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

    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. Davy Kearns (Anniv)

    Sunday  9.00 a.m. Mary & George Goodman (Anniv)

                   12 Noon Molly Askins (Anniv)

     

    First Friday  Next Friday is the First Friday of the month. Sr. Mary an Fr. Hegarty will bring Holy Communion to the persons who have asked to receive it in their own homes.

     

    Visiting the Sick  Up to now the list of patients in STGH has been available to priests at Reception, in the Hospital. This is no longer the case. If you have relatives or friends in Hospital, please contact the Parish Office or Fr. Hegarty or Sr. Mary.

     

    Diocese of Waterford and Lismore The Permanent Diaconate Could you bring your gifts of faith, hope and love to the service of God as a Deacon? The Christian Community in the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore needs men of faith, vision and experience to build and serve tomorrow’s Church. Enquiries: Fr. Pat Fitzgerald, Parochial House, Lisduggan, Waterford Tel 051 – 372257 Email:pat7fitz3@eircom.net

     

    St. Vincent de Paul Monthly Collection will take place after all Masses this weekend Saturday 31st May and Sunday 1st June.

     

    Saint Pio Prayer Group Monday 2nd June in St. Mary’s Church, Irishtown, Clonmel. Rosary and prayers at 6.30 p.m. Mass at 7.00 p.m. for petitions placed in the basket on the altar. All are welcome.

     

    Annual Novena in Honour of St. Anthony of Padua will take place at the Franciscan Church, Clonmel from Wednesday 4th June to Thursday 12th June. Preacher: Fr. Feargus McEveney, O.F.M.  Time of Masses and Novena Prayers: Weekdays 10.00 a.m. & 7.30 p.m. Saturday 10.00 a.m. & 7.00 p.m. Sunday 11.30 a.m.   Friday 6th June: Special Prayers and Blessing of the Sick at 5.00 p.m.   Friday 13th June: Feast of St. Anthony of Padua. Mass & Blessing of Lilies at 10.00 a.m. & 7.30 p.m. Blessing of Children at 4.00 p.m.

     

    New Volunteers Needed!  Clonmel Citizens Information Centre, Market Place, Clonmel is now looking for new volunteers to help with giving out information on rights and entitlements to the public. We need people who are available for one full day or two half days per week. Full training will be given. Please contact the centre for an application form. Completed forms should be returned by Thursday 5th June. Further details from Dave Burke Tel 0761 076 460.

     

    2nd Annual 6K Family Fun Walk  in aid of the Parish Centre will take place on Friday 27th June at 6.30 p.m. Sponsor Cards are available at the Parish Office or from Jimmy Moloney. Donations can also be handed into the Parish Office.

     

    Tipp FM  have plans to do a programme about our Parish. More details later.

     

    Collection last weekend

    Envelopes  –  €597.00    Notes and Coin  –   €471.00           Thank You

     

    Exams

    We remember in our prayers all those doing Exams this month,

    Here is one Prayer before Exams:

    Oh great St. Joseph of Cupertino, who by thy prayers obtained from God

    to be asked at your examination the only question which you knew,

    pray that I, like you may succeed in the examination which lies before me.

    In return I promise to make you known, and cause you to be loved.  Amen.

     

    The Ascension

    Jesus Christ

    Lord glorified on high

    look with love upon

    your brothers and sisters on earth.

     

    Your ascension is the hope

    of our future glory,

    and your presence near your Father

    announces our own entrance

    into the eternal dwelling.

     

    We pray to you:

    Let the desire for heavenly realities

    not make us neglect our work on earth.

     

    Let our hope for the future

    inspire in us a respect for the present moment.

     

    Let your ascension into heaven move us

    to make your glory dwell on earth.

     

    Thus we will be witnesses to your presence

    among our brothers and sisters

    until the end of time.

    (Lucien Deiss )

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 6th Sunday of Easter

    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. J.J. Slevin (Anniv)

    Sunday    9.00 a.m. Brendan Dunne (Anniv)

                     12 Noon Cathy Harris (Anniv)

     

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

    This is an opportunity for us to pray for the needs of the Church, the needs of the world and our own particular needs. “Can you not spend one hour (or even half an hour) with me?”  “Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, reserved in the tabernacle or at Exposition, is a inexhaustible source of holiness. It fosters our faith in the Real Presence, and deepens our communion with Christ”     

    (The Eucharist: A Pocket Catechism, page 41)

     

    First Holy Communion  Congratulations to the girls and boys who made their First Holy Communion here in St. Oliver’s last weekend. Thanks to all who helped them to prepare for this great day in their lives.  Parents please bring them to Mass as often as possible.

