parish Bulletin – 16th December 2018 : 3rd Advent

Masses During The  Week.

Mon,  Thurs,  Fri, 9.30am;

Wednesday  & Sat: 7.30pm; Sun:  11.00am.


Death: Tom O’Shea, Lisvernane.


Deceased of Lynch & Meade Families, Monemore – .     Sat 15th Dec, 7.30pm

Marion Kelly, Main St. – Thursday 20th , 9.30pm.

Gerard Birrane, Main St – Fri 21st Dec,  9.30am.

Breda Dalton, Lackelly – Sat 22nd Dec, 7.30pm

William O’Meara, Sr.Catherine O’Meara, Bartoose

.     Sun 23rd Dec, 11.00am.


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Saturday 7.30pm.         Patsy Hennessy.

Sun  11am,                   Brendan Moloney.


Collectors – December

Sat 7.30pm:      James Lonergan, Philip Purcell,

Jim Corby, Betty Callanan.

Sun 11.00am:   Peter Breen, Mary McGrath,

Joe Barry.

.Eucharist Ministers for December.

Sat 7.30;     Bridget Keogh.

Sun 11am:  Rita Quish.


Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.


Church Cleaning: Wednesday 10.15am


Christmas  Choir Practice  this Monday, 17th Dec, 7.30pm, in the parish church.


Care of Acorns : Set acorn thumb deep in medium sized flower pot. Store in garage for winter. Move outdoors after frost has passed. Water in summer.

Transfer to large pot at end of first year. Plant in


‘Do  This  in  Memory’

The Enrolment of the children preparing for First Holy Communion in 2019 takes place this Sunday during the 11.00am Mass.


The preparation of these children is like a three-legged stool : home, parish, school. All three legs offer support. Do This in Memory is a  vital and valuable home-and-parish programme that supports the fragile Faith of the little ones and refreshes the Faith-life of their parents.


The school (third ‘leg’) offers very particular support to the children. Parishioners are called on to contribute their prayers and best example.


‘Choir  of  Voices’  Mass

St. Ailbe’s National School invites all parishioners to join in the ‘Choir of Voices’ Mass on this coming Tuesday 18th Dec., in the Parish Church at 7.00pm.  All are invited to the Parish Hall afterwards for ‘tae agus cáca milis’.


This special Community Christmas Mass is a major part of the school’s very successful Partnership Schools Ireland initiative that sees the pupils, staff and full school community engage together in a range of projects.


Emly  Hospice  Support

Emly Hospice Support Group will hold a coffee morning in Cupán Tae next Sunday 23rd  Dec after Mass. All Support would be appreciated.


Healing Service : Moyross Church, Wed 19th,7.30p


Christmas Eve Mass: 7.30pm. Day Mass: 11.00a

Emly Historical Society

Dr. Martin Mansergh will launch a DVD entitled “Memories of Emly”on this coming Wednesday 19th Dec  at 8.00pm in St. Ailbe’s Parish Hall.  The video was produced locally and was edited by Nicholas Ryan Purcell.  Elder members of the parish talk about all aspects of life in the olden days – very different from life today.  DVDs – just €10 – on sale at the launch. Ideal gift for those with Emly roots.

(Cheese and Wine reception  on the night.)


Comhaltas Emly

Beginners and Accomplished music classes resume Wednesday, 30th  Jan  2019. Registration  on Wed 16th January. Classes : Violin, Harp, Accordion, Concertina, Mandolin, Banjo, Flute and Tin Whistle. New members most welcome. For more information please contact


Emly Parish  New Year Party.

In conjunction with Emly Tidy Towns the parish party takes place the Parish Hall on Sunday, 6th Jan .  Mass in the hall at 1.00pm followed by a four course meal and entertainment.  Tickets €25 available at the Post Office, Callanan’s Shop or from Patsy Henness  Tickets limited to 100.  Please buy your ticket now..


Fundraising  Céilí

Fundraising Ceili in aid of Specialised playground equipment for St. Ailbe’s National School A.S.D unit:   Saturday 29th Dec 2018 at 8.00pm in Hillview Sports Centre, Mountain Road, Raheen, Clonmel.  Music by Shandrum Five Counties Céilí Band. Adm  €10. Enquiries to Jillian 087-2027789 or to Carmel 087-7703475.  Refreshments served on the night. Al  donations greatly appreciated  and may be given to Jillian Heuston.




permanent position at end of third year. Watch it grow. Consider your own inner areas of growth.



Fr. Bernie Moloney, PP.: 062-57111; 087-6366656

Fr. Seamus Rochford, AP.; 062-57103