Parish Newsletter 16th of November 2014




  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Sonny Collins, Boherbue.
  • Sun 10.00am:
  • Sun 11.30am:     Dan & Catherine Fleming, Priory Park.


  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Dan Culloty, Orchard Avenue.
  • Sun 10.00am:
  • Sun 11.30am:     Jim Fleming, Lower Road &  his son Jay.


  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday – Mass @10am.
  • Thursday – Liturgy of the Word

AUTUMN COUNTRY STATION MASSES: Friday, 21st November @ 8pm: Gooseberry Hill, Meenishal & Barley Hill at the home of Kieran & Helen Linehan.

BAPTISM: We welcome into our Christian community Aoileann Marie Dennehy.

LAST WEEKEND COLLECTION: OFFERTORY:  €1,772.00, SHRINES: €291.00, DIOCESAN FUND :  €000.00, SPECIAL COLLECTION:  €000.00. Sincere thanks for your generosity.

REMEMBRANCE MASS: For those who died over the past 12 months will be  offered in St. Mary’s Church on Friday, 28th November at 7.30pm. During the mass a family member will be invited to come forward to light a memorial candle. If a member of your family died outside the parish please   contact Breeda in the Parish Office on 029-22679 and they will be included in the mass. Refreshments will served in the CYMS hall afterwards.

PARISH MISSION – 30th NOV to 5th DEC : Newmarket & Taur Parish will host our Mission during the first week of December led by the Redemptorist Mission Team. There will be various times of celebration and prayer with Masses each morning and  an evening mission each day on different themes. An     invitation will be delivered to each home over the coming week giving you the full list of events and times of masses etc.  On Wednesday, 3rd December an all night vigil will be held commencing at 9pm until 7am on Thursday 4th December – Would you like to take an hour to reflect and pray? If so please write your name opposite your station area in the sheet located in the Church Porch – Times are areas were selected from a draw last Wednesday night attended by Parishioners. Also, log onto and visit our new parish page for more details.

TAUR CHURCH CENTENARY: A planning meeting will be held in early December in preparation for the centenary celebration of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Taur next year. More details next week.

NEWMARKET CREDIT UNION: Will hold an open night on Thursday the 20th November 2014 at 7.30pm for anybody who wishes to volunteer for the Board of Directors or Committees. This is an opportunity for members interested in volunteering to increase their knowledge of the role. If interested please phone the office 029-60426.

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC: Will be held in Coláiste Treasa, Kanturk on Wednesday, 19th November from 4pm to 5.30pm & 7pm to 9pm. Please come along and donate blood and help us cope with the increasing demand from hospitals and patients in the region. Donor line 1850731137.

GLENLARA GAA ANNUAL SOCIAL: Takes place on Saturday, 22nd November in the Killarney Heights Hotel. Music by High Country. Adults €30 & Children €20 .

FASHION SHOW: The Parents Association of Newmarket Boys School will hold a festive fashion show in the Hiland on Thursday, 27th November @ 8pm. Tickets available in local shops.

KANTURK GARDA STATION: New opening hours commencing on Monday 17th November are as follows: Monday to Saturday 12noon to 8pm & Sundays from 1pm to 2pm. In case of an emergency contact 999/112.

SHORT BUT SWEET: A couple of volunteers from the St Vincent de Paul Society were delivering holiday goodies to some neighbours during a terrible blizzard. When they arrived at the home of two sisters who were well into their nineties, they were surprised to see the women pulling their car out of the garage. When asked where they were going in such a storm, they smiled and replied, “We’re going to visit the elderly.


“I instantly realized that everything in my life that I’d thought was unfixable was totally fixable –   except for having just jumped.” Ken Baldwin (Golden Gate Bridge jump survivor)

“We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are.”  Calvin & Hobbes

“The world doesn’t need a new definition for    Christianity, it needs a new demonstration of it.”  Jarrid Wilson

“The most confused we ever get is when we try to convince our heads of something our hearts know is a lie.”   Karen Moning

“You said “I love you” I said it too. The only      difference is I didn’t lie to you.”   Swag Tacular

ONE SENTENENCE SERMON: Smooth seas don’t make skilful sailors!

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