Parish of Boherlahan and Dualla: Newsletter 18th December 2022





We remember in prayer: 


Sun. Dec. 18th Neddy and Esther Maher, Tobberadora; Paddy and Nellie Sheehy, Tobberadora and Mary and Denis Ryan, Boherlahan village; Michael O’Dwyer, Ardmayle.

Sat. Dec. 24th Catherine Moloney, Ardmayle and Clonmel.

Sun. Dec. 25th Willie Dwyer, Ballytarsna. 


Sat. Dec.17th  Bridie Heffernan, Bown. 

Pray for: Ned Lonergan, Cashel.


Blessing the Christ Child: This beautiful Advent tradition was revived by Pope St John Paul 11. 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.

Bambinelli 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 us and our families 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. 


Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend)

Boherlahan:  Roger Kennedy.     

Dualla: Marie O’Gorman.      


Ministers for December:

Boherlahan: Reader: Corinne O’Connell.

Collectors: Main Aisle: Johnny Ryan, Marcella Ryan; Our Lady’s: Mary Maher (Clareen); St. Joseph’s: Philip Bargary.

Dualla: Collectors: Seamus Crosse and Kevin Leamy.

Reader: Noel Hayes.

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


Anam Cara Tipperary: This organization helps bereaved parents. It is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Monday 19th Dec. at 7.15pm. in the Horse & Jockey hotel.

Newsletter Notices: Please forward by Wednesday evening any items for the Newsletter to Fr. Egan at the email address:

Christmas Confessions: Confessions will be heard after Mass in both churches each weekend during December.                                                                                                

Boherlahan-Dualla Community Website at has photos from Fr. Dunne’s Farewell Function and also from Dualla Ploughing Association’s presentation of funds to Tipperary Hospice and The Order of Malta. Our appeal for contributions towards the updating of the website continues and we are very grateful to all those who have given support already. There is a “Donate” link included on the top left of the website menu. Please send any material for the website to: 

Boherlahan Community Association: The Boherlahan Community Association is seeking opinions from members of the parish about making Boherlahan a better place to live. A Community Needs Survey is available online at A paper version is also available from any member of the Association. There are also copies available in the porch of the Church. We encourage everyone to give their views by December 31st .

Ardmayle Heritage Society: The Ardmayle Heritage Society 40th Anniversary Calendar for 2023 will be on sale after Mass this Sunday.

Ninth Collection: This was traditionally the Priests’ Christmas Collection, and it was taken up last weekend. 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.

Boherlahan-Dualla End of Year Parish Report: The Annual Parish Report is being distributed at the moment. I want to thank sincerely those who helped in the preparation of the report and also those who help in its distribution.

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

Christmas Masses next weekend:

      Sat. 24th Dec (Christmas Eve): Boherlahan 5.00pm; Dualla 6.30pm

      Sun. 25th Dec (Christmas Day): Boherlahan 10.00am; Dualla 11.00am.


Unity Prayer: Jesus, this Christmas, may our feet journey together. May our hearts beat in unison. May our souls be in harmony. May our lips pray together. May we share in God’s Love, Peace and Hope. Amen.