• St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

    September 18, 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 – 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.  James Minogue (Anniv)
    Sunday 9.00 a.m.   Kitty Hayes (Anniv)  12 Noon   Billy Kane (Anniv)
    John & Kathleen Kane (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 on Monday 28th of  September 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.

     

    Yoga Classes for Beginners will commence on Wednesday 30th September in the Parish Centre from 10.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. for 7 weeks. €3 per person per week. If interested please contact the Parish Office Tel 6125679 or Jimmy Moloney Tel 087-7824828 by this Monday 28th September.

     

    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.

     

    Conference on Laudato Si  There will be a conference on local responses to Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Care for our Common Home on Saturday 3rd October in Waterford Institute of Technology. Registration at 9.00 a.m. All are welcome.
    The primary aim of the conference is to raise awareness of the content of the Encyclical and to explore how we are responding locally to the challenge of environmental degradation and the danger posed by climate change.

     

    St. Vincent de Paul Monthly Collection will take place after all Masses next weekend Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October.

     

    Eucharistic Adoration Retreat will take place at Glencomeragh House of Prayer, Kilsheelan on Sunday 4th October at 2.00 p.m. Holy Mass to be celebrated by his Lordship Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan. Cost €10. For more information go to website www.waterfordlismore.com. All are welcome.

     

    Reflection and Formation for Ministers of the Eucharist and Readers  This will take place in St. Oliver’s Parish Centre on Tuesday 6th October for Readers and on Tuesday 13th October for Ministers of the Eucharist each evening at 7.30 p.m.
    We need more Readers and more Ministers of the Eucharist and this is an ideal opportunity to prepare and to be refreshed.

     

    ‘Eternal’ Music Workshop will take place at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford on Wednesday 7th October at 7.30 p.m. Facilitator: Liam Lawton.  Booking essential as numbers are limited. Tel 051-874199. Cost €10 per person.

     

    Eucharistic Ministers Rota for October – December ’15 is now available in the Sacristy in the church.

     

    The Irish Catholic Paper will increase in price from €1.60 to €1.80 from 1st October.

     

    The Jubilee Year of Mercy will run from December 8th 2015 to November 20th 2016. Pope Francis has given all priests the faculty to absolve the sin of abortion during the Jubilee Year.

     

    Our New Parish Centre

    Target: €130,000.00    Donated so far: €123,760.62
    Thanks for all your generosity

     

    This weekend in union with all those attending the National Eucharistic Congress at Knock we pray the

    Eucharistic Congress Prayer

    Lord Jesus, you were sent by the Father
    to gather together those who are scattered.
    You came among us, doing good and bringing healing,
    announcing the word of salvation
    and giving the Bread which lasts forever.
    Be our companion on life’s pilgrim way.

    May your Holy Spirit inflame our hearts,
    enliven our hope and open our minds,
    so that together with our sisters and brothers in faith
    we may recognise you in the Scriptures
    and in the breaking of bread.
    May your Holy Spirit transform us into one body
    and lead us to walk humbly on the earth,
    in justice and love,
    as witnesses of your resurrection.

    In communion with Mary,
    whom you gave to us as our Mother
    at the foot of the cross, through you
    may all praise, honour and blessing be to the Father
    in the Holy Spirit and in the Church,
    now and forever.  Amen.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

    September 18, 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 – 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.  Mai, Michael & John O’ Shea & Michael Curran (Anniv)
    Sunday 9.00 a.m.  Cally Kelly (Anniv)   12 Noon  Cissy Foran (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).

     

    Information Evening on The Study of the Catechism of the Catholic Church will take place at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford with Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan on Thursday 24th September from 7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. For more details contact Fidelma Griffin at Bishops House Tel 051 – 874463.

     

    The National Eucharistic Congress 2015 (NEC) The NEC will be held  at Knock on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September 2015. There is a website www.nec2015.ie “Christ, our Hope” (Col 1:27) Críost Ár nDóchas.

     

    Elation Ministries Praise and Worship Concert will take place at Knock Basilica on Saturday 26th September at 8.30 p.m. Free admission. “Young people committed to spreading the good news through music and song”.

     

    The Annual Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday 27th September coinciding with the Eucharistic Congress. Cost €20. (Meals extra) For details contact any Legion of Mary member or Tel 087-7148100 or 086-3100581.

     

    Yoga Classes for Beginners will commence on Wednesday 30th September in the Parish Centre from 10.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. for 7 weeks. €3 per person per week. If interested please contact the Parish Office Tel 6125679 or Jimmy Moloney Tel 087-7824828 by Monday 28th September.

