Parish Bulletin – 2nd February 2014

MASSES: Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 9.30am

Mon, Wed & Fri 7.30pm.

Sat 7.30pm; Sun 11am.


MASS FOR  THE  SICK – Blessing of Throats

Mon  next (3rd Feb) is the feast of St. Blaise. This feast is associated with the sick. A Mass for the Sick will be celebrated on Tuesday 7.30pm. The Blessing of Throats will take place after the morning and evening Masses.



CONFESSIONS: Each Sat 3.30pm – 4pm.



Michael O’Brien, formerly Ballyvistea who died in California.



Beary Bourke Family, Monemore –Sat 1st 7.30pm

Tom Bourke, Monemore – Sun 2nd Feb 11am.

John & Kathleen Kiely, Caherconlish

– Mon 3rd 9.30am.

Con & Mary Lorigan, Tipperary –Tues 4th 9.30,

Patrick & Maria O’Neill, Main St- Wed 5th 7.30

O’Brien & Schofield Family – Thurs 6th 9.30am.

Michael O’Connell, Ballycurrane –Fri 7th 7.30pm

Fr Seán Kennedy C.C Emly – Sat 8th 7.30pm.

Jimmy, Phil & Siobhán Cunningham, Main St.,

–          Sun 9th 11am.



Simeon and Anna capture the imagination. What a privilege, to witness the moment the Son of God is presented back to God in the Temple. And what wisdom, to recognise the greatness of the moment. ‘My eyes have seen the salvation which you have prepared for all the nations to see,’ says Simeon. Today, just 40 days after Christmas, we celebrate the day Jesus was presented in the Temple. While Jesus is still a child, there are warnings about the fate that is to befall him. He is destined to be rejected, and Mary is also warned ‘A sword will pierce your own soul too’. A shadow hangs over this joyous occasion. Mary and Joseph ‘stood there wondering at the things that were being said about him’. At various times in the Gospel of Luke we find Mary ‘treasuring’ and ‘pondering’ events. We too have lots to ponder.- Intercom.


READERS – Next Weekend

Sat 7.30pm: Philip Purcell.

Sun 11am:  Norita Kemp.

(If a reader is unable to fulfil a duty it would be

appreciated if another reader was asked to fill in.)



A meeting of the Emly Parish Pastoral Group will be held in Duhig House on Mon week (10th Feb) at 8pm.


COLLECTORS  – February

Sat 7.30pm:    Michael Hennessy, John Clancy,

Danny Burke, Josephine Cleary

Sun  11am:      Paddy Hanley, Liz Creamer,

Peggy Keogh, John Buckley.



U14s training on Monday 3rd of Feb at 7 pm in Doon hall. All players to attend. Cars leaving Emly at 6.15.



A meeting of the Tidy Towns committee on Mon 3rd Feb at 8pm in Parish Hall. Work has now begun again. Anybody with a spare hour or so on a Sat morning should contact Jonas, Seamie or Denis. All help is appreciated.



A meeting of the Emly Hospice Support Group will be held on Wed 5th Feb at 8.30pm in Byrne’s Tavern. All are welcome.



The ‘Irish Catholic’ newspaper is on sale (price €1.50. Please put money in shrine box.)



Fr. J. Kennedy, PP. 062/57111; 087/2111643

Fr. S. Rochford, AP. 062/57103; 086/8162660.


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