Parish Bulletin – 2nd December 2012


Sat next (8th Dec) is the feast of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady. Mass on Friday eve 7.30pm & Saturday 11am.


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

Wed & Fri 7.30pm.

WEEKEND: Sat 7.30pm; Sun 11am.



Bourke Family, Monemore – Sat 1st Dec 7.30pm.

Patrick Nugent, Emly – Wed 5th Dec 7.30pm.

Jimmy Hickey, Ballinagranna – Fri 7th 7.30pm.

John & Catherine Lonergan, Lisobyhane

– Sat 8th Dec 11am.

Pauline Mullins & Mary McKnight, formerly Clashdrumsnith.     – Sun 9th Dec 11am.



Sat 7.30pm: James Lonergan, Philip Purcell,

Marion Dawson, Jim Corby

Sun 11am: Peter Breen, Mary McGrath

John Burke (Coolboy), Michael McGrath.


READERS – Feast (7th/8th Dec)

Fri 7.30pm: Jim Corby

Sat 11am: John Hennessy

READERS – Next Weekend.

Sat 7.30pm: Patsy Hennessy

Sun 11am:   Rita Quish

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


A choir practice on Wed next at 8pm


The focus of the church during the Advent season is Christ’s threefold coming – past, present, and future.  First, we remember the Lord’s humble first coming in Bethlehem two thousand years ago.  This is what we celebrate at Christmas.  Second, we give thanks for His present and continual coming to us through the Word and Sacraments.  Finally, we look forward with hope and patience to His victorious second coming as our Saviour leading us to Heaven.

Let us celebrate this Advent as a family adoration at our Sunday Mass.


The AGM of Emly GAA Club will take place on Saturday December 8th in Byrnes Tavern.



Best wishes to Denis Heffernan who has been shortlisted for an award in the Volunteer Ireland Awards which will be held in City Hall, Dublin on Wed 5th Dec


DEFIBRILLATOR Contact telephone No: 087/9176250

THE IRISH  CATHOLIC The ‘Irish Catholic’ newspaper is on sale in the church each week (price €1.50.)


VIGIL  FOR  LIFE: AVigil for Life will be held on Kildare Street outside Dáil Éíreann at 4.30 pm next Tuesday.


 EMLY  NATIONAL  SCHOOL A 2013 Calendar is now for sale at the school and local shops. A Christmas Pageant by the school children will take place in the parish church on Wed 19th Dec.


EMLY  BORD  NA  NOG: Our Annual Sale of Work and Cake Sale will take place on Sunday 9h Dec, 2012, in Emly Parish Hall at 2.00pm.  Anybody willing to donate unwanted gifts, toys(in good condition), books, firewood etc, please donate to any Committee member or bring to Emly Parish Hall on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th Dec. between 6.30-8.30pm.  Christmas Draw on the day for Large Christmas Hamper, Turkey & Ham, Firewood etc.  Contact any member for tickets, also available on the day of the draw. Santa Claus will also be present.


PARISH  CHRISTMAS  PARTY: A Parish Christmas Party will take place on Sun 16th Dec at 2pm in The Golden Thatch. The Tuesday Club invites families in the parish to join them on the day. Special Family Rates: Family of 4 adults – €60; 2 adults & 2 children €40. Booking at the Post Office.



The Christmas Fayre 2012 will be held on Fri 7th  December 2.00pm – 7.30pm.