We remember in prayer:
Sat 9 Oct 7.30pm Jenny Hyde, Camas Park
Sun 10 Oct 11.00am Tom Hennessy, London and Ardmayle (recently deceased)
Sat 16 Oct 7.30pm Johanna Croke, Regaile; Pat Ryan, Cashel & Ardmayle; Sarah Phelan, West Meadows
Sun 17 Oct 11.00am Mai & John Maher, Freighduff; Michael, Dinah & Tommy Maher, Thurlesbeg
Sat 9 Oct 6.30pm Larry & Helen Kelly, Ballypaudeen, and Alice Butler, Burncourt
Fri 15 Oct is the memorial of St Teresa of Ávila (1515-82), virgin and Doctor of the Church. A great spiritual leader, St Teresa established Carmelite convents under a reformed rule. She is honoured as the patron of Spain, and of lacemakers and headache sufferers.
Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend)
Boherlahan: Aidan Ó Gormáin; Marie Ryan
Dualla: Ann Marie O’ Keeffe; Gerard Kennedy
The number of Communion Ministers in Boherlahan has depleted. We need new volunteers. There is a board in the porch of the church and I invite anyone who would like to help to sign their name.
Ministers for the Month of October: (We invite those normally collectors to act as ushers)
Readers: Sat. 7.30 pm John & Deirdre Maher, Camas
Sun. 11.00 am Noel McGrath
Ushers: (Sat) Thomas Quirke; Nuala Maher; Jerry Fogarty
(Sun) Michael Tuohy; Bernadette & Noel McGrath
Readers: Peter Gleeson; Marguerite Kelly
Altar Society: Ann Leamy; Kate Fahy; Rosie Gahan; Grace Ryan
Ushers: Séamus Crosse; Robert Power; Paddy Flanagan; Willie O’ Gorman
Confirmation and First Holy Communion Ceremonies:
Confirmation for Dualla NS (Rang 6) took place last Friday evening. This is the final ceremony scheduled in the parish this year for the conferral of sacraments on children of our schools. We congratulate all the children on reaching a significant milestone on their journey of life. We thank the teachers and the parents for their patience, cooperation and help. Sincerest congratulations and prayerful good wishes to all involved.
Youth Retreat: Saturday 23 Oct at Glenstal Abbey. Register at email@example.com or 086-2717937.
October-Month of the Missions: We are asked to remember in our prayers this month the work of priests, religious and lay volunteers working on the Missions. Sunday 24 October is World Mission Sunday. On that day we will take up a collection for the Missions.
Diocesan Pastoral Plan: This plan was launched recently and it gives guidelines on future developments in the Diocese. We hope to call a meeting towards the end of October to discuss and plan how our parish here can play its part. We also plan to distribute some literature on the plan Seeds of Hope in the coming weeks.
Boherlahan/Dualla Historical Journal 2021: This year’s issue contains many photographs, images of memorabilia and maps. It has nineteen articles and 244 pages. In Cashel it is available at the following outlets: Hall’s Daybreak, Friar St., O’ Dwyer Butchers, Friar St., Ely’s Centra, The Green and Texaco Filling Station, Dublin Rd. It is available in Thurles at Bookworm, 1 Parnell St.
Community Website: www.boherlahandualla.ie has a photo of the presentation of a very generous cheque from Dualla Ploughing Association’s Threshing Day and Auction to the South Tipperary Hospice. Please send any material for the community website to firstname.lastname@example.org.
October is by tradition the month of the Rosary. It is a time to reconsider the great value of praying together as a family. The Irish Bishops once wrote: ‘The family that prays together stays together.’ Rosary will be recited at Dualla Grotto on each Sunday of October at 2.00pm. On this Sunday 10 Oct, Coastal Rosary Sunday, it will be recited in union with groups gathered in coastal areas of Ireland with the prayer intention Life and Faith.
October: Safeguarding Month for the Archdiocese: With the good news that our churches are open, safeguarding checks continue to take place to ensure and maintain a safe environment. In the next few weeks the 2021 Audit will be sent out to the parish and the Parish Safeguarding Reps for completion and return.
Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. (St Alphonsus de Liguori)
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.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours,
No hands but yours, no feet but yours,
Yours are the eyes through which
Christ’s compassion is to look out to the world.
Yours are the feet by which he is to go about doing good.
And yours are the hands by which he is to bless us now.
(St Teresa of Ávila)