Parish Bulletin – 4th February 2018

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

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



John Heffernan, Kilcoran, Cahir; ex Monemore.

Margaret Carty, Glen Court.



Josephine Murphy, Ballinaveen – Sat 3rd, 7.30pm

Fr. Seán Kennedy, C.C., Emly – Sun 4th, 11.00am

Thomas & Elizabeth Burke, & son Tom, Coolboy –   .       Monday 5th Feb, 9.30am.

Burke Family, Monemore – Wed 7th, 7.30pm

John & John Joe Kiely, Caherline, & Michael   .  . .   .    O’Connell, Ballycurrane – Thurs 8th Feb, 9.30am

Pat Burke, Coolboy – Sat 10th Feb, 7.30pm

Ned O’Meara, Chartersland – Sun 11th Feb, 11.00am


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30 Bríd Condon; Sun 11.00  Brendan Moloney


Collectors – February

Sat 7.30pm:      Michael Hennessy,  John Clancy,

Denis Heffernan, Josephine Cleary.

Sun 11.00am:   Paddy Hanley, Liz Creamer,

Peggy Keogh, John Buckley.


Eucharist Ministers for February

Sat 7.30: Bridget Keogh;  Sun 11:  Rita Quish.


Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal  prayer.


Church Cleaning : This Tuesday, 10.15am.


“Do  This  In  Memory”

11.00am Mass on next Sunday, 11th Feb., for the families preparing for First Holy Communion ’18.

Planning Meeting: Tuesday 6th , 7.30pm.


Welcome  on  the  Mat

Peter is hospitable. He has seen Jesus free a man of an evil spirit (last Sunday) and now invites him to his home. The family tells Jesus that Peter’s mother-in-law is ill. Immediately, Jesus restores her to health. She responds by serving the group a meal. She too is hospitable.


Jesus exudes hospitality. He welcomes the sick and distressed townspeople that come crowding round the door of his hosts’ home. Some needed healing of body, others needed healing of souls.


The hospitable person offers whatever the caller most needs: time,  listening ear, empathy, food, guidance, good humour, encouragement, prayer



Emly Defibrillator :  087-9176250.


Community Defibrillator

Additional volunteers are URGENTLY required, to ensure the ongoing service provided by the community defibrillator.  Any person interested, please attend the next meeting which is scheduled for Tuesday 27th February at 8pm in Emly National School.  Training will be provided to new volunteers at a later date.


St. Ailbe’s National School

Open Day at St. Ailbe’s National School on this Tuesday 6th  February 2.00  to 3.00 pm. Parents of prospective new pupils are welcome to enroll them on that day. (Info: 062-57422;


Bord na nÓg

Officers elected at the recent AGM:                            Chairman; Tony Harnett.   Secretary; David Bynres.  Treasurer; Paul Englishby.  PRO; Colm  McGrath.


Emly Tidy Towns

Do you care about the environment?  We plan to set 600 trees in the parish of Emly over the next three years.  We are starting this year with the first 200.  So any one that is willing to plant two trees one oak and one willow please contact Jonas Callanan and play your part in planting for the future.

“The one who believes in the future plants a tree.     .     The one who believes in eternity plants an oak.”


Tennis Club

The Tennis AGM is on 10th February at 8.15pm in the clubhouse.


Emly  Summer  Festival

Planning meeting  this Wednesday 7th Feb, 8.00pm.

Dates of the Festival :  11 – 15th July.


LENT  Draws  Near

The Church’s season of Lent will begin on Ash Wednesday, 14th February – the week after  next.


Safeguarding  our  Children

The Aarchdiocese is fully committed to Safeguarding children and welcomes the Diocesan Safeguarding Children Policy and Standards for the Catholic Church in Ireland established in 2016.

A short policy leaflet is available on the Diocesan website: . Information posters will be placed at entrances to the parish church.

Our Parish Safeguarding representatives are Pauline Ryan and Ollie Cahill. They can be contacted via Fr. Bernie Moloney.