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

November 24, 2016


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


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. Mai Anderson  (Anniv)

Sunday     9.00 a.m. Mary & Jim Tobin (Anniv)   12 Noon   Sean Walsh  (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).


Advent Scripture Reflective Prayer takes place on Tuesday evenings beginning on Tuesday 29th November 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.


Opening the Word – Advent & Christmas Scripture Readings with Facilitator Fr. Michael Mullins DD. Fr. Michael will look at the scripture readings of Advent & Christmas on Wednesday 30th November at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford at 7.30 p.m. €5 including light refreshments. Tel 051– 874199 for details.


Book Launch John Fitzgerald (local author and triple Listowel winner) will launch his second book ‘Fitz of Laughter’ in the Clonmel Library on   Thursday 1st December at 7.00 p.m. all are welcome.


An Garda Síochána Clonmel District Community Gardaí present The Band of An Garda Síochána with special guests The Sisters of Charity School Choir, Thomas Grogan and The Tipperary Gospel Choir in aid of C.A.R.E., Clonmel and Paediatric Unit S.T.G.H. at Hotel Minella, Clonmel on Thursday 1st December at 8.00 p.m. Tickets €15.


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.


Our Family Mass The next Family Mass will be at 12.00 Noon on Sunday next 4th December. Welcome to all our parents and children.


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.


Eternal Rest to Margaret Ryan late of 24 Heywood Heights and to Tommy Hunt late of 98 Baron Park who died recently.


Thrive Training Centre at Place 4u helps to build one’s confidence and self-esteem. Will help you in deciding on life choices for any age group. You could win a free place on a full 6 week course. Contact 087-2480779 or 087-4407935 for details.


Collection last weekend

Envelopes – €570.05   Notes and Coin – €412.95       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 next weekend Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th December.

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


Advent – Let the Day Come, Lord

Let the day come, Lord, when our misery will find your mercy.

Let the day come, Lord, when our poverty will find your riches.

Let the day come, Lord, when our path will find the way to your house.

Let the day come, Lord, when our tears will find your smile.

Let the day come, Lord, when our joy will find your heaven.

Let the day come, Lord, when your Church will find the Kingdom.

May you be blest, Father, for that day when our eyes will find your face! Throughout all the time of our life you have not ceased to come before us in your Son Jesus Christ, our Saviour and our brother.                                                                               (Lucien Deiss – Biblical Prayers)

























































































































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