Parish Newsletter 8th of February 2015



  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Diarmuid O’Brien, Meenatariffe.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Deceased members of the Finucane Family, Inchintotane & High Street.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Joseph Raleigh, Kerry Road.
  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Mary O’ Connor, Duarigle.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Murty O’ Keeffe, Glasheen.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Eugene O’ Sullivan, New Street.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday – Mass at 10am.
  • Thursday – NO 10am Mass or Liturgy.

Death: We offer our sincere sympathy and prayers to  the family of the late John Cottrell, High Street who  died last weekend. May he rest in peace.

LAST WEEKEND COLLECTION: OFFERTORY: €1,809.00, SHRINES: €301.00, DIOCESAN FUND : €310.00, SPECIAL COLLECTION: €0,000.00 Sincere thanks for your generosity.

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES: Takes place on Wednesday, 11th February and is also World Day of the Sick. During the 10am mass the sacrament of the sick will be offered to those who wish to receive it. We would welcome all the sick & elderly of the parish who are able to travel to attend the mass on the day.

LOURDES MASS: This years Lourdes Mass will take place on Friday, 13th February in St. Gobnait’s Church, Ballyvourney at 7.30pm. All welcome.

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.

CLOYNE DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGES 2015: Lourdes – 1st to 6th June 2015. Book with Joe Walsh Tours, 117 Patrick Street, Cork on 021-4277959. Knock – Sunday, 10th May. Parishes to make their own travel arrangements. 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.

HISTORIC GRAVES SURVEYING: IRD Duhallow is seeking to train communities in historic graveyard recording and publication. Would you like to get involved ? Volunteers from the area of Taur are asked to attend training on Friday, 27th and        Saturday, 28th February from 9.30am to 4pm. Please give your name to Mary Creedon on 029-60633.

ST. JOSEPH’S FOUNDATION: Will hold their annual Spring Fair on Sunday, 19th April . A meeting to discuss this event will take place  on Monday, 9th February at 8.30pm in St. Joseph’s Workshop, Bakers Road. Your help with his event would be greatly appreciated.

THURSDAY CLUB: Will recommence on Thursday, 12th February at 2pm in Castlecourt Community Centre. Existing and new members welcome.

TRAINING COURSE: On Buteyko Breathing Technique will commence in Glash School on Thursday, 12th February @ 7.30pm   for 3 weeks. For details and to book your place phone 087-2888840.

PITCH & PUTT COURSE: Newmarket Pitch & Putt course is a new state of the art course located on the grounds of the James O’ Keeffe Institute which will open in early March. For more   information and how to become a member on this newly renovated 18 hole course please contact 029-60633.

NEWMARKET LADIES FOOTBALL: The AGM for the Newmarket Ladies Football Club will take place on Tuesday, 10th February at 8pm in the Clubhouse. It is very important that all parents and players attend to ensure the continuation of the club.

NEWMARKET COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION: Will hold their AGM on Tuesday, 17th February at 8pm in the meeting room in Scanlon’s, Church Street. We are always   interested in some new members joining us and we have some posts to fill this year. It’s a good way to meet new people and get involved in the community. All are welcome.

SHORT BUT SWEET: A woman walking down a residential street, noticed a little old man rocking in a chair on his porch. She called out to him as she passed. “Hello there! I couldn’t help but notice how happy you look. What’s your secret for a long happy life?” “I smoke three packs of cigarettes a day,” he replied. “I also drink a case of whiskey a week, eat nothing but fast food, and never exercise.” “Wow!” The woman was amazed. “How old are you?” she asked. “Twenty-six,” he re­plied.


“I fill myself with love, and I send that out into the world. How others treat me is their path: How I react is mine.” Dr Wayne Dyer

“Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and trip.” John Locke

“The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning you’re not old.” Rosalyn S. Yalow

“Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy   solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.”    Jodi Picoult

“You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.”  Winston Churchill

“One day you will wake up and there won’t be anymore time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.” Paulo Coelho

ONE SENTENCE SERMON: Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: The Random Acts of Kindness Website aims to inspire others to practice kindness and pass it on.