Slieverue Newsletter



  23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - 8th September 2019

Priest: Very Rev. Kieran O’Shea, P.P. - Tel. 051-832773  

Slieverue Parish Office: 

For general enquiries and all bookings of Anniversary Masses, Baptisms, Weddings etc.

please tel. 051-832773 or Fr. Kieran 086 8272828

E-mail: Websites:  Diocese:    Parish: 

Parish Organist (Noel ): Mob. 085-7063811   St. Vincent de Paul Society:  Mob. 087-6256876


Saturday evening 5.00 p.m.  - 3rd Saturday of each month


After 6.00 p.m. Mass on Saturdays

Funerals  11 a.m.

All arrangements for Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals to be made with Fr. Kieran O’Shea    

Marriages - Three months notice to Church and State required       

September Church Care - Team 6:

 Mary Carroll, Grace Carroll, Marie Cummins

Peter Dunne, Marie Keogh, Eileen O’Donovan

Weekend Masses: 

Saturday:  6.00 p.m.

Sunday:  10.00 a.m.


Safeguarding Children—Policy and Standards

Policy leaflets on Safeguarding Children for the Diocese of Ossory are available for collection in the Church.  Please read these important policies and standards for Safeguarding Children in our Parish and Diocese.  Our Parish Safeguarding Representative is Mary Kenny, Nicholastown, Slieverue.  If you, or anyone you know, has a safeguarding concern or wishes to report an allegation directly to Statutory Authorities please contact the Gardai or Túsla:  

An Garda Siochána 1800-555-222

Túsla–Child and Family Agency, Waterford 051-842827 

Diocesan Designated Liason Person  -  Cathal Cullen  - 0871000232

Pray For - Anniversaries:

Sat.    6 p.m.:  Lizzie Walsh

Sun. 10 a.m.:  Tim & Brigid Murphy, Drumdowney

Fri. 10 a.m.:  Lily Walsh, Ballinamona


Next Weekend 14th/15th September:

Sat.  6 p.m.: Nicky O’Connor, Milepost & Tramore

Sun. 10 a.m.: Eddie & Peggy Doherty, Drumdowney

Eucharistic Ministers 14th/15th September:           

   6 p.m. Saturday:  Patricia Ivory

  10 a.m. Sunday:  Carmel Kelly

14th/15th September:

       6 p.m. Saturday:   Marley Irish                      

         10 a.m. Sunday:   Kay Howard   



St. Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund

Draw Results for  August

  1st Prize - €2000 Jimmy & Goretti Bradshaw, Callan  

  2nd Prize - €1000 James Joyce, Muckalee  

  3rd Prize - €500 Frances Condon, St. Canice’s   

  4th Prize - €300 Jack Cody, St. Mary’s   

  5th Prize- €300 Michael Joyce, Castlecomer   

  6th Prize - €200 Canice & Maura McEvoy, Aghaboe   

  7th Prize - €200 Theresa & Vincent Dunphy, Lisdowney  

  8th Prize - €100 Fr. Seán O’Connor, Ballyhale

  9th Prize - €100 Liam Dunne, Borris-in-Ossory

10th Prize- €100 Larry & Ann O’Reilly, Lisdowney

The next draw takes place on Wednesday, September 25th, at St. Mary’s Cathedral.  Tickets are €10 per month. 

To join the Diocesan Draw, please contact Fr. Kieran. 





On the occasion of a funeral in Ferrybank, there will be a Service of the Word and Distribution of Communion in Slieverue instead. 

On the occasion of a Funeral in Slieverue on a Friday morning, the Funeral Mass replaces the 10 a.m. Mass.



Collection for the upkeep of our Church and Parish Expenses 31st/1st September:

Envelopes €213  Offertory €403.75 

Many thanks to all who have generously contributed to all collections.


Waterford/S.E. Region Charismatic Conference 2019

TRUST IN ME - Sunday 8th (10 am start) at Rhu Glenn Hotel

Speakers:  Ros Powell, Fr. John Keane, Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan



The Annual Diocesan Rosary Procession in honour of Our Lady’s Birthday will take place on Sunday, 8th September, at 7 p.m. leaving Ballybricken Green, Waterford to the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Barronstrand Street.  All are very welcome to attend.

Big Sing’ Singing Event - Sacred Heart Church, The Folly - Friday 15th November

The ‘Big Sing’ is an effort to get as many singers (we’re hoping for 500) into the church to sing for 75-90 minutes for charity.  There will be a guest singer/presenter and we’re currently trying to come up with some pieces that would be easy for the whole ensemble to sing.  We have commitment from a couple of singing groups and the Bealtaine Choir, so nearly 200 singers already.  Some choirs/choral groups will sing on their own.  We want every choir/choral society/singing group in Waterford to know this is happening.  You don’t have to be part of a choir or group.  If any individual would like to become involved, they are more than welcome to come along and join in! 

Email: for more information

Applications are invited for a Vacancy on the Kilmacow and Slieverue C.E. Scheme.  If you are interested in applying,  further

details are available from the Parish Office in Ferrybank.  Planned

start date 23rd September.

Altar Servers Needed!

We are blessed with the very good Altar Servers we have in our parish and the time has come to add to their numbers!The ministry of Altar Server is open to Girls and Boys from third class upwards and even into secondary school .If your child would like to become an Altar Server please call to the Sacristy after Mass for an application form or to the Parish Office during the week. Parents should be assured that safeguarding is taken very seriously and all who work with young people in the Church community are required to be Garda Vetted. It is hoped that if we get any volunteers a parents group could be formed to help with the Altar Servers.

Confirmation date 2020


We are now in a position to officially announce the date for Confirmation 2020.  Confirmation will be celebrated in Ferrybank (11 a.m.) and in Slieverue (3 p.m.) on Friday 3rd April.  Application Forms will be available shortly for those who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this coming year.