St. Mary’s Parish Irishtown Clonmel

Experience of life: Teresa of Avila pointed out that if for whatever reason you cannot receive Holy Communion or cannot go to Mass you can make a spiritual communion, uniting yourself spiritually with the Mass, offering the suffering of not being able to go to Communion. You might say something like,” Jesus, I cannot receive you today, but spiritually I unite myself to you and all that the Mass means”.

Experience of life: Teresa of Avila pointed out that if for whatever reason you cannot receive Holy Communion or cannot go to Mass you can make a spiritual communion, uniting yourself spiritually with the Mass, offering the suffering of not being able to go to Communion. You might say something like,” Jesus, I cannot receive you today, but spiritually I unite myself to you and all that the Mass means”.

Welcome: We welcome into the Christian Faith Community of St. Mary’s Mason Michael Ryan, Wilderness Grove; Naoise Louise Thomson, Brisbane and Davitt Avenue; and Michael Alexander John Meehan, Willow Park, who were christened last weekend. Congratulations to parents Joanne, Richard, Margaret, Lorraine and Eileen. godparents Joe, Robbie, Leanne, Rebecca, Brendan, David, Li, Barry, Caroline and Tasmin; grandparents and extended family.

Wedding Bells: Congratulations to Dermot O’Shea, Prior Park and Grainne Vaughan who were married recently. We wish them many years of married happiness and togetherness.

Corpus Christi Procession: The Corpus Christi Procession took place last Saturday evening after the 6.15 Vigil Mass. Thanks to all who participated including the First Communion children; the Parish Pastoral Council under the baton of chairperson Greg Price, who acted as stewards; the parents committee of our ‘Do this in Memory’ Programme who co-ordinated the children’s liturgy; Deirdre Murphy, Ita Molloy, Rachel Champion, Deirdre Cronin, Eamon Dunphy and Elaine Morrison, who put so much effort and work into the celebration. Thanks to the Gardai who stewarded the traffic at the Church and Cantwell Street.

Large car park clean-up: A big thank you to the Clonmel Tidy Towns Committee who did a big and much needed clean-up of the large car park at our Church.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Our Diocese is in Lourdes at present. You can join in the Pilgrimage by prayer each day and become associate members of the Pilgrimage.

Exams: Remember in your prayers all our young people sitting the Leaving and Junior Cert exams at this time.

Waterford Autism Charity Shop: The shop is appealing for household goods, furniture, bric a brac, clothes and books. To donate please phone 051-373838 or text 086-4004690. The charity shop will collect.