Parish Bulletin – 24th November 2019 : Christ the King

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Wed, Friday & Sat: 7.30pm; Sun:  11.00am.

 

Anniversaries:

Mary Carroll, Bartoose – Sat 23rd , 7.30pm

Mary Hayes, the Village – Sun 24th , 11.00am.

Tom & Margaret Dawson & Family, The Village-

Wednesday 27th , 7.30pm.

Paddy Buckley, Main Street – Sat 30th – 7.30pm.

Michael & Teresa O’Dwyer, Ballyhone –                                     .       Sun 1st Dec, 11.00am.    

 

Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30;           Mary McGrath.

Sun  11am,       Brendan Moloney.

 

Collectors – December

Sat 7.30pm:      James Lonergan, Jim Corby,

Marie Hennessy.

Sun 11.00am:   Peter Breen, Mary McGrath,

Joe Barry.

 

Eucharist Ministers for December

Sat 7.30;     Bridget Keogh.

Sun 11am:  Rita Quish

 

Adoration: Wednesday 5.00- 7.30; 8 – 9.00pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.

Open to everyone to come & pray at these times.

 

Friday evening Mass for the Holy Souls, 7.30pm

Especially for the deceased of Emly Village this wee

 

                      Canon Power Ledger

A new page on display – a letter from the architect to Canon Power approving  plans to erect the organ gallery and the carving work outside and above the main doors.  O’Connells of Cork got the contract.

 

What  Kind  of  King?

One whose throne was a Cross, wore a Crown made of Thorns and conquered Sin and Death.

 

“Lord, holy Father, you anointed our Lord Jesus as eternal Priest and King of all creation,                     that he might present to you an eternal kingdom,  a kingdom of truth and life,

a kingdom of holiness and grace,

a kingdom of justice, love and peace.”

 

Prayer of today’s Mass

 

 

Candlelight  Memorial  Service

This Sunday, 24th , at 3.00pm. To pray for all wh died or were buried in Emly during 2019 and for family members laid to rest elsewhere. And to ask the Lord’s comforting of their loved ones.

 

There will be a Cuppa Tea at Duhig Hse afterwards.

 

Religious  Education  Secretary

The Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the position of Religious Education Secretary. The purpose of this role is to assist the archdiocese in the establishment of a Faith Development Service for primary schools and supporting parish based Sacramental preparation.

This is a 2-year Fixed-Term Contract. Details on www.cashel-emly.ie. Closing date: 6th December.

 

Honouring  the  Martyrs – Past & Present

Our parish has 2 famous martyrs. Hundreds of thousands of Christians are persecuted in the world

 

Emly  Histrorical  Journal : Launch Night

An Open Invitation to All Emly People to come along to St. Ailbe’s Parish Hall on this coming Frida

27th Nov., at 8.00pm,for the launching of the Historical Journal. Come and get your copy that night. Only €10. Very interesting articles about the past 100 years of life in Emly; fascinating photos!

Cheese & Wine Reception.

 

Emly Comhaltas

Comhaltas Emly would like to thank everyone who donated to our church gate collection last weekend.

 

St Ailbe’s National School

Pupils and staff of St Ailbes are busy getting ready for their Christmas plays. Dates: Tuesday, 17th  Dec & Wed 18th Dec. Tickets at the school office.                           .                           Clothes  Collection

At St Ailbe’s school 13th  January 13th.  Clean clothes, shoes, handbags, & belts accepted.  No pyjamas, underwear, curtains or bedding.  Bags can be dropped to the school from this Monday, 25th.

Knockcarron Community

Table Quiz for Eve ‘the warrior princess’ on Friday 29th  Nov, at 8.30pm in the Fox’s Den. Support greatly appreciated. Raffle on the night.

 

Emly  Ladies  Club

Christmas Party at The Forge Tea Rooms , Tuesday Dec 10th t 6.30 pm.  Gluten-free menu available.  Non-members most welcome.   Bookings on or before the Nov 30th.  Contact. Sally 087 7585189.

 

Moorehaven  Centre  Christmas  Fayre.

Saturday,7th Dec.,11.00am –5.30pm. Family Day Out

 

Rembling House: next Saturday 30th , 8.30pm

 

every day now.  Please show your support for them Wear something  RED on Wednesday 27th .

Parish Bulletin – 17 th November 2019 : 33 rd Sunday

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues , Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Wed, Friday Sat: 7.30pm; Sun:  11.00am.

 

Deaths:

Anne Collins, Glounthaune, Co. Cork

Fr. John Ryan, A.P., Knocklong/Glenbrohane.

 

Anniversaries:

May Cunningham & James Cullen, Emly – Sat 16th ,

7.30pm.

Peter Ryan, Boro Road – Sunday 17th Nov, 11.00am

Bobby Bourke, Monemore- Wed 20th  Nov, 7.30pm.

Mary Carroll, Bartoose – Sat 23rd Nov, 7.30pm.

Mary Hayes, The Village – Sun 24th Nov, 11.00am

 

Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30;           Mary Condon.

Sun  11am,       Michelle Lonergan.

 

Collectors – November

Sat 7.30pm:      Mary Condon, Gerry Heffernan,

Mary Slattery, John Bourke.

Sun 11.00am:   Rita Quish, Johnny Martin,

Helena Cahill.

Eucharist Ministers for November

Sat 7.30;     Marie Hennessy.

Sun 11am:  Norita Kemp.

 

Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 – 7.30,  8 – 9.00pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.

A open welcome to each & every parishioner to visit and pray at any time during these hours.

 

‘Thank You’ to all who generously continue to support the parish financially – through the Offertory Collection, Planned Giving & Donations.,

 

 

 

Hard  Times  Ahead

Mother Nature teaches us that all things come to an end, sooner or later. All plants and creatures bloom for a time but then wilt and wither, die and decay.

This pattern crosses over into human enterprises and into the living of each human life. It tells us: ‘nothing you own, do or achieve is permanent.’

 

The first frost usually hits in November, a pointer to winter’s severe weather. Jesus points to the fall of the fabulous Temple and the people’s shock at this. He declares that his disciples can expect hard times ahead, times that will test the mettle of their Faith.

 

 

Friday evening Mass for the Holy Souls, 7.30pm

Especially for the townslands of :

Lisobyhane, Ballinagrana, Monemore, Coolboy, Tulla, Breansha,

 

Rosary in the Cemetery, Sunday, 3.00pm

 

Cross and Memorial Lights                                                      ‘In Loving Memory’ lights on the Large Cross.

 

Candlelight  Memorial  Service

Next Sunday, 24th Nov, 3.00pm, in the Parish Churc

A very special Prayer Service for all who died or were buried in Emly during 2019, and for the comforting of their loved ones. Please pass on word to family members living far away from Emly. Parishioners who suffered the loss of loved ones elsewhere are invited to attend too.

 

There will be a Cuppa Tea at Duhig Hse afterwards.

 

 

 

Emly Historical Journal:  Launch Night

The Emly Historical Journal will be launched on Friday, 29th Nov., in St. Ailbe’s Parish Hall, 8.00pm.

The Journal tells many stories of life in Emly 100 yr

ago and records many local events from recent years

It runs to 44 articles across 80 pages, with 156 photo of people, places and events, from past and present.

A book to treasure. A prized gift for Christmas.  €10

  

Cheese & Wine Reception at the Official Launch.

Guest Speaker:  Mary Guinan Darmody, Manager, Tipperary Studies Dept., Co. Tipperary Libraries, based at The Source, Thurles.

An  Open  Invitation  to  one  and  all  to  attend.

 

 Safety  and  Respect

A renewed request to parents, guardians and grandparents to advise their young people not to cycle in the cemetery, or church grounds or car park

Cycling in these areas creates hazards for people who wish to walk to or from the church or who wish to visit and pray at their family graves. Also it offends people who have loved ones laid to rest in our cemetery.  So, please have a word at home.

 

Week  of  Witness 2019

The colour Red gives many messages – love, anger, warmth, danger.  Among Christians, since earliest times, it has been associated with Martyrs : those shed their red blood in staying faithful to Christ.

 

In the world today, tens of thousands are made to suffer for their Faith in Christ. We are asked to show support for them next week, 25 Nov – 1st Dec.

Especially on Wednesday 27th : Wear something

Parish Bulletin – 11th August 2019 : 19th Sunday

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues & Fri, 9.30am;  Thurs: 11.00am

Wednesday & Sat: 7.30pm; Sun:  11.00am.

 

Thursday next,  15th August,  is the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady to Heaven.  Holy Day.

Masses: Wednesday 7.30pm; Thursday 11.00am

 

Month’s Mind

Maureen Key, Rhodus & Cardiff – Sat 10th , 7.30pm

James Purcell, Monemokre- Sun 11th Aug, 11.00am

 

Anniversaries:

Alice & William O’Reilly, Rhodus – Sat 10th, 7.30

Paddy & Mary Hayes, Monemore – Sat 10th,  7.30

Michael Croker, Cloughready- Sun 11th , 11.00am

Catherine & Patrick Dalton, Lackelly- Sat 17, 7.30

Coffey Family, Ballinacree  – Sun, 18th , 11.00am

 

Readers  For  Next  Week.

Wednesday 14th 7.30pm:    Mary McGrath.

Thursday 15th 11.00am :     Peter Breen.

Saturday 7.30pm.       :       Mary Condon.

Sunday  11.00am,      :      Michelle Lonergan.

               

Collectors – August.

Sat 7.30pm:      James Lonergan, Jim Corby,

Marie Hennessy.

Sun 11.00am:   Peter Breen, Mary McGrath,

                        Joe Barry, Betty Callanan.

 

Eucharist Ministers for August.

Sat 7.30;     Marie Hennessy.

Sun 11am:  Norita Kemp.

 

Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.

 

Eye-Opening  Stories

 

We’re reading St. Luke’s Gospel on Sundays this year. Luke gives us the great parables that Jesus told. These stories were not inventions. They were actual events involving real people.

 

Jesus sees into the heart of each happening and   

and shows us that its core points to how God deals with us and wishes us to relate to Him. And also how we are to treat other people now.               

