Parish Newsletter 30th of August 2015


  • Sat.  7.30pm:      James & Sheila Quinn, Ballyduane.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Ben Lenihan, Meenigorman.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Agnes O’Keeffe, Clountycommade.
  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Maura O’Connor, Island Rd.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Timmy Bodie, Glenamuckla.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Biddy Hallinan, Scarteen, her husband Jack and daughter Teresa.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday &   Saturday – Mass at 10am.
  • Thursday – Liturgy of the Word.

LAST WEEKENDS COLLECTION: OFFERTORY: €1,754.00. SHRINES: €116.00. DIOCESAN FUND : €000.00. SPECIAL COLLECTION: €000.00 Sincere thanks for your generosity.

FIRST FRIDAY: Next Friday 4th September 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.

CLONFERT CLEAN UP: The monthly clean up of Clonfert  cemetery will take place on Saturday 5th September from 10am to 1pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

MONTHLY MASS: In honor of St. Pio of Pietrelcina will be held in St. Joseph’s Church, Lismire on Wednesday 2nd September at 8pm. All welcome.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: Will hold their church gate collection before masses next weekend 5th & 6th September. Please give a little it will help a lot.

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

GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE: Will take place at Knock Shrine on Sunday 13th September commencing at 2.30pm with anointing of the sick followed by mass at 3pm.

ST. THERESE OF LISIEUX: Day retreat led by Fr. Pat Collins will take place on Saturday 19th September from 10am to 5pm in the Town Hall, Mitchelstown.

NEWMARKET SET DANCING GROUP: Registration for the coming year will take place on Friday 4th September from 3.30pm to 5pm in the CYMS hall for children from senior infants to Leaving Cert.

KNITTING & CROCHET CLASSES: Knitting, Crochet & Craft classes will recommence in Newmarket Library on Friday 4th September from 10.30am – 12noon. All welcome

AUTUMN STATION MASSES: COUNTRY STATIONS: Other families wishing to host a Station Mass in their area are asked to contact the Parish Office on 029- 22679 to arrange.

  • Friday 2nd October @ 7.30pm: Coolagh, The Commons, Meenatarriffe, Gortnaglough and Toureencormack at the home  of Patrick & Mary Murphy.
  • Monday 5th October @ 7.30pm: Glenlara and Relahan at the home of Tony & Joan O’Keeffe.
  • Friday 16th October @ 8pm:  Killowen, Priory and Barleyhill Lower at the home of Ollie & Deirdre Clifford.
  • Friday 23rd October @8pm: The Island and Liscongil at the home of Josephine O’ Keeffe.
  • Tuesday 27th October @ 7.30pm: Mountkeeffe and Knockduff at the home of Tom & Mary Cussen.

SHORT BUT SWEET: A Priest sent in his apologies for the Sunday morning service, claiming that he was ill with flu. One of the members however said he had seen the Priest on his way to a football game. After the service, the minister went to visit the Priest, “Father,” he said, “I have information that you were not sick at all this morning, but went to watch a football game.” The Priest protested: “That’s a vicious lie! And I’ll show you my FISH to prove it!”


“There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an exam and finish with   education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die is  process of learning.” J. Krishnamaurti

“It takes both sides to build a bridge.” Fredrick Nael

“A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting  a coat around a little boy’s shoulder to let him know the world hadn’t ended.” Bruce Wayne

“6+3=9 but so does 5+4. The way you do things isn’t always the only way to do them. Respect other peoples way of thinking.” Comedyorjoke

“I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us and we change things.” Mother Theresa

“The best security blanket a child can have is parents who respect each other.”  Jane Blaustone

“Sometimes, the most brilliant and intelligent students do not shine in standardised tests   because they do not have standardised minds.” Diane Ravitch

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