Parish Newsletter 17th of May 2015



  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Rita Walsh, Glenlara.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Centenary Mass.
  • Sun 11.30am:     John & Ellen Clifford & their daughters Mary & Helen.
  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Michael D. Lane, Commons.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Dan Kenneally, Glenlara.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Jerry Hubbard, Rylane.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday – Mass at 10am.
  • Thursday – Liturgy of the word at 10am.

LAST WEEKEND COLLECTION: OFFERTORY: €1,958.00, SHRINES: €162.00, DIOCESAN FUND :€000.00, TRÓCAIRE to date: €1,943.00. Sincere thanks for your generosity.

CLONFERT CEMETERY MASS: Thank you to everyone who prepared the cemetery, took part & attended at the mass last Thursday evening. It was a lovely occasion.

ADORATION: Next Friday, 22nd May people are welcome to come to the adoration chapel from 3pm to 9pm to pray for the Marriage Referendum.

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 at the back of the Church.

FAMILY TREE MASS: Will be held in Holy Cross Church, Charleville on Monday, 1st June at 3pm. Celebrant Fr. Eugene Barrett, OFM. All welcome.

PARISH RADIO: Parishioners who no longer require the use of the parish radio are asked to please return it to the parish office.

TAUR CHURCH CENTENARY: Sunday, 17th May at 10am: Mass will be celebrated by Most Rev. Bishop William Crean. Light refreshments served afterwards.

ISLAND CLEAN UP: As part of the tidy towns initiative all residents of The Island are invited to help make The Island a cleaner & better place for 2015. Meeting at the Kiln on Tuesday next May 21st at 7.30pm. All ideas & help welcome.

GLASH/TAUR TEXT ALERT: Has now been set up following a recent public meeting. Those interested in registering are asked to contact Michael on 087-7043184 or Eileen on 087-6770943  (7pm to 10pm)

MAYFAIR VINTAGE RALLY: In aid of Respite Care Centre will be held in Dromcollogher on Sunday, 17th May at 1.30pm. All welcome.

SHORT BUT SWEET: Desperate and lonely for female company, a frog telephoned a psychic telephone service to find out what his future held. The person on the other end    of the line said, “You will meet a beautiful young woman who will find you very interesting and want to know all about you.” Excited and amazed, the frog asked excitedly, “That’s wonderful! Where    will I meet her? At work? At a party?” “No,” said the psychic. “In a biology class.”

  • “Many powerful people don’t want peace because they live off war. Some powerful people make    their living with the production of arms. It’s the industry of death.” Pope Francis
  • “Some people are old at 18 and some are young at 90….time is a concept that humans have created.” Yoko Ono
  • “The three most harmful addictions are heroin,   carbohydrates and a monthly salary.” Nassim Taleb
  • “When nothing seems to help, I go and look at the stonecutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps 100 times without so much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the 101st blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone on before.” Jacob Riis
  • “Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress.” Richard Branson
  • “Sometimes the greatest messages come out of the greatest messes.” Steve Maraboli
  • “Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time. Some people bear all three – All that they have had, All they have now, and All they expect to have,” Edward Hale

ONE SENTENCE SERMON: Life is not a private affair – A story and its lessons are only made useful if shared.

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: Journey of Hearts was designed to be a Healing Place with resources and support to help those in the grief process following a loss or a significant life change.

‘I WORRIED’ I worried a lot. ‘Will the garden grow, will the rivers flow in the right direction, will the earth turn as it was taught, and if not how shall I correct it? Was I right, was I wrong, will I be forgiven, can I do better?
Will I ever be able to sing, even the sparrows can do it and I am, well, hopeless. Is my eyesight fading or am I just imagining it, am I going to get rheumatism, lockjaw, dementia? Finally I saw that worrying had come to nothing. And gave it up. And took my old body and went out into the morning and sang.”