• St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

    January 29, 2016

    PARISH INFORMATION
    Priest of the Parish:  Fr. Michael Hegarty I.C.
    In Residence:  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.  Johnny Furlong (Anniv)
    Sunday    9.00 a.m.  Helen Casey (Birthday Rem)  12 Noon Nora Fogarty (Anniv)

     

    Catholic Schools Week starts on Sunday 31st January and finishes on Saturday 6th February 2016. We will celebrate Grandparents Day here in the Church on Monday 1st February at 11.30 a.m.

     

    Saint Pio Prayer Group will take place on Monday 1st February in  St. Mary’s Church, Irishtown, Clonmel. 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.

     

    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 2nd February at 8 p.m.  Contact: Gemma 087-9129263.

     

    2 Day Symposium at WIT on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th February. “The Divided Self Addiction and Recovery in a Secular Age”.  Booking to 01-7083349 or email icfc@spcm.ie.

     

    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.

     

    Divine Mercy Devotions will take place on Friday next 5th February at 3.00 p.m. in SS Peter & Paul’s Church. All are welcome.

     

    Come and See Vocations Afternoon on Saturday 6th February from 2.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. at Poor Clare Monastery, College Road, Cork. Email: vocationspoorclarescork@gmail.com

     

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

     

    Family Mass Our next Family Mass will be at 12 Noon on Sunday 7th February. Volunteers please contact Fr. Hegarty or the Parish Office.

     

    Retreat Day A Day of Retreat for all those involved in Parish Ministry will take place in St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford on Saturday 20th February from 10.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Bookings to 051-874199 or pastoralmail@eircom.net. Anybody going please let Fr. Hegarty know.

     

    Divine Mercy Conference on Friday 19th to Sunday 21st February at RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin.

     

    Eternal Rest to Eamonn O’ Donnell late of 72 Mountain View, Elm Park who died during the week.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Lacey Jacqueline O’ Donoghue who was baptised last weekend.

     

    The Priory Institute – Bringing Theology Home  Theology Matters! Join our great student community and study theology from home.  Email: enquiries@prioryinstitute.com or Web: www.prioryinstitute.ie Phone 01-4048124. Application deadline is 22nd February.

     

    Powerstown/Lisronagh Pilgrimage to Fatima will take place on 7th July for 7 days. For further details contact Susan Phelan Tel 6121352 or 086-1574880.

     

    Collection last weekend
    Envelopes – €707.60   Notes and Coin – €465.40    Thank You

     

    Catholic Schools Week 2016  –  Sunday 31st January – Saturday 6th February

    Catholic Schools – Challenged to proclaim God’s Mercy

    Dear God,
    Help us to be open to the challenge of proclaiming your mercy in the modern world.  Guide our schools to be rooted in your example. Open our hearts to reflect your loving mercy in all we do, and inspire us to be brave in answering the call to ‘proclaim your mercy’.

    As we journey through this week, strengthen us to reignite the Catholic ethos upon which our schools were formed. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.   Amen.

     

    Catholic Schools Week 2016

    Beatitudes for the Adolescent

    Happy are the quiet, for they will enjoy all things.

    Happy are the reflective, for they will experience God’s mercy.

    Happy are the sensitive, for they will be in tune with society.

    Happy are those who seek justice, for they will be rewarded.

    Happy are those who forgive, for they will be forgiven.

    Happy are those who are selfless, for they will bepraised.

    Happy are the peacemakers, for they are examples to us all.

    Happy are those who stand up for others, for they will have light in their lives.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

    January 22, 2016

    PARISH INFORMATION
    Priest of the Parish:  Fr. Michael Hegarty I.C.
    In Residence:  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. Willie & Alice Fitzgerald (Anniv)
    Sunday    9.00 a.m. John Costello (Anniv)  12 Noon Gerald & Bridget Fogarty (Anniv)

     

    Ecumenical Service will take place this Sunday 24th January at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Waterford at 7.30 p.m. All are welcome.

     

    St. Oliver’s Craft Group are holding an exhibition in Clonmel Library from Monday 25th to Saturday 29th January 2016. All are welcome.

