ST MICHAEL’S PARISH TIPPERARY

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time > A 20th August 2023

Months Mind: Ignacy Sokoluk, Ballywalter, Dundrum; Michael Cleary, Breansha, Tipperary Town; Mary Guilfoyle, Churchwell;

Anniversaries: Jack & Annie Cremins; Bridget & Paddy Kelly & their son Patrick Jr; Josephine McBride; Kathleen Ryan; Helen Ryan & Chris Foley; Annie Toomey; Catherine Glasheen; Kathleen Kelly; Mick Duffy; Malachy O’Connor; Fr. Brendan Smyth; Liam & Maureen Coman; Thomas & Sarah O’Connor’ Imelda Riordan; Marie Ryan (1st Anniv); Claude Bartlett; Mary O’Dwyer (nee Corbett); Mary Heuston; Joan Cullen (nee McDonnell); Patrick & Mary Costello; Paddy McMahon; Bridget Ryan; Margaret Hayes (nee Kelly); Patrick Slater; James & Eileen MacCarthy; Patrick O’Keeffe; Thomas Hennessy; Noreen Cullen; Breda Withero;

Canon Liam McNamara: has decided to retire from active ministry and last Wednesday took up residence in St. Anthony’s Nursing Home in Pallasgreen. He has enjoyed his last 8 years in Tipperary and wishes to express his gratitude and thanks for all the kindness and support he received from so many over these years. Be assured that you will be in his thoughts and prayers always.

Thank You: the Weekly Envelope and Donations in the Collection Box last w/e 6th August was €2,285. Thanks also to those who regularly contribute online at stmichaelsparishtipperary.ie.

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 17th: 9, 12, 21, 23. Congratulations to Brigid Crosse, the Lucky Dip winner of €50. Next week’s Jackpot is €1,225. 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.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: every Wednesday in St. Michael’s Church 3pm to 6pm. Find a short while in a busy day to be in the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Talk with him and listen to him for direction and meaning in your life.

Summer Concert: The Ryan Academy of Music Tipperary in association with The County Tipperary Ryan Youth Orchestra are delighted to present an Exciting Summer Concert with the Ealing Youth Orchestra, London at Ballykisteen Hotel on Wednesday 23rd August at 8.00pm. Admission €10. Tickets available at the door on the night or at Danny Ryan Music Shop 062 51128.

Reflection: One of the country’s best-known broadcasters Seán O’Rourke has warned that Ireland risks becoming “priestless” and he appealed to people to summon up the courage and invite young people “to go the extra mile” and consider a vocation.
In an address delivered at Knock Basilica on the theme The Gift of Service, Sean O’Rourke expressed regret that “we face into a future where it looks as if many young people perhaps won’t be hearing or heeding the call to become priests”.
He told the congregation gathered at the Co Mayo shrine:
We can all, I’m absolutely certain, think of a priest or priests who have made a positive difference in our family circle, our friends, our community or our schools. They need and deserve our support, our gratitude and our prayers, and we need more of them.”
So it’s not surprising that the bishops have called us to pray for vocations, especially diocesan vocations. Otherwise, we won’t be far away from trying to survive as a priestless church.

LAUDATO SI ‘…Each community has the duty to protect the earth for coming generations…’
Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ # 67

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