17th March 

    St. Patrick’s mission was not immediately greatly successful but eventually he would make a tremendous number of converts. Two writings survive: the letter to Coroticus, a protest to the soldiers of a British prince who had killed some converts and sold others as slaves, and his Confession, written near the end of his life, showing him as one living by the faith he preached and allowing Christ to direct his whole life. He died in 491, though again other dates have been suggested, 480 or as early as 461.

     

    A Reflection for Lent

    “In imitation of our Master, we Christians are called to confront the poverty of our brothers and sisters, to touch it, to make it our own and to take practical steps to alleviate it. Destitution is not the same as poverty: destitution is poverty without faith, without support, without hope. There are three types of destitution: material, moral and spiritual.  Material destitution is what is normally called poverty, and affects those living in conditions opposed to human dignity: those who lack basic rights and needs such as food, water, hygiene, work and the opportunity to develop and grow culturally.

    In response to this destitution, the Church offers her help, her diakonia, in meeting these needs and binding these wounds which disfigure the face of humanity. In the poor and outcast we see Christ’s face; by loving and helping the poor, we love and serve Christ. Our efforts are also directed to ending violations of human dignity, discrimination and abuse in the world, for these are so often the cause of destitution. When power, luxury and money become idols, they take priority over the need for a fair distribution of wealth. Our consciences thus need to be converted to justice, equality, simplicity and sharing”.              (Pope Francis: Message for Lent 2014)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 1st Sunday of Lent

    PARISH INFORMATION

    Priests of the Parish:  Fr. Michael Hegarty I.C. Fr. James Pollock I.C.

    Tel:  6125679 Fax: 6128071 E Mail stoliver@eircom.net

    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

    Masses for Weekend

    Saturday  7.30 p.m. Joe Cremmins (Anniv)

    Sunday     9.00 a.m. Nellie Ryan(Anniv)  12 Noon Mick & Jane Carroll (Anniv)

    Parish Pastoral Council  A meeting of the PPC will be held on Monday 10th March at 8.00 p.m. New members always welcome.

    Service of Light  for the girls and boys who are making Confirmation on 30th March will take place next Tuesday 11th March at 8.00 p.m. We will keep them in our prayers as they prepare for Confirmation.

    Reconciliation Service  for our First Communicants will take place in St. Oliver’s Church next Thursday 13th March at 8.00 p.m. We look forward to seeing them here with their parents/guardians and teachers.

    Lenten Scripture Reflection/Prayer  takes place every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m., and continues 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.

    The Parents Council of the Presentation Secondary School are holding a Church Gate Collection on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th March.

    Praying the Psalms  with Fr. Michael Mullins DD will take place over two nights, Tuesday 18th March and Tuesday 25th March at 7.30 p.m. at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford. Fr. Mullins will help us to reflect on how we pray the Psalms, by exploring their richness.

    Caring for the Carer  will take place at Glencomeragh House, Kilsheelan on Wednesday 26th March from 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. This is a gentle day of empowering, self-care that will focus on you, and your needs as a care provider. Presenter: Dee Hennessy, BD. Cost €50 – booking deposit €20. Booking: Contact the Secretary at 052-6133181 between 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. Monday to Friday or email: info@glencomeragh.ie

    Open Public Meeting  on Cutbacks to Tipperary Ambulance Services will take place on Monday 10th March at 7.30 p.m. at the Girls National School, Old Road, Cashel.

    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.

    Welcome into our Christian Community  Hanna Jagoda Gruszczynska who was baptised last weekend.

    Collection last weekend

    Envelopes – €680.80     Notes and Coin – €453.20  Thank You

    Our New Parish Centre

    Target:  €130,000.00    Donated so far:  €82, 477.97. Thanks for all your generosity

    The Pope’s Intentions for March

    Universal:  That all cultures may respect the rights and dignity of women.

    For Evangelisation:  That many young people may accept the Lord’s invitation to consecrate their lives to proclaiming the Gospel.

    Lent

    Forms of Friday Penance

    The following are suggested as ways of fulfilling Friday penance:

    – Abstaining from meat or some other food;

    – Abstaining from alcoholic drink or smoking;

    – Making a special effort at involvement in family prayer;

    – Making a special effort to participate in Mass on Fridays;

    – Visiting the Blessed Sacrament;

    – Making the Stations of the Cross;

    – Fasting from all food for a longer period than usual and perhaps giving   what is saved to the needy;

    – Helping the poor, sick, old or lonely.

    From the statement on Friday Penance issued by the Bishops’ Conference, 2011

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