We remember in prayer:
Sat 10 Jul 7.30pm Sarah Ryan, Kilbreedy
Sun 11 Jul 11.00am John & Margaret Hayes & son Johnny, Kilbreedy; John Maher, Nodstown, & his parents Jackie & Mem
Fri 16 Jul 10.00am Samuel Khongtiang, India
Sat 17 Jul 7.30pm Fr Martin Ryan & his parents James and Josephine Ryan, Castlemoyle
Sat 10 Jul 6.30pm Rita Walsh, Ballinree (Month’s Mind); John & Mai O’ Meara, Ballytarsna
Sun 11 Jul 9.30am Paddy & Gertie Wardick, Garranmore
Sat 17 Jul 6.30pm Mary Woods, Ballytarsna
Sun 18 Jul 9.30am Mikie McGrath, Newpark
Thu 15 Jul is the feast of St Bonaventure (1221-74), bishop and doctor of the Church.
Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend)
Boherlahan: Ann Marie O’ Keeffe; Ger Kennedy
Dualla: Roger Kennedy; Mary Ryan (N.)
Ministers for the Month of July:
We invite the Collectors and Readers to act as Stewards. Saturday: Kieran Maher; Philly Ryan; John Maher; Paddy Stapleton. Sunday: Bernie Fitzgerald; Anne Connolly; Tim Joe McGrath; Brendan Ryan
Stewards: (Sat 6:30 pm) Ann Leamy; Maura Hunt; (Sun 9:30 am) Peggy Flanagan; Majella Crosse
Altar Society: Kate Ryan; Maura Hunt; Mairéad Power; Aileen Sheehy
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.
Fifth Collection: this collection was taken up recently. Traditionally this would be the Priests Summer Collection. It is one of the four collections that are paid into the Common Fund from which the salaries of priests are paid. If you were away or missed out, you may hand in your envelope at any time.
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.
Reception of the Sacraments: It is with regret, disappointment and frustration that we have to announce that the celebration of the sacraments of Confirmation, First Holy Communion and Baptism have been postponed until further notice. We share with you the earnest hope that we will be able to hold these celebrations as soon as possible. We will report to you any further developments as soon as we are notified.
Receiving Holy Communion: We will distribute Holy Communion after each Mass. We will conclude Mass, give the final blessing and those not receiving Communion may leave starting from the back of the church. Then those who are receiving may come forward in single file and keeping physical distance. Communion will be received in the hand. The celebrant and minister of the Eucharist will wear a face shield. They will then go out to those in the car parks. Please make yourself known to the approaching minister if you intend to receive at your car.
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.
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.
Strengthen Hope in Us
We beg you, God of grace and eternal life,
increase and strengthen hope in us.
Grant us this virtue of the strong,
this strength of the confident,
this courage of the unshakable.
Then we can boldly grasp, again and again,
the challenges in our lives.
Then we will be filled with cheerful confidence
that we do not work in vain.
Then we can do our work and know that you
– without us and where our strength may fail –
still work your glory and our salvation,
according to your good purpose.
Strengthen in us your hope. Amen.
(Karl Rahner, SJ)