Parish Bulletin – 3rd March 2019 : 8th Sunday

Masses  During The  Week.

Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Wednesday & Sat: 7.30pm;  Sun:  11.00am.


Ash Wednesday : Masses at 9.30am  & 7.30pm



Maura & Paddy Moloney, Drumcamogue –                         —  Sat 2nd March, 7.30pm.

Mary Keogh, Ballinvrina – Sun 3rd March, 11.00am

John & Elizabeth Purcell, Farran, & Stella Kiely –

Wednesday 6th March, 7.30pm

Paul O’Heney, Lisobyhane – Sat 9th March, 7.30pm

Teresa Cunningham, Main St., Sun 10th Mch, 11.00a


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Saturday 7.30pm.         Bridget Keogh.

Sun  11am,                   John Hennessy.


Collectors (& Counting team) – March

Sat 7.30pm:      Mary Condon, Gerry Heffernan

Mary Slattery ,John Bourke

Sun 11.00am:  James Purcell, Rita Quish,

Helena Cahill, Johnny Martin.


Eucharist Ministers for March.

Sat 7.30;     Patsy Hennessy.

Sun 11am:  Bridget Heffernan.


Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.

             A good start to Lent


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

The walls of every Catholic church carry a set of the Stations of the Cross. They are not an ornament. They are meant as an aid to prayer, especially during Lent, in the weeks leading up to Good Friday.


Three  Girls.  Three Stories.

Maria (9 years old), Patricia (7) and Maya (10)

live thousands of miles apart. They are united by one thing: they are suffering in ways that no child should. So too are their families. Maria’s family was evicted from their little holding by big business interests. Patricia’s father is dead and the family’s parcel of land is stolen from them acre by acre. Maya is a refugee from war.


This year,Trócaire –the Irish Catholic Church’s

relief agency – begs us to come to the rescue of these girls, their families and other families in Guatemala, in Uganda, and in Lebanon.

Please take home a Trócaire envelope, read the

material in it,and donate to the Box during Lent



Good  Deeds  for  Lent

Select from:

:Make do with less food on the Fridays of Lent.

:Read the daily messages on the Lenten Calendar.

:Walk/pray the Stations of the Cross – esp. Fridays.

:Weekday Mass  2 or 3 days a week.

:Decade of the Rosary at night for suffering people.

:Find good things to say about people you don’t like.


Lenten  Calendar

The Calendar included in your Trócaire envelope presents a thought or action for each day. Display it prominently. Read & tick off each daily message.


Parish  ‘Listening’  Report

A reminder of the Report Back on our Listening Event – Thursday 21st March, Ballykisteen, 7.30pm.


Emly Tidy Towns

March meeting  is postponed until Monday 11th .


Emly  Comhaltas

Annual Cake Sale & Raffle: Sunday 31st  March  12pm in St. Ailbe’s N.S. Seisiún: Wednesdays, 8pm


Emly Tennis Club

Cake Sale, Raffle & Coffee Morning, Sunday 17th  March in Cupán Tae after 11.00 Mass.  Tickets on Sale now.


Emly National School  Draw

Results, Sunday 24th Feb:€200 Lisa Moran;  4 x €50:  Carmel Byrnes (2), Evan & Darragh Lonergan,    Seller :.Jillian Cunningham. Congrats to all. And a huge thanks to all for their support this year as we are getting our playground sorted.  Some draw spaces still available over the next nine weeks.


Cookery Demonstration

In aid of Daffodil Day, in Knockcarron Community Centre on Thursday March 21st at 7.30pm. Adm  €8.  Please support this worthy cause – Hospice care .


Emly  Variety  Players

Emly Variety Players present Nobody’s Talking to Me — a fantastically funny Irish style Comedy; Thursday 7th, Friday 8th, Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th March,  in Emly Parish Hall.  8.00pm  nightly.


Safeguarding  Children

The Diocese’s Safeguarding posters are displayed on the church notice board and in the sacristy. The Church has a sacred obligation to ensure that all children are welcomed, cherished and protected in a manner consistent with their central  role in the life of  the Church.