Parish Bulletin – 5th November 2017

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Wed, Fri & Sat: 7.30pm; Sun:  11am.



Martin & Joan Lonergan, Main St – Sat 4th Nov 7.30

Harty Family deceased, Monemore- Sun 5th, 11.00

Larry & Julia Creamer, St. Ailbe’s Drive-                                                                .         Sat 11th , .30pm

Dermot, Des & Mary Mulhall, Main St –

Sun 12th , 11.00am.


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30,           Mary Condon.

Sun  11am,        John Hennessy.


Collectors – November.

Sat 7.30pm:      Mary Condon, Gerry Heffernan,

Mary Slattery, John Burke


Sun 11.00am:   James Purcell, Rita Quish,

Jonas Callanan.


Eucharist Ministers for November.

Sat 7.30;     Patsy Hennessy.

Sun 11am:  Bridget Heffernan.


Adoration: Wednesday 4.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.


Note : If you’d like to spend some time in prayer in the church during the chilly days of  winter, please be aware that there is an electric heater at the front of the left-hand aisle. Just switch it ON when you arrive and turn it OFF when leaving.


You might be so good as to pass word on to people who drop into the church after visiting the cemetery.



Never  Far  Away


I thought of you with love today                                                                              .                      but that is nothing new.                                                                                                                       .           I thought of you yesterday                                                                               .                      and days before that too.                                                                                       .           I think of you in silence                                                                                                  .                      as I often speak your name.                                                                                                        .           All I have are memories                                                                                                         .                      and your picture in a frame.                                                         .           Your memory is my keepsake                                                                                  .                      with which I’ll never part.                                                                             .            God has you in His keeping.                                                                                                                                                                                                .                      I have you in my heart.



Prayer  for  the  Dead

Rosary in the Cemetery this Sunday at 3.00p.m.


7.30pm Mass on Friday evening, for the Holy Souls, especially for the deceased of the townlands of:

Lisobyhane, Tulla, Breansha, Boro Road, Boro Bridge, Ballynagranna, Coolboy, Monemore.


Candlelight Memorial Service on Sunday 26th Nov

., at 3.00pm. A particular invitation is extended to the families of all who were buried in the parish cemeter in the past twelve months.


First  Holy  Communion 2018                                                       The date for First Holy Communion next year is Sunday, 27th May, at 11.00am. The parish based preparation programme – `Do This in Memory` will begin a few weeks from now.



Cake Sale  &  Raffle for Homeless

This Sunday, after 11.00  Mass,   in Byrne’s Tavern.  Painting by local artist being raffled on the day along with other prizes.  Please come along and support this good cause.  (It’s miserable and dangerous living & sleeping on the streets in winter


Emly Tidy Towns

Tidy Towns meeting on Monday the 6thf November in the Parish Hall at 7.30pm.


How  to  Read  the  Bible

Course continues this Tuesday evening, 7.30pm, in Ballykisteen Hotel.


. Papal  Nuncio

Pope Francis has sent Archbishop Okolo to Ireland as h is representative. The new Nuncio is a Nigerian, from a country where Irish missionaries made a big contribution to spreading the Gospel during the past 100 years. Archbishop Okolo is repaying the favour.


Marriage Preparation Course: Booking: 0504-22229 or 0504- 22779, or on website


Monday 6th Nov: All the Saints of Ireland.

Thursday 9th Nov :St. John’s Basilica in Rome, the  .     .                             Pope’s cathedral.

Friday 10th Nov: St. Leo the Great; 5th century Pope;  taught that Jesus is both  human and divine.


“I thank God that many families, which are far from considering themselves perfect, live in love, fulfilling their calling and keep moving forward, even if they fall many times along the way.”