Parish Bulletin – 23rd December 2018: 4th Advent

Masses During The  Week.

Mon,  Thurs,  Fri:  9.30am;  Wednesday:  11.00am

Saturday only :  7.30pm;     Sun:  11.00am.


Christmas Eve :  7.30pm;  Day : 11.00am                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       


Death : Mrs. Bridie Hayes (nee Heffernan), formerl

of Lisobyhane,  died in England.



Breda Dalton, Lackelly – Sat 22nd Dec, 7.30pm.

William O’Meara, Sr. Catherine O’Meara,Bartoose

Sun 23rd Dec., 11.00am.

Joe Dawson, Emly Village – Sat 29th Dec, – 7.30pm.

Mgr.John Burns,Arizona & Loughill –Sun 30th 11a


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Christmas Eve.             Mary Condon.

Christmas Day             Gillian Kemp                   Saturday 7.30pm.        Frances O’Dwyer.

Sun  11am,                   Peter Breen.


Collectors – December

Sat 7.30pm:      James Lonergan, Philip Purcell,

Jim Corby, Betty Callanan.

Sun 11.00am:   Peter Breen, Mary McGrath,

Joe Barry.


Eucharist Ministers for December.

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


Adoration: Not on this coming Wednesday.

 Wednesday Mass at 11.00am, not at 7.30pm


Collection Bags will begin use at the Offertory on the weekend of 5/6th January. The January team of Collectors is asked to provide three Counters at the sacristy after 11.00am Mass on Sunday 6th January.

Our  Crib  Talks

Take a look at the Crib in our parish church. Look closely.  One shepherd has brought along a sheep – to keep the baby warm. The second shepherd has taken off  his hat –  to pray a blessing for Baby Jesus.  The young  shepherd is playing aflute – making soft music to soothe the infant.


Our Crib says :  Give your heart and soul, like                            the praying shepherd;

Give practical help, like the shepherd with the warming sheep;

Give your talent and time, like the young man offering his music.

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Emly  Hospice  Support

The Emly Support Group hold a Coffee Morning in Cupán Tae on this Sunday 23rd December after Mass. All support would be appreciated. The care given to cancer sufferers by the Hospice movement is priceless, but needs our  donations to continue.


Emly  Historical  Society

Compliments to all associated with the production of  “Memories of  Emly” DVD. Copies on sale in Emly Post Office, The Forge Tea Rooms and Callanan’s Shop.  Cost €10.  It’s a treasure chest.


Comhaltas  Emly

Beginners & Accomplished music classes resume on Wednesday 30th Jan 2019. Registration: Wednesday 16th January. Classes:Violin, Harp, Accordion, Flute Concertina, Mandolin, Banjo, Tin Whistle. More inf All new members welcome.

 Parish New Year Party.

In conjunction with Emly Tidy Towns the parish party is in Emly Parish Hall on Sunday 6th January 2019.  Mass in the hall at 1.00pm, followed by a four course meal and entertainment.  Tickets €25 at  Post Office, Callanan’s Shop or Patsy Hennessy.  Tickets limited to 100.  Please purchase now.


Fundraising  Céilí

Specialised playground equipment is needed for the the A.S.D. unit at St. Ailbe’s National School. In aid of funds, a Céilí will be held on Saturday 29th Dec 2018 at 8.00pm in Hillview Sports Centre, Mountain Road, Raheen, Clonmel.  Music by Shandrum/Five Counties Céilí Band.  Enquiries:Jillian 087-2027789 or Carmel 087-7703475.  Refreshments.  Adm €10.  Donations appreciated —  given to Jillian Hueston.


Emly  Community  Council

A big thanks to all who helped out with the local Christmas tree: to Pat Ryan for supplying it, many hands erecting it,  Patsy Byrnes lighting it, children from St Ailbe;s NS for family decorations . Wishing all a very happy Christmas and a happy New Year.


Emly  G.A.A.  Club

A.G.M. (134th ) on Saturday 5th Jan, 8.15pm in Byrnes Tavern. Motions and nominations taken on the night. All welcome. Refreshments served after.


Visit  to  the  Crib

The parish church is open daily 9.00am – 6.30pm. It’s a strong Irish tradition to visit the Crib. Bring along your children/grandchildren to pray and to ponder the wonder of God-among-us.


A  Blessed  and  Happy  Christmas  to  All.