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

    November 24, 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. Mai Anderson  (Anniv)

    Sunday     9.00 a.m. Mary & Jim Tobin (Anniv)   12 Noon   Sean Walsh  (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).

     

    Advent Scripture Reflective Prayer takes place on Tuesday evenings beginning on Tuesday 29th November at 7.30 p.m. You are most welcome to come along to 21 Heywood Heights. If you would like further information contact Sr. Mary at 6125235.

     

    Opening the Word – Advent & Christmas Scripture Readings with Facilitator Fr. Michael Mullins DD. Fr. Michael will look at the scripture readings of Advent & Christmas on Wednesday 30th November at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford at 7.30 p.m. €5 including light refreshments. Tel 051– 874199 for details.

     

    Book Launch John Fitzgerald (local author and triple Listowel winner) will launch his second book ‘Fitz of Laughter’ in the Clonmel Library on   Thursday 1st December at 7.00 p.m. all are welcome.

     

    An Garda Síochána Clonmel District Community Gardaí present The Band of An Garda Síochána with special guests The Sisters of Charity School Choir, Thomas Grogan and The Tipperary Gospel Choir in aid of C.A.R.E., Clonmel and Paediatric Unit S.T.G.H. at Hotel Minella, Clonmel on Thursday 1st December at 8.00 p.m. Tickets €15.

     

    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.

     

    Our Family Mass The next Family Mass will be at 12.00 Noon on Sunday next 4th December. Welcome to all our parents and children.

     

    Family Blessings  Deacon Lazarus Gidolf is available to visit homes and bless families this Advent. Arrangements can be made on the Parish Website or the Parish Facebook page. Requests for the blessings can also be made through St. Oliver’s Parish Office.

     

    Eternal Rest to Margaret Ryan late of 24 Heywood Heights and to Tommy Hunt late of 98 Baron Park who died recently.

     

    Thrive Training Centre at Place 4u helps to build one’s confidence and self-esteem. Will help you in deciding on life choices for any age group. You could win a free place on a full 6 week course. Contact 087-2480779 or 087-4407935 for details.

     

    Collection last weekend

    Envelopes – €570.05   Notes and Coin – €412.95       Thank You

     

    St. Vincent de Paul Annual Fundraising Christmas Appeal  The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be making its annual fundraising appeal at all Masses next weekend Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th December.

    St. Vincent de Paul Annual Christmas Collection will be held on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th December after all the Masses.

     

    Advent – Let the Day Come, Lord

    Let the day come, Lord, when our misery will find your mercy.

    Let the day come, Lord, when our poverty will find your riches.

    Let the day come, Lord, when our path will find the way to your house.

    Let the day come, Lord, when our tears will find your smile.

    Let the day come, Lord, when our joy will find your heaven.

    Let the day come, Lord, when your Church will find the Kingdom.

    May you be blest, Father, for that day when our eyes will find your face! Throughout all the time of our life you have not ceased to come before us in your Son Jesus Christ, our Saviour and our brother.                                                                               (Lucien Deiss – Biblical Prayers)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

    November 17, 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.

    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.   Thomas Rossiter  (Anniv)

    Sunday     9.00 a.m.   Michael O’ Reilly (Anniv)   12 Noon   Tom O’ Connor (Anniv)

     

    World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2016 A Special Ceremony to remember all those affected by road traffic collisions will take place this Sunday 20th November from 2.00 .m. – 3.00 p.m. at Woodlands Hotel, Waterford. All are welcome.

     

    Anam Cara is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Monday 21st November from 7.30 p.m. to 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.

     

    Opening the Word – Advent & Christmas Scripture Readings with Facilitator Fr. Michael Mullins DD. Over two evenings, Fr. Michael will look at the scripture readings of Advent & Christmas on Wednesday 23rd and Wednesday 30th November at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford at 7.30 p.m. €5 including light refreshments. Tel 051– 874199 for details.

     

    The Annual Mass for all buried in St. Patrick’s Cemetery will take place on Thursday 24th November at 11.00 a.m.