 

For example, Jesus knows of a :                   father who pines for the return of a foolish son;

woman searching for her housekeeping money;

Samaritan who rescues a beaten-up Jew;

well-off man who rewards his alert staff. (today)

 

Watch for the finger and face of God in the events and people of your everyday life.

 

Knock  Shrine  Novena

Annual  National  Novena at Knock, 14th – 21st Aug

3.00pm & 8.00pm daily. Anointing of the Sick, 2.30pm daily. Wide range of topics & speakers. See poster on display board near main door.  A one-day trip could be very rewarding for ‘self and/or family.

 

Fatima National Pilgriamge : Sunday 1st Sept at Holycross Abbey., 2.30 – 5.00pm.  See poster

 

Lough  Derg Retreat Days

Diocesan Retreat at Lough Derg, 3rd & 4th Sept. See poster on notice board at main door of the church.

Bus seats & accommodation can be booked now.

 

Courses on Autism

St. Ailbe’ National School, with Midleton Centre for Autism, will hold courses in September for parents & professionals. Details at:  http://www.emlyns.ie. 

 

Knockcarron  Family Fun Day

Knockcarron Family Fun Day &Golden Mile Walk  Saturday 24th August 5.00-7.00pm. Walk begins at t 7pm followed by music in the Foxes Den.  Also ae a Teddy Bears Picnic (bring your own bear!) bouncy castle, face painting, children’s dress up, with prizes Refreshments, Raffle etc. All proceeds go to the running cost of the community hall.  Please Support.

 

Emly  Variety  Players

‘A Tribute and Celebration’ in honour of Denis Heffernan, Saturday, 24th  August, 8.00pm in Emly Parish Hall.  An Open Invitation to this special event highlighting the fun-filled and varied on-stage performances of our very valued member over the last 30 years.

Emly  Tennis  Club

Congratulation to Lisa & Ollie Moran , Helen Cahill & David Hennessy on winning the South Tipperary  Div. 2 League.  Split the Pot wins: Yvonne Keogh,  Johnny Martin, Niamh O Brien, Shirley Hartigan.

 

Listening  Process  Report

“Be dressed for action…be ready”, Jesus calls to us

in today’s Gospel. In the Listening Process wehave hard voices saying, “ensure faith into the future with family oriented activities…something that is family friendly encourages involvement.” (pg. 24). 

 

For Thought: How can we work together to support the faith of our families into the future?

Parish Bulletin – 28th July 2019: 17th Sunday

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Wednesday, Fri & Sat: 7.30pm; Sun:  11.00am.

 

First Friday: 2nd August. Masses: 9.30am, 7.30pm

Sacraments to those confined to home.

 

Month’s Mind:

Thomas Burke,The Bridge, Monemore-Sat 27th 7.30

 

Anniversaries:

Paddy & Kitty Dalton, Lackelly- Sun 28th, 11.00am

Peggy O’Brien, Ballyvistea – Fri 2nd  Aug, 7.30pm.

Larry Russell, Ballyone – Sat 3rd Aug, 7.30pm

Isabel Nugent, St. Ailbe’s Dr., – Sun 4th Aug, 11.00

 

Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30: Bridget Keogh; Sun 11.00am, Liam Ring.

 

Collectors – August.

Sat 7.30pm:      James Lonergan, Jim Corby,

Marie Hennessy.

Sun 11.00am:   Peter Breen, Mary McGrath,

Joe Barry, Betty Callanan.

 

Eucharist Ministers for August.

Sat 7.30pm;      Marie Hennessy.

Sun 11.00am:   Norita Kemp.

 

Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.

 

Thank  You

Mary Winters, who spoke last weekend about the work of Viatores Christi worldwide, has written to thank parishioners for a generous contribution of €853.96 to the cause.  She promises prayers for us.

 

Best  Teaching  Methods            

 

Who was your best teacher? How was s/he best

Probably because they stirred your imagination and could sum up things in a few simple words. To help you remember, s/he repeated the words.

 

Jesus had the best skills of a teacher – a ‘rabbi’.

He ‘stirred’ his disciples’ interest in wanting to pray. (Today’s gospel). Then he gave them a set of simple, one-line prayers. These one-liners summed up his own personal prayer with God whom he called ‘Father’. Over the three years, he repeated this set of one-liners several times, and in various places, to help them remember.

 

And not only to remember but to soak in the meaning of the lines. As he wants us to do too.

 

 

Words  from  Zambia

Tessa Byrne would like to thank all those who donated to here recent coffee morning. She greatly appreciates the support she received. A total of €1,390 was raised. All proceeds will be donated to Mwandi School, African Impact, Zambia.

 

St. Ailbe’s  Parish  Hall

St. Ailbe’s Hall is the property of the parish and is there to be of service to the people of the parish. In the past year, the costs of keeping the Hall ticking over came to €3,092 – for insurance, heat & lighting.

Rental is kept as low as possible for parish groups.

 

The Hall Committee – a sub-committee of the Parish Pastoral Council – is considering holding a fund-raising Community Breakfast on the Sunday close to St. Ailbe’s Day (12th Sept.). All bright ideas and offers of help will be welcome, please.

