• St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – All Saints Day

    October 30, 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.  Anna O’ Brien (Anniv)
    Sunday   9.00 a.m.  Mary Ellen Heffernan & Family (Anniv)  12 Noon  Robbie Galvin (Anniv)

     

    EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
    Our Parish Eucharistic Adoration takes place each week Monday from 2.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. (except when Monday is a Church Holiday or a Public Holiday).

     

    St. Vincent de Paul Monthly Collection will take place after all Masses this weekend Saturday 31st October and Sunday 1st November.

     

    Legion of Mary As part of their follow up, members will be available after Masses in St. Oliver’s this weekend and will be anxious to meet anyone willing to consider active or auxiliary membership of the Legion of Mary who meet on Thursday evenings at 7.30 p.m.

     

    Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) The PPC will meet in the Parish Centre after Mass on Monday evening.

     

    Study of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) The first meeting of the Clonmel Study Group will take place at the Pastoral Centre, Irishtown, on Monday 2nd November at 7.30 p.m. Membership still open!  Contact Jimmy on 086-2597275.

     

    Saint Pio Prayer Group will take place on Monday 2nd November 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 3rd November at 8.00 p.m. Contact: Gemma 087-9129263.

     

    Al-Anon An open Al-Anon Meeting will take place on Tuesday November 3rd at 8.00 p.m. in Clonmel Resource Centre. If your home is unhappy because someone you love drinks too much please come along.

     

    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.

     

    We pray for Brigid O’ Dea, Rockfield, Glenconnor who died during the week.

     

    Novena of Masses for the Dead Please note the various times of the Novena Masses on the back of this Newsletter and on the list displayed near the Church doors. The Novena Masses begin this Tuesday 3rd & will conclude on Wednesday 11th. The dead will be remembered at all Masses during November.

     

    Take the short-term pledge for November November is the month of the Holy Souls. Many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer this sacrifice in honour of their deceased loved ones. You can do likewise! www.pioneerassociation.ie or contact 01-8749464.

     

    Irish Blood Transfusion Service would like to thank 552 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.

     

    Collection last weekend
    Envelopes  – €615.95   Notes and Coin  – €545.05    Thank You

     

    All Saints and All Souls
    This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of All the Saints. “The ultimate object of Veneration of the Saints is the glory of God and our own sanctification. We try to imitate the virtue of those who were pre-eminent disciples of the Lord”     (Adapted from the Directory of Popular Piety and the Liturgy).

    On all Souls Day (2nd November) we honour the memory of our Dead, as has been done from the very earliest days of the Christian religion.

    The following prayer from the Order of Christian Funerals will help us to keep both Feasts in mind:

    Lord God,
    whose days are without end
    and whose mercies beyond counting,
    keep us mindful
    that life is short and the hour of death unknown.
    Let your Spirit guide our days on earth
    in the ways of holiness and justice,
    that we may serve you
    in union with the whole Church,
    sure in faith, strong in hope, perfect in love.
    And when our earthly journey is ended,
    lead us rejoicing into your kingdom,
    where you live for ever and ever.
    Amen.                       OCF, 332

     

    Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed and Novena of Masses – Tuesday 3rd November

    As usual a Novena of Masses will be offered for our beloved dead. The times of the Novena Mass will vary as follows:

    Tuesday 3rd — 7.30 p.m.

    Wednesday 4th — 7.30 p.m.

    Thursday 5th — 7.30 p.m.

    Friday 6th — 7.30 p.m.

    Saturday 7th — 11.30 a.m.

    Sunday 8th — 9.00 a.m.

    Monday 9th — 7.30 p.m.

    Tuesday 10th — 7.30 p.m.

    Wednesday 11th — 7.30 p.m.

    All during November we will remember at all Masses those who are on the Altar List of the Dead. The slips of paper for names are contained in the box of envelopes distributed to the parish, but are also available in the Church. There is no obligation to make an offering for these intentions.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

    October 23, 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.  Bid Sutcliffe (Anniv)
    Sunday    9.00 a.m.  Betty & Charlie Johnson (Anniv)  12 Noon  Willie & Susan Roberts (Anniv)

     

    EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
    Our Parish Eucharistic Adoration takes place each week 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 26th October.

     

    Legion of Mary This weekend Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October members of the Legion of Mary will hand out information leaflets after Masses. We appeal to please take one and read the contents, and perhaps consider joining the Legion of Mary as an active or auxiliary member.

     

    Anam Cara is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Tuesday 27th October from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. in the Horse and Jockey Hotel, Thurles. The guest speaker for the evening is Irene Murphy. All Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to bereaved parents. Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for room set up, and would appreciate if you could RSVP to info@anamcara.ie by Monday 26th October or Tel 01-4045378.

