St. Mary’s Parish Irishtown Clonmel

Welcome: We welcome into the Christian Faith Community of St. Mary’s Saoirse Hannifin, Milltown, Killarney and Killian John Cunningham, Glenconnor who were christened last weekend. Congratulations to parents Philip and Fiona, David and Catherine; godparents Ivan and Lorraine, Harry and Elle, grandparents and extended family.

Welcome: We welcome into the Christian Faith Community of St. Mary’s Saoirse Hannifin, Milltown, Killarney and Killian John Cunningham, Glenconnor who were christened last weekend. Congratulations to parents Philip and Fiona, David and Catherine; godparents Ivan and Lorraine, Harry and Elle, grandparents and extended family.

Gluten-free Hosts For Celiac : Gluten-free hosts are available at our Eucharistic celebrations. If any celiac person would like to receive Communion please contact the celebrant of the Mass or the Sacristy. If a celiac person would prefer Communion from the Chalice, again contact the celebrant or the Sacristy.

Congratulations: We congratulate the 17 boys and girls from the Presentation Primary and the 32 boys from St. Mary’s CBS Primary and Riain Neenaghan, who travelled from England, all of whom received their First Eucharist on Saturday. We were delighted for Riain who was baptised in St. Mary’s and wanted to receive his First Eucharist here. Remember them in your prayers that the Eucharist will become a meaningful part of their lives and that as they journey through life they will find strength and consolation in their reception and celebration of the Eucharist. Next Saturday we welcome the boys and girls from the Gael Scoil.

Graduation: The Presentation Secondary will celebrate their Graduation Ceremony on Thursday night in the Presentation Secondary school.

Web–Cam Thank You: We received the following thank you note by e-mail this week from a Scotland viewer -Just to say thank you for saying the morning Mass at 7.45am and the Irish Blessing at the end [makes my day].  God bless all priests. Frank, internet viewer, Scotland. Please remember my wife [Mary Ann], 2 years and 3 months with the Lord, in your prayers. Thank you.

All-Ireland Rosary Rally: The All Ireland Rosary Rally will be held at Knock Shrine on Saturday, 1st June. Schedule: 2pm Stations of the Cross and Rosary – outdoors; 3pm Celebration of the Eucharist – (Basilica) and Anointing of the Sick. Main Celebrant: Fr. Michael Fitzgerald, PP Mitchelstown. Homilist: Very Rev. Richard Gibbons, PP Knock Shrine. After Homily: Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Music: Achonry Choir. Conclusion: Eucharistic Healing Blessing. For more information telephone Fr. Michael Fitzgerald at 025-84090 or Fr.Peyton Centre at 096-45374.

Irish Church Music Association: The Cumann Ceol Eaglasta na hEireann 44th Annual Summer School will be held from Monday, 1st July – Thursday, 4th July in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. ‘Credo. Credo, Credo, Amen’ Guest Director: Fr. Paul Kenny Tel: 086-2366521.

Lourdes Pre–Pilgrimage Mass: To pray for the success of the Diocesan Waterford–Lismore Lourdes Pilgrimage, Bishop William Lee will celebrate Mass in the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Waterford on Saturday, 1st June at 6.15pm. Pilgrims, the sick and members of the public are invited to attend this, the first Mass of the Pilgrimage.

Parish Pastoral Council (PPC): A meeting of the Pastoral Council was held on Monday last, 14th May. The meeting was briefed by Paul Brett, Parish Child Safeguarding Delegate, on his ongoing work in implementing the diocesan procedures for child safeguarding across the parish. Reports were received from the PPC sub-groups, including proposals to improve the location of the parish office facilities.

Faith Formation, including consideration of the formation of a parish Baptism Team was also discussed as was Liturgy, including strengthening the Ministers of the Word team and also assisting with the Corpus Christi procession.

These are ongoing discussions but if any parishioner would like to make suggestions or comments on these, or any other matters, please contact the parish office on 6122773 or any member of the Pastoral Council.