ASH WEDNESDAY – LENT
Wednesday next (Ash Wednesday) marks the beginning of Lent. We are asked to celebrate this start of Lent with a day of fast and abstinence.The blessing with ashes will take place at both the morning and evening Masses on Wednesday.
Weekdays: Mon, Tue, Thurs & Fri 9.30am.
Weekend: Sat 7.30pm; Sun 9am & 11am.
Fr. Michael Roche, Birmingham, formerly Emly.
John Roche, Dublin, formerly Emly.
Paddy & Sheila Kelly, Lisobyhane – Sat 18th 7.30.
Paul O’Heney, Lisobyhane – Sun 19th 11am.
Jimmy Lonergan, Tulla – Wed 22nd 7.30pm.
John & Kathleen Kiely, Caherconlish – Fri 9.30
Matt Maher & Josephine Ryan, Glenbane
– Sat 25th 7.30pm.
Patrick O’Connell, John, Ann, Patrick Scully,
Monemore – Sun 26th 9am.
READERS – Next Weekend
Sat 7.30pm: Nora O’Brien
Sun 9am: Jonas Callanan
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 – Feb
18th/19th 7.30pm- Sect D; 11am – Sect C
25th/26th 7.30pm – Sect A ; 11am – Sect B
Contact telephone No: 087/9176250
COLLECTORS – February
Sat 7.30pm: Michael Hennessy, John Clancy,
Danny Burke, Josephine Cleary
Sun 9am: Breda Lonergan, Phil McCarthy,
Sun 11am: Paddy Hanley, Liz Creamer,
Peggy Keogh, John Buckley.
A VISION OF PARISH
A second follow-up meeting on this Mon 20th Feb at 8pm in Duhig House. Attendance at this follow-up meeting will not commit people to any other parish involvement.
The Membership for Emly Gaa Club for 2012 must be paid by March 31st 2012
Adults (over 18) €20
Juveniles (Under 18) €10
The Emly GAA Lotto last Tuesday was not won and this week is €3100.
Fr. S. Rochford, 062/57103; Mobile 086/8162660.
The next Bereavement Support Information Evening will take place in Milford Care Centre on Tuesday 28th February 2012 from 7-8.30pm.
CHURCH GATE COLLECTION
Collection for Scoil Aonghusa next Sat/Sun.
The physical cure of the paralysed man is symbolic of the liberation forgiveness can bring. What was it like for you when someone forgave you for doing something about which you felt guilty? Have you in your turn given this experience to another person through your willingness to forgive?
PRAYER ON ASH WEDNESDAY & LENT
O Jesus, in honour of the forty days
you spent in the desert praying and fasting,
we begin this season of Lent.
During this holy time of sacrifice, prayer, and good works may we prepare our hearts, our souls, our minds and bodies for the greatest feast in the Church,the feast of Your Resurrection.
May we follow in Your footsteps
as we journey with You to Jerusalem.
At each Mass that we participate in during this Lent, may we be reminded of the Last Supper
and Your gift of Eucharist.
May we continue with You to Calvary,
accepting the crosses that are given to us each day.
May we stay with Your Mother Mary
as she stands by Your Cross.
We ask You to forgive us our sins
and thank You for the sacrifice You have made for us.
Grant us, O God, the perseverance
to strive each day of this holy season of Lent
to become better Christians.
May our preparation for Easter
make us one with the Risen Christ on Easter
and every day of our lives. Amen.