Parish Bulletin – 27th of November

Masses During the Week:                                          Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri : 9.30am.                                  Wed, Fri, Sat : 7.30pm; Sun: 11.00             First Friday: Masses 9.30am & 7.30pm and Holy Communion to those confined to home.

Holy Souls Mass : Wednesday 7.30pm; Rosary in the Cemetery: Sunday 3.00pm.

We pray for all whose Funeral Masses took place in Emly Parish Church during the past 12 months: Michael English, Teresa O’Dwyer, David Bourke, Paddy Byrne, Myles O’Kelly, Nellie Flynn, John Murphy, Patrick O’Leary, Eileen McGrath, Jerry O’Carroll, Iris Lynch, Arnold Lynch, Morgan Hughes, John Alymer, Mary McCarthy, Sheila Ryan;  and for all for all former parishioners who died elsewhere.

Death: Paddy O’Donovan, Bunratty, Co. Clare  .       formerly of Emly.

Month’s Mind: Sheila Ryan, Ballinaveen – .                   .        Sunday 27th, 1.00am

Anniversaries:                                                    Teresa O’Dwyer, Ballyhone – Sat 26th, 7.30 Tom & Margaret Dawson & Family, Emly – .  .     Tuesday 29th Nov, 9.30am.  Nora & Joe Buckley, Ballyhone – Sat 3rd Dec., 7.30pm. Toby & Ellen Bourke & Family, Railway Rd.,-  .

Advent  Begins                                                              The season of Advent is “bi-focal” — both short-sighted and long-sighted.                                                   Short-sighted: it prepares us for Christmas.                                                              Long-sighted: it looks forward to the complete fulfilment of Christ’s work of redemption, when the entire universe – of which he is Lord and King (last Sunday’s feast) is crowned with God’s love. We call this “the Second Coming of Christ.

Advent  Candleson sale at the main doors  €10,  for home-made Advent Wreaths. Purple candles for weeks 1, 2 & 4; pink candle for week 3;  white for Christmas. (Avoid fire!).

First  Holy  Communion                           In six months time –  on Sunday 28th May – we will celebrate First Holy Communion with the children in 2nd Class. Their parent requested to attend a short meeting on this Monday night, 28th Nov., at Duhig House, 7.30 – 8.30pm, to begin the Do This in Memory parish based programme of preparation. It is important that each child is represented.

Cake  Sale  &  Raffle  for  Homeless       This Sunday in Byrne’s Tavern after Mass Raffle :  a Painting by Denis Heffernan.

.                 Emly  Parish  Crest                                                                   Local artist Michael Bourke, Railway Road, has painted a specially commissioned Emly Parish Crest. It is erected on the inside of the  church porchway. The motto: “Tobar Creidimh is Léinn” – well of Faith and of Learning – refers to the Faith and Learning that flowed from St. Ailbe’s monastery for many centuries.

Scripture  Course  Begins                                                      The 3-night Bible course, launched by the Archbishop, runs on Tuesdays: 29th Nov, 6th & 13th Dec. It begins in 6 centres this Tuesday, including St. Ailbe’s Parish Hall. Starting at 7.30 it will run for 1hr. 20 mins. (Home for the 9.00 News!!). For years,  you’ve been hearing Readings from the Bible. This is a chance to get a better “handle” on what lies behind them.

Readers for next week:                                                          Sat  – Mary Condon; Sun – Jonas Callanan.

Collectors for December                                                           Saturday 7.30: James Lonergan, Philip Purcell, .                        Marion Dawson, Jim Corby.                                                Sunday 11.00: Peter Breen, Mary McGrath, .             .                        John Burke (Coolboy).

Eucharist: Sat Bridget Keogh; Sun Rita Quish

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament :  .             .                         Wednesday, 4.00pm – 7.30pm