• St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – Easter Sunday

    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.  Ronnie Quinn (Months Mind) & Teddy Dahill (Anniv)
    Sunday    9.00 a.m.  Shirley, Gerard & Jacqueline Dalton (Anniv)    12 Noon John & Kitty Greene (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).
    There will be no Eucharistic Adoration on Monday 28th March.

     

    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.

     

    Marian Movement Regional Cenacle for the Laity in Rockwell College, Cashel on Saturday 2nd April from 10.00 a.m. – 2.30 p.m. Speaker: Fr. Fred Warner. Rosary, Confession, Mass and Eucharistic Adoration. Please bring a packed lunch. Everyone welcome. For information Tel 086-2318622.

     

    St. Vincent de Paul Monthly Collection will take place after all Masses next weekend Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April.

     

    Commemorative Concert Clonmel Coiste Spiorad 1916 Committee is staging a Commemorative Concert in Clommel GAA Centre on Saturday 2nd April at 8.00 p.m. celebrating the songs and music of 1916. Tickets €10 available from Marian’s, Premier Music and committee members.

     

    Family Mass Our next Family Mass will be on Sunday 3rd April at 12 Noon. Our thanks to Ms Brid Quinlivan for her help in preparing for the Mass. Families that have children attending Schools other than St. Oliver’s are invited to participate in the Family Masses. Please give names to Fr. Hegarty.

     

    Divine Mercy Celebrations On Sunday next 3rd April, Divine Mercy Sunday, a procession will take place from St. Mary’s Church at 2.00 p.m. with the Divine Mercy Image to Ss Peter & Paul’s Church where Divine Mercy Celebrations will take place at 2.30 p.m. ending with Mass.  Celebrant Fr. Billie Meehan. 1st class Relic of St. Faustina will be available.  All are welcome.

     

    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.

     

    If you have not yet handed in your Trócaire Box or Easter Collection Envelope they can be handed into the Church or to the Parish Office. Easter Envelope is available in the box with your weekly family offering envelopes.

     

    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.

     

    Eucharistic Ministers Rota for April – June ’16 is now available in the Sacristy in the church.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Demi Amber Wall, Layla Catherine Maher Healy, Philip Darren Hally Egan, Tyreke Thomas Ryan and Harry James Gallagher who were baptised last weekend.

     

    Offertory Collections
    Thursday 17th March   Envelopes – €429.42   Notes and Coin – €518.58 (St. Patrick’s Day)
    Sunday 20th March   Envelopes – €601.64   Notes and Coin – €501.36   Thank You

     

    Proclaiming your Resurrection

    Help us, O risen Lord, to proclaim your Resurrection,
    by bringing good news to the poor,
    and healing the hearts that are broken.

    Help us, O risen Lord, to proclaim your Resurrection,
    by feeding those who are hungry,
    and clothing those who are naked.

    Help us, O risen Lord, to proclaim your Resurrection,
    by releasing the captives of injustice,
    and all those who are imprisoned by their sins.

    Help us, O risen Lord, to proclaim your Resurrection,
    by welcoming the strangers,
    and visiting those in loneliness.

    Help us, O risen Lord, to proclaim your Resurrection,
    by bringing your peace to those who are in trouble,
    and your joy to those who are in sorrow.

    God our Father, who raised your Son from the dead,
    help us to understand, we beg you,
    that we will conquer our own death
    and rise with Jesus today
    when we live in brotherly love.

    We ask you this grace through Jesus Christ,
    who died for our sins and rose for our life.
    (Lucien Deiss, Biblical Prayers)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

    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. Tommy Rossiter (Anniv)
    Sunday    9.00 a.m. Margaret English (Anniv)   12 Noon Patricia O’ Donnell (Anniv) & Eamon O’ Donnell (Months Mind)

     

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

     

    Anam Cara is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Monday 21st March from 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. in the Horse and Jockey Hotel. Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to all bereaved parents.

     

    The Mass of Chrism will take place in the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Waterford on Holy Thursday morning 24th March at 10.30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

     

    Final Café Talk on the history of Clonmel “Clonmel Parish Registers” with Éanna Condon will take place on Friday 25th March. at 11.00 a.m. and is hosted by Place4u. Cost is €3 and includes light refreshments. Come and get to know your town in a relaxed and informal setting.

     

    Marian Movement Regional Cenacle for the Laity in Rockwell College, Cashel on Saturday 2nd April from 10.00 a.m. – 2.30 p.m. Speaker:  Fr. Fred Warner. Rosary, Confession, Mass and Eucharistic Adoration. Please bring a packed lunch. Everyone welcome. For information Tel 086-2318622.

     

    Our next Family Mass will be on Sunday 3rd April at 12 Noon.

     

    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.

     

    Holy Week We will re-introduce the Washing of the Feet Ceremony during the Holy Thursday Mass, which will be at 7.30 p.m. We need 6 volunteers, 3 male and 3 female. It would be good to have a mix of children and adults for this ceremony.

