• St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – The Most Holy Trinity

    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 – Thursday 9.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

                                        Friday 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 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.   Paddy (Pat) English (Anniv)

    Sunday      9.00 a.m.   Jimmy Flannery (Anniv)

                       12 Noon     Molly Askins (Anniv)

     

    EUCHARISTIC ADORATION  There will be no Adoration on Bank Holiday Monday 1st June.

     

     Thank You  Sincerest thanks to EVERYBODY for contributing so generously to our “Appeal for Nepal”. Your response was wonderful.  Total collection came to €2,043.00. This has been forwarded by Anne (my niece) to her cousin, Mary, who lives and works in Nepal. Mary is DEEPLY GRATEFUL.   Sr. Mary

     

    Exam Time Again  We remember in our prayers all those doing Exams this month.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community  Sophie Rachel Duggan and James William Conn who were baptised last weekend.

     

    Annual Mass will take place at The Grotto, Old Bridge, Clonmel on Monday 1st June at 11.00 a.m. All are welcome.

     

    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 2nd June at 8.00 p.m.  Contact: Gemma 087-9129263.

     

    Novena to the Sacred Heart will take place from Thursday 4th – Friday 12th June in St. Oliver’s Church at the 10.00 a.m. Mass each day. Saturday 11.30 a.m. Sunday at 9.00 a.m. Mass.

     

    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 will take place on Friday 5th June, (First Friday) in SS Peter & Paul’s Church at 3.00 p.m. All are welcome.

     

    Ballylooby School Fundraiser will take place on Friday June 5th at 8 p.m. in St. Kieran’s Church Ballylooby. Doors open at 7.30 p.m. Special Guest James Kilbane. Tickets €15. See posters in Church.

     

    St. Vincent de Paul Monthly Collection will take place after all Masses next weekend Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June.

     

    Mass in St. Patrick’s Well Newly ordained Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan will celebrate Mass in St. Patrick’s Well on Thursday evening 25th June at 8.00 p.m. This will be his first Mass in Clonmel. Everybody is invited to come along and give him a big Cead Míle Fáilte.

     

    Parish Family Fun-Walk  We look forward to this Annual Parish Event on Friday 26th June. Sponsor Cards are available at the Parish Office or from Jimmy Moloney. Donations can also be handed into the Parish Office.

     

    Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate  Bishop Cullinan will be here for 12 Noon Mass on Sunday 28th June. At the Mass our parishioner Dr. Lazarus Gidolf will be ordained to the Permanent Diaconate.

     

    Parish Annual Accounts 2014  are available on the Church Notice Boards and are available on request.

     

    Collection last weekend

    Envelopes  –  €605.60      Notes and Coin  –  €410.40        Thank You

     

    Appeal  We need more volunteers to:

    1.  Read in Church

    2.  Be Eucharistic Ministers

    3.  Help with preparation of families for Baptism

    Thanks to all who have volunteered, and those who do these services already.

     

    God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit  – Blest are you, O Lord, throught eternity!

    God the Father, we praise you and we bless you because you are the Father of Jesus, and because you wish to be our Father also according to your love and mercy.  Blest are you, O Lord, through eternity!

    God the Son, we praise you and we bless you because you are the Son of the Father’s love, and because you wish to be the eldest brother also of all the children of God.  Blest are you, O Lord, through eternity!

    God the Holy Spirit, we praise you and we bless you because you are the love of the Father and the Son springing up like a fire out of their affection, and because you wish to dwell in our hearts also like a furnace of love.  Blest are you, O Lord, through eternity!

    God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we praise you and we bless you because you are God surpassing all praise yet you accept the stammering of our adoration.  To you we direct our love forever and ever.  Blest are you, O Lord, through eternity!    (Lucien Deiss, Biblical Prayers)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver ‘s Parish Newsletter – Pentecost Sunday

    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 – Thursday 9.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

                                       Friday 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 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.   Cathy Harris (Anniv)

    Sunday    9.00 a.m.   Brendan Dunne (Anniv)

                    12 Noon     Paddy Tobin (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).

     

    We pray for:  Gisela Coonan late of 6 Highfield Grove who died during the week. May she rest in peace.

     

    Crime Prevention Information An Garda Síochána Crime Prevention Information Sheet on Home Security is available at the entrances to the Church. Please take one.

     

    Trócaire Lenten Campaign   Trócaire would like to thank sincerely the parishioners of St. Oliver’s for their continuing generosity to the world’s poorest people. Amount received in St Oliver’s Parish this year to date is €2,925.50.

