Parish Bulletin – 29th July 2018 : 17th Sunday

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

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

First Friday, 3rd August – priests of the parish bring the Sacraments to those confined to home.

Masses: 9.30am & 7.30pm.


Mary McHugh (nee Connolly),formerly of Hospital .     Saturday 28th July,  7.30pm.                                                             Burke Family, Monemore – Sunday 29th , 11.00am.

Tommy & Peggy Purcell, Drumcamogue – Friday  . .     3rd August, 7.30pm .

Jimmy Cunningham, Main St., Willie McEniry, Davy & John McEniry – Sunday 5th Aug, 11.00am

Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30pm. Philip Purcell; Sun 11am, Liam Ring.                     

Collectors – August

Sat 7.30pm:      James Lonergan, Philip Purcell,

                        Jim Corby, Betty Callanan.

Sun 11.00am:   Peter Breen, Mary McGrath,

     .                   Joe Barry.

Eucharist Ministers for August

Sat 7.30;     Bridget Keogh.

Sun 11am:  Rita Quish.

Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.

Weekend  Visitor

Next weekend, 4th/5th August, Fr. Walter McNamara will speak at Masses. He is a Spiritan (‘Holy Ghost’) missionary priest. He will tell of his own missionary experience and will ask for your financial support of the Spiritans’ missions. Please bring extra to help.

More  Than  Two 

Two years ago Pope Francis wrote a document to all  Catholics called ‘The Joy of Love’. It deals with Family life and he gives many pearls of wisdom.

For instance, he points out that every marriage is not just about uniting two persons but also about uniting two families.  He writes:

“We cannot forget that this larger family includes fathers-in-law, mothers-in-law and all the relatives of the couple. One particularly delicate aspect of love is learning not to view these relatives as somehow competitors, threats or intruders.

The marriage union demands respect for their traditions and customs, an effort to refrain from criticism, caring for them and cherishing them while maintaining the legitimate privacy and independence of the couple. Being willing to do so is also an exquisite expression of generous love for one’s spouse.”


Congratulations  to  Fr. Tim Burke

Fr. Tim Burke was ordained in St. Patrick’s College, Thurles, in 1948. Since then he has ministered with kindness, faithfulness and energy in the archdiocese of Birmingham, U.K.

He has always maintained strong links with his family and his home parish of Emly, returning regularly to visit and holiday here. Our best wishes and blessings to him as he celebrates 

Canon Power Exhibition

The exhibition will conclude th is weekend but the Ledger display will be permanent and changing.

Keeping  Well Informed

Farming families read the Irish Farmers Journal or a daily ‘paper’s farming supplement every week. If you’re into horses you’ll get the Irish Field.If you’re a sports  fan, you’ll turn to the sports supplement. .

Whatever your interest, you’ll keep up-to-date.

The Irish Catholic is an excellent weekly ‘paper designed for active Catholics. Each week it carries well-balanced articles on aspects of present-day Church life in Ireland. Some pieces deal with current news items, while others have a lasting value

In the national ‘papers, t.v. and radio, items about Catholics are usually negative, criticizing something or someone..The Irish Catholic carries positive reports as well as negative. Its writers are practicing Catholics who know what they’re talking about.

You can order your weekly copy from Julie Walsh at the Post Office; €1.80 per week, on Thursdays.

Do yourself a favour and try it for a few months.

Pope  Francis  in  Ireland

Seats still available on the bus to Phoenix Park on Sun 26th Aug. Phone: Antoinette, 087-1701614.

 For seats to Knock Shrine, phone Bridget, after 7.00pm daily, on 086-3594571.

Weekly  Bread  of  Life

Lord Jesus, you blessed a young boy’s bread and fed

thousands. In a Supper Room you broke bread and with this ever since you feed our souls.

With this ever since you nourish our souls.