Parish Newsletter 7th of June 2015


  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Exam Mass.
  • Sun 10.00am:     D.D. Cronin, Glenamuckla.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Noel O’Mahony, High Street.
  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Johnny Enright, The Island.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Dan & May Cahill, Taur.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Barry Buckley, recently deceased.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday – Mass at 10am.
  • Thursday – Liturgy of the Word at 10am.

Wedding: Congratulations to Eoin O’Connor and Catriona Flaherty who were married recently.

Deaths: We offer our sincere sympathy and prayers to  the families of the late Donie O’ Sullivan, Castlecourt   and Marie O’ Dea, Priory Park who died recently. May they rest in peace.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: OFFERTORY: €1,796.00,  SHRINES:€158.00, DIOCESAN FUND : €000.00, TRÓCAIRE to date: €2,076.00. Sincere thanks for your generosity.

EXAM PRAYER: God stay close to me today, Guide my study and light my way. Ease my nerves and comfort me, With peace and love so tenderly. May I remember the things I need And understand all I study and read. May I strive to give my best And do myself justice in each test. May the topics I know and like appear On the exam paper to lessen my fear. And during the moments I may feel stressed I’ll try to remember the ways I’m blessed. And if there are times that I feel at sea Help me to trust that you’re here with me. Amen.

CORPUS CHRISTI:The Corpus Christi procession will take place immediately after 11.30am mass this Sunday. The route for the procession is up the Island Road and into Castlecourt for Benediction and final blessing.       Everyone welcome.

NEWMARKET PARENT & TODDLER GROUP:Will host an Ice Cream fun morning in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland on Wednesday, 17th June from 10.30am to 12.30pm in the CYMS hall. Everyone welcome. Please support. The parent & toddler group meet every Wednesday morning and it is a great social gathering for both children and parents.

MYSTERY TOUR:The Thursday Club’s annual mystery tour will take place on Thursday, 25th June departing at 9am. A fun day out is planned. If interested please give your name and deposit of €20 to Kathy Daly or Ellen O’Reilly. Everyone is welcome. In the meantime, the Thursday Club continues with their social afternoons in Castlecourt and all are welcome.

SAFEGUARDING OF CHILDREN :Newmarket and Taur Safeguarding Childrencommittee continues to develop and maintain the Parish Policy Statement, Guidelines, Roles & Responsibilities for the protection and safety of vulnerable adults and children when participating in parish based activities. A copy of same can be viewed in the church sacristy and in the parish office. The six person committee, consisting of the Parish Priest, 3 Parish Safeguarding Representatives and 2 committee members meet regularly to monitor, review and promote the Safeguarding of children. Names and phone numbers of our three Parish Representatives and the designated officers are available on the church notice board. A new certificate dated May 2015 certifying that the Parish of Newmarket & Taur is fully complaint with the Safeguarding requirements of the Diocese of Cloyne is now on display in the dedicated notice board in the Church porch. Log onto for more info.

IRD DUHALLOW SUMMER CAMPS: Little Chefs: 6th July – 10th July. 9am to 2.30pm. Duhallow Nature Detectives: 13th – 17th July. 9am to 2.30pm. Laugh & Learn: 20th – 24th July. Aimed at primary school children with learning difficulties. Little Chefs & Little Gardeners: 27th – 31st July. 9am to 2.30pm. Pitch & Putt: 4th – 7th August. 9am to 1pm. For 5th & 6th class students. For full details contact Stephanie on 029-60633.

SHORT BUT SWEET: A wife called out and asked her husband to help her with a very difficult jigsaw puzzle that she could not figure out how to get started. Her husband asked, “What is it supposed to be when it’s finished?” She replied, “According to the picture on the box, it’s a tiger.” He went into the kitchen and saw the puzzle spread all over the table. He studied the pieces for a moment, then looked at the box, turned to her, and said, “No matter what we do, we’re not going to be able to assemble these pieces into anything resembling a tiger. Now, let’s put all these Frosted Flakes back in the box.”


“If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.” Earnest Hemingway

“Relationships follow the lost and found principle.  If you’re taken for granted, they will lose you to the person who will find and appreciate everything about you.” Dodinsky

“When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.” Tecumseh

“You can plan a pretty picnic, but you can’t predict the weather.” Outkast

“I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.” Abraham Lincoln

“To succeed in life, you need 3 things: A Wishbone, A Backbone and A Funny Bone.” Reba McEntire

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: Avoid Cramming the night before an exam, make sure you get a good night sleep and … Exercise: Regular exercise is an excellent way of coping with stress. Also includes many more helpful tips.