Parish Newsletter 26th of April 2015


  • 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.
  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Danny Shields, Priory Park.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Connie Fitzpatrick, Taur.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Dan O’Sullivan, Barnacurra & deceased members of the O’Sullivan Family.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday – Mass at 10am.
  • Thursday – Liturgy of the Word @ 10am.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: OFFERTORY: €1,790.00,  SHRINES: €243.00,  DIOCESAN FUND : €000.00, TRÓCAIRE to date: €1,717.00. Sincere thanks for your generosity.

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  the last few boxes will be delivered during the next few days. Fr. Francis would like to thank those who delivered the boxes and also to all parishioners for your weekly contributions & support. 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 on 029-22679.

FRANCISCAN BROTHERS: Fr. Brian Johnson will visit Newmarket & Taur on 2nd & 3rd May as part of the co-ordinated Parish Promotions Programme and will speak at all masses about the work they do in Ireland, Kenya and Uganda.

FIRST FRIDAY: Next Friday, 1st May 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 next week.

TAUR CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS: Will take place from 15th to 17th May. A full list of events are listed on the church notice boards and on the invitation cards in both churches.

MONTHLY MASS: In honour of Pio of Pietrelcina will be celebrated in St. Joseph’s Church, Lismire on Wednesday, May 6th at 8pm. All welcome.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: St. Vincent De Paul will hold their church gate collection before masses next weekend, 2nd & 3rd May. Please give a little it will help a lot. Confidential helpline 087-9333212.

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: Cloyne Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday, 10th May . Bus will leave Newmarket town cross at 7.30am. Names please to Ellen on 029-60354.

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

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.

ALZHEIMER’S 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. Venue: CYMS Newmarket on Tuesday, May 5th from 10am to   12 noon. Please support.

CAKE SALE & COFFEE EVENING: In aid of Newmarket Girls’ School will take place  in the CYMS on Saturday, 25th April at 8pm. All   welcome.

SECRET GARDEN: Free gardening class on Sunday, 26th April @ 3pm – Success with Growing Tomatoes. Also, Poultry Sale from 2pm – 5pm. Tea Room Open.

SHORT BUT SWEET: A college-football coach was faced with the possibility that his star player might be failed in his exams, so he pleaded with the maths teacher not to fail the kid. “Tell you what, coach,” said the teacher, “I’ll ask him a question in your presence. If he gets it right, I’ll pass him.” The athlete was called in, and the teacher asked, “What’s two and two?” “Four,” replied the player. Frantically the coach cried, “Give him another chance! Give him another chance!”


“Bridges burn, tables turn, you live and you learn.” Konner Bradley

“Some old – fashioned things like fresh air and   sunshine are hard to beat. Laura Ingalls Wilder

“There are moments in all of our lives, when we are compelled to ask ourselves, how far are we willing to go for what we want?” Chuck Klosterman

“When you are in the final days of your life, what will you want? Will you hug the college degree in the walnut frame? Will you ask to be carried to the garage so you can sit in your car? Will you find comfort in rereading your financial statement? Of course not. What will matter then will be people. If relationships will matter most then, shouldn’t they matter most now?” Max Lucado

“If you have love in your life it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you don’t have it, no matter what else there is, it’s not enough.” Ann Landers

ONE SENTENCE SERMON: Most days my demons are silent, but when they talk, oh God, how they scream.

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: Darkness into Light is the annual fundraiser for Pieta House. This year walk/run takes place on Saturday 9th May.

Today, I’ll be the master of my emotions: If I feel depressed I will sing, If I feel sad I will laugh, If I feel ill I will double my labour, If I feel fear I will plunge ahead, If I feel inferior I will wear new garments, If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice, If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come, If I feel incompetent I will think of past success, If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals, Today, I will be the master of my emotions.