Slieverue Newsletter

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
16th September, 2018
Priest: Very Rev. Thomas Corcoran, P.P.      
Parish House & Office: Tel. 051-832773   Mob. 085-2543904
Websites:  Diocese:    Parish: 
Parish Organist (Noel ): Mob. 085-7063811   St. Vincent de Paul:  Mob. 087-6256876

Saturday evenings 5.00 p.m.  (Two weeks notice required)
After 6.00 p.m. Mass on Saturdays
Funerals  11 a.m.
All arrangements for Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals to be made with Fr. Corcoran         
Marriages - Three months notice to Church and State required   

Collection for the upkeep of our Church and
Parish Expenses 8th/9th September:
Envelopes €468  Offertory €345 
Lenten Alms/Emigrants/Holy Places €20
Thank you to all who contribute to all collections.

September Church Care - Team 6:
  Mary Carroll, Grace Carroll, Marie Cummins
Peter Dunne, Marie Keogh, Eileen O'Donovan

     Pray For - Anniversaries:
Sun. 10 a.m.: Peggy (1st Anniv.) and  Edmund Doherty, Drumdowney
Anne & Patrick Manning, Rathpatrick

Notices for the Newsletter by Thursday 10 a.m. 
 Please mark "Newsletter" on outside of envelope. 

Weekend Masses: 
Saturday:  6.00 p.m.
Sunday:  10.00 a.m.
Holydays of Obligation:
Vigil Mass:  Mass 7 p.m.
Holyday:  Mass 10 a.m.

CHURCH CHOIR on Wednesdays in the Church 6.30 - 7.15 p.m.   All ages welcome.
SIMPLY SINGING has resumed at the John O'Donovan Centre on Wednesdays 7.30 - 8.30 p.m.  New members are welcome.


Adoration this Sunday, 16th September 10.50 a.m. - 12 noon
Masses This Week
Monday - Friday:  Mass 9.30 a.m.  

Sacrament of Confirmation 2019
Bishop Farrell will celebrate the Sacrament of
Confirmation on Friday, 15th March 2019 at 11 a.m.

New Rota  -  Ministers of the Word
We are in the process of  drawing up a new rota for Ministers of the Word (Readers) for the weekend Masses beginning 1st/2nd September.  We invite people who are interested in reading the Word of God at the weekend Masses to give their name and contact details to Fr. Corcoran. 

Safeguarding Information Evening

The Diocese of Ossory has arranged a number of Information Evenings for parish volunteers and staff.  The Information Evenings are intended for the following people:  Sacristans, Eucharistic Ministers, Readers, Parish Youth Leaders, Mixed Choir Leaders (mixed choirs include adults and children), Church Volunteers - Readers, Collectors, Church Care Teams (Cleaners) etc., Parish Pastoral Council members, Altar Server Supervisors, Parish Secretaries and Finance Committee members.  The purpose of these meetings is to explain to people about Safeguarding and the necessity for filling in forms etc.  Relevant parishioners from Slieverue Parish are asked to attend a meeting at Mooncoin Parish Hall on Thursday, 27th September, 7.30 p.m.   Please contact Fr. Corcoran or Mary Kenny, Parish Safeguarding Rep. (087-6911250/051-880312)to confirm if you are attending .

Legion of Mary Day Pilgrimage to Knock
on Sunday, 30th September, 2018.  Bus Fare €30.00.  MEALS EXTRA and a matter for pilgrim.
Bus pick  up point Super Valu/Hypermarket, Waterford (Heaton/PTS Bank Entrance) at 6.30 a.m. SHARP.  Bus will stop at Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore on way to and from Knock.  Contact No. 087 7148100 (May) as soon as possible or any member of Legion of Mary.  Other pick up points - Murphy Machinery, Glenmore 6.15 a.m., Slieverue Church 6.20 a.m., Ferrybank Church 6.25 a.m. and Rising Sun, Mullinavat 6.50 a.m.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a piece of European Union legislation that aims at ensuring the protection of individuals in relation to the processing of personal data.  It legalises the right of every person to control their own personal information and to have it adequately protected by anyone processing and holding it.  The GDPR took effect on May 25th 2018.  In order to comply with this legislation, parishes will have to be more careful when requested for information by people creating a family tree or to whom a Certificate of Baptism, Confirmation and Marriage are issued.  This would either have to be the person needing the Certificate or for persons under 18 years of age, that request could be made by a parent or legal guardian.  In instances where people are not known personally by the Data Holder, identification may be needed from the person wishing to obtain it.  Your understanding and co-operation in these matters would be greatly appreciated.