Parish Newsletter 5th of April 2015

5th April : EASTER SUNDAY.

  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Sheila Murphy, Guiney’s Terrace.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Special Intention.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Teresa Hallinan, Scarteen & her parents Jack & Biddy.
  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Michael J. Lane, Commons.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Nancy Lane, Taur.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Hannah O’Doherty, Knockduff & her daughter Maureen Temple.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday – Mass at 10am.
  • Thursday – No 10am Mass or Liturgy of the Word.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: OFFERTORY: €1,697.00, SHRINES:  €148.00, DIOCESAN FUND : €000.00, SPECIAL COLLECTION: €000.00. Sincere thanks for your generosity.

Death: We offer our sincere sympathy and prayers to  the family of the late Mary O’ Leary, Guineys Terrace who died this weekend. May she rest in peace.

PARISH OFFICE:  Will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday, 6th April .

THANK YOU: Fr. Francis would like to thank everyone who prepared Newmarket and Taur churches for Easter and all who took part in the Easter ceremonies. A special thanks to everyone who attended the ceremonies. Fr. Francis would also like to thank you for your kindness and   generosity with your Station and Easter offerings and wish you a very happy Easter.

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.

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

ADORERS WANTED: Would you consider giving one hour a week to reflect and pray in the Adoration Chapel. If interested please contact Mary on 087-1364590.

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND: Will be held from 17th to 19th April at the Cork    International Hotel. For information visit or phone 086-8334382.

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC: Will be held in Coláiste Treasa, Kanturk on Wednesday, 8th April from 3pm to 5pm & 7pm to 9pm. Help to cope with the increasing demand from hospitals and patients in the region.

CLOTHES COLLECTION: In aid of the Friends of Calcutta will take place in Newmarket Church car park on Wednesday, April 8th from 1pm to 3pm. Please support this voluntary Irish charity. Enquires to M. Hopkins on 087-9073074.

BOHERBUE COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL:  Will hold an Assessment Test for incoming First Year students 2015/2016 in the school library on Saturday, 18th April 2015 from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Students should arrive at the school before 9.15am on the day.

OPEN MEETING :  Tidy Towns lift off meeting will be held on Tuesday 7th April @ 8pm in the CYMS hall, all welcome to attend. We need as many representatives from the various areas as possible.  Lets all pull together and help brighten, maintain and enhance  the community we live in !  For more information check out our Town Development facebook page.

SECRET GARDEN: Will hold a free Gardening Workshop on Sunday 5th April @ 3pm – Growing Salads, Peas & Beans. The talk will take place in the veg garden so please wear outdoor clothing & footwear. All welcome.

DVD: Compiled by Duhallow Ancestry on the Aldworth Family of Newmarket Court is available for sale at O’Flynn & Tobin or contact Lisa on 087- 9848428 to purchase a copy. Cost €10.

SHORT BUT SWEET: Michael, the local vicar at St Mary’s, is talking to one of his parishioners. Michael remarks, ‘When   you get to my age you spend a lot more time thinking about the hereafter.’ ‘Why do you say that?’ enquires the parishioner. Michael, the pastor replies, ‘Well, I often find myself going into a room and thinking what did I come in here after.’


“Just because you’ve got a mind like a hammer doesn’t mean you have to treat everyone else like a nail.” Terry Pratchett

“‘Sometimes’ said Pooh, ‘the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.’” A.A Milne

“I hope you’re proud of yourself for the times you’ve said ‘yes’, when all it meant was extra work for you and was seemingly helpful only to somebody else.” Mr. Rogers

“The old Lakota was wise. He knew that a man’s heart, away from nature, becomes hard. He knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans, too. So he kept his children close to nature’s softening influence.” Luther Standing Bear

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face,” Mike Tyson

“The truth is you don’t know what is going to    happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing  is guaranteed.” Eminem

ONE SENTENCE SERMON: Many things aren’t equal but everyone gets the same 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – we make time for what we truly want !

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: Christian inspiration.

THE JELLY BEAN POEM: Red is for the blood He gave,  Green is for the grass He made, Yellow is for the sun so bright, Orange is for the edge of night, Black is for the sins that were made,White is for the grace He gave, Purple is for the hour of sorrow, Pink is for the new tomorrow,  A bag full of jelly beans, colourful and sweet,  A prayer, a promise, An Easter treat.