Parish Bulletin – September 2018 : 23rd Sunday

Masses During The  Week.

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

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

St. Ailbe’s Day: Wednesday 12th Sept:

School & Parish  Mass : 9.30am

                Evening Mass : 7.30pm.

Month’s Mind :

Isabel Nugent, St. Ailbe’s Drive– Sun 9th, 11.00am;

Michael Croker, Cloughready – Sun 9th, 11.00am.


Mary Connolly (nee Crowley), Ballinaveen – Sat 8th   .    Sept, 7.30pm .

Josephine O’Meara, Chartersland – Sun 9th 11.00am

Des & Josephine Hogan, Clashdrumsmith, Tues 11th          .    9.30am;

Deceased of Emly I.C.A. & Ladies Club – Wed 12th ,   7.30pm.

Fergal Meade, Ballinacurra, Limk – Sat 15th , 7.30p

Bridget & Denis Ryan, Gurteen – Sun 16th , 11.00am

Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30pm:Bridget Keogh; Sun  11am:   Liam Ring.

Collectors – September

Sat 7.30pm:      Michael O Dwyer, Pauline Bourke,

                        Dympna White, Mary Heffernan.

Sun 11.00am:   Tom Slattery, John Hennessy,

                        Peig Quish.

Eucharist Ministers for September

Sat 7.30;     Patsy Hennessy.

Sun 11am:  Brigid Heffernan.

Adoration: Wednesday 5.00 to 7.30pm

Peace-and-quiet time of personal prayer.

Church Cleaning: Tuesday, 10.15am

September  2018 : 23rd Sunday

Taking  Root  in  Emly

We’re not sure of St. Ailbe’s dates. He probably overlapped with St. Patrick – 5th century. Most likely he became a Christian while in Wales  where the Faith spread among Roman settlers after Emperor Constantine approved the religion for his empire..

Ireland was thinly populated, but thick with trees and lakes. Ailbe probably set up a hermit’s cell on the lake island at Imleach Iubhair. Over time, others would have joined him and a little monastery set up. Across the centuries, this grew in numbers and fame

Between 1050 and 1150 A.D. a major change took place in Church life Ireland: it went from being base on monasteries to being diocese-based. This meant abbots were replaced by bishops, and monasteries replaced by cathedrals and scattered parish churches

giving us the pattern with which we are now   

St. Ailbe’s Day : Wednesday 12th September

A  Sacred  Weekend in 2019

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation in Emly on Friday, 24th May 2019.  First Holy Communion will be received on Sunday 26th May.  This arrangement will help families who have children in both groups and will have family members travelling a distance to attend.

Family preparation for Confirmation and for First Communion will begin in Advent (December).

Emly  Ladies  Club

Mass this  Wednesday night Sept 12th ,7.30 pm for the deceased members of ICA and Emly Ladies

Grandparents  Day  at   Knock  Shrine

This Sunday 9th Sept. We pray for and we honour the grandparents – and grandparent figures – in our parish community.

   Comhaltas  Emly

Beginners and Accomplished Music classes resume  on Wednesday 26th Sept. from 7 – 9pm, St. Ailbe’s N.S. Tuition; 10 wk block: Adult – €60, Child €60.  Reg.: Child – €6, Adult – €12, Family/couple – €20. 


Congrats to Doireann Hales, Kate O’Heney & Veda Hennessy – players with Knockavilla- Kickhams   U-16A camogie team who won the County A  title; .  and to co-manager Eleanor Hales.

.                      Emly  Historical  Society

On Thursday 20th Sept. in the Parish Hall at 8.00pm.  prominent local historian Des Murnane will give a talk entitled “Strangers in our Midst” –  the impact of Tipperary Military Barracks.   €5. Refreshments.

October Outing.  On Sunday October 14th, to Galway via some historic sites in Clare. Visit our website for lots of photos et

The Forge Bar Tearooms

Best wishes to a new venture in the village:Tea   opening this Sunday at 11.30m, at The Forge Bar.  .

Holycross  Solemn  Novena

Runs until next Sun day 16th. Devotions & Mass daily:  7.00am, 10.30am, 4.30pm, 7.30pm, 9.30pm.

Anointing of the Sick: Sat 15th, 2.00pm.

Ballyhoura  Rural  Social Employment  Scheme

Reminder to check details with Eugene: 087-655873  or  at

Canon Power Ledger: details re buying the site for the new church and  laying the Foundation Stone.

Club. Followed by a short meeting in Byrne’s

Tavern.  New members most welcome

The Irsh Catholic on sale at the Post Office, €1.80