Parish Bulletin – 2nd December 2012

MASSES: Mon,Tues, Wed Thurs, Fri 9.30am.

Christmas Pageant on Wed eve at 7.30pm.

WEEKEND: Sat 7.30pm; Sun 11am.



The Sacrament of Confession on Friday next 7.30pm to 8.30pm. A visiting priest will hear confessions.



Charlie Hayes, Duncummin – Sat 13th 7.30pm.

Danny Byrne, Ballyhoulihan – Sun 16th 11am.

John & Kathleen Purcell, Monemore

– Tues 18th 9.30pm.

Gerard  Birrane, Main St – Fri 21st 9.30am.

Breda Dalton, Lackelly – Sat 22nd – 7.30pm.

William & Sr. Catherine O’Meara, Bartoose

– Sun 23rd 11am.



Sat 7.30pm: James Lonergan, Philip Purcell,

Marion Dawson, Jim Corby

Sun 11am: Peter Breen, Mary McGrath

John Burke (Coolboy), Michael McGrath.


READERS – Next Weekend.

Sat 7.30pm: Mary McGrath

Sun 11am:   ——————

(In the event of a reader being unable to fulfil a duty it would be appreciated if another reader was asked to fill in.



Cleaning of the church on Thursday at 10.15am


‘What should we do?’ The common thread in John’s answers was to encourage his questioners to be other-centred rather than self-centred, each in the context of their own circumstances. John told the people in a direct and honest way what they should do. The humility of John comes out in this passage, happy to acknowledge that he only had a minor role to play in relation to the Messiah. At the same time he was enthused by his mission to ‘proclaim the good news to the people’.


CHRISTMAS  PAGEANT  A Christmas Pageant by the school children will take place in the parish church on Wed 19th Dec. at 7.30pm

Calendar is now for sale at school and local shops


DO  THIS  IN  MEMORY – Next Sunday

We invite our boys and girls who are receiving First Holy Communion and Confirmation with their families to the 11am Mass on Sunday next.


EMLY  TENNIS  CLUB Ice skating trip will take place on Thursday, 20th December, 2012.  Names and €17.00 (to be given in full) by 17th Dec to Carol O’Brien or Mary McGrath.


DEFIBRILLATORContact telephone No: 087/9176250




Thanks to everybody who organised, contributed to and attended our Sale of Work last Sunday.  Congratulations to all the prize winners.


The club will hold its annual Coffee morning and Cake sale on Sunday December 23rd. in Byrnes Tavern after 11.00a.m. Mass. A bumper raffle will also take place. All are welcome.



Free draws sponsored by Emly Traders Assoc will be held in conjunction with the Ladies Football coffee morning on Sun 23rd. Free tickets available at participating businesses.



The 128th AGM took place last Saturday. The following officers were elected

Chairman John McGrath; V Chair Sean Hennessy

Sec David Byrne; Assist. Sec  Tony Harnett

Treas Ger Dawson; Assist Treas David Hennessy; PRO Colm McGrath; Field Officer John Martin.

SENIOR  HURLING – Fundraiser

Tipperary senior hurlers will play UCC in a challenge match in Emly on Sun 6th Jan at 2pm. This will be the first outing  for the new Tipp panel under manager Eamonn O’Shea. Proceeds in aid of the Emly N.S building fund.


THE IRISH  CATHOLIC The ‘Irish Catholic’ newspaper is on sale (price €1.50.)