• St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

    January 19, 2017

    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. Mary & Willie O’ Brien (Anniv)

    Sunday   9.00 a.m. Billy Morrissey (Anniv)    12 Noon Christopher & Bridget Brannigan (Anniv) & Patricia Bray (Anniv)

     

    Daffodil Day Meeting The members of the Clonmel Daffodil Day Group will hold their first meeting of 2017 in Hearn’s Hotel at 11.00 a.m. on Thursday 26th January. New members are volunteers always welcome.

     

    Our Family Mass Our next Family Mass is at 12 Noon on Sunday 5th February.

     

    Tipperary Sports Partnership is facilitating a Child Welfare & Protection in Sport Basic Awareness Training. The next series of workshops will be delivered by Sport Ireland tutors on Monday 6th February and Monday 3rd April at LIT Campus, Clonmel at 6.00 p.m. Fee €15. For further details see www.tipperarysports.ie

     

    Family Carers Ireland are providing the QQ1 Level 5 Healthcare Support Award based on demand in February 2017. One Day Workshops on Mental Health, Nutrition & Mental Health also available. For details Tel 057-9322920.

     

    Come and See about Vocation to the Priesthood on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th February at Pallottine House, Thurles. See poster for details and contact numbers.

     

    The Priory Institute – Bringing Theology Home Theology Matters! Join our supportive student community and study theology by distance learning this Spring. Application deadline is Tuesday 28th February.  Web: www.prioryinstitute.com E-Mail: enquires@prioryinstitute.com  Tel: 01- 4048124.

     

    Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 59th Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage will take place from Tuesday 6th – Sunday 11th June 2017. Information for sick pilgrims: contact John Healy Tel 052-6123791. Booking Forms available from St. Oliver’s Parish Office.

     

    The Parish Office Elaine Kenny who has been Parish Secretary here since April 1989 has obtained a new position near her home in Co. Cork. We are very sad to be losing Elaine who has given great service over all those years. We thank her for all she has done for our Parish and wish her well for the future. The Parish Office will of course remain open. If the phone is not sometimes answered, please leave name and number on the answering machine and we will phone you back. If you need to speak to Fr. Hegarty the best time is immediately after the 10.00 a.m. Mass – Monday to Friday.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Aaliyah Christina Healy and Jake James Callanan who were baptised recently.

     

    Cancer Care Support Centre “For people living with Cancer and those who care for them”. At C.A.R.E. we aim to provide a warm, safe and confidential environment for people with cancer and their families.  Open Monday – Friday 10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. at 14 Wellington Street, Clonmel Tel 052-6182667.

     

    Visiting the Sick Please let us know when you have somebody sick in Hospital (or at home). We will be glad to visit, and to pray for them.

     

    Collection last weekend

    Envelopes – €776.95   Notes and Coin – €609.05         Thank You

     

    Catholic Schools Week

    The Week will run from Sunday 29th January to Friday 3rd February.  All the children in St. Oliver’s School will come to Mass here at 10.00 a.m. on Wednesday 1st February.

    Let us pray for all who are involved in our Catholic Schools.

    Father,  Thank you for all those men and women who have given their talents to educating our young people.

    Through the challenges they encounter each day, lead them to an ever deeper appreciation of the sacred duty to which you have called them.

    We give thanks for the invaluable work of all those who contribute to the efficient running of our schools; support staff; cleaning staff, kitchen staff; maintenance staff; Boards of Management and chaplains.  We thank them for their hard work and dedication and we pray that they may continue to work in support of our schools.

    Thank you for all those who lead our Catholic schools.

    May they be people of integrity so that they can be witnesses as well as teachers. We pray that the schools they lead will become places where our young people can experience your love in their lives.

    Thank you for our Catholic schools.

    Help us to pray without ceasing, to work without wavering and to give without grudging in order to ensure the future of Catholic education for all our children.

    We make this prayer through your Son, Jesus Christ, our teacher and our Lord, Amen.                                             Catholic Education Service

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

    January 12, 2017

    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. Willie & Alice Fitzgerald (Anniv)

    Sunday   9.00 a.m. Marian Keane & Annette Greene (Anniv)    12 Noon Gerald & Bridget Fogarty (Anniv)

     

    Anam Cara is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Monday 16th January from 7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. in the Horse and Jockey Hotel. The guest speaker for the evening is Peter McCartan. This is a free event open to all bereaved parents.

     

    Clonmel Allotments and Community Gardens Association The Annual General Meeting of the CACGA will take place on Wednesday night 18th January in St. Oliver’s Parish Centre from 7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. All members need to attend to sign their membership forms which will be at the meeting. Membership fees are also due. For more information Tel Bernard 086-2937220 or Billy 086-0869999.

     

    A Traditional Latin Mass with Gregorian Chant will be celebrated on Sunday 22nd January at 10.00 a.m. in Holy Trinity Cathedral, Barronstrand Street, Waterford city. All are welcome.

     

    Our Family Mass Our next Family Mass is at 12 Noon on Sunday 5th February.

     

    Come and See about Vocation to the Priesthood on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th February at Pallottine House, Thurles. See poster for details and contact numbers.

     

    Family Carers Ireland Looking for a career in the care sector? Family Carers Ireland are providing the QQ1 Level 5 Healthcare Award in 2017 in your area based on demand. One day topic specific workshops also available. For information contact the training unit Tel 057-9322920.

     

    Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 59th Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage will take place from Tuesday 6th – Sunday 11th June 2017. Information for sick pilgrims: contact John Healy Tel 052-6123791. Booking Forms available from St. Oliver’s Parish Office.

     

    St. Vincent de Paul would like to thank sincerely all those who contributed to their Annual Christmas collection and monthly collections throughout the year. Your support is most appreciated.

