Parish Newsletter 19th of July 2015.


  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Frank Cogan, Killowen.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Theresa Goggin. Granavoraig.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Months mind mass for the late Maria O’ Dea, Priory Park.
  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Thady O’ Connor, Commons.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Mary Geraldine Noonan, Taur.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Dermot Linehan, Clonfert.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday – Mass at 10am.
  • Thursday – Liturgy of the Word at 10am.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: OFFERTORY: €1,838.00,  SHRINES: €252.00,  DIOCESAN FUND : €000.00, SPECIAL COLLECTION: €000.00.  Sincere thanks for your generosity.

Baptism: Welcome into our Christian community Baby Libby Mae O’Doherty.

Deaths: We offer our sincere sympathy and prayers to the families of the late Joan O’ Keeffe, Scarteen and Mossie Kenneally, Island Road who died recently. May they rest in peace.

MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGE: From September 2nd to September 9th. Pilgrimage accompanied by Spiritual directors. Contact Pat on 029-60221 or 087-2505528 for more details.

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL: Will take place from 13-16th August in Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co.Tipperary. For young people aged 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic Faith and meet many new people. Donation only. See or phone 01-6753690.

ST. BENEDICT’S PRIORY, COBH: Opportunities to share the life of their community for women discerning a vocation to religious life. Contact Mother Prioress on 021-4811354.

THE PRIORY INSTITUTE: Theology Matters ! Study theology from home or in a classroom setting. Application deadline is 21st  September 2015. Phone 01-4048124 or email

IRD DUHALLOW CYCLING SPORTIVE: The IRD Duhallow Cycling Sportive will take place on Saturday 25th July commencing from the James O’ Keeffe Institute, Newmarket. There are 3 routes to choose from on the day; 40km, 70km and a 110km. For further details please contact 029-60633. Entry fee €35.

90th ANNIVERSARY: Newmarket Girls School are planning their 90th year celebration and are hoping to put together a nostalgic trip down memory lane for its past pupils. If you have any old photo’s, stories or memorabilia from the school we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Catherine McCarthy on 086-38338059 or Norma Stritch or email the school at

SCULLY FEST 2015: Will run from 7th to 10th of August with live music sessions, workshops, drama, indoor market, food, street museum, drama and recitations.

SHORT BUT SWEET: A grandmother told her granddaughter, “Tomorrow, we’re going to Sunday school” ‘I don’t like Sunday school,” said the granddaughter. “We need to learn more about God,” replied the grandmother. The granddaughter said, “I learned about Him last week.” “I’ve been going to church all my life, and I haven’t learned enough,” said the grandmother. The granddaughter replied, “Well, maybe you weren’t paying attention!”


“I am waiting for the apologies you owe yourself, the beg for forgiveness to the body that has kept you alive. Too often you point your fingers at the flaws you think you find, too often you tear down when you should appreciate. Tell your legs you love them for the roads they have walked you down, tell your arms how thankful you will remain for all they’ve helped you carry. I cannot abide the insults thrown at the body that holds you; each piece is perfect and deserves to be told so.” Tyler Knott Gregson

“Alone isn’t a bad place to be, especially when it’s the alternative to distrust and unhappiness.” Carolyn Brown

“Of all the paths you take in life make sure a few of them are dirt.”  John Muir

“Look for three things in a person – intelligence, energy and integrity. If they don’t have the last one, don’t even bother with the first two.” Warren Buffet

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” John Lennon

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” David Brinkley

“We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing. We worry too much. We don’t allow our bodies to heal, and we don’t allow our minds and hearts to heal.”  Thich Nhat Hanh

ONE SENTENCE SERMON: A child is like a butterfly in the wind….some can fly higher than others, but each one flies the best it can.

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: First Things First is an organisation dedicated to strengthening family values.

NEVER STOP: Never stop caring about the little things in life, Never stop dreaming or give into strife , Never stop building bridges that leads to better tomorrow, Never stop trying or give into sorrow, Never stop feeling amazed at the beauty that surrounds you, Never stop hearing the music or give into the blues Never stop smiling and look forward to each new day ,Never stop shining in your own special way.

BE A WINNER: The Winner is always part of the answer, The Loser is always part of the problem. The Winner always has a programme, The Loser always has an excuse. The Winner says ‘Let me do it for you’ The Loser says ‘That is not my job’ The Winner sees an answer for every problem, The Loser sees a problem in every answer. The Winner sees a green near every sand trap, The Loser sees two or three sand traps near every green. The Winner says ‘It may be difficult,but it is possible’ The Loser says ‘ It may be possible, but it’s too      difficult’.