Ss Peter and Paul’s Parish, Clonmel

First Friday

First Friday

Next Friday, the First Friday of the month, a day when we bring Holy Communion to the sick and housebound of our parish.

Ss. Peter & Paul’s Renovations

We are most grateful for the generosity of so many parishioners who have donated €139,890 towards the renovation of our Church. Total cost of renovations €875,000. Loan €500,000. Balance to pay €360,110. Last week donations of €800, €100 were received. Thank you.

Divine Mercy Novena

Will take place in Ss. Peter and Paul’s at 3 pm on the First Friday 2nd November.

Rainbows Bereavement Programme for Children

Rainbows is a peer-support Programme to assist children and young people who are grieving a death, separation or other painful transition in a family.

A New Programme will be running shortly in Clonmel for children aged 7-12 yrs. It is intended that this Programme will commence in early November.

For more information please contact Naomi Burke at the Clonmel Community Resource Centre on 052 6129143.

November Novenas for the Dead.

As always November is the month of remembrance when we recall and pray for all our loved ones gone before us in death. Our Parish has two Holy Souls Novenas, one in the Church of the Resurrection at the beginning of the month and the other in Ss. Peter &Paul’s Church towards the end of the month.

The Novena in the Church of the Resurrection begins on Thursday, 1st November and continues at the 9.30am Mass each morning until Friday , 9th November except on Saturday, 4th November when the Novena Mass will be the 1pm Mass in Ss. Peter &Paul’s Church.

The Novena in Ss. Peter &Paul’s Church will run from Thursday, November 22nd to Friday, November 29th at the 1pm Mass.

Envelopes and lists for names of those to be remembered are available in both Churches. Offerings may be enclosed with the lists. Envelopes may be returned to the Parish Shop or put in the collection bags/baskets on Sunday.

Year of Faith - Understanding and Renewing Our Faith

Are you interested in learning about the faith of the Catholic Church? Have you ever wondered what it is all about? Do you have children who ask ”why do we believe that”?

Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland recently said that the Catechism “offers us a unique opportunity to reacquaint ourselves with the power and beauty of our faith. May we all, during this Year of Faith, take the opportunity to gain a new understanding and renewal of that faith.”

If you would like that opportunity, Fr. Bartholomew Parys will give a series of open and free talks on “Faith and the Catechism” on Thursday nights from 8th Nov. to 13th Dec 2012 from 20.00 - 21.30.hrs The venue is the Central Technical Institute, The Mall, Clonmel.

Join us at one or all of the talks - everyone is welcome, entry is free and there are no strings attached. Each talk will be followed by discussion, an opportunity for questions and tea / coffee.

Fr. Bartholomew Parys, S.V.D. is a Divine Word Missionary and is currently curate at Ss. Peter & Paul’s Parish. He has organised the talks in association with the Legion of Mary and St. Mary’s Parish Pastoral Council, Irishtown. For more information contact: St. Mary’s Pastoral Centre, Irishtown, Clonmel, email: or tel: 052) 6122773.

Pope Benedict reminds us that ‘The Door of Faith’, Porta Fidei, is always open for us. 

Masses next Weekend (3rd/4th November)

SS. Peter & Paul’s church

7.30pm: Johnny Fitzgerald (Months Mind)

11.00am: People of the Parish

12.30pm: Anna & Tom Hogan (Anniversary)

Church of the Resurrection

10.00 am: Holy Souls

Remember in your Prayers...

Those who died recently...Shane Rossiter, Clonmel, Nora Tobin-Hogan, Morton St and late of Abbey Road, Bridget Sutcliff, St. Oliver Plunkett Tce., Sarah (Sally) Jameson, Heywood Tce., and late of O’ Neill St., Sr. Clare Cooney, Dublin and late of Clonmel, Michael Patrick Kelly, St. Lukes Hospital and late of Glenconnor Road.

Those who died around this time last month...Michael O’ Mahony, Padraig O’ Tuama, Tommy Forristal.

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time...Paddy & May Quinlivan, Nellie Dempsey, John & Mary Thornton, Elizabeth Pollard, Martin Kennedy, Chrissie Cosgrove, Mary Meaney, Deceased Members of the Owens Family, Jamie Lonergan, Archbishop Patrick O’ Donnell, Bert Quinn. David & Sarah O’Gorman,Finola Fennessy.

We Welcome...Maksymillian Michal Tomasik and Jakub Roman Drews who were baptised recently in the Church of the Resurrection. We offer our congratulations and best wishes to the parents and godparents.

Rota for next Weekend (3rd/4th November)

Priest on duty - Canon Brendan Crowley, PP.

Duty phone - 086 8121585, Parish office/ Bereavement group - 052 6122138


Ss. Peter & Paul’s - Team B - Sr. Frances Helen, Mary Clancy and Rose Flanagan.

Church of the Resurrection - Sr. Brenda

Eucharistic Ministers

Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church - Team A

Church of the Resurrection - Ann Laycock and Eamon Griffin.

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