     

    Week of Prayer for Christian Unity This will finish on Monday 25th with the Mass for the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. We continue to pray for all the Christian Churches “that all may be one”.

     

    Catholic Schools Week starts on Sunday 31st January and finishes on Saturday 6th February 2016. We will celebrate Grandparents Day here in the Church on Monday 1st February at 11.30 a.m.

     

    2 Day Symposium at WIT on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th February. “The Divided Self Addiction and Recovery in a Secular Age”.  Booking to 01-7083349 or email icfc@spcm.ie.

     

    Come and See Maybe you have been thinking about the priesthood as a way of life. This event at St. Patrick’s College, Thurles is an opportunity for you to ‘Come and See’. Starts on Friday 5th with dinner at 6.30 p.m. and ends at 3.00 p.m. on Saturday 6th February. Event Free.  Contact Diocesan Office 051-874463 or 087-2465509

     

    Come and See Vocations Afternoon on Saturday 6th February from 2.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. at Poor Clare Monastery, College Road, Cork. Email: vocationspoorclarescork@gmail.com

     

    Family Mass Our next Family Mass will be at 12 Noon on Sunday 7th February. Volunteers please contact Fr. Hegarty or the Parish Office.

     

    Retreat Day A Day of Retreat for all those involved in Parish Ministry will take place in St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford on Saturday 20th February from 10.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Bookings to 051-874199 or pastoralmail@eircom.net. Anybody going please let Fr. Hegarty know.

     

    The Priory Institute – Bringing Theology Home Theology Matters! Join our great student community and study theology from home.   Email: enquiries@prioryinstitute.com or Web: www.prioryinstitute.ie Phone 01-4048124. Application deadline is 22nd February.

     

    Community Education Programmes A list of possible classes to take place in St. Oliver’s Parish Centre are available on notice boards in the Church and Parish Centre. If interested please contact Jimmy Moloney Tel 6126901 or the Parish Office Tel 6125679 and give name, address and which class you are interested in, by Monday 1st February.  Preference will be given to the most requested classes.

     

    Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 58th Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage will take place from Monday 6th – Saturday 11th June 2016. Information for sick pilgrims: contact John Healy Tel 052-6123791. Booking from 6th January 2016.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Conor Michael Corcoran Hartnett who was baptised last weekend.

     

    Collection last weekend
    Envelopes – €708.42    Notes and Coin – €484.58    Thank You

     

    Our New Parish Centre

    Target: €130,000.00    Donated so far: €128,065.87

    Thanks for all your generosity

     

    The Holy Year of Mercy

    Jesus, seeing the crowds of people who followed him, realised that they were tired and exhausted, lost and without a guide, and he felt deep compassion for them (cf. Mt 9.36). On the basis of this compassionate love he healed the sick who were presented to him (cf. Mt 14:14), and with just a few loaves of bread and fish he satisfied the enormous crowd (cf. Mt 15:37).

    What moved Jesus in all of these situations was nothing other than mercy, with which he read the hearts of those he encountered and responded to their deepest need. When he came upon the widow of Nain taking her son out for burial, he felt great compassion for the immense suffering of this grieving mother, and he gave back her son by raising him from the dead (cf. Lk 7:15). After freeing the demoniac in the country of the Gerasenes, Jesus entrusted him with this mission: ‘Go home to your friends, and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you’ (Mk 5:19).

    The calling of Matthew is also presented within the context of mercy. Passing by the tax collector’s booth, Jesus looked intently at Matthew. It was a look full of mercy that forgave the sins of that man, a sinner and a tax collector, whom Jesus chose – against the hesitation of the disciples – to become one of the Twelve.

    Saint Bede the Venerable, commenting on this Gospel passage, wrote that Jesus looked upon Matthew with merciful love and chose him: miserando atque eligendo. This expression impressed me so much that I chose it for my episcopal motto.    (Pope Francis, Misericoriae Vultus, n.8)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

    January 15, 2016

    PARISH INFORMATION
    Priest of the Parish:  Fr. Michael Hegarty I.C.
    In Residence:   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.  Christopher & Bridget Brannigan (Anniv)
    & Patricia Bray (Anniv)
    Sunday   9.00 a.m.  Marian Keane (1st Anniv)  Annette Greene (30th Anniv)    12 Noon  Hughie Ryan (Anniv)

     

    Anam Cara is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Monday 18th January from 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. in the Horse and Jockey Hotel, Thurles (weather dependent). Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to all bereaved parents.

