We remember in prayer:
Sun. 15th Jan. 10.00am. Bobby and Peggy Manton, Synone; Augusta Thabah, India.
Sun. 22nd Jan. 10.00am. Philomena (Mena) Croke, Regaile; John O’Connell, Ardmayle; Michael O’Dwyer, Tobberadora.
Sat. 14th Jan. Martin Power, Dualla; Paddy and Josephine Flanagan, Grangemore and deceased family members.
Sat. 21st Jan. William and Mary Gleeson, Garrane and their daughter Anne; Jim and Annie Gibbons, Coleraine & dec. members of the Ward family.
Pray for: Eddie Fogarty, Garrane and Lancashire, England; Noreen Fletcher, Johnstown and Limerick; Willie Cashin, Cashel; Rita O’Dwyer, Gaile, reposing at Devitts Funeral Home this Sat. eve. from 5.30pm-7.30pm. Requiem Mass on Sunday in Immaculate Conception Church, Boherlahan at 11.30am. Burial afterwards in Ardmayle cemetery.
Feast Days: Tuesday 17th Jan. is the feast of St. Anthony. He is regarded as the “Father of Monasticism”.
Saturday 21st Jan. is the feast of St. Agnes. She is the patron of gardeners and young girls.
Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend)
Boherlahan: Joan O’Dwyer.
Dualla: Billy Gleeson.
Ministers for January:
Boherlahan: Reader: Michael Taylor.
Collectors: Main Aisle: Brendan Ryan & W. Joe Dwyer; Our Lady’s: Tricia Donnelly; St. Joseph’s: Mary Ryan (F) & Mgt. O’Dwyer.
Dualla: Collectors: Carmel Flanagan, Seamus Crosse.
Reader: Con Ryan.
Altar Society: Kate Ryan, Maura Hunt, Aileen Sheehy.
Boherlahan-Dualla Healthy Club: This is a venture that brings people together to walk and talk in Boherlahan GAA grounds. It is happening every Wednesday evening for the next five weeks commencing at 7pm. each evening.
Newsletter Notices: Please forward by Wednesday evening any items for the Newsletter to Fr. Egan at the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: 18-25 January 2023. The theme for 2023 is taken from Isaiah “Do Good; Seek Justice”. Isaiah challenged God’s people in his day to learn to do good together, to seek justice together, to rescue the oppressed together, to defend the orphan and defend the widow together. The prophet’s challenge applies equally to us today. We are invited to engage together in the struggle for justice in our society. We all belong to Christ.
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.
Boherlahan-Dualla Parish Pastoral Team: The Parish Pastoral Team will meet on next Wed. eve.18th Jan. in the Parochial House at 8pm.
Appreciation and Thanks: I wish to express my sincere thanks to the people of Boherlahan-Dualla for the very pleasant farewell evening before Christmas. I thank everybody associated with organising the Mass and the reception afterwards in the Community Hall and my special thanks to those who attended. I am deeply grateful to you all, and wish you every blessing for 2023 – Fr.Tom Dunne.
Holy Spirit, refresh the face of the earth;
and refresh tired hopes, dull love, broken
trust, with gentle confidence, with new
visions of each other, with a belief in
goodness. Refresh and renew us.
Refresh our countries, with compassion in
politics, with peace based on justice,
with respect for the dignity of all,
and a genuine care for those in need,
and policies to end inequality.
Refresh families with tolerance,
Communities with openness,
Whole neighbourhoods with involvement;
Refresh our prayer with your love.
our sorrow with your forgiveness, our generosity
with your call.
Refresh us, renew us, renew the
face of the earth. Amen.