Parish Newsletter 16th of August 2015


  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Sheila Lane, Commons.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Con Pigott, Taur.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Months mind mass for the late Mossie Kenneally, Island Road.
  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Margaret Cogan, Killowen.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Months mind mass for the late Joan O’ Keeffe, Scarteen.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Nicky & Danny Kenneally, Glenlara.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday &   Saturday – Mass at 10am.
  • Thursday – No 10am mass or Liturgy of the Word.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: OFFERTORY: €1,783.00. SHRINES: €142.00. DIOCESAN FUND : €000.00. SPECIAL COLLECTION: €000.00. Sincere thanks for your generosity.

BAPTISM: Welcome into our Christian community Gearóid Daniel O’Keeffe.

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.

MILLSTREET MONUMENTS COMMITTEE: Will unveil a plaque to commemorate the centenary visit of Pádraig Pearse to Millstreet on 22nd of August 1915. The unveiling will take place on August 22nd 2015 at 7.30 p.m. outside Corkerys’ Bar, Millstreet and will launch Heritage Week in Duhallow. All welcome to attend.

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC: Will be held in Coláiste Treasa, Kanturk on Wednesday, 19th August from 3pm to 5pm and from 7pm to 9pm. Please come along and donate blood and help us cope with the increasing demand in the region.

PUBLIC MEETING: Newmarket Community Development Association will  hold a public information meeting in relation to the proposed new CCTV system for the town on Thursday, 20th August at 8pm in the CYMS. All members of the community are welcome to attend.

SHORT BUT SWEET: A woman was trying to get ketchup to come out of the jar. During her struggle, the phone rang so she asked her four-year-old daughter to answer it. “It’s the local priest, Mommy,” the child said to her mother. Then she added, “Mommy can’t come to the phone right now. She’s hitting the bottle.”

IRD DUHALLOW: Will host the following events in the near  future. For details contact 029-60633. Diabetes Seminar:  1st September @ 2.30pm. Stress Management & Wellness Planning: Please submit your names if interested. Financial Wellness Seminar: 23rd September @ 7.30pm. Basic Sign Language:  8 week course . CAO & College Choices: 1st October @ 7.30pm. After Schools Service: Monday to Friday from 2pm to 6pm


“A day can really slip by when you’re deliberately avoiding what you’re supposed to do.” Bill Watterson

“Better keep yourself clean and bright, you are the window through which you see the whole world. George Bernard Shaw

“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you are alone with.” Wayne Dyer

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.’ Bill Gates

“When you meet the one who changes the way your heart beats, dance to them to that rhythm for as long as the song lasts.” Kirk Diedrich

“To rephrase Tolstoy’s famous line, all happiness is alike, but each pain is painful in  its own way.’ Haruki Murakami

“Success is sometimes the outcome of a whole string of failures.” Vincent Van Gogh

“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.” Harvey MacKay

ONE SENTENCE SERMON: A bad attitude is like a flat tyre – you can’t go anywhere until you change it !

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: The Rise foundation aims to support families with loves ones in addiction.


1. Your mother – who is the first person to welcome you into this world.

2. Your Father – who is the first person to go through all the hardships just to see you smile!

3. Your sibling – the first person to teach you  the art of ‘sharing and caring’.

4. Your friend – the first person to teach you  how to respect people with different opinions and viewpoints!

5. Your love – the first person to make you realise the value of sacrifice and compromise and the first one for whom you’ve to fight the world to be together.

6. Your children – the first little person to teach you how to be selfless and think about others before yourself.

7. Your grandchildren – the only creatures who make you want to live the life, all over again…