     

    Café Theology in Waterford and Lismore will take place on Tuesday 27th October at 7.30 p.m. at The Granville Hotel, Waterford (Tapestry Room). Tony Foy and his National Evangelisation Team will present a talk on:  “Can we get our Young People Back to the Church?” . All are welcome. No charge, but please leave a donation for the coffee/tea and event expenses.

     

    St. Vincent de Paul Monthly Collection will take place after all Masses next weekend Saturday 31st October and Sunday 1st November.

     

    Change for Charity – National Coin Week – 2nd to 8th November The Central Bank announced a National roll-out for their ‘rounding-up’ initiative, removing 1c and 2c coins from circulation. Change for Charity is a not for profit campaign which brings five Irish charities together (The Irish Heart Foundation, St. Francis Hospice, Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services, Gaisce, and Irish Autism Action). Each charity will receive an equal portion of the funds raised by Change for Charity. People are asked to bring their jar, bottle or bag of coins to special receptacles located in all branches of AIB and Bank or Ireland between 2nd and 8th November.

     

    The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated here in St. Oliver’s at 2.00 p.m. on Thursday 19th May 2016.

     

    We pray for Patrick (Paddy) O’ Mahony Ard Fatima, who died during the week.

     

    IHCPT Lourdes Pilgrimage Since 1972, IHCPT – The Irish Pilgrimage  Trust has been taking young people with special needs to Lourdes at Easter. Application Forms available at the Parish Office Tel 6125679. Closing date for applications is next Saturday 31st October. For futher information Tel Marie Therese Connolly 051-646074 or 087-9809304.

     

    HELP! Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland For Free Text Suicide Crisis Information TEXT HELP to 50015 This service is free to use and you can text 50015 even if you have no credit. Available 24 hours a day.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Dylan Damien Stanley who was baptised last weekend.

     

    Collections last weekend 
    Sunday 18th   Envelopes – €562.46   Notes and Coin – €439.54
    Mission Collection (to Date)   Envelopes – €331.41   Notes and Coin – €594.59  Thank You

     

    Our New Parish Centre

    Target: €130,000.00     Donated so far: €124,434.62

    Thanks for all your generosity

     

    October – The Month of the Rosary

    Pope Francis was present one time when Pope John Paul 11 (now St. John Paul) was saying the Rosary.  He has this to say:

    “One afternoon I went to pray the Holy Rosary that the Holy Father was leading. He was in front of us on his knees. With the Holy Father’s back to me I entered into prayer. In the middle of the prayer, I became distracted looking at the pope, and time began to fade away.

    I began to imagine the young priest, the seminarian, the poet, the worker, the child from Wadowice in exactly the same posture as he was now praying Hail Mary after Hail Mary.  His witness struck me. I felt this man chosen to guide the Church was the summation of a path trod together with his Mother in heaven, a path that began in his childhood.

    And I suddenly realised the weight of the words spoken by the Mother of Guadalupe to Saint Juan Diego, “Do not be afraid. Am I not your mother?” I grasped the presence of Mary in the Pope’s life. His witness did not get lost in memory. From that time onward I have prayed the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary every day”.

    (From: Austen Ivreigh,
    The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope, p. 275)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Mission Sunday

    October 16, 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. Keith Doolan (Anniv) & Joseph Kennedy (Anniv)
    Sunday    9.00 a.m. Daniel Gibbons (Anniv)  12 Noon Kenneth 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).

     

    Liturgy of the Word to celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life will take place at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Waterford this Sunday 18th October at 3.00 p.m. All are invited to attend this special liturgy as we celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life with the Religious of the Diocese.

     

    Catechism of the Catholic Church Information Evening on the Study of the Catechism of the Catholic Church with Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, in Hotel Minella, Clonmel on Tuesday 20th October from 7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. These studies are open to all adults who wish to have a deeper understanding of the Catholic Faith. For further information contact Jimmy at 086-2597275. All are welcome.

     

    Confirmation 2016 We look forward to meeting the girls and boys who are preparing for Confirmation at the special Mass here on Wednesday 21st at 7.00 p.m.

     

    “Les Miserables” The High School and Presentation Secondary Schools will present the musical “Les Miserables” in the White Memorial Theatre, Clonmel from Monday 19th to Thursday 22nd October. Monday 19th is family night, tickets €45 per family of four and students €13. Tickets on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night €13. For booking contact 052-6123587 or 052-6124459. Tickets available at offices of both schools.

     

    Irish Blood Transfusion Service will hold a Blood Donor Clinic in Clonmel Park Hotel on Monday 19th October from 5.00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd October 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.

