Parish Bulletin – 25th February 2018

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Wed,  Friday  & Sat: 7.30pm; Sun:  11.00am.


First Friday: Please inform the priests if someone wishes for a home visit with Holy Communion.



Siobhán, Jimmy & Phil Cunningham, the Village –

Sat 24th, 7.30pm.

Pakie O’Connell, Monemore, John, Ann & Patrick    .    Scully – Sun 25th , 11.00am.

Mary Kennedy, Ballyvistea – Wed 28th, 7.30pm.

Billy & Maisie Harnett, The Village–Fri 2nd M, 7.30

Maura & Paddy Moloney, Drumcamogue–Sat 3, 7.3

Pat & Eileen Hennessy, Tulla – Sun 4th , 11.00am.


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30,           Bridget Keogh.

Sun  11am,        John Hennessy.


Collectors – March.

Sat 7.30pm:      Mary Condon, Gerry Heffernan

Mary Slattery, John Burke(Bartoose)

Sun 11.00am:   James Purcell, Rita Quish,

Helena Cahill, Jonas Callanan.


Eucharist Ministers for March.

Sat 7.30;     Patsy Hennessy.

Sun 11am:  Brigid Heffernan.


Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.

A good practice during Lent. Start with 20 minutes   a time, and gradually expand it as the weeks pass.


Do  This  In  Memory”

The fourth special Mass for  First Holy Communion families will be on next Saturday 3rd , 7.30pm.


Free  from  Fog

It’s difficult to drive in thick fog. In fact, it’s scary. It’s a blessed relief when it lifts and the road is clear.


When someone’s word or action of love  touches us deeply, it can banish a cloud and  even  transform us

When a child harnesses a hidden talent, it thrills a parent and, for the child, puts the sky in focus.

When someone bowed by an addiction breaks free of it, a new world dawns and loved ones give thanks


Enveloped in cloud, Peter, James and John receive a startling message: “This (Jesus) is my Son, the Beloved.” The moment passes,  the memory lasts. Later, His resurrection confirms this message and frees them from the fog of fear. May we be fog-free.


Trócaire  Box

If you haven’t already done so, please collect your Trócaire Box this weekend and put it on display at home. Re-read panel “Love Conquers Fear”.  With prayers and donations, please support Trócaire’s work in Sierra Leone, West Africa.


War-Torn  Countries

Pope Francis and Archbishop O’Reilly ask us to pray this weekend for the people of war-torn nations

in particular for The Congo & South Sudan in Africa


World  Meeting  of  Families 2018.

The Congress of Families will be at the R.D.S. in Dublin, Tuesday – Thursday 22nd – 24th August. Full details on  When you book tickets for the full 3 days, you are guaranteed tickets for the Festival of Families on Sat 25th, in Croke Park and the Final Mass on Sunday 26th in Phoenix Park. If you book one day at Congress you can receive tickets for Croke Pk and Phoenix Pk

subject to their availability.  It is hoped that Pope


Emly Defibrillator         087-9176250.

Community  Defibrillator

Additional volunteers are URGENTLY required for this vital service to the community. If  interested, please attend  meeting this Tuesday 27th Feb at 8pm in St. Ailbe’s National School.  Training will be provided to new volunteers at a later date.


Grand Draw  for  Lourdes Fund

“Grand Draw” on  9th March.  Prizes include                          1st Prize-Trip for 2 to Lourdes,  2nd Prize- €1000,   3rd -€800, 4th -€600, 5th -€500 and many more prizes.  Tickets €20;from Patsy Hennessy and Patsy Byrnes.


Emly  Comhaltas

Cake Sale & Raffle on Sunday 11th March in the School after Mass. Support/bakers much appreciated


Emly  Tidy  Towns  :  Trees

Interested in planting a pair of free trees? Come to the church carpark next Saturday 3rd March at 11.00am to collect your pair.


Pro-Life  Rally

Buses are available to attend the Pro-Life Rally in Dublin on Saturday 10th March 2018. For details,  please contact Maureen O’,Dea on 087-2579654.


Emly  Variety  Players

The comedy drama “The Maiden Aunt” will be staged by Emly Variety Players in St. Ailbe’s Hall on Thursday, Fri, Sat, Sunday, 1st to 4th March.  8.00pm nightly.  Adm; adults €10, children €5. Tickets to be purchased at the door. (Have a laugh!).


 Returned Lay Missionaries & Volunteers

Meeting on Wed 28th at 7.00pm in Archbishop’s House, Thurles.  More info :



Francis will attend on the Saturday and Sunday.

Planning Meeting: Tuesday 27th , 7.30pm

Church Cleaning: this Tuesday, 10.15am.