Ss Peter & Pauls Parish Notes 04.03.17

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Ss. Peter and Pauls, Clonmel
Sunday 5th March 2017
Canon Brendan Crowley: 61 26292
Fr. Michael Toomey 61 23239 Office:61 22138
Rev. Deacon Lazarus Gidolf 052 61 22138
Parish Radio 107.9 FM

Remember Those Who Died Recently:
Margaret (Peg) McMickan (née Cleary) Athlone and formerly Coleville Rd, Clonmel.
Sheila Connolly (née Clancy) Morton St., and formerly Laganore, Clonmel.
John Brady, Spring Garden, Old Bridge.
J.P. (John) Kelly, Gortmalogue, Clonmel.
Bridget Hennebry (née Peters) Kilsheelan and formerly Clonmel.

Months Mind of:
Lena Carey, Mary Boland, Gwen Thomson,
Gus Nugent, Dick Lambe, Joan Meaney,
John Landers, Gary Brett, Annette Fitzsimmons,
Gerry Lonergan, Mark Doolan, George Nedzka.

Anniversaries of
Stephan and Anna Butler, Ellen and Humphrey Bermingham and deceased family members, Sarah Meaney, Eily and Arthur Coughlan , The Shaw Family, Edward and Elizabeth Bergin, Raymond O’Mahoney, May and Tom Tobin, Anne and Sam Hughes, Jack McCarthy, Eddie Gentles, Margaret O’Dwyer,  Eddie Phelan, Tom O’Flaherty, Tom Taylor.

Masses this Weekend
Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church
7.30 pm John McEvoy (Months Mind)
11.00am Seán and Phil Dunphy and
Pat and Ernie Hogan (Anniv)
12.30pm Mary and William Doyle, Knocklucas (A)
Church of the Resurrection
10am John Joe and Elsie Ryan, Fred and Mary Culkin and Hanna Sullivan (Anniv)

Masses Next Weekend
Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church
7.30 pm Alice Horan (Months Mind)
11.00am Dennis O’Sullivan (Anniv)
12.30pm David O’Meara (Anniv)
Church of the Resurrection
10am People of the Parish

Minsters 11th/12th March 2017
Ss Peter & Paul’s & Resurrection
Ministers of the Word: Team C

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Team 3 Altar Servers : St. Peter’s.

Confessions: Every Sat from 12pm to 1 and 7pm to 7.30pm Ministry to the Sick/ Nursing Homes : Mass at Melview
Nursing Home Sacrament of anointing of the sick on request. Sacrament of Holy Communion every First Friday. Sacrament of Baptism: 5pm on the First Saturday of the month in Ss. Peter & Pauls, third Saturday in the Resurrection. Sacrament of Marriage: Consult with one of the Priests to secure a date. Church and State Require at least 3 months notice. Pre –Marriage Course: It is strongly recommended to partake in a Pre– marriage course organised by ACCORD (Catholic Marriage Advisory Council) for bookings and
information contact 052 6124144 .

Peter and Pauls: Vigil:7.30pm Sun:11am and 12.30pm. Weekly 1pm .
Church of Resurrection:Sunday:10.00am. Weekly 9.30am.

We Welcome to our Parish and the Christian Community:
Scott John O’Donnell-Peppard,
Keavy Rose Sutton and Shyla Skye Looby-Nugent
Congratulations to the Parents and God Parents

Donations: €100
We are most grateful to so many parishioners and visitors who have donated €424,791towards the renovation of our church which cost €875,000.
Donations: €100.
Balance to pay: €75,209.Thank You

World Day of Prayer – Old St Mary’s Church  The annual World Day of Prayer ecumenical service will take place on Friday March 3rd. in Old St Mary’s Church at 7.30pm. Parishes across the Clonmel area are participating. All are welcome.

St Pio Prayer Group meet on the 1st Monday of each month and will meet this Monday 6th March in St. Marys. Rosary at 6.30pm with Prayers & Mass for all petitions in the basket at 7pm.

Would you like to join in our fun, quirky floral classes with an experienced flower arranger at Place4u, Morton Street? Learn creative ideas for flower arranging.€50 for 6 lessons. Limited places. No previous experience needed.
Classes from 10.15 to 12.15pm on Monday mornings starting 6th March 2017.

Table Quiz: Belle Voci choir are holding a fundraising general knowledge Table Quiz (plus raffle) in Liam Daly’s Pub on Thursday 9th March at 8.30pm. €€20 per table of 4. Your support would be appreciated.

