Fourth Sunday of Easter  >  A 30th April 2023
(Day of Prayer for Vocations)                           

Recently Deceased: Paddy McMahon, Bridge St; Kitten King (nee Keating) Davitt St;  Anne Begley (nee Houghton) Avondale Crescent; Breda Perkins,  St. Michael’s Ave.

Anniversaries: Peter Collins (1st Anniv); John Quinlan, Hanora (Queenie) Ryan, (1st Anniv); Edmond & Jimmy O’Donnell; Thomas Nash; Joe Heffernan; Mary Keogh; Andy Hogan; Marcella Gilliland; James & Johanna O’Mahoney; Bill & Sarah McCormack; George & Eileen McCormack; Jack Heffernan; Tom Carew; Timothy Ryan; Margaret (nee Hayes) Persade & her son Nicholas Persade; Tommy Moloney;

Easter Clergy Collection:  A sincere thanks to all who have contributed  €15,920 to this collection so far. Cheques should be made payable to St. Michael’s Parish/Church.

Trócaire:  Thanks to all who have contributed to Trócaire.  A total of €6,260   has  been donated so far.  This is the last week to make your donation through the parish, so please return your Trócaire contribution this week.  Cheques should be made payable to St. Michael’s Parish and not to Trócaire.  Alternatively you can send your contribution directly to Trócaire.

Thank You: the Weekly Envelope and Donations in the Collection Box last w/e 16th April was €2,610. Thanks to all who regularly contribute online at

Parish Lotto:  27th April: 2, 4, 13, 22 Congratulations to  Margaret Higgins the Lucky Dip winner of €50.  No Jackpot winner this week. Jackpot next week is €3,350.  To play go to

The Rosary: will be recited daily @ 7.30pm during May at Our Lady’s Grotto (opp the Church) and at the Millenium Rock, Cordangan, Tipperary.  All are welcome to attend.

Eco Spirituality Group:  Meeting in St. Michael’s Pastoral Centre at 7.30 pm, Tuesday 2nd May. All are welcome.

Vigil in Honour of Our Lady of Fatima:  on Friday 12th May in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles. Rosary at 6.30pm, Mass at 7pm and Holy Hour from 7.30pm to 8.30pm .  All are welcome.

First Holy Communion:  Children from the Monastery School will celebrate their First Holy Communion in St. Michael’s Church on Saturday 6th May at 11.30am.

Bank Holiday Monday:  1st May – No 8.00am Mass and Parish Office is closed until 10am on Tuesday.

Tipperary International Peace Award: will be given to The National Leader of Belarus – Sviatlana Tsikhhanouskaya next Tuesday 2nd May.  Ms Tsikhanouskaya will lay a wreath at the Tipperary Remembrance Arch at 1.30pm at St. Vincent Hospital.  All are welcome.

Gala Benefit Concert: in aid of The Excel Théâtre on 18th May @ 8pm. Special guests, internationally acclaimed soprano, Franzita Whelan and also appearing, is renowned Limerick contralto Sarah E. Murphy.  Concert will include leading members of T.M.S Recent Production “Hunchback & other local singers”. Booking @ The Excel, 062 80520.

Reflection – “Take a Risk for Christ (Year of Vocations)

Answering God’s call to journey as a priest is a counter-cultural and courageous decision. Future priests need support to discern their vocation” – Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan 

The Year for Vocations to the Diocesan Priesthood begins this Sunday (30th April – Good Shepherd Sunday). Over the twelve-month period, it is planned to host events in parishes and at pilgrim sites around the country, and to provide resources for homes and schools.      We are encouraged to pray for vocations to the Diocesan Priesthood so that our parishes and can continue to be places where the Eucharist is celebrated into the future.

‘God of the poor…Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction… Teach us to discover the worth of each thing, to be filled with awe and contemplation, to see that we are profoundly united with every creature…’                                                                                                    Pope Francis – Laudato Si   #246  

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