     

    St. Oliver’s Craft Group are holding an exhibition in Clonmel Library from Monday 25th to Saturday 29th January 2016. All are welcome.

     

    Evening Classes for Health, Relaxation, Sleep and Vitality take place at St. Oliver’s Parish Centre on Monday evenings. Beginners Class at 7.00 p.m. Cost €6 per class. For information contact 083-3745760.

     

    Mindfullness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) A MBSR 8 week course will take place in Glencomeragh House, Kilsheelan starting Saturday 23rd January at 10 a.m. For information or an application form please contact Deirdre on 086-8551152, dmkdowling@gmail.com

     

    Catholic Schools Week starts on Sunday 31st January and finishes on Saturday 6th February 2016.

     

    2 Day Symposium at WIT on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th February. “The Divided Self Addiction and Recovery in a Secular Age”.  Booking to 01-7083349 or email icfc@spcm.ie.

     

    Family Mass Our next Family Mass will be at 12 Noon on Sunday 7th February. Volunteers please contact Fr. Hegarty or the Parish Office.

     

    Come and See Maybe you have been thinking about the priesthood as a way of life. This event at St. Patrick’s College, Thurles is an opportunity for you to ‘Come and See’. Starts on Friday 5th with dinner at 6.30 p.m. and ends at 3.00 p.m. on Saturday 6th February. Event Free.  Contact Diocesan Office 051-874463 or 087-2465509

     

    Divine Mercy Conference on Friday 19th to Sunday 21st February at RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin.

     

    Important Notice Re Funerals   We sometimes have a Funeral on a Saturday at 11.30 a.m. or on a Sunday at 12 Noon. If there are intentions already booked for these Masses, the Intentions will be remembered and, if people so wish, another Mass can be arranged at a future date.

     

    Community Education Programmes A list of possible classes to take place in St. Oliver’s Parish Centre are available on notice boards in the Church and Parish Centre. If interested please contact Jimmy Moloney Tel 6126901 or the Parish Office Tel 6125679 and give name, address and which class you are interested in, by Monday 1st February.   Preference will be given to the most requested classes.

     

    “Do This in Memory” Our Parish Preparation Programme for First Communion Children and their parents/guardians, continues on Saturday next 23rd January at 7.30 p.m. Mass. Thanks to you parishioners who have a supporting role to play.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Charlie Philip Dunne who was baptised last weekend.

     

    Offertory Collections
    Wednesday 6th January Envelopes – €320.80   Notes and Coin – €154.20
    Sunday 10th January      Envelopes – €629.87   Notes and Coin – €503.13  Thank You.

     

    The Holy Year of Mercy
    “With our eyes fixed on Jesus and his merciful gaze, we experience the love of the Most Holy Trinity’. The mission Jesus received from the Father was that of revealing the mystery of divine love in its fullness. ‘God is love’ (1Jn 4:8,16), John affirms for the first and only time in all of Holy Scripture.

    This love has now been made visible and tangible in Jesus’ entire life. His person is nothing but love, a love given gratuitously. The relationships he forms with the people who approach him manifest something entirely unique and unrepeatable. The signs he works, especially in favour of sinners, the poor, the marginalised, the sick, and the suffering, are all meant to teach mercy. Everything in him speaks of mercy.  Nothing in him is devoid of compassion”.         (Pope Francis, Misericoriae Vultus, n.8)

    Among the Year of Mercy initiatives the following is suggested: Catholics are invited to take up again the ancient Christian custom of abstaining from meat each Friday in honour of our Saviours passion and death.

     

    Prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas (1226-1274) after Holy Communion
    I thank you, Lord, Almighty Father, everlasting God, for having been pleased, through no merit of mine, but of your great mercy alone, to feed me, a sinner, and your unworthy servant, with the precious Body and Blood of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

    I pray that this Holy Communion may not be for my judgement and condemnation, but for my pardon and salvation.

