Masses During The Week.
Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;
Wednesdayi & Sat: 7.30pm; Sun: 11.00am.
Mary Riordan, Monemore – Sun 24th Feb, 11.00am
Mary Mackessy, Tralee & Boro Rd;, and Ryan . . . . Family – Sat 16th Feb., 7.30pm.
The Hanley Family, Tulla – Sun 17th Feb, 11.00am.
Mary Kennedy,Ballyvistea – Wed 20th Feb. 7.30pm.
Kiely Family, Caherconlish & O’Connell Family, . . Ballycurrane – Sat 23rd Feb, 7.30pm.
Pakie O’Connell, Monemore, & John & Ann Scully . – Sun 24th Feb, 11.00am
Readers For Next Week.
Saturday 7.30pm. Mary O’ Dwyer.
Sun 11am, Rita Quish.
Collectors – February.
Sat 7.30pm: Michael Hennessy, Denis Heffernan
Sun 11.00am: Paddy Hanley, Liz Creamer,
Peggy Keogh, John Buckley.
.Eucharist Ministers for January.
Sat 7.30; Patsy Hennessy.
Sun 11am: Bridget Heffernan.
Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm.
Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.
Sealed with the Spirit Candidates for Confirmation will be participate in an Enrolment ceremony during 11.00am Mass this Sunday. Please give them a word of encouragement
A Major Meeting
A few days after his visit to Ireland last August,
Pope Francis announced a meeting of the ‘heads of the bishops from every country in the world. Its purpose would be to examine the awful issue of child sexual abuse in the Church, and to decide on ways to prevent it happening and how best to protect children from abuse of any kind.
This meeting will take place at the Vatican this coming week, beginning on Monday. Archbisho Eamon Martin, Armagh, will represent Ireland.
Please pray that the Holy Spirit will give honest wisdom and courage to those attending.
From ‘Listening’ to Report Time
Last May, 42 parishioners participated in the Parish Listening Event, held in the Parish Hall. Since then, all parishes in the diocese have conducted their own Listening events.The contributions of all participants have been brought together and analysed, and are now ready for reporting.
All parishioners are invited to attend the Listening Report night at Ballykisteen Hotel on Thursday, 21st March, 7.30pm. We will be joined by people from each of the parishes of our Deanery area. Archbisho Kieran O’Reilly will attend. You are urged to come.
Ailbes National School
Annual Bumper Draw starts next Sunday, 24th Feb., in Duhig Hse. After 11.00am Mass.. €50 a line or €5 a week. To fund the school’s new playground facility. Enquiries: call the school at 062/57422.
St. Ailbe’s Ladies Football Club
Currently recruiting for new players for the coming season. Parents of any player U-6 and upwards can contact Annie Lonergan: 087-9650624. If you are interested in joining the junior team, contact Anne McGrath, 087-2167247 – & also for information on the fun initiative called ‘Gaelic 4Mothers and Others
Annual Cake Sale & Raffle, Sun 31st March, 12pm. Open weekly seisiún Wednesdays 8.00- 8.30pm. €3
Cake Sale, Raffle & Coffee Morning on Sunday 17th March in Cupán Tea after 11.00 Mass. Tickets on sal
Lourdes Fund Draw
Tickets from Patsy Byrne and Patsy Hennessy.
Details of pilgrimage: see church notice board.
Emly Tidy Towns & Parish
Congratulations to Denis Heffernan who was presented with a Special Recognition accolade at the All-Ireland Community and Council Awards 2019 in Croke Park on last Saturday night.
This is a prestigious award presented by the Local Authorities Members Association (i.e. the county councils of the Republic) in recognition of the out- –standing voluntary contribution – over many years – of some citizen to the life of his/her community.
Denis has enriched the life of Emly in many ways : Tidy Towns, Parish Pastoral Council, School Board of Management, Emly Players, support for the Homeless in Ireland, and a ‘can do/will do’ spirit.
Long may he thrive among us.