Parish Bulletin – 12th January 2014

MASSES: Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 9.30am

Wed 7.30pm.

Sat 7.30pm; Sun 11am.


CONFESSIONS: Each Sat 3.30pm – 4pm.



Mary Ryan, Ballycurrane – Sat 11th 7.30pm.

Michael Hanley, Tulla – Sun 12th 11am.

Deceased members of the Quinn Family, Drumcamogue & Jim Doyle, Ballincroona

– Sat 18th 7.30pm.

Jim Lavery, Tulla – Sun 19th 11am


READERS – Next Weekend

Sat 7.30pm: Bridget Keogh.

Sun 11am:  Peter Breen.

(If a reader is unable to fulfil a duty it would be

appreciated if another reader was asked to fill in.)



Fr. J. Kennedy, PP. 062/57111; 087/2111643

Fr. S. Rochford, AP. 062/57103; 086/8162660.


Parish Website:



The ‘Irish Catholic’ newspaper is on sale (price €1.50. Please put money in shrine box.)





John the Baptist was driven by one mission: to point people to Jesus, to prepare the way for Jesus. Yet John is uneasy in this account of Jesus’ Baptism. The moment has arrived but he is standing before someone much greater than himself and is being asked to minister. John feels unqualified, unworthy of such a task. After some persuasion ‘John gave in to him’ and accepted his responsibility



Sat 7.30pm:  Michael O’Dwyer, Nora Bourke,

Dympna White, Mary Heffernan.

Sun  11am:  Tom Slattery, John Hennessy,

Peig Quish.



Painting classes will begin again in Emly on Thurs 23rd Jan at 8pm. Beginners are always welcome. Anyone interested should contact Betty at 062/57128.



Please note the tennis courts are closed at present due to damage caused by recent bad weather.  Notification of re-opening of same will issue once the weather improves and work can be done to them.

The Annual General Meeting of the Tennis Club will take place on Saturday, 1st March, 2014 at 8.00 p.m., in The Forge Bar, Emly.  A social night will follow and all are welcome.



Children’s set dancing/drama classes take place every Monday evening from 6.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. in Byrnes Tavern, Emly.  All are welcome.

Adult set dancing classes take  place every Monday night at 8.30 p.m. in OB’s, Kilross and every Tuesday night at 8.30 p.m. in The Community Hall, Knocklong.  All are welcome



St Patrick’s College, Thurles will host a Conference entitled “Exploring the link between Sport and Spirituality” on the 24th and

25th Jan. The Conference will be of interest to a variety of sports practitioners, including coaches, managers, players, athletes and those with a genuine interest in sport, psychology and spirituality.

Speakers include: Dr. Eamon O’Shea (Manager of the Tipperary Senior Hurling team); Rev. John Boyers (Chaplain to Manchester United F.C.); Dr. Mark Nesti (Former first team counselling sport psychologist at Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle United and Hull City); Dr. Kevin O’ Gorman (Moral Theologian at St Patrick’s College Maynooth); Dr. Nick Watson (Senior lecturer at York St John University).

For further information on the Conference, please see the Conference brochure at, email or call (0504) 21201.