Parish Newsletter 9th August 2015


  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Dick Scanlan, Charleville Rd.
  • Sun 10.00am:     John Joe Reidy, Demense Avenue.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Eileen Fitzpatrick, Lisdangan.
  • Fri.  7.30pm:      John Joe & Eileen Curran, Church Street.
  • Sat 10.00am:     Special Intention.
  • Sat 11.30am:     David McAuliffe & deceased members of the McAuliffe family.
  • 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.
  • Monday- Liturgy of the Word at 10am.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – Mass at 10am.
  • Thursday – No 10am mass or Liturgy.
  • Saturday – Taur at 10am. Newmarket at 11.30am.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: OFFERTORY: €1,721.00. SHRINES: €206.00. DIOCESAN FUND : €368.00. SPECIAL COLLECTION: €000.00. Sincere thanks for your generosity.

WEDDING: Congratulations to Paddy O’ Toole and Linda O’Keeffe who were married recently.

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.

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

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.

TAUR CENTENARY DVD: Of the Friday night mass and celebrations is available to purchase at Tadhg Ryans shop for €10.

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

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’ .

LEAVING CERT RESULTS: Best wishes to all receiving their results in the coming week.

SIGNS ON CHURCH PROPERTY:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           “Come work for the Lord. The work is hard, the hours are long and the pay is low. But the retirement benefits are out of this world.”"Do not wait for the hearse to take you to church.”
“If you’re headed in the wrong direction, God allows U-turns.”
“If you don’t like the way you were born, try being born again.”
“This is a ch_ _ ch. What is missing?” — (U R)
“Forbidden fruit creates many jams.”
“In the dark? Follow the Son.”
“Running low on faith? Stop in for a fill-up.”
“If you can’t sleep, don’t count sheep. Talk to   the Shepherd.”

SHORT BUT SWEET: While checking his bags at the airport, a man became angry with the employee who handled luggage. For several minutes he belittled the young man and criticized his every move. Surprisingly, the curbside porter didn’t seem troubled by this man’s verbal abuse. After the angry man entered the airport, a woman approached the luggage handler and asked, “How do you put up with such injustice?” The young man said, “It’s easy. That guy’s going to New York, but I’m sending his bags  to Brazil.”


“The notion that a human being should be constantly happy is a uniquely modern, uniquely American, uniquely destructive idea.” Andrew Weil

“Nothing in life matters quite as much as you think it does while you are thinking about it. Daniel Kahneman”

“How admirable are those we don’t know well.” Millor Fernandes

“I shall learn the fine art of forgetting, which by now I know is not really about forgetting at all. It is about letting go.” E. Hicks

“You can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t sustain you. What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion, for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul.” Lupita Nyong’o

“Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because regret is stronger than  gratitude.” Anne Frank

“Guard your time fiercely. Be generous with it, but be intentional about it.” David Duchemin

ONE SENTENCE SERMON: The tans will fade but the memories will last forever !

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: Meningitisnow is a charity offering support and raising awareness. Knowing the signs and symptoms of meningitis saves lives.

LEAVING CERT RESULTS: Best wishes to all receiving their results in the coming week.