Parish Newsletter 10th of May 2015



  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Jeremiah & Mary Moynihan, Liscongil & deceased members of the Moynihan Family.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Matty Noonan, Taur.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Dan Joe O’ Connor, Island Road.
  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Rita Walsh, Glenlara.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Centenary Mass.
  • Sun 11.30am:     John & Ellen Clifford & their daughters Mary & Helen.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday – Mass at 10am.
  • Thursday – NO 10am Mass or Liturgy of the word.

Wedding: Congratulations to Deirdre O’ Reilly and Patrick O’ Brien who were married recently.

IS JESUS CALLING YOU? Vocations afternoon from 1.30pm – 4.30pm on Saturday 16th May for women discerning a religious vocation at the Poor Clare Monastery, College Road, Cork. For further info. Email:

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: Congratulations to the 34 children from both our primary schools who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday morning. It was a lovely family & community celebration and the children took part in a wonderful way. Many thanks to their class teachers Norma Stritch and Humphrey Murphy who did so much to prepare the  children and to everyone who helped in any way to make the day a special occasion for the children.

TAX REBATE SCHEME: Please return any outstanding CHY3 forms to the parish office during the coming week. Thank you.

TAUR CHURCH CENTENARY 15th -17th May:  Weekend Celebrations includes: Friday,15th @ 7.30pm : Concelebrated mass in the newly refurbished church. Mass will be offered for all the deceased members of the community followed by refreshments and light entertainment. Saturday, 16th @ 1pm: A historical walk beginning at the church. Sunday, 17th @ 10am: Sunday mass celebrated by Bishop William Crean. Light refreshments served afterwards. Also on Friday, 15th May Rev. Canon Gerard Casey will launch Donal Murphy’s latest book ’ A history   of Taur Church’ immediately after the 7.30pm mass.

CLONFERT CEMETERY MASS: The annual open air mass in Clonfert cemetery will  be celebrated on Ascension Thursday, 14th May at 7.30pm. Please inform family members who now   live outside the parish and would like to attend.

INVITATION: To all involved in Eucharistic Adoration to attend the annual Day of Prayer & Reflection on Saturday, 16th May beginning with 10am mass in St. Mary’s church, Mallow followed by guest speakers in the Hibernian Hotel, lunch and Holy hour at 2pm.

EXAM MASS: For all Leaving Cert & Junior Cert student’s will be held on Saturday, 6th June at 7.30pm in St. Mary’s church. Exam students, family & friends are welcome to attend. If you or a member of your family are doing state exams this year, please write the students name on the sheet provided in the Church Porch.

FRANCISCAN BROTHERS: Br. Brian Johnson would like to thank the people of Newmarket & Taur for the warm welcome he received last weekend and for your generosity towards their mission work. To date a total of €2,586 has been collected.

ST. PIO OF PIETRELCINA MASS: Will be held in Lismire church on Wednesday, 13th May at 8pm. All welcome.

THANK YOU: A total of €400 was raised at the Alzheimer’s tea party in CYMS last Tuesday. A huge thanks to all those who supported in any way. This money will  go towards local services helping those and their families living with dementia.

KNITTING & CROCHET GROUP: Meet every Friday morning in Newmarket Library @ 10.30am to knit, crochet or just have a chat ! Recently they finished the worthwhile project of knitting cardigans and hats for premature babies in  the CUH. On Friday, 15th & 22nd May, Amanda Wright will present a Spring inspired craft workshop. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free. Register on 029-61090 for craft workshops.

  • “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”  T. S. Eliot
  • “Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.” Jessica Hoang
  • “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” Mark Twain
  • “If you’re ever in a situation where you’re next to a loved one on their deathbed, there are four things you should say to them: I love you, Thank you, ask for forgiveness and forgive them, and Goodbye for now.” College Professor of Philosophy
  • “This is the real secret of life – to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” Alan Watts
  • “If we knew each other’s secrets, what comfort we would find.” John Churton Collins

ONE SENTENCE SERMON: If you want to fly you must give up what weighs  you down !

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: . With summer approaching Irish Water Safety     contains advice for safety around water.

SHORT BUT SWEET: ‘A cartoon pictured a little boy kneeling in    prayer. Obviously disgruntled with the results  of his prayers, he was saying, “Aunt Harriet hasn’t gotten married, Uncle Hubert hasn’t any work, and Daddy’s hair is still falling out…   I’m getting tired of praying for this family  without getting any results.”

MAY GOD BLESS YOU: With sunshine to warm you, When the world seems cold. With smiles to cheer you, When the road seems long. With bright stars in the sky, When the way seems dark.