St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

November 20, 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.  James & Bridget Keane (Anniv)
Sunday    9.00 a.m.  Mary & Jim Tobin (Anniv)   12 Noon  Jimmy Butler (Anniv)


Reflection on the Advent & Christmas Scripture Readings will take place in St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford on Thursday 26th November and Thursday 3rd and 10th December at 7.30 p.m. Facilitator: Fr. Michael Mullins DD. Over these three evenings, Fr. Michael will look at the scripture readings of Advent and Christmas. €5 including light refreshments.


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.


The Art of Balanced Living Advent Reflection will take place at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Waterford on Saturday 28th November from 10.00 a.m. – 12 Noon. Facilitator: Antoinette Dilworth rsj.


“Do This in Memory” Our Parish Preparation Programme for First Communion Children and their parents/guardians, begins on Saturday 28th November at 7.30 p.m. Mass. Thanks to you parishioners who have a supporting role to play.


Console Service of Light To remember those who died by suicide will take place at the Church of the Resurrection on Sunday 29th November at 4 p.m.


Advent Scripture Reflection/Prayer We begin on Tuesday December 1st at 7.30 p.m., and continue each Tuesday for 3 weeks. You are most welcome to come and experience this quiet reflective time at 21 Heywood Heights.   Tel 052-6125235.


Cemetery Mass The Annual Mass in St. Patrick’s Cemetery will take place on Thursday 26th November at 11.00 a.m.


Order of Malta are looking for people who have an hour a week or more to give. We require members interested in First Aid, Youth Development, Management Skills, Fundraising. We can offer Friendship, Life Saving Skills, Different Experiences, Personal Development. For more details contact Jim at 083-4201107.


Welcome into our Christian Community Zack James Sherlock who was baptised last weekend.


Collection last weekend
Envelopes   –  €582.85    Notes and Coin   –  €536.15    Thank You


Mass for Bereaved  Our Annual Mass for Bereaved will be held in St. Oliver’s Church on Tuesday 24th November at 7.30 p.m.  All who have been bereaved at any time are welcome.  There will be 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.


Our New Parish Centre

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

Thanks for all your generosity


Our Family Mass  –  Sunday 13th December 2015 – 12 Noon

Another extract from the National Directory for Catechesis in Ireland

“A group of parents/guardians, trained over time in good liturgy, should act as leaders, stimulating others to organise lectors (readers), procession, liturgical art, special events, after-Mass community gatherings etc. The Family Mass Team, working together with the parish’s other faith development teams, can become a real focus for renewal in the parish.

In the particular cases where children are without religious support at home, have not been baptised or have not completed their journey of initiation, it is the responsibility of the Christian community to address the situation. It can do this, the General Directory for Catechesis suggests ‘by
providing generous, competent and realistic support, seeking dialogue with the families, proposing adequate forms of education and providing catechesis which is proportionate to the concrete possibilities and needs of these children’  (GDC 180 and NDCI 98)

We need volunteers for the suggested Family Mass Team.   For a start we need a few people to help organise a first attempt at a Family Mass. Please note the Box near the altar for names and suggestions.

































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