THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
“Take time to be aware that in the very midst of our busy preparations for the celebration of Christ’s birth in ancient Bethlehem, Christ is reborn in the Bethlehems of our homes and daily lives. Take time, slow down, be still, be awake to the Divine Mystery that looks so common and so ordinary yet is wondrously present.
A Pilgrim’s Almanac – Edward Hays
Weekdays: Mon, Thurs & Fri 9.30am.
Wed 7.30pm; Note: No Mass on Tues Morning.
Sat: 7.30pm; Sun 9am & 11am.
ANNIVERSARIES OF THE DEAD
Charlie Hayes, Duncummin – Sat 10th 7.30pm.
Tim Hartigan, St. Ailbe’s Dr. – Sun 11th 11am.
Jack & Mary Heffernan, Ballinagranna- Mon 12th
Wm & Sr. Catherine O’Meara – Wed 7.30pm.
John & Kathleen Purcell, Monemore- Thurs 9.30
Breda Dalton, Lackelly – Sat 17th 9.30pm.
Mary McKeogh & Pauline Mullins-Sun 18th 11am
A choir practice in preparation for Christmas will take place in the church on Wed next 8 pm.
The Annual Parish Christmas Party will take place in the Golden Thatch on Sun next 18th Dec 2pm.
Contact telephone No: 087/9176250
John the Baptist came to bear witness to Jesus. Who have been the people who have borne witness to you of the good news of the gospel that God loves you – a friend, a parent, a teacher, etc? To whom have you borne that witness?
John was ‘the voice of one crying out in the wilderness.’ Have you been able to give hope to other people when they were in the wilderness?
READERS – Next Weekend
Sat 7.30pm: Mary McGrath
Sun 9am: Bridget Keogh
Sun 11am: Tessa Byrne
(If a reader is unable to fulfil a duty it would be appreciated if another reader was asked to fill in.)
MASS SERVERS – Dec
10th/11th 7.30pm – Sect A ; 11am – Sect B
17th/18th 7.30pm – Sect C; 11am – Sect D
24th/25th 7.30pm – Sect B; 11am – Sect A
COLLECTORS – December
Sat 7.30pm: James Lonergan, Philip Purcell,
Marion Dawson, Jim Corby
Sun 9am: John O’Brien, Jonas Callanan
Sun 11am: Peter Breen, Mary McGrath
John Burke (Coolboy), Michael McGrath.
Thanks to all who financially supports the parish each year. The Envelope Collection, which can be contributed to throughout the year is a very important source of finance in the parish. The envelopes are always available in the church.
DO THIS IN MEMORY
Our children who will receive First Holy Communion in 2012, their parents and families are invited to a special Mass on Sun next 11am to start their programme of preparation.
EMLY TENNIS CLUB
The annual ice skating trip is arranged for Fri 23rd Dec leaving at 3pm. Charge €15. All interested contact Carol O’ Brien or Mary McGrath.
The club AGM was held recently. The following officers were elected: Chairperson: Denis Connolly; Vice-Chair: Siobhan Condon, Secretary: Carol O’Brien, Ass Sec: Maria Byrne, Treas: Mary Condon, PRO: Brid Condon.
The club thanks Angela Ryan, who was the chairperson for three years, for her dedication and commitment to the club. The club is organising a party night on Friday 16th December in Ballykisteen for adult members of the club. Those interested should give a deposit of €20 to Maria Byrnes as soon as possible.
BORD NA NOG
Our Annual Sale of Work and Cake Sale will take place this Sunday 11th Dec at 2.00pm in the Hall. Great Raffle during the Sale along with a visit from Santa Claus. All welcome.
Intermediate Football West Final: Emly suffered a heavy 4:14 to 7 points defeat to Rockwell Rovers in the West Final of this years intermediate football championship.
Emly have a final chance to win some silverware this year when they again play newly crowned county champions Rockwell Rovers in the West Final of the Junior A Hurling Championship. This game is due to be played next weekend.
Emly must also play Cappawhite in the Under 21 C Football West Final. Cf. www.emlygaa.com