• St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 18th 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.   Mary & Martin Ryan (Anniv)
    Sunday 9.00 a.m.     Conor O’ Mahony (Anniv)    12 Noon   Cathy Doyle (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).

    There will be no Adoration on Bank Holiday Monday 3rd August.

     

    Saint Pio Prayer Group will take place on Monday 3rd August in St. Mary’s Church, Irishtown, Clommel. 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.

     

    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.
    If there are other persons who would like to receive Communion at home on the First Friday (or at any other convenient day), please inform us and we will call to you and make arrangements.

     

    Youth 2000 Summer Festival will take place at Cistercian College,  Roscrea, from Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th August. For young people aged 16 – 35, this is a great opportunity to find out what your Catholic faith is all about in a friendly, chilled out atmosphere. The festival is donation only. Free buses available from all around Ireland. For more info and to book online, see www.youth2000.ie or phone 01-6753690.

     

    “Come and See” Catholic Young Adults Conference (ages 18 – 40) will take place at All Hallows College, Dublin on 29th – 30th August. 2 days non-residential: €40. Residential: €55. Contact Liam 086-8888918 or Declan 085-8032848 or www.facebook.com/deus.patria

     

    The National Eucharistic Congress 2015 will take place at Knock on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September. “Christ, our Hope” (Col 1:27) Críost Ár nDóchas. Visit the website www.nec2015.ie

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Twins Zoei and Tori Doyle who were baptised last weekend.

     

    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.

     

    The Priory Institute – Bringing Theology Home Theology Matters!  Join our enthusiastic student community and study theology from home or in class. Application deadline is 21st September. Tel: 01- 4048124.  Web: www.prioryinstitute.ie  E Mail: enquires@prioryinstitute.com

     

    Collection last weekend
    Envelopes – €568.46    Notes and Coin – €485.54    Thank You

     

    Our New Parish Centre

    Target: €130,000.00      Donated so far: €122,293.28

    Thanks for all your generosity

     

    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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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 17th 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.   Edward Anderson (Anniv)
    Sunday 9.00 a.m.                                         12 Noon  Mattie O’ Donnell (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).

     

    Launch of Laudato Si, ‘Care for our Common Home’ will take place on Tuesday 28th July at 7.30 p.m. in The Tower Hotel, Waterford. Fr. Sean McDonagh, a leading environmental theologian who was involved in the drafting of Laudato Si, will introduce the Encyclical and will discuss its implications for us locally. We hope as many as possible will come to hear Sean, whose life and work has been dedicated to raising awareness of the threat of climate change and environmental destruction.

    The Bishop has sent us some copies of the Encyclical. These are available in the Sacristy at €4 (Four Euro) per copy.

     

    St. Vincent de Paul Monthly Collection will take place after all Masses next weekend Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August.

     

    The Catholic Grandparents Association would like to invite all  grandparents, parents and grandchildren to celebrate this wonderful  memorial day for St. Joachim and St. Anne on Sunday 26th July, and  we will be delighted to welcome you all to the National Grandparents  Pilgrimage at Our Lady of Knock Shrine, on Sunday 13th September.

     

    Youth 2000 Summer Festival will take place at Cistercian College,  Roscrea, from Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th August. For young people aged 16 – 35, this is a great opportunity to find out what your Catholic faith is all about in a friendly, chilled out atmosphere. The festival is donation only. Free buses available from all around Ireland. For more info and to book online, see www.youth2000.ie or phone 01-6753690.

     

    “Come and See”  Catholic Young Adults Conference (ages 18 – 40) will take place at All Hallows College, Dublin on 29th – 30th August. 2 days non-residential: €40. Residential: €55. Contact Liam 086-8888918 or Declan 085-8032848 or www.facebook.com/deus.patria

     

    We pray for the repose of the soul James Prendergast, last of 216 St. Oliver’s Square, Elm Park who died last weekend.

     

    Best Wishes to Kelly Delaney from our Parish who is representing Ireland in Badminton at the Special Olympics.

     

    Irish Blood Transfusion Service would like to thank 484 Donors who  attended their Blood Donor Clinic in Clonmel recently. Donors, together with the families, friends and neighbours that support them, make up a  community that brings life and hope to hospital patients every day.

     

    Visiting the Sick  Please let us know when you have somebody sick in Hospital (or at home). We will be glad to visit, and to pray for them.

     

    Collection last weekend
    Envelopes  –  €586.55     Notes and Coin  –  €515.45         Thank You

     

    Fundraising
    Our annual FAMILY FUN WALK brought in €5,968.10. The CLONMEL VINTAGE AND CLASSIC CAR CLUB gave us a donation of €5,500.00.

    Great credit and THANKS are due to all those who organised and participated in these events.

    With these and other donations we have now reached €122,268.28 towards our target of €130,000.00.

     

    National Eucharistic Congress 2015

    This Sunday and for the next four Sundays, the Gospel readings will be from the 6th Chapter of St. John’s Gospel which is about the “Bread of Life”, the Holy Eucharist. These reading will help us to prepare for the National Eucharistic Congress which will take place at Knock on September 26th and 27th. The theme of the Congress is: “Christ Our Hope” (Col 1:27).

