We remember in prayer:
Sun 10 Jan 11.00am Denis Egan, Bawnmore and Cashel; Mattie & Winnie Browne and their son Matthew, Ballytarsna
Wed 13 Jan 10.00am Augusta Thabah, India
Sat 16 Jan 7.30pm Bobby & Peggy Manton, Synone; John O’ Connell, Ardmayle & dec family members
Sun 17 Jan 11.00am Hanna & Mick Barry and dec. family members, Ardmayle; Annie & Pad O’ Dwyer and Seamus Byron, Ballyroe, Gooldscross
Sun 10 Jan 9.30am Denis & Mary Kennedy, Lowergate Sq., Cashel
Sat 16 Jan 6.30pm Marie Kelly, Dualla & Thurles
Sun 17 Jan 9.30am Jim & Annie Gibbons and Ward family, Coleraine
Please pray for: Mick O’ Connor, Boherlahan, Cashel and England; Breda Corbett, Thurles
Today is the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Today’s celebration invites us to reflect on the meaning of our Baptism and to take seriously the commitments we undertook to fulfil. We remember in our prayers the children who were baptised in the past year, as well as their parents, families and sponsors. We think too of those families whose celebrations have had to be postponed due to Covid-19.
The Baptism of the Lord: Some of us grow up thinking about Baptism like a divine vaccination, like we were taken to clinics to get vaccinations, like a kind of protection! Jesus’ experience of being baptised was a celebration of being God’s beloved. This is what our Baptism is also about: God’s words repeated, but now to us. We pray to grow in this unconditional love on a daily basis (Patricia Carroll).
Fri 15 Jan is the memorial of St Ita.
Parish Masses: During the Level Five restrictions it is intended to continue parish Masses in both churches, with ‘drive in’ attendance only. Please note that all Masses in Boherlahan will be live streamed.
- Weekend Masses in Boherlahan and Dualla will be at the usual times.
- Weekday Masses will be in Boherlahan: Monday to Friday at 10.00am.
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.
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.
Boherlahan and Dualla: the Parish at Prayer:
- Copies of a leaflet titled ‘Prayers in Times of Insecurity and Anxiety,’ and for use during the Covid-19 crisis, are available in each church. Other prayer options are available as well on the website
- The churches in Boherlahan and Dualla will remain open for private prayer each day, and the Blessed Sacrament will be reserved in the tabernacles
- Parishioners should feel free to go to either church for private prayer e.g. the rosary, stations of the cross, or other devotions
- If you enter a church and other people are there, please observe the HSE’s current guidelines regarding physical distancing i.e. two metres apart
- Each Mass is live-streamed from Immaculate Conception Church, Boherlahan throughout the current restrictions. Local radio station Tipp Mid West broadcasts Sunday Mass at 11.00am.
Newsletter Notices: please forward by Wednesday evening any items for the newsletter to either of the priests or 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.
Important dates for your Calendar: Confirmation & First Holy Communion:
Confirmation: The date of Confirmation for the parish of Boherlahan-Dualla is Wednesday 12 May 2021.The details relating to venues, the number of ceremonies, or whether the Archbishop will be in attendance, will be decided at a later date. When you receive the Parish Calendar, you will notice that the date of Confirmation is May 5. This was an error in typing.
First Holy Communion: Two dates have been arranged with each of the three schools. Each school has fixed a date in March and also a fall-back date in May for First Holy Communion. These dates will be communicated to the parents through the school. They also appear in our Parish Calendar. All these dates are provisional due to Covid 19.
ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm by phoning 0818 222 024.
Prayer for the Baptism of the Lord: Almighty, ever-living God, who when Christ had been baptised in the river Jordan and as the Holy Spirit descended upon him, solemnly declared him your beloved Son, grant that your children by adoption, reborn of water and the Holy Spirit, may always be well pleasing to you. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must but do not quit.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far.
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit.
It’s when things go wrong that you mustn’t quit.