Parish Newsletter 24th May 2015.

24th May – Pentecost Sunday:

  • Sat. 7.30pm:        Michael D. Lane, Commons.
  • Sun 10.00am:      Dan Kenneally, Glenlara
  • Sun 11.30am:      Jerry Hubbard, Rylane.
  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Tot Lane, New Street.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Peg Collins, Glenamuckla.
  • Sun 11.30am:     William O’Flynn, Barleyhill.

MORNING MASS TIMES NEXT WEEK: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday – Mass at 10am. Thursday – Liturgy of the Word at 10am.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTIONS: OFFERTORY: €2,372.00, SHRINES: €96.00, EPISCOPAL : €442.00, TRÓCAIRE to date:€1,963.00. Sincere thanks for your generosity.

CORPUS CHRISTI: The Corpus Christi procession will take place on Sunday, 7th June after 11.30am mass. The proposed route for the procession is up the Island Road and into Castlecourt for Benediction and final blessing.

TAUR CHURCH CENTENARY: Thank you to everyone who organised, participated and attended the celebrations in the Church of the Holy Spirit last weekend. It was a great occasion for our community. A follow up meeting will be held on Wednesday, 3rd June at 7.30pm in Taur Church.

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. The youth choir will sing at this special mass.

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 ACCOUNTS – 2014 Parish Collections: Door – €97,964. Shrines – €11,311. Missalettes – €1,395. Donations – €221.   Parish Mission – €5,103. CYMS Rental – €814. Insurance (Storm Damage) – € 40,257. Diocesan Collections: Monthly Diocesan Collection – €4,078. Immigrants – €594. Retired Priests – €607. Holy Places – €635. Trócaire – €1882. Episcopal    Conference – €377. Peter’s Pence – €451. Seminarians – €596. Social & Family Affairs – €374. Missions – €535. Loan Received in October 2014 – €50,000. Revenue Rebate from CHY3 forms- €18,326.18. Payments – Church Repairs (storm damage) €31,398. Heating & Lighting – €12,354. Church Requisites – €1,951. Wages – €21,523. Parish Admin – €26,376. Taur Renovations- €79,255. Courses/Hospitality – €3,124. Shrines – €2,844. CYMS Repair  – €20,089. Repair to Parish Houses – €3,500. Insurance – €7,840. Parish Office – €1,058. Missalettes – €1,822. Bank Charges – €983.40. Cemetery expenses – €350. Donations – €2,830. Loan Repayments – €3,148. Parish Contribution to (a) Diocesan Funds (5%) – €5,249 (b) Sick & Retired Priests – €7,354. Closing Balance: €40,053. Thanks to all for your continued generosity and support.

HISTORIC GRAVES OF DUHALLOW: To conclude the recent phase of training a closing ceremony will be held on Wednesday, 27th May at 7.30pm in the JOK Institute. Results of the training will be presented.

BRÚ COLUMBANUS: A 10k fundraising trek will take place on Saturday, 6th June in Kenmare to raise much needed funds for Brú Columbanus. Brú Columbanus provides “home from home” accommodation for the relatives of seriously ill patients in Cork Hospitals and Hospice. Registration is €20 . Phone 021-4345754.

CUL CAMP: This years Cul Camp will take place from Monday, 17th to Friday, 21st August from 10am to 2pm daily.

SHORT BUT SWEET:  A mother walked into her teenage son’s makeshift weight room and watched him work out on the bench press. After seeing him move through several heavy repetitions, she asked, “Why is it you can lift nearly two hundred pounds, but you can’t pick up your clothes?


“One evening at dinner, realizing that he had done nobody any favour throughout the entire day, he spoke these memorable words: “My friends, I have wasted a day.”” Emperor Titus

“If you are lucky to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.  John Irving

“The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.” Jean-Paul Sartre

“Time to improve is limited. The clock is always on and doesn’t care if you don’t feel like it. Someone else does and they’re passing you by.” William James Moore

“Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air…..but only for one second without hope’ Hal Lindsey

“Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever finally comes to realize that nothing really belongs to them.”  Paulo Coelho

ONE SENTENCE SERMON: Life is a book, some chapters are sad, some are happy and some are exciting, but if you never turn the page you will never know what the next chapter has in store for you

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: If going to the seaside, cutting the lawn or cutting silage check out the forecast on this reliable website.