Parish Bulletin – 29th December 2019

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

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


New Year’s Day: Wednesday – Mass at 7.30pm.


First Friday, 3rd Jan:

Priests bring Communion to parishioners who are confined to their homes.  Masses: 9.30am, 7.30pm.



Monsignor John Burns – Sat 28th Dec, 7.30pm

William O’Meara & Sr. Catherine O’Meara,                                .     Bartoose – Sun 29th Dec, 11.00am

Ellen & James Lonergan, & Deceased of Family, .     .     Main Street – Wed,  1st  Jan, 7.30pm.

Gerry Hanley, Lackelly – Sat 4th Jan, 7.30pm.

Michael & Alice Buckley, Monemore, & John   .     .  .    Ahern – Sat 4th Jan, 7.30pm

John Lonergan, Main Street – Sun 5th Jan, 11.00am


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30;           Mary Condon.

Sun  11.00am : Rita Quish.

Monday, 6th Jan: 11.00am – Peter Breen


Collectors – January

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

Dympna White, Mary Heffernan.

Sun 11.00am:   Tom Slattery, John Hennessy,

Peig Quish.


Eucharist Ministers for January.

Sat 7.30;     Patsy Hennessy.

Sun 11am:  Bridget Heffernan.


Adoration: Wednesday 5-7.30; 8 – 9.00pm

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.

New Year’s Day – a good way to begin the Year.


Joseph,  Noble  Man  of  Faith

Noble man of faith, chosen one of Mary, Carpenter by trade, guardian of the Christ-child, Pray with us this day, be our heav’nly Patron; God grant us the grace of the Holy Family.


Drawn by God’s desire, Guardian of the Saviou  Prompted in a dream, exiled to a far  land,   God’s own law fulfilled, Pilgrim at the Temple;

God grant us the peace of the Holy Family.


Joseph, man of God from  the House of David, Keep watch o’er our days, calm our fears of   .    .    darkness. Shield us at death’s hour, welcome us to paradise

God grant us the joy of the Holy Family.


“Thank You” To  So  Many

Deepest thanks to each and every parishioner who   enhanced the Faith life of the parish during the past year.


60th Christmas in-a-Row

Congratulations and deepest appreciation to Mrs. Marie Ryan, BallinvrinAilbe’s a, who on last Tuesday night played the organ in St. Ailbe’s parish church for the 60th Christmas Eve Mass in-a-row !

We thank her for her Diamond service to the parish.


Blessing  of  Newly  Baptised

Special Ceremony for the families of babies who were baptised in Emly during 2019 this Sunday, 29th Dec, at the Crib in the parish church at 3.00pm.

Clothes  Collection

At St Ailbe’s School on Monday, 13th  January.h.  No pyjamas, underwear curtains or bedding.  Clean clothes ,shoes, handbags, belts accepted.  Bags can be dropped to the school after Christmas holidays.

Emly  Parish  Party

Emly Parish, in conjunction with Emly Tidy Towns, New Year Party in Parish Hall next Sunday, 5th Jan.      Mass at 1.00pm; a four-course meal & entertainmen.  Tickets €25 available at the Post Office, Callanan’s Scop and from Patsy Hennessy.


Emly  GAA  Club

Emly GAA renew thanks to everyone who has contributed towards our fundraiser for a new AstroTurf pitch. If you have missed out on this, you can still contribute through any off the club officers.  Work on this project will start in January;  support would be greatly appreciated. A.G.M. will take place on Saturday, 11th Jan, in Byrnes Tavern, at 8.00pm.  All members are requested to attend.


Emly Historical Journal : on sale at Post Office, Callanan’s,  Byrne’s Tavern,  Forge Tearoom. €10.

A gift for anyone visiting you on New Year’s Day.


paradise.Saviour, and co-ordinator, parish finance committee, safeguarding representatives, Do This in Memory planning group, Sealed with the Spirit planning group, and all 2019.



Found: a lady’s watch – in church. Contact sacristy.

Happy,  Healthy  & Safe  2020 !