 

 

Pilgrims  at  Knock  Shrine

Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage on next Sunday, 4th August, led by Archbishop O’Reilly. Coaches from Galbally (7.30am) & Knocklong (7.45am). Pilgrims from Emly are asked to phone Bridget Fitzgerald on 086-3594571, after 7.00pm, each evening, to book. Adult fare: €25; children €10 each.

 

Annual National Novena at Knock shine, 14th – 21at August: 3.00pm & 8.00pm daily. Anointing of the Sick, 2.30pm daily. Wide range of topics & speakers See the poster on display board near main doors.

 

Courses  on  Autism

St. Ailbe’s National School, along with Midleton Centre for Autism, will hold courses in September for parents and for professionals. Further details available on school website: www.emlyns.ie

 

Diocesan  Listening  Report

Lord, teach us to pray.”

  1. a) “Every person has ups and downs in their lives but, having God on your side, I feel comfortable and very involved in the prayers and life of the Church. My prayer life sustains me.” (page 14)
  2. b) “Prayer groups in university. Up to 45 young people from UCD and Trinity gather for a Holy Hour. We are the future of the Church.” (page 30).

 

Give thought to: How can we raise awareness of the   .                    value of praying together in new ways?

 

Little  Pearls of  Wisdom

“A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing.“

 

“Give God what’s right, not what’s left (-over).”

 

“Having truth decay? Brush up on your Bible!”

 

“Exercise daily. Walk with God.”

Parish Bulletin – 21st July 2019 : 16th Sunday

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Wednesday & Sat: 7.30pm; Sun:  11.00am.

 

Death:

Maureen Key (nee O’Reilly, Rodus), in Cardiff.

Mary Toole (nee O’Dwyer, Chantersland), London.

 

Month’s Mind:

Thomas Burke,The Bridge, Monemore- Sat 27th 7.3

 

Anniversaries:

Paddy & Mary Burke, Monemore- Sat 20th , 7.30pm.

Paddy & Kitty Dalton, Lackelly – Sun 28th, 11.00am

 

Readers  For  Next  Week.

Saturday 7.30pm.         Anna O’Dwyer.

Sun  11.00am,             John Hennessy.

 

Collectors – July.

Sat 7.30pm:      Mary Condon, Gerry Heffernan,

Mary Slattery, John Bourke.

Sun 11.00am:   Rita Quish, Helena Cahill,

Johnny Martin.

 

Eucharist Ministers for July.

Sat 7.30;     Patsy Hennessy.

Sun 11am:  Bridget Heffernan.

Meeting of Eucharist Ministers: Tuesday, 23rd,     .    .              8.00pm,  Duhig House.

 

Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.

 

Church Cleaning: Tues 23rd , 10.15am

 

Open  Door,  Open  Heart.

 

We Irish like to boast about our hospitality. It’s a curious fact, worldwide, that people who have little by way of the world’s goods tend to be generous and welcoming. They know, at first  hand, how something small can make a big difference. Having a lot can make us hoarders.

 

Maybe we Irish learned hospitality from the Bible. Abraham and Sarah entertained three strangers who turned out to be angels come to gifts them with a child. Martha feeds a hungry Jesus and his hungry companions. Mary goes even further: she gives him her whole attention.

 

We do well when we give him attentive time.

 

 

Viatores  Christi  :  Welcome!

This weekend we welcome Mary Winters to spe

on behalf of Viatores Christi – Travellers for Christ. This is an association of Catholic lay

missionary development workers who serve in areas of need in Africa, Asia and South America.

 

Their purpose: “Our vision is a world of freedom, peace and justice, where everyone is empowered to live their lives with dignity, equality and respect. Challenged by Gospel values, we share life’s journey with the poor and marginalized. True to our Catholic tradition, we aim to uphold Christian values in everything.”

 

Your prayers and financial support will be much appreciated.  And volunteers greatly welcomed.

Pilgrimage  to  Knock  Shrine

Annual diocesan pilgrimage on Sunday, 4th August, led by Archbishop O’Reilly. Coaches from Galbally (7.30am) & Knocklong (7.45am). Pilgrims from Emly are asked to phone Bridget Fitzgerald on 086-3594571, after 7.00pm each evening, to book.

Adult fare:€25;  children €10 each.

 

Medjugorje

A handful of seats available on pilgrimage, from Shannon, 5th September. Contact: John O’Brien, group leader, 086-8586304.

 

Diocesan  Listening  Report (page 40)

“Mary sat down at the Lord’s feet and listened to him speaking.”

  1. a) “I believe it is women, and mothers in particular, who have done great work in passing on the faith.”
  2. b) “An increased role for women in Church life will ensure faith into the future.”
  3. c) “Women need to be involved in leadership and decision making.”

 

Give thought to: How best can we be inclusive of .     .                          the gifts of women in our Church?

 

Healing God,  come to my hidden corners,

open the doors to my soul rooms that are tightly locked.

Clarify my confusion, fire my neglected loves;

Brush off my dusty dreams, deepen my sense of self-esteem;

ease my sore relationships,

Nurture my spiritual hungers; stir up my connection with the world, grow my inner freedom.

Joyce Rupp.

