Parish Bulletin – 25th March 2018 : Passion/Palm Sunday

Masses During The  Week.

Mon  &  Tues  9.30am;

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



Paul O’Heney, Lisobyhane – Sat 24th , 7.30pm

Mary Keogh, Ballinvrina – Sun  25th, 11.00am

Biddy Burke, Breansha – Sun 1st April, 11.00am


Mass on Holy Saturday Night (7.30pm) for the Intentions of All Parishioners


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Holy Thursday            Liz Creamer

John Hennessy

Good Friday                Frances O’Dwyer.

Liam Ring

Holy Saturday             Bridget Keogh

Mary McGrath

Jim Corby

Sun  11am,                  Peter Breen


Collectors – April

Sat 7.30pm:      James Lonergan, Philip Purcell,

Marion Dawson, Jim Corby.

Sun 11.00am:   Peter Breen, Mary McGrath

Joe Barry.


Eucharist Ministers for April

Sat 7.30; Bridget Keogh.Sun 11am:  Rita Quish. Renewal of Commissioning at Holy Thursday Mass


If you would be willing to serve the Lord and the parish as a Eucharist Minister, please contac Fr. Moloney in the coming days.


Adoration : Wednesday 5.00 – 7.30pm.


From  Hosanna  to  Cross

We can all see ourselves in the Passion. When things are going smoothly for us, it’s easy to praise God and sing ‘Hosanna!’ Other days we struggle, confused, upset — not knowing what God expects of us. When the going gets tough we can even turn our backs on him, lacking the courage to stand up for our beliefs.


This week we are the disciples walking with Jesus, on a journey that leads us to the Cross, and beyond.

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Lifts  for  Life

If you are willing to help Pro-Life voters, who have no means of transport, get to the polling station in this area, please contact: Olive 085-7172970; John 087-1127477; Mike 083-8892137. Limerick Pro-Lif


A  Word  of  Appreciation  to the parishioners who braved the wind, cold & snow to pray the Rosary at St. Ailbe’s Cross on last Sunday for the preservation of Life and of Faith in Ireland.


Visit  of  Pope  Francis

Full details regarding the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland on Saturday/Sunday 25/26th August have yet  to be worked out. We will let you know when the process for obtaining tickets for the Croke Park event and the Phoenix Park Mass has been finalized.


School  Draw

Annual school draw beings after Easter. €5 per week, for 10 weeks. Weekly draw in Duhig 11.45am. Extra draw in final week.


Church  Collectors

Thanks to our Church Collectors who conduct their valuable service faithfully and discreetly.

If you are willing to join in this service to the parish, then please put your name and contact details on a slip of paper and insert it into your  Offertory envelope in the coming week or two.


The collectors operate as teams, on a rota.


Emly Defibrillator  : 087-9176250.


Emly  Historical  Society

Officers elected at recent A.G.M.: Chairperson: Helena Nugent.  Secretary: Noel McGrath. Treasurer: John Buckley, PRO: Norite Kemp.

Ailbe Ryan stepped down after his very successful time in the chair. His hard work in establishing the Society is much appreciated.

Many exciting events in the pipeline, including a trip to Wexford in May.  Date & details to follow. Membership – €20 – is now is now due; to John Buckley or at Callanans shop.


Words  from  Pope  Francis


“No family drops dwon from heaven perfectly formed: families need constantly to grow and mature in the ability to love.”

These words are a consolation and a challenge. They console every family that struggles each day with the demands that love makes. They challenge us also to dig a bit deeper in cultivating love in our families. The celebration of Holy Week can inspire us to greater love and self-giving.