Parish Bulletin – 19th February 2012

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.

 

MASSES

Weekdays: Mon, Tue, Thurs & Fri 9.30am.

Wed 7.30pm.

Weekend: Sat 7.30pm; Sun 9am & 11am.

 

DEAD

Fr. Michael Roche, Birmingham, formerly Emly.

John Roche, Dublin, formerly Emly.

ANNIVERSARIES 

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

DEFIBRILLATOR

Contact telephone No: 087/9176250

COLLECTORS – February

Sat 7.30pm:     Michael Hennessy, John Clancy,

Danny Burke, Josephine Cleary

Sun 9am:         Breda Lonergan, Phil McCarthy,

Kathleen Beary

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.

 

EMLY  GAA

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.

 

PARISH  DETAILS

Fr. S. Rochford, 062/57103; Mobile 086/8162660.

Fr.S.Kennedy, 062/57111.

e-mail: emly@eircom.net

 

BEREAVEMENT  SUPPORT

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.

GOSPEL  REFLECTION

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.