Parish Newsletter 30th of November 2014



THIS WEEKEND:      Parish Mission


  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Tim & Julia O’ Connor,  Tureendarby.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Phil Browne, Kerry Road.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Dan & Nellie Daly, Duarigle.

FIRST FRIDAY: Next Friday, 5th December is First Friday. All masses will be offered as November masses for the dead. The sick of the parish will be visited by the Mission Team and Fr. Francis on Wednesday and Friday after 11.30am.

CONFESSION: At this Tuesday evening mission ‘ A Celebration of God’s Mercy’ experience confession with a difference. It’s also an opportunity for people to go to confession for Christmas. Seven priests will be in attendance.

THE ADVENT PRAYER TREE: This Advent & Christmas, the community wish to remember in their prayers those who will not be able to make it home for Christmas . A tree has been placed in the Church where people can write the name of those they would like to be remembered on the cards provided.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: St. Vincent De Paul will hold their church gate collection before masses next weekend, 6th & 7th of December. Please give a little it will help a lot. Confidential help line – 087-9333212.

CLOTHES COLLECTION: In aid of the Friends of Calcutta will take place in Newmarket Church Car park on Thursday, December 4th from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Please support this voluntary Irish charity. Enquires to Michael Hopkins on 087-9073074.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: OFFERTORY:  €1,872.00, SHRINES: € 119.00, DIOCESAN FUND : €000.00, SPECIAL COLLECTION: €000.00. Sincere thanks for your generosity.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS CEREMONY: Newmarket Development Association will hold a  turning on the lights ceremony on Friday, 5th December at 6.30pm at the West End. The youngest boy and girl in Newmarket schools will be doing the honours and there will be festive refreshments and carol singing.

NEWMARKET GIRLS SCHOOL: Will hold their Nativity play in St. Mary’s Church on Thursday, 11th December @ 7.30pm.

SEASONS EATING: A celebration of Christmas Day cooking with Author, Broadcaster and Chef Instructor Frank Moynihan will be held in Glash Community Centre on Wednesday, 10th   December. Seating for 7:45. Admission €10.

CHRISTMAS DAY SWIM: The 31st Annual Christmas Day swim takes place as usual in the Island Wood at 12.30pm. The chosen charity this year is the Marymount Hospice Homecare Team, with a donation also being made to the Jack & Jill foundation who provide hospice care for babies and young children. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Sponsorship cards from Mary Stack on 029-60444/087-9439612.

SHORT BUT SWEET: One morning a lame man struggled into a Catholic church. He stopped in front of the holy water font, splashed some on both legs, and then threw away his crutches. An altar boy witnessed the scene and rushed into the sacristy to tell the priest what he’d just seen. “Son, you’ve just witnessed a miracle!” the priest cried. “Tell me, where is this man now?” “Flat on his back over by the holy water,” the boy said.


“Your future is found in your daily routine. Successful people do daily what others do occasionally.” Paula White

“I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbour. Do you know your next door neighbour?” Mother Theresa

“You’ll be fine. You’re 25. Feeling unsure and lost is part of your path. Don’t avoid it. See what those feelings are showing you and use it. Take a breath. You’ll be okay. Even if you don’t feel okay all the time.”         Louis Ck

“Look for small victories and build on that. Each small victory, even if it is just getting up 5 minutes earlier, gives you confidence. You realize that these little victories make you feel great, and you keep going.”      Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Often in life, the most important question we can ask ourselves is: do we really have the problem we think we have?”        Sheri Fink

ONE SENTENCE SERMON: Why haven’t you seen a Lamborghini advertisement before? Because the people who can afford them aren’t sitting around watching TV!

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: . The Tyler Robinson Foundation fights for cancer patients. The Tyler Robinson cancer story has     inspired survivors and given hope to many.