Priest of the Parish: Fr. Michael Hegarty I.C.
Deacon for the Clonmel Pastoral Area: Rev. Lazarus Gidolf
In Residence: Fr. James Pollock I.C.
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.
Tel: 6125679 E Mail email@example.com
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 & Della Dwyer (Anniv)
Sunday 9.00 a.m. 12 Noon John O’ Brien (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 2nd May.
St. Vincent de Paul Monthly Collection will take place after all Masses this weekend Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May.
Saint Pio Prayer Group will take place on Monday 2nd May 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.
Parish Pastoral Council A Meeting of the PPC will be held in the Parish Centre on Monday 2nd May at 8.00 p.m.
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 May at 8.00 p.m. Contact: Gemma 087-9129263.
McAuley Conference ‘Ecological Education, Policy and Spirituality: Caring for our Common Home’ will take place at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th May. For details contact Deirdre Franklin Tel 061-204507 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.mic.ul.ie/academicdepts/theology/Pages/McAuley%20Conference.aspx
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 There will be no Divine Mercy Devotions on Friday next 6th May in SS Peter & Paul’s Church, due to a Wedding.
Mercy has a Face presented by Most Rev Bishop Donal Murray DD (Bishop Emeritus – Limerick Diocese) at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Waterford on Tuesday 10th May at 7.30 p.m. We will gather in prayer at the Holy Door, followed by reflection from Bishop Donal.
Special Collection Pope Francis has requested that a Special Collection be taken up in all the Churches in Europe to support the people of Ukraine where approximately 3 million people are living in conditions of extreme hardship.
The collection in this diocese will be by way of a second collection at all Masses next weekend 7th and 8th May 2016.
Congratulations to Sandra Wall and Fergal Slattery who were married in St. Oliver’s Church last weekend.
Family Carers Ireland are providing the QQ1 Level 5 Healthcare Support Full Award Training in your area in May 2016. This training will be run one day a week for 5 weeks from 9.30 a.m. To 4.30 p.m. per module. This qualification will qualify you to work in areas of the care sector. For more information contact the training department Tel 057- 9370221. Web: www.familycarers.ie
Collection last weekend
Envelopes – €582.65 Notes and Coin – €564.35 Thank You
To Testify to your Resurrection
May you be blessed, Lord Jesus,
you who call us to testify to your Resurrection
unto the ends of the earth!
But come to our aid,
so that our testimony may be worthy of you.
You wish us to proclaim that you are Living,
though we ourselves fear death.
You wish us to announce your light,
though we grope in the darkness.
You command us to speak with authority,
though we stutter in ignorance before your mystery.
You wish us to affirm your free gift of mercy for all people.
though we have to beg for it, first of all, for ourselves.
You wish to make us God’s assistants,
though we carry the weight of our own fatigue.
Can anything make so many contradictions work together
as your love alone? …
a love which calls us in spite of our faults,
which gives us confidence in spite of our unfaithfulness!
To you be glory, O wonderful Christ,
with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
forever! (Lucien Deiss, Biblical Prayers)