Parish Bulletin – 14th July 2019

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues Thurs, Fri:   9.30am;

Wednesday & Sat: 7.30pm; Sun:  11.00am.

 

.Death:

James Purcell, Monemore.

 

Anniversaries:

Tommy & Peggy Purcell, Drumcamokgue –

Sat 13th July, 7.30pm.

Tom Riordan, Monemore – Sun 14th , 11.00am

Deceased of Ryan & Riordan families, Ballyvistea –

Wed 17th , 7.30pm.

Ian Mulcahy & Claude Thompson – Fri 19th, 9.30am

Paddy & Mary Burke, Monemore – Sat 20th , 7.30pm

 

Readers  For  Next  Week.

Saturday 7.30pm.         Mary O’Dwyer.

Sunday  11.00am,         Gillian Kemp.

 

Collectors – July.

Sat 7.30pm:      Mary Condon, Gerry Heffernan,

Mary Slattery, John Bourke. (Bartoose)

Sun 11.00am:   James Purcell, Rita Quish,

Helena Cahill, Johnny Martin.

 

Eucharist Ministers for July.

Sat 7.30;     Patsy Hennessy.

Sun 11am:  Brigid Heffernan.

 

Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.

 

Canon  Power Ledger

The girls & boys primary schools he built opened in 1910. Two years later, when everything was paid for, he published financial accounts.

Help Needed.                                                                          Help Given

Samaritans  Ireland

The Samaritans listening service was set up in  Ireland in 1962. There are now 20 branches in the Republic, with more than 2,000 trained active volunteers – who are drawn from all age groups and social backgrounds..

 

Volunteers answer almost 3 million calls over five years of freephone 116 123. Their aim is to protect the lives of callers by listening to them with respect, acceptance and patience. In the past few years, there has been a decrease in the number of deaths by suicide in the Republic.

 

To make contact with Samaritans Ireland                           for help or to volunteer, call 116 123.

 

 

Viatores  Christi

We will welcome Mary Winters to speak on behalf of Viatores Christi at Masses next Saturday and Sunday, 20/21 July. Founded in 1960, ‘Viatores’ is an association of Catholic lay missionary development workers who serve in areas of need in Africa, Asia, South America.

 

In visiting Emly (and all parishes of the diocese) Mary will offer an opportunity to anyone who feels called to volunteer their time, skills and talents. Also she will appeal for ongoing help both financially and, above all, through prayer. There will be a collection in aid of the work of Viatores Christi. Please help.

 

Coffee  Morning :  Zambia

Coffee Morning and Raffle this Sunday 14th  July in Cupán Tae (Donie’s) after Mass. In aid of Tessa Byrne who will Travel to Zambia, Africa,  in July as a Volunteer Teacher. We wish her God’s blessing.

 

                        Emly  Bord  na  nÓg
Hard luck to Emly u16 footballers who were narrowly defeated by Aherlow/Lattin.
Monday July 15th: U12 Hurling C-ship – Emly V Eire Óg in Emly at 7pm.
U16 Hurling C-ship – Emly/Treacys V Lattin/Aherlo in Lattin at 7pm.
Thanks to all who supported the club’s Church Gate Collection last weekend. €612.50 was raised.

Emly GAA Cúl Camp begins this Monday 15th July  Register online GAA Cúl Camps;  or early Monday.

 

Pilgrimage  to  Knock  Shrine

Archbishop O’Reilly will lead the diocesan pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Sunday, 4th Aug.

Coaches from Galbally (7.30am) & Knocklong (7.45am). Pilgrims from Emly should phone Bridget Fitzgerald on 086:3594571,after 7.00p

Fare: €25 per adult; children €10 each.

 

Medjugorje

A few seats left for pilgrimage to Medjugorje,  from Shannon on Thursday, 5th Sept.  Contact: John O’Brien, group leader,  086- 8586304.

 

Diocesan Listening Report, pg. 39:  “Volunteering is a chance for me to live the gospel, to help people, to share, to treat people as I would like to be treated myself.”  (How do your efforts make a difference?)

Parish Bulletin – 7th July 2019: 14th Sunday

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues,  Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Wednesday & Sat: 7.30pm;  Sun:  11.00am.

 

Death:

Richard Kissane, Listowel, Co. Kerry.

 

Anniversaries:

John Alymer, Ballyvistea – Sat 6th July, 7.30pm.

Jimmy & Mary O’Dea, Ballyhone- Sun 7th, 11.00am

Deceased of Connolly Family, Ballinaveen –                                        .      Wed 10th , 7.30pm.

Tommy & Peggy Purcell, Drumcamogue –                                      .      Sat 13th,  7.30pm.

Tom Riordan, Monemore – Sun 14th , 11.00am

 

Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30pm.: Frances O’Dwyer;

Sun  11am, :  Rita Quish.

Collectors – July.

Sat 7.30pm: Mary Condon, Gerry Heffernan,                                                                                                                                                                                          .                    Mary Slattery, John Bourke.                                        Sun 11.00am:11.00am: James Purcell, Rita Quish,

Helena Cahill, Johnny Martin.

 

Eucharist Ministers for July.

Sat 7.30pm;       Patsy Hennessy.

