Parish Bulletin – 15th October 2017

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Wednesday & Sat: 7.30pm; Sun:  11am.


Death: Mary Hayes, Holycross, Thurles.

Month’s Mind:

Des Hogan, Clashdrumsmith – Thurs 19th , 9.30


Michael & Katchie English, Ballinagranna   .             .    – Sat 14th Oct, 7.30pm.

Harry Keogh, Ballinvrina, Sun 15th Oct, 11am.

Mary McCarthy, Thurles & Glen Court –                                               .   Mon 16th, 9.30am.

Patrick & Margaret Bourke, Bartoose –

Wed 18th, 7.30pm.

Hennessy Family, Coolboy – Sat 21st , 7.30pm

Ailbe, Patricia & Mary Bourke & Family,                  .  Bartoose  – Sun 22nd, 11.00am.


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30,                     Mary McGrath.

Sun  11am,       Michelle Lonergan.


Collectors –  October.

Sat 7.30pm:     Michael Hennessy, John Clancy,

Josephine Cleary.

Sun 11.00am: Paddy Hanley, Liz Creamer,

Peggy Keogh, John Buckley.


Eucharist Ministers for October.

Sat 7.30;     Bridget Keogh.

Sun 11am:  Rita Quish.


Adoration: Wednesday 4.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.



  1. S. V.P.

We see these letters (from four French words) on invitation cards asking us to send a reply. In the time of Jesus, two rounds of invitations were issued: firstly, when the event was decided on; secondly, when everything was ready and the time for it was ‘now’. In-between-times, the guests could make arrangements to attend.


The parable guests who decline to come are too busy about their work and businesses – too busy

to make time and space for a better option. Thei good interests block out their best interests. We can be so caught up in the affairs of life that we forget the heart of life itself.


Mission  Sunday

Next Sunday, 2nd Oct.  Under the slogan : “Reach Out and Spread the Joy.” We are asked to support missionaries in foreign lands, by prayer & donations. Special white envelope in your Offertory Collection box. Please help.


Anam Cara

Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Monday 16th of October from 19:30 to 21:00 in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age at which your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.


Emly Tidy Towns

The winners of  Tidy Towns  raffle : 1st prize €200 Willie Carroll, Ballinaveen.  2nd prize €100 — Willie Joe Regan, Duncommon; 3rd prize – hamper  — Kathleen McGrath, Farran,  4th prize – hamper – Emma Bowler, Galtee View.

Emly G.A.A. Club

3G challenge.  Get up get out get active.  Annual walk, talk and weigh in. A great way to meet up with members of the community in a relaxed and enjoyable setting.   No fuss, just fun.  Thursdays  at 7.30 to 8.30.  €5 join up fee.  €2  per week for 8 weeks in the lead-up to Christmas.  Local fundraiser for Emly senior citizens and the newly established Emly Comhaltas  group..


Moore Haven Centre ‘Thank You’

A big thank you to all who generously contributed to the church-gate collection which totalled  €543.25.


Cake Sale and Raffle for Homeless

Sunday 5th  Nov., in Byrne’s Tavern.  Painting for raffle on display in Callanan’s shop, and tickets for sale.


Emly Historical Society

Autumn tour will take place on Saturday 4th November.  First stop  – Lismore, an historic town which traces its origins to St. Carthage in 626 A.D.  Afternoon visit to Youghal for a guided tour of this historic walled town and clock tower.  Dinner in Youghal before returning home.  Details of price & times next week..  Enquiries to:  Ailbe Ryan 087-6299733.  Norita Kemp 087-1389447.  John Buckley 087-9337803.  Noel McGrath 087-7736348.


Open the Good Book  :  Bible Studies

An 8-week course open to all, especially beginners, who would like to discover more about the Bible. (There is no charge or fee). Each participant will receive a course book and a Bible, and is asked to commit to the 8 weeks and to some reading for each session.

Venue and Time: Ballykisteen Hotel, Tuesdays 7.30-8.45pm, starting 24 October. For queries or to book a place: email   Phone 0504 20590.