The following will be remembered at this weekend’s Masses:
Mary Hyde, Camas Park; Richard & Babbie O’ Donnell, Erry; Larry & Tessie Grant, Carrow; Judy Ryan, Kilbreedy and Thurles
(Next Weekend: William O’ Dwyer, Nodstown, his son Liam & daughter Noreen Gleeson; Leonard Meskell, Ardmayle & his father Batt Meskell, Gortnaclough; Betty Maher, New Inn and Cork, also Albert & Mona Maher, Ardmayle & Alberta and Billy Taylor, Ardmayle and Thurles; Michael O’ Dwyer, Garraun
Please pray for: Sr Mary Ryan, Castlemoyle and St Leo’s Mercy Sisters, Carlow; Tom Croke, Regaile – who were interred last week.
Today is World Day of the Poor, instituted by Pope Francis during the Jubilee of Mercy. ‘I invite the Church, and all men and women of good will, to turn their gaze to all who plead for our help and solidarity. They are our brothers and sisters, created and loved by the one heavenly Father’ (from Message for World Day of the Poor, 2017).
Tue 17 Nov is the memorial of St Elizabeth of Hungary (1207-31), religious.
Sat 21 Nov is the memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary’s grace-filled life, totally given over to the Holy Spirit, is celebrated today.
Ministers for the Month of November:
Pio Delaney; Pauline Gleeson; Paddy Cullen; Seamus Murphy; Marie Ryan; Liam Ó Maoldhomhnaigh are our usual collectors for November. We invite them to help at car stewarding during this month.
Stewards: Maura Lahart; Kate Fahy; Maura O’ Brien; Pauline Toomey
Booking of Masses: anniversary Masses etc. continue to be offered as usual. Bookings may be made by contacting the sacristan or either of the priests of the parish.
Weekend Masses: Mass will be celebrated on Saturday evenings in Dualla at Denis Leamy Sports Centre at 6.30pm, and in Boherlahan church every Sunday at 11.00am. Unfortunately because of Covid-19 restrictions these Masses are not open to the public but you may come and park your car outside and hear Mass.
Emergencies: during the Covid-19 restrictions, Fr Dunne remains on-call to respond to emergencies e.g. sacrament of the sick. Please telephone him at 083-4854776.
Newsletter Notices: please forward by Wednesday evening any items for the newsletter to either of the priests or 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.
November Masses for the Dead: Every November our thoughts and prayers turn to our loved ones who have died. Our faith tells us that our prayers and Masses can help them. The November envelopes are available in the porches of the churches. We ask you to write in the names and hand them in as soon as possible. In collecting your envelope, if you know a neighbour or neighbours who would appreciate an envelope, please take one for them. Thirty masses will be offered for our family and friends who have died.
Dualla Car Park: Work has commenced on Dualla car park. This will cause some inconvenience to school personnel and those wishing to visit the church. While this work is in progress, Mass will be celebrated in the Denis Leamy Sports Centre every Saturday evening at 6.30pm. Feel welcome to come along and hear Mass in the car park there. We ask for your understanding and cooperation during this time.
Schools Collection: This Sunday is our usual date for the Schools Collection. We are blessed with very good schools and excellent teachers who have given wonderful service during the past year. We must always be going forward and improving our schools. You may hand in your envelope at any time.
Community Website: On www.boherlahandualla.ie, we have the November Bulletin from the Legion of Mary which deals with The Month of The Holy Souls. Please send any notices, reports, photos and news to email@example.com.
BE VIGILANT: as the winter nights have set in we ask all parishioners to keep a special eye out for the elderly and those who live alone. If anyone notices any suspicious activity or vehicles in the area, we ask them to contact the local Gardaí. Let us as a community care for one another.
Remembering: Everybody loves to be remembered. But if we want to be remembered we have a duty also to remember. Memory is a powerful thing. Wrongly used it can bring death rather than life. Rightly used it is a form of immortality. It keeps the past alive. Those we remember never die. They continue to walk and talk with us. Their influence is still felt among us. There is nothing stronger or more helpful than a good remembrance. Our brothers and sisters, we want you to know that we haven’t forgotten you. And your memory most definitely brings life to us today. May it also assure us in life for you, that eternal life Christ came on earth to give us.
After the resurrection Mary and the apostles met Jesus in a new way. They did not recognise him. Their eventual recognition of him was more in his gift of consoling them, in familiar gestures like the breaking of bread and explaining the Scriptures. Consider the consolation which Christ gives to his disciples, and compare how friends are accustomed to consoling friends. From their place in heaven our dead share with us something of the consoling grace of the Risen Lord Jesus. November is, in fact, a mini Easter!