Parish Billetin – 15th April 2018

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Wed  & Sat: 7.30pm; Sun:  11.00am.



Tony Lynch, formerly of Emly, died in London.


Denis Beary, Main St. – Sat 14th , 7.30pm.

John Murphy, Tulla – Sun 15th , 11.00am

Noel & Donie O’Connell, Main St –Mon 16th , 9.30


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30.: Mary McGrath; Sun  11: Norita Kemp.


Collectors – April

Sat 7.30pm:      James Lonergan, Philip Purcell,

Jim Corby.

Sun 11.00am:   Peter Breen, Mary McGrath

Joe Barry.


Eucharist Ministers for April

Sat 7.30pm:  Bridget Keogh; Sun 11am:  Rita Quish.


Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.


Prayer  for  Life

A number of people will be fasting and praying on Croach Patrick, Co. Mayo, during the coming 40 days for the Retention of the 8th Amendment. You can join in spirit with them during Adoration time on Wednesdays,  or  during a visit to the parish church on  any and all days,  9.00am – 7.00pm.


Do  This  In  Memory

Mass for First Eucharist families on next Sunday 22nd , 11.00am.  Please keep them in your prayers.

Planning meeting Monday 16th, 8.00pm

Pastoral Council : meeting this Wed 18th, 8.00pm.


Parish ‘Listening  Event’

The aim of the ‘Listening’ Event is to give parishioners the opportunity to express t heir views on what is helpful and/or unhelpful about parish life as they experience it.  And, also, to consider how we, as a Faith community, might go about developing parish life in the next few years.  Challenges and opportunities lie ahead.


About 100 people from the parishes of our Deanery attended the planning meeting in St. Ailbe’s Hall on last Thursday – 15 from Emly.


Our parish ‘Listening’ Event will be on Thursday 10th May, 8.00 – 9.30pm, in St. Ailbe’s Parish Hall. Each parishioner is invited, whether you are a regular church-goer or are not

It would be appreciated if organisations in the parish would keep this date free of events so as to enable people to attend the ‘Listening’ Event.


Family  Festival  of  Fun

Our diocese is running “We Are Family – Festival of Fun” on Sunday 29th April, at Tipperary Race Course, Limerick Junction, 1.00 – 4.30pm.  FREE !

This is in preparation for the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, (22nd – 26th August). Invitations will be given this to all the children at St. Ailbe’s National School – including Programme for the Day


St. Ailbe’s  National School  Draw

Annual Bumper Draw starts this Sunday in Duhig House, after 11.00am Mass.  €5 per week, 10 weeks.  €450 weekly cash prizes. Final week extra draw.                 .                     All support appreciated.




Emly Defibrillator     087-9176250.

Defibrillator Course

A first responder course for present & new members on Sat 21st Apri,10am – 12 noon, and Mon 23rd April  7.00 – 9.00pm. Text Michelle 087-9176250 to book.


Emly Ladies Football

Cake Sale & Monster Raffle on Sunday 6th May in Cupán Tae (Donies) Please come & support our Club


                    Emly  Hospice  Support  Group

The Support Group will hold ‘EMLY X FACTOR’ in Byrnes Tavern,  Sat 23th  June. Anyone wishing to take part  —  contact any committee member. New members  very welcome to join.                                                         .    Door- to-door ticket sales will begin early May.


Emly Historical Society

The Society will run a day trip to Wexford on Sat  19th May.  Details & final costs to be confirmed.

A short stop in Waterford; visit Dunbrody Famine Ship, New Ross, tour of National 1788 Rebellion Centre, Enniscorthy; dinner on way home.  Deposits to :  John Buckley (Treasurer) or Jonas Callanan.


Emly  Tidy  Towns

Summer Festival  Meeting this Tues 17th April in Parish Hall at 8.30pm.  Presently we are completing our entry form and our 3-year plan which has to be submitted by 23rd May.    For  Emly to progress in the Tidy Towns Competition it is essential that the community  be  involved  with the work of the Committee, even if only for one evening a month.   Join in a “Blitz Our Village” on Thurs 19th April. Meet in church car park, 7pm. Tea in Byrnes Tavern


Emly  Lourdes  Youth  Fundraiser

Byrne Tavern, Sat 28th April. Pleas support.


Trócaire  : €1915 so far.  Thank you.