Slieverue Newsletter

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
7th October, 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 Society:  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 29th/30th September:
Envelopes €204
  Offertory €274

The Priest's October Stations Collection occurs at this time.  If you do not have the relevant envelope, you may contribute by placing your offering in any envelope and putting your name on it marking "October Collection".   Please note all cheques should be made payable to "Slieverue Clergy Account".  Sincere thanks to all who contribute to all collections.

 Thank you to all who contribute to all collections.

SINCERE THANKS  to those who contribute to the Parish Clergy Fund which pays the priests salary, and the Parish Church Fund which  is used for the upkeep of parish property, diocesan expenses, the insurance and energy costs, as well as the support of retired priests.  These regular payments maintain the service in the parish.  We are very grateful to those who give to the monthly envelope collection and the offertory collection which are used to fund the parish, as well as those who give to the six income collections for the priest.  Recently a number of families and individuals made their annual contribution -  these are most gratefully received.  Please remember if your combined contribution to the church and priest amounts to a minimum of €250 in one year it enables the parish to claim the tax paid at the agreed rate of 31% for both Self-employed and PAYE Taxpayers.  Parishioners who bring their contributions this amount would greatly benefit our parish funds.

October Church Care - Team 1:  Geraldine McDonald

     Pray For - Recently Deceased:
Fr. Nicholas Flavin, former P.P. Dunamaggan
Sat. 6 p.m.:  Frankie Hamilton, Ringville
Sun. 10 a.m.:  Kathleen Fleming, Drumdowney
Kathy Cantwell, Milepost
David Doran, Rathpatrick
Patrick Walsh, Airmount
Next Weekend 13th/14th October:
Sun. 10 a.m:  Jim Doyle, Carriganurra

Notices for the Newsletter by Thursday 10 a.m.  Please drop notices into the Parish House/Office.  All notices should include full name and contact details.

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.

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

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, 6th October 10.50 a.m. - 12 noon
Masses This Week
Monday - Friday:  Mass 9.30 a.m.

Confirmation:  Friday, 15th March at 11 a.m.
First Holy Communion: Saturday, 11th May 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. 

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.

Tuesday, 9th:  Blessed John Henry Newman,  St. John Leonardi
                        St. Denis & Companions
Thursday, 11th:  St. John XX111  and  St. Canice, Ossory

St.Mary's Cathedral Restoration Fund Draw 2018/19.
 Subscription €10 per month.  Draw will be held at
8 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month In the Chapter Room, St. Mary's Cathedral, Kilkenny. 
All are welcome to attend.