Parish Bulletin – 2nd June 2019: Ascension

Masses  During The  Week.

Mon: 11.00am;      Tues, Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

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



Julie & Peter Burke,St.Ailbe’s Dr, Mary, Davy &     .          . Denis Burke, Ballinagranna – Sat. 1st June, 7.30pm.

Danny & Bridie Burke, Breansha –Sun 2nd , 11.00am Paddy & Marc Heffernan, Emly & Elton –       .   .    .  .      Friday 7th June, 7.30pm.

William & Josie Ryan, Duncummin – Sat 8th , 7.30


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Saturday 7.30pm. : Mary O’Dwyer;                                                          Sunday  11.00am,  Liz  Creamer.


Collectors (+ counters) – June.

Sat 7.30pm:      Michael Hennessy, Denis Heffernan

Betty Callanan.

Sun 11.00am:   Paddy Hanley, Liz Creamer,

Peggy Keogh, John Buckley.


Eucharist Ministers for June.

Sat 7.30: Bridget Keogh; Sun 11.00am:  Rita Quish.


Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of  personal  prayer.


Emigrants’  Collection

Thirty, forty and fifty years ago many Irish people emigrated to England. Not everyone prospered. Some, now in old age, are living in poor conditions and are vulnerable to illness, loneliness & isolation..


The Irish Chaplaincy services strive to help them. Parishes throughout Ireland are asked to assist these services. Please contribute something extra to the Offertory Collection next weekend, for this cause.

Another  Painful  Loss

The disciples had lost Jesus once at his death. Now, with the Ascension they are faced with losing him again – made all the more painful by the joy they had experienced “when he had been at table with them” between Resurrection and Ascension. This is a new turning point for them.


Turning points can make us or mar us. Spare a minute to identify a turning point that ‘made’yo

a happier person or a more convinced disciple.

And give God thanks for that event. Pick out a happening that made you jealous or bitter. Then ask the Lord to turn you in a brighter direction.



Congratulations  and  Blessings

We wish joy and blessings upon the 17 children who received their First Holy Communion last Sunday. And, on behalf the parish Faith community, we express appreciation to every person who assisted their preparation and their growing in Faith.


Sealed  with  the  Spirit

The Confirmation children & families will complete their journey through the parish based preparation programme  next Saturday, 8th June, at 7.30pm Mass


Blessing  of  Exam  Students

Sixth Year & Third Year parishioners  preparing for the Leaving Cert and Junior Cert Exams are invited to gather for a special Ceremony of Blessing on this Monday 3rd June,  in the parish church at 7.30pm.

Their  parents  are invited to attend as well.


Please pass a Bulletin to anyone unable to attend Mass

St Ailbe’s  National  School

The Blessing and Official Opening of the new A.S.D. . at St Ailbe’s N.S. will take place next Friday, 7th June, at 1.00pm. Members of the parish community, parents of present and past pupils, and past pupils themselves  are invited to attend. Come and see the wonderful new facilities now available.


Emly Hospice Group

Local Fundraiser – ‘Cailín Álainn’ on Saturday 22nd of June.  Committee  selling tickets door- to- door..


Lough  Derg  Pilgrimage

3-day Cashel & Emly pilgrimage,Thurs 20 –Sat 22 : Donald 087-2820046;  Fr.Murphy: 086-3868877.


Emly Tidy Towns

Judging commences this Wednesday. Please put out your window boxes and flowers, and don’t forget to water them.  Weekly Tidy-Up this Thursday.  Meet in the church car park ,7.00pm.  All hands on deck.


Emly  Ladies  Club

Outing to Breda Ryan Tearooms, Donohill, on this Wednesday, 5th June 5th– for afternoon tea, €12.50 per head.  Leave from the church car park, 5.45pm.

Contact Sally:  087-7585189,  before Monday.


Church  Repairs  :  Phase  3

A reminder to run your eye over the proposed plans & explanatory page on display near the main doors. .


. Emly  Historical  Journal

It is now time for articles, reports & photos to wing their way to the editor’s desk –  before 15th June. Items may be passed on to John Buckley, Mike Hennessy or Fr. Bernie Moloney, or directly to:    .  .                              .