Slieverue Newsletter

Fifth Sunday of Easter - 19th May 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: Websites:  Diocese:    Parish: 
Parish Organist (Noel ): Mob. 085-7063811   St. Vincent de Paul Society:  Mob. 087-6256876

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

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 Liason Person  -  Cathal Cullen  - 0871000232

Rathpatrick Cemetery Mass: Tues. 25th June 7.30 p.m
Slieverue Cemetery Mass:  Fri. 28th June 7.30 p.m.

Pray For - Recently Deceased:
Billy Irish, The Orchard
John Phelan, Kilmacow
Michael Heffernan, Waterford
Sat. 6 p.m.:  Larry & Stasia Roche
                    Hannie & Tom O'Connell, Curraghmore
Sun. 10 a.m.:  Michael & Hannah Sinnott, their son
                       Michael and James Nolan
May Doherty
Ellie & Jimmy Roche, Curraghmore

Next Weekend 25th/26th May:
Sat.  6 p.m.:  James Rochford, Airmount
Sun. 10 a.m.:  James Doyle, New Houses, Slieverue

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.

Eucharistic Ministers -  25th/26th May:           
6 p.m. Saturday:   Kiera Doyle
10 a.m. Sunday:    Jim Doyle
Ministers of the Word - 25th/26th May:
6 p.m. Saturday:  Tom Manning                         
10 a.m. Sunday:  Jerry Forrest

June  Church Care - Team 3: 
 Ann Doherty, Carmel Kelly, Jimmy Knox

Diocese of Ossory - St. Mary's Cathedral Restoration Fund Draw 2019/2020
The next draw takes place on Wednesday, May 29th, at St. Mary's Cathedral.  Tickets are €10 per month.  To join the Diocesan Draw, please contact Fr. Kieran.  Prizes:  1st - €2000, 2nd - €1000, 3rd - €500, 4th - €300, 5th - € €300, 6th - €200, 7th - €200, 8th - €100, 9th - €100, 10th - €100.

Mass this Week—Friday Morning only at 9.30 a.m.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Tuesdays:  7.30 - 8.30 p.m.       Thursdays:  7.00 - 8.00 p.m.
All are welcome

Collection for the upkeep of our Church and Parish Expenses 12th/13th May:
Env. €415 Offertory €391 Lourdes €40 Trócaire €220
Spec. Ed./Oss. Soc. Serv. €83  Lenten Alms €40
Thank you to all who contributed to the Trócaire Lenten Campaign and to all collections .   Outstanding contributions may be handed in at the weekend Masses or to Slieverue Parish Office.

The Annual May Rosary Procession takes place on Sunday, 26th May at 3 p.m.  All are welcome


A few thoughts…. Congratulations and every blessing to all our girls and boys in Ferrybank and Slieverue who received Holy Communion for the first time last weekend.  Thank you to their families and teachers who prepared them and to the parents group who organised the various Masses in the lead up to the celebration.  Thank you to Fr. Dermot who celebrated with the families and children in Slieverue. 
First Communion is a very important day but it is 'First' Communion.  That means there is opportunity for many more.  The Eucharist is the centre of our lives.  Without the Eucharist we are lacking proper food to help us be faithful Christians.  When we gather regularly as a community to celebrate the Eucharist we are fed by the one who is - God with Them, the God who is with us, Jesus himself.  The Eucharist is also the gathering where fresh heart is put into us and we are encouraged to persevere in faith like the community in our first reading this weekend.  Above all, the Eucharist is where we feed on Love so that we can Love one another and be truly disciples of Jesus. 

A Parish Evening of Prayer for the Parishes of Ferrybank and Slieverue will be held on Wednesday May 29th.  A bus will be available and pilgrims will be collected in Slieverue and Ferrybank.  Names to our parish office.

A Meeting of Slieverue Pastoral Council will take place on Thursday, 30th May, at 8 p.m. in Parish Hall.


Music in the Liturgy - A Workshop for Choirs & Musicians in St. Kieran's College - with Dr. John O'Keeffe, Director of Sacred Music in Maynooth. - Tuesday, June 11th, 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. 
Booking 056-7753624 E mail: or online


Leaving Certificate Graduation Mass - Congratulations to all the Leaving Cert. students in Abbey Community College who will celebrate their Graduation Mass on Thursday next.  We wish them all the best in their exams and for the future.

Exam Mass - Mass for students doing exams in Ferrybank and Slieverue will be celebrated in Slieverue Church on Sunday 2nd June at 10 a.m.  An Exam Candle and Prayer Card will be available in both churches on that day.


Special Communion Hosts for those who are Gluten Intolerant - For people in our congregations who are coeliac or are otherwise gluten intolerant, special hosts are now available to receive at Mass.  For the moment, please join the line to the Priest for Communion and indicate that you would like to receive the special Host and it will be made available to you from a pyx on the Altar.

Feel a call to Priesthood or Religious life?  Take Courage .. Don't be Afraid.. Take a first step on the journey of discovery.  If you feel you may be called to priesthood or religious life don't be afraid to ask questions or seek further information or support.  Fr. Kieran,  who is also Diocesan Vocations Director is always available to support and answer your questions.
 Contact Fr. Kieran at 086 8272828 or