We remember in prayer:
Sat 14 Aug 7.30pm Patrick O’ Dwyer, Gaile
Sun 15 Aug 11.00am Sr Paula Buckley, Camas
Mon 16 Aug 10.00am Dick Delaney, Ardmayle & deceased members of the Delaney family
Sat 14 Aug 6.30pm Dec. members of Dualla Altar Society
Sat 21 Aug 6.30pm Richie & Babbie O’ Donnell, Erry; Jim Lahart, Lurgoe
Pray for: Maureen Ryan, Garranmore, who died last week.
Today 15 Aug is the solemnity of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Tue 17 Aug is the memorial of Our Lady of Knock.
Fri 20 Aug is the memorial of St Bernard (1090-1153), abbot and doctor of the Church.
Sat 21 Aug is the memorial of St Pius X (1835-1914), pope.
Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend)
Boherlahan: Anne Flanagan; Roger Kennedy
Dualla: Mona Heffernan; Theresa Lawrence
Ministers for the Month of August: (We invite those normally collectors to act as stewards)
Readers: (Sat. 7.30 pm) Eibhlis Maher; (Sun. 11.00 am) Willie Joe Dwyer
Stewards: Sat. eve. Phil Coman; Josie O’ Brien; Sun. Morn. Johnny Ferncombe; Pat & Joan Maher, Longfield
Readers: (Sat. 6:30 pm) Cecile Mulcahy; (Sun 9:30 am) Enda Howley
Altar Society: Kitty McGrath; Majella Crosse
Stewards: (Sat. 6:30 pm) Tom Clarke; Kevin Leamy; (Sun 9:30 am) Peter Gleeson; Michael O’ Dwyer
Breda Ryan; Celine Mulcahy
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.
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.
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.
Cemetery Masses: Due to the Covid pandemic all Cemetery Masses outdoors are prohibited at this time. Instead we have decided to name next weekend August 21/22 as Cemetery Weekend. The Masses in Immaculate Conception Church, Boherlahan, on that weekend will be offered for all our dead from the parish and for all who are interred in the parish.
Season of Creation: 2021 marks the 6th anniversary of Pope Francis` encyclical on the environment entitled Laudato Sì: On Care for our Common Home. To help us reflect on some of the themes of the encyclical a ‘Season of Creation’ has been designated from 1 September to 4 October. It is an opportunity to give thanks to God for the gift of creation, to explore and study the rich content of Laudato Sì and look at how we can help in caring for our common home. The Archbishop is planning to set up Resource Group in the Diocese to help in guiding and implementing this work. If anyone is interested in being part of this group please let either of the priests know.
Pastoral Plan for the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly: in the course of the last few years we had a Listening Process in each parish in the diocese. All of that material has been collated into a diocesan pastoral plan, with the title Seeds of Hope. It will be launched on 12 September, feast of St Ailbe, at Holycross Abbey. We will keep you posted on any further developments.
The Youth 2000 Summer Festival this year will take place both ONLINE and IN PERSON! For all information and to register please visit www.youth2000.ie
CANA WELCOME is a programme that gives couples the opportunity to strengthen their relationship and to grow as a couple. The programme consists of 9 monthly meetings. The first CANA WELCOME for this area will commence Saturday 18 September in Knockainey Community Centre, Co. Limerick. The cost of the materials is €20 per couple. Places are limited. For information or registration, please contact Shane 086 3032852 or Olga 086 3192679.
Pope St Paul VI reflects on the celebration of Mary’s Assumption: ‘The Assumption of Mary honours the fullness of blessedness that was her destiny, the glorification of her immaculate soul and virginal body that completely conformed her to the risen Christ. This is a celebration that offers to the Church and to all humanity an exemplar and a consoling message, teaching us the fulfilment of our highest hopes. Their own future glorification is happily in store for all those whom Christ has made his own brothers and sisters by taking on their flesh and blood’ (Marialis Cultus)
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)