“Life is a constant Advent season: we are continually waiting to become, to discover, to complete, to fulfil. Hope, struggle, fear, expectation and fulfilment are all part of our Advent experience. “The world is not as just, not as loving, not as whole as we know it can and should be. But the coming of Christ and his presence among us—as one of us—give us reason to live in hope: that light will shatter the darkness, that we can be liberated from our fears and prejudices, that we are never alone or abandoned.”
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9.30am.
Sat 7.30pm; Sun 11am.
CONFESSIONS – Each Sat 3.30pm – 4pm.
Joseph Dawson, Emly – Sat 14th 7.30pm.
Toby & Ellen Bourke and deceased members of the Bourke and Cavanagh families – Sun 15th 11am.
Deceased members of the Quinn Family, Drumcamogue & Jim Doyle, Ballincroona month’s mind – Wed 18th 7.30pm
Gerard Birrane, Main St., Fri 20th 9.30am.
Breda Dalton, Lackelly – Sat 21st 7.30pm.
Mary Hayes, Main St.,- Sun 23rd 11am.
The Gospel today brings to mind that familiar saying attributed to St Francis of Assisi: ‘Go out and preach a sermon and, only if necessary, use words’. When John asks if Christ is really the one who is to come, he does not receive a direct answer. Rather, his attention is drawn to the fruits that are witnessed to by those who have encountered Christ. It may not be a bad question to also ask ourselves: what effect does our being Christian have on our family, friends, community, etc. Does Christ continue to live in our community through us?
COLLECTORS – December
Sat 7.30pm: James Lonergan, Philip Purcell,
Marion Dawson, Jim Corby
Sun 11am: Peter Breen, Mary McGrath
John Burke (Coolboy), Michael McGrath.
READERS – Next Weekend
Sat 7.30pm: Jim Corby.
Sun 11am: Marguerite Dawson.
(If a reader is unable to fulfil a duty it would be
appreciated if another reader was asked to fill in.)
The Emly GAA Club AGM will take place on this Sunday December 15th at 7.00.
The boys and girls of Emly N.S will be participating in a Christmas ‘sing along’ and playing music in Dunne’s Shopping Centre, Tipperary on Saturday next (21st Dec) between 1& 2.30pm. Come and visit us and enjoy the occasion.
THE IRISH CATHOLIC
The ‘Irish Catholic’ newspaper is on sale (price €1.50. Please put money in shrine box.)
November Lotto winners: Seamie Cunningham, Jim Howard, Kathleen Dawson, Dympna White and Paddy Ryan.
We appeal for a greater awareness of litter. Being a multi-award winning village we do have visitors the whole year round. In recent times our litter control has not been good.
BORD NA NOG – Thanks
Bord Na Nog would like to thank everybody who organised, contributed and attended our Sale of Work, Cake Sale and Timber Sale last Sunday. We wish everybody in the Community a Happy Xmas and a good New Year
CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL
Christmas Tree Festival in St. Mary’s Church Tipperary Town from Dec. 12th – Jan. 6th daily. Over 25 Christmas Trees on display.
Write a prayer at the Prayer Tree.
Remember a loved one at the Memory Tree.
Leave a gift at the Gift Tree.
Admission by voluntary contribution.
Fr. J. Kennedy, PP. 062/57111; 087/2111643
Fr. S. Rochford, AP. 062/57103; 086/8162660.
Parish Website: www.emly.ie
Notices for the Parish Bulletins of 21st /22nd Dec and 28th/29th Dec should be sent in by Thurs next (19th). Both bulletins will be printed next week.