ST MICHAEL’S PARISH TIPPERARY

17th Sunday > C 24th July 2022

Recently Deceased: John Leahy, Cordangan, Tipperary; Kitty Butler (nee Fenton), Ballygarvan, Co. Cork; Dan Joe Joyce, Castlemartyr, Co. Cork;

Month’s Mind: Frances Moroney, Dublin & John O’Leary Place, Tipperary. James (Jimmy), O’Gorman, James Connolly Park, Tipperary; 

Anniversaries:  April Sherlock; Doris Condon; Kitty Whelan; Thomas Slattery (1st Anniversary); Brigid & James McNamara; Thomas Ellard; Catherine (Kitty) Morrissey; Madgie Haslam; Kevin Merrigan; Sarah Merrigan (1sr Anniversary); Breda Barry (nee Costello); Ger O’Brien; Mary & Stephen Lyons; Michael White; Nora Treacy; Maisie Crowe; Betty O’Brien; Mary Forrister; Bill Quinlan; John Slattery;

Parish Lotto: Numbers this week 8, 12, 19, 28 – No Jackpot winner. Congratulations to Tom O’Donoghue, the lucky dip winner this week of €50.  Jackpot next week is €2,475.  To join the Lotto, go to www.stmichaelsparishtipperary.ie

Summer Clergy Collection: A further €1,890 last weekend, bringing the total so far to €10,500. Míle Buíochas.

Offertory Contributions: As we have no Basket Collection during Mass a sincere thanks to all who contribute financially by using the Weekly Envelope or by placing a donation in the Collection Boxes at the back of the Church or online. The Offertory/Envelope Collection last w/e 17th July was €1,985.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock:  takes place on Sunday 7th August 2022.  Bus from the Marian Hall at 8.00am.  Fare is €30.  Booking at the Sacristy-Office at St. Michael’s Church on 062/52727 Mon-Fri 10am to 12 noon.

World Day for Grandparents & the Elderly Sunday       (“In old age, they will still bear fruit – psalm 92:15) In his message, Pope Francis says that old age is no time to give up and lower the sails, but a season of enduring fruitfulness: a new mission awaits us and bids us look to the future.  He invites us to be ‘Poets of Prayer’.

Extracts from Archbishop’s Pastoral Letter: (Copies of full text are available at the back of the church and at  www.cashel-emly.ie) “I am writing this letter to highlight the present reality regarding the number of priests ministering in the Archdiocese today.  Currently, we are blessed with 68 diocesan priest ministering in the diocese…It is clear that this staffing level will not continue.  Over the next five years there will be a maximum of thirty five priests under the age of 75.  The current average age of priests is 67 years.

Faced with this reality …… change is coming soon in how we organize parish life in the Archdiocese.  These changes will concern all parishes…..will call for the formation of different ‘Pastoral Units’ – encompassing several parishes functioning together to serve the pastoral needs of their communities.  The organization of these units will involve priests and people working together in a spirit of Co-Responsibility.”It is planned that the Archdiocese will inaugurate these new ‘Pastoral Units’ at the beginning of Advent 2022….”

Save The Date: Dementia Café Meeting:  the Last Friday of every month 11am- 12.30pm at Knockanrawley Resource Centre, E34 D832 Contact:  Gemma O’Donnell, Café Co-Ordinator 087 3910840

Tipperary Active Retired:  their next outing to Killaloe with an hour long river cruise on the Shannon and afterwards to Flanagan’s for a meal on Wednesday 17th August leaving Lidl at 10am.  Booking on Friday 12th August from 11am to 12 noon at the Community Centre.  All are welcome.

St. Michael’s Parish Tipperary Town Invites applications for position of Receptionist/Secretary (part-Time 20/25 hours per week) Requirements Enthusiastic, reliable and confidential;Good Computer skills in Word, Excel, Wage Systems and Social MediaGood interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate well with the publicAbility to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.   Apply by post, to include C.V. and updated cover letter to: Parochial House, St. Michael’s Street, Tipperary Town  E34 RW 71 by Friday 5th August 2022.  Shortlisting may apply.  

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