ST MICHAEL’S PARISH TIPPERARY

 The Feast of Transfiguration of The Lord  >  A   6th August  2023                                 

Months Mind: Conor O’Callaghan, Rosanna Road, Tipperary Town;

Anniversaries: Eamon Hogan; Fred Godfrey; Tom O’Connor Sr; Richard Evans; Seán Allen & his nephew Connie O’Meara; Josephine Waugh; Mary Crowe; John Maher; Margaret White; John & Mary English; John & Mary Crowe; Catherine Slater; John Riordon; Mary Slattery, nee O’Dwyer; Betty Kearney, nee Delaney; Eamonn O’Doherty; Patsy Clarke; Mattie Donovan; Paddy Collins; Margaret O’Connor;

Thank You: the Weekly Envelope and Donations in the Collection Box last w/e 23th July was €2,610. 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 €677 to bring the total for this collection to €14,112.

Parish Office:  Monday – Thursday 10am to 2.00pm; Friday 10am to 1.30pm. Newsletter items should be in by Thursday each week for inclusion. Contact: 062 52727 or secretary@stmichaelsparishtipperary.ie

Parish Lotto: August 3rd  6, 12, 13, 23 Congratulations to Marie Gaynor the Lucky Dip winner of €50.  Next week’s Jackpot is €1,125. To play go to: stmichaelsparishtipperary.ie

Our Lady of Fatima National Pilgrimage: to Holycross Abbey on Sunday 27th August 2023.  Rosary @ 2.30pm followed by Stations of the Cross @ 3pm, Anointing of the Sick @ 3.40pm and Mass @ 4pm with Celebrant, Fr. Vincent Stapleton. All are welcome.

Wild Garden: Well done to the Eco Spirituality Group for reminding us of God’s wonder and beauty in creation. 

The Catechism/Youcat Workshop in Knock: on Saturday 26th of August 2023. The workshop will be of particular interest to those who plan to start a study group of the Catholic Faith in their local area.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock:  The Cashel & Emly diocesan pilgrimage to Knock takes place today, led by Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly. We wish all our pilgrims a safe journey and we unite all our prayers with their, particularly asking our Lady’s intercession for vocations to the Priesthood in our diocese into the future. 

REFLECTION We may never experience anything as powerful as the Transfiguration.  But every day in countless and seemingly small ways God does break into our world and our daily lives.  Every time we experience a moment of peace, joy, reconciliation or forgiveness, God is with us.  Every time that we reach out to help another person is a moment of transfiguration both for ourselves and for those we help.  Each time somebody shows care and concern for us is a moment when God is reaching out to us.  This week, let us open our hearts so that we may hear Jesus speaking to us.  May we slow down and look for moments of small but important times of transfiguration in our own daily lives.                                 Michael Moore OMI      

Laudato Si:    ‘… We must regain the conviction that we need one another, and we have a shared responsibility for others and the world…’ Pope Francis,  Laudato Si’ # 229 

N.B.   No 8.00am Mass on Bank Holiday Monday 7th August.

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