Parish Bulletin – 30th July 2017

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Wed, Friday & Sat: 7.30pm; Sun:  11am.


First Friday – 4th August. Please inform the priests if you wish Holy Communion to be brought to a member of your family or to a neighbour.



Mary McHugh(nee Connolly), formerly of

   Hospital – Sat 29th, 7.30pm

Larry Russell, Ballyhone – Sun 30th, 11.00am

Lorraine Leahy and Mary & Michael O’Connor,

Ballycurrane – Sat 5th Aug, 7.30pm;

John Lonergan, Rhodus – Sun 6th Aug, 11.00am


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30,             Mary McGrath.

Sun  11am,         John Hennessy.


Collectors – August.

Sat 7.30pm:    James Lonergan, Philip Purcell,

Jim Corby.

Sun 11.00am: Peter Breen, Mary McGrath,

Joe Barry, Michael McGrath.


Eucharist Ministers for August.

Sat 7.30;     Bridget Keogh.

Sun 11am:  Rita Quish.


Adoration: Wednesday 4.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.


Church Cleaning : Tuesday at 10.15am. Many thanks to the team of cleaners for keeping the church so well. Much appreciated, & admired.


Price  of  a  Pearl

Pearls come from shell fish known as pearl oysters, found in various parts of the world including the Persian Gulf – which is not a millions miles from the Land of Jesus. So his listeners were familiar with these beautiful little ornaments. They knew that some were “pricey”!


When Jesus speaks of the “pearl of great price” he is speaking on several levels of meaning. Yes, some pearls were indeed expensive. But it’s because a grain of sand gets inside an oyster’s shell that the creature makes a pearl. The sand grain irritates the oyster and it in turn uses its natural resources to wrap the grain in a smooth coating to ease its discomfort. The pearl is the price the oyster pays for its survival.


The pearl fishers collect these gems by diving to the sea bed. Their harvest is gathered at  personal risk, sometimes at the price of life.


Jesus presents God’s love for us as the ultimate pearl. He reveals it at the price of his Cross.


East  Africa  Hunger  Crisis

“The greatest humanitarian crisis since the end of World War II.” This is the United Nations’ verdict on the famine in East Africa where 25 million people are starving – some already dead


Thank you for your generous donations last weekend, totalling €850 and already sent to Trócaire. Your further donations will be forwarded during the coming week.


Saturday  Hog  Roast

This Saturday evening, after Mass, in the Knockcarron Community Centre, at 8.00pm. Music by DJ Eugene O’Sullivan. Bouncy castle,

face painting etc.for the children.


Emly  Community  Library

Time for a relaxing read on balmy evenings!

Library open in St. Ailbe’s Hall on Wednesdays

2nd, 16th, & 30th August, 7.30 – 8.30pm. Free.


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock : Sun 6th Aug.

Fr. Tomás O’Connell, 0504-22042/22688.


3-Day Pilg. to Lough Derg: 071-9851518. to arrange your own visit.


Croach Patrick Climb: “Reek Sunday”, today.


Mon 31st: St. Ignatius Loyola, 1491-1556, ,                   .                               founder of the Jesuits


Tues 1st Aug : St. Alphonsus Ligouri, 1696-.                          .              1787,  founder of the Redemptorists.


Fri 4th Aug: St. John Vianney, (“Cure of Ars”)

1786 – 1859. Patron of diocesan priests.


“Play every match as if it was your last, but play well enough to ensure it isn’t”. {Jack Lynch}


“In the dust of defeat as well as in the laurel of victory, there is glory to be found.” {J.J. Maher, Tipperary county board chairman, 1938.}