Parish Bulletin – 19th January 2020 : 2nd Sunday

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues, Thurs,  Fri, 9.30am;

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


Deaths: Teresa Lonergan, Gort na Manach.

J.J. Cunningham, Monemore;


Heelan Family, Clashdrumsmith- Sat 18th , 7.30pm.

Mary Riordan, Monemore – Sun 19th Jan, 11.00am.

Pat Burke, Coolboy – Sat 25th Jan., 7.30pm.

Roger Hanley, Glen Court – Sun 26th , 11.00am.


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30;           Mary O’Dwyer.

Sun  11am,       Liz Creamer.


Collectors – January

Sat 7.30pm:      Michael O’Dwyer, Pauline Burke,

Dympna White, Mary Heffernan.

Sun 11.00am:   Tom Slattery, John Hennessy,

Peig Quish.


Eucharist Ministers for January.

Sat 7.30;     Patsy Hennessy.

Sun 11am:  Bridget Heffernan.


Adoration: Wednesday 5 – 7.30; 8  – 9.00pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.

You are welcome to visit for a shorter time of prayer in addition to parishioners who commit for an hour.


Pastoral Council : Meeting on Wednesday, 8.00pm


The Irish Catholic: on sale at Emly Post Office. €2.






  Hand – in – Hand

The story of divisions among Christians is a long and complicated one. We know from the Letters of St. Paul that fallings-out happened among the very first Believers. These divisions were what led him to write his powerful pieces about the importance of love and forgiveness and unity.


During this coming week the members of all Christian Churches in the world pray that they we will come closer together through living as Christ taught us and by making his ways real in the world and in the communities around us.


Please keep this intention in your prayers this week.



Do  This  in  Memory

The next special Mass for the families preparing for First Holy Communion will be celebrated on next Sunday, 26th January, 11.00am.

Planning meeting on Tuesday 21st, 7.30pm.


Lourdes  Pilgrimage

Diocesan pilgrimage led by Archbishop O’Reilly on 13 – 18th June. Flying from Shannon.  Pilgrims who are sick and wish to travel with the special assisted section should  immediately contact  Fr. Joe Tynan,

Kilteely; 061:384213.  {Poster in Notice Board}


Emly G.A.A. Club

We are delighted to say that work has commenced on our new AstroTurf facility. Once again we thank everyone who has contributed to our fundraiser. All further funds may be given through club officers.

                   Please deliver a Bulletin to parishioners       .                 who are unable to attend Mass.




Emly  Comhaltas

Beginners & accomplished Music Classes resume  on Wednesday 5th February. Register on this coming  Wednesday 22nd  Jan, 7 – 8pm in St. Ailbe’s N.S. Classes offered in Violin, Harp, Accordion, Flute, Concertina, Mandolin, Banjo, Tin Whistle, Bodhrán, Guitar. More  info at ‘‘ or Facebook page ‘Comhaltas Emly’.


Operation  Transformation                                      At Emly GAA field.  Make Health & Exercise your priority. Why not come along and get walking, talking and having fun on Mondays 7.30pm  and Thursdays  7.30pm.  Optional weigh-in.  All are Welcome. All proceeds to Pieta House.


Emly  Hospice  Support  Group

You are invited to an Open Meeting Byrne’s Tavern Thursday night 23rd January, 8.30pm  to discuss our annual fundraiser in the summer.   All Welcome.



God of earth and sky,

in the Milky Way, Earth is the blue planet.                               Ever since the days of  Noah people have seen in the  rainbow a pledge of your love and protection.


Our world holds other brands of rainbow also.


There is a rainbow of continents:  languages,                               ways of dressing, ways of working and pastimes.


There is a rainbow of human colouring:                               brown, yellow, black, and pink (the Irish!).


There is a rainbow of creeds: searching for things true and lasting, and for a pathway to you.


God of the continents, the colours and the creeds, help us to live in harmony in this one world. Amen.