Ss Peter & Pauls Parish Notes 22.02.20

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Ss Peter & Paul’s Parish Notes

Ss. Peter and Pauls, Clonmel Parish Newsletter
Canon Brendan Crowley: 61 26292
Fr. Michael Toomey 61 23239

Remember Those Who Died Recently
Eileen Whelan (née Madigan) Oliver Plunkett Tce.
Rita Corcoran (née Mordaunt) Wexford Town.
(Sister of Parishioner Brian Mordaunt)
Fr. Jim O’Donoghue CC., Ballyporeen & Kilsheelan,

Months  Mind of:
Mai Moroney, Colette Hughes, Maureen O’Brien.

Anniversaries of
Mary Farrell, Tony Alazia, John Prendergast,Tony and Bridget O’Dwyer, Tom and Marie Pyke, Dr Deirdre Power, Edmund and Gertrude Bowe, Bridie and Gerald Terry, Mary Grogan, Sheila Connolly, Stephen Fahey, Eric Smith (2nd Anniv), Billy Maher, Dinnie Cremmins, Joe Collins, Fr. John Collins O.M.I., Maymie Cleary, Robert, Christina and Anthony Denmead.

Minsters 29th February/1st March 2020
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/1pm and 7pm/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 Church of 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 info 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 /Office
61 22138   V de P: 61 23878

Friary Notes
The Sacrament of Anointing is available every First Friday after the Gospel at the 10am Mass.

The S.F.O. Monthly Meeting and Mass takes place on the 2nd Wed of every month. Refreshments after in the Friary Hall. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is on the 1st Saturday of Every Month.

Marian Movement Cenacle
Every 1st Saturday at the Presentation, Clonmel at 9.30am

Note for your Diary: Pope John Paul II Award Ceremony Thursday 27th February in SS Peter & Pauls Clonmel at 7.30pm.

Pilgrimage to San Giovanni Rotondo and the Adriatic Coast. Spiritual Director Fr Michael Toomey. From 4th June 2020 for 7 nights. 1 night in Benevento, 3 nights Giovanni, 3 nights Adriatic Coast. Daily Breakfast and evening meal (lunches in San Giovanni). Visits to: Tomb of St Pio, Tomb of St Rita, Shrine of Michael the Archangel, Image of the Holy Face & more…Cost €949 per person. Contact: JW Tours 086 3021399 or 01 8452292.

Padre Pio Healing Night Holy Family Mission invites you to a Padre Pio Healing Night in S.S. Peter and Paul’s Church, on Friday the 28th of February 2020. Led by Fr. John Mockler, the event begins at 7pm. The night will include, Rosary, Healing Mass, Testimonies and blessing with St. Pio Relic. All are welcome.

Alpha Review: A review of the Alpha course which occurred in the Clonmel parishes area from September/December will be held on Wednesday 26th February at 7.30pm in the Church of the Resurrection Hall. All those who took part are invited to attend, to review how it went, and to plan for the next Alpha in the Clonmel area after Easter. We look forward to catching up again. 

Active Retirement: The next meeting will be on Thursday 27th February 2020 in Place4U at 3pm.

Please inform one of the Priests if you have a relative in hospital who needs a visit.

Masses this Weekend
Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church
7.30pm Mai Moroney (Months Mind)
11.00am  Mary Farrell (Anniv)
12.30pm  Edmund and Gertrude Bowe (Anniv)

Church of the Resurrection
10.00 am Colette Hughes (Months Mind)

Masses Next Weekend
Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church
7.30pm Eddie Doolan (Months Mind)
11.00am People of the Parish
12.30pm  Paddy and Bridget Slattery and daughter Marian Talbot  (Anniv)

Church of the Resurrection
10.00 am Thomas Crotty and Mary Egan (née Crotty) Anniv

Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.
Joyce Meyer

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Parenting When Separated Programme.
This free 6 week course is open to parents from all backgrounds and all walks of life that are going through or have gone through a separation or divorce and is suitable for mothers and fathers of children of all ages. Topics include:
Solving co-parenting problems in a positive way that focus on the needs of the children.
Cope with the emotional impact of separation and learn stress management techniques.
Help your children cope with the impact of the separation both emotionally and practically.
Enhance communication with your children and with your children’s other parent.
The course will start on Wednesday 29th April, 2020 from 10a.m. – 12noon at Barnardos, 140 Mountain View, Elm Park, Clonmel, Co.Tipperary.
If you are interested please contact Barnardos at 052 6170665 or

Daffodil Day Group: The members of the Clonmel Daffodil Day group will hold a coffee morning in the Clonmel Greyhound Stadium on Saturday, February 29th at 10.30am to launch their fundraising drive for this year. Please come along and bring a friend or two to support this worthy cause.

52nd International Eucharistic Congress: Bookings are now open for the official Irish pilgrimage to the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress which will take place in, Hungary, from 13th/20th Sept 2020.Hungary last hosted the International Eucharistic Congress in 1938. The theme of IEC2020 is “All My Springs are in You”. It is taken from Psalm 87. Those interested in being part of the IEC2020 pilgrimage from Ireland are invited to contact Joe Walsh Tours at the following link

Signposts on the Road to Emmaus “Exploring the Mass” 
Beginning on Thursday 5th March, over four weeks during Lent, we will place ourselves in the story of the Road to Emmaus, giving participants a renewed understanding of the Mass we celebrate. 
Session One “ We gather in the footsteps of Christ “  we will explore the gathering rite. 
Session Two “ Christ speaks to us in the Scriptures today “ we will explore the Liturgy of the Word. 
Session Three “ Christ is our Host” we will explore the Liturgy of the Eucharist. 
Session Four “ We are sent to become what we have received “ we will explore the dismissal rite. 
Each evening will begin at 7.30pm in the hall at the Church of the Resurrection and will be facilitated by Mary Dee, Diocesan Liturgy Office.  All are welcome. 

Weekly Boxes Distributors, the Weekly Boxes are now available for distribution. Please collect at your convenience.
Thank you.

Day of Prayer for Temperance
The power of forgiveness I bear no ill will. I bear no grudge. Dirty sort of talk is not going to bring her back to life. She’s in heaven and we shall meet again. I will pray for these men tonight and every night. ”These words of Gordon Wilson echoed across the world in 1987, just hours after his 20-year-old daughter Marie was killed in an IRA bomb in Enniskillen. Very few words in the history of the Northern Ireland conflict had such a powerful impact. His extraordinary capacity to forgive the people who had caused him so much pain helped to move along the slow process.”

Gordon Wilson was the personification of the words of Jesus: love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. ”It is one of the most difficult and challenging passages in the Gospels; one commentator calls it “Jesus” most unreasonable command.” Living under oppressive Roman rule, with torture and murder not uncommon, the disciples knew what it was to hate their enemies. As we read and listen to the news today, the cruelty of people continues to astound and upset us. But Jesus reminds us that everyone is human. All are children of God, who “causes his sun to rise on bad men as well as good.” While we clearly don’t accept or excuse the terror and evil in the world, we cannot dehumanise those who carry out despicable actions. It is much easier said than done, but we must strive to meet hatred with love. With God, there is always forgiveness; there is always hope.

“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King Jr
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Next Wednesday 26th February is the Start of Lent. Masses are as follows:
9.30am Church of Resurrection
1.00pm Ss Peter and Pauls

Why not try to attend Daily Mass for the duration of Lent or make a commitment to a Voluntary Group or say the Rosary daily.


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