• St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – Mary, The Holy Mother of God

    December 22, 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.  Nessa McCarthy (Anniv)

    Sunday   9.00 a.m.  Jimmy Smyth (Anniv) & Timothy Condon (Anniv)   12 Noon Patricia (Tricia) Ryan (Anniv)

     

    Masses for the Epiphany

    Thursday 5th 7.30 p.m. Bridget O’ Brien (1st Anniv)

    Friday      6th  9.00 a.m.                                         12 Noon Eily & Johnny Hogan (Anniv)

     

    EUCHARISTIC ADORATION  No Exposition on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd January.

     

    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.

     

    Confirmation 2017 – Friday 31st March – 10.30 a.m.

    First Holy Communion 2017 – Saturday 13th May – 11.00 a.m. & 2.00 p.m.

     

    Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God and World Day of Peace – Sunday 1st January  At the message of the angel, the Virgin Mary received the Word of God in her heart and in her body, and gave Life to the world. Hence she is acknowledged and honoured as being truly the Mother of God and Mother of the Redeemer (Lumen gentium, 52).

     

    The Epiphany of the Lord – Friday 6th January  The Epiphany is the manifestation of Jesus as Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Saviour of the world. The great feast of Epiphany celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the wise men (magi) from the East, together with his baptism in the Jordan and the wedding feast at Cana in Galilee. In the magi, representatives of the neighbouring pagan religions, the Gospel sees the first-fruits of the nations, who welcome the good news of salvation through the Incarnation.  (CCC, 528)

    Masses: 7.30 p.m. on Thursday 5th January.  9.00 a.m. & 12 Noon on Friday 6th January

     

    For All Who Give You A Face

    For all who give you a face, Lord Jesus, by spreading your love in the world, we praise you.

    For all who give you hands, Lord Jesus, by doing their best toward their brothers, we praise you.

    For all who give you a mouth, Lord Jesus, by defending the weak and the oppressed, we praise you.

    For all who give you eyes, Lord Jesus, by seeing every bit of love in the heart of man, we praise you.

    For all who give you a heart, Lord Jesus, by preferring the poor to the rich, the weak to the strong, we praise you.

    For all who give to your poverty, Lord Jesus, the look of hope for the Kingdom, we praise you.

    For all who reveal you simply by what they are, Lord Jesus, because they reflect your beauty in their lives, we praise you.

    God our Father, you who are the God of a thousand faces, yet whom nothing can reveal completely except the face of the child of Bethlehem, we pray to you:

    Continue in our lives the mystery of Christmas.  Let your Son become flesh in us so that we may be for all people, our brothers and sisters, the revelation of your love.  (Lucien Deiss – Biblical Prayers)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

    December 22, 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 612567

     

    Masses for Weekend

    Saturday 7.30 p.m.  James & Anthony Power(Anniv)

    Sunday   9.00 a.m.  Mary & Tommy Guiry (Anniv)    12 Noon  James Power (Anniv)

     

    EUCHARISTIC ADORATION  No Exposition on Bank Holiday Monday 26th December.

     

    Family Carers Ireland Clonmel Branch will hold a Car Treasure Hunt on Monday 26th December St. Stephen’s Day starting at 2.00 p.m. at   Clonmel Park Hotel. Price per car €20.

     

    January Family Mass Our next Family Mass will be at 12.00 Noon on Sunday next, New Year’s Day.

    On Friday December 30th we will remember all our Families at the 10.00 a.m. Mass. That day is the Feast of the Holy Family.

    We invite more people, adults and children, to get involved in our Family Masses and to encourage others to take part.

     

    Morning Mass St. Oliver’s: Monday – Friday 10.00 a.m.   Saturday 11.30 p.m.

     

    Family Offering Envelopes  The Parish and the Diocese need your support. Twelve and a half per cent of the Ordinary Offerings goes to the Diocese. There are many houses in the Parish not taking envelopes. If there are people who would like to start, or start again, please contact the Parish Office.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Ava O’ Reilly who was baptised last weekend.

     

    Eucharistic Ministers Rota for January – March ’17 is available in the Sacristy in the church.

     

    Collection last weekend

    Envelopes – €586.89     Notes and Coin – €599.11         Thank You

     

    Feast Days during the Season of Christmas 

    St. Stephen – Monday 26th December  St. Stephen the first Christian martyr, was one of those in charge of the poor and needy. He is outstanding for his forgiveness of his enemies.

     

    St. John, Apostle and Evangelist – Tuesday 27th December  St. John, brother of James, son of Zebedee, the disciple whom Jesus loved, is traditionally said to have died in Ephesus. He is considered to be the author of the Fourth Gospel, the Book of Revelation and three Letters. The Letters especially teach us the law of love; John is said in his old age to have preached only one message: love one another.

     

    The Holy Innocents – Wednesday 28th December  ‘The flight into Egypt and the massacre of the Holy Innocents make manifest the opposition of darkness to the light: “He came to his own home, and his own people received him not”. Christ’s whole life was lived under the sign of persecution. His own share it with him. Jesus’ departure from Egypt recalls the exodus and presents him as the definitive liberator of God’s people’.