     

    ‘A Variety of Music from 1916-2016’ presented by The South Tipperary Arts Centre, with Banna Cluain Meala and Guests on Saturday November 26th in Old St. Mary’s Church at 7.00 p.m. sharp.

     

    Advent Scripture Reflective Prayer takes place on Tuesday evenings beginning on Tuesday 29th November at 7.30 p.m. You are most welcome to come along to 21 Heywood Heights. If you would like further information contact Sr. Mary at 6125235.

     

    Our Family Mass The next Family Mass will be at 12.00 Noon on Sunday 4th December. Welcome to all our parents and children.

     

    Sacrament of Confirmation 2017 At the Vigil Mass last weekend we had the girls and boys who will be confirmed here on Friday 31st March 2017. We were glad to welcome them and their teachers, parents and guardians who accompanied them. Let us keep them and all the children who will receive Holy Communion for the first time in our prayers.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Priya Jacqueline Hakeem and Joey Hewitt who were baptised last weekend.

     

    Collection last weekend

    Envelopes – €625.07     Notes and Coin – €560.93          Thank You

     

    Our Annual Mass for Bereaved will be held in St. Oliver’s Church on Tuesday 22nd November at 7.30 p.mAll who have been bereaved at any time are welcome.  There will be a special Ceremony of Remembrance, during which you will be invited to light a candle in memory of your departed loved ones.  You are most welcome for a “cuppa” in our Parish Centre afterwards.

     

    Holy Year of Mercy

    The “Holy Year of Mercy” has come to an end but God’s mercy does not end.

     With the prophet Micah we pray:

    “Who is like you Lord,

    who always pardons sin,

    who delights in showing mercy?

     

    Once more have pity on us,

    put down our faults,

    throw them to the bottom of the sea!

     

    Grant us your love and your fidelity

    as you have promised to our fathers,

    in the name of love that you bear

    towards your only Son, Jesus Christ,

    our Saviour and our brother”

    (cf. Micah 7:18-19)

     

                      

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

    November 10, 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.  Robbie Galvin(Anniv)

    Sunday     9.00 a.m.  Jim Mansell (Anniv)     12 Noon   Ellen Margaret Tobin   (Anniv)

     

    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. Tel 051-874199.

     

    Clonmel Lions Club are holding a Fun Table Quiz in Eldon’s Bar, Clonmel on Thursday 17th November at 8.45 p.m. Proceeds in aid of The Friends of Bridgewater House and Knocklofty Rural Care Centre. Tables of 4 €20. All are welcome.

     

    World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2016 A Special Ceremony to remember all those affected by road traffic collisions will take place next Sunday 20th November from 2.00 .m. – 3.00 p.m. at Woodlands Hotel, Waterford. All are welcome.

     

    Concert of Sacred Arias and Songs with Mezzo Soprano, Christina O’ Flynn with the 60 member choir The Déise Singers will take place in Mount Mellery Abbey on Sunday 20th November at 3.00 p.m. marking the close of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Tickets €10.

     

    The Priory Institute – Bringing Theology Home! Online Advent Retreat Would you like to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas from the comfort of your own home? Application deadline 22nd November. Cost €30. For details Email: advent.retreat@prioryinstitute.com  www.prioryinstitute.com  Tel 01-4048132.

     

    Special Mass Celebration Our annual Mass for the BEREAVED will be held in St. Oliver’s Church on Tuesday November 22nd at 7.30 p.m.  All who have been bereaved at ANY time are welcome. We will have a special Ceremony of Remembrance, during which you will be invited to light a candle in memory of your departed loved ones. You are most welcome for a “cuppa” in our Parish Centre afterwards.

     

    Opening the Word – Advent & Christmas Scripture Readings with Facilitator Fr. Michael Mullins DD. Over two evenings, Fr. Michael will look at the scripture readings of Advent & Christmas on Wednesday 23rd and Wednesday 30th November at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford at 7.30 p.m. €5 including light refreshments. Tel 051– 874199 for details.

