Parish Bulletin – 28th Jan 2018

Masses : Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

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


Note : No Mass on Monday or Tuesday this week.


Friday next is the First Friday of the Month.


Death: William Cahill, Knocklong /Knockcarron



Tom Burke, Monemore – Sat 27th, 7.30pm

Nancy & Davy Bourke & Family, Lackelly –

Sunday 28th, 11.00am

James Kennedy, Ballyvistea – Wed 31st, 7.30pm

Catherine, John & John Joe Lonergan, Lisobyhane-

Thursday 1st February, 9.30am.

Billy & Mary Hartnett, The Village –Friday 2nd 7.30

Josephine Murphy, Ballinaveen – Sat 3rd , 7.30pm

Fr. Seán Kennedy, C.C., Emly – Sun 4th , 11.00am


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30 Philip Purcel; Sun  11,  Michelle Lonergan.


Collectors – February

Sat 7.30pm:      Michael Hennessy,  John Clancy,

Denis Heffernan, Josephine Cleary.

Sun 11.00am:   Paddy Hanley, Liz Creamer,

Peggy Keogh, John Buckley.


Eucharist Ministers for February

Sat 7.30: Bridget Keogh.   Sun 11am:  Rita Quish.


Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.


Thursday, 1st February, St. Brigid’s Day.  All are

invited to join with St. Ailbe’s School for 9.30 Mass


Friday, 2nd Feb: Candlemas Day. Candles blessed at Masses for prayer times in your home.  Donations towards cost of Altar candles welcomed.



28th   January 2018 : 4th Sunday


This  is  Catholic  Schools  Week


A Catholic school occupies a privileged place within a parish Faith community, as it works in assisting parents in fulfilling their duty of educating their children in the Faith. The board of management and the school staff are prime movers in this process, so that prayer and gospel values are part of the air the pupils breathe.


Theme for this week : Catholic Schools: Called to be a Family of Families.

Monday: Our Family at Home;

Tuesday: Our School Family

Wednesday: Grandparents – special in Family

Thursday: Our Parish Family

Friday: Our World Family


Grandparents invited to visit St. Ailbe’s School

on Wednesday.

Parishioners invited to join with the school at 9.30am Mass on Thurday, St. Brigid’s Day.



Emly Defibrillator  087-9176250


Community  Defibrillator 

Additional volunteers are URGENTLY required, to ensure the ongoing service provided by the community defibrillator.  Any person interested, please attend the next meeting which is scheduled for Tues 27th Feb, 8.00pm,  in St. Ailbe’s School,  Training will be provided to new volunteers later on.


St. Ailbe’s National School

There will be an Open Day in St. Ailbe’s National School on Tuesday 6th  February,  2.00 to 3.00 pm. Parents of prospective new pupils are welcome to enrol them on that day. (Info: 062-57422;


Note: The advertised Internet Safety talk took place on last Monday night, 22nd January.


Emly  Tennis  Club

Tennis AGM on Saturday 10th February at 8.15pm in the clubhouse.


Emly  GAA  Club

Officers  elected at 133rd  AGM on the 20th  January. Chairperson: Pa Sheehy; Vice Chair: Mikey McGrat

Treasurer: Donal Condon; .Asst. Tr. : Eddie Hanley.  Secretary: Jim Ryan;  Asst. Sec.: Michael Ring.  PRO: Eoin Buckley.  Field Officer: Johnny  Martin.
Best of luck to Emly/Treacys, who play Aherlow Gaels in the U21 B football championship on this Sunday 28th January  at 2pm  in Emly..

The club is now taking membership fees for 2018.


Summer  Festival  :  Spirit  of  Emly

Wednesday – Sunday, 11 – 15th July. Next planning meeting: Wednesday 7th February, 8.00pm


Emly  Variety  Players

Upcoming play, ‘The Maiden Aunt’ Thursday- Sunday 1st – 4th March.  Mark it on kitchen calendar.


“Once  in a  Blue  Moon” 

Dust from a volcano or smoke from a forest fire can give the Moon a blue appearance. Ireland doesn’t have volcanoes or vast forest fires, so we seldom see a “blue” Moon.

When two Full Moons occur in the same month the second is termed a “Blue Moon” – it’s rare but this will happen on Wednesday night next, 31st . On top of that, it will be at its nearest point to the Earth and so is called a SuperMoon. A very rare combination!

Watch out for it!