Slieverue Newsletter

 First Sunday of Lent
18th February 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 10th/11th February:
Envelopes €988  Offertory €821  Lourdes €52
Lenten Alms/Emig./Holy Places €10
The Lourdes Invalid Fund Collection and Lenten Alms/Emigrants/Holy Places are due at this time.
Lenten Stations (Clergy Fund)
This collection for our priest's income is due at this time.  This is one of six collections taken up in each parish every year to pay the income of its priest.  Please note that all cheques should be made payable to 'Slieverue Clergy Account'. 

Thank you to all who contribute to all collections.

Readers & Collectors:
March: Kilmurry Lane, Ballyvalla, Gyles Quay
March Church Care - Team 6:
 Mary Carroll, Grace Carroll, Marie Cummins,
Peter Dunne, Marie Keogh, Eileen O'Donovan
Breda Lynch, Marie Maher, Ann Sands, Mary Walsh

     Pray For - Recently Deceased:
Christy O'Donovan, Leamybrian, Waterford
 and late Curraghmore

Sat. 6 p.m.:  Esther Devereaux (nee Keane),
                   Ferrybank, also Mary and Dermot Keane
Sun. 10 a.m.:  Bridget Roche and her daughter Carmel
                       Roche, Drumdowney Upper
Mon. 9.30 a.m.: Patrick & Margaret Stapleton,                                                 Slieverue and deceased family members                                      
Next Weekend:  24th/25th February
Sat. 6 p.m.:  Michael Fitzgerald, Gyles Quay & Manchester
Sun. 10 a.m.: Month's Mind Charlie Maher, Ballinamona


Notices for the Newsletter to be delivered to the Parish House not later than Thursdays at 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.

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

First Confession:  Wednesday, 28th February 7.30 p.m.
First Holy Communion:  Saturday, 28th April 11 a.m.
Rathpatrick Cemetery Mass: Tues. 26th June 7.30 p.m.
Slieverue Cemetery Mass:  Friday, 29th June 7.30 p.m.

Permanent  Mass Time Changes
From the first weekend of January 2018 (Saturday evening 6th January), the Vigil Mass will be at 6 p.m. each week. 

Also,  beginning the first Sunday in January (7th), there will be one Mass  only at 10 a.m. each Sunday. 


Masses This Week:
Monday - Friday:  Mass 9.30 a.m. 

Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2018

Under the patronage of Most Rev. Dermot Farrell, Bishop of Ossory
May 22nd - May 27th incl.
Price:  €785 p.p.s including bus to/from Airport
All bookings for both regular and assisted pilgrims please contact:
Glenmore Parish Office on 051-880414
Open:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
(Closed on Wednesdays)
Very Rev. Michael A. O'Connor, P.P. (Director)

School Enrolments
Our Lady of Lourdes National School, Slieverue is taking enrolments for September 2018 and September 2019.  Please contact the school on 051-832339 for further information or enquiries.
Ringville Mixed National School is taking enrolments for September 2018 and September 2019.  Please contact the school  on 051-832635 for further information or enquiries.

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.