Parish Newsletter 11th of January 2015


POPES INTENTIONS: Universal: Peace – That those from diverse religious traditions and all people of good will may work together for peace. Evangelisation: Consecrated Life – That in this year dedicated to consecrated life, religious men and women may rediscover the joy of following Christ and strive to serve the poor with zeal.


  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Nancy Hayes, Charleville Road.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Willie Francis Fitzpatrick, Taur.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Special Intention.
  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Eileen & Paul Kingston.
  • Sun 10.00am:
  • Sun 11.30am:     Deceased members of the McAuliffe & Twomey Family, Newmarket & Meelin.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday – Mass at 10am.
  • Thursday – Liturgy of the Word at 10am.


LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTIONS:   OFFERTORY: €1,765.00, SHRINES: € 461.00, DIOCESAN FUND : €384.00, SPECIAL COLLECTION:  €000.00. Sincere thanks for your generosity.

SPRING LENTEN STATION MASSES: As the season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 18th February it is again time to arrange the Lent Station Masses. Families wishing to host a Station Mass in their area are asked to contact Breeda in the Parish Office on 029-22679 to make the necessary arrangements.

GETTING MARRIED?: Couples intending to marry must give three months notice to the state. Please contact the Mallow office, 3 West End, Mallow on 022-50230 to arrange. Also, a pre marriage course must be completed. ACCORD offers courses at local centres. For more information log onto or phone 025-31899.

BAPTISMS IN THE PARISH : Baptisms take place on pre-arranged dates i.e. 1st Sunday of each month at 12.15pm and on the 3rd Saturday at 4pm. Please contact the parish office on  029-22679 to book your baptism.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK: Takes place from January 25th to 31st. This years theme is Catholic Schools: Called to Serve. For more  information log onto

SAFEGUARDING OF CHILDREN: If a person has a concern/allegation regarding child abuse, contact Tusla on 022-54100, your local garda station or the Diocesan Designated Liaison Person, Mr. Bill Meagher or the Deputy Designated Liaison Person, Fr. Patrick Winkle on 086-0368999. The following   services are also available: Towards Healing -1800303416, HSE National Helpline -1850241850

GLASH SCHOOL: The newly refurbished Glash school will be officially opened on Sunday, 11th January at 3pm. Entertainment & refreshments provided. All welcome.

GET FIT IN 2015: A combination of Aerobics, Circuit Training and floor exercises for both men and women will commence in Glash school on Tuesday, 13th January for 8 weeks. Cost €50. Contact John Hartnett, Duhallow Fitness on 086-3969981 for further details.

INFORMATION EVENING: Are you worried about obesity, excess weight,    diabetes or your general health? Grove Health Spa invites you to an information evening on Wednesday, 14th January @ 7.30pm. Grove Health Centre in collaboration with the Dept. of Public Health U.C.C has proven that health lifestyle changes can result in sustainable weight loss & improved health. Call 022-25518 to book your free place for the 14th or join our 10 week programme commencing 20th/21st Jan. Take that first step to a healthy 2015.

Annual General Meeting: Will take place on Sunday, 18th January in the Clubhouse at 6.30pm. All are welcome to attend. A Victory Celebration: Will be held in the Hi-land on Friday, 23rd January at 7.30pm to mark their fantastic year in 2014.    Tickets for this event are on sale at the AGM. Ticket Prices include meal + disco. Adults €10 (hot meal) & Juveniles €7 (finger food). Medal presentations will be made by a special guest on the night to U8/10/12/14/16 & minors. Great night assured.

NEW YEAR CLASSES IN THE CYMS: Kangoo: 087-2155404 – Patsy. Metafit: 087-7526209 – Alan. Foroige: 087-7657977 – Marie.Unislim: 087-3950063 – Eileen. Fitzgerald Academy of Dance  : 087-2155404 – Christine. Mangan School of Dance: 087-6407122– Nora. Nolan School of Dance: 086-3516386 – Julie. Parent & Toddler Group: 087-9592585 – Alison. To book the CYMS contact 087-7771994 and follow us on Facebook @ Newmarket CYMS.

SHORT BUT SWEET: It was a great day for a great Irish wedding when Mike Murphy and Maureen Muldoon tied the knot. Everyone in the village was there. To kick things off at the reception, the DJ yelled, “OK now, will all you married guys go stand next to the one person who has made your life worth living.” All the men went and stood next to their moms!!

SOME THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK: “Often, it’s not the terrorist act that changes the world, it’s the response of the victims that does.” Dan Carlin

“Just because your pain is understandable, doesn’t mean your behaviour is acceptable.” Steve Maraboli

“The most important thing in life is to stop saying ‘I wish’ and start saying ‘I will’. Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities.”  David Copperfield

“In your day, surround yourself with people who love you, motivate you, encourage you and just make you feel good about being you.” Brigitte Nicole

“Everything we do is a choice. Oatmeal or cereal.   Highway or sidestreets. Kiss her or keep her. We make choices and live with the consequences. If someone gets hurt along the way, we ask for forgiveness. It’s the best anyone can do.” Ned the Piemaker

ONE SENTENCE SERMON: What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it !

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: – For the ups and downs of pregnancy and parenting.