St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion


Priests of the Parish:  Fr. Michael Hegarty I.C.    Fr. James Pollock I.C.

Tel:  6125679     E Mail

Sister:  Sr. Mary Muckley     Tel: 6125235


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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.   Tommy Rossiter (Anniv)

Sunday     9.00 a.m.   Shirley & Gerard Dalton (Anniv)

                 12 Noon   Shane Dillon (1st Anniv)


EUCHARISTIC ADORATION  Our Parish Eucharistic Adoration will finish every Monday during Lent at 7.30 p.m.


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.


Trócaire is very grateful to the people of Waterford and Lismore for their annual generosity to the Lenten Appeal. Please bring Trócaire Boxes back to the Church as soon as possible.


Holy Places Collection will be taken up on Good Friday. This Collection goes towards the upkeep of the places in the Holy Land associated with the life and death of Jesus.


Many Thanks to everyone for their generosity to the appeal last weekend for the Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver. Amount received €1,183.15.


National Pilgrim Paths Day Walk along part of St. Declan’s Way route. The Melleray to Ardfinnan walk is 18 km long and will take about 4 hours to complete. The walk will commence at 11 a.m. on Saturday 4th April in Mount Mellerary Abbey, Cappoquin. Walkers will assemble at Ardfinnan at 9.30 a.m. from where they will get a bus to Mount Mellerary. Walkers should have appropriate footwear (preferrably walking boots) and waterproof gear. Walk leaders will be on hand on the day. Cost €15.


Parish Pastoral Council (PPC)  The PPC will meet on Monday 30th March at 8.00 p.m.


Anam Cara will hold its monthly Parent Evening on Monday 30th March from 7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. in the Horse and Jockey Hotel, Thurles. All Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to bereaved parents.


Irish Blood Transfusion Service will hold a Blood Donor Clinic in Clonmel Park Hotel on Monday 30th March from 5.00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Tuesday 31st March, Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd April from 3.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. Donor Line 1850-731137.  Please come along and donate blood to help cope with the increasing demand from hospitals and patients in the region.


The Mass of Chrism will take place in the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Waterford on Holy Thursday morning 2nd April at 10.30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.


Yoga Classes Student Hatha, Yoga teacher is offering classes for beginners commencing Thursday April 2nd from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. in St. Oliver’s Parish Centre, at half price €5 per class. Six week course, pay as you go. Contact 085 -1919713 for more details.


St. Vincent de Paul Monthly Collection will take place after all Masses next weekend Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th April.


Marian Movement  Regional Cenacle for the Laity in Rockwell College, Cashel on Saturday 11th April from 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. Speaker: Fr. Peter Hoyne. Rosary, Confession, Mass and Eucharistic Adoration. Please bring a packed lunch. Everyone welcome. For information Tel 086-2318622.


Clonmel Vintage and Classic Car Club Raffle  Tickets for the above event which takes place on Sunday May 3rd in Powerstown Park, Clonmel are available from Jimmy Moloney, Leo Fitzgerald and St. Oliver’s Parish Office. Last year the parish received €5,000 from the event and will also benefit this year. Tickets €5 each or 3 for €10.


Collection last weekend

Envelopes  –  €568.50     Notes and Coin  –  €385.50         Thank You


Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Ever thought of having a prayer space in your home? If not, Holy Week is a great place to start. The crowds in Jerusalem welcomed Jesus by waving palm. Why not use the palm that is blessed today at Mass to welcome Christ into you home? Invite family members to join you for a short prayer when placing the palm in the prayer space. Over the next few months, continue to grow your own personal prayer space by introducing religious items, pictures and symbols into this sacred place in your home.

A prayer service for the new blessed palm in the home.    In advance, as a family, decide where the palm will be placed (e.g. above the door in each room, or behind the main crucifix in the house).

– Gather, as a family, at home. Ask an adult/teen to read the account of the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem (from the Gospel of Mark 11:1-10. Matthew 21:1-11, John 12:12-16 or Luke 19:28-40).

– Then another adult, with a lighted candle, leads a short procession through all the rooms of the house, while singing an appropriate hymn.

– Place the palm in its new home an invite each person to name one event, relationship or thing for which they are grateful to God.

– Finish with an ‘Our Father’.



Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – Masses 10 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.


Wednesday 1st April

Penitential Service/Confessions Friary Church at 7.30 p.m.


Holy Thursday 2nd April

The only Mass on Thursday morning will be the Mass with the Blessing of the Holy Oils in the Cathedral Waterford at 10.30 a.m.

Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30 p.m.

(Procession with Holy Oils, participation of Eucharistic Ministers, Holy Communion under both kinds)

Adoration at the Altar of Repose in the Day Chapel to finish at 10.00 p.m.


Good Friday 3rd April

12.00 Noon Special Celebration of the Stations of the Cross for Children.  Children need to be accompanied by a Parent/Guardian.

3.00 p.m. The Celebration of the Passion of the Lord. Liturgy of the Word followed by the Solemn Intercessions; Adoration of the Holy Cross; Holy Communion.

Confessions in the Day Chapel Sacristy 6.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.

7.30 p.m. Prayer around the Cross.  We hope you can join us in this reflective time of prayer.


Holy Saturday 4th April

Confessions 11.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. 5.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.

7.30 p.m. Blessing of the Paschal Fire at Old St. Mary’s Church.

8.00 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass in St. Oliver’s  (with participation of Baptismal Team Members)


Easter Sunday 5th April

Masses at 9.00 a.m., 12.00 Noon.

Banna Cluain Meala will be present at 12.00 Noon Mass

Easter Week: Mass each morning at 10.00 a.m. 

 Saturday 11th April: Morning Mass at 11.30 p.m.




























































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