Parish Newsletter 22nd of March 2015



  • 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.
  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Gerry McCarthy, Mountkeeffe.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Get Well Intention.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Eileen Hartnett, Pound Hill.


Baptisms: Welcome into our Christian community   Gemma Enright & Cara Weathers.

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS: Will take place on Monday 23rd March, Tuesday 24th March & Friday 27th March due to Holy Week.

SPRING COUNTRY STATION MASSES: 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. Friday, 1st May @ 8pm: 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 & Charleville Road. Wed. 25th March :  Church Street, Emmet Place,   Pound Hill, Priory Park, Lower Road.


Palm Sunday – 29th March – Usual Sunday masses.

Monday to Wednesday – Usual 10am Mass.

Wednesday, 1st April – Blessing of the Oils Mass in St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh at 7.30pm.

Holy Thursday, 2nd April – Taur @ 6.30pm. Newmarket @ 8pm. All Eucharistic ministers are asked to sit together near the top of the Church for the renewal of commitment of Eucharistic Ministry. Quiet hour of reflection from 11pm to 12 midnight in Newmarket.

Good Friday, 3rd April – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at St. Mary’s,  Newmarket at 3pm. Stations of the Cross: Taur at 5pm and Newmarket at 7.30pm.

Holy Saturday,  4th April -Easter Vigil in St. Mary’s at 7.30pm. Candles will be available in the Church.

CONFESSIONS: Sunday, 29th March : Penitential Service in St. Mary’s at 7.30pm. Good Friday: Taur – After 5pm Stations of the Cross.Newmarket – After 7.30pm Stations of the Cross. Holy Saturday: Newmarket @ 11am.

EVENING PRAYER: With the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown will be take place in The Church of the Resurrection, Mallow at 8pm on Wednesday, 25th March.

ROSARY: For the youth will be held at the grotto on Thursday, 26th March at 8.30pm.

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

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

FIRST RESPONDERS: In Kanturk and   Newmarket are looking for volunteer committee members and voluntary first responders. Training provided. Call 085-1800606.

NEWMARKET DRAMA GROUP: Presents ‘A Skull in Connemara’ in Meelin Hall on 22nd, 27th & 28th March at 8pm.

DAFFODIL DAY 2015: Will be held on Friday, 27th March. Please support.

SHORT BUT SWEET: A father and his son were seated at the dining room table, while the mother was finishing the final     preparations on the family’s dinner. While the father and son were seated, the father asked the son if he would say the prayer for the meal. The youngster nodded his head, and said that he would pray. The mother placed the last of the meal on the table, and sat down. The boy looked around the table at the food for a moment, and began to pray. He said, “God, I’m not sure what it is. But thanks anyway. And I’ll still eat it.”


“One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life. Edward Butler

“You are not a graveyard. Stop opening your arms to those who are only looking for a place to rest their tired bones.” Pavana

“An adventurous life does not necessarily mean climbing mountains, swimming with sharks or   jumping off cliffs. It means risking yourself by  leaving a little piece of you behind in all those you meet along the way.”               Shawna Grapentin

“Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories.” John Wilmont

“Almost everything worthwhile carries with it some sort of risk, whether it’s starting a new business, whether it’s leaving home, whether it’s getting married, or whether it’s flying in space.” Chris Hadfield

“You’re either part of the problem, or part of the solution, you get to choose.”Eldrige Cleaver

ONE SENTENCE SERMON: The greatest distance in the world is just 14 inches ….from the mind to the heart….. its most difficult to manage the balance between them!

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: A website that contains different Stations of the Cross.