Parish Bulletin – 5th October 2014


Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri,9.30am;  Wed, 7.30pm.

Sat 7.30pm, Sun 11am.



John English, The Village, Sat 4th Oct               at  7.30pm.

Tom Quish, Monemore, Sun 5th Oct at 11am.

Harry Keogh, Ballinvrina, Sat 11th Oct at 7.30pm.

Patrick & Mary Hayes, Monemore, 12th Oct     at 11am.


READERS – Next Weekend.

Sat 7.30pm ;   Patsy Hennessy.

Sun 11am ;     Peter Breen.



Sat 7.30pm:     Michael Hennessy, John Clancy,

Danny Burke, Josephine Cleary.

Sun  11am:      Paddy Hanley, Liz Creamer,

Peggy Keogh, John Buckley.



Fr. J. Kennedy, PP. 062/57111;087/2111643.

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



The target audience of this allegorical parable are the Jewish chief priests and elders who are portrayed here as rejecting Jesus and his teaching, and as a consequence losing out on what God was offering them. It is a story of opportunity for life presented and rejected, and they lose out in the process.

The parable is also a cautionary tale about the destructive effects of greed – doing violence to the rights of others and eventually destroying the greedy themselves.



Tidy Towns dance is on the 11th of October in Byrnes Tavern.  September lotto winners were Joe Barry, Mike Burke, Bridget Heffernan, and Dennis Heffernan.  Tidy Towns commitee meeting in the Parish Hall on Monday next 7th of October at 8.30pm.  All members are asked to attend.



The Autumn session of classes commence on Thursday 7th October in John the Baptist Community School.  Proposed classes are Art, Boxercise/Kettlebells, Christmas Cookery, Digital Photography, Getting to know your Laptop and Zumba.  Enq to 061/383173.




Pope Francis has called a synod of the Bishops this October to discuss some of the challenges facing the family. That synod starts today, with the theme ‘The pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelisation’. Catholics from around the world took part in the Vatican’s survey on matters such as marriage, contraception, same-sex marriage, and divorce? The Pope has asked us to pray for the Bishops as they enter this important time for the Church: ‘May we all, then, pray together so that through these events the church will undertake a true journey of discernment and adopt the necessary pastoral means to help families face their present challenges with the light and strength that comes from the Gospel’. Let us keep the Synod in our thoughts and prayers over the next fortnight.



Emly Sponsored Country Walk after Mass Sunday  the 5th October at 12.30.   Funds for defibrillator.  Refreshments afterwards in Byrnes Tavern.



Set Dancing Classes in Emly Hall every Monday night at 7pm.  All are welcome.  Set Dancing in Ballyglass House Hotel from 8pm to 9.30pm on Thursday nights.  All dancers welcome.