• St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

    October 27, 2016

    PARISH INFORMATION

    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 stoliver@eircom.net

    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 29th October 7.30 p.m. Anna O’ Brien (Anniv)

    Sunday   30th October 9.00 a.m.                                 12 Noon James & Bridget Keane (Anniv)

     

    Masses for All Saints Day

    Monday 31st October   7.30 p.m.

    Tuesday 1st November 9.00 a.m.                                12 Noon Mary Ellen Heffernan (Anniv) & Deceased Family Members

     

     

    EUCHARISTIC ADORATION  There will be no Adoration on Bank Holiday Monday 31st October.

     

    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 November at 8 p.m. Contact: Gemma 087-9129263.

     

    Evening of Remembrance will take place at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford on Thursday 3rd November at 7.30 p.m. Facilitator: Ann O’ Farrell. A sacred space to honour family, friends and those who have died. You are invited to a time of prayerful reflection during this special month. The evening will include Scripture reading, personal prayer, silence and music. For more details contact 051-874199.

     

    Child Safeguarding  The Annual Training Day for new local Safeguarding Representatives will take place in St. Oliver’s Parish Centre on Saturday 5th November from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. (Light lunch included). This course will be of benefit to all who work with children. Please give names to Fr. Hegarty, or to the Parish Office, as soon as possible.

     

    Monthly Family Mass  Next Sunday, 6th November, at 12.00 Noon we will have our Monthly Family Mass. At the Mass this month we hope to have some of the children who will make their First Holy Communion next May. We want to assure the children, their parents/guardians and their teachers that the Parish community is praying for them.

     

    A Service of Remembrance for all babies lost through miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, or anytime during their short lives will be held by South Tipperary General Hospital on Friday 11th November at 7.30 p.m. at South Tipperary General Hospital Education Centre. For further information contact Tel 6177096 or 6188252. All are welcome.

     

    Closing the Year of Mercy Reflection Evening to close the Year of Mercy through Prayer, Meditation, Silence, Music with facilitator Antoinette Dilworth rsj. will take place at St. Oliver’s Parish Centre on Wednesday 16th November at 7.30 p.m.  For details Tel 051-874199.

     

    Triduum of Masses for the Dead will be celebrated in the Day Chapel on Wednesday 2nd November, Thursday 3rd November and Friday 4th November at 7.30 p.m.

    The dead will be remembered at all Masses during November. Please feel free to put names in the basket provided. There is no need to make an offering but any offerings received will be sent to priests in missionary countries.

     

    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.

     

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

     

    Divine Mercy Devotions take place every Friday at St. Mary’s Church, Clonmel at 3.00 p.m. All are welcome.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Oliver Diggins who was baptised last weekend.

     

    Collections last weekend                                                    

    Sunday 23rd     Envelopes      – €684.96   Notes and Coin – €375.04

    Mission Collection (to Date) – €424.57   Notes and Coin   – €402.43   Thank You

     

    All Saints and All Souls

    Tuesday 1st November is the Feast of All Saints.   There will be Mass on Monday evening at 7.30 p.m.  Masses on Tuesday: 9.00 a.m. and 12 Noon.

    Wednesday 2nd November is the Commemoration of  all the Faithful Departed.  Masses on Wednesday 10.00 a.m. 7.30 pm. (Day Chapel)  (Offered for all the Faithful Departed).

     

     A Prayer

    Lord God

    whose days are without end

    and whose mercies beyond counting.

    Keep us mindful

    that life is short and the hour of death unknown.

     

    Let your Spirit guide our days on earth

    in the ways of holiness and justice

    that we may serve you

    in union with the whole Church

    Sure in faith, strong in hope, perfect in love.

     

    And when our earthly journey is ended,

    lead us rejoicing into your kingdom.

    where you live for ever and ever.

