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

    December 19, 2014

    PARISH INFORMATION

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

    Tel:  6125679   E Mail stoliver@eircom.net

    Sister:  Sr. Mary Muckley   Tel: 6125235

    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. Catherine Moloney (Anniv)

    Sunday      9.00 a.m. Bridget Gibbons (Anniv)

                      12 Noon Judy Conway (Anniv)

    Masses for Christmas Day

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

    Thursday       9.00 a.m. Mary Guiry (Anniv)

                          12 Noon Roy Grant (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).

     

    Christmas Celebrations in St.Oliver’s Church

    Wednesday 24th December (Christmas Eve)

    Mass at 10.00 a.m.

    Confession from 11.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. or any time on request

    Carol Singing from 7.00 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.

    Vigil Mass of Christmas at 7.30 p.m.

    Blessing of the Crib before Mass.

    Thursday 25th December (Christmas Day)

    Masses at 9.00 a.m. and at 12.00 Noon.

    Friday 26th December

    Mass at 10.00 a.m. as usual.

    Saturday 27th December

    Morning Mass at 11.30 a.m. and Vigil Mass at 7.30 p.m.

    Sunday 28th December  (The Holy Family)

    Masses at 9.00 a.m. and at 12.00 Noon.

     

    Christmas Penitential Service  for all the Parishes in the Clonmel Pastoral area will take place in the Friary Church on Monday 22nd December at 7.30 p.m.

     

    Christmas Reflection  will take place at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford on Monday 22nd December from 7.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Facilitators: Antoinette Dilworth rsj and Ann O’ Farrell. An opportunity to slow down our hurried pace of life to prepare our minds and hearts to receive the gift of Emmanuel.

     

    The Carers Association  will hold a Car Treasure Hunt on St. Stephen’s Day Friday 26th December starting at the Showgrounds Carpark at 2.00 p.m.  Price per car €20. All are welcome.

     

    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  Alexander Declan Hyland who was baptised last weekend.

     

    Collection last weekend

    Envelopes –  €649.36    Notes and Coin –  €461.64       Thank You

     

    Our New Parish Centre

    Target:   €130,000.00       Donated so far:   €103,691,98

    Thanks for all your generosity

     

    A Happy and Peaceful Christmas to all

     

    An Advent Prayer

    Your Return is Near

    “Yes, your return is near!

    Oh, yes, come, Lord Jesus”!

     

    Soon I am going to see you, O my God,

    and I rejoice for that day.

     

    Not for what I am,

    not for what I have,

    but just because I am nothing

    and my hands are empty before you.

     

    Because I depend on you, Lord,

    and I rejoice for that great feastday

    when my misery will meet

    your mercy.

    (Lucien Deiss, Biblical Prayers)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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

    December 12, 2014

    PARISH INFORMATION

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

    Tel:6125679    E Mail stoliver@eircom.net

    Sister:  Sr. Mary Muckley Tel: 6125235

    Parish Office:  Open Monday – Friday 9.00 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 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. John O’ Dea (Anniv)

    Sunday  9.00 a.m. Celia Sweeney (1st Anniv)

                                  Father Patrick, brother Patrick & sister Rita (Anniv)

                    12 Noon  David Ryan (Birthday Remembrance)

     

    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).

     

    The Meaning of Marriage  Copies of the Irish Bishops’ Statement on the meaning of marriage are available in the Church. Please take one.

     

    Family Offering Envelopes  Thanks to our C.E. Workers who distributed the Family Offering Envelopes 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.

     

    Irish Blood Transfusion Service  will hold a Blood Donor Clinic in Clonmel Park Hotel on Monday 15th December from 5.00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th September from 3.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 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.

     

    Training Course  The Carers Association are providing QQ1 (Fetac) Level 5 Healthcare Support Major Award Training in your area in January 2015. We are also providing Topic Specific workshops for Family Carers. For more info contact the training unit on 057 9322920

     

    Eucharistic Healing Service  with prayer, reflections, hymns and anointing of the sick will take place at Rosminian House of Prayer, Glencomeragh, Kilsheelan on this Sunday 14th December at 3.00 p.m.  For more information Tel 052-6133181

     

    A Night of Festive Music  Belle Voci choir, under Musical Director Eamon O’ Malley, pianist Marian Ingoldsby, and guests, invite you to their Christmas Concert in St. Joseph’s Church, Ferryhouse, Clonmel on Tuesday December 16th at 8.00 p.m. Admission is free but a donation will be made to STGH Special Baby Care Unit, so please give generously.

     

    Service of Nine Lessons & Carols  will take place in Old St. Mary’s Church, Clonmel on Friday 19th December at 7.30 p.m. All are welcome.

     

    “Do This in Memory”  Our Children’s Mass takes place on next Saturday, December 20th at 7.30 p.m. Please make every effort to come along with your child, as Christmas approaches. What a lovely preparation for all.