Sun 11.00am:  Bridget Heffernan.

Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.

A time to sit in gentle friendship with Jesus.

 

Pastoral Council: meeting Wed 10th, 8.30pm

 

 

 

 

“No  Place  Like  Home”

We are, in general, fond of the village, town or neighbourhood where we grew up. We carry  good memories when they leave it and pass on our home-based stories to our children.

           

It was the same with the Jewish people in exile in Babylon, 600 years before Jesus. They pined for ‘home-town’ Jerusalem. So also did their children who had never seen it but had learned of its special place in their history and religion.

 

Today’s First Reading is a poem expressing thei excitement at the prospect of going home and feeling God’s welcome there. They’d be like infants cradled and nursed by their Mother.

(Be glad : God continues to wish to mother us.)

 

 

Phase 3: Church Grounds & Access

The architect’s plans are still on display at the main porchway. Please make sure to view them. Much thought has gone into the planning. If you have any queries or observations about the proposed plans, please make them known to Fr. Moloney before the end of this coming week.

 

Cemetery  Mass  ‘Thank  You’

On behalf of the many eole who attended the Cemetery Mass on last Wednesday, we thank the Pastoral Council, Choir, caretaker, groundsman and all who lent a helping hand. May our community prayers be granted and our togetherness give comfor

The Village looks magnificent these days.

 

 

 

Fr. Tom  says  ‘Thanks’

Fr. Tom Casey, SMA, and his family would like to offer a word of thanks to the parishioners of Emly for their wonderful support on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of his ordination to Priesthood.

 

“We wish to thank the choir and all involved in the running of the parish for the welcome and the wonderful spirit seen on Friday evening, 28th June. You are all in our prayers.”

 

Knock  Shrine  Pilgrimage

Annual Cashel & Emly pilgrimage to Knock Shrine takes place on Sunday, 4th August. Information  re travel (coach) arrangements known next week.

 

Lough  Derg  Pilgrimages

The season for 3-day pilgrimages is now open, until  Tuesday 13th Aug.. Advance booking  not necessary. For arrangements , phone Lorraine:  071-9861518.

 

Coffee  Morning

Coffee Morning and Raffle on next Sunday 14th July in Cupán Tae (Donie’s) after Mass – in Aid of Tessa Byrne who is travelling to Zambia, Africa, this month as a Volunteer Teacher.

 

Emly  Tennis  Club

‘Split the Pot’ winners in recent weeks:Joe McEniry, Roger  English , Kate Hartigan , Joan Heelan , Billy Hartigan, John Burke, Martin Durcan are the Split The Pot winners over the last few weeks .Thanks to all. Best luck to our players South Tipp League.

 

Emly  Tidy  Towns

Please remember to water window boxes and tubs.  Weekly Tidy-Up this Wednesday evening.   Meeting in church car park at 7.00pm.  All hands on deck.

 

St. Benedict, Patron of Europe. Wednesday 10th

Parish Bulletin – 30th June 2019 : 13th Sunday

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Wednesday, Fri & Sat: 7.30pm; Sun:  11.00am.

First Friday: 5th July. Massses: 9.30am & 7.30pm.

 

Anniversaries:

Michael & Noreen Ring,Gurteen- Sun 30th , 11.00

Nellie & Tommy Higgins, Gurteen, Michael, Ellen & Teresa Burke; Sheila & Paddy Kelly, Monemore –  Wed, 3rd July, 7.30pm; & Cemetery Mass.

John Alymer, Ballyvistea – Sat 6th July, 7.30pm.

Jimmy & Mary O’Dea, Ballyone – Sun 7th, 11.00am

 

Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30pm: Mary McGrath; Sun  11am:Peter Breen.

 

Collectors  – July.

Sat 7.30pm:      Mary Condon, Gerry Heffernan,

Mary Slattery, John Bourke.

Sun 11.00am:   James Purcell, Rita Quish,

Helena Cahill, Johnny Martin.

 

Eucharist Ministers for July.

Sat 7.30;     Patsy Hennessy.

Sun 11am:  Bridget Heffernan.

 

Adoration: NOT this week, due to Cemetery Mass.

 

Church Cleaning: Tuesday 2nd July, 1015am.

 

Monday 1st July:  St. Oliver Plunkett, Martyred for the Faith on 1st July 1681, at Tyburn, London.

Wednesday 3rd: St. Thomas, Apostle. He rose to an expression of deep faith: “My Lord and my God”.

 

 

 

 

Crossing  Hard  Borders

The direct route from Galilee to Jerusalem led through Samaria; but most Jews avoided it. There was a centuries’ old quarrel beween the Jews and the Samaritans. In fact, the Samaritans did everything possible to obstruct Jews who might take the direct route.

 

When Jesus deliberately takes this route he is extending a hand of friendship to a people who are regarded as enemies. His offer is rejected but, far from responding with anger, he accepts their rejection and moves on. He bears them no ill-will. Instead, he is patient and respectful.

 

This event is a model of tolerance – to accept that others may have different valid standpoints.