     

    Trócaire is very grateful to the people of Waterford and Lismore for their annual generosity to the Lenten Appeal. Please bring Trócaire Boxes back to the Church as soon as possible.

     

    Holy Places Collection will be taken up on Good Friday. This Collection goes towards the upkeep of the places in the Holy Land associated with the life and death of Jesus.

     

    Eucharistic Ministers Rota for April – June ’16 is now available in the Sacristy in the church.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Darcy Elizabeth Webster and Mia Tulk Williams who were baptised last weekend.

     

    Collection last weekend
    Envelopes – €683.37   Notes and Coin – €391.63    Thank You

     

    Our New Parish Centre

    Target: €130,000.00   Donated so far: €129,847.95

    Thanks for all your generosity

     

    ST. OLIVER PLUNKETT’S PARISH HOLY WEEK & EASTER CELEBRATIONS 2016

    Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – Masses 10 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.

     

    Wednesday 23rd March
    Penitential Service/Confessions Friary Church at 7.30 p.m.

     

    Holy Thursday 24th March
    The only Mass on Thursday morning will be the Mass with the Blessing of
    the Holy Oils in the Cathedral Waterford at 10.30 a.m.

    Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30 p.m.
    (Procession with Holy Oils, participation of Eucharistic Ministers, Holy
    Communion under both kinds)

    Adoration at the Altar of Repose in the Day Chapel to finish at 10.00 p.m.

     

    Good Friday 25th March
    12.00 Noon Special Celebration of the Stations of the Cross for Children.   Children need to be accompanied by a Parent/Guardian.

    3.00 p.m. The Celebration of the Passion of the Lord. Liturgy of the Word followed by the Solemn Intercessions; Adoration of the Holy Cross; Holy Communion.

    Confessions in the Day Chapel Sacristy 6.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.

    7.30 p.m. Prayer around the Cross. We hope you can join us in this
    reflective time of prayer.

     

    Holy Saturday 26th March
    Confessions 11.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. 5.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.

    7.30 p.m. Blessing of the Paschal Fire for all Parishes at Old St. Mary’s Church.

    8.00 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass in St. Oliver’s
    (with participation of Baptismal Team Members)

     

    Easter Sunday 27th March
    Masses at 9.00 a.m., 12.00 Noon.
    Banna Cluain Meala will be present at 12.00 Noon Mass

    Easter Week: Mass each morning at 10.00 a.m.
    Saturday 2nd April: Morning Mass at 11.30 a.m.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 5th Sunday of Lent

    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 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.  Mick & Jane Carroll (Anniv) & Annie Greene (Anniv)
    Sunday    9.00 a.m.                                         12 Noon  Brendan Terry (Anniv)

    Masses for St. Patrick’s Day
    Wednesday 7.30 p.m.  Peggy O’ Mahony (Anniv)
    Thursday    9.00 a.m.  Margaret & Patrick O’Sullivan (Anniv) & David & Ellen Clancy (Anniv)            12 Noon Christina Farrell (1st Anniv)

     

    The Synod on the Family: What about Women? With Dr. Phyllis Zagano will take place at Waterford Institute of Technology in Main Auditorium, Cork Rd Campus on Mon 14th March at 6 p.m. Adm free.

     

    Eucharistic Ministers Meeting A short Eucharistic Ministers Meeting will take place on Monday 14th March in Day Chapel at 8.00 p.m.

     

    A Series of Café Talks on the history of Clonmel is being hosted by Place4u. “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.

     

    Year of Mercy – 24 Hours for the Lord Confessions will take place in St. Mary’s Church, Clonmel on Saturday 19th March from 10.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

     

    Mass for Ireland will take place in St. Mel’s Cathedral, Longford on Saturday 19th March, feast day of St. Joseph, with prayers for wellbeing of families, marriages and protection of human life in Ireland. Rosary at 2.30 p.m. and procession to the altar of the Holy Family, Mass at 3 p.m., Holy Hour 4 p.m. For details contact Mary 087-6325406 All welcome.

     

    Next Sunday is Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion and the beginning of Holy Week. The Blessing of Palms will take place at the Vigil Mass on Saturday Evening and blessed Palm will be available at all the other Masses on Sunday.

     

    Holy Week   Looking ahead to Holy Week, we will re-introduce the Washing of the Feet Ceremony during the Holy Thursday Mass, which will be at 7.30 p.m. We need 6 volunteers, 3 male and 3 female. It would be good to have a mix of children and adults for this ceremony.

     

    Family Mass  Thanks to all who participated in our Family Mass last Sunday. Our next Family Mass will be on Sunday 3rd April at 12 Noon.

     

    Eternal Rest to Margaret Byrne late of 289 St. Oliver’s Close, Elm Park and to Tina Keane late of 11 Auburn Park and who died during the week.

