Parish Newsletter 22nd of February 2015



  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Jim & Lizzie Hickey, The Island.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Mary Murphy, Gortnaglough.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Maura Long, Island Road.
  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Mamie Murphy, Glenlara.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Special Intention.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Months mind mass for the late Hannah O’Sullivan, Demense Ave
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday – Mass at 10am.
  • Thursday – NO 10am Mass or Liturgy.

LAST WEEKEND COLLECTION: OFFERTORY: €1,730.00, SHRINES: €215.00, DIOCESAN FUND : €000.00, SPECIAL COLLECTION: €0,000.00. Sincere thanks for your generosity.

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.

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.

TRÓCAIRE BOXES: Trócaire Boxes are now available in the Church porch  and on the altar rails.

INVITATION: To a discussion on Marriage in light of the Bishops  Pastoral letter and the upcoming referendum will take place on Wednesday,25th at 8pm in Linn Gorm, Kanturk

FAMILY PRAYER BOOKLET: Is available in the Church porch and on the altar rails, please take one home with you.

PRO-LIFE EVENT: Will take place in Dublin on Wednesday, 11th March from 7pm to 8pm. Please support.

CLOYNE PARISH MISSION: Will be held from 9th to 12th March. International speakers: Sr. Briege McKenna & Fr. Kevin Scallon. See Church notice board for schedule.

PERMANENT DIACONATE: Bishop William Crean invites enquiries from married or single men aged between 30 years and 60 years who are interested in exploring becoming a deacon in the diocese of Cloyne. Please contact Fr. Bermingham on 021-4385105/087-6561048 or email

TAUR CHURCH CENTENARY: The next planning meeting will be held in Taur Church on Wednesday, 25th February at 7.30pm. All welcome.

CELEBRATION EVENING: Newmarket Communities will hold a celebration evening to recognise the achievements of our BT Young Scientists of Year, Eimear Murphy and Ian O’Sullivan in the CYMS hall at 8pm on Saturday, 28th February. Everyone welcome.

PUBLIC MEETING: In relation to the realignment of Garda District and the amalgamation of the Former Kanturk Garda District Area into Mallow District will be held in the Edel Quinn Hall on Thursday, 26th February at 8pm. Issues in relation to the policing of the local areas will be discussed. Supt. Pat McCarthy and Inspector Aileen Magner and local Sergeants will be in attendance.

CHRISTMAS SWIM: A cheque for €2,000 was recently presented to the Jack & Jill Foundation and a cheque of €6,256 to Marymount Hospice, proceeds of the Newmarket Christmas Day Swim 2014. Sincere thanks to all the swimmers who took part, to all who sponsored them and donated on the day.

A DAY AT THE MOVIES: The film ‘Big Hero 6’ will be shown on the big screen in the CYMS on Sunday, 22nd February at 3.30pm. Children €4. Parents free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

FIRST RESPONDERS MEETING: Has been organised for Tuesday, 24th February at 7pm in the CYMS in Newmarket.

ST. JOSEPH’S FOUNDATION: Require a preschool facilitator for the Newmarket area for 6 hours per week. Closing dates for applications is Friday, 6th March. Contact 063-89252 for details.

SHORT BUT SWEET: Because the younger children at Fr. John’s school often forgot their sins when they entered his confessional, he suggested that teachers have the students make lists. The next week when one child came to confession, Fr. John could hear him unfolding paper. The youngster began, “I lied to my parents. I disobeyed my mom. I fought with my brothers and…” There was a long pause. Then a small angry voice said, “Hey, this isn’t my list!”


“Are you going to be one of those guys who doesn’t quit until they find you dead in your office, face down in a pool of ink, surrounded by storyboards?”  Stan Lee

“You retain your health only so long as you are willing to forgive your stresses, shrug off adversity and adapt to new situations. Resistance to change always impedes the working of your immunity.”Robert Svoboda

“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.” J.R.R Tolkien

“Sometimes I look around my living room, and the most real thing in the room is the television. It’s bright and vivid, and the rest of my life looks drab. So I turn the damn thing off. That does it every time. Get my life back.”    Michael Crichton

“You can forget that other people carry pieces of your own story around in their heads. I’ve always thought – put together all those random pieces from everyone who’s ever known you, from your parents to the guy who once sat next to you on a bus, and you’d probably see a fuller version of your life than you even did while living it.” Deb Caletti

ONE SENTENCE SERMON: The past cannot be changed, forgotten, edited or erased; it can only be accepted.

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