Parish Bulletin – 31st December 2017

Masses During The  Week.

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

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


Friday, 5th January – First Friday of the month. Please inform the priests if a family member or neighbour wishes to receive the Sacraments.


Saturday 6th : Feast of the Epiphany. Holy Day. Vigil Mass – Fri 7.30pm;  Day Mass – 11.00am.



Joe Dawson, The Village – Sat 30th , 7.30pm.

Monsignor John Burns – Sun 31st , 11.00am;

James & Eileen Lonergan & Family, Main St. –

Sun 31st, 11.00am.

Mary Hayes, The Village – Tues 2nd, 9.30am.

Nellie Flynn, Callanan’s Cross – Sat 6th , 7.30pm.

Michael & Alice Buckley, Monemore & John Ahern – Sun 7th Jan, 11.00am.


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Fri 5th 7.30       Brid Condon.

Sat 6th 11am     Frances O’Dwyer.

Sat 7.30,           Mary McGrath.

Sun  11am,        John Hennessy.


Collectors – January.

Sat 7.30pm:      Michael O’Dwyer, Pauline Burke,

Dympna White, Mary Heffernan.

Sun 11.00am:   Tom Slattery, John Hennessy,

Peig Quish.


Eucharist Ministers for January.

Sat 7.30;     Patsy Hennessy.

Sun 11am:  Brigid Heffernan.


Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.


Litany  of  the  Holy  Family

Lord Jesus, Son of the living God: have mercy on us

Promised messiah and savior       : have mercy on us

Conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit : have…

Born of the Virgin Mary, our flesh and blood: have..

Cradled in danger, guarded by Joseph. : have mercy.

Nurtured in God’s ways within your home: have

Entrusting all disciples to your Mother’s care: have..


Blessed Mary, open to the will of God: pray for us.

Courageous in faith, joyful in  hope     : pray for us.

Pondering the words of wise men and shepherds :…

Bearing the shadow of sorrow to come: pray for us.

Interceding for a wedding-day family  : pray for us.

Giving comfort on the road to crucifixion: pray for..

Praying by the Cross at the dark hour of death: pray


Saint Joseph, man of noble faith          : pray for us.

Attuned to the promptings of the Holy Spirit: pray

Shield of Mary and Jesus in times of trouble: pray

Escorted by both to the gates of heaven: pray for us.

Model of manhood                               : pray for us.

Teacher of tradition                              : pray for us.

Patron of the People of God                 : pray for us.


Thank  You

To all parishioners who supported the prayer and liturgical life of the parish during 2017. Special thanks to sacristan Jimmy White & to Dympna, to parish choir, director Nora Hennessy & organist Marie Ryan,  Parish Pastoral Council, Readers & co-ordinator Betty Callanan, Eucharist Ministers, Collectors, Adoration team & co-ordinator Maureen O’Dea, Altar Servers & co-ordinator Pauline Ryan, Flower arrangers Denis & Mary Heffernan, church Cleaning team,  & others whose service is unseen.


Offertory  Collection  &  Planned  Giving

Sincere thanks to all parishioners who maintained strong support of the Offertory Envelope Collection during 2017. These contributions have seen the Church Repair Fund continue to grow, enabling us to paint & light the church inside & clean the front.


Boxes of envelopes for the coming year have been distributed recently. Anyone new to the parish or needing an extra box, please contact Fr. Moloney.


Major thanks to all who contributed so generously through the Parish Funds – Planned Giving – envelopes. These donations greatly assisted the parish in meeting its expenses and financial obligations. A full financial report will be given at the end of January.     Again, THANK  YOU.


New  Year  Party

Emly Parish in conjunction with Emly Tidy Towns will host a New Year Party in the Parish Hall, Emly on next Sunday 7th January 2018.  Mass in the Hall at 1.00pm, followed  by a four course meal and entertainment.  Tickets [€20] available at The Post Office, Callanan’s Shop or from Patsy Hennessy.


Emly Comhaltas

Comhaltas Emly will hold a 5k walk on Sunday the 14th January at 12.00 noon, starting at the church car park. All support greatly appreciated.


135th  Anniversary

Saturday next, Feast of the Epiphany, will mark the 135th anniversary of the first celebration of  Mass in our Parish Church on  6th January 1883. Canon Maurice Power, P.P., was celebrant.  Work on the church was not fully finished but the essentials were in place.  It has served many generations since then.