Parish Newsletter 1st of March 2015


  • Sat.  7.30pm:    Mamie Murphy, Glenlara.
  • Sun 10.00am:   Sam Tarrant, Newmarket & Kilburn
  • Sun 11.30am:   Months mind mass for the late Hannah O’Sullivan, Demense Ave
  • Sat.  7.30pm:    Con & Ellen O’Callaghan & Family, Kippagh.
  • Sun 10.00am:
  • Sun 11.30am:   Johnny Lane, The Island,Kathleen Lane & Nora Langston.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday – Mass at 10am.
  • Thursday – Liturgy of the Word @ 10am.

Wedding: Congratulations to Fiona Brosnan and Paudie Breen who married last weekend.

Baptisms: We welcome into our Christian community Donncha Jones, David O’Neill & Alex Wardas.

Death: We offer our sincere sympathy and prayers to  the family of the late Patie Walsh, Lower Road who  died last weekend. May he rest in peace.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: OFFERTORY: €1,956.00, SHRINES: €279.00, DIOCESAN FUND : €000.00,  SPECIAL COLLECTION:€0,000.00. Sincere thanks for your generosity.

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. All other country station area masses will be held in the church. Dates will be notified next week. Station Offerings – In your box of envelopes there are specific envelopes for each station during the year. If you are unable to attend your station mass you may place this envelope in the baskets at mass or hand it into the parish office. Thank you for your continuous support

FIRST FRIDAY: Next Friday, 6th March is First Friday. Both morning masses, Taur at 9am and Newmarket at 10am will be offered as November masses for the dead. The sick of the parish will be visited on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

GARMENT OF SUFFERING: Parishioners who would like to have a patch added to the Garment of Suffering for Holy Week are asked to please place it in the box provided in the church   before Friday, 13th March.

MONTHLY MASS: In honour of Pio of Pietrelcina will be celebrated in St. Joseph’s Church, Lismire on Wednesday, March 4th at 8pm. All welcome.

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.

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

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

CARDS: Signed St. Patrick’s Day mass bouquets are now available from the parish office along with all other mass cards.

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.

IRISH COFFEE MORNING: St. Patrick’s Day annual coffee/tea morning will take place at Hourigan’s Lounge, High Street on Tuesday, 17th March. This years proceeds are being divided between the Irish Cancer Society & Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital. Please support.

DAFFODIL DAY 2015: Will be held on Friday, 27th March. Your help & support will be greatly appreciated.

SECRET GARDEN: A series of free gardening classes begins on Sunday, 1st March ‘ Getting started in the veg garden’.

SHORT BUT SWEET: A man calls up this very rich man in the community and says, “Our records show that you have never given to our charity and we were wondering if you would like to donate?” The rich man replied, “Does your record show I have an elderly mother who was left penniless when my father died, a disabled brother who is unable to work, or a widowed sister with small children who can barely make ends meet?” “No, sir, our records don’t show those things.” “Well, if I don’t give to them, what makes you think I would give to you!”


“You need to let your anger out. Not by punching people or using bad language. Use your anger to get your dreams to come true. Don’t hold back because then one day you’re going to explode, burst. So run five miles. Write a song. Ride your bike as hard as you can. Dance as you won’t have legs the next day. Be free. Feel free.” S.R.

“I’ve survived a lot of things, and I’ll probably survive this.”   J.D Salinger

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”  Michael Altshuler

“We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here now with the power to shape your day and your future.” Steve Maraboli

“Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.” Joan Crawford

“It’s too big a world to be in competition with everybody else, the only guy I have to get better than is who I am right now.” Colonel Potter

ONE SENTENCE SERMON: Never think that what you have to offer is insignificant – there will always be someone out there that needs what you have to give.

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK:  A website that aims to stop out of control drinking.