Parish Newsletter 19th of April 2015


  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Paddy & Kathleen Coleman,Priory Park.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Julia Bodie, Glenamuckla.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Kitty McCarthy, Priory Park.
  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Eily O’ Connell, The Island & her sister Jo Murphy.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Kathleen Clifford nee Lane Inchintotane & Bermingham.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Teresa Eardley, Pound Hill.

MORNING MASS TIMES NEXT WEEK: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday – Mass at 10am. Thursday – Liturgy of the Word @ 10am.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: OFFERTORY: €1,906.00,  SHRINES: €565.00,  DIOCESAN FUND : €000.00, SPECIAL COLLECTION: €000.00. Sincere thanks for your generosity.

SPRING COUNTRY STATION MASSES: Friday, 1st May @ 8pm: Mountkeeffe & Knockduff   at the home of Denis & Annemarie Lehane.

PARISH WEEKLY ENVELOPES: The envelope year commences on 3rd May 2015 and your new box will be delivered during the next two weeks. Please note a new envelope number has been allocated to you , this does not effect your previous  contributions. This years box will cover an 8 month period – May to December and then a new box will be delivered in December for the year 2016. This is to   bring our collection into line with the tax year – January to December. If you do not receive a box of envelopes and would like to do so please contact the Parish Office

LEGION OF MARY: Are looking for volunteers to join their group in Newmarket. If interested please contact Ellen on 029-60354 or 087-1332161.

TRÓCAIRE BOXES: Please return your Trócaire Box to either the sacristy or the parish office during the coming week. Thanks.

TAUR CHURCH CENTENARY- 15th to17th May The next planning meeting will be held in Taur Church on Wednesday, 22nd April at 7.30pm. All welcome. Photograph’s of past Priests of the parish and a group photograph of the 2004 confirmation held in Taur Church are also sought. Please hand them into the Parish Office.

CLONFERT CLEAN UP: The monthly clean up of Clonfert cemetery will recommence on Saturday, 25th April from 10am to 1pm. The group look forward to welcoming back all helpers from the past and look forward to meeting new volunteers. Your help and support is greatly appreciated.

INVITATION TO ALL ADORERS: To come and join the 3rd annual pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday April 26th.The newly refurbished shrine is the only Eucharistic shrine in the world. Talk on the Eucharist by Fr. John Harris at 1.15pm in the Basilica. Holy Mass at 3pm,  chief celebrant and homilist Most Rev Michael Smith, Bishop of Meath. Bus arranged. Please contact Tom Dennehy 087- 6468658 or Betty Murphy 087-2572064.

CHORAL CONCERT: With Denmark’s Choir Húsakórid & The Duhallow Choral Society will be held on Friday, 1st May at 7.30pm in the Church of  the Immaculate Conception, Boherbue. Tickets €10. Booking essential. Enquiries to 029-60633.

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY: Daffodil Day 2015: Proceeds amounted to €4,390, which helps in the fight against cancer through research and the many free cancer services provided. Coffee Morning: Total amount collected on St. Patrick’s Day was €1,850. A contribution of €1,000 was made to our Lady’s Hospital for sick children and the remainder to the Irish Cancer Society. Easter Chicks: Sold locally amounted to €1,000 was donated to Mercy Hospital Cancer Research Unit, Cork & Mary Mount Hospice. Thank you to everyone for your generous donations and contributions to these very worthy causes.

NEWMARKET BOYS’ SCHOOL:  Will present a ’Feast of Drama’ on Thursday next, April 23rd, in the church at 8pm sharp. They have been working for many weeks with local drama teacher, Michael O’Halloran & their class teachers, and the enthusiasm and commitment to this production is remarkable. Each class grouping will produce an amazing act for your enjoyment,  beginning with the infants who will feature an original treatment of some their favourite nursery rhymes. This will be followed by 1st-2nd class, who will present a slightly zany take on well loved nursery rhymes called ‘Nursery Crimes’. 3rd & 4th will produce the humorous play ‘Robbing Hood and the Island Wood’. The night will conclude with a mind-blowing grand finale of ‘Noah’s Ark’ presented by 5th & 6th class. All those who are  interested in coming to support the boys, or in enjoying an hour out are more than welcome on the night.

ALZHEIMERS TEA PARTY: Join us for Tea & delicious bakes as we raise funds for our local services who help those and their families living with dementia. CYMS Newmarket, Tuesday May 5th from 10am to 12 noon.     Your support would be greatly appreciated.


“Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.”  David Allen

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” Anne Lamott

“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal.” Rumi

“There are no bad children. There are bad choices. There are bad moments. There are bad days. There are bad situations. But there are no bad children.” L. R. Knost

“God is able to take your life, with all of the heartache, all of the pain, all of the regret, all of the missed opportunities, and use you for His glory.”  Chuck Swindoll

ONE SENTENCE SERMON: Sometimes I forget putting myself first isn’t selfish, but necessary !

SHORT BUT SWEET: A teacher was giving her pupils a lesson in   logic. “Here is the situation,” she said. “A  man is standing up in a boat in the middle of a river, fishing. He loses his balance, falls in, and begins splashing and yelling for help. His wife hears the commotion, knows he can’t swim, and runs down to the bank. Why do you think she ran to the bank? “A little girl raised her hand and  suggested, ” ‘To draw out all his savings?”

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