    It would be great if we could have a couple of volunteers to promote the Eucharistic Congress in our Parish and to liaise with the Diocese and with the other Parishes in Clonmel. Perhaps a Pilgrimage to Knock can be organised for one of those days.

    Please pray and think about this, and then contact Fr. Hegarty or the Parish Office.

    More information on the Diocesean Website www.waterfordlismore.com

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 16th 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.   Andy Askins (Anniv)
    Sunday 9.00 a.m.   Marie Spillane (Anniv)   12 Noon   John & Mary O’ Mahony & deceased Family Members

     

    Ordination We pray for Rev. Shane O’ Neill who is to be ordained a Priest for this Diocese, on this Sunday 19th July in his home parish of  Knockanore.

     

    The Rise of the Roses Summer Tour is coming to St. Mary’s Abbey, Glencairn, Lismore, Co. Waterford on Saturday 25th July from 2.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. Young girls and women are invited to come and meet the sisters, find out more about life in a Cistercian monastery, rediscover the beauty of a life promised to God, and celebrate this Year of Consecrated Life with prayer, song, friendship and tea. All are welcome. For more details visit the website at www.glencairnabbey.org

     

    St. Declan’s Way Walk – Cashel to Cahir Bookings are now being taken for the upcoming St. Declan’s Day Walk with the Knockmealdown Active Team on Saturday July 25th along the scenic first portion of St. Declan’s Way, from the Rock of Cashel to Cahir. Full details are available on the Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/knockmealdown or on the
    website at http://www.kmdactive.com The cost for the walk is €20 but there is an ‘early bird’ offer of €15 currently available – booking now at http://www.kmdact.com/walking-events/.

     

    National Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick 2015
    Garland Friday – July 24th (Local Pilgrimage) Mass on the summit at 10.00 a.m. Mass in Croagh Patrick car park at 7.30 p.m.
    Reek Sunday – 26th July Confessions on the summit from 7.30 a.m. –  2.00 p.m. Mass on the summit every half hour from 8.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.

     

    Youth 2000 Summer Festival will take place at Cistercian College,  Roscrea, from Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th August. For young people aged 16 – 35, this is a great opportunity to find out what your Catholic faith is all about in a friendly, chilled out atmosphere. The festival is donation only. Free buses available from all around Ireland. For more info and to book online, see www.youth2000.ie or phone 01-6753690.

     

    The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) The members of the PPC meet monthly to reflect on our Parish. We try to discern the areas of greatest need and how we might be able to reach out to these. We need a few more people to help us in this service. The next meeting is in the Parish Centre at 8.00 p.m. on Monday 31st August.

     

    We pray for the repose of the soul of Peter Cronin late of 58 Honeyview Estate who died last week.

     

    Cancer Care Support Centre The offices will be closed from Friday 31st July until Monday 24th August.

     

    2015 Tipperary Warmer Houses Scheme If you are in receipt of Fuel Allowance, Job Seekers Allowance and have children under 7 years or Family Income Settlement then you could be eligible to have your home insulated for a subsidised fee under the Tipperary Warmer Homes Scheme. Homeowners who are not in receipt of the above supplements can avail of the scheme by receiving a grant towards the work to be carried out. For more details and to apply lo-call Tipperary Energy Agency on 0818 222924 or visit www.tea.ie/warmerhomes to download an application form.

     

    St. Benedict’s Priory Cobh, Co. Cork Retreat House for Individuals and Groups. Suggested donation €40 per night including meals.  Contact 021– 4811354.  See poster on notice board.

     

    Collection last weekend
    Envelopes – €530.62    Notes and Coin – €639.38     Thank You

     

    1. ‘’LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore’ – ‘Praise be to you, my Lord’. In the words of this beautiful canticle, St. Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. ‘Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with coloured flowers and herbs’.

    2. This sister now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her. We have come to see ourselves as her lords and masters, entitled to plunder her at will. The violence present in our hearts, wounded by sin, is also reflected in the symptoms of sickness evident in the soil, in the water, in the air and in all forms of life. This is why the earth herself, burdened and laid waste, is among the most abandoned and maltreated of our poor; she ‘groans in travail’ (Rm 8:22). We have forgotten that we ourselves are dust of the earth (cf. Gn 2:7); our very bodies are made up of her elements, we breathe her air and we receive life and refreshment from her waters”.

    These are the first two numbers of the letter of Pope Francis on ‘Care for our Common Home’

    The Bishop has sent us some copies of the Letter. These are available in the Sacristy at €4 (Four Euro) per copy.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 15th 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.  Josie & Dinnie Talbot (Anniv)
    Sunday 9.00 a.m.  Liam Tobin (1st Anniv)  12 Noon  Nancy 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).

     

    Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) A meeting of the PPC will take place on Monday 13th at 8.00 p.m.

     

    Irish Blood Transfusion Service will hold a Blood Donor Clinic in Clonmel Park Hotel on Monday 13th July from 5.00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th July 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.

     

    Youth 2000 Summer Festival will take place at Cistercian College,  Roscrea, from Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th August. For young people aged 16 – 35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people, with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only. Free buses available from all around Ireland. For more info and to book online, see www.youth2000.ie or phone 01-6753690.

