Ss Peter & Pauls Parish Notes 15.07.17

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Ss. Peter and Pauls, Clonmel
Sunday 16th July 2017
Canon Brendan Crowley: 61 26292
Fr. Michael Toomey 61 23239 Office: 61 22138
Rev. Deacon Lazarus Gidolf 052 61 22138

Remember Those Who Died Recently:
Nan Kerton (née Cremmins) Connolly Park.
Rosie Whelan, Tramore and Kilsheelan.
Alice O’Connor (née Davin) Old Toberaheena.
Alice Power (née O’Driscoll) Dublin and formerly Kilheffernan, Kilsheelan.

Months Mind of:
Donny McDonald, Anna Lanigan, Bridie Keane, Roberta Stokes, Brenda Meehan, Pat Ryan,
Frank O’Brien, Aileen Hallahan.

Anniversaries of
Patricia McGuckian, Liam O’Brien,
Joseph Clancy, John and Mary Corby, William Power, Margaret Ryan, Tim O’Connell, Nellie Hogan, Mary Behegan,
Paddy White (Wexford), Paddy Fahey,
Jeremiah O’Riordan, Kickham St.

Masses this Weekend
Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church
7.30pm Brenda Meehan (Months Mind)
11.00am Liam O’Brien (Anniv)
12.30pm Joseph Clancy (Anniv)
Church of the Resurrection
10am People of the Parish
Masses Next Weekend

Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church
7.30pm Aiden Kilkelly (Months Mind)
11.00am People of the Parish
12.30pm Stanley Griffin (Anniv)
Church of the Resurrection
10am Maggeg Sheehan (Anniv)

Minsters 22mnd/23rd July 2017
Ss Peter & Paul’s & Resurrection
Ministers of the Word: Team A
Extraordinary Ministers of H C: Team 1
Altar Servers : St. Paul’s.

PARISH INFORMATION
Confessions: Every Sat from 12pm to 1pm 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 and on the 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 61 24144 .
Masses : Peter and Pauls: Vigil:7.30pm Sun:11am and 12.30pm. Weekly 1pm .Resurrection: 9.30 am Weekly and 10.00am Sunday.
Email: parishsspeterandpaul@gmail.com
Parish Radio: 107.9 FM

Last Weeks Collections
Donations:€135.
Church Renovations:
We are most grateful to so many parishioners and visitors who have donated €444,105 towards the renovation of our church which cost €875,000. Donations: €100, €30, €5.
Balance to Pay: €55,895. Thank You.
***Payment of the Renovation Loan from the Offertory Collection: €13,895.
Balance to Pay: €42,000.***

Mass at the Cross; The annual Mass at the Holy Year Cross will be on Monday 7th August.

St. Patrick’s Cemetery Mass: and blessing of graves for those buried in St Patrick’s Cemetery will be celebrated outdoors -weather permitting – on Thurs 27th July 2017 at 7.30pm. 

Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 17th—Sunday 20th August 2017.The festival is donation only. Free buses travelling from all around Ireland. For more info and to book online, see www.youth2000.ie or Tel: 01 6753690.

Table Quiz : For the church restoration fund will be held on Thursday 20th July at 8.30pm in Moynihan’s Bar. Table of 4 – €20. Spot Prizes.
Any Donations of Spot Prizes would be greatly appreciated and can be dropped into the Parish Shop or the Sacristy in the Resurrection.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service: would like to thank the 537 Donors attended our Blood Donor Clinic in Clonmel Park Hotel. Donating Blood is a precious gift that brings life and hope to patients their families and friends. This generosity and commitment to helping others is appreciated.

