The word Advent comes from the Latin ‘adventus’, meaning ‘coming’. There is a sense of movement and anticipation. The tradition of the Advent calendar is one way to bring this movement to life. The Lord is coming. We are moving towards Christmas. We are lifting our souls towards God. And we are moving always towards the end times and the second coming, as Jesus himself reminds us in today’s Gospel.
MASSES: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9.30am.
Wed & Fri 7.30pm.
Sat 7.30pm; Sun 11am.
CONFESSIONS – Each Sat 3.30pm – 4pm.
DEAD: Rev Bro Dermot McEniry, formerly Clashdrumsmith, Emly
Willie & Noreen Hayes, Pallasgreen, Sat 30th 7.30
Dan Garvey, Tulla, Sun 1st Dec 11am.
Paddy Nugent, St. Ailbe’s Dr.- Wed 4th Dec 7.30pm.
Joan Lonergan, Main St. Month’s mind Fri 6th 7.30.
Paddy & Kitty Dalton, Lackelly- Sun 7th Dec 11am.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
Next meeting in Duhig House on Mon week 9th Dec at 8pm.
THE IRISH CATHOLIC
The ‘Irish Catholic’ newspaper is on sale (price €1.50. Please put money in shrine box.)
The ‘coming of the Son of Man’ can be applied to the end of the world, to the moment of death or to any moment of grace. We are not given advance notice as to when any of these will happen, so the message is to be alert and ready.
COLLECTORS – December
Sat 7.30pm: James Lonergan, Philip Purcell,
Marion Dawson, Jim Corby
Sun 11am: Peter Breen, Mary McGrath
John Burke (Coolboy), Michael McGrath.
READERS – Next Weekend
Sat 7.30pm: Patsy Hennessy
Sun 11am: Frances O’Dwyer.
(If a reader is unable to fulfil a duty it would be
appreciated if another reader was asked to fill in.)
A committee meeting on Mon night in the hall at 8.30pm.
BORD NA NOG – Sale of Work
Bord Na Nog will hold its Annual Sale of Work to include a Cake Sale and Timber Sale in the Parish Hall on Sun 8th Dec immediately after Mass. If any Parishioners could donate unwanted gifts, jewellery, books, toys in good condition etc., please deliver them to the Hall either Fri 6th or Sat 7th Dec from 7.00-8.30pm. Any donations of baking can be dropped to the hall from 10.30 onwards on 8th Dec. Raffle with great prizes on the day and Santa Claus will also pay a visit.
EMLY TENNIS CLUB
The Ice skating outing will take place this year on Fri 13th Dec. Names and money (€16) to be given to Mary McGrath.
A fundraising Race Night in aid of the Emly N.S building fund will be held in Thurles Greyhound Track on Sat night Dec 14th. Tickets now on sale at the school or from parents (€10 each – children free.)
Congratulations to our children who took part in in the recent Scor na nOg. A large group of our children are taking part in a Winter Fleadh in Loughmore on this Sunday.
KNOCKCARRON Table Quiz
Knockcarron Community are hosting a table quiz in the Fox’s Den on Sat 7th Dec starting at 9pm. Raffle and prizes on the night. Please Support.
The Emly GAA Club AGM will take place on Sunday December 15th at 7.00.
Dochas Nasamu Orphanage – in Nairobi, Kenya, which is an Irish run and Irish built Aids orphanage, are holding a used clothing appeal of ladies, gents and children’s – clothes, shoes, household linens i.e. towels, sheets, blankets, soft toys, handbags etc.(whatever condition – even in need of – recycling – so long as the items are clean).
This appeal will take place on Thurs 5th December, from 9am to 10.30am outside Emly Hall.
Fr. J. Kennedy, PP. 062/57111; 087/2111643
Fr. S. Rochford, AP. 062/57103; 086/8162660.
Parish Website: www.emly.ie