Ss Peter & Pauls Parish Notes 18.03.17

by admin on 18/03/2017

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Ss. Peter and Pauls, Clonmel
Sunday 19th 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:
Nuala Purves (née) Quirke, Melbourne,Australia and formerly Clonmel.
Margaret O’Callaghan (née Lonergan) Portlaoise and formerly Clonmel.

Months Mind of:
Tom Cusack, June Daniels, James Meaney,
Betty Kennedy, Sheila Connolly Alice Cashin.

Anniversaries of
Gabrielle Lee, James O’Reilly, Paddy Kavanagh,
Paddy and Kathleen Cahill, Pascal Dougan,
Elizabeth and James Norris, Seamie Gregory,
Liam Fennessy, Thomas and Margaret Key,
Billy and Angela Roche, Molly Dunne,
Philip (Gerry) Hickey, David, Ellen and Davy Clancy.

Special Intention:
Vincent Purcell

Masses this Weekend
Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church
7.30 pm James Meaney (Months Mind)
11.00am People of the Parish
12.30pm Paddy Kavanagh (Anniv)
Church of the Resurrection
10am James O’Reilly (Anniv)

Masses Next Weekend
Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church
7.30 pm Joan Meaney (Months Mind)
11.00am Terence and Margaret McSweeney (A)
12.30pm Willian (Sally) O’Regan (Anniv)
Church of the Resurrection
10am People of the Parish

Minsters 25th/26th March 2017
Ss Peter & Paul’s & Resurrection
Ministers of the Word: Team B
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Team 2 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.
Masses Peter and Pauls: Vigil:7.30pm Sun:11am and 12.30pm. Weekly 1pm .
Church of Resurrection:Sunday:10.00am. Weekly 9.30am.

Donations: €650
We are most grateful to so many parishioners and visitors who have donated €427,491 towards the renovation of our church which cost €875,000.
Donations: €300, €250, €50, €25, €20, €5.
Balance to pay: €72,509.
Payment of Loan from Offertory Collection: €2,509
Balance to Pay: €70,000. Thank You

Clonmel Widows Association:
The next meeting of Clonmel Widows Association takes place in the Friary Hall on Tuesday 21st March from 3pm to 5pm. Raffle, Bingo, Teas.
New Members Welcome.

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.

Cancer Care Support Centre:
We aim to provide a warm, safe and confidential environment for people with cancer and their families.
Open Mon– Fri 10.00 a.m. – 2.00pm p.m. at 14 Wellington Street, Clonmel.

Active Retirement in Place4U.
Next Meeting Thursday 30th March at 3pm. New members welcome.

Volunteer in Africa:
Humanitarian Volunteers are looking for volunteers to travel to Kenya on 15 June 2017. The volunteers will work on a humanitarian project for 2 weeks. No experience required and no age restrictions. Support and supervision provided. Contact Denis on 086 8520271 for more info.

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

‘South Tipperary 1913-1921” Some thoughts on the Volunteers/IRA in South Tipperary 1913-1921′ ,the final talk in the present Tipperary County Council Libraries lecture series takes place in The Source, Thurles on Tuesday 21st March at 7.30pm. The speaker Dr Denis G. Marnane has been writing a history of the Volunteers in South Tipperary, including the 3rd Brigade IRA.  All are welcome. For further details, contact (0504) 29278,

Fundraising Social Dance in aid of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland & South Tipperary Hospice Movement in the Mick McCarthy Millennium Centre Monroe. Saturday 25th March. Dancing from 9pm until 12pm. Admission:€8. 2 for €15

Parish Pastoral Council:
Next Meeting Monday 27th March at 7.30pm , 22 Gladstone Street.

Trócaire an initiative of the Irish Church to help cater for needs in Third World Countries. Trócaire boxes are available in the Churches.

‘You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. ‘
Desmond Tutu

Prayer Intentions at the Tomb of Padre Pio:
The parish pilgrimage to San Giovanni takes place in a few weeks’ time. A number of parishioners will be going to the Tomb of Padre Pio and Masses will be offered for all your intentions.
If you wish to have your own intentions included at the Mass at the Tomb of Padre Pio, there are prayer petition sheets available in the church porches and can be left in the box by Our Lady’s Altar in both churches. (Please do NOT put any money with these petitions)
Please have these completed by Thursday 30th March 2017.

There will be no 1pm Mass on Friday 24th March due to Confirmation taking place.

Mass for Prayer Groups
There will be a Mass especially for all prayer groups in the diocese on Monday 27th March in the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Waterford at 5.30pm. All Prayer Groups Welcome.

We Welcome to our Parish and the Christian Community:
Lucy Faith Blake-Fennessy, Congratulations to the Parents and God Parents

‘Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything … that’s how the light gets in.’ Leonard Cohen
No one is perfect. This might seem like the most obvious statement in the world, but it’s important to remember. We live in a time when people’s thoughts and actions are more widely recorded and open to scrutiny than ever before. A small mistake can cost someone their reputation or livelihood. An opinion expressed, particularly online, can invite a world of insults. It appears to be easier than ever to take the moral high ground, and to dismiss a person entirely based on one thing we know about them.
This is not the way Jesus treated people, and it is not how he sees us. The Samaritan woman Jesus meets is all too aware of what the Jews think of her. She is nervous when approached by Jesus at the well. But he sees beyond the label to the person, the woman with a life story and a context of her own. He engages her in intellectual conversation, listens to her, and wins her over.
Jesus could tell the woman everything about her life, and he knows each one of us just as intimately. He knows our past and our faults, our ‘cracks’. That is why he is able to speak to us, if we resolve to try and listen. It is also an important lesson in how we should treat others.
Tríona Doherty

Lectio Divina:
Reflections on the Sunday Gospels Every Wednesday night from 15th February to 26th April at 7.30pm. Cost €5.
The Readings of Holy Week: Facilitator Fr. Michael Mullins DD. Thursday 23rd and 30th March at 7.30pm. Cost €5 including light refreshments.St. John’s Pastoral Centre, John’s Hill Waterford.


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