• St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

    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.  Peter Fitzgerald & Caroline Phelan (Anniv)
    Sunday 9.00 a.m.  Peggy Ahearne (Anniv)    12 Noon Permanent Diaconate

     

    Welcome to our Bishop
    We offer a big welcome to Bishop Cullinan on his first visit to St. Oliver’s. Our congratulations to Lazarus Gidolf on his Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate. Let us pray for our Bishop, for the new Deacon, and let us also pray for vocations.

     

    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).

     

    Collection for the Needs of the Diocese – Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th June  A reminder about this important collection. There are many needs in our Diocese at this time, and many services to be maintained and developed. Envelopes for the Collection at all the Church doors.

     

    Annual Mass at The Grotto, Old Bridge, Clonmel has been rearranged for this Monday 29th June at 7.00 p.m. All are welcome.

     

    Anam Cara is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Monday 29th June from 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. in the Horse and Jockey Hotel, Thurles. All Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to all bereaved parents.  For further information contact www.anamcara.ie or info@anamcara.ie or 01– 4045378.

     

    Wednesday 1st July Feast Day of St. Oliver Plunkett, bishop and martyr. It is also the feast-day of Blessed Antonio Rosmini who was declared Blessed on 18th November 2007.

     

    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.

     

    St. Vincent de Paul Monthly Collection will take place after all Masses next weekend Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July.

     

    Graduation Mass – 6th Classes St. Oliver’s School Congratulations and thanks to all who took part in and helped with the Graduation Mass on Thursday evening.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Alyssa Mai Noreen Conroy Maher who was baptised last weekend.

     

    Eucharistic Ministers Rota for July – September ’15 is now available in the Sacristy in the church.

     

    Thanks from Nepal The person to whom donations for Nepal were sent, Mary Fanning Lama, has written to say thanks. Monies received from Ireland were distributed to many needy people. Among those helped were pregnant women and mothers with young children, and people that needed aftercare on being discharged from hospitals.

     

    Knock Counselling Centre This is a confidential drop-in listening service open on weekends from April to October. Phone 094-9375032 or visit www.knock-shrine.ie/counselling

     

    Collection last weekend
    Envelopes – €563.66    Notes and Coin – €541.34    Thank You

     

    Our New Parish Centre

    Target: €130,000.00    Donated so far: €109,940.95

     

    Prayer for Deacons
    Mary,
    Who as teacher of faith, by your obedience to the word of God,
    has co-operated in a remarkable way with the work of redemption,
    make the ministry of deacons effective by teaching them to hear
    the Word and to proclaim it faithfully.

    Mary,
    Teacher of charity, who by your total openness to God’s call,
    has co-operated in bringing to birth all the Church’s faithful,
    make the ministry and the life of deacons fruitful by teaching them
    to give themselves totally to the service of the People of God.

    Mary,
    Teacher of prayer, who through your maternal intercession
    has supported and helped the Church from her beginnings,
    make deacons always attentive to the needs of the faithful
    by teaching them to come to know the value of prayer.

    Mary,
    Teacher of humility, by constantly knowing yourself
    to be the servant of the Lord you were filled with the Holy Spirit,
    make deacons docile instruments in Christ’s work of redemption
    by teaching them the greatness of being the least of all.

    Mary,
    Teacher of that service which is hidden, who by your everyday
    and ordinary life filled with love, knew how to co-operate
    with the salvific plan of God in an exemplary fashion,
    make deacons good and faithful servants, by teaching them
    the joy of serving the Church with an ardent love.
    Amen.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

    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.   Seanie Moroney (Anniv)
    Sunday     9.00 a.m.   Betty Byrne (Anniv)    12 Noon   Christy Lonergan (Anniv)

     

    Mass at St. Patrick’s Well  On Thursday evening 25th June at 8.00 p.m. Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan will celebrate the Mass and everybody is invited to come along and give him a big Céad Míle Fáilte.

     

    Year of Consecrated Life   One day event for both men and women will take place on Saturday 27th June from 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. at the Little Sisters of the Poor, Abbey Road, Ferrybank, Waterford. Ages 18-35. Featuring guest speaker: Fr. Raymond Dempsey, with presentations on religious life, workshops, Mass, Lunch with the religious, activities, Adoration and Benediction and much more. Tel Sr. Mairead 051-833006.

