Parish Bulletin – 10th December 2017

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Wednesday & Sat: 7.30pm; Sun:  11am.



Michael & Nellie Frwaley & Family, Lisobyhane – .    .     Sun 10th Dec., 11.00am.

Patrick Nugent, The Village – Wed 13th .30pm

Gerard Birrane, The Vijllage – Sat 16th Dec, 7.30pm

William O’Meara, Bartoose & Sr.Catherine O’Meara – Sun 17th Dec , 11.00am


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30,           Mary McGrath.

Sun  11am,        Michelle Lonergan.


Collectors – December.

Sat 7.30pm:      James Lonergan, Philip Purcell,

Jim Corby.

Sun 11.00am:   Peter Breen, Mary McGrath,

Joe Barry, Michael McGrath.


Eucharist Ministers for December.

Sat 7.30;     Bridget Keogh.

Sun 11am:  Rita Quish.


Adoration: Wednesday 4.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.


Church  Face-Lift

Thanks to your continued support of the Church Repair Fund, a special cleaning process has revealed the beauty of the church façade and  the churchyard crosses/headstones. Compliments to Flanagans of Cahir & to staff members Ailbe & Stephen Lonergan..


Works yet to be done: install an access ramp and resurface part or all of the churchyard.

{Annual parish accounts – end of January}.


from  Darkness  to  Light


Advent  Celebration  of  God’s  Mercy


with  Fr. Seamus Enright, CSsR.,  Redemptorist, Limerick.


 in our  Parish  Church  of St. Ailbe,

for ourselves  &  surrounding parishes.


Monday, 11th Dec,  7.30pm


A beautiful ceremony is planned.

Priests available for Confession afterwards.


“Do  This  In  Memory”

11.00am Mass this Sunday will include  Enrolment of children who will prepare for First Holy Communion 2018. Please support them & parents with your prayers and words of encouragement.


Naíonán  Naofa (Holy Infant) Sunday

It’s a good tradition to have a Christmas Crib in your home. Please bring along the Holy Infant figure from your Crib for blessing next weekend. Place it beside the Baptismal Font before Mass.

St. Ailbe School Band plays at Mass on Sat evening


A  Youth  Club  in  Emly

Youth Club Ireland plans to open a Youth Club in Ely for 8 – 12 year olds. If interested, contact Paula Cleary 087-2860992 or Zoe Gogarty 087-9100727. Any adult willing to help, please make contact too.


Parish Choir: Christmas Practice, Tues 12th 8-9pm.


Blood Donors: Ballykisteen, Wed/Thurs , 5-8pm

Thank  You

A big thank you to all who supported/baked/ helped with the Coffee Morning & cake sale for Circle of Friends (Tipperary) last weekend.  €1500  raised.


New Year Party

Emly Parish in conjunction with Emly Tidy Towns: New Year Party in the Parish Hall, Emly, on Sunday 7th January 2018.  Mass in the Hall at 1.00pm followed  by a four course meal and entertainment.  Tickets available at The Post Office, Callanan’s Shop or from Patsy Hennessy.


Emly Comhaltas

Comhaltas Emly will hold a Music Session on Wednesday 13th Dec. at 7.00pm in the Parish Hall. Raffle & Prizes on the night. All welcome and support appreciated . Our 5k walk is on Sunday 14th   January; from church car park. More details to come

Emly GAA/Emly Bord na nÓg

Annual Sale of Work, Timber Sale, Cake Sale and Raffle will take place this Sunday at 11.30am

in Parish Hall. All Cakes to be dropped to hall on Sunday from 10.30.


Emly Hospice Support Group.

Emly Hospice support group will host a Christmas Coffee Morning  & Raffle with festive mulled wine & mince pies on Sunday 24th December in Cupán Té (Donies), 11.00am -1.00pm in aid of the South Tipperary Hospice. Support appreciated.   €10,000  raised €10,000 in 2017. Now to kick-start for 2018.


John the Baptizer “roughed it”: poor desert grub, dressed in camel skins, and a life-changing message –“turn away from evil ways.”Yet people were drawn to him. So: who draws the best out of you?