• St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

    January 30, 2015

    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. Helen Casey (Birthday Rem))

    Sunday     9.00 a.m. Tommy Houlihan (Anniv)

                     12 Noon  Jimmy Maher (Anniv) & Sean & Betty Linden (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).

     

    Saint Pio Prayer Group  will take place on Monday 2nd February 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.

     

    Parish Pastoral Council Meeting  will take place on Monday 2nd at 8 p.m.

     

    Service of Light  for those making Confirmation here, on Tuesday 3rd at 7.30 p.m.

     

    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 3rd February at 8.00 p.m.  Contact: Gemma 087-9129263 or Sandra 087-1419365.

     

    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.

     

    Divine Mercy Devotions  for First Friday will take place in SS Peter & Paul’s Church on Friday 6th February at 3.00 p.m. All are welcome.

     

    Bringing Theology Home  Theology matters! Join our enthusiastic student community and study theology from home or in class. Application deadline is 23rd February 2014. Phone 01-4048124 web: www.prioryinstitute.ie email: enquiries @prioryinstitute.com.

     

    Clonmel Area Parishes Social Evening  The Social Evening takes place on Friday February 27th in the Hotel Minella at 7.45 p.m. Parishioners from all the parishes across the Clonmel area as well as the Friary are invited to this special evening. Tickets are on sale at SS Peter & Paul’s Parish Office, the Church of the Resurrection, the Friary Office and Marian’s for €25. This entertaining evening will consist of dinner and dancing, music by Jeb.

     

    Congratulations  to Clonmel Boxing Club on recent great achievements and especially to Dean Gardiner on winning the Irish Superheavyweight boxing title.

     

    Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes  57th Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage will take place from Saturday 6th – Thursday 11th June 2015.  Information for sick pilgrims: contact John Healy Tel 052-6123791. Booking from 5th January 2015.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community  Kyle Barry Lonergan who was baptised last weekend.

     

    We pray for:  Mary Byrne late of Glenleigh Court and formarly of Highfield Grove Clonmel who died recently. May she rest in peace.

     

    Collection last weekend

    Envelopes  –  €693.85    Notes and Coin  –  €469.15      Thank You

     

    Upcoming Feast Days

    Monday 2nd February   The Presentation of the Lord

                                             World Day for Consecrated Life

    Tuesday 3rd February    Feast of St. Blaise.  

    Blessing of Throats will take place after the 10.00 a.m. Mass and in the evening from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

     

    Catholic Schools Week – Grandparents Day

    Thanks to all who helped to celebrate Catholic Schools Week.  Grandparents Day last Wednesday was very special.  Together with our children we pray for all Grandparents:

    Loving God,

    Bless all our grandparents,

    those with us here today,

    those who cannot be with us

    and those who have gone to be with you.

     

    May they heed your call to share their wisdom

    and faith with us.

    May they have courage and confidence

    to hand on your gifts

    of experience and knowledge

    of stories, songs and memories.

     

    May they continue to learn

    and grow with us day by day.

    Bless them and all of us gathered here today

    with length of days and joy at the last.

    We make this prayer

    Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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

    January 22, 2015

    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. Johnny Furlong (Anniv)

    Sunday     9.00 a.m. Jim Boyle (Anniv)

                     12 Noon John Costello (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).

     

    Anam Cara  is holding its monthly Parent Evening this Monday 26th January from 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. in the Horse and Jockey Hotel, Thurles. Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to all bereaved parents. For more information please visit our website at www.anamcara.ie  email us at info@anamcara.ie or call 01-4045378.

     

    The Pro Life Campaign  will be holding a public information meeting on Wednesday 28th January in Hayes Hotel, Thurles at 8.00 p.m. The meeting will be addressed by Caroline Simons of the Pro life Campaign and will update the public on the current situation as regards the protection of the unborn and their mothers and present an opportunity to get involved as a volunteer. All are welcome. For more information contact 01-6629275 or visit www.prolifecampaign.ie

     

    Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes  57th Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage will take place from Saturday 6th – Thursday 11th June 2015.  Information for sick pilgrims: contact John Healy Tel 052-6123791. Booking from 5th January 2015.

