Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God Jan 1st
We honour Mary, Mother of Jesus, during this Christmas season and especially as the New Year begins. Today is also World Day of Peace.
Epiphany of the Lord – Fri January 6th
Christ came for the whole world. The Magi came to adore. The light of Christ shines beyond boundaries. The gift of salvation is for all.
MASS on Friday, the feast of the Epiphany
11am and 7.30pm. (no 9am Mass.)
Weekdays: Mon, Tue, Thurs 9.30am.
Wed 7.30pm. Fri 11am & 7.30pm.
Msgr John Burns – Sun 1st Jan 11am.
Jerry Hanley, Lackelly – Wed 4th 7.30pm.
James & Ellen Lonergan and family,
Main St., – Fri 6th January 7.30pm.
Joe Dawson, Lisobyhane – Sat 7th 7.30pm.
Thomas Moroney, Ballyvistea – Sun 8th 9am.
Fr. S. Rochford, 062/57103; Mobile 086/8162660.
Parish Website: www.emly.ie
Contact telephone No: 087/9176250.
READERS – Epiphany Fri 6th Jan
11am: Rita Quish
7.30pm; James Lonergan
READERS – Next Weekend
Sat pm: Marguerite Dawson
Sun 9am: Jonas Callanan
Sun 11am: John Hennessy.
(If a reader is unable to fulfil a duty it would be appreciated if another reader was asked to fill in.)
MASS SERVERS – Dec/Jan
31st/1st – 7.30pm- Sect D; 11am – Sect C
6th 11am – Sect B 7.30pm – Sect A ;
7th/8th 7.30pm – Sect C; 11am – Sect D
14th/15th 7.30pm – Sect B; 11am – Sect A
21st/22nd 7.30pm – Sect D; 11am – Sect C
28th/29th 7.30pm – Sect A; 11am – Sect B
Sat 7.30pm: Michael O’Dwyer, Nora Bourke,
Dympna White, Mary Heffernan.
Sun 9am: Andrew English, Sean McManus,
Sun 11am: Tom Slattery, John Hennessy,
BORD NA NOG
The Emly Bord na nOg medal presentation will take place on Friday 6th January 2012 in Byrne’s Tavern at 7.30pm.
The story tells us that the shepherds helped Mary to realise the significance of the child born to her. She treasured their words and pondered their meaning. Who have been the people who have helped you to understand the meaning of significant events in your life? Remember them gratefully.
When the shepherds realised that they had been witnesses to a wonderful manifestation of God’s love for his people they glorified and praised God. Recall ways in which you have been made aware of God’s love for you. How have you expressed your gratitude?
THOUGHT – A Parishioner’s Reflection
Oh God, as we begin a new year, wrap your blanket around me.
Please help me to see through the fog of life that the coming year might throw up for me.
Let me know you are there.
Let me know the peace that brings joy and a real Happy New Year.
A HAPPY NEW YEAR
AND EVERY BLESSING IN