We remember in prayer:
Sat 15 Jan 7.30pm Bobby & Peggy Manton, Synone
Sun 16 Jan 11.00am John O’ Connell, Ardmayle and dec. family members; Rose and J.J. McGrath, Freighduff; John & Nora Shelly,Cashel
Sat 22 Jan 7.30pm Michael O’ Dwyer, Tobberadora
Sun 23 Jan 11.00am Mary Anne & Martin Fahey & dec. family members, Gaile
Sat 15 Jan 6.30pm Jim & Peggy Sheridan, & son Kevin, Dualla; Marie Kelly, Thurles
Sun 16 Jan 9.30am Paddy & Josephine Flanagan, & daughter Patricia, Grangemore
Sun 23 Jan 9.30am Willie & Mary Gleeson, Garraun, & daughter Anne, Dualla Rd, Cashel
Please pray for: Martin Power, Dualla; Paddy Coppinger, Thurles, who died last week.
Mon 17 Jan is the memorial of St Anthony, abbot. He is regarded as the ‘Father of monasticism.’
Tue 18 Jan marks the start of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The theme for the week is ‘We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship him’ (Mt 2:2). It is above all a call to unity. The theme was elaborated by the Beruit-based Middle East Council of Churches.
Fri 21 Jan is the memorial of St Agnes, virgin and martyr.
Next Sunday (23 Jan) is the Sunday of the Word of God. The Word of God is an inexhaustible treasure for the whole People of God. We give thanks for the many Readers of the Word of God in the churches of the parish. Next Sunday also marks the beginning of Catholic Schools Week.
Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend)
Boherlahan: Roger Kennedy; Mary Ryan (N)
Dualla: Theresa Lawrence; Annette O’ Donnell
We need new volunteers in Boherlahan to help as Communion Ministers. The meeting of the new ministers has been postponed until further notice due to Covid-19.
Ministers for the Month of January:
Boherlahan (We invite those normally collectors to act as ushers in each church.)
Ushers: (Sat) Brendan Ryan; Margaret O’ Dwyer; (Sun) Willie Joe Dwyer; Tricia Donnelly; Mary Ryan (F)
Readers: Sat. eve. John Devane: Sun. Morn. Michael Taylor
Readers: Willie Fahey; Muriel Cummins
Ushers: Willie O’ Gorman; Catherine Hayes; Carmel Flanagan; Maura Lahart
Altar Society: Kate Ryan; Maura Hunt; Aileen Sheehy; Mairéad Power
Scoil San Isadóir: Enrolment for the school year 2022/2023 in Scoil San Isadóir is now open. Application forms can be downloaded and printed from our website www.boherlahanns.com or phone the school office to request a form on 0504 – 41184 or email email@example.com
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.
Covid and Safety in Church
- We ask those coming into the church to wear a face covering.
- We again encourage you to follow the direction of the stewards/ushers at each Mass.
- Please sanitize your hands entering and leaving the church and at all times respect appropriate distancing.
- The Collection Box is in the porch of the Church if you wish to make a contribution.
- 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.
- We ask everyone to use good common sense in respecting all the protocols. We thank you for your wonderful cooperation thus far.
Prayer to St Roch (Protector against infectious diseases)
O Blessed St Roch, Patron of the sick, look with mercy on those who suffer illness. Your power was so great when you were in this world, that by the sign of the Cross, many were healed of their diseases. Now that you are in heaven, your power is no less. Offer to God our intentions and tears and obtain for us the physical and spiritual health we seek. This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
St Roch: Pray for us, that we may be relieved from all diseases of body and soul.
Thanksgiving after Holy Communion
I adore you present in me, Incarnate Word, only-begotten Son and splendour of the Father, born of Mary. I thank you, sole Master and Truth, for humbling yourself in coming to me. I offer you to the Father: through you, with you, in you, may there be eternal praise, thanksgiving and supplication for peace in our world. Enlighten my mind; make me a faithful disciple of the Church; grant that I may live of faith, give me an understanding of the Scriptures. Make me your ardent apostle. Let the light of your Gospel illumine my way in the world. Amen.
A Prayer for the Synodal Pathway (as we prepare for the National Synod)
Lord of all hopefulness, as we embark on this journey together, may we listen and discern and be guided by the Holy Spirit, who constantly breathes new life into our world, our hearts, our families, homes and parishes. May renewal and reform, fresh hope and healing come for all people of God in Ireland. By virtue of our Baptism may we each play our part in transforming the Church through a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit, which is your gift and promise, upon our land. Grant us the encouragement we need to bring faith, hope and love in abundance to meet the challenges before us, and to fulfil the Church’s mission of proclaiming to the world God’s love and salvation in Jesus Christ. A Mhuire Mháthair, Mother of the Church, guard and guide us on our pilgrim way Amen.
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)
Prayer for motorists before driving
Holy Mother Mary, hear our prayer,
Keep us in your loving care,
Whatever the perils of the way,
Let us not add to them this day.
So to our caution and attention,
We add a prayer for your protection,
To beg God’s blessing on this car,
To travel safely near and far.