     

    Bringing Theology Home  Theology matters! Join our enthusiastic student community and study theology from home or in class. Application deadline is 23rd February 2014. Phone 01-4048124 web: www.prioryinstitute.ie email: enquiries @prioryinstitute.com.

     

    Classes in Chinese Exercises for Health  take place on Monday nights at 7.30 p.m. at the Parish Centre. They are based on gentle movements that are specifically designed to benefit and balance health. The benefits include: Improved balance, Strong back & supple joints, Improved breathing, Deep relaxation and a calm clear mind. Core stability and strength. To book contact David Corbett tel 083-3745760.  €7 per class.

     

    Collection last weekend

    Envelopes  –  €618.74      Notes and Coin  –  €529.26             Thank You

     

    St. Oliver’s Parish Finance Council (PFC)

    The PFC has the task of monitoring and advising re the finances of the parish. The members seek to ensure that the parish has sufficient funds for ordinary and capital expenditure and to meet commitments to the Diocese.  The PFC members at this time are: Jimmy Moloney, Joan Brett, Mary Butler, Leo Fitzgerald, Dermot McCabe and Michael Hegarty PP.  Any of these members may be contacted through the Parish Office. The PFC meets when necessary, but at least three times a year.

     

    Catholic Schools Week 2015

    Theme “Catholic Schools: Called to Serve”

    Service is in 5 Ways:  LOVE, KINDNESS, JOY,TRUTH, JUSTICE

    We pray with the children in our Schools:

    Loving God, as we gather today we thank you for your presence with us. Help us in our school community to be grateful for all the ways in which we are blessed in our teaching and our learning. May we become more and more like your son Jesus who by his words and actions showed us your unconditional love for all people. May we learn to be like him, trusting in you and reaching out to those around us. May your Holy Spirit be the source of inspiration and wisdom as we pray together in faith.  We make this prayer through Christ Our Lord.  Amen.

    Lord God, thank you for the opportunities to learn that we have, in school, at home and in the parish community. Thank you for all who help us to learn; the staff of our school, our parents, our families and friends, our priests, parish workers and all the people in the community. Help us to always be the best we can be. We ask this through Christ Our Lord.  Amen.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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

    January 16, 2015

    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.   Christopher & Bridget Brannigan & Patricia Bray (Anniv)

    Sunday     9.00 a.m.   Gibbons, Whelan & Deceased Family Members

                    12 Noon     Catherine, Mary & Martin Kennedy (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).

     

    Baptisms in St. Oliver’s  We are always open to celebrating Baptism during the 12 Noon Mass on Sundays. Otherwise Baptisms will be at  3.30 p.m. on Saturday afternoons. Please note this new time. Please give notice to the Parish Office three weeks in advance.

    Thanks to the members of our Baptismal Preparation Team who visit and prepare the families for the celebration. We would be happy to train a few new people for this ministry.

     

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

     

    We pray for:  Piotr (Peter) Mech late of 43 Ard Caoin who died recently. May he rest in peace.

     

    Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes  57th Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage will take place from Saturday 6th – Thursday 11th June 2015.  Information for sick pilgrims: contact John Healy Tel 052-6123791. Booking from 5th January 2015.

     

    Training Course  The Carers Association are providing QQ1 (Fetac) Level 5 Healthcare Support Major Award Training in your area. We are also providing Topic Specific workshops for Family Carers. For more info contact the training unit on 057-9322920 or 057-9370221.

     

    Anam Cara is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Monday 26th January from 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. in the Horse and Jockey Hotel, Thurles. Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to all bereaved parents. For more information please visit our website at www.anamcara.ie  email us at info@anamcara.ie or call 01-4045378.

     

    Trócaire  Fundraisers on behalf of Trócaire may be in our area during January/February 2015.

     

    Collection last weekend

    Envelopes   –  €795.04      Notes and Coin  –  €426.96      Thank You

     

    St. Oliver’s Parish Pastoral Council (PPC)  A good number of parishioners, male and female have, over the years, served on the Pastoral Council (previously called the Parish Council). The PPC has recently welcomed three new members. Current members of the PPC are: Michael Carroll, Elaine Downey, Gidolf Lazarus, Mandy Dalton, Meta Cunningham and Michael Hegarty P.P. Any of these members may be contacted through the Parish Office. 