     

    Ordination at St. Oliver’s   We look forward to welcoming Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan to 12 Noon Mass next Sunday when he will ordain Lazarus Gidolf to the Permanent Diaconate for this Diocese. All are welcome to this Mass.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community   Molly Joanna Harris who was baptised last weekend.

     

    Eucharistic Ministers Rota  for July – September ’15 is now available in the Sacristy in the church.

     

    Cancer Care Support Centre  “For people living with Cancer and those who care for them”.  At C.A.R.E. we aim to provide a warm, safe and confidential environment for people with cancer and their families.  Open Monday – Friday 10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. at 14 Wellington Street, Clonmel Tel 052-6182667.

     

    Collection last weekend
    Envelopes – €613.46     Notes and Coin – €513.54    Thank You

     

    Collection for the Needs of the Diocese  This annual collection will take place next weekend 27th/28th June. The proceeds from this collection go towards funding Accord, Family Ministry Services, Cura, Child Safeguarding and services provided by St. John’s Pastoral Centre. Envelopes for those who haven’t got them are available at all the Church doors. Those who have the Box of Envelopes will find an envelope for this collection in their box.  Please be as generous as you can.

     

    3rd Annual 6K Family Fun Walk in aid of St. Oliver’s Parish Centre will take place on Friday 26th June.  Registration at 6.30 p.m.  Route: St. Oliver’s, – Heywood Road, – Western Road, Bypass – St. Oliver’s Refreshments served afterwards.  Free Raffle.  Donations taken on the night
    All are welcome.

     

    Sunday

    Every seven days, the Church celebrates the Easter mystery.  This tradition goes back to the time of the Apostles. It takes its origin from the actual day of Christ’s Resurrection. Sunday extends the celebration of Easter throughout the year. It is meant to be illumined by the glory of the Risen Christ. It makes present the new creation brought about by Christ.

    Sunday also recalls the creation of the world. The Genesis account of creation, expressed in poetic style, is a hymn of awe and adoration of God in the presence of the immensity of creation.

    The Fathers of the Second Vatican Council explained how we should celebrate the Eucharist on Sunday, or its vigil on Saturday evening:

    The Church, therefore, earnestly desires that Christ’s faithful, when present at this mystery of faith, should not be there as strangers or silent spectators. On the contrary, through a good understanding of the rites and prayers they should take part in the sacred action, conscious of what they are doing, with devotion and full collaboration. They should be instructed by God’s word and be nourished at the table of the Lord’s Body.  They should give thanks to God. Offering the immaculate victim, not only through the hands of the priest, but also together with him, they should learn to offer themselves. Through Christ, the Mediator, they should be drawn day by day into ever more perfect union with God and with each other, so that finally God may be all in all. (SC, no 48)
    Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults, pp. 401-402

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

    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.   Patrick Landy (Anniv)

    Sunday    9.00 a.m.   David Hallinan (1st Anniv)

                    12 Noon     Christy McGuire (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 ask God to give eternal rest and peace to Fr. Ray Reidy SPS,CC

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community  Hannah Rose Fagan who was baptised last weekend.

     

    The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC)  The PPC meets roughly once a month to reflect on our Parish. The members are open to hearing from anybody who has suggestions or concerns, or who would want to say something about the Parish. The present members are: Meta Cunningham, Michael Carroll, Mandy Dalton, Elaine Downey, Lazarus Gidolf. We would hope to have a few more members soon, and if anybody would like to join in, please contact any of the above or Fr. Hegarty (Ph 6125679).

     

    Mass for the People of the Parish  Once a week (usually on Monday) Mass is offered for the Intentions of all the people of the parish. We remember especially those that are sick. Even if you can’t attend the Mass you and your loved ones are remembered.

     

    Lost/Found  Various items umbrellas, glasses etc have been left in the Church. If they belong to you, please collect them from the sacristy.

     

    Irish Cancer Society would like to thank St. Oliver’s Parish for their generosity to the recent church gate collection.  €219.50 received will go towards making a difference in the lives of people affected by cancer.

     

    Feast of the Irish Martyrs  Saturday next 20th June is the Feast of the Irish Martyrs. Our Church here is dedicated also to those 17 Martyrs who were beatified by Pope John Paul 11 in 1992. We pray that we too may have the courage to bear witness to our faith.

     

    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.