     

    The Annual Diocesan May Rosary Procession  will take place this Sunday 24th May leaving Ballybricken Green at 3.00 p.m. and proceeding to the Dominican Church, Bridge Street, Waterford City for the crowning of our Lady. Music on the Green from 2.30 p.m. All are welcome especially Children who have received their First Holy Communion. More details Tel 086-3100581.

     

    Anam Cara is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Monday 25th May from 7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. in the Horse and Jockey Hotel, Thurles. All Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to bereaved parents.

     

    Music Extravaganza in aid of Nepal  On Thursday next 28th May at 7 p.m. two Clonmel Youth Bands will come together to help fundraise for Nepal. Banna Cluain Meala and SS Peter & Paul’s School Band will perform at the Denis Burke Park, Clonmel. Admission is free but donations will be accepted for the victims of the Nepal earthquake.

     

    Summer Words and Music  An evening of ‘Summer Words and Music’ in aid of Hospice will take place in Old St. Mary’s Church, Mary Street, Clonmel on Thursday 28th May at 8.00 p.m. Featuring Maureen Purcell, Joe O’ Sullivan, Margaret Rossiter, Mathuin O’ Caoimh, Rev Barbara Fryday, John Kelly, Dr. Hillary, Keith Fahy, Ronan Quirke and the Tipperary Ramblers. Admission €10.

     

    Ballylooby School Fundraiser will take place on Friday June 5th at 8 p.m. in St. Kieran’s Church Ballylooby. Doors open at 7.30 p.m. Special Guest James Kilbane. Tickets €15. See posters in Church.

     

    Mass in St. Patrick’s Well  Newly ordained Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan will celebrate Mass in St. Patrick’s Well on Thursday evening 25th June at 8.00 p.m. This will be his first Mass in Clonmel. Everybody is invited to come along and give him a big Cead Míle Fáilte.

     

    Collection last weekend

    Envelopes  –  €596.88     Notes and Coin  –   €473.12        Thank You

     

    Appeal  –  We need more volunteers to:

    1.  Read in Church

    2.  Be Eucharistic Ministers

    3.  Help with preparation of families for Baptism

    Thanks to all who have volunteered, and those who do these services already.

     

    Our New Parish Centre

    Target:  €130,000.00      Donated so far:  €109,210.43

    Thanks for all your generosity

     

    The Gifts of the Spirit

    Let us pray to the Lord Jesus that he place in us the gifts of his Spirit and the power of his love.  Come to us, Spirit of the Lord!

    Spirit of wisdom, Spirit of understanding, Spirit of adoration, Come to us, Spirit of the Lord!

    Sprit of strength, Spirit of knowledge, Spirit of joy, Come to us, Spirit of the Lord!

    Spirit of love, Spirit of peace, Spirit of jubilation, Come to us, Spirit of the Lord!

    Spirit of willing service, Spirit of goodness, Spirit of gentleness, Come to us, Spirit of the Lord!

    God our Father, source of all love and joy, you who never measure the grace of your Spirit but offer it to every person with the royal genreosity of divine giving, we pray to you:

    In giving us the Spirit of your Son, pour into our hearts the fullness of love, so that we are able to love you alone yet preserve all our tenderness for people also, in this unique love, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

    (Lucien Deiss, Biblical Prayers)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – The Ascension 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 – Thursday 9.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

                                       Friday 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 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 & Ellen Cremmins (Anniv)

    Sunday     9.00 a.m.    Margaret Tyrrell (Anniv)

                     12 Noon      Lila Wynne (Anniv)

     

    Bishop’s Letter  There are several copies of this important letter at the Church doors/porches. Take as many as you wish, and pass them on to anybody who has not received a copy.

     

    Thanks  to all those associated with our three beautiful Celebrations of First Holy Communion. Thanks to the children, to their parents/guardians, to their teachers. Thanks to Liam and the Choir, and to those who prepared flowers for the Altar. Thanks to our own staff and especially to Elaine.

     

    Clonmel Vintage & Classic Car Club Raffle Results

    1st PrizeClassic Car   Patrick O’ Mahoney, Ard Fatima (Seller: Jimmy Moloney).

    2nd Prize – Flat Screen T.V.   Geraldine Hoyne, Springfields, Clonmel (Seller: Jimmy Moloney).

    3rd Prize – 7 night stay at Gleann na Ri Holiday Complex, Galway   Sean Casey, Bansha.

    4th Prize – €100 Cash   Eithna O’ Meara, Templemore.

