Parish Newsletter 23rd August 2015


  • 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.
  • Sat.  7.30pm:      James & Sheila Quinn, Ballyduane.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Ben Lenihan, Meenigorman.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Agnes O’Keeffe, Clountycommade.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday &   Saturday – Mass at 10am.
  • Thursday – No 10am mass or Liturgy of the Word.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: OFFERTORY: €1,819.00. SHRINES: €282.00. DIOCESAN FUND : €000.00. THE ASSUMPTION:€1,064.00.  Sincere thanks for your generosity.

DEATH: We offer our sincere sympathy and prayers to the family of the late Nora McAuliffe, Castlecourt & Glenamuckla who died recently. May she rest in peace.

NATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS: Will take place at Knock Shrine from 26th to 27th September on the theme ‘Christ, our Hope’.

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.

NEWMARKET PIPE BAND: Would like to thank all those in Newmarket and Taur for your kind generosity following their recent church gate collection.

BACK TO SCHOOL: We wish all students returning to school and college the best of luck in the coming year. The following schools will re-open on the dates shown.

  • Newmarket Boys’ & Girls’ Schools -Tuesday, 1st September.
  • Boherbue Comprehensive School – Monday, 31st August – 1st years only. Tuesday, 1st Sept. -  2nd , 3rd  and Leaving Cert students only. Wednesday, 2nd Sept – 1st Year, T.Y. and 4th year students only. Thursday, 3rd Sept. – All students.
  • Scoil Mhuire, Kanturk – Friday, 28th August – 1st years only. Monday, 31st August – 2nd & 5th year only. Tuesday, 1st Sept. – 3rd & 6th year only. Wednesday, 2nd Sept. – All classes.
  • Coláiste Treasa, Kanturk: Thursday 27th August – 1st years only. Friday 28th August -  1st, 2nd and 3rd years only. Monday 31st August – 5th & 6th years only. Tuesday 1st September -  All students including T.Y.

HERITAGE WEEK 2015: The following events will take place locally  during heritage week – 22nd to 30th August. Vintage Open Day & Agri Museum - On Sunday, 23rd August from 12 noon to 5pm in the JOK Institute. Special guest Alice Taylor. Duhallow Town and Village Survey Project – For survey forms contact James on 029-60633. Sliabh Luachra Cultural Trail Bus Tour  – Will depart Bruach Na Carraige, Rockchapel on Sunday, 30th August at 2pm. Register with James on 029-60633.


“And me? I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know it’s not some place you can look for. Because it’s not where you go. It’s how you feel for a moment in your life when you’re a part of something. And if you find that moment….it lasts forever.”Leonardo DiCaprio

“If you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.” Lisa Kleypas

“We must not become complacent over any success. We should check our complacency and constantly criticize our shortcomings, just as we should wash our faces or sweep the floor every day to remove the dirt and keep them clean.” Mao Zedong

“We don’t find love, it finds you. It’s got a little bit to do with destiny, fate, and what’s written in the stars.”Anais Nin

“We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realise we only have one.” Tom Hiddleston

“You can’t always choose the path you walk in life, but you can always choose the manner in which you walk it.” John O’Leary

“The world is yours, as well as ours, but in the last analysis, it is yours. You young people, full of vitality, are in the bloom of life, like the sun at eight or nine in the morning. Our hope is placed on you. The world belongs to you.” Mao Zedong

ONE SENTENCE SERMON: You know why it’s hard to be happy? It’s because we  refuse to let go of the things that make us sad

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: Strangeboat helps to promote organ donation through focusing on people and their stories – donor families,    recipients and those awaiting organs.

SHORT BUT SWEET!  A 4-year-old was fascinated by the various appliances that some of the elderly used—canes, walkers, wheelchairs. One day her mother found her staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. The mother braced herself for the inevitable question that was to come. Instead, her daughter turned and whispered: “The  tooth fairy is never going to believe this!”