THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL 1962
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the Second Vatican Councl in 1962.
The Beatles had just released their first single and James Bond had just hit the silver screen when 2,250 Catholic bishops from 116 countries met in Rome in 1962 to reform rituals and beliefs that appeared increasingly anachronistic. Pope John XXII hailed the crowds of faithful on the night of October 11, 1962 with a famous heartfelt speech in which he called on believers to pursue “faith, hope, charity, love of God, love of brothers and the common good.”
The Second Vatican Council — dubbed Vatican II — only wrapped up in 1965 after adopting key reforms including the chance to celebrate Mass in other languages than Latin and the idea of opening dialogue with other faiths.
MASSES: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9.30am.
Weekend: Sat 7.30pm; Sun 9am & 11am.
Ml & Mary Cahill, Lackelly – Sat 13th 7.30pm.
Harry Keogh, Ballinvrina – Sun 14th 11am.
Tim & Nora O’Meara, Ballinaveen
– Wed 17th 7.30pm.
Patrick & Margaret Bourke, Bartoose
– Thurs 18th 9.30am.
Dan Garvey, Tulla – Sat 20th Oct 7.30pm.
Nellie Frawley, Lisobyhane – Sun 21st 11am.
We often get satisfaction from the things we own, clothes, cars, homes, gadgets or money. There would be something unnatural if we did not. But what happens to us when our possessions begin to ‘own’ us, when they take a hold of us, when we become obsessed with them? Jesus seeks
followers who have the freedom to let go of possessions in order to be a servant of others.
Private Eucharistic Adoration will take place in Emly parish church on each Saturday in October from 3pm to 6pm. We ask the Lord to strengthen our communion with him and with one another in our parish community.
READERS – Next Weekend.
Sat 7.30pm: Mary McGrath
Sun 9am: Bridget Keogh
Sun 11am: Tessa Byrne.
(In the event of a reader being unable to fulfil a duty it would be appreciated if another reader was asked to fill in.)
COLLECTORS – October
Sat 7.30pm: Michael Hennessy, John Clancy,
Danny Burke, Josephine Cleary
Sun 9am: Breda Lonergan, Phil McCarthy,
Sun 11am: Paddy Hanley, Liz Creamer,
Peggy Keogh, John Buckley.
Emly GAA in association with ‘The Tuesday Club’ will hold its annual sponsored cycle ‘Around the Galtees in 80ks’ on Sunday October 21st 2012.
The cycle will commence outside the GAA Grounds and travel through Galbally, Mitchelstown, Cahir, Bansha, Lisvernane, Ballywire Cross and finish back in Emly Village.
Registration will take place from 9am. Refreshments served throughout the cycle and Barbecue afterwards at Byrnes Tavern.
Registration Fee: €25. Sponsorship Cards also available. Your Support is appreciated.
EMLY BORD NA NOG
Our Family Fun 10K Walk will take place next Sunday from the G.A.A. Field at 12 noon. We would welcome your support on the day. Refreshments afterwards in Byrne’s Tavern. Contact Paul Murphy, Secretary or Brendan O’ Heney, Treasurer, for more details.
EMLY TIDY TOWN
The September lotto winners were:- Catherine Quish, Jonas Callanan, Sharon Cunningham, Stephen Lonergan And Kathleen Hennessy.
THE IRISH CATHOLIC The ‘Irish Catholic’ newspaper is on sale in the church each week (price €1.50.)
DEFIBRILLATOR Contact telephone No: 087/9176250