     

    Art and Craft Workshops for adult beginners and improvers will take place at the South Tipperary Arts Centre, Nelson Street, Clonmel starting on Tuesday next 19th May for 4 weeks. Registration must be on Monday 18th by contacting the Manager Tel 086-8096823 as the Arts Centre is closed on Mondays. Cost €48 in total for each workshop.

     

    Hour of Eucharistic Adoration  Our Bishop has asked that a special hour of Adoration be held in each parish “to implore God’s wisdom on the country”. Adoration here in St. Oliver’s will be on Thursday evening 21st May from 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. in the Day Chapel.

     

    Viatores Christi (VC)  Do you want to learn more about the possibility of overseas volunteering and/or training in Overseas Development & Mission? Viatores Christi will hold an Information & Recruitment Session on Saturday 23rd May at 12 Noon at VC Hq, 8 New Cabra Road, Phibsboro, Dublin 7. Tel 01-8689986, or visit info@viatoreschristi.com www.viatoreschristi.com

     

    Anam Cara is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Monday 25th May from 7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. in the Horse and Jockey Hotel, Thurles. All Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to bereaved parents.

     

    Collection last weekend

    Envelopes  –  €646.87       Notes and Coin  –  €496.13            Thank You

     

    Appeal:  We need more volunteers to:

    1.  Read in Church

    2.  Be Eucharistic Ministers

    3.  Help with preparation of families for Baptism

    Thanks to all who do these services already.

     

    Appeal for Nepal  Mary Fanning from Fermoy is living and working in Nepal for the past 13 years. (Mary is a first cousin of my niece Anne). Thank God, she and her family are “ok”, but are devastated by the DREADFUL SUFFERING all around them. Mary is doing all she can to provide food and comfort for these people in great need. To help do this, my niece (Anne) is trying to raise funds, to forward to her.

    If you would like to contribute any donation, small or large, it will be very much appreciated. You can be assured that 100% of cash collected will go directly to Mary, to help the local people.

    There is a collection box near the Altar for your donations.  Sr. Mary

     

    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 witness to your presence among our brothers and sisters until the end of time.

    (Lucien Deiss, Biblical Prayers)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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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   E Mail stoliver@eircom.net

    Sister: Sr. Mary Muckley   Tel: 6125235

    Parish Office:  Open Monday – Thursday 9.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

                                       Friday 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 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.  Joe Bowes (Anniv)

    Sunday     9.00 a.m.  Leon Quinn & Elizabeth Greene (Anniv)

                     12 Noon    Thomas O’ Sullivan (Anniv) & Christina O Sullivan (1st 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)  The PPC will meet on Monday 11th May at 8.00 p.m.

     

    Clonmel Vintage & Classic Car Club Show  Sincere thanks to all who were associated with the above Show. Thanks to all who sold (and bought) Tickets. Thanks to those who helped on the day with stewarding, teas, etc. The Parish is truly grateful for all you have done. Any benefit coming to the Parish will help towards paying off the remainder of the debt on the Parish Centre. Our next fund-raising event will be the Parish Walk on the 26th June.

     

    Lost/Found in Church and Day Chapel  Among recent items lost/found are two pairs of glasses, one pair of sunglasses etc. If they are yours, please retrieve them from the sacristy.

     

    Collection last weekend

    Envelopes  –  €544.59     Notes and Coin  –  €543.41             Thank You

     

    The Third of Our Three Parish Celebrations of First Holy Communion will take place on Saturday next 16th May in St. Oliver’s Church at 11.00 a.m.

     

    Appeal –  We need more volunteers to:

    1.  Read in Church

    2.  Be Eucharistic Ministers

    3.  Help with preparation of families for Baptism

    Thanks to all who do these services already.

     

    The Pope’s Intentions for May

    Universal: Care for the Suffering  That, rejecting the culture of indifference, we may care for our neighbours who suffer, especially the sick and the poor.

    For Evangelisation: Openness to Mission  That Mary’s intercession may help Christians in secularised cultures be ready to proclaim Jesus.

     

    Appeal for Nepal

    Mary Fanning from Fermoy is living and working in Nepal for the past 13 years. (Mary is a first cousin of my niece Anne). Thank God, she and her family are “ok”, but are devastated by the DREADFUL SUFFERING all around them. Mary is doing all she can to provide food and comfort for these people in great need. To help do this, my niece (Anne) is trying to raise funds, to forward to her.

    If you would like to contribute any donation, small or large, it will be very much appreciated. You can be assured that 100% of cash collected will go directly to Mary, to help the local people.

