Parish Bulletin – 3rd September 2017

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Wednesday & Sat: 7.30pm; Sun:  11am.


Month’s Mind:

Josie McConville (nee Buckley), Navan & Emly – Wednesday 6th, 7.30pm.



Edmond & Margaret Crowe & Family,  .   . .                      .        Duncummin – Sat 2nd Sept, 7.30pm

Bridget & Denis Ryan, Gurteen– Sun 3rd 11.00

Josephine O’Meara,Chantersland– Mon 4th 9.30

Mary Moloney, Gurteen – Fri 8th, 9.30am.

Mary Connolly (nee Crowley), formerly . .  . . . . .   Ballinaveen  – Sat 9th Sept, 7.30pm.

Pat Quish, Ballyhone, Tom Quish, Monemore –

Sun 10th Sept, 11.00am


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30,             Brid Condon.

Sun  11am,         Peter Breen.


Collectors – September.

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

Dympna White,  Mary Heffernan.

Sun 11.00am: Tom Slattery, John Hennessy,

Peig Quish,


Eucharist Ministers for September.

Sat 7.30;     Patsy Hennessy.

Sun 11am:  Bridget Heffernan.


Adoration: Wednesday 4.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.


3-Day  Festivsl  of  Families


Archbishop O’Reilly will celebrate Mass in Emly on Tuesday, 12th Sept., at 7.30pm. This date is the Feastday of St. Ailbe, patron of Emly and of the archdiocese. The archbishop is, in effect, making Emly the centre of the diocese for that day. It would be good to have a full attendance at this Mass. Please make the effort.


In fact, Emly will be the centre of the diocese for 3 days on account of the visit of the Icon of the Holy Family for our 3-Day Festival of Families. The Icon is coming to help us pray for our families – the living and the dead.


The Icon will arrive from Holycross Abbey on Tuesday 12th at 11.00 and remain in place until late on Thursday 14th . You are encouraged to come and sit quietly in its presence – come on your own, or with your family, or with friends.

The church will be open daily 9.00am– 10.00p


The 3 evening Masses will be special : Tuesday, in honour of St. Ailbe;  Wednesday, to draw help and encouragement from Jesus, Mary and Joseph for ourselves and for our families; Thursday, to remember and pray for our deceased family members.


There will be A Petition Box close to the Icon  and your petitions will be placed on the altar during the Masses.



An Icon is more than a picture. It is a very special kind of painting – a sacred painting that “speaks to us” (almost) and draws us into close contact with God and with the saints. This Icon will draw us closer to Jesus, Mary and Joseph.


Your  Help  Needed.

We need two people per half-hour or hour to keep watch over the Icon (its safety) during Tuesday. Volunteers please contact Michelle Lonergan : 087-6548864.


Choir Practice: Wednesday &  Friday, 8.00pm.


Please spread the word about the 3-Day Festival of Families and invite along relatives & friends.


Emly Tennis Club

Emly Tennis club are opening on Cupán Tae on Sunday 10th  Sept.for a Coffee Morning and Raffle on Sunday 10th Sept. after 11.00am Mass. Open also on Saturday 9th across the day until 5.00pm.


Chiropodist Service

There is NO Chiropodist service at the Clinic in September at.  Next date the 3rd October.


Comhaltas  Emly

Classes will resume on Wednesday 27th September with registration night on Wednesday the 13th September. More details to follow.


Friday 8th : Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary.