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.
EmlY PARISH IN
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
Parishioners invited to join with the school at 9.30am Mass on Thurday, St. Brigid’s Day.
Emly Defibrillator 087-9176250
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; emlyns.ie)
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!