Ss Peter & Pauls Parish Notes 07.01.18

by admin on 07/01/2018

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Ss. Peter and Pauls, Clonmel
Sunday 7th January 2018
Canon Brendan Crowley: 61 26292
Fr. Michael Toomey 61 23239

Remember Those Who Died Recently:
Eddie “Lalty” O’Meara, Pearse Park.
Julia (Celia) Condon, (nee Noonan), Abbey Road.
Tony Mullins, Springfields, Clonmel.
Tom Power O.A.M Australia and formerly of Powerstown, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
May Phelan (née Barrett) Glenconnor and
Ard na Greine, Clonmel who died in England.
Kay Davey, Naas, Kildare, Cappoquin and
Mountain Rd, Clonmel.

Months Mind of:
Carmel Cagney, Josephine O’Loughlin, Sales Butler, Andrew Farrell,
Patricia Strappe, Jimmy Cooney,
Martin Bermingham.

Anniversaries of
Catherine Cockburn, Teresa Maher,
Carmel Condon, Arthur Gregory, Alick Lee,
Gilbert De Souza, Eddie O’Carroll,
Jerry Twomey, Phillip O’Neill, Nicholas Bourke,
John and Madge Foley, Bridie Taylor.
Kathleen (Kay) Harte, Patrick (Paddy) Hogg.

Masses this Weekend
Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church
7.30pm Jimmy Cooney (Months Mind)
11.00am Patricia Strappe (Months Mind)
12.30pm Carmel Condon (Anniv)
Church of the Resurrection
10.00 am Teresa Maher (Anniv)

Masses Next Weekend
7.30pm Michael Egan (Months Mind)
11.00am Kevin Condon (Anniv)
12.30pm Mass as Usual
Church of the Resurrection
10.00 am People of the Parish

Minsters 13th/14th January 2018
Ss Peter & Paul’s & Resurrection
Ministers of the Word: Team B
Extraordinary Ministers of H C: Team 2
Altar Servers : St. Paul’s.

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 (CatholicMarriage Advisory Council) for bookings and information contact 052 61 24144.
Masses: Peter and Pauls:
Vigil: 7.30pm Sun:11am & 12.30pm. 1 pm Week Days
Resurrection: 9.30 am Week Days and 10.00am Sunday.
Parish Radio: 107.9 FM
Bereavement Support:
SS Peter and Pauls offers a Bereavement Support Service that is free of charge and provided by a trained Bereavement Support Group from the Parish.
Confidentiality is Guaranteed.
Contact the Parish Shop 61 22138
Parish Office: 61 29404

Church Renovations:
Donations: €2,365
We are most grateful to so many parishioners and visitors who have donated €488,715 towards the renovation of our church which cost €875,000.
Donations: €1,000, €700, €500, €100, €50, €10, €5.
Monthly Payments on our loan are €6,000
Balance to Pay: €11,285. Thank You.

Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will. Jonathan Edwards

Safety Notice. 
We would remind and encourage all who visit our churches, to keep all your personal valuables and bags with you at all times, especially if leaving your seat to light candles, or going to Holy Communion.

Active Retirement in Place4u. Re-opening on Thursday the 18th January.

Monthly Medugorje Mass will continue at Holy Family Mission, Glencomeragh, Kilsheelan on Thursday night next the 11th January with Rosary, Holy Mass, Adoration and Prayers for Healing. All are welcome.

Ss Peter and Pauls Parish for the Community Games will hold their A.G.M. in Moynihans Bar, Upper Gladstone St, Clonmel on Tuesday 9th January 2018 at 7pm. All are Welcome.

Confirming Our Children Next Week Saturday 13th January we welcome to the 7.30pm Mass our Confirmation Children and their families and teachers as they prepare for the Sacrament of
Confirmation. Sun 21st Jan 2018 at the 11am Mass will be the Communion Class.

Priests Christmas Collection Thank You
Once again we thank you for your very generous
support. Envelopes are still available in both Churches should you require one.

A Searching God
He came in search of John.
He came in search of baptism.
He came in search of blessing.
He came in search of the Spirit.
He came in search of God’s favour.
He came in search of God’s love.
We know what it is like to search. We yearn for meaning, for love, and our hearts are always searching for God. Today’s first reading from Isaiah speaks of this great thirst: ‘Oh come to the water all you who are thirsty’; ‘Seek the Lord while he is still to be found’. We must seek constantly to bring ourselves into the presence of God, who will give us his blessing and strength for the road ahead.
“You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless, until they can find rest in you.”
St Augustine Tríona Doherty

Resolutions to help you have a Spiritually Renewing 2018
Express Gratitude. Meditate Daily.
Connect with Nature Go on retreat.
Set Intentions. Laugh More.
Unleash your Creativity. Speak your truth.
Donate Time/ Money/Energy.
Do Little Acts of Kindness. Practice Hospitality.
Honour the Sacred. Practice Forgiveness.
Love Yourself. Love God.

The sign of peace is a central part of the preparation of receiving Holy Communion, especially when family and friends are gathered beside us.  The Parish Council suggested last year that when it comes to the sign of peace, that each person should show a sign of peace with 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’ to those beside you. If people have a cold / flu, perhaps we could suggest they choose to the latter.
The HSE say there are currently no warnings about handshaking or contaminations at this time.

We have been made aware by the Gardai that there are known “professional beggars” operating outside our churches and around the town. While this is so sad to see in our society, it is also a sad fact that they are often in groups and organised and that the majority of the time, money given to one person is not necessarily the person who benefits from the generosity of passers-by. 
This is widespread in major cities and towns and is growing. The advice is rather than give money, offer a hot drink or food. That way the person themselves is given help directly. 
Our Christian call is to help the poor and marginalised in our society, and in conjunction with the agencies who help those in need we can provide practical help. However in the majority of cases in this area, state aid is being provided and some of these people may beg looking only for money.
We would recommend giving help to the St Vincent de Paul, the Clonmel Soup Kitchen or other groups who work directly with those most in need. 

Anam Cara Tipperary, an organisation that supports bereaved parents, will hold its next monthly Parent Evening on Monday 15th of January from 7.30pm-9:00pm in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Anam Cara Tipperary offers a safe and comfortable setting where you can drop the mask and be yourself among people who understand. This event is open to all bereaved parents
regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether this was recent or not.

Poinsettias Many thanks again to all who purchased a poinsettia to decorate our churches for the Christmas season. Please feel free to take a plant away with you after Mass today from the back of the church entrances and bring them home or to the cemetery if you wish.


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