St Mary’s Parish, Clonmel

G.A.A. Sean-Ghael Awards: Eddie Ryan, Abbey Road was a recipient of the Sean-Ghael awards at Semple Stadium. This was in recognition of his service and commitment to St. Mary’s hurling club. Another Clonmel man John O’Neill, Slievenamon Road received an award also. This was in recognition of his services to St. Mary’s /Commercials. We congratulate both recipients and thank them for their dedication to the G.A.A. in the town and county.

G.A.A. Sean-Ghael Awards: Eddie Ryan, Abbey Road was a recipient of the Sean-Ghael awards at Semple Stadium. This was in recognition of his service and commitment to St. Mary’s hurling club. Another Clonmel man John O’Neill, Slievenamon Road received an award also. This was in recognition of his services to St. Mary’s /Commercials. We congratulate both recipients and thank them for their dedication to the G.A.A. in the town and county.

Welcome: We welcome into the Christian Faith Community of St. Mary’s; Cillian Cleary, Pinewood Drive, Stephanie O’Sullivan, Upper Irishtown, Corey Norris, Pinewood Drive who were christened last weekend.

Congratulations to parents Gavin, Mary, Eric, Aubrey, and Samantha. Godparents Kerrie, Ian, Ian, Amy, Ben, and Suzanne. Grandparents, and extended family.

Birthday Wishes; Birthday wishes are extended this week to the Chief, Eddie. Eddie will be celebrating his birthday on Thursday next, the 29th let’s hope his “lucky 15” comes up trumps on the day. Birthday wishes are also extended to Jack Somers who celebrates a significant milestone on his life’s journey this Sunday.

Jimmy’s 100th: Last Saturday night a large crowd of family, neighbours and friends gathered in St. Mary’s for a special Mass of Thanksgiving for Jimmy McGrath, O’Neill St. reaching 100 years of living. Afterwards there was a party in Liam Daly’s. Jimmy outlasted many of the partygoers. Wednesday of last week, 21st, was the actual date- a significant day as it was the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lady, to whom Jimmy has great devotion. The cheque, letter of congratulations and certificate from President Higgins was delivered by hand to Jimmy in O’Neill Street, last Friday week. Jimmy is an example and inspiration to all of us, and one just marvels at his agility, alertness and good health. We wish and hope Jimmy will be with us for many more years to come.

Year of Faith Presentations – Micheál O’Muircheartaigh: A native of Dingle in Co. Kerry, Micheál is a much-loved former teacher, broadcaster and author. Micheál will present to us: “The Faith of the people” St. John’s Pastoral Centre Thursday 29th November at 7.30pm. (Booking advisable-Donations €5)

Live Life Love Mass: Mass with a Difference: The Feast of Christ the King: As the Church year comes to a close let us join together as a community to pray for all those we’ve lost and those who feel lost, as we prepare for Advent. Join us in; St. Mary’s Church, Irishtown, Sunday 25th November at 5 00pm. Please support the young people of our Youth Liturgy for their hard work and dedication for this Celebration of our Faith.

Night of Remembrance: Deceased Parishioners: Tuesday 27th at 7.30pm. Special ceremony of Remembrance when all who died in the Parish last year are remembered.