     

    Christmas Penitential Service  for all the Parishes in the Clonmel Pastoral area will take place in the Friary Church on Monday 22nd December at 7.30 p.m.

     

    Christmas Reflection  will take place at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford on Monday 22nd December from 7.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Facilitators: Antoinette Dilworth rsj and Ann O’ Farrell. An opportunity to slow down our hurried pace of life to prepare our minds and hearts to receive the gift of Emmanuel.

     

    Offertory Collections

    Sunday 7th December Enveolopes – €577.98  Notes and Coin – €540.02

    Monday 8th December Envelopes – €218.20  Notes and Coin – €112.80 (Immaculate Conception)                Thank You

     

    Our New Parish Centre

    Target:  €130,000.00             Donated so far:  €102,865.81

    Thanks for all your generosity

     

    An Advent Prayer

    How Long the Way!  Emmanuel, come, save your people.

    How long the path which leads to you!

    Lord, come to meet us,

    be our way.

     

    How heavy the burden of our misery!

    Lord, come to meet us,

    be our rest.

     

    How darkly hard the journey to our star!

    Lord, come to meet us,

    be our sunlight.

     

    How lonely do we wander,

    stumbling together in the darkness!

    Lord, come to meet us,

    be our brother.

     

    How long, Lord Jesus, do we wait for your return!

    Yet since you lit hope’s flame within our hearts,

    come now at last to be our hope’s fulfillment.

    Allow us to dwell near your heart:

    there we belong forever and ever.

    (Lucien Deiss, Biblical Prayers)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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

    December 4, 2014

    PARISH INFORMATION

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

    Tel: 6125679  E Mail stoliver@eircom.net

    Sister:  Sr. Mary Muckley Tel: 6125235

    Parish Office:Open Monday – Friday 9.00 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 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. Janet & Edward Lee (Anniv)

    Sunday      9.00 a.m. John & Josie Brady (Anniv)

                      12 Noon John Maunsell (Anniv)

    Masses for Immaculate Conception

    Monday     9.00 a.m. William & Ruth Kennedy & son William (Anniv)

                      12 Noon Nora & Danny Dawson (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).  There will be no Adoration on Monday 8th December.

     

    St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Collection  will be held this Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th 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.

     

    The Meaning of Marriage  Copies of the Irish Bishops’ Statement on the meaning of marriage are available in the Church. Please take one.

     

    The Tipperary Millennium Orchestra  will perform in SS Peter & Paul’s Church, Clonmel on Sunday 7th December at 8.00 p.m. Featuring Derek Ryan and The Gaudeamus Choir. Presented by Niall Carroll of RTE Lyric FM  Tickets €15. All are welcome.

     

    The Annual Console Christmas Celebration of Light  Remembering loved ones lost to suicide will take place this Sunday 7th December at 4.00 p.m. in St. Oliver’s Church. See posters for details.

     

    Youth 2000 Christmas Retreat  Youth 2000 Ireland will be hosting their annual Christmas Retreat in Newbridge College, Newbridge, Co. Kildare from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th December. Over 500 young people from across Ireland (aged 16-35) are expected at this donation only event, with all newcomers very welcome. This is an opportunity to find out what your faith is all about in a friendly, chilled out atmosphere. Free buses available. Online booking necessary, see www.youth2000.ie of phone 01-6753690.

     

    Advent Breathing Space  A gentle two-day retreat where you can take time for yourself ahead of the busy pre-Christmas preparations will take place at Rosminian House of Prayer, Glencomeragh, Kilsheelan from Friday 12th – Sunday 14th December.  For more information Tel 052-6133181

     

    Eucharistic Healing Service with prayer, reflections, hymns and anointing of sick will take place at Rosminian House of Prayer, Glencomeragh, Kilsheelan on Sunday 14th December at 3.00 p.m.  For more information Tel 052-6133181

     

    A Night of Festive Music  Belle Voci choir, under Musical Director Eamon O’ Malley, pianist Marian Ingoldsby, and guests, invite you to their Christmas Concert in St. Joseph’s Church, Ferryhouse, Clonmel on Tuesday December 16th at 8.00 p.m. Admission is free but a donation will be made to STGH Special Baby Care Unit, so please give generously.

     

    Service of Nine Lessons & Carols  will take place in Old St. Mary’s Church, Clonmel on Friday 19th December at 7.30 p.m. All are welcome.

     

    Collection last weekend

    Envelopes  –  €627.15     Notes and Coin  –  €457.85            Thank You

     

    Our New Parish Centre

    Target:  €130,000.00                Donated so far:  €102,765.81

    Thanks for all your generosity

     

    A Prayer for Advent

    O Wisdom – Come, O Lord, come, save your people!

    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 scepter 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 Sun,

    Splendor 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 man 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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