• St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 1st Sunday of Advent

    November 27, 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.  Benefactors of the Parish
    Sunday    9.00 a.m.                         12 Noon  Tom O’ Connor (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).

     

    Console Service of Light To remember those who died by suicide will take place at the Church of the Resurrection this Sunday 29th November at 4 p.m.

     

    Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) A meeting of the PPC will be held in the Parish Centre on Monday 30th November at 8.00 p.m.  The Carmelite Nuns in Tallow have invited members of PPC’s to an afternoon of Christmas Reflection on Sunday 6th December from 3p.m. to 5 p.m.

     

    Advent Scripture Reflection/Prayer We begin on Tuesday December 1st at 7.30 p.m., and continue each Tuesday for 3 weeks. You are most welcome to come and experience this quiet reflective time at 21 Heywood Heights.   Tel 052-6125235.

     

    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 1st December at 8.00 p.m. Contact: Gemma 087-9129263.

     

    Reflection on the Advent & Christmas Scripture Readings will take place in St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford on Thursday 3rd and Thursday 10th December at 7.30 p.m. Facilitator: Fr. Michael Mullins DD. Over these evenings, Fr. Michael will look at the scripture readings of Advent and Christmas. €5 including light refreshments.

     

    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.

     

    Coffee Morning in aid of St. Vincent de Paul will take place at Place for U on Friday 4th December. All are welcome.

     

    SS Peter & Paul’s Church present their Annual Christmas Festive Concert on Sunday 6th December at 8.00 p.m. featuring the Clonmel Concert Band, bass/baritone singer Derek Ryan and the Gaudeamus Choir. Tickets €15 on sale from the Church Parish Office, Marians and will also be available at the door on the night.

     

    Mass for the Bereaved Thanks to all who participated in our November Mass for the Bereaved and to all those who helped prepare for the Mass and assist with refreshments etc.

     

    School Masses We were delighted to have the Children from St. Oliver’s School at Mass on Wednesday and Thursday morning. Thanks to Mr. Paul Murphy and all our teachers.

     

    The Carers Association are providing the QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Health Care Support Award Training in January 2016. For more information contact the Training Unit on 057 9370221.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community  Spencer Gerald Flynn and Tom Elliott Carroll who were baptised last weekend.

     

    Collection last weekend
    Envelopes – €652.56    Notes and Coin – €498.44     Thank You

     

    St. Vincent de Paul Annual Fundraising Christmas Appeal
    The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be making its annual fundraising appeal at all Masses this weekend Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th November.

    St. Vincent de Paul Annual Christmas Collection will be held next Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th December after all the Masses.

     

    Advent
    Advent is a time of waiting, conversion and of hope:

    – waiting-memory of the first, humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh; waiting-supplication for his final, glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge;

    – conversion, to which the liturgy at this time often refers quoting the prophets, especially John the Baptist, ‘Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand’ (Mt 3:2);

    – joyful hope that the salvation already accomplished by Christ (cf. Rm 8:24-25) and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness, thereby granting us what is promised by faith, and ‘we shall  become like him for we shall see him as he really is’   (Jn 3:2).

     

    Our Family Mass
    As already announced, our 12.00 Noon Mass on Sunday 13th December (Third Sunday of Advent) will be celebrated as a ‘Family Mass’.

    We invite all the families of our Parish to be present or to be represented.

    Please use the Box on the table near the Altar for suggestions about the Family Mass and for names of those willing to help.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

    November 20, 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 & Bridget Keane (Anniv)
    Sunday    9.00 a.m.  Mary & Jim Tobin (Anniv)   12 Noon  Jimmy Butler (Anniv)

     

    Reflection on the Advent & Christmas Scripture Readings will take place in St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford on Thursday 26th November and Thursday 3rd and 10th December at 7.30 p.m. Facilitator: Fr. Michael Mullins DD. Over these three evenings, Fr. Michael will look at the scripture readings of Advent and Christmas. €5 including light refreshments.

     

    An Garda Síochána & Clonmel District Community Gardaí will hold a Concert with “The Band of An Garda Síochána” in aid of C.A.R.E, Clonmel and South Tipperary Autism at Hotel Minella, Clonmel on Thursday 26th November at 8.00 p.m. Tickets €15. With Guests: Banna Cluain Meala, Derek Ryan, Kelley Lonergan, The Gordanaires and Belle Voci Choir.

     

    The Art of Balanced Living Advent Reflection will take place at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford on Saturday 28th November from 10.00 a.m. – 12 Noon. Facilitator: Antoinette Dilworth rsj.

     

    “Do This in Memory” Our Parish Preparation Programme for First Communion Children and their parents/guardians, begins on Saturday 28th November at 7.30 p.m. Mass. Thanks to you parishioners who have a supporting role to play.

     

    Console Service of Light To remember those who died by suicide will take place at the Church of the Resurrection on Sunday 29th November at 4 p.m.

