PREPARE YE THE WAY OF THE LORD
Weekdays: Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 9.30am.
Sat: 7.30pm; Sun 9am & 11am.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Mass Wed eve 7th Dec at 7.30pm
Thurs 8th Dec 9am & 11am.
ANNIVERSARIES OF THE DEAD
Burke Family, Monemore – Sat 3rd 7.30pm.
Sr. Maura Lonergan, Main St. – Sun 4th 11am.
Patrick Nugent, St. Ailbe’s Dr.- Wed 7th 7.30pm.
John & Catherine Lonergan, Lisobyhane
– Thurs 8th Dec 9am.
Charlie Hayes, Duncummin – Sat 10th 7.30pm.
Tim Hartigan, St. Ailbe’s Dr. – Sun 11th 11am.
A choir practice in preparation for Christmas will take place in the church on Wed next after Mass (8.15pm.)
Cleaning of the church on Tuesday next at 10.15pm.
John the Baptist is presented as a messenger to prepare the way for Jesus. To whom have you been such a messenger?
John calls the people to repentance (= a change of heart), as a way to a new life.
John baptised people with water as a gesture to mark their change of heart. Sometimes we perform an action to symbolise our change of heart – write a letter, throw away our last cigarettes, etc.
READERS – 7th/8th Dec Holy Day
Wed 7th 7.30pm: Jim Corby
Thurs 8th 9am: Seán McManus
Thurs 8th 11am: John Hennessy.
READERS – Next Weekend
Sat 7.30pm: Mary McGrath
Sun 9am: Brid Condon
Sun 11am: Marguerite Dawson
(If a reader is unable to fulfil a duty it would be appreciated if another reader was asked to fill in.)
MASS SERVERS – Nov/Dec
3rd/4th: 7.30pm – Sect B; 11am – Sect A
7th/8th 7.30pm- Sect D; 11am – Sect C
10th/11th 7.30pm – Sect A ; 11am – Sect B
17th/18th 7.30pm – Sect C; 11am – Sect D
24th/25th 7.30pm – Sect B; 11am – Sect A
COLLECTORS – December
Sat 7.30pm: James Lonergan, Philip Purcell,
Marion Dawson, Jim Corby
Sun 9am: John O’Brien, Jonas Callanan
Sun 11am: Peter Breen, Mary McGrath
John Burke (Coolboy), Michael McGrath.
The Annual Parish Christmas Party will take place in the Golden Thatch on Sunday 18th Dec at 2pm.
A VISION OF PARISH
The last of the current ‘Vision of Parish’ meetings will take place on Thursday eve next 30th Nov at 8pm in the Golden Thatch.
PANTOMIME – ‘Ole King Cole’
Emly Variety Players present the Panto ‘Ole King Cole’ in Halla Naomh Ailbhe this Sun night at 8.15pm (last night).
KNOCKCARRON – Cookery Demonstration.
A cookery demo of Christmas desserts will take place in Knockcarron Community Centre on Mon 5th Dec at 8pm. Proceeds to Bothar.
Annual Christmas Fayre 2011 on Thurs Dec 8th 10.30am -5.00pm.
EMLY TENNIS CLUB
The annual ice skating trip to Limerick is being arranged. All interested contact Carol O’ Brien or Mary McGrath.
BORD NA NOG
Our Annual Sale of Work and cake sale will take place on Sun 11th Dec, 2011, in Emly Parish Hall at 2.00pm. Anybody willing to donate unwanted gifts, toys(in good condition), books, firewood etc, please donate to any Committee member or bring to the Hall on Frid 9th and Sat 10th Dec between 8.30 and 9.30 pm. Christmas Draw on the day for Large Christmas Hamper, Turkey & Ham, Firewood etc. Contact any member for tickets, also available on the day of the draw.
Contact telephone No: 087/9176250