Parish Newsletter 15th February 2015



  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Mary O’ Connor, Duarigle.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Murty O’ Keeffe, Glasheen.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Eugene O’ Sullivan, New Street.
  • ASH WEDNESDAY – 18th February.
  • 9am (Taur):        Special Intention.
  • 10.00am:            Special Intention.
  • 7.30pm:              Months mind mass for the late Lillie O’ Donovan, Meens and her husband Eamonn.
  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Jim & Lizzie Hickey, Island Road.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Mary Murphy, Gortnaglough.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Maura Long, Island Road.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday – Mass at 10am.
  • Thursday – Liturgy of the Word at 10am.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: OFFERTORY: €1,777.00, SHRINES: €110.00, DIOCESAN FUND :€000.00, SPECIAL COLLECTION:€0,000.00. Sincere thanks for your generosity.

Death: We offer our sincere sympathy and prayers to  the family of the Daniel Joseph Murphy, The Island who died last weekend. May he rest in peace.

ASH WEDNESDAY: Wednesday, 18th February is Ash Wednesday and the   beginning of the season of Lent. It is a day of fast and abstinence. Ashes will be blessed and distributed at 9am mass in Taur, at 10am & 7.30pm mass in Newmarket. Each morning of Lent the rosary will be recited at 9.40am commencing on the 18th.

CLOYNE LENTEN REFLECTIONS: Will take place in the central locations of Charleville, Youghal & Blarney. Please see the Church notice board for full details. Concluding night will held in Mallow on 25th March at 8pm with the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown.

TRÓCAIRE BOXES:  Trócaire Boxes are now available in the Church porch & on the altar rails. Please take one home .

SPRING COUNTRY STATION MASSES: Wednesday, 4th March @ 8pm: Coolagh, The  Commons, Meenatariffe, Gortnaglough & Toureencormack at the home of Tony & Lena Finnegan. Friday, 27th March @ 8pm: Clonfert, Curraduff, Castlemcauliffe & Lisdangan East at the home of  Joan & Carmel Fleming. Any other families interested in hosting a station mass are asked to contact Breeda in the parish office on 029-22679 to make the necessary arrangements.


  • Lourdes – 1st to 6th June 2015. Book with Joe Walsh Tours, 117 Patrick Street, Cork on 021-4277959.
  • Knock – Sunday, 10th May.
  • Fatima – 9th to 16th September. Contact Pilgrimages Abroad Lauri Duffy Travel, Dublin on 01- 6359300.

MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGES: May 20th and September 2nd. Both pilgrimages accompanied by Spiritual directors. A deposit now secures discounted price. Contact Pat on 029-60221 or 087-2505528.

CAN YOU HELP? Enable Ireland, Cork is looking for Volunteers to assist with the annual Enable Ireland Church Gate Collection in Newmarket & Taur on Saturday and Sunday, 21st & 22nd February 2015. Please contact the fundraising office on 021-4294434 if interested.

NEWMARKET GIRLS SCHOOL: If your child is commencing school in September 2015, please contact the school before Friday, 27th February on 029-60723 during school hours.

GLASH COMMUNITY CENTRE EVENTS: AGM: Will be held on Sunday, 22nd of February at 6pm. COOKERY CLASS: Under the instruction of Frank Moynihan  is proposed to commence in February. Enrolment at 8pm on Wednesday, 18th February. STYLE & FUN EVENING: With Joan Cashman,  colour and image academy will take place on Friday, 20th February at 8pm. Tickets €10 from local shops or contact Jer on 087-2783781.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOC: Will hold their AGM on Tuesday, 17th, February at 8pm in the meeting room in Scanlon’s, Church Street. It’s a good way to get involved in the community. All are welcome.

CALLING ALL O’KEEFFE’S: To attend a meeting to discuss the holding of a Clan Rally in 2016. A meeting will be held on Tuesday, 17th February at 8pm in Dromagh Community Centre. More information from 087-2550333.

SHORT BUT SWEET: A chicken and a pig were walking past a church building one day when they noticed the Sunday morning sermon posted on the outside bulletin board, “Helping the Poor.” They walked away when the chicken suddenly came across with a suggestion. “Brother pig, why don’t we give all the poor people a nice breakfast of ham and eggs?” The pig thought a moment and replied, “That’s all right for you to say because for you it is only a contribution, but for me, it’s total commitment!”


“I would rather be alone with dignity than in a relationship that requires me to sacrifice my self respect.” Mandy Hale

“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.” Dalai Lama

“A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“We are so obsessed with doing that we have no time and no imagination left for being. As a result, men are valued not for what they are but for what they do or what they have – for their usefulness.”  Thomas Merton

“I believe that the human spirit is indomitable. If you endeavour to achieve, it will happen given enough resolve. It may not be immediate, and often your greater dreams  is something you will not achieve within your own lifetime. The effort you put forth to anything transcends yourself, for there is no futility even in death.” Monty Oum

ONE SENTENCE SERMON: Being broken hearted is kind of like having broken ribs – from the outside it looks like everything is fine, but every breath you take hurts .

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: Aims to give you a brief outline of meditation within the Christian tradition and keep you up to date on the activities of Christian Meditation Ireland.