Parish Newsletter 15th March 2015



  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Thomas Enright, Duarigle.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Get Well Intention.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Mary O’Riordan, Demense Ave.
  • ST. PATRICK’S DAY: 17th March
  • Mon.  7.30pm:    Patrick Spratt, Dungarvan.
  • Tues 10.00am:    Special Intention.
  • Tues 11.30am:    Chris O’Callaghan, Knocktoosh.
  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Frank Moynihan, Duarigle.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Months mind mass for the late Patie Walsh, Lower Road.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Joanie Buckley, Scarteen Street.
  • FEAST OF ST. PATRICK:  Tuesday, 17th March is the Feast of St. Patrick, the   Principal Patron Saint of Ireland. Mass times will be   the same as Sunday.
  • Vigil Mass (Monday ) :   Newmarket @ 7.30pm
  • St. Patrick’s Day :         Taur @ 10am  Newmarket @ 11.30am

LAST WEEKEND COLLECTIONS: OFFERTORY: €2,012.00, SHRINES: €288.00, DIOCESAN FUND :€000.00, SPECIAL COLLECTION:€0,000.00. Sincere thanks for your generosity.

SPRING COUNTRY STATION MASSES: Saturday, 21st March @ 10am: In St.Mary’s Church. Inchintotane & Toureendarby, Glenlara & Relahan, Blueford, Barnacurra, Ballyduane & Lisdangan West, Commons, Meens & Mountlake.Scarteen Upper&Lower Wednesday, 25th March @ 7pm: In Taur Church Taur, Glenamuckla & Glountane McElligott. Friday, 27th March @ 8pm:  Clonfert, Curraduff, Castlemcauliffe & Lisdangan East at the home of  Joan & Carmel Fleming. Saturday, 28th March @ 10am: In St. Mary’s Church Gooseberryhill, Meenishal & Barleyhill. Killowen,  Priory & Barleyhill Lower. Duarigle, Knockatullera & Gurranawarrig. The Island & Liscongil. Date to be confirmed: Mountkeeffe & Knockduff at  the home of Denis & Annemarie Lehane.

TOWN STATIONS: In St. Mary’s at 10am. Monday, 23rd March : Main Street, Kerry Road,   Island Road, Castle Court, Orchard Avenue, Avenue Demense, New Street & West End. Tuesday, 24th March: High Street, Scarteen Street, Scarteen Road, Cill Ard, Guiney’s Terrace, Barry’s, Murphy’s & Verling Places, Clanaulie Close, Wed. 25th March : Church Street, Emmet Place, Pound Hill, Priory Park, Lower Road.

PENITENTIAL SERVICE: Will be held in St. Mary’s Church on Sunday, 29th  March at 7.30pm. Four priest’s will be in attendance.

YOUTH CHOIR: Will sing at the vigil mass on Saturday, 21st March. New members most welcome.

CHY3 FORM: Parishioners who received a CHY3 form by post      for completion are asked to please return it in the   envelope provided by next Friday, 20th March.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE: Newmarket Town Development would like to invite everyone to take part in this year’s St. Patrick Day Parade. Parade starts at 12.30pm sharp. Live music played from members of The Scully School of Music throughout the event. A great community event.

IRISH COFFEE MORNING: St. Patrick’s Day annual coffee/tea morning will take place at Hourigan’s Lounge, High Street on Tuesday, 17th March. Please support.

NEWMARKET DRAMA GROUP: Presents ‘A Skull in Connemara’ by Martin McDonagh on March, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 27th & 28th at 8pm sharp in Meelin hall. All ticket sales from March 20th go towards ‘The Ott Fund’. Please support.

SECRET GARDEN: Will hold a free ’Know your Onions’ gardening class on Sunday 15th at 3pm. Phone 029-60084 or log onto for details.

CYMS AGM: Will be held on Monday, 23rd March at 8.30pm.

MOTHER’S DAY: Little children can come up with some very  interesting ideas to celebrate Mother’s Day. Here are some of the best! Angie, 8 years old, wrote: “Dear Mother, I’m going to make dinner for you on    Mother’s Day. It’s going to be a surprise. P.S. I hope you like pizza & popcorn.” Robert wrote: “I got you a turtle for Mother’s Day. I hope you like the turtle better than the snake I got you last year.” Eileen wrote: “Dear Mother, I wish Mother’s Day wasn’t always on Sunday. It would be better if it were on Monday so we wouldn’t have to go to school.” Little Diane wrote: “I hope you like the flowers I got you for Mother’s Day. I picked them myself when Mr. Smith wasn’t looking.” And from Carol “Dear  Mother, Here are two aspirins, have a happy Mother’s Day!”

SHORT BUT SWEET: For weeks a six-year-old lad kept telling his first-grade teacher about the baby brother or sister that was expected at his house. One day the mother allowed the boy to feel the movements of the unborn child. The six-year old was obviously impressed, but made no comment. Furthermore, he stopped telling his teacher about the impending event. The teacher finally sat the boy on her lap and said, “Tommy, whatever has become of that baby brother or sister you were expecting at home?” Tommy burst into tears and confessed, “I think Mommy ate it!”


“We cannot concern ourselves with what was. We must act on what is.” Monk Gyatso

“If you want to see what a society really believes in, look at what the biggest buildings on the horizon are dedicated to.” Joseph Campbell

“The wound is the place where the light enters you.” Rumi

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” Nora Roberts

“For the past 33years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” Steve Jobs

ONE SENTENCE SERMON: Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don’t always like.

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK:  Helping to put Jesus back at the heart of Easter.