     

    Advent Scripture Reflection/Prayer We begin on Tuesday December 1st at 7.30 p.m., and continue each Tuesday for 3 weeks. You are most welcome to come and experience this quiet reflective time at 21 Heywood Heights.   Tel 052-6125235.

     

    Cemetery Mass The Annual Mass in St. Patrick’s Cemetery will take place on Thursday 26th November at 11.00 a.m.

     

    Order of Malta are looking for people who have an hour a week or more to give. We require members interested in First Aid, Youth Development, Management Skills, Fundraising. We can offer Friendship, Life Saving Skills, Different Experiences, Personal Development. For more details contact Jim at 083-4201107.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Zack James Sherlock who was baptised last weekend.

     

    Collection last weekend
    Envelopes   –  €582.85    Notes and Coin   –  €536.15    Thank You

     

    Mass for Bereaved  Our Annual Mass for Bereaved will be held in St. Oliver’s Church on Tuesday 24th November at 7.30 p.m.  All who have been bereaved at any time are welcome.  There will be a special Ceremony of Remembrance, during which you will be invited to light a candle in memory of your departed loved ones.  You are most welcome for a “cuppa”
    in our Parish Centre afterwards.

     

    Our New Parish Centre

    Target: €130,000.00   Donated so far: €125,155.37

    Thanks for all your generosity

     

    Our Family Mass  –  Sunday 13th December 2015 – 12 Noon

    Another extract from the National Directory for Catechesis in Ireland

    “A group of parents/guardians, trained over time in good liturgy, should act as leaders, stimulating others to organise lectors (readers), procession, liturgical art, special events, after-Mass community gatherings etc. The Family Mass Team, working together with the parish’s other faith development teams, can become a real focus for renewal in the parish.

    In the particular cases where children are without religious support at home, have not been baptised or have not completed their journey of initiation, it is the responsibility of the Christian community to address the situation. It can do this, the General Directory for Catechesis suggests ‘by
    providing generous, competent and realistic support, seeking dialogue with the families, proposing adequate forms of education and providing catechesis which is proportionate to the concrete possibilities and needs of these children’  (GDC 180 and NDCI 98)

    We need volunteers for the suggested Family Mass Team.   For a start we need a few people to help organise a first attempt at a Family Mass. Please note the Box near the altar for names and suggestions.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

    November 13, 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.  Seamus Norris (Anniv)
    Sunday    9.00 a.m.  Maura Drohan (3rd Anniv)  12 Noon  Nancy & Paddy O’ Neill (Anniv)

     

    World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2015 A Special Ceremony to remember all those affected by road traffic collisions will take place this Sunday 15th November at 2.30 p.m. in the Presentation Convent, Clonmel. Theme: Celebrating the lives of our Loved Ones. All are welcome.

     

    Meeting of First Communion Parents/Guardians On Wednesday next 18th November, a meeting of First Communion Parents/Guardians will take place in the DAY CHAPEL at 7.30 p.m. Sr. Antoinette Dilworth will facilitate this gathering.

     

    Clonmel Lions Club are holding a Fundraising Table Quiz in Eldons Bar on Thursday 19th November at 8.45 p.m. with all proceeds in aid of  Bridgewater House, Clonmel and the Knocklofty Rural Day Service.

     

    Special Mass Celebration Our annual Mass for the BEREAVED will be held in St. Oliver’s Church on Tuesday November 24th at 7.30 p.m.   All who have been bereaved at ANY time are welcome.  As usual we will have a special Ceremony of Remembrance, during which you will be invited to light a candle in memory of your departed loved ones. You are most welcome for a “cuppa” in our Parish Centre afterwards.

     

    An Garda Síochána & Clonmel District Community Gardaí will hold a Concert with “The Band of An Garda Síochána” in aid of C.A.R.E, Clonmel and South Tipperary Autism at Hotel Minella, Clonmel on Thursday 26th November at 8.00 p.m. Tickets €15. With Guests: Banna Cluain Meala, Derek Ryan, Kelley Lonergan, The Gordanaires and Belle Voci Choir.

     

    We pray for Michael Burke, late of 36 Bianconi Drive who died during the week.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Fionn Juke Dowley Conlon and Leo Seamus Williams Norris who were baptised last weekend.

     

    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.

     

    Collection last weekend
    Envelopes – €632.05    Notes and Coin – €497.95   Thank You

     

    Our New Parish Centre

    Target: €130,000.00    Donated so far: €125,155.37

    Thanks for all your generosity

     

    Safeguarding Children
    Our New Bishop is keen to continue and develop the procedures and good practice already established re Safeguarding all Children and Vulnerable Adults.

    In this Parish our local representatives have already received training in Safeguarding. Their names are on the Parish Newsletter.  Three other persons (two of them members of the Parish Pastoral Council) have recently undergone training.

