Parish Newsletter 6th September 2015


  • 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.
  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Months mind mass for the late Mary Gillman, Curraduff
  • Sun 10.00am:     Neily Fitzpatrick, Meelin & his sons Mossie & Frank.
  • Sun 11.30am:     Michael O’ Sullivan, Meenishal.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday &   Saturday – Mass at 10am.
  • Thursday – Liturgy of the Word.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: OFFERTORY: €1,967.00. SHRINES: €243.00. DIOCESAN FUND :  €000.00. SPECIAL COLLECTION: €000.00 Sincere thanks for your generosity.

NATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS: Will take place at Knock Shrine from 26th to 27th September on the theme ‘Christ, our Hope’. A bus from Kanturk will travel on Saturday 26th leaving at 7am. For more information contact Betty on 087-2572064 or Ellen on 086-3709691.

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.

CHOIR PRACTICE: Will resume on Monday 14th September at 7.30pm. All members are asked to attend and new members are most welcome.

THANK YOU: Fr. Francis appreciates and thanks you for the kindness and support shown to him over the last 12 months.


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.

Other families wishing to host a Station Mass    in their area are asked to contact the Parish Office on 029- 22679 to arrange.

PARENT, BABY & TODDLER GROUP: Will recommence on Wednesday 9th September from 10.30am to 12.30pm in the CYMS hall for Parents/ Childminder’s and children from 0-5yrs

DUHALLOW WALKS: The following organised walks will take place   in September . To register contact 029-60633. Mullaghereirk – 8th. Island Wood – 9th. Source of the Blackwater -10th. Mount Hillary – 15th Clara Mountain -17th.

DUHALLOW FITNESS: Aerobic and Circuit classes will commence week beginning 7th September in Meelin and Kanturk for 6 weeks. Contact John on 086-3969981 for more details.

SHORT BUT SWEET: A family went out for lunch and wanted dessert. The waiter brought pie and ice cream to a little boy who said, “Thank you!” She said, “Oh, I love to hear thank you!” The boy replied, “Give me another scoop of ice cream and you’ll hear it again!”


“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” Robert Swan

“It’s like everything in football – and life. You need to look, You need to think, You need to move, You need to find space, You need to help others. It’s very simple in the end.” Johan Cryuff

“Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know” Pema Chodron

“I have spent my whole life scared, frightened of things that could happen, might happen, might not happen, 50 years I spent like that. Finding myself awake at three in the morning. But you know what? Ever since my diagnosis, I sleep just fine. What I came to realise is that fear, that’s the worst of it. That’s the real the enemy. So, get up, get out in the real world  and you kick that enemy as hard as you can.” Walter White [Breaking Bad]

“I find a duck’s opinion of me is very much influenced by whether or not I have bread.” Mitch Hedberg

“My only relief is to sleep. When I’m sleeping, I’m not sad, I’m not angry, I’m not lonely, I’m nothing.” Jillian Medoff

“In the soviet army, it takes more courage to retreat than advance.” Iosif Stalin

“ I put my heart and soul into my work and have lost my mind in the process”  Van Gogh

ONE SENTENCE SERMON: Some people aren’t loyal to you, they are loyal to their need for you – once their needs change, so does their loyalty.

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: . Kidspot contains helpful advice and resources for parents and children returning to school – from healthy breakfasts to lunchbox ideas.