Parish Bulletin – 7th August 2016

Masses  During The  Week.

Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Wed, & Sat: 7.30pm; Sun:  11am.


Month’s Mind                                                                                    John Alymer, Ballyvistea- Sun 7th, 11.00am.

Anniversaries                                                                Lorraine Leahy, Mary & Michael O’Connell,

Ballycurrane – Sat 6th, 7.30pm

Martin & Joan Lonergan,Main St –Sat 13th  7.30

Timmy & Bridie McEniry,Farranasa; Tom,Mary & John McEniry, Catherine Norris, Davy Barry

Gurteen – Sun 14th , 11.00am


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30pm;     Mary Condon.

Sun  11am;      Liz Creamer.


Collectors – August.

Sat 7.30pm:  James Lonergan, Philip Purcell,

Marion Dawson, Jim Corby.

Sun  11am     Peter Breen, Mary McGrath, John

Burke(Coolboy), Michael  McGrath.

Eucharist  Ministers for August.

Sat 7.30pm; Bridget Keogh.  Sun 11am: Rita Quish.

Adoration : Wednesday, 4.00 – 7.30pm.

Quiet prayer time, for a visit short or long.


Feastdays :    Monday 8th – St. Dominic;

Tuesday 9th – St. Teresa Benedicta, patron of Europe

Wednesday 10th – St. Lawrence, martyr.

Thursday 11th – St. Clare, founder of the Poor Clares


Mon 15th Aug – Assumption of Our Lady, Holy Day



Pilgrimage  to  Emly

There are just 5 weeks to go until the diocesan Pilgrimage to Emly on Sunday 11th September.

Under the title  St. Ailbe’s Walk of Mercy the event will combine celebrations of the Holy Year of Mercy and the feast of St. Ailbe which falls on the 12th Sept annually.  (There will be a 1K walk from Carroll’s Cross or Callanan’s Cross to the church grounds, which are beside  the site of St. Ailbe’s Well & St. Ailbe’s Cross.)


The parishes of the old diocese of Emly will take part, such as Knocklong & Glenbrohane, Kilteely & Dromkeen, Hospital & Herbertstown,

Lattin & Cullen, Pallasgreen & Templebraden,

Knockainey, Solohead & Oola, and others including, of course, Emly. A planning meeting of parish representatives will take place in Emly parish Hall on Tuesday 16th , at 8.00pm.


Please promote the Walk of Mercy taking one of the Year of Mercy stickers available at the

church doors and displaying it on the front or back window of your car or on the inside of the front door of your home.


Words of Mercy at home

Excuse me” expresses an

attitude of respect that sees

how precious other family

members are.


Please” saves us from taking

for granted what a family has

and shares. This word unites us.

Pieta  House

Compliments to all who organized and all who supported the fundraisers in aid of Pieta House and its life-saving services, last weekend.


The helpline for Pieta House, Limerick, is 061-484 444. Anybody and everybody who is burdened by suicidal thoughts or inclinations is urged to make contact. Parents and family members who have concerns are likewise encouraged to make contact for guidance.


Comhaltas  Meeting

A public meeting on Monday 8th August at 7.30pm in the parish hall.  Its purpose is to establish the level of interest in setting up a Comhaltas branch in Emly. All are Welcome.


Emly Tidy Towns

The winners of the July Tidy Towns lotto were Pat White, Catherine Hennessy , Mary McGrath  Mary Heffernan. Emly  Tidy Towns are holding a fundraising  raffle in conjunction with the results of the garden competition.  Ticket sellers will visit all areas over the next few weeks.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Good  Financial  News

Due to the generous support of parishioners for the Church Repair Fund – offertory collections, donations, loans – our debt for Phase 1 work is cleared and Phase 2 work begins this week to protect windows, gutters & stonework before winter weather arrives. Thank you very much.

Due to Repair Fund, please feel free to ignore the Education of Priests envelope next weekend.