• St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 3rd Sunday of Lent

    February 26, 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.  Breda Campbell (Anniv)
    Sunday    9.00 a.m.  Kathleen Ahearne (Anniv)   12 Noon  Mary & Willie O’ Brien (Anniv)

     

    EUCHARISTIC ADORATION  Our Parish Eucharistic Adoration will finish every Monday during Lent at 7.30 p.m.

     

    Milford Care Centre & Anam Cara are holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Monday 29th February from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. in Milford Care Centre, Limerick. Guest Speaker is Sharon Vard. (Numbers need to be confirmed) Contact info@anamcara.ie or tel 01-4045378.

     

    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 March at 8.00 p.m.  Contact: Gemma 087-9129263.

     

    Parables of Mercy During this Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Parables of Mercy continue with Dr. Michael Mullins DD , at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford on Thursday 3rd March at 7.30 p.m. Donation €5.00.

     

    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.

     

    World Day of Prayer Over 3 million people in Ireland and worldwide will take part in the Annual World Day of Prayer Ecumenical Service on Friday 4th March. The Clonmel Service will take place in Old St. Mary’s Church at 7.30 p.m. This years’ service has been prepared by Christian women of Cuba. Parishes across the Clonmel area are participating. All are welcome.

     

    A Series of Café Talks on the history of Clonmel is being hosted by Place4u. “Outside the Walls” with Shay Hurley on Friday 4th March, “Holy Year Cross” with Richard Howley on Friday 18th March, “Clonmel Parish Registers” with Éanna Condon on Friday 25th March. All talks at 11.00 a.m. Cost is €3 per talk and includes light refreshments.

     

    St. Vincent de Paul Monthly Collection will take place after all Masses next weekend Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March.

     

    Family Mass Our next Family Mass will be on Sunday 6th March at 12 Noon. We are looking for more Family members – adults and children – to do Reading, Prayers of the Faithful and bring up the Offertory Gifts, at this or other Monthly Family Masses.

     

    Thanks Br. Brian Johnson OSF has written to express heartfelt thanks for the reception he received here last weekend. His collection raised €1,875.00, every cent of which will go to the Uganda and Kenya Missions where the Brothers work.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Harry Augustine McSherry who was baptised last weekend.

     

    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 Forms available from the Parish Office.

     

    Irish Blood Transfusion Service would like to thank 483 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 – €730.35    Notes and Coin – €373.65     Thank You

     

    A Lenten Prayer Called the Passion

    Dear Lord Jesus, by Your Passion and Resurrection You brought life to the world. But the glory of the Resurrection came only after the sufferings of the Passion.

    You laid down Your life willingly and gave up everything for us. Your body was broken and fastened to a Cross, your clothing became the prize of soldiers, your blood ebbed slowly but surely away, and Your Mother was entrusted to the beloved disciple.

    Stretched out on the Cross, deprived of all earthly possessions and human aid, You cried out to Your Father that the end had come. You had accomplished the work given You, and You committed into His hands, as a perfect gift, the little life that remained to You.

    Lord, teach me to accept all afflictions after the example You have given. Let me place my death in Yours and my weakness in Your abandonment, Take hold of me with Your love, that same foolish love that knew no limits, and let me offer myself to the Father with You so that I may rise with You to eternal life.     (From Catholic Online)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 2nd Sunday of Lent

    February 19, 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. Joan Lee (Anniv)
    Sunday    9.00 a.m.                  12 Noon Donagh, Nuala & Dermot Wall (Anniv)

     

    EUCHARISTIC ADORATION  Our Parish Eucharistic Adoration will finish every Monday during Lent at 7.30 p.m.

     

    Yoga Classes will commence in St. Oliver’s Parish Centre on Wednesday 24th February from 10.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. €4 per class for eight weeks. There are a few places still available. Contact Jimmy Moloney tel 087-7824828 or the Parish Office tel 6125679.

     

    Parables of Mercy During this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Dr. Michael Mullins DD will present to us the Parables of Mercy, at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford on Thursday 25th February and Thursday 3rd March at 7.30 p.m. Donation €5 including light refreshments.

     

    Munster Rally for Life The first ever Munster Rally for Life will take place on Saturday 27th February, assembling on The Grand Parade in Cork at 2.00 p.m. Join us to celebrate life and to protect mothers and save babies from abortion. See www.munsterrallyforlife.com and www.facebook.com/MunsterRallyforLife. Every Life matters!

