Advent is concerned with that very connection between memory and hope which is so necessary to man. Advent’s intention is to awaken the most profound and basic emotional memory within us, namely, the memory of the God who became a child. This is a healing memory; it brings hope.
MASSES: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9.30am.
Wed & Fri 7.30pm.
Sat 7.30pm; Sun 11am.
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated this year on Mon 9th Dec. It is not a Holy Day. Mass at 9.30am.
A MASS OF THANKSGIVING to God for the favourable weather and harvest of this year will be celebrated on Fri eve next (13th Dec) at 7.30pm.
CONFESSIONS – Each Sat 3.30pm – 4pm.
Paddy & Kitty Dalton, Lackelly- Sat 7th Dec 7.30.
John & Catherine Lonergan, Lisobyhane
-Sun 8th Dec 11am
Sr. Antonia Moloney – Wed 11th Dec 7.30pm.
Joseph Dawson, Emly – Sat 14th 7.30pm.
Toby & Ellen Bourke and deceased members of the Bourke and Cavanagh families – Sun 15th 11am.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
A meeting in Duhig House on Mon week 9th Dec at 8pm
PARISH ENVELOPE COLLECTION
Thanks to all who contributed to the Envelope Collection during the year. This Collection goes towards diocesan expenses( including clergy salary).
Envelopes are available in the church. Payments can be made at any time suitable during the year.
John the Baptist came to bear witness to Jesus. He appears in the story as one who had the courage to be himself in the face of opposition. He was also a person who knew his own value, did not make exaggerated claims and was content with his mission. John was ‘the voice of one crying out in the wilderness’ – announcing confidently to those in the wilderness that they must not despair because God’s grace may come to them at any moment.
COLLECTORS – December
Sat 7.30pm: James Lonergan, Philip Purcell,
Marion Dawson, Jim Corby
Sun 11am: Peter Breen, Mary McGrath
John Burke (Coolboy), Michael McGrath.
READERS – Next Weekend
Sat 7.30pm: Mary Condon.
Sun 11am: Norita Kemp.
(If a reader is unable to fulfil a duty it would be
appreciated if another reader was asked to fill in.)
BORD NA NOG – Sale of Work
Bord Na Nog will hold its Annual Sale of Work to include a Cake Sale and Timber Sale in the Parish Hall this Sun 8th Dec immediately after Mass.
EMLY TENNIS CLUB
The Ice skating outing will take place this year on Fri next 13th Dec. Names and money (€16) to be given to Mary McGrath.
The Emly GAA Club AGM will take place on Sunday December 15th at 7.00.
THE IRISH CATHOLIC
The ‘Irish Catholic’ newspaper is on sale (price €1.50. Please put money in shrine box.)
A fundraising Race Night in aid of the Emly N.S building fund will be held in Thurles Greyhound Track on Sat night next (Dec 14th.) Tickets now on sale. Even if you cannot travel on the night, your support towards the school will be appreciated and you will qualify for a special prize. Tickets cost €10.
The Parent’s Assoc are also holding a ‘Bag Packing’ in Dunne’s Stores, Tipperary on Dec 21st & 22nd. Help at this would be appreciated. Names can be given to Ann-Marie Durcan, Ann Smith or the school.
CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL
Christmas Tree Festival in St. Mary’s Church Tipperary Town from Dec. 12th – Jan. 6th daily. Over 25 Christmas Trees on display.
Write a prayer at the Prayer Tree.
Remember a loved one at the Memory Tree.
Leave a gift at the Gift Tree.
Admission by voluntary contribution.
TheMoorehaven Annual Christmas Fayre will be held on Fri next 13th Dec (1pm to 7pm.)
Fr. J. Kennedy, PP. 062/57111; 087/2111643
Fr. S. Rochford, AP. 062/57103; 086/8162660.
Parish Website: www.emly.ie