     

    Eternal Rest  to Christina O’ Sullivan R.I.P. late of 8 Ard Fatima, and to Kitty Lyons R.I.P. late of 34 Ard Fatima who died during the week.

     

    2nd Annual 6K Family Fun Walk  in aid of the Parish Centre will take place on Friday 27th June at 6.30 p.m. Sponsor Cards are available at the Parish Office or from Jimmy Moloney. Donations can also be handed into the Parish Office.

     

    St. Vincent de Paul Monthly Collection  will take place after all Masses  next weekend Saturday 31st May and Sunday 1st June.

     

    Irish Blood Transfusion Service  would like to thank 475 Donors who attended their Blood Donor Clinic in Clonmel recently. Donors, together with the families, friends and neighbours that support them, make up a community that brings life and hope to hospital patients every day.

     

    The Annual Diocesan May Rosary Procession  will take place this Sunday 25th May leaving Ballybricken Green at 3.00 p.m. and proceeding to the Dominican Church for the crowning of our Lady. All are welcome especially those Children who have received their First Holy Communion, also all clubs, schools, groups, organisations, etc are invited to take part in this event. More details tel 086-3100581.

     

    Summer Concert  Belle Voci and Guests will hold a concert on Thursday 29th May at 8.00 p.m. in Old St. Mary’s Church. Tickets €12 available from Premier Music, O’ Connell Street and at the door on the night.

     

    Annual Novena in Honour of St. Anthony of Padua  will take place at the Franciscan Church, Clonmel from Wednesday 4th June to Thursday 12th June. Preacher: Fr. Feargus McEveney, O.F.M.

    Time of Masses and Novena Prayers:  Weekdays 10.00 a.m. & 7.30 p.m. Saturday 10.00 a.m. & 7.00 p.m. Sunday 11.30 a.m.   Friday 6th June: Special Prayers and Blessing of the Sick at 5.00 p.m.  Friday 13th June: Feast of St. Anthony of Padua. Mass & Blessing of Lilies at 10.00 a.m. & 7.30 p.m. Blessing of Children at 4.00 p.m.

     

    Collection last weekend

    Envelopes – €543.35   Notes and Coin – €503.65                  Thank You

     

    Our New Parish Centre

    Target: €130,000.00     Donated so far: €85,124.88

    Thanks for all your generosity

     

     The Hope that is in Us

    (cf. 2nd Reading today)

    God our Father, you wish us

    always to be ready to answer

    anyone who asks the reason

    for the hope that is in us.

    We pray to you:

    Place in us your Holy Spirit,

    the Spirit of truth and love.

    Help us to bear withness to your truth

    with the purest charity,

    so that our truth may always be charitable,

    full of respect for those who do not believe.

    Help us also to bear witness to your love

    with a shining truth,

    so that our love may always be true,

    full of patience for those who do not love you.

    Then we will be witnesses of your Son Jesus,

    in whom love and truth dwell together.

    (Lucien Deiss )

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 5th Sunday of Easter

    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. John & Ellen Cremmins (Anniv)

    Sunday   9.00 a.m. Michael & Elizabeth O’ Halloran (Anniv)

                    12 Noon Joe Bowes (Anniv)

     

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

     

    SOS in partnership with the South East Traveller Health Unit and the South Tipperary Action Network will host a Wellness Workshop on Monday 19th May in St. Luke’s Hospital, Western Road, Clonmel. This is a full day workshop running from 9.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. with lunch included. If you or anyone you know would like to attend please contact Jacqui on 1890 577577 to book your free place. Places are still available.

     

    Exercise and Mobility Classes  for older Adults, including exercises for all will commence on Monday 19th May after 10.00 a.m. Mass in St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Irishtown. Nominal fee €5. Benefits include: maintaining functionality, to improve balance to avoid falls, management of arthritis, improved quality of sleep, improved circulation and fun. Contact John Cooke tel 086-8813577.

     

    The Annual Diocesan May Rosary Procession will take place on Sunday 25th May leaving Ballybricken Green at 3.00 p.m. and proceeding to the Dominican Church for the crowning of our Lady. All are welcome especially those Children who have received their First Holy Communion, also all clubs, schools, groups, organisations, etc are invited to take part in this event. More details tel 086-3100581.

