Parish Bulletin – 30th January 2011


Weekdays: Mon, Tue, Thurs & Fri 9.30am.

Wed, Thurs (sick) Fri 7.30pm.

Sat: 7.30pm; Sun 9am & 11am.

CANDLEMAS  DAY – Wed 2nd Feb.

Candles will be blessed at 7.30pm Mass.

MASS FOR  THE  SICK – Blessing of Throats

Thursday 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 Thurs 7.30pm. The Blessing of Throats will take place after the morning and evening Masses.


Saturday: 4.00 – 5.30pm. Sunday: 12 noon.

Arrangements to be made at least 2 weeks before.


Jerry Hanley, Lackelly – Month’s Mind

Sat 29th Jan 7.30pm.

Catherine & John Lonergan, Lisobyhane –

Sun 30th Jan 9am.

Tom Burke, Monemore – Sun 30th 11am.

Michael O’Dwyer, Ballyhone – Sat 3rd Feb 7.30.

Jackie Lonergan, Main St., Sun 6th Feb 11am.

READERS – Sat/Sun 6th February 2011.

Sat 7.30pm: Jim Corby

Sun 9am: Mary Condon

Sun 11am: Frances O’Dwyer


Meeting in Duhig House on Fri next at 8pm.


Sat 7.30pm:     Michael Hennessy, John Clancy,

Danny Burke, Josephine Cleary

Sun 9am:         Breda Lonergan, Phil McCarthy,

Kathleen Beary

Sun  11am:      Paddy Hanley, Liz Creamer,

Peggy Keogh, John Buckley.


Race Night: Emly GAA Club, in conjunction with Emly Bord na nOg and Ladies Football club, will hold a race night at the new Limerick greyhound stadium on Saturday night April 30th. Tickets are currently available to purchase from Pa Sheehy or any committee member. A great night guaranteed for all. Tickets cost €20 and include entrance to dog night and entry to a draw for €1,000

Lotto: Next Weeks Jackpot – €1,600

Tickets available in all local businesses.


Contact telephone No: 087/9176250


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

Fr.S.Kennedy, 062/57111.



Samaritans are seeking new volunteers

to help with their work for people who may be distressed or suicidal.You are invited to an “an open information night”at their centre in

20 Barrington Street, Limerick on Monday January 31th 2011at 7.30 pm.

Everyone over 18 years is welcome.

AIRBORNE  SURVEY – Information Notice

A Geographical Survey from the air is being carried out in counties Limerick, Tipperary and Clare. The survey is being done to gather information on the geology of the area as part of an ongoing mineral exploration. The plane, white with a blue stripe, will be flying low in the sky over the next number of weeks.


In our Gospel to day we read what are called the Beatitudes. At first reading some of these beatitudes may seem to describe circumstances that we would want to avoid. But perhaps we may have had the experience of a blessing when:

I was poor – I knew the need of God;

I mourned – I felt for others in their sorrow;

I was meek – I knew did not lose my temper;

I did hunger and thirst for some good cause;

I was merciful rather than vengeful;

I was pure in heart – committed to a good act;

I was a peacemaker;

I was persecuted (sneered at) because I stood up for something.