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

November 10, 2016

                     PARISH INFORMATION

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.  Robbie Galvin(Anniv)

Sunday     9.00 a.m.  Jim Mansell (Anniv)     12 Noon   Ellen Margaret Tobin   (Anniv)


Closing the Year of Mercy  Reflection Evening to close the Year of Mercy through Prayer, Meditation, Silence, Music with facilitator Antoinette Dilworth rsj. will take place at St. Oliver’s Parish Centre on Wednesday 16th November at 7.30 p.m. Tel 051-874199.


Clonmel Lions Club are holding a Fun Table Quiz in Eldon’s Bar, Clonmel on Thursday 17th November at 8.45 p.m. Proceeds in aid of The Friends of Bridgewater House and Knocklofty Rural Care Centre. Tables of 4 €20. All are welcome.


World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2016 A Special Ceremony to remember all those affected by road traffic collisions will take place next Sunday 20th November from 2.00 .m. – 3.00 p.m. at Woodlands Hotel, Waterford. All are welcome.


Concert of Sacred Arias and Songs with Mezzo Soprano, Christina O’ Flynn with the 60 member choir The Déise Singers will take place in Mount Mellery Abbey on Sunday 20th November at 3.00 p.m. marking the close of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Tickets €10.


The Priory Institute – Bringing Theology Home! Online Advent Retreat Would you like to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas from the comfort of your own home? Application deadline 22nd November. Cost €30. For details Email:  Tel 01-4048132.


Special Mass Celebration Our annual Mass for the BEREAVED will be held in St. Oliver’s Church on Tuesday November 22nd at 7.30 p.m.  All who have been bereaved at ANY time are welcome. 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.


Opening the Word – Advent & Christmas Scripture Readings with Facilitator Fr. Michael Mullins DD. Over two evenings, Fr. Michael will look at the scripture readings of Advent & Christmas on Wednesday 23rd and Wednesday 30th November at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford at 7.30 p.m. €5 including light refreshments. Tel 051– 874199 for details.


Our Family Mass Thanks to all who helped with the Family Mass last Sunday. We look forward to see you all again on December 4th at the 12 Noon Mass. We hope that all the children who will be making their Holy Communion for the first time in May, will come to the Mass with their parents/guardians.


Family Blessings Deacon Lazarus Gidolf will be available to visit homes and bless families, starting 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.


Welcome into our Christian Community Maci Mae Kennedy Smith and Conor James O’ Donnell who were baptised last weekend.


Offertory Collections                                                            

Tuesday 1st November    Envelopes – €254.75      Notes and Coin – €148.25

Sunday 6th November    Envelopes – €581.78      Notes and Coin – €435.22        Thank You


A Prayer for November  –  Father, Source of all Joy

God our Father,

source of all joy in heaven as on earth,

prepare for all people, we pray,

the banquet of eternal joy.


Remove the mourning veil covering all peoples

and the shroud investing all nations.


Destroy death forever

in the resurrection of your Son Jesus.


Wipe away the tears from every cheek,

take away the shame of the people who love you.


Because you are God

for the happiness of all people,

you have not created death or invented tears

but you call all people, brothers and sisters of Jesus,

to share your life and joy forever.

(Lucien Deiss – Biblical Prayers)









































































































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