     

    Collection last weekend
    Envelopes   –  €493.58    Notes and Coin  –  €552.42     Thank You

     

    St. Patrick’s Day – Thursday 17th March
    St. Patrick was born very probably in the early years of the fifth century in the Roman colony of Britain. He was taken captive at the age of sixteen and brought to Ireland where he was sold as a slave. He tended herds on Slemish Mountain for six years. His captivity had a very positive effect on his spiritual life. He prayed many times each day, his faith growing stronger and his love and reverence for God increasing.

    He escaped back home at the age of twenty-two. It was obvious to him that God was calling him to return to convert the Irish. The voice of the Irish was calling him to come and walk among them once more. He studied probably in France, returned to Ireland as a Bishop c. 457-61, or as early as 432 according to another tradition.

    His mission was not immediately greatly successful but eventually he would make a tremendous number of converts. Two writings survive: the Letter to Coroticus, a protest to the soldiers of a British prince who had killed some converts and sold others as slaves, and his Confession, written near the end of his life, showing him as one living by the faith he preached and allowing Christ to direct his whole life. He died in 491, though again other dates have been suggested, 480 or as early as 461.

     

    Penitential Litany – Gospel of Luke

    You come to look for the lost sheep;
    joyfully you carry it on your shoulders –
    we beg you: O God, be merciful to me, a sinner!

    You go to meet the prodigal son;
    you clasp him in your arms and kiss him –
    we beg you: O God, be merciful to me, a sinner!

    You choose as your apostle Matthew the tax-collector:
    you have not come to call the righteous, but sinners –
    we beg you: O God, be merciful to me, a sinner!

    You enter the house of Zachaeus the tax-collector
    in order to seek out and save what was lost –
    we beg you: O God, be merciful to me, a sinner!

    You accept the ointment of the sinful woman;
    because of her tears you pardon and defend her –
    we beg you: O God, be merciful to me, a sinner!

    To the good thief who implores you,
    you open the gate to Paradise –
    we beg you: O God, be merciful to me, a sinner!
    (Lucien Deiss, Biblical Prayers)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 4th Sunday of Lent

    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.  Joe & Sally Cremmins (Anniv)
    Sunday    9.00 a.m.  Ellen Ryan (Anniv)   12 Noon  Glen Hally (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 5th and Sunday 6th March.

     

    Parish Pastoral Council A Meeting of the PPC will be held in the Parish Centre on Monday 7th March at 8.00 p.m.

     

    Saint Pio Prayer Group will take place on Monday 7th March 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.

     

    Anam Cara is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Monday 7th March from 7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. in the Horse and Jockey Hotel.  The guest speaker for the evening is Kathleen O’ Connor. Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to bereaved parents.

     

    Monthly Medjugorje Mass will take place at Rosminian House of Prayer, Kilsheelan on Thursday 10th March at 8.00 p.m. with Rosary, Holy Mass and Prayers for Healing. All are welcome.

     

    Coffee Morning will take place in the Elm Tree Community Centre, Elm Park on Daffodil Day Friday 11th March from 11.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. We won’t give up until cancer does.Callsave 1850 606060 www.cancer.ie

     

    Lenten Retreat will take place at the Franciscan Friary, Clonmel on Sunday 13th March. Celebration of the Eucharist at 11.30 a.m. Afternoon session from 2.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. Come and prepare for Holy Week and Easter! All are welcome. See poster on Church notice board.

     

    A Series of Café Talks on the history of Clonmel is being hosted by Place4u. “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.

     

    Mothers’ Day We pray for all mothers – living and dead.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Ryan Joseph Lee Blake who was baptised last weekend.

     

    Exhibition ‘1916 in Print’ will take place from Thursday 3rd March Saturday 26th March at the Main Guard, Clonmel. Open Tuesday – Friday from 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Saturday from 10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. Admission free.

     

    Collection last weekend
    Envelopes – €553.60   Notes and Coin – €479.40    Thank You

     

    The Pope’s Intentions for March
    Universal: Families in Difficulty  That families in need may receive the necessary support and that children may grow up in healthy and peaceful environments.

    Evangelisation: Persecuted Christians  That those Christians who, on account of their faith, are discriminated against or are being persecuted, may remain strong and faithful to the Gospel, thanks to the incessant prayer of the Church.

     

    You Who Await the Return of the Sinner

    Blessed be you, O Lord, O Merciful one – you who await the return of the sinner, you who rejoice over finding the lost sheep, you who embrace the son who returns to his home.

    Bestow your mercy on all people, soften the hardness of our hearts, break the pride of our impenitent spirits.

    Do not close the door of your house, Lord!  Wait until the last of your children returns.  And only then begin the eternal feast of your mercy!

    God of love, you give your people the fond hope that, after sin, you leave room for repentance.

    Give each of us the joy of using this time of Lent to return to you with all our hearts as a child returns to his father.
    (Lucien Deiss, Biblical Prayers)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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