Parish Bulletin – 20th October 2013


Today is Mission Sunday. The whole Church today unites as one family so that we can go to the whole world and tell all peoples how much God loves them. We pray for and support the work of the Missions. We remember and pray for the c. 1,500 Irish born missionaries who today continue to proclaim the Good News in eighty different countries throughout the world. They follow in the footsteps of thousands of the sons and daughters of this land who have left all for the sake of the Gospel.



Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 9.30am.

Wed 7.30pm.Sat 7.30pm; Sun 11am.



Patrick & Margaret Bourke, Bartoose

–          Sat 19th 7.30pm.

Michael & Nellie Frawley, Lisobyhane

–          Sun 20th 11am.

Tim & Nora O’Meara, Ballinaveen

-Wed 23rd 7.30

Joan, Kevin & Julia Hanley, Main St.

–          Sat 26th 7.30pm.

Josephine & Patrick Hughes & Family,

Ballinvrina                 – Sat 27th 11am.


The ‘Irish Catholic’ newspaper is on sale (price €1.50. Please put money in shrine box.)




On the face of it, today’s Gospel is a parable about perseverance: if even a corrupt judge will give in to persistent ‘pestering’, how much more will God answer our prayers when we pray continually? We can only imagine the help God makes available to those who ask him. Don’t lose heart, Jesus tells us. Your prayers will be answered.

But there is a sting in the tail, and Jesus also has a challenge for his followers. Almost as an after-thought he poses a question: ‘But when the Son of Man comes, will he find any faith on earth?’ The real question is not whether our prayer can move God. Jesus turns this question on its head and asks instead: can our prayer move us?



Sat 7.30pm:     Michael Hennessy, John Clancy,

Danny Burke, Josephine Cleary

Sun  11am:      Paddy Hanley, Liz Creamer,

Peggy Keogh, John Buckley.


READERS – Next Weekend

Sat 7.30pm: Mary Condon

Sun 11am:  Marguerite Dawson

(If a reader is unable to fulfil a duty it would be

appreciated if another reader was asked to fill in.)



 Cashel & Emly Pilgrimage to Lourdes will hold the Annual Dinner dance on Sat 9th Nov at 8pm in Dundrum House Hotel.  Music by John Gorman. Tickets €25 each.  Contact Liz Barron on (087)154 3563 for ticket sellers in your locality.

EMLY N.S. – ‘A Night at the Dogs.’

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 (€10 each – children free.) Any businesses or groups wishing to hold their Christmas Party at the venue on that night should contact the school.



Emly Bord na nOg will hold a Family Fun 10K Walk on Sun Oct 27th at 12 noon starting from the GAA field. All in the community invited to take part. Refreshments will be available afterwards in the County Club.

U13 Garda Football plate semi-final (Emly V Anacarty) this Sun (13th) in Emly at 5pm.



Tennis Adult Winter League commencing shortly.  Anybody interested should give their names to Norita Kemp or Carol O’Brien.

There are still a few places available for the cardio tennis which is taking place on Thursday nights.  Anybody interested to give their names to Norita or Carol.

Adult Club night each Wednesday night.  All are welcome to attend.



Fr. J. Kennedy, PP. 062/57111; 087/2111643

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


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