St. Marys Parish Notes 01.04.18

by admin on 01/04/2018

Masses this Weekend:

Saturday 31st March

10:00am                     Morning Prayer        

  7:30pm                     Blessing of Fire

  8:00pm                     Easter Vigil                           

Sunday 1st April

  9:30am                     Marlfield: Frank Halley

10:30am                   Eileen Morrissey  (Month’s Mind) 

12:00noon                Phil O’Sullivan (Month’s Mind)

                                    Pat Dolan (Month’s Mind)

Divine Mercy Sunday:  Sunday 1st  April,  Devotions at 2.30pm with Mass at 3pm.All most welcome.

Saint Pio Prayer Group:  Meet the first Monday of the month, that is 2nd April,  Rosary and prayers at 6.30pm.  Mass at 7pm for all petitions placed on the Altar.  All are very welcome.

We welcome into the Christian-faith community of St Mary’s, Kathleen Reilly, we congratulate her parents Michael and Ellen.  We also welcome Avery Brady and congratulate his parents Keith and Kathleen. Welcome also to Ella Lambe and congratulations to her parents Barry and Barbara.  And welcome to Cormac Michael Quinlan and congratulations to his parents Robert and Denise.  Congratulations to the godparents, grandparents and extended families.  All four children were baptised last weekend.

Easter Envelopes: Collection for support of Bishop and Priests of the Diocese will be taken up on Easter Sunday.  Envelopes are available at Church doors.

We congratulate all the young people and one adult, Beatrice who were confirmed last Saturday.  It was a moving and enriching ceremony.  Thanks to the Folk Choir who sang so beautifully and meanifully for us.  Thanks to the teachers, Noelle Lambert, Emmet Leahy, Trina Traas and Caoimhe Uí Mhuirgheasa who prepared the children excellently.  Thanks to all who helped in any way last Saturday, Eddie our Sacristan, Jason, Ian and Sean who worked out of hours and beyond the call of duty to prepare the Church, to Maria who co-ordinated activities, to our Servers, flower arrangers – all who worked 110% to create a devout and reverent atmosphere.

World Meeting of Families: Dublin   25th  and 26th  August: The Diocesan Icon and Bell for the World Meeting of Families is visiting every Parish in the Diocese during the lead up to the celebrations in August.  It will be in our Parish from 2nd April to 9th April.  It will be coming to us from St Oliver’s and then going on to Powerstown.  During the week we will have some ceremonies to mark the occasion.  More details later.

Sean Treacy R.I.P.  On Monday Sean Treacy was laid to rest.  President Michael Higgins, Captain Caroline Burke representing the Taoiseach, Clonmel District Council, Tipperary County Council, former mayors, members of the Oireachtas were present to pay their respects to Sean.  Sean was an excellent ambassador and servant of Clonmel.  We thank God for his loyalty to St Mary’s, Clonmel and to South Tipperary down through the years.  May he rest in peace.

Cake Sale:  Belle Voci choir are holding a fundraising Cake Sale in St. Mary’s Parish Hall on Sunday 1st April from 10am.  Stock up with some tasty homemade goodies.  Pop in after Mass. 

Church Gate Collection:  There will be a Church Gate Collection at this weekend’s Masses for the CBS High School Parent’s Council.

“The Parent’s Council” is an integral part of the CBS High School here in Clonmel and has a very important role to play in the fabric of the school.

It serves as a vital link between parents, principal, teachers and students and provides information regarding all activities.

It brings parents together in a friendly environment and provides them with an opportunity to chat amongst themselves and to learn and become aware of things that they might otherwise be oblivious to. 

Monies raised through the Parent’s Council make it possible for worthwhile schemes and initiatives to take place, for example, the book rental scheme for the school’s senior cycle which has eased the financial pressure on parents. Also, interesting talks on cyber bullying which brought parents up to speed on how modern technology works and the huge part it plays in their lives. 

The Parent’s Council also give to a Bursary Fund for the school.”

Thank you in advance for your donations.

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