Parish Bulletin – 7th May 2017

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Wed & Sat: 7.30pm; Sun:  11.00am.



John Burke, Coolboy.


Christy Houlihan,Cloughready-Sat 6th,7.30pm.

Tommy & Nellie Higgins,Gurteen-Sun 5th 11.00

Paddy & Bridget Bourke,St Ailbe’s Drive,–

-Wed 10th , 7.30pm.

Eileen & Tim McGrath,Monemore-Sat 13, 7.30

Sr.Cabrini Riordan,Monemore –Sun 14th, 11.00


Cemetery Mass : Wed 5th July, 7.30pm.                            Please pass on word to people in other parishes.


Readers  for  Next  Week.

Sat 13th Mary McGrath;Sun 14th John  Henness

Readers: please note Betty Callanan’s number:



Collectors – May.

Sat 7.30pm:    Michael O’Dwyer, Pauline Burke

Dympna White, Mary Heffernan.

Sun 11.00am: Tom Slattery, John Hennessy,

Peig Quish.


Eucharist Ministers for May.

Sat 7.30;     Patsy Hennessy.

Sun 11am:  Bridget Heffernan.


Adoration: Wednesday 5.30 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.


Pastoral Council: meeting Wed 10th May, 8pm


Good  Shepherd  Sunday

There has been a steep decline in the numbers responding to the call to priesthood and Religious life. One positive way of tackling this decline is to engage in robust prayer for vocations. A second positive way is to find something good about a priest or a Religious, and to actually say it to others.


Today, our diocese requests you to consciously pray for vocations to the priesthood in Cashel & Emly. Please make the Prayer for Vocations each day this coming week, and beyond it.


`Thanks`  to  Prayer  Friends

At short notice, 22 parishioners have readily undertaken the role of Prayer Friend to one or

other of the 22 girls and boys preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation. The candidates and their parents appreciate this valuable form of Faith support. Many thanks to our volunteers.


Emly  Comhaltas

Comhaltas Emly will hold weekly traditional music sessions at Donie’s on Wednesdays, beginning this 10th  May at 7:30pm. All are welcome and beginner musicians are especially encouraged to attend.


Emly Tidy Towns

Tip 4 on greener home, gardening, cleaning using natural less harmful  products. For an easy air freshener, combine a few drops of vanilla or almond extract with a cup of water and spray around the room using an old recycled spray bottle.  Now is the time for washing, painting and sweeping.

Emly Historical Society

Emly Historical Society trip to historic / picturesque Kinsale Co. Cork on May 20th. Leaving Church car park 8.00 am sharp. Cost : €60/person, includes  –      Guided tour of Kinsale ( & Battle site), Old Head of Kinsale (Lusitania), harbour cruise, tour of Charlesfort (vast British garrison fort); dinner on way home.  Name & €20 deposit to Callinans shop, Ailbe Ryan, or John Buckley before Sat 13th May .


Emly  Ladies  Club

The next meeting of ELC will be held in Byrnes Tavern on Tue 9th  May at 7.30pm.


St. Ailbe’s National School

The Board of Management of St Ailbe’s  National School thanks all  who supported the recent bumper draw . It was a huge success : €14000 raised;  €5000  given in prizes.  Congrats to all the prize winners.  Clothes collection on next Wed 11th May; items can be dropped to the school anytime.                                      Enrolments for September 2017 now taking place. Please phone office at 062-57422 or call in anytime.


Emly Hospice Support Group

The annual fundraiser will be on 24th June.  More details to follow.  Ticket sellers will be around the area over the next few weeks. Please support.


Emly GAA

West Junior A Football Emly v Cappawhite next Saturday(May 13th ) at 7.15pm in Sean Treacy Park.


Emly Bord na nÓg

U16 B F.ball Semi-F Clonoulty-Rmore 3-17 Emly /Treacys 3-07;  U14 C F.ball Emly v Eire Óg next Thursday(May 11) in Emly at 7.00;

U16 F.ball Shield Qtr Final v Aherlow/Lattin-Cullen this Monday(May 08) in Lisvernane at 7.00. If win, v Arravale Rovers in S.Treacy Park next Sat 13th .