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. – 5.00 p.m.
Office Closed on Friday
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. Billy, John & Kathleen Kane (Anniv)
Sunday 9.00 a.m. Cissy Foran (Anniv) 12 Noon Mary Kiely (Anniv)
Eucharistic Adoration Retreat will take place at Glencomeragh House of Prayer, Kilsheelan on Sunday 2nd October at 2.00 p.m. Cost €10. All are welcome.
Saint Pio Prayer Group will take place on Monday 3rd October in St. Mary’s Church, Irishtown, Clommel. Rosary & prayers at 6.30 p.m. Mass at 7.00 pm for all petitions placed in the basket on the altar. All welcome.
Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) A Meeting of the PPC will take place in the Priests’ House on Monday 3rd October at 8.00 p.m. New members always 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 4th October at 8 p.m. Contact: Gemma 087-9129263.
Lectio Divina Reflections on the Sunday Gospels to deepen your knowledge of the Word of God in the weekly Liturgy. ‘There is one particular way of listening to what the Lord wishes to tell us in His Word and of letting ourselves be transformed by the Spirit. It is what we call lectio divina’ Pope Francis. Please join the Sisters of Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, John’s Hill, Waterford every Wednesday night at 7.30 p.m. (beginning on 5th October). Donation €5 including light refreshments. All are welcome.
‘Ireland and the Ending of Debate’ The Iona Institute invites you to a talk by John Waters on Thursday 6th October at Vienna Woods Hotel, Cork at 8.00 p.m. Admission free.
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. Please let us know if there is anybody who would like Holy Communion at home.
Youth 2000 Retreat A retreat for young people between the ages of 18 and 35 will take place from Friday October 7th at 9.00 p.m. until Sunday 9th at 3.00 p.m. in new venue: De La Salle College, Waterford. This is the first time a Youth 2000 retreat will take place in this Diocese. The retreat is free but donations are welcomed.
Congratulations to Michelle Nugent and Jozef Galko who celebrated their wedding in St. Oliver’s Church on the 23rd September.
Welcome into our Christian Community Olly Peter Hahessy Condon who was baptised last weekend.
Collection last weekend
Envelopes – €569.37 Notes and Coin – €448.63 Thank You
Day for Life 2016
This Sunday, 2nd October is Day for Life. We pray: “All powerful God you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures. You embrace with your tenderness all that exists. Pour out upon us the power of your love, that we may protect life and beauty. Fill us with peace that we may live as brothers and sisters, harming no one” (Pope Francis: Laudato Sí) (www.dayforlife.org)
October – Mission Month
Theme for Mission Sunday, 23rd October ‘Every Christian is a missionary’
‘Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord’ Masses sometimes end with those words. They are meant for every Christian because every baptised person is sent tobe good news for others and bring good news wherever he or she goes.
This year because we are celebrating the Year of Mercy there is a particular emphasis on being a missionary of mercy. Pope Francis says: ‘We need Christians who make God’s mercy and tenderness visible to people today’.
We can all, in some way, practise the Corporal Works of Mercy: Feed the hungry; Give drink to the thirsty; Clothe the naked; Harbour the homeless; Visit the sick, Visit the imprisoned; Bury the dead.
We can also do something to practise the Spiritual Works of Mercy: Instruct the ignorant; Counsel the doubtful; Admonish the sinner; Bear wrongs patiently; Forgive offences willingly; Comfort the afflicted; Pray for the living and the dead.