     

    The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and JosephFriday 30th December  The Holy Family is seen as the model for the human family, the religious community and the Church itself. The celebration of the Incarnation has brought us to see God’s closeness. In the Holy Family we see the ordinariness of the life of Jesus, the simple acceptance by Mary and Joseph of the marvels of God. In the daily life of family and community we can touch the divine, we can come close to God. But we have to learn to live centred on God, with respect and love for each other.

     

     Happy Christmas to All

    And thanks to all who contributed to the life of our Parish during the past year. Please remember all those who are spending Christmas in exile or in prison or in hospital.

     

    Today the Angels

    Today the angels sing in the heavens- sing with them!  Glory to God on high!

    Today the shepherds come to Bethlehem- come with them!  Glory to God on high!

    They find Joseph and Mary and the newborn child- search with them!  Glory to God on high!

    They marvel and give glory to God for all that they have seen and heard- give glory to God!  Glory to God on high!

    They proclaim the word which has been told them concerning the Saviour, Messiah, and Lord- proclaim Jesus with them!  Glory to God on high!

    The Virgin Mary treasures all these things and ponders them in her heart- pray with her!  Glory to God on high!       (Lucien Deiss – Biblical Prayers)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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

    December 15, 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. Josie & John Maunsell (Anniv)  & Elizabeth & Thomas McCarthy (Anniv)

    Sunday   9.00 a.m. Bridget Gibbons (Anniv)     12 Noon Celia Sweeney (Anniv) & her Father Patrick, Brother Patrick & Sister Rita (Anniv)

     

    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).  No Eucharistic Adoration on December 26th.

     

    Anam Cara will hold its next monthly Parent Evening on Monday 19th December from 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. in Horse & Jockey Hotel.

     

    Irish Blood Transfusion Service will hold a Blood Donor Clinic in Clonmel Park Hotel on Monday 19th December from 5 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.  Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd December from 3 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. Donor Line 1850-731137.

     

    Christmas Penitential Service in Clonmel will take place in the Friary Church on Wednesday 21st December at 7.30 p.m.

     

    Christmas Reflection with facilitators Antoinette Dilworth rsj and Ann O’ Farrell will take place at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford on Wednesday 21st December from 7.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. An opportunity to slow down our hurried pace of life to prepare our minds and hearts to receive the gift of Emmanuel.

     

    Our Family Mass Our next Family Mass will be at 12.00 Noon on New Year’s Day, Sunday January 1st 2017. We invite all our families to come and receive a Blessing to start the New Year well.

     

    On New Year’s Day, we celebrate Mary who gave God to the world. It is also the day when we pray for peace in the world.

     

    Eucharistic Ministers Rota for January – March ’17 is available in the Sacristy in the church.

     

    Offertory Collections

    Thursday 8th December  Envelopes – €204.90  Notes and Coin – €136.10 (Immaculate Conception)                                                    

    Sunday 11th December  Envelopes – €649.08  Notes and Coin – €517.92   Thank You  

     

    Christmas Celebrations in St. Oliver’s Church

    Saturday 24th December (Christmas Eve)  11.30 a.m. Mass.  (Confessions after Mass, in the Day Chapel Sacristy)

     6.00 p.m. Short Service of Blessing of the Crib and Prayer at the Crib for young children. (Children to be accompanied by parents/guardians)

    7.00 p.m. Carol Singing

    7.30 p.m. First Mass of Christmas

    Sunday 25th December (Christmas Day) Masses at 9.00 a.m. and at 12.00 Noon.

     

    An Advent Prayer

    O Wisdom, issuing from the mouth of the Most High, announced by the prophets: Come to teach us the way of salvation, Come, O Lord, come, save your people!

    O Lord, shepherd of the house of Israel who guide your people: Come to redeem us by the strength of your arm, Come, O Lord, come, save your people!

    O Son of David, Standard of people and of kings, you whom the world implores: Come to deliver us, Lord, do not delay, Come, O Lord, come, save your people!

    O Key of David, and sceptre of the house of Israel: you who open so no one can close, you who close so no one can open: Come to free those who wait in the darkness, Come, O Lord, come, save your people!

    O Rising Son, Splendour of eternal light and sun of justice: Come to give light to those who are seated in the shadow of death, Come, O Lord, come, save your people!

    O King of nations, expectation of peoples and cornerstone of the Church: Come to deliver the people that you have created, Come, O Lord, come, save your people!

    O Emmanuel, King and hope of nations and Saviour of all people: Come to free us, Lord, do not delay, Come, O Lord, come, save your people!     (Lucien Deiss – Biblical Prayers)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 3rd Sunday of Advent

    December 8, 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. Kit Pollard  (Anniv)

    Sunday   9.00 a.m. Nora & Danny Dawson  (Anniv)    12 Noon David Ryan  (Birthday Rem)

     

    Candlelit Christmas Concert Belle Voci Choir under the direction of Eamon O’ Malley and guests are holding a Candlelit Christmas Concert on Thursday December 15th at 8.00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Ferryhouse.  Admission free. Donations gratefully accepted in aid of Dolphin Swimming Club. Come along and enjoy this festive night of singing.

