ASH WEDNESDAY – LENT
Wednesday next (Ash Wednesday) marks the beginning of Lent. We are asked to celebrate this start of Lent with a day of fast and abstinence. The blessing with ashes will take place at both the morning and evening Masses on Wednesday.
Weekdays:Mon – Fri 9.30am. Wed 7.30pm.
Sat: 7.30pm; Sun 9am & 11am.
Saturday: 4.00 – 5.30pm. Sunday: 12 noon.
Arrangements to be made at least 2 weeks before.
Pakie O’Connell, Monemore
Micheál Quish, Ballyhone & Dunlaoighre.
Paddy & Sheila Kelly, Tulla – Sat 5th March 7.30.
Mary Keogh, Ballinvrina – Sun 6th March 11am.
John & Eliz Purcell & Stella Kiely, Farran
Fri 11th March 9.30am
Eileen Hennessy, Tulla. Month’s mind
– Sat 12th March 7.30pm.
Michael & Josephine Heelan, Clashdrumsmith
– Sun 13th March 11am.
READERS – Sat/Sun 5th/6th March 2011.
Sat 7.30pm: Mary McGrath
Sun 9am: Norita Kemp
Sun 11am: Rita Quish
Cleaning of the church on Tues morning 10.15am.
PRAYER ON ASH WEDNESDAY & LENT
O Jesus, in honour of the forty days
you spent in the desert praying and fasting,
we begin this season of Lent.
During this holy time of sacrifice, prayer, and good works may we prepare our hearts, our souls, our minds and bodies for the greatest feast in the Church,the feast of Your Resurrection.
May we follow in Your footsteps
as we journey with You to Jerusalem.
At each Mass that we participate in during this Lent, may we be reminded of the Last Supper
and Your gift of Eucharist.
May we continue with You to Calvary,
accepting the crosses that are given to us each day.
May we stay with Your Mother Mary
as she stands by Your Cross.
We ask You to forgive us our sins
and thank You for the sacrifice You have made for us.
Grant us, O God, the perseverance
to strive each day of this holy season of Lent
to become better Christians.
May our preparation for Easter
make us one with the Risen Christ on Easter
and every day of our lives. Amen.
COLLECTORS – March
Sat 7.30: Mary Condon, Martin Lonergan,
Mary Slattery, John Bourke (Bartoose)
Sun- 9am: Anthony O’Brien, John Martin,
Sun- 11am: James Purcell, Catherine O’Heney,
Rita Quish, John M.Ryan
Committee meeting on Mon (7th March) 8.30pm.
A tree-planting ceremony will take place will take place on Sat 12th March at 12 midday at the sewerage plant. Cllr Seán McCarthy, Chairman Sth Tipp Co. Council will plant a tree. Those who attend will receive a free native tree. Refreshments will be served in Byrne’s Tavern.
CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
The March meeting of the ‘Circle of Friends’ will take place in the Golden Thatch on Tues 15th March at 8pm. (note date.)
Under 21 Football: Emly 3:06 Fr. Sheehys 1:05
Membership: All Emly GAA membership must be paid by March 31st. Adult Membership: €20
Race Night: Emly GAA Club in conjuction with Emly Bord na nOg and St.Ailbes Ladies Football will hold a race night at the all new Limerick greyhound stadium on Sat Apr 30th
Lotto: Next Weeks Jackpot – €1,900
Fr. S. Rochford, 062/57103; Mobile 086/8162660.
Contact telephone No: 087/9176250
Scoil Aonghusa, Cashel and the Irish Wheelchair Assoc thanks parishioners for their support of their recent collections. €470 was taken up on both occasions.