Parish Bulletin – 9th December 2018 : 2nd Advent

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Wednesday & Sat: 7.30pm; Sun:  11.00am.



John Heelan, Ballinvrina, Sat 8th, 7.30pm.

John, Catherine & John Joe Lonergan, Lisobyhane,    .   Sun 9th, 11am.


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Saturday 7.30pm.         Mary McGrath.

Sun  11am,                   Michelle Lonergan.


Collectors – December

Sat 7.30pm:      James Lonergan, Philip Purcell,

Jim Corby, Betty Callanan.

Sun 11.00am:   Peter Breen, Mary McGrath,

Joe Barry.


Eucharist Ministers for December.

Sat 7.30;     Bridget Keogh.

Sun 11am:  Rita Quish.


Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm.

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.


“Do  This  in  Memory”

Enrolment of the children preparing for First Holy Communion in 2019 will take place during 11.00am

Mass  next Sunday, 16th Dec.

Meeting of  the Parents of these children on this Tuesday, 11th Dec., in Duhig House, 7.30pm.

Parishioners are asked to keep these children and their families in your prayers, please.


Canon Power Ledger : The current page tells the story of the arrival and erection of the one-ton church bell, and of the celebrations marking this.



Emly  Hospice  Support

Emly Hospic Support Gr

oup will hold a Coffee Morning in Cupán Tae on Sunday 23rd December after Mass. All Support would be appreciated.


St. Ailbe’s National School

As part of our very successful Partnership Schools Ireland initiative the pupils, staff and school community invite you to our Christmas  ‘Choir of Voices’ Mass, celebrated in St Ailbe’s Church on Tuesday 18th Dec at 7.00pm.  We encourage the whole community, young, old and everyone in between, to sing and celebrate Christmas together during this special Christmas Community Mass. And you are invited to the Parish Hall afterwards for ‘tae agus cáca milis’.


Congratulations  to Emly Variety Players and to all who took part in last weekend’s excellent productio

Emly  Historical  Society

Dr. Martin Mansergh will launch a DVD entitled “Memories of Emly” on Wednesday 19th Dec at 8.00pm in St. Ailbe’s Parish Hall.  The video was produced locally and was edited by Nicholas Ryan Purcell.  Elder members of the parish talk about all aspects of life in the olden – very different from life today.  DVDs  – just €10 – on sale at the launch.  Ideal Christmas gift for those with Emly connection

(Cheese & wine reception on the night.)


                      Comhaltas  Emly

Beginners and Accomplished music classes resume on Wednesday 30th Jan 2019.  Registration on Wed 16th January. Classes in: Violin, Harp, Accordian, Concertina, Mandolin, Banjo, Flute and Tin Whistle. New members most welcome. For more information please contact


Emly Parish  New Year Party.

In conjunction with Emly Tidy Towns, the parish party takes place the Parish Hall on Sunday 6th Jan .  Mass in the hall at 1.00pm followed by a four course meal and entertainment.  Tickets €25 available at the Post Office, Callanan’s Shop or from Patsy Henness  Tickets limited to 100. Please buy your ticket during  the coming week  – by Sunday 16th  .


Wintertime  Watch

You are requested to keep an eye out for the safety and welfare of elderly neighbours during the long, dark winter nights and the cold/windy/wet days.


Safeguarding  Children                                                                  The Archdiocese continues to ensure and maintain compliance with the Safeguarding Children Policy and standards for the Catholic Church in Ireland 201

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