     

    “Do This in Memory” Our Parish Preparation Programme for First Communion Children and their parents/guardians, continues on Saturday next 27th February at 7.30 p.m. Mass. Thanks to you parishioners who have a supporting role to play.

     

    Family Mass Our next Family Mass will be on Sunday 6th March at 12 Noon. We are looking for more Family members – adults and children – to do Reading, Prayers of the Faithful and bring up the Offertory Gifts, at this or other Monthly Family Masses.

     

    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 Forms available from the Parish Office.

     

    Welcome We welcome today Br. Brian Johnson of the Franciscan Brothers who will speak at all the Masses about the missionary work of his Congregation. Br. Brian will distribute envelopes for anyone who may wish to make a donation.

     

    Céilí Thanks to everybody who helped organise and supported our Céilí last Sunday. A great day was had by all.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Tiernan William O’ Regan who was baptised last weekend.

     

    Congratulations to Commercials on all their achievements during the past year. We wish them well for the future. Some of our parishioners and past-pupils of St. Oliver’s School are on the team.

     

    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.

     

    Collection last weekend
    Envelopes – €637.85   Notes and Coin – €478.15      Thank You

     

    Our New Parish Centre

    Target: €130,000.00     Donated so far: €129,832.95

    Thanks for all your generosity

     

    A Prayer for Lent

    Lord, during this Lenten Season,
    nourish me with Your Word of life
    and make me one
    with You in love and prayer.

    Fill my heart with Your love
    and keep me faithful to the Gospel of Christ.
    Give me the grace to rise above my human weakness.
    Give me new life by Your Sacraments, especially the Mass.

    Father, our source of life,
    I reach out with joy to grasp Your hand;
    let me walk more readily in Your ways.
    Guide me in Your gentle mercy,
    for left to myself I cannot do Your Will.

    Father of love, source of all blessings,
    help me to pass from my old life of sin
    to the new life of grace.
    Prepare me for the glory of Your Kingdom.
    I ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
    Who lives and reigns with You
    and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever.
    Amen.                (From Catholic Online)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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

    February 12, 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.  Gerry Cremmins (Anniv)
    Sunday    9.00 a.m.  Ann & James Fitzgerald (Anniv)  12 Noon  David Ryan (Anniv)

     

    EUCHARISTIC ADORATION  Our Parish Eucharistic Adoration will finish every Monday during Lent at 7.30 p.m.

     

    Mixed Céilí (Including Set Dancing, Line Dancing and Céilí Dancing) will take place in St. Oliver’s Parish Centre on Sunday 14th February from 3.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. Admission €5. Proceeds in aid of St. Oliver’s Parish Centre.

     

    Bible Study ‘The Gospel of Saint Luke’ given by Fr. Tom Russell OFM in the Friary Hall, Clonmel on Monday evenings, 7.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.

     

    Anam Cara is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Monday 15th February from 7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. in the Horse and Jockey Hotel. Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to all bereaved parents.

     

    Parish Pastoral Council A Meeting of the PPC will be held in the Parish Centre on Monday 15th February at 8.00 p.m.

     

    Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Conference in the Park Hotel, Dungarvan on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th February. Enquiries to 087-2119203 or email cllrbrazil@waterford council.ie

     

    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.

     

    A Nightfever Event will be held in the Cathedral, Waterford on Saturday 20th February from 2.00 p.m. to 5.45 p.m. in time for 6.15 p.m. Mass. Nightfever is an afternoon of “Open Church” where street missionaries go in pairs onto the streets of Waterford and invite people to come inside and experience a special atmosphere of music, prayer, confession and candlelight, allowing us spend some time in prayer and adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. All are welcome.

     

    Parables of Mercy During this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Dr. Michael Mullins DD will present to us the Parables of Mercy, at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford on Thursday 25th February and Thursday 3rd March at 7.30 p.m. Donation €5 including light refreshments.

     

    Course in ‘Introduction to Philosophy’ and course in ‘Catholic Social Teaching’. See Brochure on notice board in the Church.

     

    Family Mass Thanks to all who prepared the Family Mass last Sunday and to all who took part. Our next Family Mass is on Sunday 6th March at 12 Noon. Families wishing to take part please contact Fr. Hegarty.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Lana Joyce Ferncombe and James Damien Ruth who were baptised last weekend.

