Parish Bulletin – 30th April 2017

Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Wed, Fri & Sat: 7.30pm; Sun:  11am.


Friday 5th May : First Friday. Sacraments to the housebound. Masses: 9.30am & 7.30pm.


Month’s Mind:

Biddy Burke, Breansha – Friday 5th, 7.30pm



Mary Jo Kissane, Drumcamogue-Sat 29, 7.30.

Kitty Cunningham, Monemore –Sun 30th ,11.00

Deceased of McCormack Family, Old Pallas – .      .          Wednesday 3rd May – 7.30pm.

Christy Houlihan, Cloughready–Sat 6th, 7.30pm

Tommy & Nellie Higgins,Gurteen-Sun 7th 11.00


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30  Philip Purcell Collectors – May.

Sat 7.30pm:    Michael O’Dwyer, Pauline Burke

; Sun 11am  Liam Ring.


Dympna White, Mary Heffernan.

Sun 11.00am: Tom Slattery, John Hennessy,

Peig Quish.


Eucharist Ministers for May.

Sat 7.30pm : Patsy Hennessy;                                                      Sun 11am : Bridget Heffernan.


Adoration this Wednesday: 5.30 to 7.30pm.


Knock Shrine  Pilgrimage Season

Extensive range of events from now until October. See the poster on the church notice board for full details.


“Sealed  with  the  Spirit”

Confirmation boys/girls & parents participate in 11.00am Mass this Sunday. They need the support of parish community praying for them.


Please become a Prayer Friend for some one of the girls/boys. Simply add your name/address to the list at the church doors after Masses this weekend; during the week we will assign you some one of the Confirmation Candidates and supply you with a special prayer for them.


Church  Painting

Painting work has begun & will be in full swing this week and next. In the interests of safety the church will be closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday until 5.30pm daily – except for morning Masses, 9.30-10.00, & Eve Masses.


Church  Lighting

At Easter-time, the electrical lighting system in the church was found to be hazardous and in need of urgent attention. During the coming weeks the wiring & fittings will be replaced and pendant units renewed. This presents us with an unexpected expense but it has to be done for safety. Fortunately it coincides with the painting


Lough  Derg  Pilgrimage

A 3-day traditional pilgrimage from our diocese Fri 30th June – Sun 2nd July.  Also, a one-day retreat day in Lough Derg, 22nd August.

See poster on church notice board for details.


3rd tips on greener home and gardening cleaning using natural less harmful  products : Ladybirds and hoverflies are great at keeping greenfly and blackfly under control but if they get out of hand, or where plants are heavily infected, use a spray of soapy water.  Eco-friendly washing-up liquid is good for this job because of its natural ingredients.  If you took part in the Bumblebees survey, please return results to Jonas.  Thank you.


Rambling House

Rambling House in Emly Parish Hall this Saturday 29th April from 8.30 to 11.30.  Great night of music songs, stories & of course the cup of tea and chat.


Emly GAA Club

West Junior A Football Emly v Rosegreen next Saturday May 6th  in Bansha at 7.00pm.

Reminder: Please clean up after your dog.

Emly Bord na nÓG

West U 12 C  Football Emly v Sean Treacys OFF.

U14 Féile na nGael Eire Og Annacarthy w/o Emly.   U16 B Football Semi F: Emly/Treacys v CappaW this Monday May 1st in Cappawhite at 7.00.  West U 14 C/D Football League Emly v Rockwell Rovers next Thursday May 4th  in Emly at 7.00.


Emly Historical Society

First outing for 2017 is a day trip to Kinsale on the 20th May.  Details of price to follow once tour is finalized.  Names, if interested, to any member of committee or to Jonas Callanan.


Mon 1st  May  :  St. Joseph the Worker

Tues 2nd  May :  Bl. William Thirry, Fethard

Wed 3rd May   :  Ss. Philip & James, apostles.

Thurs 4th May  :  St. Conleth, Kildare

Fri 5th May      : Bl. Edmund Ignatius Rice.