We remember in prayer:
Sat 19 Feb 7.30pm Jimmy Hickey, Kilbreedy; Pat Donnelly, Nodstown
Sun 20 Feb 11.00am Sarah Meskell, Ardmayle West & parents Jimmy & Nellie Ryan (Mason), Ballyroe
Sat 26 Feb 7.30pm Albert (Albie) Murphy & Linda Rae, St Josephs Ave. & Scotland
Sun 27 Feb 11.00am Oliver Trainor, Ardmayle; Kieran & Margaret Moloney, Labasheeda, Co. Clare
Sat 19 Feb 6.30pm Martin Power, Dualla (Month’s Mind); Philip & Mary O’ Dwyer, Garraun
Sat 26 Feb 6.30pm Philip Thornton, Ballyheens & dec. family members; Pat Spillane, Dualla; Billy & Mary Patterson, Gaile
Please pray for: Paddy & Statia O’ Donnell, Gortmakellis; Johnny Bennett, Ballinree & dec family members (Mass offered); Mary Flynn, New Inn, who died last week.
Tue 22 Feb is the feast of The Chair of St Peter, apostle. This feast celebrates Peter as bishop of Rome and as the focus of unity in the communion of one faith.
Wed 23 Feb is the memorial of St Polycarp (c.69-155) of Smyrna, bishop and martyr.
Fri 25 Feb is the worldwide day of prayer for survivors and victims of sexual abuse
Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend)
Boherlahan: Mary Ryan (N.); Roger Kennedy
Dualla: Marie O’ Gorman; Mona Heffernan
We hope to hold a brief meeting with the Boherlahan Holy Communion Ministers, existing and new, after the 11.00am Mass on Sun 27 Feb in Boherlahan church. We are still looking for new volunteers.
Ministers for the Month of February:
Boherlahan (We invite those normally collectors to act as ushers in each church.)
Ushers: (Sat) P.J. Stapleton; Margaret Wallace; Thomas Wallace; (Sun) Denis O’ Dwyer; Olive O’ Dwyer
Readers: Sat. eve. Eibhlis Maher, Freighduff: Sun. Morn. Aidan & Noirín Ó Gormáin
Ushers: Connie Mulcahy; Andrew Kennedy; Con Ryan
Readers: Celine Mulcahy; Anne Coffey
Altar Society: Kitty McGrath; Majella Crosse; Hannah Kennedy
Lent 2022: Lent commences on Wednesday week (3 Mar). Lent challenges me in three ways: Personal. How am I living the Christian life? Am I serious about avoiding sin and practising virtue? Communal: How do I treat my family, the people I live with, work with, neighbours? Universal: Do I reach out to the poor and those on the margins of society? Taking home a Trócaire Box and contributing to the poor of our world would be one way. The Trócaire boxes are available on the seats in the back of the church. It would be very helpful if you take a box for neighbours or those who are housebound.
Parish Pastoral Leadership Team: A brief meeting will be held at the Parochial House on Thursday 24 Feb at 8.00pm. The document that emerged from the Listening Exercise in the diocese called ‘Seeds of Hope’ is now available. This outlines a Pastoral Plan for the Diocese into the future. We hope to distribute this booklet to every home in the parish this Lent.
Covid and Safety in Church
Archbishop O’ Reilly SMA has written to parishes in the past week (see letter on the notice board) with updated advice. Here are some of the important current guidelines for our parish:
- 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.
- Please continue to receive Holy Communion in the hand.
- Current guidelines for choirs and singers remain in place.
- The Collection Box is in the porch of the Church if you wish to make a contribution.
- Social distancing is no longer required within church buildings.
- We ask everyone to use good common sense in respecting all the protocols. We thank you for your wonderful cooperation thus far.
Exploring Priesthood with Seminarians and Priests: Tuesday 1 Mar @ 8pm there will be an opportunity for any young men to join on Zoom to find out more about priesthood and to hear directly from two young men who are currently studying for the priesthood at Maynooth. The event is being run by the National Vocations Office. Further information and registration may be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org OR visit vocations.ie/zoom OR contact Cashel & Emly vocations team at email@example.com
Annual Parish Calendar: There are a number of spare calendars available in the porch of the church. Please feel free to take one.
Lost Property: A watch was found in Dualla recently. Further enquiries can be made at the sacristy in Dualla.
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.
Little Flower NS, Ballytarsna : Enrolment for the school year 2022/2023 in Little Flower NS is now open. Please phone the school office to request an application form on 0504 – 41323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing dates for applications is 21March.
Holy Land Trip: Follow the personal journey of Jesus from Galilee to Jerusalem 23 May-2 June 2022. Group Leader, Mícheál de Barra and Spiritual Director, Fr John Newman (scripture scholar). In association with Premier Travel, Cork. Contact Mícheál at 086-8337681 or email email@example.com.
Anam Cara Tipperary: monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Monday 21 February at 7:20pm in the Horse and Jockey Hotel. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents.