St Mary’s Parish, Clonmel

Olympics: Clonmel Connections

Olympics: Clonmel Connections

Manager of the cycling team Martin O’Loughlin is from Carrick on Suir and is a teacher in the Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel. Jimmy Ryan, principal of St. Mary’s C.B.S. Primary, who has a great interest in horse breeding, bred one of the horses competing in the Olympics. The name of the horse is ‘Electric Cruise’ and was ridden by Joseph Murphy at the Equestrian Cross – Country competition at the Olympics in London.

Lourdes Pilgrimage

Our parish pilgrimage to Lourdes flies out on Tuesday next. The opening Mass of the pilgrimage will be in St. Mary’s next Tuesday morning at 10a.m. St. Paul’s Parish in Waterford will be joining St. Mary’s this year. If anyone would like to send out any petitions to be placed in the grotto, please hand them in to any of the pilgrims who are travelling. It is important that no money is put into these petition envelopes. We wish all who are travelling a safe and rewarding pilgrimage.

The Sixth Annual Grandparents’ Pilgrimage

Saints Joachim and Anne, parents of Mary and grandparents of Jesus, are patrons of the Catholic Grandparents Association. The sixth annual Grandparents Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sunday, September 9. The Waterford and Lismore person on the National Committee is Bill Curtin, Waterford.

Knock Shrine - August 2012

The national novena in honour of Our Lady of Knock takes place from August 14 to 22.

3p.m. Concelebrated Mass in the Basilica, Novena Prayers, Eucharistic Blessing of the Sick, Procession of the Blessed Sacrament to Apparition Chapel.

8.30 p.m. Concelebrated Mass in the Basilica, Novena Prayers, Candlelight Procession to Apparition Chapel.

Those unable to attend the ceremonies at the Shrine may join in the Novena at home by reciting the Novena Prayers and the Rosary. Mass and Holy Communion in the local Church are also recommended.

Fr. Colm O’Brien Memorial Cycle 2012

Fr. Colm’s Memorial Cycle will take place this year on Saturday, August 18. The cycle will start at Ss. Peter and Paul’s Church, Clonmel at 11am, travel to St. Paul’s Church, Lisduggan, from Clonmel to Tramore via St. Paul’s, Lisduggan or alternatively you can cycle 7 miles from St. Paul’s, Lisduggan to Tramore. Or contact Lisa on 087 6153564 or David 087 7415999.

Accord Pre-Marriage Courses

If you are planning to marry soon, and inquiring about pre-marriage courses, the next courses will be available in Clonmel centre on September 7 and 8, November 11 and 18. For further information contact ACCORD Clonmel Office, Monday to Friday 10am to 12.30 pm, phone 052 6124144; email