Parish Bulletin – 9th December 2012

MASSES: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9.30am.

Wed & Fri 7.30pm.

WEEKEND: Sat 7.30pm; Sun 11am.



Pauline Mullins & Mary McKnight, formerly Clashdrumsnith.     – Sun 9th Dec 11am.

Betty Lonergan, formerly Emly – Wed 12th 7.30.

Charlie Hayes, Duncummin – Sat 13th 7.30pm.

Danny Byrne, Ballyhoulihan – Sun 16th 11am.



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: Nora O’Brien

Sun 11am:   Frances O’Dwyer

(In the event of a reader being unable to fulfil a duty it would be appreciated if another reader was asked to fill in.)



A meeting of the pastoral council in Duhig House on Mon (10th) at 8pm.


GRAVEYARD  –  Thanks

Thanks to all who so diligently helped to maintain the graves and grounds of our local graveyards throughout the year. Your efforts are appreciated by the community.





John the Baptist comes “proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins,” says Luke. There are three words there which are closely linked – baptism, repentance, and forgiveness.
“Baptism”- This washing away would not be effected automatically or magically but only by their repentance

”Repentance” means not just sorrow for past sins but a total and radical change of outlook in our relationship with God and other people. It calls for a radical and genuine renewal and conversion of heart. This conversion in turn will bring about the forgiveness of sin.



A choir practice on Wed next at 8pm


PARISH  CHRISTMAS  PARTY: A Parish Christmas Party will take place on Sun next 16th Dec at 2pm in The Golden Thatch. The Tuesday Club invites families in the parish to join them on the day. Special Family Rates: Family of 4 adults – €60; 2 adults & 2 children €40. Booking at the Post Office before Thursday 13th.


DEFIBRILLATOR Contact telephone No: 087/9176250





Adult Christmas Tennis Tournament will take place on Monday night, 10th December, 2012 commencing at 7.00 p.m.  All are welcome.

Club Adult Nights every Wednesday night at 7.30 p.m. Free lights.

Ice skating trip will take place on Thursday, 20th December, 2012.  Names and €17.00 (to be given in full) by 17th Dec to Carol O’Brien or Mary McGrath.


THE IRISH  CATHOLIC The ‘Irish Catholic’ newspaper is on sale in the church each week (price €1.50.)


EMLY  NATIONAL  SCHOOL A 2013 Calendar is now for sale at the school and local shops. A Christmas Pageant by the school children will take place in the parish church on Wed 19th Dec.



Congratulations to Paddy Russell on his award by the Gaelic Athletic Assoc in recognition of his services as a referee.



Our Annual Sale of Work and Cake Sale will commence at 2pm this Sunday in the Parish Hall.  The annual raffle will take place during the sale with great prizes to be won, tickets available in the hall.  Santa Claus will also be present. Your support would be welcome.