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

November 27, 2015

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.  Benefactors of the Parish
Sunday    9.00 a.m.                         12 Noon  Tom O’ Connor (Anniv)


EUCHARISTIC ADORATION  Our Parish Eucharistic Adoration takes place each week Monday from 2.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. (except when Monday is a Church Holiday or a Public Holiday).


Console Service of Light To remember those who died by suicide will take place at the Church of the Resurrection this Sunday 29th November at 4 p.m.


Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) A meeting of the PPC will be held in the Parish Centre on Monday 30th November at 8.00 p.m.  The Carmelite Nuns in Tallow have invited members of PPC’s to an afternoon of Christmas Reflection on Sunday 6th December from 3p.m. to 5 p.m.


Advent Scripture Reflection/Prayer We begin on Tuesday December 1st at 7.30 p.m., and continue each Tuesday for 3 weeks. You are most welcome to come and experience this quiet reflective time at 21 Heywood Heights.   Tel 052-6125235.


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 1st December at 8.00 p.m. Contact: Gemma 087-9129263.


Reflection on the Advent & Christmas Scripture Readings will take place in St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford on Thursday 3rd and Thursday 10th December at 7.30 p.m. Facilitator: Fr. Michael Mullins DD. Over these evenings, Fr. Michael will look at the scripture readings of Advent and Christmas. €5 including light refreshments.


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.


Coffee Morning in aid of St. Vincent de Paul will take place at Place for U on Friday 4th December. All are welcome.


SS Peter & Paul’s Church present their Annual Christmas Festive Concert on Sunday 6th December at 8.00 p.m. featuring the Clonmel Concert Band, bass/baritone singer Derek Ryan and the Gaudeamus Choir. Tickets €15 on sale from the Church Parish Office, Marians and will also be available at the door on the night.


Mass for the Bereaved Thanks to all who participated in our November Mass for the Bereaved and to all those who helped prepare for the Mass and assist with refreshments etc.


School Masses We were delighted to have the Children from St. Oliver’s School at Mass on Wednesday and Thursday morning. Thanks to Mr. Paul Murphy and all our teachers.


The Carers Association are providing the QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Health Care Support Award Training in January 2016. For more information contact the Training Unit on 057 9370221.


Welcome into our Christian Community  Spencer Gerald Flynn and Tom Elliott Carroll who were baptised last weekend.


Collection last weekend
Envelopes – €652.56    Notes and Coin – €498.44     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 28th & Sunday 29th November.

St. Vincent de Paul Annual Christmas Collection will be held next Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th December after all the Masses.


Advent is a time of waiting, conversion and of hope:

– waiting-memory of the first, humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh; waiting-supplication for his final, glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge;

– conversion, to which the liturgy at this time often refers quoting the prophets, especially John the Baptist, ‘Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand’ (Mt 3:2);

– joyful hope that the salvation already accomplished by Christ (cf. Rm 8:24-25) and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness, thereby granting us what is promised by faith, and ‘we shall  become like him for we shall see him as he really is’   (Jn 3:2).


Our Family Mass
As already announced, our 12.00 Noon Mass on Sunday 13th December (Third Sunday of Advent) will be celebrated as a ‘Family Mass’.

We invite all the families of our Parish to be present or to be represented.

Please use the Box on the table near the Altar for suggestions about the Family Mass and for names of those willing to help.





































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