We remember in prayer:


14th January, 10.00am. Bobby and Peggy Manton, Synone; Mary Maher, Clareen and her brother Timmy O’Keeffe; Patrick and Rita O’Dwyer, Gaile; Hannah Barry, Ardmayle and deceased members of the Barry family.

21st January, 10.00am. Daniel and Philomena (Mena) Croke, Regaile.


13th January, 6.30pm. Martin Power, Dualla.

20th January, 6.30pm. Willie and Mary Gleeson and their daughter Ann, Garrane;

Jim and Annie Gibbons and deceased members of the Barry family, Coleraine.


Rec. Deceased: Martin O’Connor, Ballysheehan and Cashel; Tom Gleeson, Ballykelly and Cashel.


Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend)

Dualla: Marie O’Gorman.                         Boherlahan: Mary Ryan (N). 


Ministers for the Month of January:


Collectors: Main Aisle: Brendan Ryan & W.J. Dwyer; Our Lady’s: Tricia Donnelly; St. Joseph’s: Mgt. O’Dwyer & Mary Ryan (F).

Reader: Michael Taylor.


Collectors: Ann Leamy & Maura Hunt.     

Readers: Con Ryan & Ann Coffey.

Altar Society: Kate Ryan, Maura Hunt, Aileen Sheehy.


Feast Days: 

Monday, 15th January, St. Ita. She founded a monastery in Killeedy, Co. Limerick in the 6th century.

Tuesday 16th January, St. Fursa. Born in Ireland, he became one of the great monastic missionaries who travelled Europe (7th century).

Wednesday 17th January, St. Anthony (4th century). Father of Monasticism.


Parish Planning:

  1. Weekday Masses in the parish are now at 10.00am. Mon., Tues., and Wed. in Boherlahan; Thurs. and Fri. in Dualla. 
  2. In making contributions to the parish by cheque, always pay “Boherlahan-Dualla Parish”.

Newsletter Notices: Please forward by Wednesday evening any items for the Newsletter to frjoeegan@gmail.com.

Boherlahan-Dualla End of Year Parish Report: The annual Parish Report was distributed recently. In the report you will find the Parish Calendar, the End of Year Letter, the Annual Financial Statement and a packet of envelopes for each week or a single envelope incorporating all collections. I express my sincere and heartfelt thanks for your support, your friendship and your loyalty. If you are new to the parish and would like to receive a copy of the Parish Report, please let us know and we will send it to you.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: January 18th marks the start of the week of prayer for Christian Unity. The theme for the week is taken from the Gospel of St. Luke: “You shall love the Lord your God…and your neighbour as yourself”. This week reminds Christians worldwide about the importance of praying for the fruits of closer communion with our brothers and sisters in Christ and greater solidarity with the whole of creation.

First Holy Communion Dates:

Saturday, 4th May, Dualla N.S.

Saturday, 11th May, Little Flower N.S., Ballytarsna.

Saturday, 18th May, Scoil San Isadóir, Boherlahan.


God’s ongoing call.                                                                                           

God is not afraid of new things.

That is why he is continually surprising us,

opening our hearts, minds and souls,

guiding us in unexpected ways. (Pope Francis)


So let us enter the New Year with an abundance of hope because he will walk every step of the journey with us.


My New Year Prayer.                                                   

May there be peace and joy within us this day. May we trust God that we are exactly where we are meant to be. May we not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May we use the gifts that we have received and pass on the love that has been given to us. May we be content and happy knowing that we are children of God. May his presence settle into our bones and allow our souls the freedom to sing, dance and rejoice. All of this is there for each one of us as we begin another year. Together let us step out into our world hand in hand with God our Father, with Jesus our brother and with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Amen.