Parish Bulletin – 21st October 2018

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Wednesday & Sat: 7.30pm; Sun:  11.00am.



Josephine Hackett, Gortnaskileen, Oola.


Margaret & Patrick Bourke, Bartoose – Sat 20th 7.30

Hennessy Family, Coolboy – Sunday 21st, 11.00am

Joan, Kevin, Julia Hanly, Main St. – Sat 27th , 7.30

Mick & Molly Frawley, Lisobyhane – Sun 28th 11.00


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Saturday 7.30pm.         Frances O’ Dwyer.

Sun  11.00am               Brendan Moloney.


Collectors – October

Sat 7.30pm:      Michael Hennessy, John Clancy,

Denis Heffernan, Betty Callanan.

Sun 11.00am:   Paddy Hanley, Liz Creamer,

Peggy Keogh, John Buckley.


Eucharist Ministers for October

Sat 7.30;     Bridget Keogh. Sun 11am:  Rita Quish.


Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.


Mass  Servers  Needed

We need to add to our team of Mass Servers. We invite children in 4th Class – with the active support of their parents – to put their names forward.            Fr. Moloney will visit this Class group and give the  a note for their parents. It’s great opportunity for the children to become closely involved in Mass.

A word of thanks to the servers (and parents) who ‘moved on’ at the end of Primary School in 2018.



World-wide  Mission  Sunday

This weekend, collections will take place at all Masses throughout the Universal Church to help missionaries and their work in poor and remote places. Pope Francis asks all Catholics to give what they can to support struggling dioceses in the developing world. Funds raised help build churches, medical clinics, nurseries and schools.

Church communities in places like Ethiopia are in dire need of assistance.


We thank you, in advance, for your generosity towards the Mission Sunday Collection. If you have overlooked it or would like to make an extra donation,it will be welcome next weekend


A  Search  for  Photos

Emly Historical Society is asking  for your help. Several senior members of the parish community have been interviewed ‘on camera’ about their experiences of life in and around Emly during the early and middle years of the 20th century. This material will form a fascinating video for all of us.


A number of the interviewees have spoken of Canon Meaney and Fr. Mullaly. The video editor wishes to include photos of these two priests. If you have a photo of either or both, and would be willing to loan it/them to the Society (with the guarantee of safe return)  please contact Helena Nugent {chairperson} or Noel McGrath{secretary} in the coming week.


November  Prayers  for  the  Dead

Special envelopes and Lists will be available next weekend. A candle-lit Cross will be placed before the Altar for your memorial candles.

Cake Sale in aid of Homeless

Date for  Diary.  Cake Sale in aid of the Homeless on Sunday 18th  Nov.  More details to follow.


Canon Power Ledger

Take a look at the Canon Power Ledger this weekend. A new page will be revealed next week.


Talent  Galore

Emly GAA Club presents “Emly’s Got Talent” on Saturday, November 10th in Byrnes Tavern, Emly, at

8.30pm.   An entertaining evening of music and craic is guaranteed. Tickets now available from committee members and in local shops.


A  New  Heroic  Saint

Last Sunday, 14th October, Pope Francis canonized seven new saints. One in particular stands out: St. Oscar Romero from El Salvador in Central America.


El Salvador was and still is a poor country. However  a small cohort of people are wealthy and powerful, and across the decades have exploited the country.


In 1977, Fr. Oscar Romero became archbishop of the capital city, San Salvador. Shortly after this, a corrupt military government took control of the country and began to terrorize the people. Romero stood up for the people and proclaimed the Gospel message that all people have God-given dignity and rights. This angered the military leaders.


The archbishop was shot dead while celebrating Mass on 24th March, 1980 – a martyr for the Faith.

He is revered as one of the Church’s great heroes of the 20th century. Irish Franciscan missionaries in El Salvador supported his heroic stand for the Gospel.



St. Oscar Romero, pray for all w ho are oppressed.