St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 13, 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.  Seamus Norris (Anniv)
Sunday    9.00 a.m.  Maura Drohan (3rd Anniv)  12 Noon  Nancy & Paddy O’ Neill (Anniv)


World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2015 A Special Ceremony to remember all those affected by road traffic collisions will take place this Sunday 15th November at 2.30 p.m. in the Presentation Convent, Clonmel. Theme: Celebrating the lives of our Loved Ones. All are welcome.


Meeting of First Communion Parents/Guardians On Wednesday next 18th November, a meeting of First Communion Parents/Guardians will take place in the DAY CHAPEL at 7.30 p.m. Sr. Antoinette Dilworth will facilitate this gathering.


Clonmel Lions Club are holding a Fundraising Table Quiz in Eldons Bar on Thursday 19th November at 8.45 p.m. with all proceeds in aid of  Bridgewater House, Clonmel and the Knocklofty Rural Day Service.


Special Mass Celebration Our annual Mass for the BEREAVED will be held in St. Oliver’s Church on Tuesday November 24th at 7.30 p.m.   All who have been bereaved at ANY time are welcome.  As usual we will have a special Ceremony of Remembrance, during which you will be invited to light a candle in memory of your departed loved ones. You are most welcome for a “cuppa” in our Parish Centre afterwards.


An Garda Síochána & Clonmel District Community Gardaí will hold a Concert with “The Band of An Garda Síochána” in aid of C.A.R.E, Clonmel and South Tipperary Autism at Hotel Minella, Clonmel on Thursday 26th November at 8.00 p.m. Tickets €15. With Guests: Banna Cluain Meala, Derek Ryan, Kelley Lonergan, The Gordanaires and Belle Voci Choir.


We pray for Michael Burke, late of 36 Bianconi Drive who died during the week.


Welcome into our Christian Community Fionn Juke Dowley Conlon and Leo Seamus Williams Norris who were baptised last weekend.


HELP! Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland For Free Text Suicide Crisis Information TEXT HELP to 50015 This service is free to use and you can text 50015 even if you have no credit. Available 24 hours a day.


Collection last weekend
Envelopes – €632.05    Notes and Coin – €497.95   Thank You


Our New Parish Centre

Target: €130,000.00    Donated so far: €125,155.37

Thanks for all your generosity


Safeguarding Children
Our New Bishop is keen to continue and develop the procedures and good practice already established re Safeguarding all Children and Vulnerable Adults.

In this Parish our local representatives have already received training in Safeguarding. Their names are on the Parish Newsletter.  Three other persons (two of them members of the Parish Pastoral Council) have recently undergone training.

We would welcome names of persons who would like to volunteer for training. Please give your name and telephone number to Fr. Hegarty or to the Parish local representatives.

Today there are copies of the Diocesan Newsletter 2015 on Safeguarding available in the Sacristy.  Please ask for a copy.


Family Mass
As announced last week, we hope to celebrate the 12.00 Noon Mass on Sunday 13th December (Third Sunday of Advent) as a ‘Family Mass’ to which all the families of our Parish are invited. We would like to welcome young and old from babies to grandparents.

In the New Year we hope to make the 12.00 Mass on the First Sunday of each month a Family Mass. All this will take a bit of organising, so we are looking for volunteers.  Please put names and telephone numbers in the box near the altar.

In places, as Share the Good News (The National Directory for Catechesis in Ireland) says; “Family Mass has become a popular form of ministry to families in a parish. In Ireland today … children and young people need to know they belong to their faith community. Young members of the Church need to feel and believe that they have a valuable contribution to make to the local parish community. It is better to celebrate a Family Mass rather than a Children’s Mass. All members of the family have a role to play”.   No. 98 (adapted)

Please ponder the above extract and ask yourself – whether you are young or old – what can I contribute?
































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