     

    The Priory Institute – Bringing Theology Home Theology Matters! Join our enthusiastic student community and study theology from home or in class. Application deadline is 21st September. Web: www.prioryinstitute.ie  E Mail: enquires@prioryinstitute.com Tel: 01-4048124.

     

    The National Eucharistic Congress will take place at Knock on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September 2015.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community  Grace Isabelle Landy who was baptised last weekend.

     

    We pray for the repose of the soul of Mary Croke late of Heywood Road who died during the week.

     

    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.

     

    Collections
    Envelopes  –  €601.06    Notes and Coin  –  €597.94
    The Needs of the Diocese   –  €436.15            Thank You

     

    Appeal for Helpers
    Our Parish Community has been blessed with people that carry out various ministries and services. We renew an appeal for some more.
    WE NEED:
    – Eucharistic Ministers
    – Members for Baptismal Preparation Group
    – Readers
    – Members for the Parish Pastoral Council
    If there are people who feel they would like to serve the Parish Community in some other role, we would be glad to hear from them.

     

    Our New Parish Centre

    Target: €130,000.00      Donated so far: €116,280.18

    Thanks for all your generosity

     

    Pope Francis’ ‘Prayer for our Earth’

    All powerful God, you are present in the whole universe
    and in the smallest of your creatures.
    You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
    Pour out upon us the power of your love,
    that we may protect life and beauty.
    Fill us with peace, that we may live
    as brothers and sisters harming no one.

    O God of the poor,
    help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth,
    so precious in your eyes.
    Bring healing to our lives,
    that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
    that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
    Touch the hearts of those who look only for gain
    at the expense of the poor and the earth.
    Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
    to be fulled with awe and contemplation,
    to recognise that we are profoundly united
    with every creature as we journey toward your infinite light.

    We thank you for being with us each day.
    Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
    for justice, love and peace.

    Pope Francis, Laudato Si

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 14th 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.   Eileen Callanan (Anniv)
    Sunday 9.00 a.m.   Jacqueline Dalton (Months Mind)   12 Noon Patricia Whiteley (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).

     

    Ordination  Thanks to all who were associated with the Ordination of Rev. Lazarus Gidolf to the Permanent Diaconate for the Diocese of  Waterford and Lismore. A special thanks to Liam O’ Shea and the Choir for the amount of time they spent in preparation. We thank Mary Dee for her help. Thanks also to those who prepared flowers for the Altar and to Elaine and our own staff here for all their help.

    The Parish Family Fun Walk  This was again a great success. Thanks to all who participated, donated or helped in any way. We hope to make this our Annual Gathering and Fund-raising activity.

     

    Our Thanks to everyone for their generosity in the collection for The Needs of the Diocese. If you have not yet handed in your envelope please use the envelopes already provided for this collection in the Weekly Family Offering box and, for those who need envelopes, there are some at the back of the Church.

     

    Congratulations to Sarah Pyke and Stephen Byrne who were married in St. Oliver’s Church last weekend.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community  Aaron James Byrne who was baptised last weekend.

     

    Visiting the Sick  Please let us know when you have somebody sick in Hospital (or at home). We will be glad to visit, and to pray for them.

     

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

     

    Youth 2000 Summer Festival will take place at Cistercian College,  Roscrea, from Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th August. For young people aged 16 – 35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people, with over 1000 young people from all  corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only. Free buses available from all around Ireland. For more info and to book online, see www.youth2000.ie or phone 01-6753690.

     

    The National Eucharistic Congress will take place at Knock on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September 2015.

     

    Collection last weekend
    Envelopes  –  €542.70    Notes and Coin  –  €582.30        Thank You

     

    The Pope’s Intentions for July
    Universal: Politics   That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity.

    Evangelisation: The Poor in Latin America  That, amid social  inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society.

     

    Our New Parish Centre

    Target: €130,000.00    Donated so far: €116,280.18

    Thanks for all your generosity

     

    A Prayer for Vocations
    Creator God,
    Life is your gift to me,
    Through Baptism you invite me to share
    the gift of my life in service to others.
    Be with me as I choose each day to show
    your presence in our world.
    Give me the courage and generosity to
    respond to Your love, to Your call.
    I pray especially for those who serve you as
    Priests, Brothers, Sisters, Deacons and Lay Ministers.
    Open the minds and hearts of many other
    men and women that they may accept
    your challenge to build the Kingdom.
    Loving God, you have made me in Your image and likeness,
    and for this I shall praise You forever.
    Through baptism You invite me to serve as Your son Jesus served.
    I offer you this day all that I have and all that I am
    in union with His saving cross.

    Father, in the power of the Spirit,
    You send us forth to build up Your kingdom.
    I pray especially for those whom You are calling
    to serve the church as priests, deacons, sisters and brothers.
    Help them to hear and answer Your call to discipleship.

    The harvest is plenty, but laborers are few.
    Please provide for us men and women
    who will help to gather in a great harvest of souls.
    I make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.
    (US Conference of Catholic Bishops)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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