Parish Newsletter 23rd November 2014




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


  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Parish Mission
  • Sun 10.00am:     Parish Mission
  • Sun 11.30am:     Parish Mission


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

LAST WEEKEND COLLECTION: OFFERTORY: €2,137.00 , SHRINES: € 309.00, DIOCESAN FUND : €000.00, SOCIAL & FAMILY: €374.00 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.

THANK YOU: Fr. Francis would like to thank the families who hosted the Autumn Station in their area and parishioners for their generous station offerings.

PARISH MISSION – 30th NOV to 5th DEC :  Welcome to Fr. Seamus Enright of the Redemptorist Mission Team speaking at all masses this weekend in preparation for our week long Parish Mission commencing next weekend, 30th November . A reminder to all community groups taking part in the opening night, a rehearsal will take place this Wednesday night, 26th November at 8pm in St. Mary’s Church. Each group is asked to bring with them a symbol of their club/organisation/business.  Also, A big thank you to all who helped to distribute the Parish Mission invitation to every home in the area.

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 shops.

THE ALDWORTH FAMILY: Following the recent exhibition by Duhallow Ancestry, The Aldworth Family of Newmarket is now available to purchase on DVD for €10.  It is available at the Post Office and O’Flynn & Tobin in Newmarket or contact Lisa on 087 9848428.

SENIOR CITIZEN EXERCISE CLASS: Will commence in Castlecourt, Island Road on Wednesday, 26th November at 11am.  €5 per class. For more information contact Patricia O’ Reilly on 087-2613973.

SHORT BUT SWEET: The night was dark and the Catholic marine on guard duty was having a hard time staying awake. He jarred himself awake several times, but finally gave in and fell asleep. With a start, he opened his eyes to find the camp chaplain, standing in front of him. Thinking quickly, the marine quickly lowered his head again and said loudly, “Amen!”

SOME THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK:  “I’ve learned that things change, people change, and it doesn’t mean you forget the past or try to cover it up. It simply means you move on and treasure the memories. Letting go doesn’t mean giving up….it means accepting that some things weren’t meant to be.”      Lisa Brooks

“From every wound there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says I survived.”  Fr. Craig Scott

“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.”  Charles Schulz

“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.” Erma Bombeck

“Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world.” Steve Jobs[Co-founder of Apple computers]

ONE SENTENCE SERMON: Every bad situation will have something positive…even a dead clock shows correct time twice a day! Stay Positive!

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: Every single one of us will experience tough times in our lives.   is a place to learn about     mental health, and how to support yourself and the people you love.