     

    3rd Annual 6K Family Fun Walk in aid of St. Oliver’s Parish Centre will take place on Friday 26th June. We invite as many as possible to take part in this event. It is meant to be a “get-together”, as well as a fundraising event. Registration at 6.30 p.m. Sponsor Cards are available at the Parish Office or from Jimmy Moloney.

     

    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.

     

    Collection last weekend

    Envelopes  –  €566.40      Notes and Coin  –  €477.60         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.

     

    Glory to you, Father, through your beloved Son Jesus Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit!

    Blest are you, Lord, through eternity!

    May you be blessed, Father, because you have created me, and because the heart that you have given me you held, first of all, in your own hands! Blest are you, Lord, through eternity!

    May you be blessed, Father, for the soul that you have given me, because your love has fashioned it in the image of Jesus, your first-born Son!  Blest are you, Lord, through eternity!

    May you be blessed, Father, for the body that you have given me, because you will call it to live eternally in the glory of your resurrection!  Blest are you, Lord, through eternity!

    O Father of Jesus and source of the Spirit, you who loved me in Christ even before the world was created, you who are the source of my whole being and the root of every good thing that grows in me: because I was born in your heart, let my whole life be only a return to you- to your heart, where I will finally know the peace of my heart.

    (Lucien Deiss, Biblical Prayers)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

    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.   William, Christine & Mary Minogue (Anniv)

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

                      12 Noon   Deirdre & Michael Gerrard (Anniv)

     

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

     

    Parish Pastoral Council (PPC)  A meeting of the PPC will take place on Monday 8th at 8.00 p.m.

     

    Novena to the Sacred Heart continues until Friday 12th June in St. Oliver’s Church at the 10.00 a.m. Mass each day.

     

    Exams We continue to remember all those who are doing exams this month especially those from our own parish.

     

    We pray for the repose of the soul of Jacqueline Dalton, Glenconnor Heights and formerly of Bianconi Drive, who died during the week.

     

    Accord Pre Marriage Courses for 2015 will be held in Clonmel on: June 14th & 21st,   September 27th & October 4th,   November 8th & 15th, from 9.00 a.m. – 200 p.m. All courses are being held in Hotel Minella. All couples must attend both Sundays. The cost of the course is €150 per couple. All materials – tea/coffee refreshemnts are included.

     

    Knock 2015  See posters at the Church doors for dates and times of ceremonies during this year.

     

    Fundraising Concert in aid of ASD Unit, Ardfinnan and Cherry Blossom, Irishtown, Clonmel will take place on Friday 12th June at 8.00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Irishtown, Clonmel. Music by The Clonmel Concert Band, Derek Ryan (Bass Baritone) and The Unity Singers, Kilkenny.  Tickets €10 available from Ardfinnan N.S., St. Mary’s CBS, Irishtown, Marians, and are also available on the night.

     

    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.

     

    3rd Annual 6K Family Fun Walk in aid of St. Oliver’s Parish Centre will take place on Friday 26th June. We invite as many as possible to take part in this event. It is meant to be a “get-together”, as well as a fundraising event. Registration at 6.30 p.m. Sponsor Cards are available at the Parish Office or from Jimmy Moloney.

     

    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.

     

    Collection last weekend

    Envelopes  –  €595.76      Notes and Coin  –  €560.24          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.

     

    The Pope’s Intentions for June

    Universal: Immigrants and Refugees   That immigrants and refugees may find welcome and respect in the countries to which they come.

    Evangelisation: Vocations  That the personal encounter with Jesus may arouse in many young people the desire to offer their own lives in priesthood or consecrated life.

     

    Give your Bread  O Lord, we pray to you

    Give your bread, Lord, to those who are hungry, give hunger for yourself to those who have bread, for you alone, Lord, can satisfy our desire: O Lord, we pray to you.

    Give your strength to those who are weak, give humility to those who think themselves strong, for you alone, Lord, are our strength: O Lord, we pray to you.

    Gvie faith to those who are in doubt, give doubt to those who believe they possess you, for you alone, Lord, are the truth: O Lord, we pray to you.

    Give confidence to those who are afraid, give your fear to those who have too much confidence, for you alone, Lord, support our hope: O Lord, we pray to you.

    Give light to those who are searching for you, preserve in your love those who have found you, for you alone, Lord, can fulfill our love: O Lord, we pray to you.                (Lucien Deiss, Biblical Prayers)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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