Parish Newsletter 28th of December 2014




  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Billy O’Connor, Castlecourt.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Donal McAuliffe, Taur.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Joan & Jack Burke, Charleville Rd


  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Eileen Aherne, Emmet Place.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Michael & Hannah O’Leary, Glenamuckla
  • Sun 11.30am:     Special Intention.


  • Mon. 7.30pm:     Months mind mass for the late Denis McAuliffe, Newmarket & London.
  • Tues.10.00am:
  • Tues. 11.30am:   Connie & Catherine Curtin & their son Connie, Meelin.


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

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTIONS: OFFERTORY:   €3,178.00, SHRINES: € 202.00, DIOCESAN FUND :  €000.00, SPECIAL COLLECTION: €000.00. Sincere thanks for your generosity.


Baptism: We welcome into our Christian community, Daniel John O’Riordan

FIRST FRIDAY: Next Friday, 2nd January is First Friday. Both morning masses, Taur at 9am and Newmarket at 10am will be offered as November masses for the dead.

THANK YOU: Thank you to all who prepared Newmarket and Taur churches for Christmas and all who took part in the Christmas ceremonies. A special thanks to everyone who attended the ceremonies. Fr. Francis would also like to thank everyone for their kindness and generosity over the Christmas period, for your Christmas offerings and personal gifts and wish you all a very happy and peaceful 2015.

CLONFERT GRAVEYARD: Clonfert Graveyard Committee would like to thank everyone who supported them during 2014, especially the wonderful volunteers who gave their time so generously on our ‘clean up’ Saturdays.

Annual General Meeting: Will take place on Sunday, 11th 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 will be on sale over Christmas from Juvenile Committee Members. 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. Everyone is welcome.


  • Samaritans:              1850609090
  • Teen-Line:               1800833634
  • Life Suicide Prev.    1800247100
  • Console                    1800201890
  • Connect                   1800477477
  • Cura                          1850622626
  • St.Vincent De Paul  087-9333212

FAMILY: There’s a special kind of closeness, that a family only knows, That begins with childhood trust And deepens as you grow. There’s a special kind of happiness In sharing little things, The laughter, smiles and quiet talks That daily life brings. There’s a special kind of comfort In knowing your family’s there, To back you up, to cheer you up To understand and care. Of all the treasures life may bring Your family means the most,And whether near or far apart That love will hold you close.

MY WISHES FOR YOU FOR 2015! When you are lonely I wish you love. When you are down I wish you  joy. When you are troubled I wish you peace. When things look empty I wish you hope. May you be surrounded by Happiness, Peace and Joy always. Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

SHORT BUT SWEET: A little girl was pushing the limits of her mother’s very last nerve. Mom was nearing the end of a hectic season of cooking, cleaning, shopping, wrapping and church stuff in the days before Christmas. She was also nearing the breaking point with her little pre-schooler. Finally the little girl was bathed and ready for bed. As she knelt to say her prayers, Mom listened as her sweet three year old theologian “customized” her evening prayer, …And forgive us our Christmases, as we forgive those who Christmas against us!


“Your memory is a monster; you forget – it doesn’t. It simply files things away. It keeps things from you – and summons them to your recall with a will of its own. You think you have a memory, but it has you.” John Irving

“Destiny is a funny thing. You never know how things are going to work out. But if you keep an open mind and an open heart, I promise you will find your own destiny someday.”  Iroh

“Revenge is an admission of pain; a mind that is bowed by injury is not a great mind. The man who has done the injury is either stronger than you or weaker: if he is weaker, spare him, if stronger, spare yourself.”    Lucius Annaeuus Seneca

“Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.” Steven Irwin

“Everyone has a choice. Even if you’re trained to hate, you can choose tolerance. You can choose empathy.” Zak Ebrahim

ONE SENTENCE SERMON:  Having a rough morning? Place your hand over you heart, feel that? That’s called purpose, you’re alive for a reason, don’t give up!

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: 123NewYear offers Fifty amazing New Year Resolution 2015 ideas – there is surely one for you !