    The PPC normally meets on the first Monday of each month (except in August) and, in an atmosphere of prayer and reflection, tries to discern the real needs of the Parish and search for ways to meet these needs. The PPC is always open to suggestions from the parish community and from people who have made St. Oliver’s Church their normal place to worship.

     

    Our New Parish Centre

     Target:   €130,000.00      Donated so far:   €105,441.98

    Thanks for all your generosity

     

    World Day of Emigrants and Refugees   –   18th January 2015

    “Jesus Christ is always waiting to be recognised in migrants and refugees, in displaced persons and in exiles and through them he calls us to share our resources and occasionally to give up something of our acquired riches” (Pope Francis)

     

    Week of Prayer for Christian Unity  –  18th to 25th January 2015

    The theme this year is from Jesus encounter with the Samaritan Woman at the well “Jesus said to her ‘Give me to drink’ (John 4:7)”

    The encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan Woman invites us to try water from a different well and also to offer a little of our own. In diversity, we enrich each other.  The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is a privileged moment of prayer, encounter and dialogue. It is an opportunity to recognise the richness and value that are present in the other, the different, and to ask God for the gift of unity.

     

    Catholic Schools Week  –  25th to 31st January 2015

     The theme is “Catholic Schools: Called to Serve”

    Service is in Love, Kindness, Joy, Truth, Justice

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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

    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. Willie & Alice Fitzgerald (Anniv)

    Sunday    9.00 a.m.  Timothy Condon (Anniv)

                     12 Noon Gerald & Bridget Fogarty (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).

     

     Parish Pastoral Council (PPC)  A meeting of the PPC will be held in the Parish Centre on Monday 12th January at 8.00 p.m.

     

    Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes  57th Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage will take place from Saturday 6th – Thursday 11th June 2015.  Information for sick pilgrims: contact John Healy Tel 052-6123791.  Booking from 5th January 2015.

     

    “Do This in Memory”  Our next Parish Preparation Mass for First Communion children and their parents/guardians takes place next Saturday 17th January at 7.30 p.m. We hope to see you all present.

     

    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 plants and the persons who arranged the flowers; the children and teachers from St. Oliver’s School who participated at 12 Noon Mass on the Feast of the Epiphany.

     

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

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community  Leila May and Senan Thomas Harte, Sean Gerard Callanan and Oisin Boles Moriarty who were baptised over the Christmas period.

     

    World Day of Migrants and Refugees is celebrated next Sunday January 18th. We are asked to remember in our Masses and prayers all those who have left our shores and those who have joined us here in our parishes from overseas.

     

    Trócaire  Fundraisers on behalf of Trócaire may be in our area during January/February 2015.

     

    Baptisms in St. Oliver’s  We are always open to celebrating Baptism during the 12 Noon Mass on Sundays. Otherwise Baptisms will be at 3.30 p.m. on Saturday afternoons. Please note this new time. Please give notice to the Parish Office three weeks in advance.

    Thanks to the members of our Baptismal Preparation Team who visit and prepare the families for the celebration. We would be happy to train a few new people for this ministry.

     

    Offertory Collections

    Sun 21st December Envelopes  –  €541.20   Notes and Coin  – € 474.80

    Thurs 25th December Envelopes  –  €841.40   Notes and Coin  – €1,284.00  (Christmas Day)

    Sun 28th December Envelopes  –  €896.10   Notes and Coin  – € 500.61

    Tues 6th January Envelopes   –  €238.21   Notes and Coin  – € 223.79 Thank You.

     

    Our New Parish Centre

    Target:   €130,000.00       Donated so far:   €105,421.98

    Thanks for all your generosity

     

    Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

    As we celebrate this great feast we recall our own Baptism.

    It is in Baptism that we die and rise with Christ.  It is in Baptism that we enter the Church, the Body of Christ.

    It is in Baptism that we become children of God. It is in Baptism that we are anointed priest, prophetand King.

    So as we come to the conclusion of the Christmas season, let us celebrate not only Jesus’ baptism, but our own. And let us continue to remember and celebrate our Baptism each day as we follow Jesus this new year.

    Let us also recall our Baptism each time that we bless ourselves with holy water.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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