ST MICHAEL’S PARISH TIPPERARY

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time  >  A World Day of Grandparents & the Elderly   23th July  2023                                 

Recently Deceased: Michael Cleary, Brensha, Tipperary. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon in St. Michael’s Church, Tipperary Town and burial in Ballinacourty Cemetery. Sr. Teresa Kennedy, Convent of Mercy, Carrick-On- Suir & late of Convent of Mercy, Cahir; Anne Hickey (nee Doyle) Brodeen, Dundrum Rd, Tipp Town/Urlingford; Ignacy Sokoluk, Ballywalter, Dundrum;

Months Mind: Fr. Bill Greene, St. Patrick’s Missionary, Kiltegan & Tipperary; Angela Horgan, Greenrath & Manchester;

Anniversaries: Mary & John Fitzgerald; Doris Condon; Joseph Lulu Hogan; Kevin & Sarah Merrigan; Mae Leahy; Breda Barry (nee Costello); Kitty Whelan; Nora Quinn; Madge Haslam; Mary Beighton (nee Lyons); Margaret & Christy Wills; Michael & Mary Cleary; Nora Treacy; Pat & Mary Coman; Maisie Crowe; John Slattery; Tidgie Moloney; Thomas Slattery; Sally Caska, Australia (nee Ruth);

Thank You: the Weekly Envelope and Donations in the Collection Box last w/e 16th July was €2,380. Thanks also to those who regularly contribute online at stmichaelsparishtipperary.ie.

Summer Clergy Collection:  A sincere word of thanks to all who have contributed a further €1,530 to bring the total  for this collection to  €12,335

Parish Office:  Monday – Thursday 10.00am to 2.00pm; Friday 10.00am to 1.30pm.  Newsletter items should be in by Thursday each week for inclusion. Contact: 062 52727 or secretary@stmichaelsparishtipperary.ie

Parish Lotto: July 20th 6, 11, 19, 22 Congratulations to Nora O’ Dwyer, the Lucky Dip winner of €50.  No Jackpot winner this week. Next week’s Jackpot is €4,250. To play go to: stmichaelsparishtipperary.ie

C SAW: Thanks to everyone who called in last Monday for our successful first year open for free Tea/Coffee morning. Open every Monday 10.30-12.30 in C.J Kickham Band Hall. Pop in for cuppa & chat. All are welcome.

T.A.R.A: Boat trip to Killaloe on Wed 2nd August. Booking on Fri 28th July from 11-12 noon at the Community Services  Centre. Bus leaving  Lidl Car Park @ 9.30am. Cost of the Boat Trip & Bus is €38.50. Contact Siobhan: 062 51058.

Cashel & Emly Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Sunday 6th August 2023. Bus leaves Marian Hall @ 8am. Cost: €25. Contact Parish Office on 062 52727 or 086 869 0984.

The Priests:  will perform in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles on Friday September 29th, 2023 in aid of the Cathedral Reroofing Project.  Tickets now available in the Parish Office, Thurles (0504 22229) & Bookworm, Liberty Square, Thurles (0504 22257). Ticket Donation: €35.

Mary’s Meals Annual Walk The 11th Annual Step by Step to Feed the Next Child Walk will leave seven locations around Ireland on August 7th and converge on Knock Shrine on August 15th. Walks passing through Kilkenny, Laois, Offaly, Tipperary, Limerick, Clare, Cork before proceeding to Knock. If you would like to get involved –  Accommodation, drivers and general help required. Please contact Fr Eamon Kelly at 087-9077985 or check out www.marysmeals.ie

Prayer for Grandparents Prayer Heavenly Father,                                                                                                                     it is such as blessing, such a joy to have grandchildren. We love them with such passion, and know each moment spent with is of great value. Help us to only add and give into their lives. To follow the leading of their parents, but also to sow unique special seeds of love and acceptance into their hearts. Holy Spirit lead us as we prayer for them. Help us be in tune with their worries and challenges. Bless our relationship with them, that we might display your love, and lead them into the grace and freedom of your kingdom. Amen.

LAUDATO SI …May our struggles and concerns for our planet never take away the joy of our hope … God does not abandon us. He does not leave us alone… he has united himself to our earth, and his love constantly impels us to find new ways forward…’
                                                            Pope Francis – Laudato Si’ # 244  

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