     

    Eternal Rest to John McGrath late of 33 Ard Gaoithe Drive, and to Ronnie Quinn late of 114 Bianconi Drive who died during the week.

     

    The Franciscan Brothers will talk at all the Masses next Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st February. The Franciscan Brothers were founded in Ireland in the early 1800s to work with the rural poor. Most of their monasteries were in the west of Ireland. They are now working in Kenya and Uganda. Included in their work are education, sustainable agriculture and rural development, food security and farm relief.

     

    Collection last weekend
    Envelopes – €605.79   Notes and Coin – €481.21     Thank You

     

    Lenten Prayer for Spiritual Renewal

    God, heavenly Father,
    look upon me and hear my prayer
    during this holy Season of Lent.
    By the good works You inspire,
    help me to discipline my body
    and to be renewed in spirit.

    Without You I can do nothing.
    By Your Spirit help me to know what is right
    and to be eager in doing Your will.
    Teach me to find new life through penance.
    Keep me from sin, and help me live
    by Your commandment of love.

    God of love, bing me back to You.
    Send Your Spirit to make me strong
    in faith and active in good works.
    May my acts of penance bring me Your forgiveness,
    open my heart to Your love,
    and prepare me for the coming feast
    of the Resurrection of Jesus.

    I ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
    who lives and reigns with you, and the Holy Spirit,
    one God forever.  Amen.       (From Catholic Online)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

    February 5, 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. Bridget Slattery (Anniv) & Mary & Mick Looby (Anniv)
    Sunday    9.00 a.m. Bridget Mackey (Anniv)   12 Noon Jimmy Maher (Anniv) & Sean & Betty Linden (Anniv)

     

    EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Our Parish Eucharistic Adoration will finish every Monday during Lent at 7.30 p.m.

     

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

     

    Monthly Medjugorje Mass will take place at Rosminian House of Prayer, Kilsheelan on Thursday 11th February at 8.00 p.m. with Rosary, Holy Mass and Prayers for Healing. All welcome.

     

    Mixed Céili (Including Set Dancing, Line Dancing and Céili Dancing) will take place in St. Oliver’s Parish Centre on Sunday 14th February from 3.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. Admission €5. Proceeds in aid of St. Oliver’s Parish Centre.

     

    Anam Cara is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Monday 15th February from 7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. in the Horse and Jockey Hotel. Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to all bereaved parents.

     

    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 Franciscan Brothers will talk at all the Masses on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st February. The Franciscan Brothers were founded in Ireland in the early 1800s to work with the rural poor. Most of their monasteries were in the west of Ireland. They are now working in Kenya and Uganda. Included in their work are education, sustainable agriculture and rural development, food security and farm relief.

     

    Munster Rally for Life will take place on Saturday 27th February at 2.00 p.m. at Grand Parade, Cork. Every Life matters!

     

    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.

     

    Grandparent’s Day On the occasion of Catholic Schools Week we celebrated Grandparent’s day last Monday. Thanks to all who took part and to all who organised and prepared the Church for the Ceremony.  See the School Website for some pictures.

     

    Irish Blood Transfusion Service will hold a Blood Donor Clinic in Clonmel Park Hotel on Monday 8th February from 5.00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th February from 3.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. Donor Line 1850-731137.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Rachel Amanda Ryan, Leah Alice Gearon and Darragh Jay Fahey who were baptised last weekend.

     

    Collection last weekend
    Envelopes – €701.10  Notes and Coin – €480.90   Thank You

     

    The Pope’s Intentions for February
    Universal: Care for Creation That we may take good care of creation – a gift freely given – cultivating and protecting it for future generations.

    Evangelisation: Asia That opportunities may increase for dialogue and encounter between the Christian faith and the peoples of Asia.

     

    Lent 2016

    Lent starts on Ash Wednesday February 10th and goes on until the Mass of the Last Supper on Holy Thursday evening March 24th.

    Lent as a penitential season lasts until Holy Saturday March 26th.

    During Lent there will be the usual 10 a.m. Mass and another Mass each evening at 7.30 p.m.

    On Ash Wednesday ashes will be blessed and distributed at the morning Mass and distributed again at the evening Mass.

    Trócaire Boxes are available near the Church doors.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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