    We would welcome names of persons who would like to volunteer for training. Please give your name and telephone number to Fr. Hegarty or to the Parish local representatives.

    Today there are copies of the Diocesan Newsletter 2015 on Safeguarding available in the Sacristy.  Please ask for a copy.

     

    Family Mass
    As announced last week, we hope to celebrate the 12.00 Noon Mass on Sunday 13th December (Third Sunday of Advent) as a ‘Family Mass’ to which all the families of our Parish are invited. We would like to welcome young and old from babies to grandparents.

    In the New Year we hope to make the 12.00 Mass on the First Sunday of each month a Family Mass. All this will take a bit of organising, so we are looking for volunteers.  Please put names and telephone numbers in the box near the altar.

    In places, as Share the Good News (The National Directory for Catechesis in Ireland) says; “Family Mass has become a popular form of ministry to families in a parish. In Ireland today … children and young people need to know they belong to their faith community. Young members of the Church need to feel and believe that they have a valuable contribution to make to the local parish community. It is better to celebrate a Family Mass rather than a Children’s Mass. All members of the family have a role to play”.   No. 98 (adapted)

    Please ponder the above extract and ask yourself – whether you are young or old – what can I contribute?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

    November 6, 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.  Deceased members of McHugh Families (Anniv)
    Sunday    9.00 a.m.  Novena   12 Noon  Ellen Margaret Tobin (Anniv)

     

    Whist Drive will take place this Sunday 8th November at 2.30 p.m. in the Bridge Centre, Clonmel. All players welcome. Refreshments served.

     

    Evening of Remembrance will take place in St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford on Thursday 12th November at 7.30 p.m. Facilitator: Ann O’ Farrell. A sacred space to honour family, friends and those who have died. You are invited to a time of prayerful reflection during this special month. The evening will include Scripture reading, personal prayer, silence and music.

     

    World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2015 A Special Ceremony to remember all those affected by road traffic collisions will take place next Sunday 15th November at 2.30 p.m. in the Presentation Convent, Clonmel. Theme: Celebrating the lives of our Loved Ones. All are welcome.

     

    Special Mass Celebration Our annual Mass for the BEREAVED will be held in St. Oliver’s Church on Tuesday November 24th at 7.30 p.m.  All who have been bereaved at ANY time are welcome.  As usual we will have a special Ceremony of Remembrance, during which you will be invited to light a candle in memory of your departed loved ones. You are most welcome for a “cuppa” in our Parish Centre afterwards.

     

    An Garda Síochána & Clonmel District Community Gardaí will hold a Concert with “The Band of An Garda Síochána” in aid of C.A.R.E, Clonmel and South Tipperary Autism at Hotel Minella, Clonmel on Thursday 26th November at 8.00 p.m. Tickets €15. With Guests: Banna Cluain Meala, Derek Ryan, Kelley Lonergan, The Gordanaires and Belle Voci Choir.

     

    Praying for our Dead Our Novena for the Holy Souls will conclude with Mass on Wednesday 11th at 7.30 p.m. We will continue to  remember all our dead and all those on the Altar List of the Dead during every Mass in November.

     

    We pray for Margaret Lazarus (mother of our Deacon M.G. Lazarus) who died during the week in Kerala, South India and John (Jack) McGarry late of 44 Honeyview Estate who died during the week.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Laura Mary McGrath who was baptised last weekend.

     

    Order of Malta are looking for people who have an hour a week or more to give. We require members interested in First Aid, Youth Development, Management Skills, Fundraising. We can offer Friendship, Life Saving Skills, Different Experiences, Personal Development. For more details contact Jim at 083-4201107.

     

    Collection last weekend
    Envelopes – €698.68   Notes and Coin – €529.32    Thank You

     

    Our New Parish Centre

    Target: €130,000.00   Donated so far: €125,155.37

    Thanks for all your generosity

     

    The Pope’s Intentions for November
    Universal: Dialogue That we may be open to personal encounter and dialogue with all, even those who convictions differ from our own.

    Evangelisation: Pastors That pastors of the Church, with profound love for their flocks, may accompany them and enliven their hope.

     

    Outreach to Families

    The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) has been reflecting on how the Parish might reach out more to families. We are hoping to make the 12.00 Noon Mass on Sunday 13th December a special Family Mass (provided there is not a funeral). From now, we invite all families to come to Mass on that date.  Let it be a gathering of young and old.  Volunteers for Readings and Prayers of Faithful etc. are requested.  Please put names and telephone nos. in the box near the altar.

    Prayer for Families

    God and Father of us all
    in Jesus, your Son and our Saviour,
    you have made us your sons and daughers
    in the family of the Church.

    May your grace and love
    help our families in every part of the world
    be united to one another in fidelity to the Gospel.

    May the example of the Holy Family,
    with the aid of your Holy Spirit,
    guide all families, especially those most troubled,
    to be homes of communion and prayer
    and to always seek your truth and live in your love.
    Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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