St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – Baptism of the Lord


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.  Michael Pollard  (Anniv)

Sunday   9.00 a.m.  Jimmy Corcoran  (Anniv)    12 Noon Avril Boland  (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).


St. Oliver’s School re-opens on Monday 9th January.


Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) A meeting of the PPC will take place in the Priests’ House on Monday 9th January at 8.00 p.m.   New members always welcome.


Our Family Mass  Thanks to all who helped prepare for and who took part in the Family Mass on Sunday last, New Year’s Day. Our next Family Mass is at 12 Noon on Sunday 5th February.


Eternal Rest to Celia Carroll late of 6 Honeyview Estate who died during the Christmas period.


Thanks Many thanks to all who helped with the Celebration of Christmas in our Parish: those who got the Church ready, including the Crib, and the Christmas Tree with its decorations; the Choir and the Folk Group; those who distributed the Parish Envelopes; those who donated flowers and the persons that arranged the flowers.


Christmas Priests’ Collection The Priests of the Parish are deeply grateful to those who contributed so generously to the Christmas Priests’ Collection. This collection goes to the Diocese for the support of all the Priests.


World Day of Migrants and Refugees Next Sunday is World Day of Migrants and Refugees. We remember and pray especially for the tens of thousands of children who are unaccompanied migrants.


Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 59th Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage will take place from Tuesday 6th – Sunday 11th June 2017. Information for sick pilgrims: contact John Healy Tel 052-6123791. Booking from 9th January 2017.


Family Carers Ireland Looking for a career in the care sector? Family Carers Ireland are providing the QQ1 Level 5 Healthcare Award in 2017 in your area based on demand. One day topic specific workshops also available. For information contact the training unit Tel 057-9322920.


Health & Vitality Classes will resume in St. Oliver’s Parish Centre on Monday 9th January at 7.30 p.m. For booking Tel 083-3745760.


The Pope’s Intentions for January  –  Christian Unity That all Christians may be faithful to the Lord’s teaching by striving with prayer and fraternal charity to restore ecclesial communion and by collaborating to meet the challenges facing humanity.


Recalling our own Baptism

While the sacrament of Baptism is celebrated only once, we recall our Baptism daily in many ways.

On entering and leaving church ( or on entering and leaving our own homes, if we have a holy water font near the door) we who are baptised Christians bless ourselves with holy water. We bring holy water, from the church to our homes and use it to recall our Baptism.

Each year at Easter we renew our Baptismal promises.  We do the same when we are present at a Baptism.  Children who are being confirmed renew their baptismal promises showing the link between Baptism and Confirmation.

Let us try to walk always as children of the light, recognising our dignity as sons and daughters of God and members of the Body of Christ.

We pray for the 55 children who were baptised and welcomed into the Christian Community here in St. Oliver’s during 2016.





































































































































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