Masses During The Week.
Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;
Wednesday & Sat: 7.30pm; Sun: 11.00am.
Philip Purcell, Glenbane Lodge- St 15th June,
John Joe Lonergan & Parents, Lisobyhane- Sun 16th
Jerry O’Carroll, Cromhill- Sun 16th June, 11.00am
Bridget Flynn, Ballyvistea-Wed 19th June, 7.30pm
Mary, Tom & Michael Hogan, Drumcamogue- . Sat 22nd June, 7.30pm.
Joe Taylor & Charles Taylor, Monemore – Sunday . . 23rd June, 11.00am
Readers For Next Week.
Sat 7.30:Jim Corby; Sun 11.00: Michelle Lonergan.
Collectors – June.
Sat 7.30pm: Michael Hennessy, Denis Heffernan
Sun 11.00am: Paddy Hanley, Liz Creamer,
Peggy Keogh, John Buckley.
Eucharist Ministers for June.
Sat 7.30: Bridget Keogh; Sun 11.00am: Rita Quish.
Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm.
Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.
‘Do This in Memory’
The 7.30pm Mass on next Saturday, 22nd , will be a Family Mass that completes the home-and-parish
preparation Programme for First Holy Communion.
To Be A Father
It’s great to be a father when the school report says, “Well behaved; always tries her/his best.”
It’s great when, at the end of a long day, you over-hear your child’s night prayer, “God, bless Daddy.”
It’s hard to be a father when your 16-year old is doing all the things you warned against.
It’s very hard when you bury your child of any age.
It’s great when you’re watching your son or daughter play for the club or school, or ride a horse, or sing a song and your best pal gives you a nudge and says, “A chip off the old block.”
It’s great on holidays for a week without shaving, and your 4-year old girl, fingering your stubble, asks “Daddy, why doesn’t Mammy have a beard?”
It’s hard to be a father when things fall badly apart, and you seldom meet your children again.
It’s great to be a father when Santa Claus brings ‘perfect presents’ and you get to play with them too!
It’s great when you’re walking your daughter up the aisle, and it seems only yesterday you walked down the aisle with her mother.
It’s great to be a grandfather when your grandchild asks (or commands),”Granddad, tell me a story.”
Sacred Heart Novena
Friday, 28th June, is the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. There has been a long tradition in Emly parish of devotion to the sacred Heart. The notes recorded in Canon Power’s Ledger show stretching back to the very first days of our parish church.
You are invited to engage in a home-based 9-day Novena, from next Thursday 20th till Friday 28th .
It needs just 10 minutes a day. Special Novena leaflets are available at the church doors.
Fr. Bernie Moloney, P.P, 062-57111; 087-6366656
Fr. Seamus Rochford, A.P., 062-57103
The Board of Management and Staff of St. Ailbe’s National School are to be congratulated on the establishment, official Opening and Blessing of the new A.S.D.Unit. This superb facility will be of enormous benefit to pupils who live with autism – and it will assist their families. A particular word of appreciation to Principal, Mrs. Pauline Finnan, who worked might and main to get this Unit established. Thanks too to all parishioners who supported the fund-raising efforts for special equipment.
Emly Hospice Group
Emly Hospice Group will hold their annual Local Fundraiser – An Cailín Álainn – next Saturday 22nd June. The Committee will sell tickets door-to-door. Hospice services make a world of difference.
Emly Tidy Towns
Weekly Tidy-Up: this Thursday. Meeting in church car park ,7.00pm. All hands on deck. Judging has begun nation-wide. Emly needs to look its best.
Canon Power Ledger
A new page is on display. It tells of the contract to have carving works carried out on the pillars.
Cashel & Emly Martyrs
Next Wednesday, 19th June, has been named as a special Memorial Day of the four beatified Martyrs of our diocese, including Bl. Dermot O’Hurley, Bl. Terence Albert O’Brien, both of Emly. We’re asked to keep in prayer all those suffering persecution for their Faith in our time. Places of active persecution of Christians – including very many Catholics – are Nigeria, Egypt, Syria, Sri Lanka, India, China, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Sudan, the Philippines, and more.
Happy Father’s Day!
It will be the Feast of the Body & Blood of Christ.