St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Priests of the Parish:  Fr. Michael Hegarty I.C.    Fr. James Pollock I.C.
Tel: 6125679    E Mail
Sister:  Sr. Mary Muckley    Tel: 6125235
Parish Office: Open Monday – Thursday 9.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.  Friday 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
Parish Website:
Facebook Page:
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.   Seanie Moroney (Anniv)
Sunday     9.00 a.m.   Betty Byrne (Anniv)    12 Noon   Christy Lonergan (Anniv)


Mass at St. Patrick’s Well  On Thursday evening 25th June at 8.00 p.m. Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan will celebrate the Mass and everybody is invited to come along and give him a big Céad Míle Fáilte.


Year of Consecrated Life   One day event for both men and women will take place on Saturday 27th June from 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. at the Little Sisters of the Poor, Abbey Road, Ferrybank, Waterford. Ages 18-35. Featuring guest speaker: Fr. Raymond Dempsey, with presentations on religious life, workshops, Mass, Lunch with the religious, activities, Adoration and Benediction and much more. Tel Sr. Mairead 051-833006.


Ordination at St. Oliver’s   We look forward to welcoming Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan to 12 Noon Mass next Sunday when he will ordain Lazarus Gidolf to the Permanent Diaconate for this Diocese. All are welcome to this Mass.


Welcome into our Christian Community   Molly Joanna Harris who was baptised last weekend.


Eucharistic Ministers Rota  for July – September ’15 is now available in the Sacristy in the church.


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.


Collection last weekend
Envelopes – €613.46     Notes and Coin – €513.54    Thank You


Collection for the Needs of the Diocese  This annual collection will take place next weekend 27th/28th June. The proceeds from this collection go towards funding Accord, Family Ministry Services, Cura, Child Safeguarding and services provided by St. John’s Pastoral Centre. Envelopes for those who haven’t got them are available at all the Church doors. Those who have the Box of Envelopes will find an envelope for this collection in their box.  Please be as generous as you can.


3rd Annual 6K Family Fun Walk in aid of St. Oliver’s Parish Centre will take place on Friday 26th June.  Registration at 6.30 p.m.  Route: St. Oliver’s, – Heywood Road, – Western Road, Bypass – St. Oliver’s Refreshments served afterwards.  Free Raffle.  Donations taken on the night
All are welcome.



Every seven days, the Church celebrates the Easter mystery.  This tradition goes back to the time of the Apostles. It takes its origin from the actual day of Christ’s Resurrection. Sunday extends the celebration of Easter throughout the year. It is meant to be illumined by the glory of the Risen Christ. It makes present the new creation brought about by Christ.

Sunday also recalls the creation of the world. The Genesis account of creation, expressed in poetic style, is a hymn of awe and adoration of God in the presence of the immensity of creation.

The Fathers of the Second Vatican Council explained how we should celebrate the Eucharist on Sunday, or its vigil on Saturday evening:

The Church, therefore, earnestly desires that Christ’s faithful, when present at this mystery of faith, should not be there as strangers or silent spectators. On the contrary, through a good understanding of the rites and prayers they should take part in the sacred action, conscious of what they are doing, with devotion and full collaboration. They should be instructed by God’s word and be nourished at the table of the Lord’s Body.  They should give thanks to God. Offering the immaculate victim, not only through the hands of the priest, but also together with him, they should learn to offer themselves. Through Christ, the Mediator, they should be drawn day by day into ever more perfect union with God and with each other, so that finally God may be all in all. (SC, no 48)
Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults, pp. 401-402

















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