Parish Bulletin – 4th September 2011


Weekdays: Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 9.30am.

Wed &; Sat: 7.30pm;

Sun 9am & 11am.



Saturday: 4.00 – 5.30pm. Sunday: 12 noon.

Arrangements to be made at least 2 weeks before.



Pauline Joy, Monemore – Sat 3rd Sept 7.30pm.

Mary O’Dea, Ballyhone – Sun 4th Sept 11am.

Jim & Kathleen Hennessy, Main St., Sat 10th 7.30

Denis & Bridget Ryan, Gurteen – Sun 11th 11am.



At the time Matthew was writing his Gospel local church communities would have numbered no more than fifty people. They would be known to one another. Matthew presents the instructions of Jesus for dealing with people whose behaviour disrupted and harmed the community. Note the steps suggested. Simple directions but many of us do otherwise. As individuals and communities we have the power to bind and to loose, to exclude people from relationship, or to open up and include others in relationship. There is great assurance in the promise of Jesus in v.19, but he seems to promise more than we experience. Do you believe that God loves you and wants only what is best for you? What has been your experience of trusting in that praying with others for something you wanted God to grant? 4 Jesus also promises to be with his followers when they gather together. What does that mean to you? How have you experienced the presence of Jesus in his followers gathered together?

READERS – Next Weekend

Sat 7.30pm: Jim Corby

Sun 9am: Seán McManus

Sun 11am: Máire Ring

(If a reader is unable to fulfil a duty it would be appreciated if another reader was asked to fill in.)


MASS SERVERS –  September

3rd/4th     Sat 7.30pm- Sect A;  Sun 11am – Sect C

10th/11th  Sat 7.30pm- Sect B;  Sun 11am – Sect D

17th/18th  Sat 7.30pm- Sect C; Sun  11am – Sect A

25th/26th   Sat 7.30pm-Sect D; Sun 11am –  Sect B.



. Sat 7.30pm:  Michael O’Dwyer, Nora Bourke,

Dympna White, Mary Heffernan.

Sun 9am:  Andrew English, Sean McManus,

Brendan Alymer.

Sun  11am:  Tom Slattery, John Hennessy,

Peig Quish,



All who have done defibrillator training are asked to attend a meeting in the hall on Tues at 8pm.



The junior open American will be held on Sat 17th September followed by the adult open American on Sun 25th Sept.



Fr. S. Rochford, 062/57103; Mobile 086/8162660.

Fr.S.Kennedy, 062/57111.






Intermediate Football: Emly will have played Cashel on Friday evening in round 3 of the Intermediate Football Championship. The winner will advance to meet Golden the following weekend in the semi final of this year’s championship.

Sponsored Cycle: Get your bikes out and get in training. Emly GAA club will run its annual sponsored cycle on Sunday October 30th.Full Details to follow. Keep an eye on the Emly GAA website for further details.

Lotto Winner: Congratulations to Jim Moloney from Lattin who won the Local GAA Lotto last Tuesday evening. Jim scooped the jackpot of €2,000.



‘Caring For Carers’, Limerick Branch are now taking names for the forthcoming ‘Caring in the Home Course’ which will take place at the Kilmallock Pastoral Centre commencing on Tues, 20th Sept (one eve per week over ten weeks.) For more information phone 061/469484 Mon-Fri between 9.30am -2.00pm.


KNOCKCARRON – Weight Loss Challenge

After a successful first 12 weeks a NEW FUN 12 week Weight Loss Challenge begins in Knockcarron Community Hall on Wednesday next 7th September at 7.30pm. Helpful tips and advice. Also information on good nutrition and long term health.

Top achievers win a cash prize!! To book your place, call Natasha on – 087-2390561