Clonmel Church Notes



Olympics: Clonmel Connections

Manager of the cycling team Martin O’Loughlin is from Carrick on Suir and is a teacher in the Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel. Jimmy Ryan, principal of St. Mary’s C.B.S. Primary, who has a great interest in horse breeding, bred one of the horses competing in the Olympics. The name of the horse is ‘Electric Cruise’ and was ridden by Joseph Murphy at the Equestrian Cross – Country competition at the Olympics in London.

Lourdes Pilgrimage

Our parish pilgrimage to Lourdes flies out on Tuesday next. The opening Mass of the pilgrimage will be in St. Mary’s next Tuesday morning at 10a.m. St. Paul’s Parish in Waterford will be joining St. Mary’s this year. If anyone would like to send out any petitions to be placed in the grotto, please hand them in to any of the pilgrims who are travelling. It is important that no money is put into these petition envelopes. We wish all who are travelling a safe and rewarding pilgrimage.

The Sixth Annual Grandparents’ Pilgrimage

Saints Joachim and Anne, parents of Mary and grandparents of Jesus, are patrons of the Catholic Grandparents Association. The sixth annual Grandparents Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sunday, September 9. The Waterford and Lismore person on the National Committee is Bill Curtin, Waterford.

Knock Shrine - August 2012
The national novena in honour of Our Lady of Knock takes place from August 14 to 22. 
3p.m. Concelebrated Mass in the Basilica, Novena Prayers, Eucharistic Blessing of the Sick, Procession of the Blessed Sacrament to Apparition Chapel.

8.30 p.m. Concelebrated Mass in the Basilica, Novena Prayers, Candlelight Procession to Apparition Chapel.

Those unable to attend the ceremonies at the Shrine may join in the Novena at home by reciting the Novena Prayers and the Rosary. Mass and Holy Communion in the local Church are also recommended.

Fr. Colm O’Brien Memorial Cycle 2012

Fr. Colm’s Memorial Cycle will take place this year on Saturday, August 18. The cycle will start at Ss. Peter and Paul’s Church, Clonmel at 11am, travel to St. Paul’s Church, Lisduggan, from Clonmel to Tramore via St. Paul’s, Lisduggan or alternatively you can cycle 7 miles from St. Paul’s, Lisduggan to Tramore. Or contact Lisa on 087 6153564 or David 087 7415999.

Accord Pre-Marriage Courses

If you are planning to marry soon, and inquiring about pre-marriage courses, the next courses will be available in Clonmel centre on September 7 and 8, November 11 and 18. For further information contact ACCORD Clonmel Office, Monday to Friday 10am to 12.30 pm, phone 052 6124144; email


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Ss. Peter & Paul’s Renovations

We are most grateful for the generosity of so many parishioners who have donated €132,949 towards the renovation of our Church. Total cost of renovations €875,000. Loan €500,000, Balance to pay €367,05. Last week donations of €75, €50, €50, €50 were received - a total of €225. Thank You.

Saints of the week

Wednesday, August 8, Saint Dominic, born 1170, died 1221. A Spaniard who founded the Order of Preachers (Domicans).

Saturday, August 11, Saint Clare, born at Assisi in 1193, died 1253. She followed Saint Francis in his life of poverty and was founder and ruler of the Poor Clares. She led an austere life, abounding in works of piety and charity.

New volunteers needed!

Clonmel Citizens Information Centre, Market Place, Clonmel, is now looking for new volunteers to help with giving out information on rights and entitlements to the public. We need people who are available for three hours per week. Full training will be given. Please contact the centre for an application form. Completed forms should be returned by August 17. Further details from Dave Burke Tel - 0761 07 6460

“Gaudeamus Concert”

Further details next week about the “Irish Ring Concept in Church” in SS Peter & Paul’s on Friday, September 7.

Masses next Weekend (August 11/12) SS. Peter & Paul’s church

7.30pm: Michael Flynn (Months mind)

11.00am: People of the Parish

12.30pm: Michael Condon (Anniversary)

Church of the Resurrection

10.00am: John Roberts (Anniversary)

Remember in your Prayers...

Those who died recently: William (Billy) Mackey, St. Patrick’s Terrace, Tom Coffey, Melview, Bridget Torpy (nee Quinn) Australia and late of William Street, Nora Corry, Limerick and Roy Rowley, England.

Those who died around this time last month: Aileen Prendergast.

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Jimmy & Maura O’Keeffe, Sonny Kennedy, Denis & Mary O’Mahony, Andy O’Mahony. Mary O’Neill, Ann Walsh, Mary Collins, James Kenneally, Maureen O’Shea, David & Joseph Drohan, Jason Byrne, Deceased members of the Toomey family, Paddy Whelan, Jenny McAuley, Eileen Hemely.

Rota for next Weekend (August 11/12)

Priest on duty - Canon Brendan Crowley, P.P. Duty phone - 086 8121585, Parish office/Bereavement group - 052 6122138


Ss. Peter & Paul’s - Team E - Michael Kiely, Leah O’Regan and Breid Greene.

Church of the Resurrection - Mary Terry

Eucharistic Ministers

Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church - Team A

Church of the Resurrection - Ann Laycock and Eamon Griffin.


Parish Information

Priests of the Parish: Fr. Michael Hegarty I.C. & Fr. Vinod Kurian Thennattil I.C.

Tel 6125679 Fax 6128071 Email

Sister: Sr. Mary Muckley Tel 6125235. Parish Office: Open Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

St. Oliver’s Conference Vincent de Paul Helpline 086-1025737

Eucharistic Adoration in St. Oliver’s Church Day Chapel on Mondays from 2pm to 8pm (except Bank Holidays).

Weekend Masses

Saturday: 11.30 a.m, 7.30 p.m. Sean & Tony Cremmins late of London & Old Bridge (Anniv).

Sunday: 9a.m. Tommy Guiry late of Rockfield, Glenconnor (Anniv), 12.00 Noon Seamus Lonergan late of 63 Bianconi Drive (Anniv).

Folk Group

A New Folk Group for the parish is in the process of being set up. Anybody interested in joining the group contact the parish office. Tel 6125679.

Our New Parish Centre

Target €130,000. Donated so far €58,424.25. Thanks for your generosity

St. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent de Paul Box is available on the side door to the Day Chapel next to the office door.

Youth 2000 Festival

Youth 2000 Summer Festival will take place at Clonmacnoise, Co. Offaly from Thursday to Sunday, August 9 to 12. For young people aged 16 to 35. Free buses available from around the country. For more information, contact 01-6753690, email or book online:

IHCPT Lourdes Pilgrimage

Since 1972, IHCPT has been taking young people with special needs to Lourdes at Easter. Applications are welcome from young people with: A physical disability or illness (age nine to 30) – A learning disability (aged 11 to 30) a serious illness up to age 11 accompanied by a parent or guardian – Family Group. There are also places available for those who do not have a disability but whom The Trust believes would benefit from the experience of Lourdes.

Such applications should be accompanied by a written recommendation. Contact the Parish Office tel 6125679

Senior Help Line

Do you need someone to talk to? Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people by older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland. LoCall 1850 440 444. Senior Help Line is open from 10a.m. to 10p.m. 365 days a year.