Parish Bulletin – 28/4/2019

Masses  During The  Week.

Mon,  Tues,  Thurs,  Fri, 9.30am;

Wed,  Fri,  Sat: 7.30pm; Sun:  11.00am.


First Friday, 3rd May; Masses 9.30am & 7.30pm

Sacraments to parishioners confined to home.


Death : Mass for the late Bridie Hayes (nee Heffernan) who died in England and for her husband Batty Hayes – this Sunday 28th, at 11.00am; burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.



Mary Jo Kissane, Drumcanogue – Sat 26th, 7.30pm.

Mary & Paddy Walsh, Ballinvrina – Sun 28th, 11.00

Christy Houlihan, Cloughready – Wed 1st May, 7.30

John Burke, Coolboy, & Ciara Burke, Tulla Lodge –   .      Sat 4th May, 7.30pm.

Tim & Eileen McGrath, Monemore – Sun 5th,11..00a

Joe Meade, Chancellorsland – Mass to be arranged


  Readers For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30pm:Bridget Keogh;Sun 11am:Gillian Kemp.


Collectors – May.

Sat 7.30pm:      Michael O’Dwyer, Pauline Bourke,

Dympna White, Mary Heffernan.

Sun 11.00: Tom Slattery, John Hennessy,Peig Quish


.Eucharist Ministers for May.

Sat 7.30;     Patsy Hennessy.

Sun 11am:  Bridget Heffernan.


Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.


Church Cleaning: Tuesday 10.15am.                                    Choir Practice: Wednesday after 7.30 Mass.

Pastoral Council: postponed to Wed 8th May.


28th April 2019  : 2nd of Easter


Eastern  Orthodox  Easter

Tensions existed for centuries between the Catholic Church in Western Europe and the Catholics of Eastern Europe and Middle East. The points of difference were theological and political. A big break – schism – came in 1054. Those in the East called themselves ‘Orthodox’, meaning ‘true believers’. Still, they hold most of the Christian beliefs that Catholics do.


There are 250 million Orthodox. They celebrate Easter this Sunday – 28th. Why? In 1582, Pope Gregory adjusted the calendar so that the year would match the orbit of the Earth around the Sun. (Ireland changed in 1752). The Orthodox countries have never made this adjustment.


Also, their Easter must fall after the Jewish feast of Passover. This year, 2019, the Passover is celebrated on this Saturday, 27th April.



Prayer  Friends  :  Confirmation

Please become a Prayer Friend to some one of the girls/boys preparing for Confirmation. Simply add your name/address to the list at the church doors after Masses this weekend. We will assign you some one of the Confirmation Candidates and supply you with a special prayer for them.


Collection  Counters

We are short in numbers to count the Offertory Collection on Sundays. It takes about 25 minutes after 11.00am Mass. One month in four in the round of the year. If you would be willing to help, please

give your name to Fr. Moloney or Catherine Quish.





Emly  Historical  Society : Commemoration

On next Sunday, 5th May, a commemoration of the Emly Battalion of East Limerick Brigade in the War of Independence will be held: 2.30pm –  Lecture by Dr. Borgonovo, historian, UCC, in St. Ailbe’s Hall; piper led parade to Emly Monument for 3.45pm Ceremony – a short speech, wreath laying, and blessing . Refreshments afterwards.  Please support.


Emly National School.

Week 9: €200 Jim McEniry; 4 x €50   Rose O’Neill,  Jennifer O’Carroll, Julie Hayes,  Phoebe Sheehan.  Seller: Bridgid Sheehy.  This Sunday, final draw – double week of prizes & various vouchers & hamper     .        Thanks to all for your continuous support.

                           Clothes Collection.

On Wednesday next, 1st May.’ Bags’ to school yard.


Emly Hospice Group

Door- to- door selling of tickets for June fund-raiser


Emly Tennis Club  ‘Split The Pot, Every Friday,€2.


Emly  Tidy  Towns

“To all our Youth who roam so

free, in the little

town of Emly,

Please, please we ask of ye,

to keep this town litter free.”

Committee meeting Monday, 29th May, Emly Hall.


“Come  and  See”  Retreat

For over-18 year old men, exploring thoughts of priesthood: Sat-Sun 18/19th May, at the National Seminary in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  Details at:


Blood Donor Clinic, Thurs 2nd May, 5.00 – 8.00pm

Lisvernane Community Centre.