Parish Newsletter 4th January 2015




  • 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 :   Special Intention.
  • Tues. 11.30am:   Connie & Catherine Curtin & their son Connie, Meelin.


  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Nancy Hayes, Charleville Road.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Willie Francis Fitzpatrick, Taur.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Special Intention.


  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday – Mass at 10am.
  • Tuesday – Feast of the Epiphany at 11.30am.
  • Thursday – Liturgy of the Word at 10am.

FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY: Tuesday, 6th January is the Feast of the Epiphany and     a holy day of obligation.Vigil mass, Monday 5th @ 7.30pm and Tuesday @ 10am in Taur and 11.30am in Newmarket.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTIONS: OFFERTORY:€1,927.00, SHRINES: € 383.00, DIOCESAN FUND : €000.00, SPECIAL COLLECTION:€000.00. Sincere thanks for your generosity.

Baptism: We welcome into our Christian community, Dylan McAuliffe.

Death: We offer our sincere sympathy and prayers to  the family of the late Ned Murphy, Leamington Spa and formerly of Taur who died recently. Funeral mass will take place in Taur Church on Monday, 5th January at 1pm.

GLASH SCHOOL: The newly refurbished Glash school will be officially opened on Sunday the 11th of January at 3pm. Music and light refreshments will be served . 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.

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 are on sale 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.

SHORT BUT SWEET: Two members of the parish council were discussing their pastor’s preaching. “His homilies are like chickens with their heads cut off,” one said. “Whenever you think his homily is done, it just jumps back up and heads off in another direction.”


“When you’re a little kid, you’re a bit of everything; Scientist, Philosopher, Artist. Sometimes it seems like growing up is giving these up one at a time.”Kevin Arnold

“I have buried bodies of the deceased of different ages, sizes, and weights. Those small bodies I’ve been burying since yesterday felt much heavier than any of the big ones I’ve buried’  Peshawar gravedigger [Pakistan]

“Merry Christmas to all. A Pagan holiday {B.C.} becomes a Religious holiday {A.D.}. Which then becomes a shopping holiday {USA}.”            Neil De Grasse Tyson

“A man cannot remake himself without suffering for he is both the marble and the sculptor.”     Alexis Carrel

“I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And he replied, “Go into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”       Minnie Louise Haskins

ONE SENTENCE SERMON: Young people can run fast – but old people know  the way.

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: – With homelessness being in the news a lot recently find out about the   Simon community and how they help the homeless.

I AM THE NEW YEAR……. I am the new year. I am an unspoiled page in your book of time.I am your next chance at the art of living.I am your opportunity to practice what you have learned about life during the last twelve months. All that you sought and didn’t find is hidden in me,  waiting for you to search it but with more determination. All the good that you tried for and didn’t achieve is mine to grant when you have fewer conflicting desires. All that you dreamed but didn’t dare to do, all that you hoped but did not will, all the faith that you claimed but did not have ……these slumber lightly, waiting to be awakened by the touch of a strong purpose.I am your opportunity to renew your allegiance to Him who said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’” I am the New Year.

MY WISHES FOR YOU MY FRIEND IN 2015: Great beginning for January – Love for February, Peace for March – No worries for April,  Fun for May – Joy for June and July, Achievements for August, Harmony for September, Good fortune for October & November, Happiness for December.