Parish Bulletin – 19th August 2018 : 20th Sunday

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

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


Michael Croker, Cloughready.

Kathleen Hoynes, Glenmore, Kilkenny.


Catherine Dalton, Lackelly – Swat 18th, 7.30pm

Larry Russell, Ballyhone – Sun 19th , `11.00am

Babs Quinn, Drumcamogue- Wed 22nd , 7.30pm

Lorraine Leahy, Michael & Mary O’Connell,  . .       .    Ballycurrane – Sat 25th , 7.30pm.

Deceased of Coffey Family, Ballinacree – Sun 26th , .    11.00am

Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30pm. Jim Corby: Sun 11am .John Hennessy

Collectors – August

Sat 7.30pm:      James Lonergan, Philip Purcell,

                        Jim Corby, Betty Callanan.

Sun 11.00am:   Peter Breen, Mary McGrath,

                        Joe Barry.

Eucharist Ministers for August

Sat 7.30: Bridget Keogh; Sun 11am:  Rita Quish.

Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.

Pray for the success of World Meeting of Families.

Church Cleaning: Tuesday 10.15am.

Canon Power Ledger:

Preparations being at end of 1882 to move from the old chapel (now Parish Hall) to the new, unfinished, parish church. {First Mass – 6th January 1883}.

A  Wise  Head

The saying, “You can’t put a wise head on young shoulders,” is apt in matters of Faith, because in this regard we are all young. We’re like little children finding our way, as puzzled as ever by the Christ who gives of his flesh and blood as food and drink, yet we are equally in awe and inspired to walk with him.

Wisdom teaches us that we can’t all keep the same pace, but we can all and support one another as we seek to follow Jesus’ footprints.

Rachel Fagan 

Prayer  Book for our Diocese

A booklet for  homes and families to fit with the World Meeting of Families. Attractive and simple. Our original supply sold out, so we’ve more for this weekend.  €3 each or two for €5. After weekend Masses, place money in the tray with the booklets.

On weekdays, please use the shrines.

Postcards  to  Sons  &  Daughters

If you have a daughter or son living away from home, why not send them a card with the special prayer for the World Meeting of Families?

Cards (free) are available beside the Mass leaflets. Pop the card into an envelope and POST it. Draw her/him into what’s happening in Ireland this week!

Cathedral  Celebration  &  Emly  Sod

You are invited to be part of a diocesan event in Thurles Cathedral on this Tuesday, 7.30pm to mark WMOF 2018, & place a Sod from Emly.

Emly  Tidy  Towns

‘Thank You’ to everyone who helped keep the village looking so well all Summer. Please keep up the good work in watering baskets and boxes and be aware of Litter.

Emly  Historical  Society

As part of our Heritage Week 2018 we are hosting a guided tour of the fully restored 15th century Grantstown Castle, Kilfeacle.  The Tour will be given by the owner who has guided the restoration project; begin at 7pm on Thursday 23rd.  Cars will leave Emly Church Car Park at 6.30 – for anybody that cannot make their own way. The tour is free but the owner requests a €5 donation  Circle of Friends.

Ramble  in  the  Glen

 Hillwalking community Radio Group who provide vital emergency communications on the Galtee Mts  will hold their annual fundraising walk on Saturday September 8th  in Lisvernane, 10.30am. The walk is about 3 hours and takes in scenic Dolmen Loop. Registration is free at 10am;  donation welcomed.  A shorter route is also available; & a Treasure Hunt. Proceeds for a fibrillator and CPS training.

Ballyhoura  Rural  Social  Scheme

Help your local community while earning extra cash

Roles such as: Administration, IT work, building maintenance, outdoor construction projects, help the elderly, tour guide, etc.

To qualify: actively farming one hectare of  land, active  herd number, receipt of a means tested social payment. A family member of an active farmer who qualifies can also participate in this scheme. Contact,   and  087-6558731.   

Blood Donor Clinic at Lisvernane Community Centre, Thursday next 23rd Aug., 5- 8pm.

This weekend we wish extra well to our Limerick-born parishioners; and think kindly of Galwegians!