We remember in prayer:
Sun. 12th Feb. 10.00am. Sonny (Martin) Maher, Gaile; Rita O’Dwyer, Gaile (Month’s Mind); Mary Maher, Clareen (Month’s Mind).
Sun. 19th Feb. 10.00am. Sarah Meskell, Ardmayle & her parents Jimmy & Nellie Ryan (Mason), Ballyroe; Pat Donnelly, Nodstown; P.J.O’Connell, Kilbreedy, Cashel.
Sat. 11th Feb. 6.30pm. Ned O’Dwyer, The Shop, Ballytarsna; Noreen Fletcher, Glashare, Kilkenny.
Sat. 18th Feb. 6.30pm. James Hickey, Kilbreedy & deceased family members; Martin Grant, Dualla and England.
Tuesday 14th February is the feast of Sts. Cyril and Methodius, patrons of Europe.
Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend)
Boherlahan: Bernadette McGrath
Dualla: Mona Heffernan.
Boherlahan Lectors for 2023: A list of the Readers for this year with contact numbers is available in the sacristy. Sincere thanks to Mary O’Donnell and Anne Flanagan who organise the rotas for Readers and Eucharistic Ministers.
Newsletter Notices: Please forward by Wednesday evening any items for the Newsletter to Fr. Egan at the email address: email@example.com.
Sacrament of Confirmation: Thursday 11th May is the date of Confirmation in the parish this year. We will probably have two ceremonies. We are asking people of the parish to pray for the young people receiving the Sacrament. If you would like to be a Faith Friend and pray for one of those young people please sign the Faith Friends Form in the porch of the church.
Cashel & Emly Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: 17- 22 June 2023 (5 nights). Booking: Joe Walsh Tours at 89 Harcourt St., Dublin 2. Telephone: 01- 2410800. There will not be a special assisted section with medical and care staff this year. Hopefully this will resume in 2024.
New Parish Cluster Arrangements: As you are aware we are now in a cluster of parishes. Archbishop Kieran has asked us to have all arrangements in place for the first Sunday of Lent (25th & 26th Feb.). The following are the Mass times in the three parishes. Clonoulty-Rossmore Parish: Rossmore 7.30pm. Sat. Clonoulty 10.00 am. Sun. Holycross-Ballycahill Parish: Ballycahill 7.30pm. Sat. Holycross 11.00am. Sun. Upperchurch-Drombane Parish: Drombane 6.30pm. Sat. Upperchurch 11.00am. Sun. This is to facilitate priest cover in the case of the absence of a priest through sickness or otherwise. The priests within our cluster will be circulating to each parish on a periodic basis. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Above all let us all pray that the Spirit will direct us into the future.
First Collection: Our First Collection for 2023 will be taken up next weekend. This year the nine collections will hopefully meet the Diocesan targets requested. The First Collection (Green) would traditionally be for Peter’s Pence. This Collection enables Pope Francis to help the poorer and most vulnerable people in our world. Again I want to say a very sincere thanks to all of you who have been so loyal in supporting the Parish and the Church. Your goodness and generosity inspire me.
Boherlahan Community Association: Car Park Construction in Boherlahan Village: Construction work began last week on the development of a car park area in Boherlahan Village. This community car park will provide 17 new parking spaces, including disability parking adjacent to the entrance to the Parochial House. The initial construction period is likely to be six weeks. This community development is being undertaken with support from both I.I.P. and Leader programmes. We are also grateful for the support of the Department of Justice and South Tipperary Development Company respectively.
World Youth Day: World Youth Day takes place in Lisbon this year from August 1st to August 6th. If you are interested in finding out more about it, please contact Fr. Dominic Meehan 085-1111320 /firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sunday February 26th a Celebration of Life Service will take place at the Augustinian Abbey, Fethard at 12 noon. It is a community gesture of solidarity with all who have been touched or affected directly or indirectly by suicide. All are welcome.
World Day of Prayer for the Sick. (11th February).
Hear our prayer O God and heal the many illnesses that afflict us in body, mind and soul. Bring comfort to those who suffer. Bring consolation to those who despair. Bring strength to those of us who walk with the sick. Bring hope to all for whom the path of healing is long. Let us never forget your special care for the sick, that they may also know that they are precious and loved. Amen.
May the God of Peace be with you, taking away your fears and doubts, and may the mantle of your Peace cover those who are troubled and anxious. May the blessing of Peace be upon you. Amen.