 

 

Cemetery  Mass

Annual Mass for the deceased of the parish – with a special intention for those buried in St.Ailbe’s Cemetery – will take place on this Wednesday, 3rd July, 7.30pm. Please pass on word to family members and friends living in nearby parishes or further afield.  We recall the age=old saying: “It is a         holy and a wholesome thought to pray for the dead.”

 

 Visits to the Sick

If you have a family member or close friend in        hospital or nursing h ome and if s/he would like to receive a visit from one of the priests of the parish, please pass on word to Fr. Moloney or Fr. Rochford.

 

 

Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning and Raffle On Sunday 14th July in Cupán Tae (Donie’s) after Mass in Aid of Tessa Byrne who will be Travelling to Zambia, Africa, in July as a Volunteer Teacher.

 

Viatores  Christi

‘Viatores Christi’(meaning ‘those who journey for Christ’) is an association of people who volunteer to

work overseas for some years, in seriously poor parts of the world. They work hand-in-hand with  religious missionaries. A speaker from ‘Viatores’ will visit us in Emly on the weekend of  20/21July.

 

Hillwalking Radio Group.

The annual fundraising walk ‘Ramble In The Glen’  on next Saturday 6th July, 7.00pm in Lisvernane. This walk is low level snd takes about one hour. Refreshments and raffle afterwards in the hall. Mass is available in Lisvernane prior to the walk, 6.00pm. Full details:www.hillwalkingradio.blogspot.com.

 

Emly  Hospice  Support  Group

Emly Hospice Support Group would like to thank all who contributed by sponsorship or who bought tickets from the Committee Members for our annual fundraiser. We got a great reception at every door in   the local parish. We raised €10,400. Thanks to all.

 

Emly  Historical  Journal  2019

A final ‘Final Call’ for scripts and photos this weekend.  Material may be sent directly to: emlyhisoricaljournal19@gmail.com, or given to John Buckley, Mike Hennessy,  Fr. Bernie Moloney

Parish Bulletin – 23rd June 2019

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Wednesday  Fri & Sat: 7.30pm; Sun:  11.00am.

 

.Death:

Thomas Burke, The Bridge, Monemore.

 

Anniversaries:

Mary, Tom & Michael Hogan, Drumcamogue –

Sat 22nd June, 7.30pm.

Joe Taylor & Charles Taylor, Monemore – Sunday     .       23rd June, 11.00am.

Mary Harty & deceased of Harty Family, Monemore —  Wednsday 26th June, 7.30pm.

Noreen & Michael Ring, Gurteen – Sun 30th , 11.00.

 

Readers  For  Next  Week.

Saturday 7.30pm.         Mary Condon.

Sun  11am,                   Brendan Moloney.

 

Collectors – June.

Sat 7.30pm:      Michael Hennessy, Denis Heffernan

Betty Callanan.

Sun 11.00am:   Paddy Hanley, Liz Creamer,

Peggy Keogh, John Buckley.

 

Eucharist Ministers for June.

Sat 7.30: Bridget Keogh; Sun 11.00:  Rita Quish.

 

Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.

 

Choir Practice (‘short’): Wednesday, 8.00pm.

 

Emigrant Services Collection: €240. Thank you.

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‘Thank You’ from Trócaire for parish Lenten donations & for €260 from Confirmation children.

 

For  Many  Reasons

 

We come to Mass for many reasons :                                            to receive the Lord Jesus in Holy Communion;                               to be part of the parish family of God;

we come for healing of heartache, of sorrow, of troubled mind, of hurting memories, and the                        healing of our sinful ways -we call it forgivenes

All this may happen if we remain open in heart.

 

We come to pray for others who may find it hard to pray for themselves at this time;                we come to ask others to pray for us when we are unable to muster prayer for ourselves.

 

Seeing one another in the congregation reminds us that we are part of a wide family of Faith, each with hidden needs that Jesus desires to hea

 

 

Do  This  In  Memory

Renewed thanks to the Principal & Staff of St. Ailbe School for their preparation and faith support of the First Communion children – with special words of thanks to Class Teachers, Mrs. Anita Hurley, Mrs. Helen Kennedy & Mr. Paddy O’Shea. Thanks too to Laura Byrne, Diarmuid Condron & John Sheehan – the parents planning group who promoted the parish  -and-home programme, Do This In Memory. The final Mass of this programme on this Saturday, 22nd

 

Fr.  Tom  Casey  S.M.A..

Fr. Tom will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of his Ordination with Mass in St. Ailbe’s Parish Church on this Friday, 28th June, 7.30pm.  A missionary in

Africa, he is well known to Emly parishioners.  All

Emly  Historical  Journal  2019

A final call to clubs, community groups and to individual parishioners to submit articles, photos and items of general interest before next Monday, 1st July – final deadline.

 

Please remind your club/group ‘scribe’.

 

It’s best that scripts are emailed directly to emlyhistoricaljournal19@gmail.com.  Failing that, you may hand them to either John Buckley, Mike Hennessy or Fr. Bernie Moloney.

 

Photos: the original prints, if at all possible. With all the people in each photo named. Again, please give them to the editorial team. Photos will be held carefully and returned safely.

 

Emly Hospice Group

An Cailín Álainn Hospice Group fundraiser this Saturday night, 22nd June, at Byrne’s County Tavern   Please come along for a great night’s entertainment.

