Parish Bulletin – 10th February 2019 : 5th Sunday

Mon,  Tues,  Thurs,  Fri, 9.30am;

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



Brigid, Stephen & Michael McInerney, Main St. –

Sat 9th Feb., 7.30pm.

Ned O’Meara, Chartersland –Sun 10th Feb,  11.00am

James Lonergan, Tulla – Wed 13th Feb., 7.30pm.

Mary Mackessy, Tralee & Boro Rd, & Ryan family —  Sat 16th Feb., 7.30pm..

The Hanley family, Tulla – Sun 17th Feb., 11.00am.


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Saturday 7.30pm.         Frances O’ Dwyer.

Sun  11.00am,             Confirmation Children..


Collectors – ( & Counters team) February.

Sat 7.30pm:      Michael Hennessy, Denis Heffernan

Betty Callanan,

Sun 11.00am:   Paddy Hanley, Liz Creamer,

Peggy Keogh, John Buckley.


Eucharist Ministers for January.

Sat 7.30;     Patsy Hennessy.

Sun 11am:  Bridget Heffernan.


Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.


Pastoral Council : Meeting on Friday 15th , 8.00pm


Parish Financial Statement 2018 : Please take home a copy and study it carefully. Thanks to the Parish Finance Committee for members’ work throughout the year and, for preparing/ presenting the accounts so clearly: Catherine  Quish, Brigid Keogh, Helen O’Meara, Ollie Moran, Fr. Moloney.






A  Mighty  First  Step

Pope Francis was in Abu Dhabi for five days this past week. It is the first time a Pope has set foot on the Arabian Peninsula,  in a country where Muslims  are dominant. While there, he celebrated an open-air Mass with 100,000 Catholics (mostly immigrants) – the first time such an event occurred on Arab soil.


The Pope was invited to Abu Dhabi by the Grand Imam of Sunni Islam to attend a conference of the leaders of several major religions. Having conversed and prayed together across the days, Pope Francis and the Grand Imam declared:                                                                           “Faith leads a believer to see in the other a brother or sister to be supported and loved.”


It took courage for the Grand Imam to invite the Pope. It took courage for Francis to go. Courage combined with Faith can build justice and peace


Sealed  with  the  Spirit

Next Sunday, during 11.00am Mass, the candidates for Confirmation will enroll in our Home-and-Parish

preparation programme Sealed with the Spirit.

Please take them into your prayers in these months.


St Ailbe’s  National  School

Annual Bumper Draw  starts on Sunday 24th Februar in Duhig House after 11.00am Mass.  €50 a line or €5-a-week for ten weeks. This year we are pushing for more support  to finish off our new playground facility for the school children. Support  appreciated. Any queries : please call the school at 062 -57422.


St Ailbe’s NS will hold an Open Day on the coming Tuesday 12th February, 1.30  – 2.30pm.  Enrolment forms available from the office or to download from our website.  We welcome all who are enrolling their children this coming September 2019.




“Thank  You”

A big thank you to everyone who supported the Ceilí fundraiser for specialist playground equipment for St. Ailbe’s National School.  €1550.00  raised.


St. Ailbe’s  Ladies  Football  Club

The club is currently recruiting new players for the upcoming season. Parents of any player aged under-6 and upwards can contact Annie Lonergan on 087-9650624. Anyone interested in joining the junior team,  contact Anne McGrath on 087-2167247.

We hope to begin a new fun initiative called ‘Gaelic 4Mothers and Others’. It is an innovative way to introduce mothers and other women to playing Ladies Gaelic Football in a fun, non-competitive and social environment. For more information, contact Anne McGrath on the above number.


Emly Ladies Club

Meeting of Emly Ladies Club on this  Tuesday, 12th February, 7.30pm.  New members most welcome.


Lourdes Fund Draw

Tickets for the annual Cashel & Emly Lourdes Fund Draw: available from Patsy Byrne & Patsy Hennessy


This Monday, 11th February,  is the annual Feastday of Our Lady of Lourdes – a special day of prayer for the ill, the invalided and all who are troubled.  Why not pray a decade of the Rosary at home this night!


Circle of Friends, Tipperary.

A Public Viewing of the new Circle of Friends centr  at Knockanrawley, Tipp Town, on Saturday 23rd Feb

12.00nn – 4.00pm.  The people of Emly fund-raised for this building.  Please come and see it!


Emly  Historical  Journal  2019

A reminder to set the biro to work or  plug in the laptop; dust off the photo album, jog the memory, check the club minutes;  do a little digging!