     

    Our Family Mass Thanks to all who helped with the Family Mass last Sunday. We look forward to see you all again on December 4th at the 12 Noon Mass. We hope that all the children who will be making their Holy Communion for the first time in May, will come to the Mass with their parents/guardians.

     

    Family Blessings Deacon Lazarus Gidolf will be available to visit homes and bless families, starting this Advent. Arrangements can be made on the Parish Website or the Parish Facebook page. Requests for the blessings can also be made through St. Oliver’s Parish Office.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Maci Mae Kennedy Smith and Conor James O’ Donnell who were baptised last weekend.

     

    Offertory Collections                                                            

    Tuesday 1st November    Envelopes – €254.75      Notes and Coin – €148.25

    Sunday 6th November    Envelopes – €581.78      Notes and Coin – €435.22        Thank You

     

    A Prayer for November  –  Father, Source of all Joy

    God our Father,

    source of all joy in heaven as on earth,

    prepare for all people, we pray,

    the banquet of eternal joy.

     

    Remove the mourning veil covering all peoples

    and the shroud investing all nations.

     

    Destroy death forever

    in the resurrection of your Son Jesus.

     

    Wipe away the tears from every cheek,

    take away the shame of the people who love you.

     

    Because you are God

    for the happiness of all people,

    you have not created death or invented tears

    but you call all people, brothers and sisters of Jesus,

    to share your life and joy forever.

    (Lucien Deiss – Biblical Prayers)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

    November 3, 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. Deceased members of McHugh Families

    Sunday     9.00 a.m.                                     12 Noon   Eugene & Mary Lynch & Bridget O’ Connor (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).

     

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

     

    Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) The next meeting of the PPC will be in the Priests’ house on Monday 7th November at 8.00 p.m. If anybody would like the PPC to deal with some particular matter, please contact the Parish Office.

     

    The Monthly Medugorje Mass will continue at Holy Family Mission School, Glencomeragh, Kilsheelan on Thursday 10th November at 8.00 p.m. with Rosary, Holy Mass, Adoration and Prayers for Healing.  All are welcome.

     

    A Service of Remembrane 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. Tel 051 – 874199.

     

    Concert of Sacred Arias and Songs with Mezzo Soprano, Christina O’ Flynn with the 60 member choir The Déise Singers will take place in Mount Mellery Abbey on Sunday 20th November at 3.00 p.m. marking the close of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Tickets €10.

     

    Special Mass Celebration Our annual Mass for the BEREAVED will be held in St. Oliver’s Church on Tuesday November 22nd at 7.30 p.m.  All who have been bereaved at ANY time are welcome. We will have a special Ceremony of Remembrance, during which you will be invited to light a candle in memory of your departed loved ones. You are most welcome for a “cuppa” in our Parish Centre afterwards.

     

    Family Blessings Deacon Lazarus Gidolf will be available to visit homes and bless families, starting this Advent. Arrangements can be made on the Parish Website or the Parish Facebook page. Requests for the blessings can also be made through St. Oliver’s Parish Office.

     

    Take the short-term pledge for November November is the month of the Holy Souls. Many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer this sacrifice in honour of their deceased loved ones. You can do likewise www.pioneerassociation.ie or contact 01-8749464.

     

    HELP! Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland For Free Text Suicide Crisis Information TEXT HELP to 50015 This service is free to use and you can text 50015 even if you have no credit. Available 24 hours a day.

     

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

     

    Collection last weekend

    Envelopes – €592.60   Notes and Coin – €521.40       Thank You

     

     6 New Beatitudes for the Modern Era

     “Blessed are those who remain faithful while enduring evils inflicted on them by others, and forgive them from their heart;

     “Blessed are those who look into the eyes of the abandoned and marginalised, and show them their closeness;

    Blessed are those who see God in every person, and strive to make others also discover him;

    Blessed are those who protect and care for our common home;

    Blessed are those who renounce their own comfort in order to help others;

    Blessed are those who pray and work for full communion between Christians”.

    (Pope Francis at Malmo, Sweden November 1st, 2016)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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