We remember in prayer:
Sat 31 Jul 7.30pm Timmy Maher, Tobberadora & New York (recently deceased)
Sun 1 Aug 11.00am Rose & J.J. McGrath, Freighduff
Sun 8 Aug 11.00am Mary Donnelly, Nodstown
Sat 7 Aug 6.30pm Tom Ryan, Dualla; Eileen & Michael Keating, and Kate Burke, Cashel
Pray for: Joan Husbands (née O’ Halloran), London and formerly Rathclough; Fr John O’ Rourke AP, Gortnahoe and Glengoole; John Fahey, Donohill
Wed 4 Aug is the memorial of St John Vianney (1786-1859), priest. Commonly referred to as the Curé d’Ars, he was a famed confessor for many years. His life story reveals at once the reality of the powers of evil and the futility of these powers when confronted by the grace of God. Canonised in 1925, he was named principal patron saint of parochial clergy in 1929. See the prayer in his honour below.
Fri 6 Aug is the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord.
Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend)
Boherlahan: Marie Ryan; Katie O’ Dwyer
Dualla: Theresa Lawrence; Ger Kennedy
Ministers for the Month of August: (We invite those normally collectors to act as stewards)
Readers: (Sat. 7.30 pm) Eibhlis Maher; (Sun. 11.00 am) Willie Joe Dwyer
Stewards: Sat. eve. Phil Coman; Josie O’ Brien;
Sun. Morn. Johnny Ferncombe; Pat & Joan Maher, Longfield
Readers: (Sat. 6:30 pm) Cecile Mulcahy; (Sun 9:30 am) Enda Howley
Altar Society: Kitty McGrath; Majella Crosse
Stewards: (Sat. 6:30 pm) Tom Clarke; Kevin Leamy;
(Sun 9:30 am) Peter Gleeson; Michael O’ Dwyer
Breda Ryan; Celine Mulcahy
Céad Míle Fáilte: We welcome you back to Mass this weekend. We are so grateful for your loyalty, your generosity and your goodness. It will be a bit different from what we were used to. The following are some of the new arrangements that we are asked to respect:
(a) The total number allowed in each church is 50.
(b) We ask you to wear a face covering inside the church, and to respect physical distancing in the church and its environs.
(c) We ask you to sanitize your hands as you enter and leave the church.
(d) We again encourage you to follow the direction of the stewards/ushers at each Mass.
(e) At the end of each Mass, we are hoping for volunteers to help in sanitizing the pews and seats. Some cloths and sanitizing liquid are available in the church. If people brought a wipe and sanitizer with them and looked after the pew they are using this would be very helpful.
(f) We remind people of mature age of the option to drive their car into Bianconi Park in Boherlahan, or in front of the church in Dualla.
(g) We hope to have one Holy Communion Minister with the priest at each Mass.
(h) A collection box will be in the porch of the church for collections and contributions during each Mass.
(i) We will not be availing of altar servers until a later date.
(j) Missalettes cannot be used at present due to Government safety guidelines.
(k) We ask everybody to use common sense and please God everything will work out well. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Weekday and Weekend Masses: Boherlahan 10.00am Monday to Friday; Dualla 9.30am Monday to Friday. Weekend Masses in both churches at the usual times.
Newsletter Notices: please forward by Wednesday evening any items for the newsletter to Fr Dunne at the usual email address: firstname.lastname@example.org These will be included in the online newsletter which will be posted each week on www.boherlahandualla.ie during the pandemic restrictions.
Cashel & Emly Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: join in on-line on Sunday 1 August at www.knockshrine.ie. Rosary at 2.30pm, followed by Mass at 3.00pm celebrated by Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA. Please pray for the success of this diocesan pilgrimage.
Cemetery Masses: Due to the Covid pandemic all Cemetery Masses outdoors are prohibited at this time. Instead we have decided to name the weekend of August 21/22 as Cemetery Weekend. The Masses in Immaculate Conception Church, Boherlahan, on that weekend will be offered for all our dead from the parish and for all who are interred in the parish.
Altar Societies and Tidy Village Groups: Sincere thanks to Altar Society and Tidy Village Groups for the good work they do in the churches throughout the year, and in the village environs at this time of the year. It all helps to keep our churches and villages tidy and beautiful.
First Friday: Next Friday is the First Friday in August. Fr Egan and Fr Dunne will make the usual contact with the sick and the housebound. Mass and confessions at the usual times.
Parish Donations Online: Sincere thanks to all who availed of this facility to support the parish in the last year. The online donation facility for our parish is live and available for use on the Diocesan website – https://cashel-emly.ie/donate/. We hope that this much-needed method of giving will offer parishioners an easily accessible means to donate to your parish either on a one-off or regular basis. This facility allows for a Covid-19-friendly option for you to contribute online at a time convenient to you.
Prayer to St Roch (Protector against infectious diseases)
O Blessed St Roch, Patron of the sick, look with mercy on those who suffer illness. Your power was so great when you were in this world, that by the sign of the Cross, many were healed of their diseases. Now that you are in heaven, your power is no less. Offer to God our intentions and tears and obtain for us the physical and spiritual health we seek. This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. St Roch: Pray for us, that we may be relieved from all diseases of body and soul.
Prayer in Honour of St John Vianney:
Father of mercy, you made St John Vianney outstanding in his priestly zeal and concern for your people. By his example and prayers, enable us to win our brothers and sisters to the love of Christ and come with them to eternal glory. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.