Visit of the Relic of St. Teresa of Calcutta Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Waterford.
Thursday, July 20th
5.00pm – Arrival of Relic.
5.30pm – Mass, celebrated by Most Rev Bishop
Cullinan, followed by Veneration of Relic.
6.15pm – 7.15pm – Confessions.
7.30pm – Evening Prayer and Benediction.
Friday, July 21st
10.30am Mass followed by Veneration of Relic.
11.00am -12.00 noon Confessions.
3.00pm – Rosary followed by Veneration of Relic.
5.30pm – Mass followed by Veneration of Relic.
6.15pm – 7.15pm – Confessions.
7.30pm – Evening Prayer and Benediction.
Saturday, July 22nd
10.30am – Mass followed by Veneration of Relic.
11.00am – 12.00 noon – Confessions.
3.00pm – Departure of Relic.
Organised by the Knights of St. Columbanus.

World Meeting of Families 21st—26th August 2018
Volunteers are needed in our Parish to run some programmes locally in preparation for the World Meeting of Families in 2018. Would you like to be involved? Are you down to earth? Are you a good listener? Do you respect people? Do you have empathy? If you do then you are exactly what we need. Full Training will be given. Training in
Clonmel takes place on 6th September 2017. If you are interested and would like to know more then please contact the Parish Office on 61 29404.

‘Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.’
Benjamin Franklin

The Generous Sower
Can you picture it? I love the image of Jesus sitting in a boat, addressing the crowds on the beach. He
certainly knew how to hold their attention. And he knew they would understand him more clearly if he used the language of stories. Those listening would have been familiar with the cycle of planting seeds and waiting for them to produce a crop. One of the purposes of parables is to challenge the hearers to reflect and respond with faith. So this parable of the sower requires Jesus’ audience to decide what kind of soil they are. There is a message of judgment for those who are hardened like the rocky soil, and a message of hope for those who are receptive like the rich soil.       The figure of the sower is important too. The sower does not confine the seeds to soil that is fertile and ready for growth. Rather, the seeds are scattered everywhere – on the path, patches of rock, and among thorns. Jesus does not discriminate. His love is given out for all. He knows that some of it may be rejected, or accepted only on a superficial level, but he offers it anyway. That offer of love is never withdrawn. It might take a while to bear fruit, but it is always there. ‘Always there are doors that are not closed. Look for the doors that are at least a little bit open, enter and talk about common things and go on. Step by step.’ Pope Francis Tríona Doherty

Fr. Colm O’Brien Memorial Cycle Saturday 12th August 2017
The Fr. Colm O’Brien Memorial Cycle is now in its 8th year and has over the course of its life raised in excess of €75,000 for charitable causes. This year we invite people to participate and all funds raised will be for the Laura Lynn Foundation.
Cycle Routes: Option 1—60km. Meeting at Ss Peter and Pauls at 10am to Register and going Direct to
Tramore GAA Club. Route: Market St, Parnell St, Davis Rd, N24, Carrick on Suir– Pitstop, Fiddown Bridge, Kilmeaden, Turning right at Tramore Cross, Old
Tramore Road, Tramore Gaa Club.
Option 2—10km. The Kingfisher Direct to Tramore GAA Club. Meeting at 1pm to register and leaving at approx. 1.30pm. Route: The Kingfisher, Tramore Road, Tramore GAA Club. If you can’t participate then please support the cyclists and the Laura Lynn Foundation.

Trocaire National Collection for East Africa:
The Irish Bishops Conference has asked to hold a Trocaire national collection on 22nd/23rd July
regarding the current food crisis in East Africa. Prolonged drought has led to severe food shortages across the area and around 25 million people are in urgent need of assistance. Your generous contributions next weekend will assist in this urgent national appeal, and thank you in advance for your support. 

Fr John Harty: It has been announced that as part of nationwide changes Fr. John from the
Franciscan Friary who has been in Clonmel for over twenty years is moving to Cork. Fr. John is a well know figure around Clonmel and has served on the Parish Pastoral Council in Ss Peter and Pauls for many years and to date. His commitment to his ministry and his straight talking sermons are well know to all. We wish him well in his new ministry in Cork. Fr Pat Youngs and Br Dermot will come to Clonmel.

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