Wednesday, 25 November, 2020
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Family Pack for the Feast of Christ the King

Today is the last Sunday of the Church’s year, the Feast of Christ the King. As the year draws to an end, we turn our thoughts to when Christ will return as king at the end of time. Jesus wants us to treat others with kindness and love. This is what makes him happy. This weekend, spend time talking about all the ways you help others, light a candle and read the Gospel. Enjoy!  The pack is available on our newsletter link.

Family Pack for the Thirty Third Sunday of the Year

When we love someone, sometimes we give them a gift, something special for them to use and enjoy. God has given talents to each one of us as a sign of his love; these are gifts from God. This weekend why not tell your family your talents and show them?! Light a candle, read the Gospel and say the Family prayer to enjoy one another's talents. The pack is available on our newsletter link.

Family Pack Thirty Second Sunday of the Year

Jesus told stories called Parables which help us understand what the Kingdom of God will be like. It is easy to be ready for something to happen when we know the day and time to expect it. Today Jesus explains that we must always be ready for his return, even though no-one knows when he will be coming.  The pack can be found on our newsletter link.

Faith @ Home is a new resource for parishes which is designed to help parents and families
reflect on the upcoming Sunday readings. Every week families will be invited to Hear, Pray and Talk about the Word of God together in their homes with prompts and guidance.  The resources can be found at https://www.waterfordlismore.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Faith@Home_Final_-Nov-1.pdf

Day 6 of our Holy Souls Novena
Day 6 Young people who have died as a result of illness, accident or tragedy. Lord, your wisdom governs the length of our days. We mourn the loss of our young people who have died as a result of illness, accident or tragedy. Their lives have passed so quickly and we entrust them to your mercy. Welcome them into your heavenly dwelling and grant them the happiness of everylasting youth. Through Christ our Lord, Amen
 
Day 5 of our Holy Souls Novena
Day 5 Children who have died at a young age To you O Lord, we humbly entrust children who have died, so precious in your sight. Take them into your arms and welcome them into paradise, where there will be no more sorrow, no weeping or pain, but the fullness of peace and joy with you forever. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.
 
Day 4 of our Holy Souls Novena

Day 4 Friends and Neighbours To you, O God, the dead do not die, and in death, our life is changed, not ended. Hear our prayers for our friends and neighbours. We commend them to dwell with Abraham, your friend, and be raised at last on the great day of judgement. In your mercy cleanse them of any sin that they may have committed through human frailty. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

 
 

Day 3 of our Novena for Holy Souls

Day 3 Grandparents, Grandchildren, Aunts, Uncles, Godparents, Cousins. God of loving kindness, we remember today our grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, godparents and relations whom you have called to yourself. Strengthen us in the belief that your Son has risen from the dead and in our belief that all people will rise again. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

 

Family Pack for All Saints Day November 2020

Today we remember the saints through the ages who have dedicated their lives to Jesus. Their love for Jesus was so great that they were ready to die for his sake. This weekend light a candle for all the saints, family members or friends who are in Heaven with Holy God. They will always hear your prayer. Read the Gospel and say the Family Prayer while your candle is lighting and enjoy our activity sheets.  The pack for The Saints in Heaven can be found on our Newsletter link.

Family Pack for 30th Sunday of the Year

This week the Pharisees are trying to trick Jesus again! They try to trick Him by asking him a difficult question. Jesus taught us to love God and to love each other more than anything else in our lives. Enjoy our Family Pack this week by taking time over the weekend to light a candle, read the Gospel and say the Family Prayer.  The pack can be found on our newsletter link.

 

 St. Mary's Church Children's Liturgy Pack

Hello boys and girls! It is great to be in touch with you again, we have all missed you here in St. Mary's Church very much. This week is Mission Sunday. It is a wonderful week to get back in touch with you all as it is when we think of reaching out to others. The theme for Mission Sunday 2020 is "Here am I, send me". This week the Children's Liturgy Team wants to tell you that we are here for you all the time. Even though we are apart, we are here for you in prayer. Please enjoy our family pack for this week and take care of one another.   The pack can be found in our Newsletter section.

 

History

St. Mary's Parish Irishtown Clonmel 

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St Mary’s Church was built in 1850 replacing the original thatched chapel, which stood on the same site in Irishtown since 1660. Plans for the present building were prepared and agreed in November 1836. The church, dedicated to Our Lady under the title of the Assumption, was completed and blessed by Most Rev. Dr. O’Brien, Bishop of Waterford, on the 12th October 1856.

The stone used for the main construction came from quarries in Kilmacomma and Mullinahone. The stucco ceiling was made possible by a legacy in 1854 from the estate of Mr. Nicholas Cott, a resident of Irishtown.

The High Altar was the gift from Mr. William Hudson. It was designed by the English Architect George Goldie, and was completed in 1867 at a cost of 2,000 pounds. It consists of Portland stone, columns of Aberdeen granite, and with inserts of Cork and Connemara marble.

The belfry tower was added in 1885 and the portico was completed in 1890.

In 1836 the parish was divided into two, the new parish taking the title of SS. Peter and Paul’s and getting possession, at the same time, of an auxiliary church which had been erected in 1810. In 1983, on the First Sunday of Advent, the parish was again divided with the creation of St. Oliver Plunkett Parish.

The tomb of the first Mayor of Clonmel, John Fitz-Geffry White, who died in 1615, was brought to St. Mary’s Irishtown from Old St. Mary’s Church.

In November 1936 St Mary’s was consecrated by the Most Rev. Dr. J. Kinnane, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore.