St. Mary’s Parish Irishtown Clonmel

First Friday: May 3rd is the First Friday of the month, when Holy Communion will be brought to the sick and housebound of the Parish. If any parishioner knows of anyone who is sick and who would like a visit from one of the Priests of the Parish contact the Sacristy (61-87915) or the Parish Office from 9am – 12.30 (61-22773).

First Friday: May 3rd is the First Friday of the month, when Holy Communion will be brought to the sick and housebound of the Parish. If any parishioner knows of anyone who is sick and who would like a visit from one of the Priests of the Parish contact the Sacristy (61-87915) or the Parish Office from 9am – 12.30 (61-22773).

First Saturday: Saturday is the First Saturday of the month and Reconciliation day in the Parish. A Service of Reconciliation will take place at the 10a.m. Mass.

Welcome: We welcome into the Christian Faith Community of St. Mary’s Charlotte Mary O’Reilly, Willow Park who was christened last weekend. Congratulations to parents Patrick and Noeleen, godparents Ann and Leanne, grandparents and extended family.

Shave and Dye: Many were puzzled last Sunday week when David O’Callaghan appeared in the Sacristy with his head shaved. There was nothing to worry about. David was a participant in the Irish Cancer Shave and Dye weekend in Cork and we commend him for his generosity and commitment.

Safeguarding Children: Our Diocese was one of six audited last year. Two religious congregations were also audited. The audit is carried out by the National Board for Safeguarding children. The report on Our Diocese was very positive and made special commendation of the leadership work and commitment given by our Bishop in ensuring that all procedures are adhered to and implemented. The fullreport can be seen on the Diocesan website www.waterfordlismore.com.

Birthday Wishes: Birthday wishes are extended this week to David O’Callaghan and Joseph James who celebrated their birthdays last Sunday. David and Joseph are valued members of our Sacristy team. Four members of our Senior Choir celebrated their birthdays last Sunday also – Joy O’Carroll, Gene Meddick, Anne Norris and Ann O’Connor. We wish all our birthday people many more years of health and happiness.

May: This Wednesday is 1st May-the feast of St. Joseph the Worker. May is also Mary’s Month. Perhaps parents could get the children to make a little May Altar in the home, around which the family could gather each evening and pray together a decade of the rosary.

Choose Life: Choose life, we cherish them both. A national prayer vigil, for the right to life of mothers and Babies, will be held on Saturday, 4th May at Our Lady’s Shrine, Knock, Co. Mayo.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests: The St. Joseph’s Young Priests group will meet next Friday for the 7pm Mass, after which there will be exposition and a short prayer service. The intention of this evening prayer is to foster, encourage and promote Vocations to Priesthood and Religious life.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Next Sunday, May 5th. Book your train tickets now at McDermott’s or at the Parish Shop, Ss Peter and Paul’s. A limited number is available.