Parish Newsletter 26th of August 2015


  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Thady O’ Connor, Commons.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Mary Geraldine Noonan,  Taur.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Dermot Linehan, Clonfert.
  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Jay Fleming, Scarteen.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Sheila Fitzpatrick, Taur.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Denny & Mary Browne,  Guiney’s Terrace.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday – Mass at 10am.
  • Thursday – Liturgy of the Word at 10am.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: OFFERTORY: €1,906.00, SHRINES: €237.00,  DIOCESAN FUND : €000.00, PETER’S PENCE: €512.00. Sincere thanks for your generosity

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.

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

ST.VINCENT DE PAUL: Will hold their Church gate collection before masses next weekend, 1st and 2nd August. Please give a little it will help a lot. Confidential helpline is 087-9333212.

AUTUMN STATION MASSES: Families wishing to host a Station Mass in their area are asked to contact the Parish Office on 029- 22679 to make the necessary arrangements.

SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH: Will celebrate the Feast of St. Mary MacKillop with mass on August 7th at 5pm in the James O’ Keeffe Institute . Past pupils and friends are very welcome to attend.

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. A full list of  events can be found at                                  

IRD AGM: IRD Duhallow will hold their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 29th July 2015 at 8pm   at the James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket. The Directors of IRD Duhallow in recognition  of the strong role local communities and businesses play in the success of the Company are holding an open meeting with all members of Communities, Voluntary Groups and Businesses invited to attend.

SECRET GARDEN: A Poultry Sale at the Secret Garden, Newmarket will take place on Sunday 26th July from 2pm to 5pm. Tea Room open, lots of summer colour in stock. For more information call 029 60084 or

SHORT BUT SWEET: Six year old Molly complained to her mother that her stomach hurt. Realizing it was almost lunch time, Mom told Molly, “Your stomach is empty; you’ll feel better after you put something in it.” Later that evening, the local priest came over for a visit. During the conversation he mentioned he had a headache. Molly piped up with a solution: “That’s because it’s empty. You’ll feel better when you put something in it!”


  • “Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time but it ain’t going away.” Elvis Presley
  • “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”   G.  Flaubert
  • “If you want to be happy, you have to be happy on purpose. When you wake up, you can’t just wait to see what kind of day you’ll have. You have to decide what kind of day you’ll have.”    Joel Osteen
  • “There are too many people, and too few human beings.” Robert Zend
  • “It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness. That is life.’ Jean-Luc Picard
  • “I honestly believe there is no such thing as self-made. I believe that is a term that does not exist. The people who have been around for my whole career have helped shape this moment. This night and this moment is for them.” Conor McGregor [Post - fight speech]
  • “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains awakened.” Anatole France

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: On the 8th October 2011 Dessie sustained a spinal injury playing a hurling county semi-final with Charleville.

ONE SENTENCE SERMON: Nobody trips over mountains, it is the small pebble that causes you to stumble, pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain !

LOOKING BACK: Today, I interviewed my grandmother for part of a research paper I’m working on for my Psychology class. When I asked her to define success in her own words, she said ‘Success is when you look back at your life and the memories make you smile’