St. Oliver’s Parish Newsletter – The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

December 22, 2016

PARISH INFORMATION

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 stoliver@eircom.net

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 612567

 

Masses for Weekend

Saturday 7.30 p.m.  James & Anthony Power(Anniv)

Sunday   9.00 a.m.  Mary & Tommy Guiry (Anniv)    12 Noon  James Power (Anniv)

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION  No Exposition on Bank Holiday Monday 26th December.

 

Family Carers Ireland Clonmel Branch will hold a Car Treasure Hunt on Monday 26th December St. Stephen’s Day starting at 2.00 p.m. at   Clonmel Park Hotel. Price per car €20.

 

January Family Mass Our next Family Mass will be at 12.00 Noon on Sunday next, New Year’s Day.

On Friday December 30th we will remember all our Families at the 10.00 a.m. Mass. That day is the Feast of the Holy Family.

We invite more people, adults and children, to get involved in our Family Masses and to encourage others to take part.

 

Morning Mass St. Oliver’s: Monday – Friday 10.00 a.m.   Saturday 11.30 p.m.

 

Family Offering Envelopes  The Parish and the Diocese need your support. Twelve and a half per cent of the Ordinary Offerings goes to the Diocese. There are many houses in the Parish not taking envelopes. If there are people who would like to start, or start again, please contact the Parish Office.

 

Welcome into our Christian Community Ava O’ Reilly who was baptised last weekend.

 

Eucharistic Ministers Rota for January – March ’17 is available in the Sacristy in the church.

 

Collection last weekend

Envelopes – €586.89     Notes and Coin – €599.11         Thank You

 

Feast Days during the Season of Christmas 

St. Stephen – Monday 26th December  St. Stephen the first Christian martyr, was one of those in charge of the poor and needy. He is outstanding for his forgiveness of his enemies.

 

St. John, Apostle and Evangelist – Tuesday 27th December  St. John, brother of James, son of Zebedee, the disciple whom Jesus loved, is traditionally said to have died in Ephesus. He is considered to be the author of the Fourth Gospel, the Book of Revelation and three Letters. The Letters especially teach us the law of love; John is said in his old age to have preached only one message: love one another.

 

The Holy Innocents – Wednesday 28th December  ‘The flight into Egypt and the massacre of the Holy Innocents make manifest the opposition of darkness to the light: “He came to his own home, and his own people received him not”. Christ’s whole life was lived under the sign of persecution. His own share it with him. Jesus’ departure from Egypt recalls the exodus and presents him as the definitive liberator of God’s people’.

 

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and JosephFriday 30th December  The Holy Family is seen as the model for the human family, the religious community and the Church itself. The celebration of the Incarnation has brought us to see God’s closeness. In the Holy Family we see the ordinariness of the life of Jesus, the simple acceptance by Mary and Joseph of the marvels of God. In the daily life of family and community we can touch the divine, we can come close to God. But we have to learn to live centred on God, with respect and love for each other.

 

 Happy Christmas to All

And thanks to all who contributed to the life of our Parish during the past year. Please remember all those who are spending Christmas in exile or in prison or in hospital.

 

Today the Angels

Today the angels sing in the heavens- sing with them!  Glory to God on high!

Today the shepherds come to Bethlehem- come with them!  Glory to God on high!

They find Joseph and Mary and the newborn child- search with them!  Glory to God on high!

They marvel and give glory to God for all that they have seen and heard- give glory to God!  Glory to God on high!

They proclaim the word which has been told them concerning the Saviour, Messiah, and Lord- proclaim Jesus with them!  Glory to God on high!

The Virgin Mary treasures all these things and ponders them in her heart- pray with her!  Glory to God on high!       (Lucien Deiss – Biblical Prayers)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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