Parish Bulletin – 30th December 2012


Mon, Tues Thurs, Fri 9.30am;

Wed & Fri 7.30pm.

WEEKEND: Sat 7.30pm; Sun 11am.



Fr. James Holloway AP.,Pallasgreen



Joseph Dawson, Lisobyhane – Sat 29th 7.30pm.

Fr. John Burns, Sun 30th Dec. 11am.

James & Ellen Lonergan & Family, Main St

– Tues 1st Jan 9.30.

Jerry Hanley, Lackelly – Sat 5th Jan 7.30pm.

Jackie Lonergan, Sr. Maura, Cathy Armstrong

and Family                   – Sun 6th Jan 11am.



COLLECTORS – January 2013.

Sat 7.30pm:  Michael O’Dwyer, Nora Bourke,

Dympna White, Mary Heffernan.

Sun 9am:  Andrew English, Sean McManus,

Brendan Alymer.

Sun  11am:  Tom Slattery, John Hennessy,

Peig Quish.


READERS – Next Weekend 29th/30th Dec.

Sat 7.30pm: Jim Corby

Sun 11am:   Peter Breen

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



Luke’s skill as a storyteller comes through in the details of the story in a way that many people can identify with: the loss of a child, the frantic search, the seemingly offhand speech of the teenager. Let the drama of the story speak to you. In the Gospel of Luke this story serves to give a glimpse of the future greatness of Jesus, the teacher of his people. Sometimes we can look back over our own life, or the lives of others, and with hindsight can see in childhood or teenage years a glimpse of gifts and talents that were later to blossom.  ‘Did you not know that I must be about my Father’s business?’ This seemingly insensitive reply by Jesus to Mary serves to highlight that in his life the mission given him by God would take precedence over family ties, painful though this would be.



A Blood Donor Clinic will be held in Ballykisteen Hotel on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th January from 6pm to 9pm.


DEFIBRILLATORContact telephone No: 087/9176250







A ‘Unite for Life’ Pro-Life Vigil will be held in Merrion Square, Dublin on Sat 19th January at 4.30pm.


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


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 Spring Session of adult education classes will commence in John the Baptist Community School on Tues 15th January 2013. Proposed classes are:-

Art, Digital Photography, Kettlebells, Pilates, Set Dancing/Sean Nos (Beginners), Zumba Dancing.                                



We Pray for God’s Blessing on our Parish and our people everywhere in 2013.