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

January 16, 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 – Friday 9.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.


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.   Christopher & Bridget Brannigan & Patricia Bray (Anniv)

Sunday     9.00 a.m.   Gibbons, Whelan & Deceased Family Members

                12 Noon     Catherine, Mary & Martin Kennedy (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).


Baptisms in St. Oliver’s  We are always open to celebrating Baptism during the 12 Noon Mass on Sundays. Otherwise Baptisms will be at  3.30 p.m. on Saturday afternoons. Please note this new time. Please give notice to the Parish Office three weeks in advance.

Thanks to the members of our Baptismal Preparation Team who visit and prepare the families for the celebration. We would be happy to train a few new people for this ministry.


Welcome into our Christian Community  James Paul O’ Reilly who was baptised last weekend.


We pray for:  Piotr (Peter) Mech late of 43 Ard Caoin who died recently. May he rest in peace.


Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes  57th Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage will take place from Saturday 6th – Thursday 11th June 2015.  Information for sick pilgrims: contact John Healy Tel 052-6123791. Booking from 5th January 2015.


Training Course  The Carers Association are providing QQ1 (Fetac) Level 5 Healthcare Support Major Award Training in your area. We are also providing Topic Specific workshops for Family Carers. For more info contact the training unit on 057-9322920 or 057-9370221.


Anam Cara is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Monday 26th January from 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. in the Horse and Jockey Hotel, Thurles. Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to all bereaved parents. For more information please visit our website at  email us at or call 01-4045378.


Trócaire  Fundraisers on behalf of Trócaire may be in our area during January/February 2015.


Collection last weekend

Envelopes   –  €795.04      Notes and Coin  –  €426.96      Thank You


St. Oliver’s Parish Pastoral Council (PPC)  A good number of parishioners, male and female have, over the years, served on the Pastoral Council (previously called the Parish Council). The PPC has recently welcomed three new members. Current members of the PPC are: Michael Carroll, Elaine Downey, Gidolf Lazarus, Mandy Dalton, Meta Cunningham and Michael Hegarty P.P. Any of these members may be contacted through the Parish Office. 

The PPC normally meets on the first Monday of each month (except in August) and, in an atmosphere of prayer and reflection, tries to discern the real needs of the Parish and search for ways to meet these needs. The PPC is always open to suggestions from the parish community and from people who have made St. Oliver’s Church their normal place to worship.


Our New Parish Centre

 Target:   €130,000.00      Donated so far:   €105,441.98

Thanks for all your generosity


World Day of Emigrants and Refugees   –   18th January 2015

“Jesus Christ is always waiting to be recognised in migrants and refugees, in displaced persons and in exiles and through them he calls us to share our resources and occasionally to give up something of our acquired riches” (Pope Francis)


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity  –  18th to 25th January 2015

The theme this year is from Jesus encounter with the Samaritan Woman at the well “Jesus said to her ‘Give me to drink’ (John 4:7)”

The encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan Woman invites us to try water from a different well and also to offer a little of our own. In diversity, we enrich each other.  The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is a privileged moment of prayer, encounter and dialogue. It is an opportunity to recognise the richness and value that are present in the other, the different, and to ask God for the gift of unity.


Catholic Schools Week  –  25th to 31st January 2015

 The theme is “Catholic Schools: Called to Serve”

Service is in Love, Kindness, Joy, Truth, Justice




























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