We remember in prayer:
10th December, 10.00am. Denis Egan, Bawnmore, London and Cashel and deceased members of the Egan family; Neddy and Esther Maher, Tubberadora; Molly O’Connell and Bab Ryan, Regaile.
17th December, 10.00am. John and Margaret Hayes and their son Johnny Hayes, Kilbreedy; Michael O’Dwyer, Ardmayle.
9th December, 6.30pm. Bridie Heffernan, Bown; Matt. and Mary Ryan, Garryard and their sons Liam and John and daughter-in-law Kitty.
Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend)
Boherlahan: Nellie Taylor. Dualla: Mona Heffernan.
Ministers for the Month of December:
Collectors: Main Aisle: Austin Maher & Marcella Ryan; Our Lady’s: Margaret Kennedy, Camas; St. Joseph’s: Philip Bargary.
Readers: Corinne O’Connell & Mary O’Donnell, West Meadows.
Collectors: Con Ryan & Jimmy Cummins.
Readers: Marie Gleeson & Noel Hayes.
Altar Society: Eleanor Dwyer, Nora Moloughney, Breda Ryan, Anne Ryan.
Tuesday 12th December, St. Finnian, 6th Century. He established a famous school and monastery at Clonard. It is also the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Wednesday 13th December is the feast of St. Lucy, martyred in 304 in Sicily.
Thursday 14th December is the feast of St. John of the Cross (1542-91), spiritual writer, poet and Doctor of the Church.
Dualla Community Field: The walking/running track has now reopened following extensive renovations. The field areas remain under construction and are unsuitable for use. The Committee wish to thank everybody who has helped with the project to date. It is hoped to commence Phase 2 (weather permitting) in early 2024.
Newsletter Notices: Please forward by Wednesday evening any items for the newsletter to Fr. Egan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas Carol Service: Immaculate Conception Church, Boherlahan, Wednesday 20th December at 7pm.
Boherlahan Community Association is seeking volunteers to coordinate the weekly Boherlahan-Dualla parish notes/articles for the Tipperary Star and Nationalist papers. This is a good opportunity for someone to hone their journalistic talent. Volunteers should email email@example.com and a rota will be formed to share the work. .
Ninth Collection: This collection will be taken up this weekend. It was traditionally the Priest’s Christmas Collection. Our Calendar and Annual Financial Statement will be going out to you in the coming weeks. In it you will see that we are meeting all our commitments. All of that is due to your generosity and loyalty. Thank you.
Confessions for Christmas: Confession will be available after the Masses this weekend and next weekend.
Boherlahan-Dualla Annual Christmas Party is on Sunday 17th in Boherlahan Hall. The Community Associations will be issuing invitations in the next few days. Anyone wishing to help in this wonderful event of appreciation and thanks to our senior people should contact any member of the Community Association. Those attending are asked to please RSVP to Liz Moynihan (0876844382) or Corinne Dwyer (0877440662). Mass will be celebrated at 12 o clock . This will be followed by dinner and entertainment.
The AGM of Boherlahan Community Association has been rescheduled. It will now take place on Thursday 11th January at 8.30pm. in the Parish Hall.
Tipperary Peace Convention: Tipperary Peace Convention is hosting an event titled “Reflections for Christmas”, which will take place at St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, John St., Tipperary, on Monday December 11th at 11.00am. Mrs. Sabina Higgins will be a special guest and will address the event. The event will include reflections, readings and poetry with music and song from Cahir to Sing, Rockwell Music Academy and St. Ailbe’s School. All are welcome.
We turn to you God of Hope at this time.
You never stop believing in us.
Help us to always believe in you.
Awaken in me a keener awareness of your life within my being.
Help me to see you in the everyday things around me.
May we know that you are always present offering assurance that you care for all of us.
Show us Lord how you are dwelling often in the unlikely places in our lives.
Inspire us to always find something to believe in and hold on to.
We thank you for your countless blessings.
Build up our hope during this season of Christmas and help us to share it with all those we meet.
God of Hope guide all our steps.