     

    Today is World Mission Sunday. The theme this year is: “Abundant Life”. There will be a second collection after Communion. Those who have a Mission Sunday Envelope in their box of envelopes, please put in the basket.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Nicola Vivienne Condon whowas baptised last weekend.

     

    Collection last weekend
    Envelopes – €714.19   Notes and Coin – €449.81     Thank You

     

    Towards Peace
    Towards Peace is an new spiritual support service designed for those who have experienced sexual, physical, emotional or spiritual abuse by Catholic Church personnel in Ireland.

    Support is also available for family members of abuse survivors. The vision of Towards Peace is to provide a safe supportive space, where people who have been affected by abuse in a Church context can be accompanied as they seek their own experience of spiritual peace, one step at a time.  Towards Peace provides spiritual support through one-to-one spiritual direction sessions, with a qualified spiritual companion. Up to nine sessions are offered and there is no cost.

    For more information, please visit www.towardspeace.ie, phone 01-5053028 or email towardspeace@iecon.ie.

     

    World Mission Day
    Pope Francis in his message for World Mission Day 2015 has this to say:
    “Every baptised person is called to bear witness to the Lord Jesus by proclaiming the faith received as a gift. Since Christ’s entire existence had a missionary character, so too, all who follow him closely must possess this missionary quality. As Vatican 11 stated: ‘The laity should cooperate in the Church’s missionary work of evangelisation, as witnesses and at the same time as living instruments, they share in her saving mission’ (Ad Gentes, 41)”. The first to whom the Gospel message must be preached are: “the poor, the little ones and the sick, those who are often looked down upon and forgotten, those who cannot repay us (cf. Luke 14:13-14)”.

    The duty of the Church is to help those in need. However, if the purpose of the Church is solely to care for the poor, to further justice and peace, then it becomes a human institution oriented to temporal goals. The primary mission of the Church is to preach the Good News of Jesus Christ so that all people will be brought into communion with the living God and into the fullness of the kingdom. Caring for the poor is an important aspect of the Church’s ultimate mission, that is, to invite “all people, scattered and divided by sin, into the unity of God’s family, the Church… to become, in the Holy Spirit, his adopted children and thus heirs to his blessed life”. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 28th 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.  Christine, William, Mary & James Minogue (Anniv)
    Sunday    9.00 a.m.  Jimmy Dalton & Baby Stephen (Anniv)   12 Noon Michael Bates (Anniv)

     

    October – Mission Month
    Friday 9th October was National Day of Prayer for Children. Parents are asked to encourage their children to pray for other children especially poor children.

     

    World Mission Sunday is being celebrated next Sunday 18th October. The theme this year is: “Abundant Life”. There will be a second collection after Communion. Those who have a Mission Sunday Envelope in their box of envelopes, please put in the basket.

     

    The 40th Anniversary of the Canonisation of St. Oliver Plunkett
    Monday 12th October 2015

     

    Calling all our Ministers of the Eucharist The Diocese is offering a  programme of Reflection and Formation for Ministers of the Eucharist in St. Oliver’s Parish Centre on Tuesday next 13th October at 7.30 p.m. All our present Ministers of the Eucharist are asked to attend, and for anybody who would like to be a Minister of the Eucharist this is a great opportunity to “come and see”.

     

    The Clonmel Men’s Shed are holding an open day in their premises at Dudley’s Mills, Coleville Road, Clonmel on Wednesday 14th October from 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. We invite the general public to come along to see this wonderful facility. Our members will be available to answer any questions you may have on that day.

     

    Loreto Secondary School Open Night for all 6th class girls and their parents will take place at Loreto School on Thursday 15th October from 6.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.

     

    Liturgy of the Word to celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life will take place at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Waterford on Sunday 18th October at 3.00 p.m. All are invited to attend this special liturgy as we celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life with the Religious of the Diocese.

     

    “Les Miserables” The High School and Presentation Secondary Schools will present the musical “Les Miserables” in the White Memorial Theatre, Clonmel from Monday 19th to Thursday 22nd October. Monday 19th is family night, tickets €45 per family of four and students €13. Tickets on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night €13. For booking contact 052-6123587 or 052-6124459. Tickets available at offices of both schools.

     

    5K and 10K Mini Marathon in aid of The Carers Association will take place this Sunday 11th October, leaving Hotel Minella at 11.00 a.m. Open to everybody. For more information contact Richie Molloy tel 6170454 or visit the website www.carersireland.com

     

    We pray for the repose of the soul of Joe Burke late of 57 Highfield Grove who died during the week.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Conor Michael Kearns was  baptised last weekend.

     

    Collection last weekend
    Envelopes – €731.30   Notes and Coin – €451.70    Thank You

     

    The Pope’s Intentions for October
    Universal: Human Trafficking That human trafficking, the modern form of slavery, may be eradicated.

