Priests of the Parish: Fr. Michael Hegarty I.C. Fr. James Pollock I.C.
Tel: 6125679 E Mail email@example.com
Sister: Sr. Mary Muckley Tel: 6125235
Parish Office: Open Monday – Friday 9.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
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. Glen & Adrian Hally (Anniv)
Sunday 9.00 a.m. Tony O’ Connell (Anniv)
11.00 a.m. Confirmation
Our prayers and good wishes to all who are involved
Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) The PPC will meet on Monday 2nd March at 8.00 p.m.
Stroke Support Group The March meeting will be on Monday evening 2nd March at 8.00 p.m. in the Parish Centre. Please note change of day. Contact: Gemma 087-9129263.
Come See Explore A meeting for young adults between ages of 20 and 35 years will take place on Wednesday 4th, 11th, 18th 25th March from 7 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. at Wadding Hall, Lady Lane, Waterford. All are welcome.
Journey through Lent in Faith Spend some time with the new Irish Catechism for Adults. Discussion will take place on Thursday 5th & Thursday 12th March at St. Oliver’s Parish Centre at 7.30 p.m. led by trained facilitators.
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.
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 6th March. This years’ service has been prepared by Christian women of the Bahamas. The Clonmel service will take place in SS Peter & Paul’s Church at 7.30 p.m. All are welcome.
St. Vincent de Paul Monthly Collection will take place after all Masses next weekend Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March.
Scripture Prayer/Reflection Our Scripture Prayer continues on Tuesdays at 7.30 pm. Perhaps you would like to ‘come and see’ for yourself this year. You are MOST WELCOME! Venue: 21 Heywood Heights.
“Do This in Memory” Our next Parish Preparation Mass for First Communion children and their parents/guardians takes place next Saturday 7th March at 7.30 p.m. We hope to see you all present.
Pro-Life Event at Dáil This very important event takes place outside the Dáil on Wednesday 11th March from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m., challenging media bias on the abortion issue. In one fortnight recently, 33 articles appeared in national newspapers pushing for more abortion, with just 1 pro-life article during the same period. Please attend this event. For more information or to help organise a bus, call 087-2668702.
Welcome into our Christian Community Brogan Peter Brew Greene and Ben Patrick Delaney who were baptised last weekend.
Collection last weekend
Envelopes – €652.75 Notes and Coin – €489.25 Thank You
Suggested Forms of Friday Penance during Lent
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
Message of Pope Francis for Lent (Continued)
“If one member suffers, all suffer together” (1Cor 12:26) -The Church
“The love of God breaks through that fatal withdrawal into ourselves which is indifference. The Church offers us this love of God by her teaching and especially by her witness. But we can only bear witness to what we ourselves have experienced. Christians are those who let God clothe them with goodness and mercy, with Christ, so as to become, like Christ, servants of God and others. This is clearly seen in the liturgy of Holy Thursday, with its rite of the washing of feet. Peter did not want Jesus to wash his feet, but he came to realise that Jesus does not wish to be just an example of how we should wash one another’s feet. Only those who have first allowed Jesus to wash their own feet can then offer this service to others. Only they have “a part” with him (Jn 13:8) and thus can serve others.
Lent is a favourable time for letting Christ serve us so that we in turn may become more like him. This happens whenever we hear the word of God and receive the sacraments, especially the Eucharist. There we become what we receive: the Body of Christ. In this body there is no room for the indifference which so often seems to possess our hearts. For whoever is of Christ, belongs to one body, and in him we cannot be indifferent to one another. “If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is honoured, all the parts share its joy” (1 Cor 12:26).
The Church is the communio sanctorum not only because of her saints, but also because she is a communion in holy things: the love of God revealed to us in Christ and all his gifts. Among these gifts there is also the response of those who let themselves be touched by this love. In this communion of saints, in this sharing in holy things, no one possesses anything alone, but shares everything with others. And since we are united in God, we can do something for those who are far distant, those whom we could never reach on our own, because with them and for them, we ask God that all of us may be open to his plan of salvation”.