Parish Bulletin – 13th November 2016

Masses  During The  Week.

Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Wed, Fri & Sat: 7.30pm; Sun:  11am.



Larry & Julia Creamer, St. Ailbe’s Drive–Sat 12th,7.30.

John Heelan, Ballinvrina – Sun 13th, 11am.

Pat  & Mary Clancy & deceased Clancy Family, .                     .      Bartoose – Tuesday 15th, 9.30am.

Daniel Byrnes, Ballyhoulihan – Wed 16th, 7.30pm.

Charles Hayes, Duncummin – Sat 19th , 7.30pm.

Dan Garvey, Emly Village – Sun 20th , 11.00am.


Holy Souls envelopes for Names of the Dead and for Mass Offerings are available at the entrance doors to the church and may be placed in the Offertory Collection baskets or handed in at the Sacristy.  Your lists will be added to the Memorial Book placed before the Altar for inclusion in Masses throughout November.  Special Holy Souls Masses on Wednesday and Friday at 7.30pm.


Rosary in Emly Cemetery this Sunday at 3.00pm .


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30pm: Mary McGrath; Sun 11am: Brendan Molone


Collectors – November

Sat 7.30pm:  Mary Condon, Gerry Heffernan,

Mary Slattery, John Bourke(Bartoose).

Sun  11am: James Purcell, Rita Quish,  Jonas Callanan.


Eucharist  Ministers for November.

Sat 7.30pm;   Patsy Hennessy.

Sun 11am:      Brigid Heffernan.


Adoration: Wednesday 4.00pm to 7.30pm.

This month, remember those whose love or care was a blessing to you.  Lift them up to the Lord.


Pastoral Council : meeting Wednesday 16th, 8pm.                    


Litany  of  Mercy 


Return of Forms:

Any parishioners who received Invitation to Vetting forms at the recent Information Night re child safeguarding and who have not yet returned the completed forms are kindly requested to do so next weekend, please. We need to send off the full batch.


Closing of the Year of Mercy.

Archbishop O’Reilly invites parishioners from all parishes in the archdiocese to attend a special Mass of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles, on next Sunday 20th of Nov. This Mass at 2.30pm, will mark the conclusion of the Holy Year. .


Emly parishioners – are asked to enter Thurles via the Holycross Road,  park beyond the railway station, and to walk the final kilometre or so to the cathedral. The names of parishioners who died or who were baptised during the Holy Year will be honoured during this Mass.



Emly Historical Society

A survey of Emly’s old cemetery, undertaken by Emly Historical Society member Paddy Creamer and his son Paul, is now available online on the website  All 672 memorials were photographed  using a GPS camera and all inscriptions were recorded. A sketch map showing the location of the memorials is also provided.


GAA  3G Weigh Challenge

We are now at the half-way point in the challenge. Excellent effort by everybody;  total weight loss to date 210lbs(15 stone). We are now on the home run so everybody is asked to make a big effort to get that super body for Christmas. It’s great to see such huge interest from the locals: keep up the good work. And enjoy it!!


Cake Sale & Raffle for Homeless.

There will be the raffle of a Painting by Denis Heffernan and a cake sale on Sunday 27th November in Byrne’s Tavern.  Raffle tickets for painting available at Callanan’s shop.  All help and support would be greatly appreciated in aid of the Homeless.


“Thank  You”  from  Circle of Friends

Thanks to everyone who baked, helped or supported last week’s Cake Sale & Coffee Morning for the Circle of Friends. It raised €1,300.


Monday 14th : St. Laurence O’Toole, 1123 – ’80. Archbishop of Dublin, renewed the Irish Church, tried to make peace between Henry II & Irish chiefs.


Tuesday 15th : St. Albert the Great, 1206 – ’80. Dominican priest; taught theology &  a vast range of studies in Cologne. Patron saint of scientists.


Thurs 17th : St. Elizabeth of Hungary 1207-31. Quee, widow, exile. Woman of prayer & service of  poor.