Slieverue Newsletter

SLIEVERUE PARISH NEWSLETTER
First Sunday of Lent  - 10th March 2019
Priest: Very Rev. Kieran O'Shea, Administrator - Tel. 051-832773  
Slieverue Parish Office: 
For general enquiries and all bookings of Anniversary Masses, Baptisms, Weddings etc.
please phone or text our Office No.  083 3612769
E-mail:  slieverue@ossory.ie Websites:  Diocese: www.ossory.ie    Parish:  www.slieverue.com 
Parish Organist (Noel ): Mob. 085-7063811   St. Vincent de Paul Society:  Mob. 087-6256876

 

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

Collection for the upkeep of our Church and
Parish Expenses 2nd/3rd March:
Envelopes 6076  Offertory €237 Lourdes €15    
Many thanks to all who contribute to all collections.

March 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.
Holydays of Obligation:
Vigil Mass:  Mass 7 p.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 Liaison Person  -  Cathal Cullen  - 0871000232
Mass This Week - Friday morning only at 9.30 a.m.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 2019
Confirmation:  Friday, 15th March at 11 a.m.
First Confession: Wednesday 27th March at 7.30 p.m.
First Holy Communion: Saturday, 11th May 11 a.m.
Rathpatrick Cemetery Mass: Tues. 25th June 7.30 p.m
Slieverue Cemetery Mass:  Fri. 28th June 7.30 p.m.

 

Pray For - Anniversaries:
Sat. 6 p.m.: Michael Murphy, Ballyvalla
Sun. 10 a.m.:  Peggy Kennedy, Airmount
*****
Margaret (Peg) Walsh, Airmount

Next Weekend 16th/17th March:
Sat. 6 p.m.:  Pat Mulligan
Sun. 10 a.m.: John Doherty, Davidstown (1st Anniv.)

 

Care of the Sick and Elderly
 Please contact Fr. Kieran if you have a relative or neighbour sick, at home or in hospital, and would like to be visited or added to the First Friday calls.

Getting Married:  Couples getting married must contact the civil register at least three months prior to the date of the wedding.  Also, both the bride and groom must contact their local priest.  All couples should complete a recognised pre-marriage course.  These can be arranged by contacting Accord at 056-7722674 or 051-874199 (St. John's Pastoral Centre, Waterford). 
See website: www.accord.ie

SIMPLY SINGING has resumed on Wednesdays at 7.30 pm. in a room off St. Mary's Parish Hall.  Please note change of venue.  New members welcome– just come along - make new friends and have a happy enjoyable night of singing.

Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes
May 21st - May 26th incl.
Price €790 p.p.s. incl. bus to/from Airport
All bookings for both regular and assisted pilgrims please contact:
Glenmore Parish Office 051-880414
Open:  Mon. Tues. Thurs. & Fri. 9.30 to 1.30 p.m.
 (Closed on Wednesdays and Holydays)

 

Eucharistic Ministers -  16th/17th March:
6 p.m. Saturday:   Alice Irish
10 a.m. Sunday :  Liam O'Brien

Ministers of the Word - 16th/17th March:
6 p.m. Saturday :  Jerry Forrest
10 a.m. Sunday :   Kay Howard

 

Holy Spirit Charismatic Prayer Group
Prayer Meeting every Monday night at 7.45 p.m. in Belmont Park. 
All welcome.

 

Please pray for all our young people who will beConfirmed by Bishop Farrell next Friday.

Bishop Farrell has also prepared a Pastoral letter which looks at the area of our future together as parishes. This should be available this weekend. Please do take a copy and read this important document.

On Wednesday we began our Lenten journey and this weekend we focus on how we can make this special season a time of renewal and hope for all of us as we journey towards Easter. The diocesan faith development group have produced some great resources to assist us - something for everyone in the audience! young and young at heart! There will be opportunities to celebrate our faith, to help those in need and to perhaps let go of some of the things that keep us from loving God and others as much as we should.
So lots happening during Lent - our spiritual operation transformation! Don't forget to take a Trócaire box on your way from Mass this weekend and our special sheet with all our Lenten activities outlined. Happy Lent!