MASSES DURING THE WEEK
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri, 9.30am; Wed, Sat,7.30pm, Sun 11am.
Every Saturday 3.30 to 4pm.
Mary Jo Kissane, Drumcomogue.
Pat Joy, Monemore, 1st anniversary, Sat 2nd May 7.30pm.
The Leahy family, Ballyvistea, Sun 3rd May at 11am.
William O’Dea, formerly Ballyhone, Sat 9th May at 7.30pm.
Tom, Noel & Mary Burke, Lackelly, Sun 10th May 11am.
Doroth Duhig, Moore Abbey, Galbally.
READERS – Next Weekend.
Sat 7.30pm; Bridget Keogh.
Sun 11am; John Hennessy.
COLLECTORS – May
Sat 7.30pm:Michael O’Dwyer, Pauline Burke,
. Dympna White, Mary Heffernan.
Sun 11am: Tom Slattery, John Hennessy,
As with all good vine growers, God cares for his crop, nurturing it, pruning it, giving it all it needs so that it can grow and reach its full potential. We are no doubt the branches. What does it mean to be a branch? Branches must be connected to the vine or they bear no fruit. Even those branches that do bear fruit, they need pruning so that they can grow and bear even more fruit. As we are all too well aware, productivity seems to be the measure of success in the world today, in our education systems, in the workplace, in economics; we are measured by what we produce. Is Jesus really adding on the pressure in this Gospel passage by telling us that he wants to see results or else!?
BISHOP’S PASTORAL STATEMENT
A Pastoral statement by the Irish Bishops on the meaning of marriage is available at the church doors. Please take one and read at this important time for marriage, for children and for families.
EMLY N.S. BUMPER DRAW; WINNERS
Sunday 26th April 2015.
€200 – Sean Croker, €50 – Margaret O’Connell,
€50 – Paddy Clancy, €50 – Jeanette Moriarty,
€50 – Claire Ryan, Sellers Prize – Elaine Corby.
SET DANCING AND SOCIAL DANCING
Classes every Friday night in Emly hall at 9pm.
LOURDES YOUTH FUNDRAISING NIGHT
“Get your Act Together” on Friday 8th May in Byrne’s Tavern. Great night assured.
EMLY COMMUNITY PLAYSCHOOL.
Emly Community Playschool are now enrolling for the free ECCE places for September 2015. Part time places also available. Please contact Catriona Englishby at 087-9767349.
EMLY NATIONAL SCHOOL
There will be a clothes collection on Friday 15th May. Bags can be left into the School on or before 9am on Friday. The following items are acceptabe, Adult and children’s clothing, Paired shoes, Handbags and belts, Curtains, Bedding and towels.
The walkathon which is a fundraiser for the new hurling wall will take place on Friday July 3rd from 7pm to 7pm on Saturday July 4th. We are still looking for leaders and anyone interested please contact John McGrath (087-9660344), David Byrnes (087-6148773) or Eddie Hanley (087-9299644
Mock Wedding in aid of Emly Hospice Support Group in Byrnes Tavern, on Saturday 16th May. Doors open at 8.30pm. Music by Willie Bun. Ceremony and Buffet followed by Reception. Tickets €10.
Emly choir to hold choir practice in the church next Wednesday evening at 8pm. New members welcome.