Parish Bulletin – 8th September 2013


Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 9.30am.

Wed 7.30pm.

Sat 7.30pm; Sun 11am.



Mary Connolly, formerly Ballinaveen

–          Sat 7th Sept.

Denis and Bridget Ryan, Gurteen

–          Sun 8th Sept.

Members of ‘Circle of Friends’- Wed 11th Sept

Willie & Kitty Hennessy, Lisobyhane

-Sat 14th Sept 7.30

John English, Emly – Sun 15th Sept 11am


READERS – Next Weekend

Sat 7.30pm: Mary Condon

Sun 11am: Peter Breen

(If a reader is unable to fulfil a duty it would be

appreciated if another reader was asked to fill in.)


COLLECTORS – September

Sat 7.30pm:  Michael O’Dwyer, Nora Bourke,

Dympna White, Mary Heffernan.

Sun  11am:  Tom Slattery, John Hennessy,

Peig Quish.




This weekend we welcome our new

Parish Priest, Fr. Jimmy Kennedy to Emly. We hope he has many happy years in our parish.





The two parables in this Gospel story remind us to think things through and weigh up the cost involved. This Kingdom of God stuff does involve sacrifice even though we would prefer to skip the bits that make us uncomfortable. It’s not so simple Jesus… I find it difficult… So this passage is a call to conversion and we read it from the various forms of discipleship that we are in: parenting, advocacy, political life, social work community involvement and so on. In order to achieve our goals we make sacrifices. Jesus ‘turned to them’, he is speaking from experience. Jesus’ words are harsh, but spend time with this text today, his words can be interpreted as passionate, urgent, focused and even offer us a great freedom and encouragement in whatever form of discipleship we have chosen.



The August Lotto winners were: Marion Dawson,

Paddy Ryan, Peggy McGrath, John McGrath and Paudie Heffernan.

Best of luck to the members of the Emly Tidy town committee who are travelling to Dublin on Monday next for the National Tidy Town Awards.



The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a Blood Donor clinics at :-

Community Centre, Lisvernane: Mon 9th Sept.

6.00pm to 9.00pm.



An Adult Open American Tennis Tournament will take place on Sunday, 22nd September, 2013.  Further details will issue.

An Adult Club Night takes place every Wednesday night commencing at 7.30 p.m.  All are welcome.

An Adult Club League will be commencing shortly.  Names to be given to Carol O’Brien, Norita Kemp or Stephen McInerney.



Children’s set dancing / drama classes resumes this Monday, 9th September in The Golden Thatch commencing at 6.30 p.m.

Adult set dancing classes resume next Tuesday night, 10th September in The Golden Thatch commencing at 8.30 p.m.  All are welcome.


Fixture:West Junior A Hurling Final

Emly v Knockvilla Kickhams.
Please Check Facebook for details of this fixture.
Lotto now is €10000 and Bonus Draw is €2000.
Good Luck to Tidy Towns on Monday  in Dublin.



Fetac Level 5 Occupational First Aid Course

Hayes Hotel Thurles  16th – 18th September.

All enquiries contact 089 4056738 email



The ‘Irish Catholic’ newspaper is on sale (price €1.50. Please put money in shrine box.)