     

    Conference on Laudato Si  There will be a conference on local responses to Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Care for our Common Home on Saturday 3rd October in Waterford Institute of Technology. Registration at 9.00 a.m. All are welcome.
    The primary aim of the conference is to raise awareness of the content of the Encyclical and to explore how we are responding locally to the challenge of environmental degradation and the danger posed by climate change.

     

    Reflection and Formation for Ministers of the Eucharist and Readers  This will take place in St. Oliver’s Parish Centre on Tuesday 6th October for Readers and on Tuesday 13th October for Ministers of the Eucharist each evening at 7.30 p.m.
    We need more Readers and more Ministers of the Eucharist and this is an ideal opportunity to prepare and to be refreshed.

     

    Children’s Choir The Parish Pastoral Council has been reflecting on the need to establish a Children’s Choir in the Parish. In the past there was such a choir, and there may be people who were members who would now be  prepared to help to form a new choir. Names to any members of the PPC or to the Parish Office by phone 6125679 or by email at stoliver@eircom.net

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Keelan Aidan Maun, Mia Nicole Smith and Luke Thomas Fitzpatrick who were baptised last weekend.

     

    Eucharistic Ministers Rota for October – December ’15 is now available in the Sacristy in the church.

     

    Collection last weekend
    Envelopes – €485.14   Notes and Coin – €492.86    Thank You

     

    Education in the Faith

    Last weeks Parish Newsletter highlighted the New Catholic Preschool and Primary Religious Curriculum.   But Education in the faith is also the task of Parents and should begin in the child’s earliest years.

    The CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH (CCC) says that this “already happens when family members help one another to grow in faith by the witness of a christian life in keeping with the Gospel.  Family catechesis precedes, accompanies and enriches other forms of instruction in the faith.
    Parents have the mission of teaching their children to pray and to discover their vocation as children of God” (CCC 2226). Many parents feel that they need more knowledge of their faith.

    Our Diocese is promoting the study of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and there is a notice of this in today’s Newletter.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

    September 11, 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 – 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.  Ellen & Anthony Ryan (Anniv)
    Sunday 9.00 a.m.  Esther O’Donnell (Anniv)   12 Noon  James Slattery (Anniv) & Bill Beary (Anniv)

     

    Glencomeragh Retreat  All are welcome to the Afternoon of Reflection (which will include Mass) taking place at Glencomeragh this Sunday from 2.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

     

    Whist Drive will take place at the Bridge Centre, Clonmel on Sunday 13th September at 2.30 p.m. New players welcome. Refreshments served.

     

    Coffee Morning in aid of Hospice will take place at the SVP Bookshop, Mulcahy House on Thursday 17th September from 10.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

     

    Bereavement Information Evening will be held by Milford Care Centre and Anam Cara at Milford Care Centre, Castletroy, Limerick on Thursday 17th September form 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. Registration from 6.45 p.m.  Topic for the evening is “Coping with loss when a child dies”. Guest Speaker: Brid Carroll. The event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age of their child or the circumstances of their death.

     

    The National Eucharistic Congress 2015 (NEC) The NEC will be held at Knock on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September 2015. There is a website www.nec2015.ie “Christ, our Hope” (Col 1:27) Críost Ár nDóchas.

     

    Readers Rota for Vigil Mass on Saturday nights is available in the Sacristy.

     

    Make a Big Difference for a little time! The Brothers of Charity Services are seeking Host Families to provide short breaks to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, involving them in everyday activities in your home whilst giving families a break. If you are interested, please contact Homeshare Co-ordinator, the Brothers of Charity Services South East, Child & Family Centre, 2 Jervis Place, Parnell St., Clonmel. Tel 6124499 or email: homesharetipp@tipperary.brothersofcharity.ie

     

    Congratulations to all the young people who got their Junior Cert results during the week. We wish them well for the future.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Luke Patrick Clery who was baptised last weekend.

     

    Accord Pre Marriage Courses for 2015 will be held in Clonmel on:  September 27th & October 4th November 8th & 15th from 9.00 a.m. – 2.00 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 refreshments are included.

     

    The Jubilee Year of Mercy will run from December 8th 2015 to November 20th 2016. Pope Francis has given all priests the faculty to absolve the sin of abortion during the Jubilee Year.

     

    Collection last weekend
    Envelopes – €644.95   Notes and Coin – €550.05     Thank You

     

    What is the National Eucharistic Congress?
    The National Eucharistic Congress will serve both as a spiritual preparation for the fifty-first International Eucharistic Congress 2016 in Cebu next January, and as an opportunity to focus, in the light of our Eucharistic communion, on some of the important pastoral questions in the life of the Church at the present time.

    The theme for the National Congress, echoing the theme of IEC2016, is ‘Christ, our Hope’ (Col 1:27). The Congress, which is free of charge, will have a particular focus on marriage and the family as well as the Year of Consecrated Life 2015 and the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy.

