Parish Newsletter 3rd of May 2015.



  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Danny Shields, Priory Park.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Connie Fitzpatrick, Taur.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Dan O’Sullivan, Barnacurra  & deceased members of the O’Sullivan Family.
  • 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.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – Mass at 10am.
  • Thursday – NO 10am Mass or Liturgy of the word.
  • Saturday – First Holy Communion Mass @ 11am

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: OFFERTORY: €2,082.00,  SHRINES:€133.00, DIOCESAN FUND: €000.00,  TRÓCAIRE to date: €1,850.00. Sincere thanks for your generosity.

WELCOME: To Br. Brian Johnson of the Franciscan Brothers who will speak at all masses this weekend about the work they do in Kenya & Uganda.

PARISH ENVELOPES: The new envelope year commences this weekend. If you have not received a box of envelopes and would like to do so please contact the parish office on 029-22679.

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: Cloyne Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday, 10th May . Bus will leave Newmarket town cross at 7.30am. Names please to Ellen on 029-60354.

TRÓCAIRE: This years Lenten Campaign to Trócaire will be forwarded to the diocese next weekend. Any outstanding  boxes can be handed into the sacristy or parish office.

PARISH OFFICE: Will be closed on Monday next, 4th May.

TAUR CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS: Will take place from 15th to 17th May. A full list of events are listed on the church notice boards and on the invitation cards in both churches. Next planning meeting on Wednesday, 6th May @ 7.30pm.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: 2nd class pupils of both our primary schools will receive their First Holy  Communion next Saturday, 9th May at 11am. We wish all of them every blessing on this most joyous occasion in their young lives. Please keep them in your prayers. There will be no 10am mass on Saturday morning.

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.

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 this special mass.

ST. PIO OF PIETRELCINA MASS: In Lismire church has been rescheduled from next Wednesday, May 6th to Wednesday, May 13th due to parish novena.

TEXT ALERT NETWORK: For Newmarket & Taur is now up an running. If you signed up at the recent meeting you will have received a message welcoming you to the network, if you have not received this message and would like to sign up for a cost of €10 please contact a member of the Town Development Committee. We need to look out for each other and help reduce crime in our area.

ALZHEIMER’S TEA PARTY: Join us for Tea & delicious bakes as we raise funds for our local services who help those and their families living with dementia. Venue: CYMS on Tuesday, May 5th from 10am to 12 noon.

THANK YOU: The Parents, Staff and Pupils of Newmarket Girls School would like to thank everyone who supported their recent cake sale, it is very much appreciated. The evening was a great success.

PUBLIC MEETING: In relation to preventing crime will be held at Glash community centre on Tuesday, 5th May at 8pm. Members of the gardai and security will be in attendance. Please support.

SECRET GARDEN: Sustainability Day will be held on Sunday, 3rd May from 1pm – 6pm. All welcome.


“To find the air and the water exhilarating, to be thrilled by the stars at night, to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life.” J Burroughs

“A person being “too busy” is a myth. People make time for the things that are really important to them!” Mandy Hale

“Enjoy every sandwich.” Warren Zevon

“Everybody has something that chews them up, and for me, that thing was always loneliness. The cinema has the power to make you not feel lonely, even when you are.” Tom Hanks

“Our minds are like crows. They pick up everything that glitters, no matter how uncomfortable our nests get with all that metal in them.”  Thomas Merton

“The worst thing in life you can become is cynical. Cynical is like concrete….and nothing grows in concrete.” Carlos Santana

ONE SENTENCE SERMON: Most of the problems in life are because of two  reasons: we act without thinking or we keep thinking without acting.

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: . Is a group set up to say exactly that, ‘mothers and fathers matter’

SHORT BUT SWEET: A student sat through an exam. The teacher supervising said time up but still the student carried on. The teacher said; “Hand your exam paper in now or I’m not going to accept it.” Still the student carried on. Thirty minutes later the student got up and stood before the teacher. The teacher looked at him and said; “I am not going to accept your paper. It is late”. The student looked the teacher in the eye and said; “Do you know who I am?” The teacher replied “No, and I don’t really care!” For a second time the student said; “Do you know who I am?” For a second the teacher replied “No!” The student replied; “Good!” He then lifted the stack of exams, stuffed his paper in the middle, and ran out of the room.