Parish Newsletter 1st of November 2015


  • Sat.  7.30pm:      Mary Murphy, Scarteen St.
  • Sun 10.00am:     Willie & Molly Buckley, Knocktoosh
  • Sun 11.30am:     Eileen O’ Neill, Gooseberry Hill.
  • Sat.  7.30pm:     Briano Feehan, Charleville Rd
  • Sun 10.00am:
  • Sun 11.30am:    Eugene Flaherty, Killowen.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday &   Saturday – Mass at 10am.
  • Thursday – Liturgy of the Word @ 10am.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: OFFERTORY: €1,905.00. SHRINES: €345.00. DIOCESAN FUND : €000.00. SPECIAL COLLECTION: €000.00. Sincere thanks for your generosity.

Wedding: Congratulations to John O’ Hara and Denise Guiney who were married recently.

FIRST FRIDAY: Next Friday 6th November 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.

ST. PIO OF PIETRELCINA MASS: Will be celebrated in Lismire Church on Wednesday 4th November at 8pm. All welcome.

AUTUMN COUNTRY STATIONS MASSES: Friday 20th November @ 8pm: Gooseberry Hill, Meenishal & Barleyhill Lower at the home of Michael & Olive O’Flynn. Friday 27th November @ 8pm: Clonfert, Curraduff, Castlemcauliffe & Lisdangan East at the home of Sheila O’Sullivan.

HOLY SOULS MONTH: Sunday 1st November – Feast of All Saints. Vigil Mass @ 7.30pm. Mass @10am in Taur & 11.30am in Newmarket. Also, the annual November visit to Clonfert cemetery will be at 3pm. All parishioners are invited to attend. Please inform family members now living outside of the parish who would like to attend. Also, Rosary in Taur cemetery after 10am mass. Monday 2nd November – Mass for the commemoration of all the faithful departed. Mass @ 9am in Taur & in Newmarket @ 10am. Parishioners are invited to submit a full list of their deceased family members in the envelopes provided in the porch or on the altar rails. The 9am Mass in Taur and 10am in Newmarket will be offered on each First Friday for the next 12 months. Friday 13th November – Remembrance mass for those who died over the past 12 months will be offered in St. Mary’s Church at 7.30pm. During the mass a family member will be invited to come forward to light a memorial candle. If a member of your family died outside the parish and you would like them included please contact the Parish Office on 029-22679.

THANK YOU MASS: Sr. Maureen will leave the parish in November. To mark the occasion a mass will be celebrated on Friday 13th November at 10am in St. Mary’s. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the sacristy. All welcome.

YOUTH CHOIR: Practice will be held on Thursday 5th November at 7pm and they will sing at mass on Saturday 7th Nov. @ 7.30pm.

DALGAN PARK MASS: Will be transmitted at 10am on 1st November on RTE. Maura Ni Duibhir has been commissioned to compose the music for this mass by the Columban Sisters.

PAINT IT PINK: The organizers of the Pink Ribbon Day held recently would like to thank all who donated and volunteered at their collection and the businesses where the collections took place.  A total of €2,615 was collected.

BUTEYKO BREATHING TECHNIQUES:  Will commence on Tuesday 10th November at 7pm in Glash School. Contact 087-2888840.

SHORT BUT SWEET: A grandmother was telling her little granddaughter what her own childhood was like. “We used to skate outside on a pond. I had a swing made from a tyre; it hung from a tree in our front yard. We rode our pony. We picked wild raspberries in the woods.” The little girl was wide-eyed, taking this in. At last she said, “I sure wish I’d gotten to know you sooner!”

SOME THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK: “When nothing seems to help, I go look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.” Jacob Riis

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” Plato

“Always follow the path of truth. Lying will only get you lost.”  Chris Butler

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before beginning to improve  the world.”   Anne Frank

“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” Billy Graham

“The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100%.” Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them.” John Shirley

ONE SENTENCE SERMON: When you have more than you need, build a longer table not a higher fence.

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK; THINK! contains road safety information for road users. Its aim is to encourage safer behaviour to reduce the number of people killed/injured on our roads