Parish Newsletter 27th of September 2015


  • Sat.  7.30pm:      John T. & Elizabeth O’ Connor, Kiskeam.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Humphrey & Jerry Collins, Glenamuckla.
  • Sun 11.30am:    Ann McAuliffe, Mountkeeffe
  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Margaret O’ Donoghue, Charleville Road.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Sheila Cronin, Glenamuckla.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Special Intention.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday &   Saturday – Mass at 10am.
  • Thursday – Liturgy of the Word.

PRIMARY SCHOOLS MASS: Will be held on Wednesday 30th September at 10am. All welcome

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: OFFERTORY:€1,813.00. SHRINES: €141.00. DIOCESAN FUND : €000.00. Education of Seminarians: €636.00. Sincere thanks for your generosity.

FIRST FRIDAY: Next Friday 2nd October 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.

CHURCH CHOIRS : Parish Choir practice takes place on Monday nights at 7.30pm and the Youth Choirs first practice will be held on Thursday 1st October at 7pm in St. Mary’s Church. All welcome.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: Will hold their church gate collection before masses next weekend 3rd & 4th of October.

AUTUMN STATION MASSES: COUNTRY STATIONS: 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. TOWN STATIONS: In St. Mary’s at 10am. Monday, 5th October :  Main Street, Kerry Road, Island Road, Castlecourt, Orchard &   Demense Avenue , New Street & West End. Tuesday, 6th October:  High Street, Scarteen Street, Scarteen Road, Cill Ard, Guiney’s Terrace, Barry’s, Murphy’s & Verling Places,     Clanaulie Close & Charleville Road. Wed. 7th October :  Church Street, Emmet Place, Pound Hill, Priory Park & Lower Road.

GIRLS’ SCHOOL 90th ANNIVERSARY: Newmarket Girls School will hold a 90th  Anniversary celebration on Friday 9th October with mass at 7.30pm in St. Mary’s Church followed by a gathering in the Hiland. Tickets  on sale in all local shops. Please support.

PINK RIBBON DAY: Will be held on Friday 2nd October throughout the town. By joining   our ‘Paint it Pink’ campaign you are helping in the fight against Breast Cancer.

CORK N.W. BRANCH OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: Will host a social evening on Sunday 11th October at 1.30pm in Meelin Community Centre to celebrate their 30th Anniversary. Please join us on the day.

SCRAP METAL COLLECTION: Will be held on Friday 2nd October from 6pm to 7.30pm and on Saturday 3rd from 10am to 5pm. All unwanted scrap metal welcome   including Farm machinery, Old Steel ,Copper, Aluminium , Lead , Stainless Steel, Car & Tractor Batteries, Motors, etc. Farm &    Household scrap also welcome. ( No fridges, freezers ,TVs ,Timber, Plastic or Tyres ) Contact Dan O’ Riordan on 087-2547802 or any GAA committee member.

NEWMARKET DRAMA GROUP: Will hold a meeting at Hourigans, High Street on Tuesday 29th September at 8pm. Old and new members welcome.

SHORT BUT SWEET: A father was telling a neighbour how he stopped his son from being late to school. “I bought him a car,” he said. “How did that stop him from being late?” the neighbour asked. “Why, he’s got to get there early to find a parking place!”

SOME THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK: “Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”  Ernest Hemingway

“I don’t know how much longer I’ll be around. I’ll probably be writing when the Lord says, “Maya, Maya Angelou, it’s time.”  Maya Angelou

“Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for a boat to save; they just stand there shining.” Anne Lamott

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” Sir Edmund Hillary

“It seems to me that the years between eighteen and twenty-eight are the hardest, psychologically. It’s then you realise this is make or break, you no longer have the excuse of youth, and it is time to become an adult – but you are not ready.” Helen Mirren

“I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.’ Harold Kushner

ONE SENTENCE SERMON: There’s always a little truth behind every “Just kidding”, a little knowledge behind every “I don’t know”, a little emotion behind every “I don’t care”, and a little pain behind every “It’s okay”.

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: Building a real-life faith through relationship with God.