Parish Bulletin – 4th March 2018 : 3rd Sunday Lent

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

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


Death :

Teresa Cunningham, Post Office, Main Street.

Funeral  arrangements  later.


Maura & Paddy Moloney,Drumcamogue-Sat3,7.30

Pat & Eileen Hennessy,Tulla – Sun 4th, 11.00am

Billy & Maisie Harnett, The Village- Wed 7th,7.30

Ted Murphy, Galtee View & Murphy, Nolan &  .    .        .    O’Grady families – Sat 10th March, 7.30pm

May Hanley, Tulla, & Michael & Jim Hanley –

Sun 11th March, 11.00am


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30 : Jim Corby;  Sun  11am:  Liam Ring.


Collectors – March.

Sat 7.30pm:      Mary Condon, Gerry Heffernan

Mary Slattery, John Burke(Bartoose)

Sun 11.00am:   James Purcell, Rita Quish,

Helena Cahill, Jonas Callanan.


Eucharist Ministers for March.

Sat 7.30;     Patsy Hennessy.

Sun 11am:  Brigid Heffernan.


Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of  personal  prayer.

Start with 20 mins & extend at the weeks pass.


Church Cleaning: Tuesday, 10.15am


Emly Defibrillator    087-9176250.

Community Defibrillator

Meeting is changed to Tues 6th  March at 8.00pm in Emly National School.  Extra volunteers urgently needed  for what can be a “life or death” service.


More  than  a  Marketplace

In Jerusalem, Jesus visits the Temple, the “house of his Father.”  People have changed it into a place of commerce. Money brings power that can end in the exploitation of those who are in any way weaker.

Advertisers play on our weakness and get us to buy.


Jesus speaks of the “sanctuary of his body.” He is revealing something totally new. Now his body is the new Temple, the place of holiness where God dwells. God is no longer far off in the heavens (as the Temple symbolizes). He is a fellow pilgrim, with all the vulnerability of a human being.


Today we seem to have lost a sense of the role and place of our bodies, and are not aware of the sacred space within us; the place of inner peace where God dwells and from which our love of others flows.

 Jean Vanier


Pro-Life  Speaker

We express thanks to Eilís Duggan for her very important message so well presented to us at Masses last weekend. Please read and consider carefully the information leaflet in the white envelopes given out.


Pro-Life  Rally

There will be a national Pro-Life Rally in Parnell Square, Dublin, on next Saturday afternoon. Buses are available for people to attend. More information

From Maureen O’Dea, on 087-2579654.




World  Meeting  of  Families 2018

This major event is scheduled for 22 –26th  July in Dublin. There are two parts to it. A) The Congress of Families, staged in the R.D.S. on Tues, Wed, Thurs 22-24th July. Full details yet to be announced.

  1. B) The Festival of Families, in Croke Park on Sat 25

and the Final Mass in Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th.


When you book tickets for the 3-day Congress, you are guaranteed tickets for the Festival events. If you book one day at Congress, you receive tickets for Festival subject to availability. So far, thousands of people from across 62 countries have booked for the Congress and the Festival. You are advised to log into – or get a family member or friend to do the needful for you.


Special  Collection

All parishes are asked to contribute to meeting the costs of holding this world event in Ireland. Our parish will hold a special collection next weekend.

Simply add extra to your weekly envelope or to the baskets at the Offertory time next Sat/Sun, 10/11th .


Emly  Comhaltas

Cake Sale & Raffle next Sunday, 11th March in the School after Mass. Support/bakers much appreciated


Emly Variety Players

Change of Date.  Due to bad weather, the comedy drama “The Maiden Aunt” will now be staged by Emly Variety Players in St. Ailbe’s Hall on Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sunday, 8th ,9th,, 10th, 11th March.  8.00pm nightly.  Adults €10, children €5. Tickets for purchase at the door. (Banish snow. Have a laugh!)


Trócaire  “On the Ground”

Please support Trócaire in its work in troubled places, such as Sierre Leone, Syria, South Sudan.



Thanks to Tipp County Council and driver                         Richie Bailey for clearing snow from churchyard.