     

    Carol Service The Rector and parishioners of Old St. Mary’s, Clonmel invite you to their Carol Service on Friday 16th December at 7.30 p.m.

     

    Youth 2000 Christmas Retreat Youth 2000 invites all young adults between 16 – 35 to a Catholic Weekend Retreat taking place from Friday 16th – Sunday 18th December at Newbridge College, Co Kildare. This will be an exciting weekend attracting over 600 young people from all over the country. Booking is essential.   For more information or to book your place see www.youth2000.ie, Youth 2000 Ireland Facebook page or Tel 01-6753690.

     

    Christmas at Clonacody featuring Derek Ryan and friends on Friday 16th and Sunday 18th December at 8.00 p.m. Contact Helen or Michael Tel 087-1689167.

     

    Advent Scripture Reflective Prayer takes place on Tuesday evenings 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.

     

    Christmas Reflection with facilitators Antoinette Dilworth rsj and Ann O’ Farrell. will take place at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford on Wednesday 21st December from 7.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. An opportunity to slow down our hurried pace of life to prepare our minds and hearts to receive the gift of Emmanuel.

     

    Christmas Penitential Service in Clonmel will take place in the Friary Church on Wednesday 21st December at 7.30 p.m.

     

    Our Family Mass Our next Family Mass will be at 12.00 Noon on New Year’s Day Sunday January 1st 2017. We invite all our families to come and receive a Blessing to start the New Year well.

     

    St. Vincent de Paul Annual Christmas Collection will be held this Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th December after all the Masses. We appeal for your support to continue our work in the parish and we wish to thank you for your generosity in the past.

     

    Safeguarding our Children  Our local Safeguarding Representatives recently attended a study day on the Policy and Standards for the Church in Ireland regarding Safeguarding. In this parish we regard the safeguarding of children as paramount, and invite parents/guardians of children to be vigilant and to report any safeguarding concerns.

     

    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.

     

    Family Offering Envelopes are being distributed to the houses in the Parish. The Parish depends for its income on these offerings. We thank you for your support and generosity. If anybody has not received envelopes please contact the Parish Office Tel 6125679.

     

    Collection last weekend

    Envelopes – €565.22    Notes and Coin – €523.78       Thank You

     

    An Advent Prayer

    Lord Jesus, you who wait at the gates, you who are so near to us, we pray to you:

    Lock deep in our hearts the treasure of patience until the day of your coming, Lord.

    As the labourer waits patiently for the precious fruit of the ground, let us likewise wait, in the peace of hope, for the time of the eternal harvest.

    (Lucien Deiss – Biblical Prayers)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 2nd Sunday of Advent

    December 1, 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

    Sat  7.30 p.m.  Janet & Edward Lee(Anniv)

    Sun  9.00 a.m.  John & Lil Carroll (Anniv)    12 Noon  Nancy & Paddy O’ Neill (Anniv)

     

    Masses for Immaculate Conception

    Wed  7.30 p.mSonny Tobin (10th Anniv)

    Thurs 9.00 a.m.  William & Ruth Kennedy & son William (Anniv)   12 Noon  John, Josie & Mai Brady (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).

     

    Saint Pio Prayer Group will take place on Monday 5th December 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.

     

    Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) The next meeting of the PPC will be in the Priests’ house on Monday 5th December at 8.00 p.m. If anybody would like the PPC to deal with some particular matter, please contact the Parish Office.

     

    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 6th December at 8 p.m. Contact: Gemma 087 9129263.

     

    Advent Scripture Reflective Prayer takes place on Tuesday evenings 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.

     

    Youth 2000 Christmas Retreat Youth 2000 invites all young adults between 16 – 35 to a Catholic Weekend Retreat taking place from Friday 16th – Sunday 18th December at Newbridge College, Co Kildare. This will be an exciting weekend attracting over 600 young people form all over the country. Booking is essential.   For more information or to book your place see www.youth2000.ie, Youth 2000 Ireland Facebook page or Tel 01-6753690.

     

    Masses for The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    Wednesday 7th December – 7.30 p.m. Vigil Mass for the Solemnity the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

    Thursday 8th December – 9.00 a.m., 12 Noon.

     

    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.

     

    Collection last weekend                                                                                

    Envelopes – €599.11   Notes and Coin – €507.89       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 this weekend Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th December.

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

     

    An Advent Prayer

    How long the Way!  Emmanuel, come save your people.

     

    How long the path which leads to you!

    Lord, come to meet us,

    be our way.

     

    How heavy the burden of our misery!

    Lord, come to meet us,

    be our rest.

     

    How darkly hard the journey to our star!

    Lord, come to meet us,

    be our sunlight.

     

    How lonely do we wander,

    stumbling together in the darkness!

    Lord, come to meet us,

    be our brother.

     

    How long, Lord Jesus, do we wait for your return!

    Yet, since you lit hope’s flame within our hearts,

    come now at last to be our hope’s fulfilment.

    Allow us to dwell near your heart:

    there we belong forever and ever.

    (Lucien Deiss – Biblical Prayers)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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