St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – 4th Sunday of Advent

December 15, 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. Josie & John Maunsell (Anniv)  & Elizabeth & Thomas McCarthy (Anniv)

Sunday   9.00 a.m. Bridget Gibbons (Anniv)     12 Noon Celia Sweeney (Anniv) & her Father Patrick, Brother Patrick & Sister Rita (Anniv)


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).  No Eucharistic Adoration on December 26th.


Anam Cara will hold its next monthly Parent Evening on Monday 19th December from 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. in Horse & Jockey Hotel.


Irish Blood Transfusion Service will hold a Blood Donor Clinic in Clonmel Park Hotel on Monday 19th December from 5 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.  Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd December from 3 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. Donor Line 1850-731137.


Christmas Penitential Service in Clonmel will take place in the Friary Church on Wednesday 21st December at 7.30 p.m.


Christmas Reflection with facilitators Antoinette Dilworth rsj and Ann O’ Farrell will take place at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford on Wednesday 21st December from 7.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. An opportunity to slow down our hurried pace of life to prepare our minds and hearts to receive the gift of Emmanuel.


Our Family Mass Our next Family Mass will be at 12.00 Noon on New Year’s Day, Sunday January 1st 2017. We invite all our families to come and receive a Blessing to start the New Year well.


On New Year’s Day, we celebrate Mary who gave God to the world. It is also the day when we pray for peace in the world.


Eucharistic Ministers Rota for January – March ’17 is available in the Sacristy in the church.


Offertory Collections

Thursday 8th December  Envelopes – €204.90  Notes and Coin – €136.10 (Immaculate Conception)                                                    

Sunday 11th December  Envelopes – €649.08  Notes and Coin – €517.92   Thank You  


Christmas Celebrations in St. Oliver’s Church

Saturday 24th December (Christmas Eve)  11.30 a.m. Mass.  (Confessions after Mass, in the Day Chapel Sacristy)

 6.00 p.m. Short Service of Blessing of the Crib and Prayer at the Crib for young children. (Children to be accompanied by parents/guardians)

7.00 p.m. Carol Singing

7.30 p.m. First Mass of Christmas

Sunday 25th December (Christmas Day) Masses at 9.00 a.m. and at 12.00 Noon.


An Advent Prayer

O Wisdom, issuing from the mouth of the Most High, announced by the prophets: Come to teach us the way of salvation, Come, O Lord, come, save your people!

O Lord, shepherd of the house of Israel who guide your people: Come to redeem us by the strength of your arm, Come, O Lord, come, save your people!

O Son of David, Standard of people and of kings, you whom the world implores: Come to deliver us, Lord, do not delay, Come, O Lord, come, save your people!

O Key of David, and sceptre of the house of Israel: you who open so no one can close, you who close so no one can open: Come to free those who wait in the darkness, Come, O Lord, come, save your people!

O Rising Son, Splendour of eternal light and sun of justice: Come to give light to those who are seated in the shadow of death, Come, O Lord, come, save your people!

O King of nations, expectation of peoples and cornerstone of the Church: Come to deliver the people that you have created, Come, O Lord, come, save your people!

O Emmanuel, King and hope of nations and Saviour of all people: Come to free us, Lord, do not delay, Come, O Lord, come, save your people!     (Lucien Deiss – Biblical Prayers)









































































































































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