     

    Summer Concert Belle Voci and Guests will hold a concert on Thursday 29th May at 8.00 p.m. in Old St. Mary’s Church. Tickets €12 available from Premier Music, O’ Connell Street and at the door on the night.

     

    Good Reading  Please feel free to take away any unsold copies of the Irish Catholic or of other pamphlets, prayer cards and booklets available in the Church.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Finn Darragh O’ Shea who was baptised last weekend.

     

    Family Support Groups  Supporting Family Members Coping with Drug Use. For further information see Church Noticeboard or for Clonmel and Catchment Area Family Support Group contact: (052) 6189381 or 086 – 8557212.

     

    Senior Help Line  Ireland’s only confidential listening service for older people provided by older volunteers is open 365 days of the year. The help line is open every day from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. So don’t be alone. We are there. Phone Senior Help Line LoCall 1850 440 444, (no call costing more than 30 cent).

     

    Collection last weekend

    Envelopes – €592.23    Notes and Coin –  €508.77                 Thank You

     

    Proclaiming the Resurrection

    Jesus Christ, risen Lord, have mercy on us!

    Help us, O risen Lord,

    to proclaim your Resurrection

    by bringing good news to the poor,

    and healing the hearts that are broken.

    Help us, O risen Lord,

    to proclaim your Resurrection,

    by feeding those who are hungry

    and clothing those who are naked.

    Help us, O risen Lord,

    to proclaim your Resurrection,

    by releasing the captives of injustice,

    and all those who are imprisoned by their sins.

    Help us, O risen Lord,

    to proclaim your Resurrection,

    by welcoming the strangers

    and visiting those in loneliness.

    Help us, O risen Lord,

    to proclaim your Resurrection,

    by bringing your peace to those who are in trouble,

    and your joy to those who are in sorrow.

    God our Father, who raised your Son from the dead,

    help us to understand, we beg you,

    that we will conquer our own death

    and rise with Jesus today when we live in brotherly love.

    We ask you this grace through Jesus Christ,

    who died for our sins and rose for our life.

    (Lucien Deiss, Biblical Prayers)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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

    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. Thomas O’ Sullivan (Anniv)

    Sunday  9.00 a.m. Margaret Tyrrell (Anniv)

                12 Noon Leon Quinn & Elizabeth Greene (Anniv)

     

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

     

     Our Parish Celebration of First Holy Communion  will take place on Saturday next 17th May in St. Oliver’s Church at 11.00 a.m.

     

    Parish Accounts for 2013  Copies of the Income and Expenditure Account for 2013 are available at the Church doors. Please take these and perhaps pass them on to anybody interested.

     

    Thanks  to all who helped at the Clonmel Vintage and Classic Car Show. People from the parish sold Tickets, organised the Programme, helped with Traffic Control and helped all day in the Restaurant. The Parish will benefit. Many Thanks!

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community  Eva Audrey Norris who was baptised last weekend.

     

    Irish Blood Transfusion Service  will hold a Blood Donor Clinic in the Clonmel Park Hotel on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th May from 3.30 p.m. – 7.00 p.m. and Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th May from 5.00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Donor Line 1850-731137.  Please come along and donate blood to help cope with the increasing  demand from hospitals and patients in the region.

     

    Parish Pastoral Council  A meeting of the PPC will be held on Monday 12th May at 8.00 p.m. New members always welcome.

     

    Meeting  with the group to organise the Family Fun Walk will take place in the Parish Centre on Wednesday 14th May at 7.00 p.m.

     

     SOS in partnership with the South East Traveller Health Unit and the South Tipperary Action Network  will host a Wellness Workshop on Monday 19th May in St. Luke’s Hospital, Western Road, Clonmel. This is a full day workshop running from 9.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. with lunch included. If you or anyone you know would like to attend please contact Jacqui on 1890 577577 to book your free place.

     

    Summer Concert  Belle Voci and Guests will hold a concert on Thursday 29th May at 8.00 p.m. in Old St. Mary’s Church. Tickets €12 available from Premier Music, O’ Connell Street and at the door on the night.

     

    A Reminder  The Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place this year from 6th – 11th June, and there are still places for pilgrims and also for those who wish to travel as staff. It is always a very worthwhile and rewarding experience, and we would invite anyone who is interested in joining us to contact the Lourdes Office in Waterford City Tel 051- 878900, or in the Clonmel area John Healy Tel 052-6123791

     

    Collection last weekend

    Envelopes  –  €721.31     Notes and Coin  – €441.69              Thank You

     

    Our New Parish Centre

    Target:   €130,000.00  Donated so far:  €85,124.88

    Thanks for all your generosity.

