St. Mary’s Parish Clonmel

Confirmation Class

Confirmation Class

There is a meeting of all parents of children receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation next March in St. Mary’s C.B.S. School on this Wednesday night at 7.30pm. St. Antoinette will facilitate the meeting.


We welcome into the Christian Faith Community of St. Mary’s Charlie Shoer, Griffith Avenue, who was christened recently. Congratulations to parents Ned and Patricia, godparents Billy and Ruth, grandparents and extended family.

O.N.E. Mass

Last Sunday week we celebrated our Annual O.N.E. Mass. Representatives from branches all over the country including Clonmel, Youghal, Tipperary, Templemore, Carrick-on-Suir, Athlone, Waterford, Ballincolligh, Kilkenny, Wexford, Cork City, Nenagh, Tralee and Limerick were present. A group from Coleraine and Belfast (Veterans of Ireland) were also present as was Jim Leech from Boston representing New York and Boston. The Naval Service and An Garda Siochana were also present. Thanks to Banna Chluain Meala and our Senior Choir who provided the music.

Christmas Craft Fair

A Christmas Craft Fair will be held in St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Irishtown, Clonmel on Saturday and Sunday, November 17th, from 2pm – 7.30pm on Saturday and on Sunday from 10am-2pm. Admission is free.

Liturgical Music Workshop

A Liturgical Music Workshop with Ian Callanan will be held at Hotel Minella, Clonmel on Tuesday, 13th November at 7.30pm. Ian will provide music that fits the ritual aspect of the communities workshop. His new collection of music In beauty we walk will be available. The cost is €10 per participant.

Welcome Caitlin

We welcome Caitlin Cheung to our Altar Servers team.

Birthday Wishes

Birthday wishes are extended to Nicola Pleskach, one of our Children’s Liturgy group and Youth Liturgy team who celebrated her 18th birthday recently.

Year of Faith

Are you interested in learning about the faith of the Catholic Church? Have you ever wondered what it is all about? Do you have children who ask, ”Why do we believe that”? Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland recently said that the Catechism “offers us a unique opportunity to reacquaint ourselves with the power and beauty of our faith. May we all, during this Year of Faith, take the opportunity to gain a new understanding and renewal of that faith.”

If you would like that opportunity, Fr. Bartholomew Parys will give a series of open and free talks on “Faith and the Catechism” on Thursday nights from 8th November to 13th December from 8-9.30pm. he venue is the Central Technical Institute, The Mall, Clonmel. Join us at one or all of the talks - everyone is welcome, entry is free and there are no strings attached.

Each talk will be followed by discussion, an opportunity for questions and tea/coffee. Fr. Bartholomew Parys, S.V.D. is a Divine Word Missionary and is currently curate at Ss Peter and Paul’s Parish. He has organised the talks in association with the Legion of Mary and St. Mary’s Parish Pastoral Council, Irishtown.

For more information contact St. Mary’s Pastoral Centre, Irishtown, Clonmel, e-mail: or phone (052) 6122773. Pope Benedict reminds us that The Door of Faith, Porta Fidei, is always open for us.