Parish Bulletin – 14th January 2018 : 2nd Sunday of Year

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Wed & Sat: 7.30pm; Sun:  11.00am.


Death: Pat McGrath, Church Rd.,/The Village


Mick Joe Hartnett, Boro Rd., – Sat 13th , 7.30pm.

John Lonergan, Main St., – Sun 14th , 11.00am.

Rodney McManus, Bohercarron – Sat 20th ,7.30pm

Roger Hanley, Glen Court – Sun  21st , 11.00am


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30,  Jim Corby.  Sun  11am,  Liz Creamer.


Collectors – January.

Sat 7.30pm:      Michael O’Dwyer, Pauline Burke,

Dympna White, Mary Heffernan.

Sun 11.00am:   Tom Slattery, John Hennessy,

Peig Quish.


Eucharist Ministers for January.

Sat 7.30;     Patsy Hennessy.

Sun 11am:  Brigid Heffernan.


Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.


Church Cleaning: Tuesday 10.15am


Pastoral Council: Meeting, Wed 17th, 8.00pm.


“Do  This  in  Memory

Mass for families of children preparing for First Holy Communion in 2018, this Saturday, 7.30.

Please keep these children & families in prayers.


Christian  Unity

A week of special Prayer for Christian Unity begins on this Thursday, 18th Jan. All who believe in Jesus are called to grow closer in faith & in service of Him


Migrants  and  Refugees

Worldwide, the Catholic Church dedicates this Sunday to prayer for Migrants and Refugees. In the past few years, millions have had to leave their homes due to war, violence, persecution, famine or natural disasters.  Their lives have been shattered. They need and depend on the open hearts and open hands of those who live in safe, secure, homelands.


Since he became Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has highlighted the suffering of migrants and refugees :

“Migrants trust that they will encounter acceptance, solidarity, and help, that they will meet people who will sympathise with their distress, and are open to sharing humanly and materially with the needy and disadvantaged.”  (Pope Francis)


Celtic  Vision  of  Hospitality

I saw a stranger yesterday;                                                                         I put food in the eating place,                                                         drink in the drinking place,                                                     music in the listening place.


And in the sacred name of the Triune God                                   he blessed myself and my house,                                                              my cattle and my dear ones.


And the lark said in her song:                                                          “often often often                                                                              goes the Christ in the stranger’s guise;                                                            often often often                                                                             goes the Christ in the stranger’s guise.”


Emly  Comhaltas

The 5K Walk that was planned for this Sunday, 14th has been  POSTPONED  to a later date.


Tidy Towns

Tidy Towns committee meeting this Monday night,

15th Jan.,  at 7.00pm in Emly Parish Hall. An Open Public Meeting at 8.00pm to make plans for a Summer Festival celebrating 60 years of Tidy Towns in Ireland and 30 years of Tidy Towns in Emly. Please come and be part of the planning.


Lourdes  Pilgrimage

Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes, 16 –21 June. Full  cost  €715. Booking forms from: Joe Walsh Tours, 01-2410811.  Applications for Assisted/Sick section-Fr. Joe Tynan,Kilteely, 061-384213.


Offertory  Gifts

Parishioners who mark the Anniversaries of  decease family members at Saturday evening or Sunday morning Masses are invited to present the Gifts of Bread and Wine at the Offertory of the Mass. Simply select two family members or friends to process with the Gifts to the Altar, and inform the priest at the sacristy before Mass.


A Song that Frees the Soul

Shawshank was a harsh U.S.A. prison. A famous movie tells the fictional story of a prisoner who refuses to let it break his spirit, and who one day breaks the rules by playing music for the inmates.


“I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. I’d like to think they were singing about something so beautiful it can’t be expressed in words. Those voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a grey place dares to dream.

It was as if some beautiful bird flapped into our drab little cage and made those walls dissolve away. And for the briefest of moments every last man in Shankshaw felt free.  The Shankshaw Redemption