Parish Bulletin – 13th August 2017

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Mon, Wed & Sat: 7.30pm; Tues & Sun:  11am.


Tuesday, 15th August, Holy Day : Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Vigil Mass on Monday at 7.30pm;

Morning Mass on Tuesday 11.00a,


Deaths :

Peggy O’Brien, Ballyvistea.

Josie (Buckley) NcConville, Navan & Emly.


Patrick & Mary Hayes,Monemore-Sat 12th ,7.30

Mary & Paddy Walsh,Ballinvrina-Sun 13th, 11.0

Catherine & Patrick Dalton,Lackelly–Sat 19, 7.3         Josephine Hogan,Clashdrumsmith–Sun 20, 11.0


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Mon 7.30pm    Norite Kemp

Tues 11.00       Brendan Moloney

Sat 7.30,             Mary Condon.

Sun  11am,         Liz Creamer.


Collectors – August.

Sat 7.30pm:    James Lonergan, Philip Purcell,

Jim Corby.

Sun 11.00am: Peter Breen, Mary McGrath,

Joe Barry, Michael McGrath.


Eucharist Ministers for August.

Sat 7.30;     Bridget Keogh.

Sun 11am:  Rita Quish.


Adoration: Wednesday 4.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.


World  Meeting  of  Families

Pope Francis has honoured Ireland by choosing us to host the World Meeting of Families – in Dublin, in August 2018.(All being well, it is likely that he himself will attend. He did attend the 2015 World Meeting in Philadelphia, USA.)


All parishes in the country – including ourselves in Emly – will launch a 12-month preparation programme next weekend, 19th/20th August. The national launch will be at Knock Shrine on Mon

21st Aug, when a large newly created Icon of the Holy Family will be blessed & anointed.


The Icon will be brought on pilgrimage to significant religious sites throughout Ireland. It will visit Emly Parish Church on Tuesday 12th Sept. (feast of St. Ailbe) until Thurs 14th


Knock  Shrine  Novena

Details of  the Annual National Novena in honour of Our Lady of Knock are displayed on the notice board close to the Church main doors.


Emly Historical Society

National Heritage Week 2017 runs from  Monday 21st August until Sunday 27th . Emly Historical Society’s programme of events :

 Monday 21st August – Talk on Sarsfield’s Rock, at the site, by Liam Irwin, (Historian M.I.T.C.). Cars will leave Church car park at 7.15pm.  Talk starts at 7.30pm.  This is a free event. An alternative venue is arranged,  if the evening turns wet.

Wednesday 23rd August. – Talk on the Excavations of the Bronze Age settlement in Chancellorsland. This work was done in 1992/1993.  The talk will be given by Rose Cleary, Senior Archaeologist at U.C.C. and will deal with the excavations and the importance of the site in Irish Archaeology.  This talk will begin at 8.00pm in St. Ailbe’s Hall..  Refreshments will be served.

Sunday 27th – Joe Moloney, Barronstown, will present a display of implements from farmyard and kitchen of yesteryear.  This will begin at 2.00pm in the hall.  We would invite those interested to bring along their own old-world artefacts to add to the display in the hall — between 12-1 pm on the day.  This is a free event and refreshments will be served.

These events may be of interest to friends & family in surrounding parishes so please spread the word.


Rambling House: Sat 26th, St. Ailbe’s Hall, 8.30pm


Comhaltas Emly

Comhaltas Emly will hold its AGM on Tuesday  15th  August at 8pm in St.Ailbe’s N.S. Further details to follow on recommencing classes for new term.


Emly Tennis Club

Fun Activity Camp takes place from Monday 14th to Wednesday 16th August from 10.00am to 1.00pm each day.  Please give names to Adrienne 087-9488711 or to Carol.  The club is having a clothes collection on week beginning Monday 14th August.  The clubhouse will be open Monday to Wednesday from 10.00am to 1.00pm for drop-off.  Open also Monday & Wednesday from 8.00 to 9.00pm.  If unable to drop clothes to clubhouse, please contact any committee member to have items collected.


Mary Immaculate College Re-Union

Re-Union of students who graduated in 1957 and 5-year intervals : Sat 7th Oct. See