The following will be remembered at this weekend’s Masses:
Michael & Mary Buckley, Camas; Connie Hayes, Talbot Park and his brother Johnny [30th Anniv]
(Next weekend: Rose and J.J. McGrath, Clonmore; Mary Tarrant, Thurlesbeg and her parents James and Josephine)
Please pray for: Sr Annette Tobin (Mass has been offered).
Today 1 Nov is the solemnity of All Saints. We honour all who were pre-eminent disciples of the Lord.
Mon 2 Nov is All Souls’ Day. We remember at our Masses all the faithful departed.
Tue 3 Nov is the memorial of St Malachy, bishop. He founded Mellifont Abbey and later became archbishop of Armagh.
Wed 4 Nov is the memorial of St Charles Borromeo (1538-84) archbishop of Milan and teacher of the faith.
Fri 6 Nov is the feast of All the Saints of Ireland. Let us celebrate the Christian inheritance of our country, especially in its great saints.
Ministers for the Month of November:
Pio Delaney; Pauline Gleeson; Paddy Cullen; Seamus Murphy; Marie Ryan; Liam Ó Maoldhomhnaigh are our usual collectors for November. We invite them to help at car stewarding during this month.
Stewards: Maura Lahart; Kate Fahy; Maura O’ Brien; Pauline Toomey
Booking of Masses: anniversary Masses etc. continue to be offered as usual. Bookings may be made by contacting the sacristan or either of the priests of the parish.
Weekend Masses: Mass will be celebrated on Saturday evenings in Dualla at Denis Leamy Sports Centre at 6.30pm, and in Boherlahan church every Sunday at 11.00am. Unfortunately because of Covid-19 restrictions these Masses are not open to the public but you may come and park your car outside and hear Mass.
October is Mission Month. The theme this year is: ‘Together we can do more: Blessed are the peacemakers.’ Ireland helps to build other churches in poorer parts of the world and empower local people to form and sustain communities of faith. It also supports vulnerable children through educational, medical, welfare and formation programmes. In this pandemic year they need our help more than ever. You may hand in your Mission Sunday Collection envelope at any weekend Mass or at another time that is convenient for you.
Emergencies: during the Covid-19 restrictions, Fr Dunne remains on-call to respond to emergencies e.g. sacrament of the sick. Please telephone him at 083-4854776.
Newsletter Notices: please forward by Wednesday evening any items for the newsletter to either of the priests or at the usual email address: email@example.com These will be included in the online newsletter which will be posted each week on www.boherlahandualla.ie during the pandemic restrictions.
November Masses for the Dead: Every November our thoughts and prayers turn to our loved ones who have died. Our faith tells us that our prayers and Masses can help them. The November envelopes are available in the porches of the churches. We ask you to write in the names and hand them in as soon as possible. In collecting your envelope, if you know a neighbour or neighbours who would appreciate an envelope, please take one for them. Thirty masses will be offered for our family and friends who have died.
Dualla Car Park: Work has commenced on Dualla car park. This will cause some inconvenience to school personnel and those wishing to visit the church. While this work is in progress, Mass will be celebrated in the Denis Leamy Sports Centre every Saturday evening at 6.30pm. Feel welcome to come along and hear Mass in the car park there. We ask for your understanding and cooperation during this time.
Service to dedicate November as a month of Prayer and Remembrance for the Dead and Bereaved: This prayer service will take place in both churches (without congregation) on this Sunday 1 Nov at 3pm. ‘This year, the month of November, in which we traditionally remember the dead and pray for the bereaved, will be particularly poignant. We sense a huge yearning for consolation and hope in the heart of our people. We are especially mindful in 2020 of those grieving families, who, because of restrictions, have been unable to experience the customary spiritual and community supports which are so much part of our Irish tradition. On 1 November at 3.00pm the bishops and priests of Ireland will lead a short service of prayer to dedicate the month of November to ‘Remembrance of the Dead and Prayer for the Bereaved’. We invite the whole country to unite in this moment…’ (From a Message of the Irish Bishops for November 2020)
First Friday: Given the recent introduction of level five restrictions, the priests of the parish will make individual contact with the housebound during this week.
A series of six weekly scripture reflections is being offered online each Monday evening 7:30-9pm Mon 2 Nov – Mon 7 Dec. The title is: ‘Experiencing God’s Word – allowing Isaiah’s perspective to inform our lives.’ Registration is essential. Further queries, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to forward this invitation to others.
Community Website: www.boherlahandualla.ie has information about the book being planned to mark the 50th anniversary of Scoil San Isadóir in Boherlahan. Community support is needed for this project, and details of how you can help are given. Please continue to send material for the website to email@example.com.