Parish Bulletin – 24th /25th December, Christmas 2017

Masses During The  Week.

Christmas Eve: 7.30pm; Christmas Day: 11.00      

Tuesday 26th : 11.00am;   Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Wednesday & Sat: 7.30pm;   Sun:  11am.


Death: Breda Looby (nee O’Donnell), Oola.

We remember with prayer and affection all parishioners who passed f rom this life into the tender hands of God during 2017.


Jerry Hanley, Lackelly – Wed 27th , 7.30pm

Joe Dawson, Emly Village – Sat 30th         

Monsignor John Burns – Sun 31st , 11.00am


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30 : Philip Purcell; Sun  11am: Rita Quish.


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.

Please note the shorter period for winter weeks.


Visit to the Crib

The parish church is open daily 9.00am – 6.30pm.

You are encouraged to visit the Crib – a strong Irish tradition. Bring along your children/grandchildren to

to pray and to ponder  the wonder of God-among-us.


Thank  You to all parishioners who supported the prayer and liturgical life of the parish during 2017.




Emly’s  Family  Circle

We welcome home to Emly all natives of the parish who have returned for the Christmas. Our greetings and good wishes go to all parishioners living in other parts of Ireland and in the wider world. Best t wishes and blessings also to parishioners who are confined to home, to hospital or to nursing home.


Icon of the Holy Family

We in Emly were privileged to welcome the Icon of the Holy Family last September. Now, at the end of

Christmas Eve & Day Masses, you will receive a miniature copy of the Icon. Please display it in your

own home and use the Prayer to the Holy Family


New Year Party

Emly Parish in conjunction with Emly Tidy Towns New Year Party in the Parish Hall, Emly on Sunday  7th January 2018.  Mass in the Hall at 1.00pm followed  by a four course meal and entertainment.  Tickets: Post Office,  Callanan’s,  Patsy Hennessy.


Emly Comhaltas

5k Walk on Sunday 14th January starting at the church car park. More details to follow.


Emly Hospice Support Group.

Christmas Coffee Morning & Raffle with festive mulled wine & mince pies on Sunday 24th December in An  Cupán Té (Donies),11.00am -1.00pm in aid of South Tipperary Hospice.  Support appreciated.   €10,000 raised in 2017. This event to kick-start 2018


Emly Historical Society

We thank all our members and followers for their  support of  tours/events during 2017, and for helping out at events.  We wish you and your families a very happy Christmas and 2018.


Emly Tidy Towns

A big thank you to everyone who helped and supported tidy towns over the last year.  We wish everyone a happy Christmas and new year.


Emly GAA Club

Emly GAA AGM will take place on Saturday 30th  December at 8.00 in Byrnes Tavern. Nominations and Motions will be taken on the night.  Emly GAA lotto main draw of  €10,000 euro and

bonus draw of  €1,300 were not won; next draw on January 9th. Thanks to everyone who supported the lotto in 2017.  Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all our Members, Players and Supporters.


Tuesday 26thSt. Stephen, first martyr. Mass 11am

Wednesday 27thSt. John, Apostle, & 4th Gospel.

Thursday 28thHoly Innocents, child martyrs.

Sunday 31stHoly Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph.


May you and your families receive many blessings.

Happy  Christmas!