Parish Bulletin – 14th May 2017 : 5th Sunday of Easter

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Wed & Sat: 7.30pm; Sun:  11.00am.



Michael Concannon, Barna, Co. Galway, formerly of Emly.


Eileen & Tim McGrath,Monemore -Sat 13,7.30

Sr. Cabrini Riordan,Monemore– Sun 14th ,11.00

Eddy Joe Murphy & Family, Duncummin,  .       .    Thurs 18th, 9.30am

Jack Ryan, Clashdrumsmith..

William O’Dea, ex Ballyhone – Sat 20th , 7.30.

Michael & Julia Gubbins, Ballycurrane & .     .     .    Galtee View – Sun 21st , 11.00am.


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30 Bridget Keogh:Sun 11.00 Norite Kemp


Collectors – May.

Sat 7.30pm:    Michael O’Dwyer, Pauline Burke

Dympna White, Mary Heffernan.

Sun 11.00am: Tom Slattery, John Hennessy,

Peig Quish.


Eucharist Ministers for May.

Sat 7.30;     Patsy Hennessy.

Sun 11am:  Bridget Heffernan.


Adoration: Wednesday 4.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer in the company of the Risen Jesus. .


Confirmation : Wednesday 24th May, 11.00am.

First  Communion: Sunday 28th May, 11.00am


Fatima:  100  Years On

Pope Francis visits Fatima this weekend, to mark  the centenary of the first Apparition there of Our Lady, 13th May 1917 : the world was at war. The Pope will canonize Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the visionaries. Francisco was 9 years old and Jacinta was barely 7 years of age at the time of the 6 apparitions. A few years later they died of the ‘flu pandemic that swept across Europe at the end of World War I.


Their cousin, Lucia dos Santos was 10 years old in May 1917. She became a Carmelite nun and lived to the age of 97, dying in 2005. These three show us that primary-school children are capable of true holiness and can teach us how to live in Gospel ways – as Jesus himself stated.


Parish  Choir

Practice on this Thursday 18th May, 8.00pm, in preparation for Confirmation. All voices needed


Trócaire  Fund

Thank you for  €2,675  contributed since Holy Week. This sum will make a difference to many


          Church Painting is nearly finished.              Full lighting fittings will be in place shortly.


Emly Tidy Towns

5TH `”green”  tip: cut nettles and place in a bucket filled with water, cover, and leave for several weeks fill with water,  and leave for a few weeks.  Dilute resulting liquid can be diluted & use as a plant feed.  Now is a time for washing, painting, sweeping.


Emly Community Library:    in St. Ailbe’s Hall.  Opening times: Wednesdays 17th & 31st May and Wed. 14th & 28th of June from 7.30 to 8.30.  Come along & take out a book. No charge for this service.


Emly Historical Society

Emly Historical Society trip to historic/picturesque Kinsale,Co.Cork, on May 20th.Leaving Church car park 8.00am sharp.Cost of the trip: €60 per person. Guided tour of Kinsale (+ Battle site, 1601)); Old Head of Kinsale (Lusitania); harbour cruise; tour of Charlesfort (garrison fort): Old Head of Kinsale (where the Lusitania was sunk in 1915 with a loss of over 1,500 lives). Dinner on way home. Name & €20 deposit to Callanan’s shop, to Ailbe Ryan  or to John Buckley, this weekend. All are welcome.


Emly Hospice Support Group

The annual fundraiser on Sat 24th June.  More details to follow.  Ticket sellers will be around the area over the next few weeks. Please support.


Emly GAA Club

Junior A Football, Emly v Rosegreen next Saturday May 20th , 7.30 in Bansha.  Junior A Hurling begins May 26 -28th  Reminder : please tidy up after using the field & clean up after your dog – keep on a lead.


Emly  Bord na nÓg

West U16 Football Shield ¼ -Final : Emy/Treacys  w/o Aherlow/Lattin.  Well done to  U 6/8/10s who took part in hurling challenges in Hospital on Tues &   to Hospital GAA for hosting these games.


Emly Comhaltas

Comhaltas Emly are holding  weekly traditional music sessions in Donie’s every Wednesday at 7:30pm.  All are welcome and beginner musicians are especially encouraged to attend.