St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – Mary, The Holy Mother of God

December 22, 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.  Nessa McCarthy (Anniv)

Sunday   9.00 a.m.  Jimmy Smyth (Anniv) & Timothy Condon (Anniv)   12 Noon Patricia (Tricia) Ryan (Anniv)


Masses for the Epiphany

Thursday 5th 7.30 p.m. Bridget O’ Brien (1st Anniv)

Friday      6th  9.00 a.m.                                         12 Noon Eily & Johnny Hogan (Anniv)


EUCHARISTIC ADORATION  No Exposition on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd January.


First Friday Next Friday is the First Friday of the month. Sr. Mary and Fr. Hegarty will bring Holy Communion to the persons who have asked to receive it in their own homes. Please let us know if there is anybody who would like Holy Communion at home.


Confirmation 2017 – Friday 31st March – 10.30 a.m.

First Holy Communion 2017 – Saturday 13th May – 11.00 a.m. & 2.00 p.m.


Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God and World Day of Peace – Sunday 1st January  At the message of the angel, the Virgin Mary received the Word of God in her heart and in her body, and gave Life to the world. Hence she is acknowledged and honoured as being truly the Mother of God and Mother of the Redeemer (Lumen gentium, 52).


The Epiphany of the Lord – Friday 6th January  The Epiphany is the manifestation of Jesus as Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Saviour of the world. The great feast of Epiphany celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the wise men (magi) from the East, together with his baptism in the Jordan and the wedding feast at Cana in Galilee. In the magi, representatives of the neighbouring pagan religions, the Gospel sees the first-fruits of the nations, who welcome the good news of salvation through the Incarnation.  (CCC, 528)

Masses: 7.30 p.m. on Thursday 5th January.  9.00 a.m. & 12 Noon on Friday 6th January


For All Who Give You A Face

For all who give you a face, Lord Jesus, by spreading your love in the world, we praise you.

For all who give you hands, Lord Jesus, by doing their best toward their brothers, we praise you.

For all who give you a mouth, Lord Jesus, by defending the weak and the oppressed, we praise you.

For all who give you eyes, Lord Jesus, by seeing every bit of love in the heart of man, we praise you.

For all who give you a heart, Lord Jesus, by preferring the poor to the rich, the weak to the strong, we praise you.

For all who give to your poverty, Lord Jesus, the look of hope for the Kingdom, we praise you.

For all who reveal you simply by what they are, Lord Jesus, because they reflect your beauty in their lives, we praise you.

God our Father, you who are the God of a thousand faces, yet whom nothing can reveal completely except the face of the child of Bethlehem, we pray to you:

Continue in our lives the mystery of Christmas.  Let your Son become flesh in us so that we may be for all people, our brothers and sisters, the revelation of your love.  (Lucien Deiss – Biblical Prayers)























































































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