    Let this Holy Communion be to me a armour of faith and a shield of good will, a cleansing of all vices, and a rooting out of all evil desires.

    May it increase love and patience, humility and obedience, and all the virtues.

    May it be a firm defence against the evil designs of all my visible and invisible enemies, a perfect quieting of all the desires of soul and body.

    May this Holy Communion being about a perfect union with you, the one true God, and at last enable me to reach eternal bliss when you will call me.

    I pray that you bring me, a sinner, to the indescribable feast where you, with your Son and the Holy Spirit, are to your saints true light, full blessedness, everlasting joy, and perfect happiness. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – The Baptism of the Lord

    PARISH INFORMATION
    Priest of the Parish: Fr. Michael Hegarty I.C.
    In Residence:  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, Peter & Declan Shaw (Anniv)
    Sunday    9.00 a.m.  Timothy Condon (Anniv)     12 Noon  Avril Boland (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 be held on Monday 11th January at 8.00 p.m. in the Parish Centre. New members always welcome.

     

    The Wednesday Social Club will resume activities in the Parish Centre on 13th January at 2.00 p.m.

     

    Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 58th Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage will take place from Monday 6th – Saturday 11th June 2016. Information for sick pilgrims: contact John Healy Tel 052-6123791. Booking from 6th January 2016.

     

    Our Family Mass Thanks to all who helped prepare for and who took part in the two Family Masses we have had so far. Thanks to Ms Brid Quinlivan in St. Oliver’s School for all her help. Our next Family Mass is at 12 Noon on Sunday 7th February 2016.

     

    Thanks  Many thanks to all who helped with the Celebration of Christmas in our Parish: those who got the Church ready, including the Crib, and the Christmas Tree with its decorations; the Choir and the Folk Group; those who distributed the Parish Envelopes; those who donated flowers and the persons that arranged the flowers; the children and teachers from St. Oliver’s School who participated at 12 Noon Mass on the Feast of the Epiphany.

     

    Christmas Collection The Priests of the Parish are deeply grateful to those who contributed so generously to the Christmas Collection. This collection goes to the Diocese for the support of all the Priests.

     

    Eternal Rest to all who died over Christmas. We pray for Sophie Burke, Elm Park, Jackie Barry, Clarke Villas, Kitty Larkin, Irishtown (formerly Elm Park), Tom Carroll, Ard Fatima, Cliff Hennessy, Kilmacomma. We pray also for Bridget O’ Brien 41 Bianconi Drive who died during the week.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Daniel James Gentles who was baptised over the Christmas period.

     

    Eucharistic Ministers Rota for January – March ’16 is available in the Sacristy in the church.

     

    World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be celebrated next Sunday January 17th. We are asked to remember in our Masses and prayers all those who have left our shores and those who have joined us here in our parishes from overseas.

     

    Offertory Collections
    Friday 25th December   Envelopes – €1,309.00   Notes and Coin – €1,059.90  (Christmas Day)
    Sunday 27th December   Envelopes – €632.66    Notes and Coin – €607.34
    Sunday 3rd January   Envelopes – €627.35    Notes and Coin – €573.65   Thank You.

     

    Our New Parish Centre

    Target: €130,000.00   Donated so far: €127,883.87

    Thanks for all your generosity

     

    The Baptism of the Lord  –  10th January 2016
    Jesus is anointed with the Spirit and his power. He is proclaimed Messiah. He now goes about doing good, working the signs that make him known as the Servant of God. He is the one who brings good news to the poor and tells of salvation.

    Through our Baptism each one of us is ordered to the life of Christ – Priest, Prophet and King – and the father looks on us with favour.

    With this Feast we return to the weeks of what is called Ordinary Time. There will be new parts of the Bible read at weekday Masses, beginning with 1 Samuel.

    We have our Mercy Tree back in the Church to remind us of this Holy Year of Mercy. If anybody wants to put a petition in the Box provided, these will be prayed for at all Masses during the year.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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