    Amen.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – Mission Sunday

    October 20, 2016

    PARISH INFORMATION
    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 stoliver@eircom.net
    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.  Bid Sutcliffe (Anniv)
    Sunday 9.00 a.m.     Catherine Condon (Anniv)   12 Noon  Willie & Susan Roberts (Anniv)

     

    “Annie” The High School and Presentation Secondary Schools will present the musical “Annie” in the White Memorial Theatre, Clonmel from Monday 24th October to Thursday 27th October. Monday 24th is family night, tickets are €45 for a family of two adults and two children. Tickets on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night €13. For booking or more details contact 052-6123587 or 052-6124459. Tickets available at offices of both schools.

     

    Visit of Mother of Perpetual Help Icon to St. Mary’s Church, Clonmel from Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th October. Preacher Fr. Seamus Enright CSSR. Welcome ceremony on Thursday evening at 7.30 p.m.  See poster and leaflets in Church for times and ceremonies.

     

    C-Saw – Bereavement Support Group A Support Group for those bereaved by suicide will take place at the C-Saw Office, 24 William St, Clonmel on Thursday 3rd November at 2.00 p.m. and will continue on the first Thursday of every month.

     

    Evening of Remembrance will take place at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford on Thursday 3rd November at 7.30 p.m. Facilitator: Ann O’ Farrell. A sacred space to honour family, friends and those who have died. You are invited to a time of prayerful reflection during this special month. The evening will include Scripture reading, personal prayer, silence and music. For more details contact 051-874199.

     

    Child Safeguarding The Annual Training Day for new local Safeguarding Representatives will take place in St. Oliver’s Parish Centre on Saturday 5th November from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. (Light lunch included). This course will be of benefit to all who work with children. Please give names to Fr. Hegarty, or to the Parish Office, as soon as possible.

     

    The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated here in St. Oliver’s at 10.30 a.m. on Friday 31st March 2017.

     

    November – Masses for the Dead All during the month of November, we will be praying for our beloved dead. This year there will be a Triduum of Masses for the Holy Souls rather than the Novena which we have had up to now. The three Masses will be celebrated in the Day Chapel at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday 2nd November, Thursday 3rd November and Friday 4th November. Please feel free to put names in the basket provided. There is no need to make an offering but any offerings received will be sent to priests in missionary countries.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Rebecca Michelle Hogan, Helen Boroch and Corey Dahill who were baptised last weekend.

     

    Eternal Rest to Ann Hally late of 125 Bianconi Drive and to Ray– Reynoldo Carballo late of 13 Auburn Square who died recently.

     

    Free Life Skills Seminar will take place at Place4u, 25 Gladstone Street, Clonmel on Thursday 27th October from 8.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. Build your confidence and self-esteem. Help in deciding on life choices for any age group. Contact Jim 087-2480779 or Mary 087-4407935 for details.

     

    Collection last weekend
    Envelopes – €509.45   Notes and Coin – €491.55    Thank You

     

    World Mission Sunday in this Year of Mercy
    Every Christian is a Missionary

    Pope Francis in his message for Mission Sunday this year says:

    “…All of us are invited to ‘go out’ as missionary disciples, each generously offering their talents, creativity, wisdom and experience in order to bring the message of God’s tenderness and compassion tothe entire human family. By virtue of the missionary mandate, the Church cares for those who do not know the Gospel, because she wants everyone to be saved and to experience God’s love.

    (…) In many places evangelisation begins with education, to which missionary work dedicates much time and effort, like the merciful vine-dresser of the Gospel (cf. Lk 13:7-9; Jn 15:1), patiently waiting for fruit after years of slow cultivation.

    (…) All peoples and cultures have the right to receive the message of salvation which is God’s gift to every person. This is all the more necessary when we consider how many injustices, wars, and humanitarian crises still need resolution.

