Parish Newsletter 29th March 2015


  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Gerry McCarthy, Mountkeeffe.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Get Well Intention.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Eileen Hartnett, Pound Hill.
  • Taur @ 6.30pm:
  • Newmarket @8pm : Mary Feehan & Judy Scanlon,  Charleville Road.
  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Sheila Murphy, Guiney’s Terrace.
  • Sun 10.00am:
  • Sun 11.30am:     Teresa Hallinan, Scarteen & her parents Jack & Biddy.
  • Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday – Mass at 10am.
  • Thursday, Friday & Saturday – No 10am Mass.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: OFFERTORY: €1,770.00, SHRINES: €156.00, DIOCESAN FUND : €000.00, EMIGRANTS: €411.00. Sincere thanks for your generosity.

PARISH WEEKLY ENVELOPES: The envelope year commences on 3rd May 2015 and all boxes will be delivered to you a week in advance. If you have not received a box previously and would like to do so please contact the Parish Office on 029-22679 next week to arrange. These weekly contributions supports all the expenditure in both our churches. Thank you for your continuous support.

TAX REBATE SCHEME:  Please return your CHY3 form in the envelope provided before next Friday, 4th April. Thank you.

MONTHLY MASS: In honour of Pio of Pietrelcina will be celebrated in St. Joseph’s Church, Lismire on Wednesday, April 1st  at 8pm. All welcome.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: St. Vincent De Paul will hold their church gate collection before masses next weekend, 4th & 5th April.

HOLY WEEK CEREMONIES: 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.

SPRING COUNTRY STATION MASSES: Friday, 1st May @ 8pm: Mountkeeffe & Knockduff   at the home of Denis & Annemarie Lehane. Station & Easter Offerings – In your box of envelopes there are specific envelopes for Spring Stations and Easter Offerings. These can be placed in the baskets at mass or handed it into the parish office. Thank you for your continuous support.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS N.W.BRANCH: Will hold their AGM on Sunday, 29th March at   2pm in the J.O.K. Institute. All are welcome to attend and new volunteers are most welcome.

THANK YOU: The Parents Association of Newmarket Girls’ School would like to thank everyone who contributed to their recent church gate collection. A total of €810.30 was raised.

CLOCKS GO FORWARD: By one hour this weekend. Vigil mass time will remain at 7.30pm

SHORT BUT SWEET: An atheist was out fishing in Scotland, when all of a sudden a huge Dragon type Amphibian began to emerge from the water. With snarling teeth it slithered closer to the atheist. In desperation he cried out, “Dear God, Please save me” All of a sudden, the heavens opened and a deep voice said, “I thought you didn’t believe in Me.” To that the atheist responded, “Give me a break, two minutes ago I didn’t believe in the Loch Ness Monster either”


“Here are the two best prayers I know: ‘Help me, Help me, Help me’ and ‘Thank you, Thank you, Thank you’.” Anne Lamott

“I just don’t think I’m looking for the big moments in life anymore. It’s more the simple ones that make for a beautiful day now. Like the sun rising and the moon dancing and the wind singing and the leaves grooving, and kids laughing and music playing, butterflies twirling, heart-smiles staying…and me being present to witness all these little beautiful things. This is what makes for a happy and peaceful life, I’m sure.”   S.C. Lourie

“I do believe in a God, yes. But that’s as far as I want to discuss. If I get too detailed on some things that are personal like that, it gives people an easier way to alienate themselves from me and that’s all they are looking for now.” Timothy McVeigh

“You gotta try your luck at least once a day, because you could be going around lucky all day and not even know it.”    Jimmy Dean

“Changing the world is good for those who want their names in books. But being happy, that is for those who write their names in the lives of others, and hold the hearts of others as the treasure most dear.” Orson Scott Card

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.”    Coco Chanel

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: Praying Each Day  includes a reflection and prayer specific to each day of the year.

ONE SENTENCE SERMON: Sometimes you don’t get closure – you just move on.