 

Emly  Tidy  Towns

Judging now under way.  Please remember to water window boxes and tubs.  Weekly Tidy-Up this Wednesday evening; meet in church car park 7.00p Note change of day this week. Every hand helps.

 

                            Cemetery  Mass

Annual Mass for the deceased of the parish – with a special intention for those buried in St. Ailbe’s Cemetery – will take place on Wednesday, 3rd July, 7.30pm. Please pass on word to family members and friends living in nearby parishes or further afield.

 

Friday next 28th  : Feast of the Sacred Heart.  Home Novena leaflets available at church main doors.

Parish Bulletin – 16th June 2019: Holy Trinity

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Wednesday & Sat: 7.30pm; Sun:  11.00am.

 

.Month’s Mind:

Philip Purcell, Glenbane Lodge- St 15th June,

7.30pm.

Anniversaries

John Joe Lonergan & Parents, Lisobyhane- Sun 16th

11.00am.

Jerry O’Carroll, Cromhill- Sun 16th June, 11.00am

Bridget Flynn, Ballyvistea-Wed 19th June, 7.30pm

Mary, Tom & Michael Hogan, Drumcamogue-                                          .      Sat 22nd June, 7.30pm.

Joe Taylor & Charles Taylor, Monemore – Sunday .       .      23rd June, 11.00am

 

Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30:Jim Corby; Sun  11.00: Michelle Lonergan.

 

Collectors – June.

Sat 7.30pm:      Michael Hennessy, Denis Heffernan

Betty Callanan.

Sun 11.00am:   Paddy Hanley, Liz Creamer,

Peggy Keogh, John Buckley.

 

Eucharist Ministers for June.

Sat 7.30: Bridget Keogh; Sun 11.00am:  Rita Quish.

           Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.

 

‘Do  This  in  Memory’

The 7.30pm Mass on next Saturday, 22nd , will be a Family Mass that completes the home-and-parish

preparation Programme  for First Holy Communion.

 

To  Be  A  Father

 

It’s great to be a father when the school report says, “Well behaved; always tries her/his best.”

It’s great when, at the end of a long day, you over-hear your child’s night prayer, “God, bless Daddy.”

 

It’s hard to be a father when your 16-year old is doing all the things you warned against.

It’s very hard when you bury your child of any age.

 

It’s great when you’re watching your son or daughter play for the club or school, or ride a horse, or sing a song and your best pal gives you a nudge and says, “A chip off the old block.”

It’s great on holidays for a week without shaving, and your 4-year old girl, fingering your stubble, asks “Daddy, why doesn’t Mammy have a beard?”

 

It’s hard to be a father when things fall badly apart, and you seldom meet your children again.

 

It’s great to be a father when Santa Claus brings ‘perfect presents’ and you get to play with them too!

It’s great when you’re walking your daughter up the aisle, and it seems only yesterday you walked down the aisle with her mother.

 

It’s great to be a grandfather when your grandchild asks (or commands),”Granddad, tell me a story.”

 

 

Sacred  Heart  Novena

Friday, 28th June, is the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. There has been a long tradition in Emly parish of devotion to the sacred Heart. The notes recorded in Canon Power’s Ledger show stretching back to the very first days of our parish church.

You are invited to engage in a home-based 9-day Novena, from next Thursday 20th till Friday 28th .

It needs just 10 minutes a day. Special Novena leaflets are available at the church doors.

 

Fr. Bernie Moloney, P.P, 062-57111; 087-6366656       

Fr. Seamus Rochford, A.P., 062-57103

 

Congratulations

The Board of Management and Staff of St. Ailbe’s National School are to be congratulated on the establishment, official Opening and Blessing of the new A.S.D.Unit. This superb facility will be of enormous benefit to pupils who live with autism – and it will assist their families. A particular word of appreciation to Principal, Mrs. Pauline Finnan, who worked might and main to get this Unit established. Thanks too to all parishioners who supported the fund-raising efforts for special equipment.

 

Emly  Hospice  Group

Emly Hospice Group will hold their annual Local Fundraiser – An Cailín Álainn –  next Saturday 22nd  June. The Committee will sell tickets door-to-door. Hospice services make a world of difference.

 

Emly Tidy Towns

Weekly Tidy-Up: this Thursday.  Meeting in church car park ,7.00pm.  All hands on deck. Judging has begun  nation-wide. Emly needs to look its best.

 

Canon  Power  Ledger

A new page is on display. It tells of the contract to have carving works carried out on the pillars.

 

Cashel & Emly Martyrs

Next Wednesday, 19th June, has been named as a special Memorial Day of the four beatified Martyrs of our diocese, including Bl. Dermot O’Hurley, Bl. Terence Albert O’Brien, both of Emly. We’re asked to keep in prayer all those suffering persecution for their Faith in our time. Places of active persecution of Christians – including very many Catholics – are Nigeria, Egypt, Syria, Sri Lanka, India, China, Saudi  Arabia,  Pakistan, Sudan, the Philippines, and more.

 

Happy  Father’s  Day!

 

It will be the Feast of the Body & Blood of Christ.