     

    Welcome into our Christian Community Jason and Thomas Ryan who were baptised recently.

     

    Eternal Rest to Mary Fennessy late of 49 Honeyview Estate who died last weekend.

     

    Items Found in Church recently include a watch and a pair of glasses.

     

    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.

     

    Offertory Collections

    Sun 25th December Envelopes – €791.87   Notes and Coin – €1551.53  (Christmas Day)

    Sun 1st January       Envelopes – €716.65   Notes and Coin – € 461.35

    Fri 6th January         Envelopes– €258.15    Notes and Coin – € 209.85

    Sun 8th January       Envelopes – €673.12   Notes and Coin – € 629.88   Thank You.

     

    This Sunday is World Day of Migrants and Refugees

    Here are some extracts from the message of Pope Francis:

    (…) On the occasion of the annual World Day of Migrants and Refugees, I feel compelled to draw attention to the reality of child migrants, especially the ones who are alone. In doing so I ask everyone to take care of the young, who in a threefold way are defenceless: they are children, they are foreigners, and they have no means to protect themselves. I ask everyone to help those who, for various reasons, are forced to live far from their homeland and are separated from their families.

    Migration today is not a phenomenon limited to some areas of the planet. It affects all continents and is growing into a tragic situation of global proportions.  Not only does this concern those looking for dignified work or better living conditions, but also men and women, the elderly and children, who are forced to leave their homes in the hope of finding safety, peace and security. Children are the first among those to pay the heavy toll of emigration, almost always caused by violence, poverty, environmental conditions, as well as the negative aspects of globalization. The unrestrained competition of quick and easy profit brings with it the cultivation of perverse scourges such as child trafficking, and exploitation and abuse of minors and, generally, the depriving of rights intrinsic to childhood as sanctioned by the International Convention on the Rights of the Child.

    Childhood, given its fragile nature, has unique and inalienable needs. Above all else, there is the right to a healthy and secure family environment, where a child can grow under the guidance and example of a father and a mother; then there is the right and duty to receive adequate education, primarily in the family and also in the school, where children can grow as persons and agents of their own future and the future of their respective countries. Indeed, in many areas of the world, reading, writing, and the most basic arithmetic is still the privilege of only a few. All children, furthermore, have the right to recreation; in a word, they have the right to be children.

    And yet among migrants, children constitute the most vulnerable group, because as they face the life ahead of them, they are invisible and voiceless: their precarious situation deprives them of documentation, hiding them from the world’s eyes, the absence of adults to accompany them prevents their voices from being raised and heard. In this way, migrant children easily end up at the lowest levels of human degradation, where illegality and violence destroy the future of too many innocents, while the network of child abuse is difficult to break up.

    How should we respond to this reality?  Pope Francis asks the question. Let us pray about the answer.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – Baptism of the Lord

    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.  Michael Pollard  (Anniv)

    Sunday   9.00 a.m.  Jimmy Corcoran  (Anniv)    12 Noon Avril Boland  (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. Oliver’s School re-opens on Monday 9th January.

     

    Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) A meeting of the PPC will take place in the Priests’ House on Monday 9th January at 8.00 p.m.   New members always welcome.

     

    Our Family Mass  Thanks to all who helped prepare for and who took part in the Family Mass on Sunday last, New Year’s Day. Our next Family Mass is at 12 Noon on Sunday 5th February.

     

    Eternal Rest to Celia Carroll late of 6 Honeyview Estate who died during the Christmas period.

     

    Thanks Many thanks to all who helped with the Celebration of Christmas in our Parish: those who got the Church ready, including the Crib, and the Christmas Tree with its decorations; the Choir and the Folk Group; those who distributed the Parish Envelopes; those who donated flowers and the persons that arranged the flowers.

     

    Christmas Priests’ Collection The Priests of the Parish are deeply grateful to those who contributed so generously to the Christmas Priests’ Collection. This collection goes to the Diocese for the support of all the Priests.

     

    World Day of Migrants and Refugees Next Sunday is World Day of Migrants and Refugees. We remember and pray especially for the tens of thousands of children who are unaccompanied migrants.

     

    Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 59th Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage will take place from Tuesday 6th – Sunday 11th June 2017. Information for sick pilgrims: contact John Healy Tel 052-6123791. Booking from 9th January 2017.

     

    Family Carers Ireland Looking for a career in the care sector? Family Carers Ireland are providing the QQ1 Level 5 Healthcare Award in 2017 in your area based on demand. One day topic specific workshops also available. For information contact the training unit Tel 057-9322920.

     

    Health & Vitality Classes will resume in St. Oliver’s Parish Centre on Monday 9th January at 7.30 p.m. For booking Tel 083-3745760.

     

    The Pope’s Intentions for January  –  Christian Unity That all Christians may be faithful to the Lord’s teaching by striving with prayer and fraternal charity to restore ecclesial communion and by collaborating to meet the challenges facing humanity.

     

    Recalling our own Baptism

    While the sacrament of Baptism is celebrated only once, we recall our Baptism daily in many ways.

    On entering and leaving church ( or on entering and leaving our own homes, if we have a holy water font near the door) we who are baptised Christians bless ourselves with holy water. We bring holy water, from the church to our homes and use it to recall our Baptism.

    Each year at Easter we renew our Baptismal promises.  We do the same when we are present at a Baptism.  Children who are being confirmed renew their baptismal promises showing the link between Baptism and Confirmation.

    Let us try to walk always as children of the light, recognising our dignity as sons and daughters of God and members of the Body of Christ.

    We pray for the 55 children who were baptised and welcomed into the Christian Community here in St. Oliver’s during 2016.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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