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

PARISH INFORMATION

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

Tel:  6125679 E Mail stoliver@eircom.net

Sister:  Sr. Mary Muckley Tel: 6125235

Parish Office:  Open Monday – Friday 9.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Parish Website:www.stoliverspc.org

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/stoliverspc

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. Willie & Alice Fitzgerald (Anniv)

Sunday    9.00 a.m.  Timothy Condon (Anniv)

                 12 Noon Gerald & Bridget Fogarty (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).

 

 Parish Pastoral Council (PPC)  A meeting of the PPC will be held in the Parish Centre on Monday 12th January at 8.00 p.m.

 

Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes  57th Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage will take place from Saturday 6th – Thursday 11th June 2015.  Information for sick pilgrims: contact John Healy Tel 052-6123791.  Booking from 5th January 2015.

 

“Do This in Memory”  Our next Parish Preparation Mass for First Communion children and their parents/guardians takes place next Saturday 17th January at 7.30 p.m. We hope to see you all present.

 

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 plants and the persons who arranged the flowers; the children and teachers from St. Oliver’s School who participated at 12 Noon Mass on the Feast of the Epiphany.

 

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

 

Welcome into our Christian Community  Leila May and Senan Thomas Harte, Sean Gerard Callanan and Oisin Boles Moriarty who were baptised over the Christmas period.

 

World Day of Migrants and Refugees is celebrated next Sunday January 18th. We are asked to remember in our Masses and prayers all those who have left our shores and those who have joined us here in our parishes from overseas.

 

Trócaire  Fundraisers on behalf of Trócaire may be in our area during January/February 2015.

 

Baptisms in St. Oliver’s  We are always open to celebrating Baptism during the 12 Noon Mass on Sundays. Otherwise Baptisms will be at 3.30 p.m. on Saturday afternoons. Please note this new time. Please give notice to the Parish Office three weeks in advance.

Thanks to the members of our Baptismal Preparation Team who visit and prepare the families for the celebration. We would be happy to train a few new people for this ministry.

 

Offertory Collections

Sun 21st December Envelopes  –  €541.20   Notes and Coin  – € 474.80

Thurs 25th December Envelopes  –  €841.40   Notes and Coin  – €1,284.00  (Christmas Day)

Sun 28th December Envelopes  –  €896.10   Notes and Coin  – € 500.61

Tues 6th January Envelopes   –  €238.21   Notes and Coin  – € 223.79 Thank You.

 

Our New Parish Centre

Target:   €130,000.00       Donated so far:   €105,421.98

Thanks for all your generosity

 

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

As we celebrate this great feast we recall our own Baptism.

It is in Baptism that we die and rise with Christ.  It is in Baptism that we enter the Church, the Body of Christ.

It is in Baptism that we become children of God. It is in Baptism that we are anointed priest, prophetand King.

So as we come to the conclusion of the Christmas season, let us celebrate not only Jesus’ baptism, but our own. And let us continue to remember and celebrate our Baptism each day as we follow Jesus this new year.

Let us also recall our Baptism each time that we bless ourselves with holy water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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