Parish Bulletin – 24th June 2018

Masses During The  Week.

Monday 11.30am;  Tues & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

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



Joseph (Joe) Taylor, Monemore; Funeral Mass on  .        .     Monday, 11.30am


Michael & Noreen Ring, Gurteen – Sat 23rd, 7.30pm

Frank & Mary Corcoran,Clashdrumsmith-Sun 24, 11

Deceased of Harty Family, Monemore – Wed 27,7.3

Michael Butler, St. Ailbe’s Dr.- Sat 30th,  7.30pm.

Bridget & Patrick Burke, St.Ailbe’s Dr.,Sun 1st July


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Saturday 7.30pm. :        Philip Purcell.

Sunday  11am,     :       Frances O’Dwyer.


Collectors – July

Sat 7.30pm:      Mary Condon, Gerry Heffernan,

Mary Slattery, John Bourke (Bartoose)

Sun 11.00am:   James Purcell, Helena Cahill,

Rita Quish, Johnny Martin.


Eucharist Ministers for July

Sat 7.30pm:     Patsy Hennessy.

Sun 11am  :  Brigid Heffernan


Adoration: Wednesday  5.00 – 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.


Choir practice in preparation for the coming Floral Festival, on Wednesday 27th, 8.00pm. Extra voices .


Flags flying:  The special flag for the World Meeting of Families has been erected beside the national flag and papal flag at the church gate.  By regulation, the national flag is on the left-hand pole.



What’s  in  a  Name?

Parents give thought to the name they will give their baby : “If it’s a girl, then…..”, “If it’s a boy, then…” The chosen name becomes part and parcel of the identity of their child, for ever!

All through life until death s/he will be known by the name they choose (or by a version of it). Even beyond death, s/he will carry that same name: it’ll be on the headstone, for centuries.


The name parents chose is the name by which God will know their child, to eternity.


Their neighbours wanted a say in the naming of a new-born baby but Elizabeth and Zechariah held firm to the name the angel had given:  “His name is John” – a name that means “God is gracious.” This was a message John preached.


WMOF2018  &  Papal Visit

Free tickets for Knock and Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th August, can  be booked online from this coming Monday, 25th June, at


If you have already booked and paid for a day at the Pastoral Congress (22nd – 24th August) at the R.D.S. there is no need to book for Phoenix Park – your ticket will come to you automatically and for free.

Tickets for Congress on Wed 22nd & Thurs 23rd are  still available at


If you would like your family (up to 6 members) to represent Emly Parish at the Festival of Families in Croke Park on the evening of Sat 25th  please contact

Fr. Bernie Moloney this weekend.


Emly Ladies Club Outing

Emly ladies club outing : to Waterford this Tuesday, Tuesday  June 26th  bus fare €25. Non=members most  welcome. Bookings to Sally @ 087 7585189.


Art Exhibition

If you are interested in displaying youor Paintings  in Emly Parish Hall for the Festival 12-15th July,   please contact Betty on 087-7495144 or Catherine on 087-9496414.  Deliver the painting(s)  to Betty or Catherine on or before Monday 9th July – with name and title of the piece inscribed on the back of it..


Emly Tidy Towns

Thanks to everyone for all the cleaning and painting.  Nation-wide Judging is now in progress, so please be aware of litter. Public bins and bins at back of the Post Office are not for household rubbish.


Floral  Festival  & Canon Power Exhibition

Twenty-five flower arrangers from the parishes of our Deanery (including Emly) are preparing for a Floral Festival in the parish church, 12 – 15th July, as a major element of the Emly Summer Festival. They will create a wonderful display in our church.


Hand-in-hand with it will be an Exhibition in memor and honour of Canon Maurice Power, who erected the church. If you have any items associated with him, please let Fr. Moloney know during this week.


Thank  You  for contributing €250 extra to the Offertory collection last weekend to help meet the costs of the Pope’s Visit and of the WMOF2018. If you forgot, then your donation will still be welcome.


Information about various Pilgrimages is on display at the notice board close to the main doors.