    Copies of Congress Programme available in the Church.

     

    New Catholic Preschool and Primary Religious Education Curriculum

    The New Catholic Preschool and Primary Religious Education Curriculum was launched in this Diocese last Thursday. The Catholic vision of education is rooted in its ‘Christian concept of life centred on Jesus Christ; he is the One who ennobles people, gives meaning to human life, and is the model which the Catholic School offers to its pupils’ (CS 33-37). The Catholic Faith is a body of truth that is to be faithfully handed on through Religious Education and catechesis and this handing on is the Christian mission and duty of parents, clergy, religious, teachers and catechists (cf. LF 40, par1).

    Religious education is never simply one subject among many in the Catholic primary school, but the foundation of the entire education process. Catholic primary Religious Education is distinctive because it seeks to encourage and support the Catholic faith commitment of  Catholic students (SGN 39). The National Directory for Catechesis, Share the Good News (2010), outlines principles for Religious Education in the Irish Catholic Church (SGN chapter 2).

    The Religious Education curriculum conforms with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and is in accordance with the vision outlined in ‘Share the Good News’, the National Directory for Catechesis in Ireland. The practical application of the curriculum, in the day to day teaching in the classroom, will be implemented through the ‘Grow in Love’ Religious Education Programme.

    Let us pray for all our children and for their parents and teachers and for all who will be involved in implementing the new curriculum.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

    September 4, 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 – 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.  Jimmy & Sophie McKell (Anniv)
    Sunday 9.00 a.m.  Eileen Anderson (Anniv)   12 Noon Jim Doyle (Anniv)
    & Gary Doyle (1st Anniv)

     

    World Suicide Remembrance Day – September 10th  There will be a Mass here at 7.30 p.m. to pray for all those who died by suicide and to pray for the bereaved.

     

    Classes in Relaxation, for Stress, Sleep and Vitality will take place in the Parish Centre starting on Monday 7th September at 7.30 p.m. Cost €6 per class. To book please contact 083-3745760.

     

    The National Eucharistic Congress 2015 (NEC) The NEC will be held  at Knock on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September 2015. We are still looking for a volunteer or volunteers to promote the Congress. There is a website www.nec2015.ie “Christ, our Hope” (Col 1:27) Críost Ár nDóchas.

     

    Elation Ministries Praise and Worship Concert will take place at Knock Basilica on Saturday 26th September at 8.30 p.m. Free admission. “Young people committed to spreading the good news through music and song”.

     

    Appointment:  The Bishop has appointed the Permanent Deacon, Lazarus Gidolf to help in the Clonmel Parishes. We wish Lazarus well in his ministry.

     

    Children’s Choir The Parish Pastoral Council has been reflecting on the need to establish a Children’s Choir in the Parish. In the past there was such a choir, and there may be people who were members who would now be prepared to help to form a new choir. Names to any members of the PPC or to the Parish Office by phone 6125679 or by email at stoliver@eircom.net

     

    The Jubilee Year of Mercy will run from December 8th 2015 to November 20th 2016. Pope Francis has given all priests the faculty to absolve the sin of abortion during the Jubilee Year.

     

    Best Wishes to Ross Peters, Honeyview Estate who is on the Tipperary Minor Hurling Panel for the All Ireland Minor Hurling Final this Sunday 6th  September. Ross is also on the Tipperary Minor Football Panel.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Zachary William Hannigan who was baptised last weekend.

     

    The Clonmel and District Wheelchair Society will be collecting door to door in St. Oliver’ Parish for the month of September.

     

    Collection last weekend
    Envelopes – €622.06   Notes and Coin – €610.94    Thank You

     

    Afternoon of Reflection (including Mass)  We have invited Fr. Patsy Kelly MSC to lead this time of Prayer from 2.30 p.m. until 6.00 p.m. on Sunday 13th September at Glencomeragh.  All those involved in any type of service in our Parish are particularly invited, but the afternoon is open to anybody that would like to take part. It would be useful to have some idea of numbers.  Please contact the Parish Office on 6125679 or by email at stoliver@eircom.net

     

    The Pope’s Intentions for September
    Universal:  Opportunities for the Young  That opportunities for education and employment may increase for all young people.

    Evangelisation:  Catechists  That catechists may give witness by living in a way consistent with the faith they proclaim.

     

    Prayer for Creation
    Last Tuesday 1st September was the First World Day of Prayer for Creation. We need to pray always and be reinforced in our commitment to pray for the world we live in.

    We can pray with Pope Francis:

    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 filled with awe and contemplation,
    to recognise that we are profoundly united
    with every creature as we journey towards 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 Sí, No. 246)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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