Parish Bulletin – 1st July 2018 : 13th Sunday

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Wed, Friday & Sat: 7.30pm; Sun:  11am.


Friday : First Friday of July. Masses 9.30am & 7.30pm. Priests visit the housebound.


Month’s Mind:

Danny Bourke, Breansha, Fri 6th , 7.30pm


Michael Butler, St. Ailbe’s Dr.-Sat 30th 7.30pm.

Bridget & Patrick Burke,St. Ailbe’s Dr. Sun 1st, 1

John Aylmeer, Ballyvistea- Sat 7th July, 7.30pm.    

Mary & Paddy Walsh, Ballinvrina- Sun 8th , 11.00


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Saturday 7.30pm.         Mary McGrath.

Sun  11am,                   Michelle Lonergan.


Collectors – July

Sat 7.30pm:      Mary Condon, Gerry Heffernan,

Mary Slattery, John Bourke (Bartoose)

Sun 11.00am:   James Purcell, Helena Cahill,

Rita Quish, Johnny Martin.


Eucharist Ministers for July

Sat 7.30;     Patsy Hennessy.

Sun 11am:  Brigid Heffernan


Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.


Church Cleaning: Tuesday 10.15am. In preparation

for the Floral Festival








1st July 2018   :  13th Sunday


See  the  Icon

The Raising of the Daughter of Jairus is one of the Gospel scenes depicted in the Icon of the Holy Family placed in front of the Altar in our church.


The event is portrayed in the left-hand side panel.

It shows Jesus, with Peter, James and John at his shoulder. On the right hand side of the this panel we we see Jairus and h is wife standing close to the bed of their young daughter. The young girl is shown rising from her death-bed in response to the touch and words of Jesus.


Jesus desires to reach out to us: to touch that sport within us that is hurting; to heal that wound within us that festers; to dispel that inner shadow that clouds our thoughts, decisions and actions.


Each of us carries such hurts, wounds and shadows.



Bus options open to Emly parishioners are:


Pope  Francis : Phoenix Park, Sun 26th Aug:

Bus seat & Mass ticket : phone Antoinette Mullins, Martinstown,: 087- 1701614, before 20th July.      (€45).


Pope Francis at Knock Shrine, Sun 16th Aug.

Bus seat & ticket; phone Bridget Fitzgerald, Knocklong : 086- 3594571, after 7.00pm daily & before 22nd July.      (€25.)




Emly  Historical  Society

The Historical Society opens Emly’s Summer Festival on Tuesday 10th July at 8.00pm in St. Ailbe’s Parish Hall, by hosting a talk on “The Annals of Inisfallen” by Professor Thomas Charles-Edwards of Oxford University. He is an expert on early Irish and Welsh history. Well worth hearing!


The Annals originated in St. Ailbe’s Monastery, date from 1092 and are regarded as one of Ireland’s medieval treasures. The manuscript ended up on the small island of Inishfallen in the Lakes of Killarney and takes its name from there.


Annual  Cemetery  Mass

This commemoration and prayer for our beloved Dead will take place on Wednesday 11th July, at 7.30pm. Will be followed by buffet supper in the church carpark or Byrne’s Tavern. Please pass on word to family & friends living away from Emly.


Floral Festival  &  Canon Power  Exhibition

Opening Ceremony, in the Parish Church, on Thursday 12th July, 8.00pm,, with Music & Song. A lovely event. Spread the word! Invite your friends from neighbouring parishes.


Art  Exhibition

If you are interested in displaying your Paintings  in Emly Parish Hall for the Summer Festival (12th, 13th & 14th July:  please contact Betty on 087-7495144 or Catherine on 087-9496414. Make sure to have your name and title of painting on the back of the painting.  Please drop to Betty or Catherine on or before Monday 9th July.


Emly Tidy Towns

Thanks to everyone for all the cleaning and painting.  Judging is now in progress so please be aware of litter.  Please keep window boxes watered.