Parish Bulletin – 18th March 2018 : 5th Sunday of Lent

Masses During The  Week.

Mon : 11.00am; ,  Tues, Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

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



Denis Hanley, Gurteen & England – Sun 18, 11.00

Johanna Birrane, Main St – Mon 19th, 11.00am

Myles Kelly, Glenbane – Wed 21st , 7.30pm

Paul O’Heney, Lisobyhane – S~at 24th , 7.30pm.

Mary Keogh, Ballinvrina – Sun 25th , 11.00am


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30,  Brid Condon & Philip Purcell.

Sun  11am,  Norite Kemp & Brendan Moloney.


Collectors – March.

Sat 7.30pm:      Mary Condon, Gerry Heffernan

Mary Slattery, John Burke(Bartoose)

Sun 11.00am:   James Purcell, Rita Quish,

Helena Cahill, Jonas Callanan.


Eucharist Ministers for March.

Sat 7.30;     Patsy Hennessy.

Sun 11am:  Brigid Heffernan.


Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of  personal  prayer.

“Stay here and keep watch with me,” says the Lord.


Pastoral Council: meeting Wednesay 21st , 8.00pm.


Monday 19th:feastday of St. Joseph. Mass– 11.00am


Summer time begins next Sunday 25th March.

Clocks go forward on Saturday night.


Trócaire : Speaker’s visit to parish Masses is put back until 28/29 April. Speaker  will visit St. Ailbe’s  School on the coming Thursday 22nd March.



Rosary  at  St. Ailbe’s  Cross


Today, Sunday 18th March, at 2.30pm, people will gather at  MASS ROCKS and at the sites of our ancient MONASTERIES throughout the country to pray the Rosary for the preservation of Life and of Faith in Ireland.


The people of Emly parish will pray at St. Ailbe’s Cross. This is a precious relic of St. Ailbe’s monastery and it stands as a symbol of the Christian Faith alive in this region for 1,400 years.


Invite your family members and friends in nearby parishes to come and join with us today, 2.30pm.

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                         Lifts  for  Life

If you are willing to help Pro-Life voters, who have no means of transport, get to the polling station in this area, please contact: Olive 085-7172970;  John           087-1127477; Mike 083-8892137. Limerick Pro Lif


Chat  About  Family  Life

You are invited to a “Conversation Night” on this coming Thursday, 22nd March, in St. Ailbe’s Parish Hall, 7.30 – 8.30pm.  Topic? To chat about family life in the light of Pope Francis’s  recent writings. You do not need to have read what he has written!

There will be interesting video and snippets of what he has said, to help the chat along.


Whether you’re married or single, young or old, separated or engaged, you are part of a family and you are invited.  Cuppa  &  light refreshments also.


Thank You : for €315 given to World Meeting of Families special collection last weekend,                                       and a €500 donation.

Lay  Missionaries & Volunteers

Meeting on Wed 21st, 7.00pm, Archbishop’s Hse.


Accord  :  Marriage Support

The Diocesan Marriage Support service, Accord, is recruiting people to train as Marriage Education Facilitators. As a married person, if you feel you have something to offer young people preparing for the sacrament of marriage and are willing to train in this area, contact 0504-22279 or accordtippthurles@ before Monday 26th March.


Marriage Encounter Weekend – in Cork

A getaway experience for all married couples who want to discover the joy of Marriage. 086-8334382


Cookery Demonstration

In aid of Daffodil Day in Knockcarron Community Centre on this Thursday 22nd,. at 7.30pm.  Adm:€8.


Emly Tidy Towns

If you wish to receive free trees for planting, come along  to the church car park on next Saturday  24th  March  11.00am.  Annual  Litter Pick on Good Friday, 30th March; meet in church car park, 4.00pm




Congrats to Emly Variety Players on their

Successful production of ‘The Maiden Aunt’