     

    Day of Prayer for Vocations

    Prayer for Vocations

    God, our Father, 

    Thank you for your son, Jesus, our Good Shepherd,

    who leads us to fullness of life.

     By our baptism, we are called by name

    to continue the mission of Jesus.

     Give us the grace to listen with an open heart

    to the voice of Jesus and to respond generosity

    with a joyful spirit.

     Strengthen the men and women you called to serve,

    through marriage, the single life, the diaconate,

    priesthood, and consecrated life.

     Guide all who are discerning their Christian vocation.

     In gratitude we offer this prayer through Jesus

    and the Holy Spirit, united with you forever.  Amen.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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

    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. Seamus & Della O’ Dwyer (Anniv)

    Sunday  9.00 a.m.

                 12 Noon Joan Williams (Anniv)

     

    EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

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

     

    Parish Accounts  A statement of Income and Expenditure for 2013 is available today with the Parish Newsletter.

     

    Legion of Mary  Our thanks to the Members of the Legion of Mary who visited the Parish last week. For those interested in a follow-up to the visitation there will be a Meeting in St. Oliver’s (in the Parish House) on Monday evening at 7.30 p.m.

     

    Eternal Rest  to Martin Doyle R.I.P. late of 21 Heywood Close, and to May Brady R.I.P. late of 56 Ard Fatima who died during the week and whose Funeral Masses were in St. Oliver’s Church.

     

    Homeshare, Family based Respite Scheme  The Brothers of Charity Services are seeking Carers to provide short breaks to children with intellectual disabilities, involving them in everyday activity in your home whilst giving families a break. If you are interested, contact Children’s Homeshare Co-ordinator, The Brothers of Charity Services South East, Child & Family Centre, 2 Jervis Place, Parnell St, Clonmel. Tel 052-6124499 or email:childrenshomeshare@tipperary.brothersofcharity.ie

     

    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 6th May at 8.00 p.m.  Contact: Gemma 087-9129263 or Sandra 087-1419365.

     

    Informal Information Morning  will take place in Clonmel Library on Friday 9th May from 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. See poster in the Church.

     

    A Special Concert to raise funds for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Unit at Ardfinnan National School and Cherry Blossom ASD Pre-School at St. Mary’s C.B.S. Irishtown will take place on Friday 9th May at 8.00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church Irishtown. The 40 strong Clonmel Concert Band, conducted by Danny Carroll will be joined by St. Mary’s Church Choir with special guest, bass-baritone, Derek Ryan. Tickets €10 available from Marian’s, O’ Connell Street and at the door on the night.

     

    Something to Sing About  will appear in Concert in aid of Make a Wish Ireland at Cahir House Hotel on Saturday 10th May at 8.00 p.m. Tickets €10 contact 086-1091857.

     

    A Reminder  The Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place this year from 6th – 11th June, and there are still places for pilgrims and also for those who wish to travel as staff. It is always a very worthwhile and rewarding experience, and we would invite anyone who is interested in joining us to contact the Lourdes Office in Waterford City Tel 051- 878900, or in the Clonmel area John Healy Tel 052-6123791

     

    Collection last weekend

    Envelopes – €840.69      Notes and Coin – €523.31                 Thank You

     

    The Pope’s Intentions for May

    Universal:   That the media may be instruments in the service of truth and peace.

    For Evangelisation:  That Mary, Star of Evangelisation, may guide the Church in proclaiming Christ to all nations.

     

    An Eastertide Hymn and Prayer

    That Eastertide with joy was bright,

    The sun shone out with fairer light,

    When, to their longing eyes restored,

    The glad apostles saw their Lord.

    He made them see His hands, His side,

    Where yet the glorious wounds abide;

    The tokens true which made it plain

    Their Lord indeed was risen again.

    Jesus, the King of gentleness,

    Do Thou Thyself our hearts possess

    That we may give Thee all our days

    The tribute of our grateful praise.

    O Lord of all, with us abide

    In this our joyful Eastertide;

    From every weapon death can wield

    Thine own redeemed forever shield.

    All praise be Thine, O risen Lord,

    From death to endless life restored;

    All praise to God the Father be

    And Holy Ghost eternally.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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