    Evangelisation: Mission in Asia That with a missionary spirit the Christian communities of Asia may announce the Gospel to those who are still awaiting it.

     

    Praying for all our Families
    In his homily at the concluding Mass for the World Meeting of Families, Pope Francis gave very practical advice:
    Happiness, holiness is always tied to little gestures.   These little gestures are those we learn at home in the family; they get lost amid all the other things we do, yet they do make each day different. They are the quiet things done by mothers and grandmothers, by fathers and grandfathers, by children.

    They are little signs of tenderness, affection and compassion. Like the warm supper we look forward to at night, the early lunch awaiting someone who
    gets up early to go to work. Homely gestures. Like a blessing before we go to bed, or a hug after we return from a hard day’s work.

    Love is shown by little things, by attention to small daily signs, which make us feel at home. Faith grows when it is lived and shaped by love. That is why our families, our homes are true domestic churches.   They are the right places for faith to become life and life to become faith.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 27th 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.  Jimmy Mackey (Anniv)
    Sunday    9.00 a.m.  Helen Casey (Anniv)  12 Noon  Mary Kiely (Anniv)

     

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

     

    Eucharistic Adoration Retreat will take place at Glencomeragh House of Prayer, Kilsheelan this 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.

     

    Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) A meeting of the PPC will take place on Monday 5th October at 8.00 p.m.

     

    Saint Pio Prayer Group will take place on Monday 5th October 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 6th October at 8.00 p.m.  Contact: Gemma 087-9129263.

     

    Calling all our Readers The Diocese is offering a programme of  Reflection and Formation for Church Readers in St. Oliver’s Parish Centre on Tuesday next 6th October at 7.30 p.m.   All our present readers are asked to attend, and for anybody who would like to be a reader this is a great opportunity to “come and see”.

     

    Barnardos Book Club is starting on Wednesday 7th October at Barnardos, 140 Elm Park. Free to all children attending Primary School.  Junior and Senior Infants 2 p.m. – 2.45 p.m. (An adult must attend with child) 1st – 6th Class 3 p.m. – 3.45 p.m. (An adult must attend with child under 8 yrs) Parents/Guardians call to Margaret or Paula at the project to complete an application form. For further details Tel 052-6170665.

     

    ‘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 numbers are limited. Tel 051-874199. Cost €10 per person.

     

    Make your SVP Church Gate Donations go Further! SVP can now reclaim tax on eligible receipted donations from both PAYE and Self Assessed donors. This means that if you donate €250 to SVP in one calendar year, SVP can reclaim an additional €113 at NO EXTRA cost to you. If you would like SVP to benefit from this available tax refund, simply place your cash donation in the SVP envelope provided (available in this church or from the SVP Collector). Just fill out your details and place the completed envelope in the collection bucket as normal. We will then send you a receipt for your generous donation and CHY3 form for you to complete. Without your support, what we do would be impossible. Thank you.

     

    IHCPT Lourdes Pilgrimage  Since 1972, IHCPT – The Irish Pilgrimage  Trust has been taking young people with special needs to Lourdes at Easter. Application Forms available at the Parish Office Tel 6125679. Closing date for applications is 31st October. For futher information Tel Marie Therese Connolly 051-646074 or 087-9809304.

     

    We pray for the repose of the soul of Herbert Buck late of Cooleens Close who died recently.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Lexie and Leah Rose McCormack Peters who were baptised recently.

     

    Price of The Irish Catholic Paper is €1.80 from 1st October.

     

    Offertory Collections 
    Sun 20th Sept    Envelopes – €561.00    Notes and Coin – €468.00
    Sun 27th Sept    Envelopes – €562.51    Notes and Coin – €457.49 Thank You

     

    In this month of October we are invited to think and pray about:

    1.   The Sacredness of all Human Life   Today we pray especially for all
    who are terminally ill and for those who care for them.

    2.  The 40th Anniversary of the Canonisation of St. Oliver Plunkett:   12th October 2015

    3.  The Missions   Sunday 18th October is Mission Sunday and we pray for the Mission of the whole Church and for all those sent on mission.

    4.  Consecrated Life We pray for all the religious of this Diocese living and dead. On Mission Sunday at 3.00 p.m., in the Cathedral, Waterford there is a special Liturgy of the Word to which all are invited.

    5.  The Synod on the Family taking place in Rome.
    With Pope Francis we pray:

    Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendour of true love, to you we turn with trust.

    Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic Churches.

    Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection and division: May all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing.

    Holy Family of Nazareth, may the approching Synod of Bishops make us more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family, and its beauty in God’s plan.

    Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer.  Amen.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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