    There is a collection box near the Altar for your donations. It will be there all week, and again next Sunday.  Sr. Mary

     

    To Testify to your Resurrection

    May you be blessed Lord Jesus, you who call us to testify to your Resurrection unto the ends of the earth!  But come to our aid, so that our testimony may be worthy of you.

    You wish us to proclaim that you are Living, though we ourselves fear death.

    You wish us to announce your light, though we grope in the darkness.

    You command us to speak with authority, though we stutter in ignorance before your mystery.

    You wish us to affirm your free gift of mercy for all people, though we have to beg for it, first of all, for ourselves.

    You wish to make us God’s assistants, though we carry the weight of our own fatigue.

    Can anything make so many contradictions work together as your love alone?…..  a love which calls us in spite of our faults, which gives us confidence in spite of our unfaithfulness!

    To you be glory, O wonderful Christ, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, forever!

    (Lucien Deiss, Biblical Prayers)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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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    E Mail  stoliver@eircom.net

    Sister:  Sr. Mary Muckley   Tel: 6125235

    Parish Office: Open Monday – Thursday 9.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

                                                        Friday 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 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.   Seamus & Della Dwyer (Anniv)

    Sunday    9.00 a.m.   George & Bridget Conway (Anniv)

                     12 Noon   Joan Williams (Anniv)

     

    EUCHARISTIC ADORATION  There will be no Eucharistic Adoration on Monday 4th May.

     

    Mass last Saturday  Thanks to the representatives of the Sports Clubs who took part in the Mass last Saturday evening. Congratulations on your dedication and achievements. Thanks to all the organisers, the members of our Parish Pastoral Council, the people who prepared food and served the teas and to all who helped in any way.

     

    We pray for:  Kitty O’ Keeffe late of Drangan and 24 Highfield Grove and Jack Acheson late of 78 Bianconi Drive who died during the week. May they rest in peace.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Sean Michael Mullins who was baptised last weekend.

     

    St. Vincent de Paul Monthly Collection will take place after all Masses this weekend Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May.

     

    Clonmel Vintage and Classic Car Club Annual Show will take place this Sunday May 3rd in Powerstown Park, Clonmel at 12 Noon. Draw in aid of St. Oliver’s Parish, Suir Valley Paddlers and Breast Cancer Survivor Group.  Tickets €5 each or 3 for €10. Last year the parish received €5,000 from the event and will also benefit this year.

     

    Saint Pio Prayer Group will take place on Monday 4th May in St. Mary’s Church, Irishtown, Clommel. Rosary and prayers at 6.30 p.m. Mass at 7 p.m. for petitions placed in the basket on the altar. All are welcome.

     

    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 5th May at 8.00 p.m.  Contact: Gemma 087-9129263.

     

    Ballylooby School Fundraiser will take place on Friday June 5th at 8.00 p.m. in St. Kieran’s Church Ballylooby. Doors open at 7.30 p.m. Special Guest James Kilbane. Tickets €15. See posters in Church.

     

    Bishop Alphonsus writes  Café Theology In an effort to reach out to those who do not darken the door of our churches I am starting off an initiative called ‘Café Theology’. Basically it involves inviting all and sundry to a café, presenting a speaker to speak on some topical faith-related issue and starting a discussion in a relaxed atmosphere.

    It will kick off with John Waters, writer, journalist, celebrity! etc who will speak on ‘God and the Constitution’ in the Tapestry Room of the Granville Hotel at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday May 13th. There is no admission fee but we ask those who come along to buy a cup of coffee and a bun or biscuit which helps the discussion and makes it worthwhile for the hotel. I hope that this will be the start of a series of Café Theology sessions. Please spread the word especially to students, in parish newsletters, papers, your friends, etc.”

     

    Collection last weekend

    Envelopes  –  €592.37     Notes and Coin  –  €634.63    Thank You

     

    The First and Second of Our Three Parish Celebrations of First Holy Communion will take place on Saturday next 9th May in St. Oliver’s Church at 11.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m.

     

    An Eastertide Prayer  –  This Is The Day You Made For Us

    This is the day you have made for us, risen Lord, a day of happiness and joy!

    We pray to you, Lord: Make each day that you give us the most beautiful day of our lives, because it is the day you have chosen for us to encounter you.  O risen Christ!

    May you be blessed, Lord Jesus, because your Resurrection is the hope of our own, and the glory which will clothe us on the last day is a reflection of that which clothed you on Easter morning.

    We pray to you: Let all our lives express this hope by their constant renewal through the joy of your love and the service of our brothers and sisters.

    (Lucien Deiss, Biblical Prayers)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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