Wednesday, 03 June, 2020
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Family Pack for the Feast of Pentecost

Last weekend, on the Ascension, Jesus promised the disciples that they would not be alone as he would send the Holy Spirit to help them and guide them. Pentecost Sunday is when we celebrate the disciples receiving the Holy Spirit. It gives them strength and courage to spread the Good News about Jesus and all the kind things that he has done for the world. Pentecost Sunday is a very special day because it is our Church's birthday! The Children's Liturgy Pack is available on the Newsletter link.

Pentecost Novena Wednesday 27th—Friday 29th: We will have a special Novena to prepare us for the feast of Pentecost next Sunday 31st. We will have our Novena on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm. We invite you to join us on the livestream at www.stmarysclonmel.ie or www.churchservices.tv/clonmel or Radio 106.5fm.  The pdf file for the Novenas can be found on our Newsletter link.  There will be one available for each of the days.

Feast of the Ascension Family Pack

This week is a very special celebration. Jesus returns to heaven to be with his Father. The disciples are worried that they will be alone. Jesus tells them not to worry because he is always with them in their hearts through the Holy Spirit. He wants us to know that it is the same for us.  The Children's Liturgy Pack is available on our newsletter link.

Second Class Prayer Service for Gaelscoil

This Saturday 23rd May 2020 we will have a special Prayer Service for all the second class boys and girls  of the Gaelscoil who were to receive their First Holy Communion. The boys and the girls of theGaelscoil can take part in our special service by watching online at www.churchservices.tv/clonmel or listen on the radio on 106.5FM. There is a PDF document available of the service on our newsletter link. This document will have all the songs and prayers available to you to join in. We hope this service will cheer you up as you take part with your family at home. 

St. Mary's Family Pack the Sixth Sunday of Easter

This week Jesus comforts us by reminding us that he never leaves us. His disciples were afraid that he would be gone forever and they would lose their best friend. However, we never lose Jesus because he is always in our hearts.   The pack is available on our newlsetter link.

Second Class Prayer Service

This Saturday 16th May 2020 we will have a special Prayer Service for all the second class boys and girls who were to receive their First Holy Communion. The boys of St. Mary's CBS and the girls of the Presentation Primary School can take part in our special service by watching online at www.churchservices.tv/clonmel or listen on the radio on 106.5FM. There is a PDF document available of the service on our newsletter link. This document will have all the songs and prayers available to you to join in. We hope this service will cheer you up as you take part with your family at home. 

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

This week we are learning that Jesus is 'the Way, the Truth and the Life'. This is a very important message for us to learn. It means that we should learn from Jesus and all the loving things that he did for everyone he met. If we do this we will all have a very happy life. This week's pack is available on our newsletter link. 

St. Mary's Children's Liturgy Pack The Fourth Sunday of Easter

This week we remember how caring and loving Jesus is as we read the Gospel of the Good Shepherd. He loves each and every one of us equally. His heart is so big that he can even give us love to fill our hearts. Enjoy reading about Jesus the Good Shepherd with your family this week. The Liturgy Pack is available on our Newsletter link.

St. Mary's Children's Liturgy Pack May Altar

This weekend is the first weekend of May. We think of Our Lady Mary during the month of May. We have provided a PDF document for you which will help you to make your very own May Altar at home. We would love if you could send us a picture of your beautiful May Altars either through our Facebook page (St. Mary's Church, Irishtown, Clonmel) or by sending us an email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We hope you enjoy making a personalised May Altar with your family for the month of May. It will  be a very special May Altar filled with love. The Liturgy Pack is available on our Newsletter link.

Due to the COVID19 Virus the Church will not be open at Mass times to the public.  But the public will be able to view the Masses and services online at www.churchservices.tv/clonmel or listen on the radion on 106.5FM.

The Church will be open for praying Monday to Saturday from 10.30am to approximately 6pm and on Sundays from 1pm to 6pm.  Please be aware of Social Distancing guidelines when coming into the Church.  Hand Santizer is available just inside the main door.

We apologise for any inconvenience but we hope you will join us by watching via the live stream.  The Parish Office will remain open as normal.

 

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.