Parish Bulletin – 21st January 2018

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Wednesday & Sat: 7.30pm; Sun:  11am.



Rodney McManus, Bohercarron – Sat 20th , 7.30pm

Roger Hanley, Glen Court – Sun 21st , 11.00am

John Moore, Main St. – Monday 22nd , 9.30am.

Tom Burke, Monemore – Sat 27th , 7.30pm.

Nancy & Davy Bourke & Family, Lackelly –

Sun 28th , 11.00am


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30,           Mary Condon.

Sun  11am,        Norite Kemp.


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:  Brigid Heffernan.


Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.


Lourdes  Pilgrimage

Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes, 16-21 June.  Full cost €715. Booking forms from: Joe Walsh Tours, 01-2410811. Applications for Assisted/Sick section – Fr. Joe Tynan, Kilteely, 061-384213.


Parish Financial Accounts 2017

will be published next weekend.




Christians Divided and Split

The Reformation began 500 years ago when, in  October 1517,  Martin Luther published his criticisms of the Catholic Church. He did not want to found a new church but “one word borrowed another” and a split occurred that has lasted.


A generation later, the ideas of Calvin, in Geneva, added to the divisions and the split. In England,

Henry VIII broke with Rome but wanted to keep Catholic doctrine and worship. Elizabeth II added to the divisions, leading to persecution of Catholics.


Across the past 50 years, relationships between the Catholic Church and the various Protestant churches have improved, both among the leaders and among people “on the ground” who are open to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. This is a blessing.


The current Week of Prayer for the Unity of Christians culminates on Thursday 25th Jan – feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. He went from being a persecutor of Christians to becoming “Apostle to the Nations”. He promoted the Unity that Jesus prayed for at the Last Supper: “Father, may they all be one”


Tidy Towns

Tidy Towns Festival meeting on Wednesday 24th of January, 8.00pm in Parish Hall.  Everyone welcome.


Comhaltas  Emly.

Classes  resume on Wednesday 24th  January  from 7.00pm,  in the school. Members will be contacted with their allocated time. Places still available in some classes. New members most welcome


Emly  History  Society

Meeting  this Tuesday 23rd Jan, 8.00pm, Parish Hall.


Emly Variety Players

The AGM of Emly Variety Players will take place on  Friday, January 26th at 8.00pm in Parish Hall.


Community  Defibrillator

A life-or-death community service. Additional volunteers are URGENTLY required, to ensure the ongoing service provided by the community defibrillator.  Any person interested, please attend the next meeting, scheduled for Tuesday 27th Feb.  at 8.00pm in Emly National School.  Training will be provided to new volunteers at a later date.


Tennis Club

The Tennis AGM is on 10th February at 8.15pm in the clubhouse.  Due to inclement weather conditions the tennis tournament has been deferred and will now commence on Monday 22nd January for ladies and Wednesday 24th January for  men.


St. Ailbes National School

St Ailbe’s National School, Emly, invites all parents/grandparents to a meeting regarding internet safety on Monday 29th January at 7.00pm  in the school.  Cover charge of €3 per person.


Internet safety is an urgent and serious issue in today’s families and homes. Children need protection. Parents and grand-parents need to be “up to speed” on how best to offer  protection.  We look forward to seeing you at this information meeting.


Youth  Club  for  Emly

Starting soon, a new Youth Club in Emly for 8 – 12 year-olds and  for 1st – 6th Yr. post-primary students.

If you would like to get involved, contact Paula Cleary 087-2860992  or  Zoe Gogarty 087-9100727.

Adults interested in helping with the Club are also asked to contact Paula  or  Zoe.