St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 2nd Sunday of Advent

December 1, 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

Sat  7.30 p.m.  Janet & Edward Lee(Anniv)

Sun  9.00 a.m.  John & Lil Carroll (Anniv)    12 Noon  Nancy & Paddy O’ Neill (Anniv)


Masses for Immaculate Conception

Wed  7.30 p.mSonny Tobin (10th Anniv)

Thurs 9.00 a.m.  William & Ruth Kennedy & son William (Anniv)   12 Noon  John, Josie & Mai Brady (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).


Saint Pio Prayer Group will take place on Monday 5th December in St. Mary’s Church, Irishtown, Clommel. Rosary & prayers at 6.30 p.m. Mass at 7.00 pm for all petitions placed in the basket on the altar.


Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) The next meeting of the PPC will be in the Priests’ house on Monday 5th December at 8.00 p.m. If anybody would like the PPC to deal with some particular matter, please contact the Parish Office.


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 6th December at 8 p.m. Contact: Gemma 087 9129263.


Advent Scripture Reflective Prayer takes place on Tuesday evenings 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.


Youth 2000 Christmas Retreat Youth 2000 invites all young adults between 16 – 35 to a Catholic Weekend Retreat taking place from Friday 16th – Sunday 18th December at Newbridge College, Co Kildare. This will be an exciting weekend attracting over 600 young people form all over the country. Booking is essential.   For more information or to book your place see, Youth 2000 Ireland Facebook page or Tel 01-6753690.


Masses for The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Wednesday 7th December – 7.30 p.m. Vigil Mass for the Solemnity the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Thursday 8th December – 9.00 a.m., 12 Noon.


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.


Collection last weekend                                                                                

Envelopes – €599.11   Notes and Coin – €507.89       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 3rd & Sunday 4th December.

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


An Advent Prayer

How long the Way!  Emmanuel, come save your people.


How long the path which leads to you!

Lord, come to meet us,

be our way.


How heavy the burden of our misery!

Lord, come to meet us,

be our rest.


How darkly hard the journey to our star!

Lord, come to meet us,

be our sunlight.


How lonely do we wander,

stumbling together in the darkness!

Lord, come to meet us,

be our brother.


How long, Lord Jesus, do we wait for your return!

Yet, since you lit hope’s flame within our hearts,

come now at last to be our hope’s fulfilment.

Allow us to dwell near your heart:

there we belong forever and ever.

(Lucien Deiss – Biblical Prayers)



























































































































































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