We remember in prayer:


17th December, 10.00am. John and Margaret Hayes and their son Johnny Hayes, Kilbreedy; Michael O’Dwyer, Ardmayle.

22nd December, 10.00am. Deceased members of the Ryan family, Rathclough.

24th December, 10.00am. Catherine Moloney, Ardmayle and Clonmel; Pat and Margaret Maher, Thurlesbeg.

25th December, 10.00am. Willie Dwyer, Ballytarsna.


23rd December, 6.30pm. Ann Flanagan, Erry (Month’s Mind) and deceased family members.


Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend)

Dualla: Annette O’Donnell (Sat. 23rd); Kathleen O’Donnell (Sun. 24th).  

Boherlahan: Aodhán Ó Gormáin (Sun. 24th): Ann Ryan (Mon. 25th).


Ministers for the Month of December:


Collectors: Main Aisle: Austin Maher & Marcella Ryan; Our Lady’s: Margaret Kennedy, Camas; St. Joseph’s: Philip Bargary.

Readers: Corinne O’Connell & Mary O’Donnell, West Meadows.


Collectors: Con Ryan & Jimmy Cummins. 

Readers: Marie Gleeson & Noel Hayes.

Altar Society: Eleanor Dwyer, Nora Moloughney, Breda Ryan, Anne Ryan.


Blessing of the Crib: This beautiful Advent tradition was revived by Pope St. John Paul II. We invite you to share in the spirit of that tradition in your own home by gathering the family around the Crib and praying the following blessing: “We ask God to bless our Baby Jesus figure.+ May the protection of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph protect us all. Let this Crib in our home remind us that Jesus was born in a stable at Bethlehem. May Jesus bless all our families this year with joy and peace. When we pray at our family Crib this Christmas may we be thankful for the gift of each other. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.”

Christmas Church Decorations: Sincere thanks to all involved in the erection of the Cribs in both churches and also to the Altar Societies who do wonderful work right through the year. Your work gives glory and praise to God and helps us all to enter into the true spirit of Christmas.

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

Christmas Carol Service: Immaculate Conception Church, Boherlahan, Wednesday 20th December at 7pm. Please come along and enjoy a night of praise, thanks and joy. 

Christmas Masses next weekend: 

Saturday 23rd December, Dualla 6.30pm.

Sunday, 24th December, Boherlahan 10.00am.

Sunday, 24th December, Dualla 6.30pm.

Monday, 25th December (Christmas Day), Boherlahan 10.00am. 

Ninth Collection: This collection was taken up last weekend. It was traditionally the Priest’s Christmas Collection. If you were away or missed out you may hand in your contribution at any time. I am so grateful and thankful to those who support our parish collections.   

Confessions for Christmas: Confession will be available after the Masses this weekend .

Boherlahan-Dualla Annual Christmas Party is on this Sunday 17th in Boherlahan Hall. Mass will be celebrated at 12 o’clock. This will be followed by dinner and entertainment. Sincere thanks to all involved in the planning of this wonderful event.

Boherlahan-Dualla End of Year Parish Report: The Annual Parish Report and Calendar are ready for distribution. We do need volunteers to help in the distribution of the Report. The envelopes are available in the sacristy and we would be very grateful if you called in after Mass. I want to thank all those who helped in the preparation of the Report and those who help in its distribution.


Christmas Hope.


We turn to you God of Hope at this time.

You never stop believing in us.

Help us to always believe in you.

Awaken in me a keener awareness of your life within my being.

Help me to see you in the everyday things around me.

May we know that you are always present offering assurance that you care for all of us.

Show us Lord how you are dwelling often in the unlikely places in our lives.

Inspire us to always find something to believe in and hold on to.

We thank you for your countless blessings.

Build up our hope during this season of Christmas and help us to share it with all those we meet.

God of Hope guide all our steps.