Parish Bulletin – 31st March 2019 : 4th Sun of Lent

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Wed,  Friday & Sat: 7.30pm;  Sun:  11.00am.


First Friday, 5th April; Masses 9.30am & 7.30pm.

Please inform the priests if you wish them to bring Holy Communion to family member or neighbor.


Stations of the Cross: Friday after 9.30am Mass..



Denis Bearey, Main Street – Sat 30th , 7.30pm.

Deceased of the Leahy Family, Ballyvistea –                                                            .       Sunday : 31st March, , .

Noel & Donie O’Connell,Main St –Mon 1stApr, 9.30

Gerry Kiely, The Village, John Kelly & Liz Kelly – . .     Tues 2nd April, 9.30am.

Patrick Ryan (Tuc) & Martin Ryan, Ballyvistea –            .     Sat 6th April, 7.30pm.

Deceased of the Heelan Family, Clashdrumsmith –   .     Sunday 7th April, 11.00am


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Saturday 7.30pm.         Patsy Hennessy.

Sunday  11.00am,          Norita Kemp.


Collectors  ( & counters) – April

Sat 7.30pm:      James Lonergan, Philip Purcell,

Jim Corby, Marie Hennessy.

Sun 11.00am:   Peter Breen, Mary McGrath,

Joe Barry.


Eucharist Ministers for April

Sat 7.30;     Bridget Keogh.

Sun 11am:  Rita Quish.


Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.


Mass on Radio : Tune to 107.5FM.





Mother  of  the  Prodigal

Benjamin was our youngest. Always had itchy feet.   Wanted to see the world! And make his fortune with soft hands. We sent him off with full pockets.


How we missed him, Jacob and I! Missed his chatter, his humour, making us laugh, even when we worried about him. When he left, we fretted all the more. Sure, we had hard-working Reuben with us. But he was more reserved. In-on-himself a bit.


At dawn and dusk each day, I’d see Jacob scan the borizon. Some nights I’d notice tears in his eyes as he pined for the one who’d make us laugh. Truth to tell, I wept too, out of sight.


Then one evening I heard Jacob cry out and I saw  him run – run! – down the pathway, and smother a beggarman with  hugs and kisses. As they drew near it was his voice I recognized. The beggar was my son, my Benjamin! I cried and I laughed through the night-long party. Oh, we struggled to get Reuben to come in; he mellowed around midnight. After years of heartache, home has never been better.



‘Listening  Report’

Copies of the Report are available from Fr. Moloney. The next steps are : Emly parishioners will meet again on Thursday 11th April, and, in the meantime, are asked to consider 3 headings –                                                    a) Our reactions to the report?  b) In what way(s) do we see our parish and diocese being guided by the report?   C) What supports do we need?


April  Fool’s  Day

This day commemorates the Mocking of Jesus by the soldiers on Good Friday. It marks also the seeming fool-ishness of Jesus in giving his life on the Cross to save us from sin and lead us to heaven.



Emly  Comhaltas

Annual Cake Sale & Raffle this Sunday 31st, 12nnon  St. Ailbe’s N.S. Weekly seisiún Wednesdays 8.00p


Emly  Historical  Society

Commemoration for Emly Battalion of East Limerick Brigade in the War of Independence.  Sunday 5th May. Lecture in St. Ailbe’s Parish Hall & ceremony at the monument..


‘Thank You’ from Daffodil Day

To alll who supported Daffodil Day in Knockcarron last week.  A great success. €3216.33  raised.


Tidy  Towns

A ‘new year’ is beginning. We ask people to start cleaning and painting again.  All help appreciated.  Committee meeting Monday 1st April,,8pm in Hall l.


Emly  National  School.

Week 5 draw results. €200 Mary Ann O’ &Brien.                                 4 x €50 Kathleen O’ Neill, Paddy, Chloe  Ava Connolly , Jane Coggins Cunningham, and Trisha Murphy; seller Jenny McEniry.  Please take time to look at our new website page:   All activities in the school such as Art. PE , Music, Preparation for the Sacraments, & up to date events.

Greetings to mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, and mothers-in-spirit – aunts, friends, neighbours, nurses, teachers, and all who exercise a motherly role towards another person or persons.To each and all :

Happy  Mothers  Day!