    (…)May Holy Mary, sublime icon of redeemed humanity, model of missionaries for the Church, teach all men, women and families, to foster and safeguard the living and mysterious presence of the Risen Lord in every place, he who renews personal relationships, cultures and peoples, and who fills all with joyful mercy”.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

    October 13, 2016

    PARISH INFORMATION
    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 stoliver@eircom.net
    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.  Keith Doolan & Joseph Kennedy (Anniv)
    Sunday    9.00 a.m.  Daniel Gibbons (Anniv)    12 Noon  Kenneth O’ Donnell (Anniv)

     

    Anam Cara is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Monday 17th October from 7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. in the Horse and Jockey Hotel. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not. Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to bereaved parents.

     

    “Have Catholics lost their Courage?” Café Theology presents Petra Conroy of Catholic Comment in the Granville Hotel, Waterford on Tues 18th October at 7.30 p.m. Petra is a well known commentator on TV and Radio and a founder member of Catholic Comment which serves the Church and media. “Our speakers offer authoritative comment on news stories related to the Catholic Church, especially those issues which are often the source of debate or controversy in Irish media. We aim to shed light rather than heat. We communicate our values very clearly while respecting the goodwill, sincerity & intelligence of others”. An engaging speaker who will get you thinking. Come along and bring a friend.  Admission free, but donations welcome.

     

    Loreto Secondary School, Clonmel All 6th class girls and their parents/guardians are invited to an OPEN NIGHT on Thursday 20th October from 6.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. Principal’s address 7.00 p.m. You will have an opportunity to tour the school facilities on the night.

     

    A Healing Mass will be held in St. Nicholas Church, Carrick on Suir on Thursday 20th October at 7.30 p.m. All are welcome.

     

    Liturgical Music Workshop with facilitator Mary Pedder Daly and accompanist Susan O’ Brien at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford on Saturday 22nd October from 10.00 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. Booking essential. Tel 051-874199. Cost €10 per person with music & light refreshments.

     

    Pilgrimage to Benevento, San Giovanni & Sorrento Fr. Michael Toomey is arranging a Parish Pilgrimage to Benevento, San Giovanni & Sorrento visiting Pietrelcina and Pompeii from 1st April 2017 for 5 nights including 2 nights full board, 4* hotel San Giovanni and 3 nights half board, 4* hotel Sorrento. Group leader: Fr. Michael Toomey.   Special Group price €789 per person. Bookings with Joe Walsh Tours.

     

    World Mission Sunday is being celebrated next Sunday 23rd October. The theme this year is: “Every Christian is a Missionary”. There will be a second collection after Communion. Those who have a Mission Sunday Envelope in their box of envelopes, please put in the basket.

     

    Remembrance Garden The Remembrance Garden at Toberaheena Well was officially inaugurated recently. Great credit is due to the members of C-Saw in collaboration with Clonmel & Cahir District Council, who are continuing to develop the garden. It is a place of peace where people who have lost loved ones through suicide will find some consolation in their grief.

     

    Eternal Rest to Dane Fogarty late of Highfield Grove and Elm Park, and to Indre Hennessy late of Kilganey who died during the week and whose funerals were in St. Oliver’s Church.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Ellie Lacey Power Doyle who was baptised last weekend.

     

    Collection last weekend
    Envelopes – €635.88   Notes and Coin – €477.12     Thank You

     

    Sharing the Good News

    We meet God, in the first place, in our family life. The family is sometimes referred to as the ‘domestic Church’. It is in this Church in our own homes that we have the first experience of being Christianand here we learn the beliefs and values that will inform our lives.

    Here too we have our first experience of prayer. A father or mother that teaches their child to make the sign of the cross, or to bless themselves with holy water as a reminder of their baptism, is doing something that will stay with their child for his/her entire life.

    Families must not wait for their child to go to school before introducing them to Jesus. At the child’s baptism, they committed themselves to being the first teachers of their child in the ways of faith.

    Parents may sometimes feel inadequate for this role and may need support and encouragement. They get this from the prayer and encouragement of the parish community and from the childrens’ teachers when they go to school.

    But the support and example of the wider family is also very important and grandparents have a very important role in passing on the faith. Parents and the wider family can learn much from taking an interest in what the children are learning in the catechetical programme in school.

