FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Weekdays: Mon, Tue, Thurs & Fri 9.30am.
Sat (Christmas Eve): 10.00pm; Carol singing in the church from 9.30pm.
Christmas Day 9am & 11am.
CONFESSIONS will be heard after all Masses this weekend .
Christmas Eve: 3pm – 4pm; 8.30pm-9.30pm.
Elizabeth Lonergan, Cappamore and formerly Main St Emly. Burial in Emly on this Sunday after 12.30pm Mass.
Breda Dalton, Lackelly – Sat 17th 9.30pm.
Mary McKnight & Pauline Mullins-Sun 18th 11am
Gerard Birrane, Main St – Thurs 22nd 9.30am.
READERS – Next Weekend
Christmas Eve (Sat) 10pm: Frances O’Dwyer
Christmas Day (Sun) 9am: Lorraine Ryan
Christmas Day (Sun) 11am: Liz Creamer
(If a reader is unable to fulfil a duty it would be appreciated if another reader was asked to fill in.)
MASS SERVERS – Dec
17th/18th 7.30pm – Sect C; 11am – Sect D
24th/25th 7.30pm – Sect B; 11am – Sect A
COLLECTORS – December
Sat 7.30pm: James Lonergan, Philip Purcell,
Marion Dawson, Jim Corby
Sun 9am: John O’Brien, Jonas Callanan
Sun 11am: Peter Breen, Mary McGrath
John Burke (Coolboy), Michael McGrath.
We are all favoured ones and God is with us. Sometimes we are more aware of this than others. How have you experienced being a favoured person, one blessed by God? How have you experienced God’s presence?
‘Do not be afraid.’ Mary was perplexed by the words of the angel. Perhaps you too have sometimes been perplexed by life’s path and wondered what it all meant. Perhaps at times you have doubted if God was really with you?
Mary was taken by surprise by the invitation, but she did not tell the angel she was not ready, nor ask him to return later. She was prepared to go with the invitation even though it was not the ‘right moment’. ‘Here I am Lord.’ What invitations have come to you at the ‘wrong time’ and how have you responded?
Mary’s response serves as a model for us – as one saying ‘yes’ to what life offers. What is it like for you to say ‘yes’ to life? Perhaps at this moment in your life you are being invited to say ‘Here I am, Lord’?
Cleaning of the church on Tue next 10.15am.
Thanks to all who financially support the parish each year. The Envelope Collection, which can be contributed to throughout the year is a very important source of finance in the parish. The envelopes are always available in the church.
Contact telephone No: 087/9176250
EMLY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Emly National School pupils will present their Christmas Concert in Halla Naomh Ailbhe, Emly on Tuesday and Wednesday next 20th/21st Dec commencing at 7.30pm each night. Tickets available at the school.
BORD NA NOG
We would like to thank everybody who contributed to our Annual Sale of Work last Sunday, to all who organised, donated gifts, prizes etc, and everybody who attended. We wish everybody in the Community a very happy and peaceful Christmas.
Junior A Hurling West Final:
Emly will play recently crowned county champions Rockwell Rovers in the West Final of the Junior A Hurling Championship. This game is fixed for Saturday December 17th at 1pm in Sean Treacy Park.
Emly must also play Cappawhite in the Under 21 C Football West Final. This game has yet to be fixed.
The 127th AGM of Emly GAA club will take place in The Golden Thatch on Saturday Jan 21st 2011.
Keep an eye on the Emly GAA Website or Facebook Page for details of all upcoming news and events. www.emlygaa.com
NEXT WEEK’S BULLETIN
Notices for next week’s parish bulletin should be sent by Wednesday eve at the latest.