Parish Newsletter 2nd of August 2015


  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Jay Fleming, Scarteen.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Sheila Fitzpatrick, Taur.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Denny & Mary Browne, Guiney’s Terrace.
  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Dick Scanlan, Charleville Rd.
  • Sun 10.00am:     John Joe Reidy, Demense Avenue.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Eileen Fitzpatrick, Lisdangan.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday – Mass at 10am.
  • Thursday – Liturgy of the Word at 10am.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: OFFERTORY: €2,001.00, SHRINES: €149.00,  DIOCESAN FUND : €000.00, SPECIAL COLLECTION: €000.00. Sincere thanks for your generosity.

Baptisms: Welcome into our Christian community Billy Kenneally and Saoirse Rose O’ Sullivan.

FIRST FRIDAY: Next Friday, 7th August is First Friday. Both morning masses, Taur at 9am and Newmarket at 10am will be offered as November masses for the dead. The sick of the parish will be visited on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday next week.

MONTHLY MASS: In honor of St. Pio of Pietrelcina will be held in  St. Joseph’s Church, Lismire on Wednesday, 5th August at 8pm. All welcome.

PARISH OFFICE: Please note the parish office will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday, 3rd August.

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.

CLONFERT CEMETERY CLEANUP: Monthly clean up at Clonfert cemetery will take place on Saturday, 8th August from 10am to 1pm. Looking forward to seeing you there as there is a suitable job for all.

THANK YOU: To the Dominican community of Athy for donating a crib to Taur Church. Pictures of the crib figures can be viewed on

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.

COACH TO KNOCK: On Monday, 10th August to celebrate mass with Sr. Briege McKenna and Fr. Scallon. Contact Kealy’s on 029-79016 for bus information.

FRIENDS OF MALLOW HOSPITAL: The committee of The Friends of Mallow Hospital equipment fund wish to sincerely thank all those who generously contributed and volunteered to last weekends Church gate collection. Total amount collected in Newmarket & Taur was €1,699.50

STREET MUSEUM: Newmarket Street Museum will take place from Saturday 8th to 16th of August. This years theme is “work and play through the years” but we would love to see anything historic on your window display.

SCULLY FEST 2015: Will run from 7th to 10th of August. Visit for details.

NEWMARKET GIRLS’ SCHOOL: 90th Anniversary reunion dance will be held on Friday, 9th October in the Hiland.

SHORT BUT SWEET: While standing at attention during a parade, a private began to wave to the audience. The drill sergeant sternly warned the private, “Jones don’t ever do that again.” A few minutes later though, the private waved again. When the parade was over, the livid sergeant began to yell and scream at the soldier. He pointed out the dangers of disobeying a superior. Jones was still unremorseful. The instructor then yelled, “Boy, aren’t you afraid of me? Don’t you know what I could do to you?” Jones replied, “Oh yes sir, but you don’t know my mother.”


“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.”  John C. Maxwell

“Every day it gets easier. But you got to do it everyday. That’s the hard part. But it does get easier.” Bojack Horseman

“No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up, and never give up.”  Regina Brett

“Some people are making such thorough preparation for rainy days that they aren’t enjoying today’s sunshine.” William Feather

“You’re going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at all the right times. But in the end, it’s always their actions you should judge them by. It’s actions, not words, that matter.”  Nicholas Sparks

“We look into each other’s eyes as we shake.  His are still full of death and horror, but in them I see my face reflected, and inside my tiny eyes inside his, I think I see some hope.”   Ned Vizzini

“If you’re not going to be an authentic, unique version of yourself, who are you going to be?” Nick Flewings

ONE SENTENCE SERMON: I’ve learned to stop rushing things that need time to grow!

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: Just-one strives to promote educational opportunities for disadvantaged and marginalised children in Nepal.