Slieverue Newsletter

SLIEVERUE PARISH NEWSLETTER
 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
20th January 2019
Priest: Very Rev. Kieran O'Shea, Administrator      
Tel. 051-832773   
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 12th/13th January
Envelopes €80  Offertory €496   Retired Priests €5 
Many thanks to all who contribute to all
collections.
 
 

Parish Tax Rebate - Charity Donations Scheme

For the years 2013,2014 and 2015 Slieverue Parish has received a total of €13,071.48 through the Charity Donations Scheme.  This is the proceeds of the tax reclaimed from donations given by parishioners to support the church and the income of the priest above the amount of €250.  From 2013 onwards all donations above €250 from all taxpayers, both PAYE and Self employed, qualify for a tax rebate to the parish at the rate of 31%, i.e. approx. €80 rebate to our parish for each donation of €250. 

In the coming weeks we are sending out Enduring Certificate CHY3 (valid for 5 years) to those who have not already returned a signed form to the parish office.   Parishioners, whose donations qualify, are asked  to sign  this form in order to make the claim.  All proceeds are used to fund the running, repair and upkeep of the parish and its property. 

 

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.

February Church Care - Team 5: 
 Vera Dolan, Margaret Doyle, Josephine Freyne
Breda Lynch, Ann Sands, Mary Walsh

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

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.

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

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Sundays:  3.00 - 4.00 p.m. Prayers , Scripture
                  4.00 - 5.00 p.m. Silent Adoration

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

This collection for our priests income is due this month.
This is one of six collections taken up in each parish every year to pay the income of its priest/s.  If you do not have  the orange envelope in your box, you may contribute by placing your offering in any envelope, putting your name on it and marking it "Priests Income".   A sincere word of thanks to all who contribute.  Please note all cheques should be made payable to "Slieverue ClergyAccount". 

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.

Forms of Lenten Penance
The following are suggested as ways of fulfilling Lenten Penance

  • Abstain from meat on the Fridays of Lent
  • Abstain from alcoholic drink or smoking
  • Making a special effort at involvement in family prayer
  • Making a special effort to participate in Mass on Fridays
  • Visiting the Blessed Sacrament
  • Making the Stations of the Cross
  • Fasting from all food for a longer period than usual and

      perhaps giving what is saved to the needy.

  • Helping the poor, sick, old or lonely.

Masses 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.

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 .


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.

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.

Pray For - Anniversaries:
Sat. 6 p.m.: Charlie Maher, Ballinamona
                    (1st Anniv.)
Sun. 10 a.m.: Catherine & Richard Kent
*****
John & Bridget Doherty and Ellen Wall, Davidstown
Michael Irish, Nicholastown
Next Weekend 26th/27th January:
Sat. 6 p.m.:  Peggy O'Reilly and her brother
                    Percy Atkins
Sun. 10 a.m: Thomas & Anastasia Tyler

Sun. 10 a.m.:  Karl Cummins, and
                      the Griffith family, Milepost


The recently formed GLENMORE RURAL GRAVEYARDS UPKEEP Committee are holding a once off Monster Raffle with total prizes valued €2750.  Your support with this Fundraiser would be much appreciated.  Tickets €5 (book of 4 €20) are available from Harry (085 7771367)  David (087 7382301)  Paschal (086 2579461  Bridget (086 0620675) Fidelis (087 9752556).  The Monster Draw will take place in the Glen Bar, Glenmore  on Saturday, 12th January 2019.  All are welcome to attend.


Slieverue Active Retirement - We meet on  the first Wednesday of the month in St. Mary's Parish Hall.  Our activities include Chair-o-bics, Bingo, Bowls, Table Quiz.  Visiting speakers give us valuable information on a wide variety of topics.
An important part of A.R.A. is about forming friendships.  People have different skills and hobbies which can be shared. 
We have very interesting day trips to local and further afield places.  Our next day trip is on December 12th to Newbridge
Silverware and Kildare Village for shopping and an evening meal on the way home.  We also take a four day Spring and
Autumn break to many parts of Ireland.  Active Retirement is for everyone, men and women.  We would love some new members - so come along and see what you think.  Annual membership is €22.


Care of the Sick and Elderly - Please contact Fr. 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.

Safeguarding Awareness
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


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.

 

New Monthly Envelopes for 2019
These are available for collection in the Sacristy from this weekend.  We would kindly ask the usual parishioners from the different areas of our parish to collect and distribute these envelopes.  A sincere word of thanks to all those who help with this  task.

South Kilkenny Historical Society Lecture
"The 1918-19 Housing Crisis
Speaker:  Catherine Scuffil
Date:  Thursday, January 31st, 2019
Time:  8 p.m.
Venue:  Mullinavat Parish Hall (opposite Church)
Admission €5 (society members free)

Ireland - Newfoundland Gathering 2019
A meeting will be held in Parish Community Centre, Mooncoin at
8 p.m. on Thursday, 31st January to outline plans for Ireland -
Newfoundland Gathering from 23rd to 31st August in Newfoundland.  Anyone interested in finding out more about the trip is more than
welcome to the meeting.