There will be NO Masses on Mon & Tues next. Masses during the week are: Wed, Thurs, Fri 9.30am; Wed 7.30pm;
WEEKEND: Sat 7.30pm; Sun 11am.
ASH WEDNESDAY – LENT
Next Wed is Ash Wednesday. Ashes will be distributed after the morning and evening Masses.
Ashes are a grim reminder that the things of this world do not last forever … ‘dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return’. Being marked with ashes is a public sign that one is taking on some act of penance during Lent. To repent means literally to think again. It entails taking an honest look at oneself with a decision to improve. Jesus prepared for his public mission in forty days of prayer and fasting. Lent is a season of preparation for the renewal of our baptismal commitments.
With sadness we record the death of Fr Seán Kennedy C.C., Emly who died on Monday last.
A sincere word of thanks to the parishioners of Emly for their support at this time and for the great help and planning of the funeral, celebration of the Requiem Mass and catering . All that was done is greatly appreciated and was a fitting tribute to a man who spent so many years living in Emly.
THE IRISH CATHOLIC The ‘Irish Catholic’ newspaper is on sale (price €1.50.)
Simon responded to the invitation from Jesus to put out the net again, with surprising results. Simon had a profound sense of a power at work that he could not understand. The disciples ‘left everything and followed Jesus’. This step was preceded by their experience of the concern of Jesus for them, the attraction of his work, teaching and actions.
Michael O’Dwyer, Ballyhone – Sun 10th 7.30pm.
Ned O’Meara, Chantersland, Wed 13th 7.30pm
Ml O’Connell, Ballycurrane – Thurs 14th 9.30am
Paul O’Heney, Lisobyhane – Sat 16th 7.30pm.
Pat & Eileen Hennessy, Lisobyhane
– Sun 17th Feb 11am.
COLLECTORS –February 2013.
Sat 7.30pm: Michael Hennessy, John Clancy,
Danny Burke, Josephine Cleary
Sun 11am: Paddy Hanley, Liz Creamer,
Peggy Keogh, John Buckley.
READERS – Next Weekend
Sat 7.30pm: Nora O’Brien
Sun 11am: John Hennessy
(If a reader is unable to fulfil a duty it would be appreciated if another reader was asked to fill in.)
We offer our sympathies to the family of the late Fr. Seán Kennedy.
A meeting will be held on Mon (11th Feb) at 8pm in the hall. This is an open meeting. Those interested in being involved in ‘ The Gathering’ are invited. Anybody willing to provide accommodation for ‘The Gathering’ 18th to 21st July should contact Catherine Quish.
Emly GAA club extends its sympathy to the Bourke family on the recent death of Pat Bourke and the Kennedy family on death of Fr Sean Kennedy. Thanks you to all members who took part in the guards of honour at both funerals. West Board is offering Season Ticket for 75 Euro or two for 120 Euro. This gives entry to all West Board Fixtures for 2013 including Juvenile. Lotto prize still rolls over every week and now stands at €8000. Ti ckets €2.
LOURDES PILGRIMAGE – Cashel & Emly
Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place 16th – 21st June
5 nights – Fully inclusive price €699.
Booking Forms from: Joe Walsh Tours,
143, Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2.
Tel: 012410811; 012410810
DEFIBRILLATOR Contact telephone No: 087/9176250