Bingo: Every Sunday night there is Bingo in St. Mary’s Parish Hall. It has been running for well over thirty years and is one of the main fundraising events for St. Mary’s Parish. It is a chance to win some cash. It is also a great social gathering. Spread the word about our Bingo, tell your friends about it. All very welcome.

Weekly Envelopes
Parishioners: You should by now have received your box of Weekly Envelopes. If you have not received yours or if you wish to have a box of envelopes please contact the office or Canon Crowley or Fr. Toomey.
Distributors: Thank you for your continued help, your assistance is invaluable.
Canon Brendan Crowley and Fr. Michael Toomey

Do You Want to Advertise an upcoming event? Is there something that you feel would be of interest to the Community? Email in your piece to or ring 052 6122138 or call to the Parish Office. Deadline before 12pm on each Thursday.

Fashion Show in aid of Place4u
Showcasing the exclusive Brown Thomas collection
Hosted by RTE’s Miriam O’Callaghan. Music by Two & Half Tenors. Hotel Minella, Wed 5th April
Tickets €50 from Marian’s Bookshop, Buttermarket Café and Place4u 087 4407935.

Franciscan Friary Clonmel: Bible Study continues in the Friary Hall on Monday nights at 7.30pm with Fr. Tom Russell O.F.M. All welcome.

Active Retirement in Place4U
Next Meeting Thursday 16th March at 3pm. Raffle and Bingo.
New members welcome.

The Church of Ireland Monthly Whist Drive takes place on Friday 10th March in the Sisters of Charity Hall at 7.30 for 8pm. Good Cards, Good Prizes and a Good Cuppa. Come, enjoy and support us.

The Monthly Medugorje Mass will continue at Holy Family Mission, Glencomeragh, Kilsheelan on Thursday the 9th March at 8 pm with Rosary, Holy Mass and Prayers for Healing. All welcome

Trócaire an initiative of the Irish Church to help cater for needs in Third World Countries. Trócaire boxes are available in the Churches. Please take one home with you and place it in a prominent place in your home. Contribute whatever you can to it during Lent, and return to it to the Church during Holy Week.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion:
Training and reflection Tuesday 28th March at 7.30pm in St. Oliver’s Parish Centre for Clonmel Pastoral area.

There’s something about it that makes sense, Lent. You give something up, and everything’s more joyful.
Elaine Stritch

‘The Faith Journey of the Deise
People’ with Mgr. Michael Olden March 7th & 14th 2017, 7:30 -9:00 pm , €5 including refreshments.
Lectio Divina: Reflections on the Sunday Gospels Every Wednesday night from 15th February to 26th April at 7.30pm. Cost €5. All take place at: St. John’s Pastoral Centre, John’s Hill Waterford

At the recent Parish Council meeting, a discussion was held about the sign of peace at Mass.
In recent times, we have omitted the shaking of hands following on from a request from Bishops house and from some who were concerned about flu / colds etc. 
However, we have also received a number of complaints from people who see the sign of peace as a central part of the preparation of receiving Holy Communion – especially when family and friends are gathered beside us. Also at funerals, shaking of hands in sympathy in an integral part of the removal to show our concern and sympathy to family members.
The Parish Council suggested that when it comes to the sign of peace, that each person should show a sign of peace which each person is most comfortable. This could be a handshake, a small bow of the head, or raising ones hand and saying “peace be with you”. If people have a cold / flu, perhaps we could suggest they choose to the latter. After making contact with the HSE there are currently no warnings about handshaking or
contaminations at this time.
We will therefore ask at Mass to share with each other a sign of peace with which you are most comfortable. We hope this may accommodate as many as possible at this time, and the council will review this practice again after Easter and any comments are welcome to members of the Parish council for further discussion.  
‘Grow in Love’-

Communion Class 2017
The Family Mass for children making their first Holy Communion in the Parish takes place on this Sunday 5th March at 11am. We welcome the children, their families and teachers.
Next Saturday the 11th March we will have the final Mass for those making their Confirmation at the 7.30pm Mass here in Peter&Pauls.

Next weekend the 11th and 12th March the NET team who have been working hard with many of our young people in the diocese will be speaking at all Masses to inform all of us of the work they do. Their parish ministry has been a great opportunity to encounter lots of different people from the community. They have been speaking at multiple masses in different parishes to share their mission and meet the congregations. They have met and networked with different parish councils and will address all local parishes that week to share about what they are doing and present them with ideas of what they can do for youth in their parishes.  We look forward to welcoming the team here and wish the every success and blessing in their mission


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