    For children in primary school, the new Grow in Love programme, already introduced to Junior Infants and to First and Second Classes is particularly helpful.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

    PARISH INFORMATION
    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 stoliver@eircom.net
    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.  Minogue Family (Anniv)
    Sunday   9.00 a.m.  Jimmy Dalton & Baby Stephen (Anniv)  12 Noon Helen Casey (Anniv)

     

    Anam Cara Information Pack for Bereaved Parents Anam Cara would like to invite you to the launch of the new Information Pack for Bereaved Parents, at the Anner Hotel, Thurles on Tuesday 11th October at 11.00 a.m. A key resource developed by bereaved parents for bereaved parents after the death of a son or daughter. If you could RSVP your attendance to h.harkin@anamcara.ie or Tel 085-2888 888 by Monday 10th October.

     

    Launch of Patterns and Patrons – The Holy Wells of Waterford will take place on Thursday 13th October at 7.30 p.m. in the Town Hall Theatre, Dungarvan. Launch by Eugene Broderick.

     

    The Monthly Medugorje Mass will take place at Glencomeragh House, Kilsheelan on Thursday 13th October at 8.00 p.m. with Rosary, Holy Mass, Adoration and Prayers for Healing. All are welcome.

     

    Clonmel Lions Club are holding their Autumn Fundraising Event ‘Oktoberfest’ in Eldon’s on Friday 14th October. An evening of fun, food and music. All are welcome.

     

    A Public Rosary for Ireland will take place on Saturday 15th October at 4.00 p.m. at the Main Guard, Clonmel. Please join us.

     

    Barlo/Merriot Radiators Reunion will take place on Saturday 15th October at Clonmel Park Hotel at 9.00 p.m. The event is open to all ex employees over the last 50 years. Cost €20. Tickets on sale from Clonmel Park Hotel reception, or from Gabrielle Egan 087-2337334, Anna Dunne 087-6680662 or Willie O’ Regan 087-2032802.

     

    Child Welfare & Protection in Sport Basic Awareness Training facilitated by Tipperary Sports Partnership will take place on Monday 17th October at 6.00 p.m. at LIT Campus, Clonmel. Fee €15. For details see www.tipperarysports.ie

     

    Information about our Parish Members of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) distributed leaflets with this information to the newer houses in the Parish. Copies are available in the Church and we hope to make them available elsewhere also. Please take one and pass it on.

     

    Family Mass Thanks to all the children who took part in our Family Mass last Sunday and to Bríd Quinlivan for helping with the preparation. Please feel free to ask to have your family involved in these Masses. The next one is on Sunday November 6th at 12 Noon.

     

    Collection last weekend
    Envelopes – €708.26   Notes and Coin – €401.74    Thank You

     

    The Pope’s Intentions for October

    Universal: Journalists That journalists, in carrying out their work, may always be motivated by respect for truth and a strong sense of ethics.

    Evangelisation: World Mission Day That World Mission Day may renew within all Christian communities the joy of the Gospel and the responsibility to announce it.

     

    Sharing Good News
    Go out to the whole world; Proclaim the Good News. (Mark 16:15)
    The month of October is a very appropriate time to reflect on the duty we have as Christians to proclaim and share the Good News of the Gospel.

    Five years ago the new National Directory for Catechesis in Ireland was launched. It is called Share the Good News (SGN). Since then many initiatives have begun in various parts of the country.

    The new programme for religious education in Primary Schools called Grow in Love will soon be familiar to parents who have children in Primary School as they are asked to be involved in what their children are learning about the faith.

    We all need faith development or ‘evangelisation’.  Faith development is a life long process in which we deepen our appreciation of God’s wonderful love for us in Jesus Christ.  Jesus “calls us to live our lives inspired by his life, his truth, his way. We are never alone. Jesus brings us beyond ourselves into a whole new world of loving relationship with God, with our neighbour, with our community, with society and with all of creation (SGN,8).

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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