• Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time/A

    August 26, 2017

    27th August 2017


    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 – Friday

    Tel:  6125679     E Mail stoliver@eircom.net

    Parish Website:  www.stoliverspc.org

    Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/stoliverspc

    Society of St. Vincent de Paul Helpline 052 – 6123878

    Local Safeguarding Representatives:  Margaret Waters  086-8917440  Fiona Stanley 087-9340382

    Weekend Masses

    Saturday  7.30 p.m     Jimmy McKell & Sophie McKell      (Anniv)

    Sunday   9.00 a. m.  James, Michael & Jackie Gibbons    (Anniv)  12.00 Noon   Dermot Wall, Heywood Road (Anniv)

    Our Parish Eucharistic Adoration takes place each week on Monday from 2.00 pm – 8.00 pm (except when Monday is a Church Holiday or public holiday).

    St. Oliver’s School re – opens on Thursday 31st August at 9.00 am.

    First Friday: Friday 1st September is the First Friday of the month.   Holy Communion will be brought 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 takes place after all Masses this weekend 2nd/3rd September.

    Offertory Collections:

    The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary  (15th August)

    Envelopes        €314.50        Notes/Coins         €120.50

    Offertory Collection – Weekend 19th/20th August

    Envelopes        €616.80  Notes/Coins         €526.20   (Thank You)


    Family Mass: Our next Family Mass takes place next Sunday 3rd September at 12.00 Noon.

    Clonmel Craft Club will resume activities in the Parish Centre on Monday 4th September at 10.00 am.

    Saint Pio Prayer Group will take place on Monday 4th September in St. Mary’s Church, Irishtown, Clonmel. Rosary & prayers at 6.30 p.m.

    Mass at 7.00 p.m. for all petitions placed in the basket on the altar. All are welcome.

    Clonmel Community Parent Support Programme (Baby & Toddler Group) will resume on Tuesday 5th September from 10.00 am – 11.45 am.

    St. Oliver’s Social Group resume on Wednesday 6th September at 2.00 pm.

    Solas Cancer Support Centre & Anam Cara the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Tuesday 5th September at 7.00pm in Solas Cancer Care Centre, Williamstown, Waterford. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents. Please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Monday 4th September or call 085 2888888.

    The Clonmel & District Wheelchair Society will be collecting door to door in Clonmel for the month of September.

    Tipperary Women’s Mini Marathon 2017: Register now on www.tipperaryminimarathon.ie for the 2017 Tipperary Women’s Mini Marathon  organised by Tipperary Sports Partnership in Clonmel on Sunday 24th September at 10.45am. Registration price increases after August 31st and   closing date for all entries is strictly Sept 18th 2017. For further information contact 052 6187080/076 1065000.


    Matthew 16:13 – 20

    1. This marks a turning point in the life of Jesus, and of the disciples. It is the first time that his disciples recognise him as the Messiah. Recall turning points in your own life when you came to some deeper understanding of who Jesus is.
    2. ‘Who do you say that I am?’ This is possibly the most important question that Jesus puts to us. In your heart of hearts, how do you answer this question?
    3. Jesus praises Peter for his faith and comments that this was not his own doing but a gift from God. Perhaps there have been times when you have been more than usually conscious that faith is a gift. Be thankful for the gift you have received.
    4. These are troubled times for the Church and the promise of Jesus that ‘the gates of the underworld can never hold out against it’ are an encouragement. What helps you to draw strength from this promise of Jesus? What signs of hope do you see in the Church today?  (John Byrne OSA)


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