We remember in prayer


Sat 16 Oct 7.30pm Johanna Croke, Regaile; Pat Ryan, Cashel & Ardmayle; Sarah Phelan, West Meadows 

Sun 17 Oct 11.00am Mai & John Maher, Freighduff; Michael, Dinah & Tommy Maher, Thurlesbeg

Wed 20 Oct 10.00am Nell and Patrick Tynan, St Joseph’s Ave.                              

Sat 23 Oct 7.30pm Bridie O’Connor, Nodstown; Philip Ryan, Freighduff          

Sun 24 Oct 11.00am Joan Crosse and her parents Tommy & Julia Howard, Ardmayle East


Sat 23 Oct 6.30pm Mary Moloney, Ballytarsna

Pray for: Ann Murphy, Ardmayle Rd and Cashel

Mon 18 October is the feast of St Luke, evangelist. He is traditionally regarded as the author of the third Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. 

Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend) 

Boherlahan:   Katie O’ Dwyer; Mary Coman

Dualla: Mona Heffernan; Marie O’ Gorman

The number of Communion Ministers in Boherlahan has depleted. We need new volunteers. There is a board in the porch of the church and I invite anyone who would like to help to sign their name.

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. 

This week in Boherlahan morning Mass will be celebrated on Monday and Wednesday mornings only.

Ministers for the Month of October: (We invite those normally collectors to act as ushers)


Readers: Sat.  7.30 pm John & Deirdre Maher, Camas

                Sun. 11.00 am Noel McGrath

Ushers: (Sat) Thomas Quirke; Nuala Maher; Jerry Fogarty

(Sun) Michael Tuohy; Bernadette & Noel McGrath


Readers: Peter Gleeson; Marguerite Kelly

Altar Society: Ann Leamy; Kate Fahy; Rosie Gahan; Grace Ryan

Ushers: Séamus Crosse; Robert Power; Paddy Flanagan; Willie O’ Gorman

Youth Retreat:  Saturday 23 Oct at Glenstal Abbey. Register at luke@glenstal.com or 086-2717937.

October-Month of the Missions: We are asked to remember in our prayers this month the work of priests, religious and lay volunteers working on the Missions. Sunday 24 October is World Mission Sunday. On that day we will take up a collection for the Missions. You may hand in your envelope at any time. Some spare envelopes are available in the porch of the church.

Diocesan Pastoral Plan: This plan was launched recently and it gives guidelines on future developments in the Diocese. We hope to call a meeting towards the end of October to discuss and plan how our parish here can play its part.  We also plan to distribute some literature on the plan Seeds of Hope in the coming weeks.

Boherlahan/Dualla Historical Journal 2021: This year’s issue contains many photographs, images of memorabilia and maps. It has nineteen articles and 244 pages. In Cashel it is available at the following outlets: Hall’s Daybreak, Friar St., O’ Dwyer Butchers, Friar St., Ely’s Centra, The Green and Texaco Filling Station, Dublin Rd.  It is available in Thurles at Bookworm, 1 Parnell St. 

October is by tradition the month of the Rosary. It is a time to reconsider the great value of praying together as a family. The Irish Bishops once wrote: ‘The family that prays together stays together.’ Rosary will be recited at Dualla Grotto on each Sunday of October at 2.00pm

October: Safeguarding Month for the Archdiocese: SAFEGUARDING IS EVERYBODY`S RFSPONSIBILITY. To safeguard those most vulnerable, we all have a part to play. If we have a concern for the safety/wellbeing of anybody, we must report this to the appropriate authority, whether that be Gardaí, Tusla, HSE, GP, or Church Authority. The Director of Safeguarding and Diocesan Designated Liaison person are available to you not only for church related concerns, but can offer you advice on how to report any concerns in the wider context. Please feel free to contact Cleo Yates at safeguarding@cashel-emly.ie or on mobile 087 3553024.

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 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. 

Archbishop’s Letter: During the past week Archbishop O’ Reilly wrote a brief letter to the people of Cashel and Emly to introduce current developments in the Synodal Process.  The hope is to continue in each diocese of the world the process launched in Rome last week by Pope Francis: building a Church of closeness, compassion and tenderness. The Archbishop goes on to say: ‘The main force underpinning this synodal process is the Holy Spirit – without the Holy Spirit there is no Synod. Our prayer today and the prayer of the Church this Sunday and for the journey ahead is Come Holy Spirit. Pope Francis said at the launching that a synod is a journey of spiritual discernment that “takes place in adoration, in prayer and in dialogue with the Word of God. It is a grace-filled event, a process of healing guided by the Holy Spirit, or otherwise it becomes a Church convention, a study group or a political congress instead of being a grace-filled event, a process of healing guided by the Holy Spirit.”’ We pray for the success of this synodal process in our diocese and throughout the world. 

Missionary Aspirations: the true missionary always seeks to live a life

  • Of service not domination
  • Of understanding not condemnation
  • Of moral strength not self-righteousness
  • Of peace not confusion