The following will be remembered at this weekend’s Masses:
Philip Ryan, Freighduff (Month’s Mind); William O’ Dwyer, Nodstown, his son Liam & daughter Noreen Gleeson; Leonard Meskell, Ardmayle & his father Batt Meskell, Gortnaclough; Betty Maher, New Inn and Cork, also Albert & Mona Maher, Ardmayle & Alberta and Billy Taylor, Ardmayle and Thurles; Michael O’ Dwyer, Garraun
Next Weekend: John O’ Dwyer, Freighduff; James & Mary McGrath, Freighduff; Matt & Mary Ryan, Garryard and sons John & Liam and daughter-in-law Kitty; Ann Ryan, Cooleagh
Please pray for: Rosalia Thabah, India (Mass has been offered).
Today is the solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. We pray that Jesus will always be king of our hearts and lives.
Mon 23 Nov is the memorial of St Columban (d. 615), abbot and missionary. He was a founder of important monasteries, especially Bobbio in Italy. He is remembered as one of the greatest Irish missionaries.
Tue 24 Nov is the memorial of Ss Andrew Dŭng-Lạc, priest and Companions, martyrs. They are venerated especially in Vietnam.
Ministers for the Month of November:
Pio Delaney; Pauline Gleeson; Paddy Cullen; Seamus Murphy; Marie Ryan; Liam Ó Maoldhomhnaigh are our usual collectors for November. We invite them to help at car stewarding during this month.
Stewards: Maura Lahart; Kate Fahy; Maura O’ Brien; Pauline Toomey
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.
Weekend Masses: Mass will be celebrated on Saturday evenings in Dualla at Denis Leamy Sports Centre at 6.30pm, and in Boherlahan church every Sunday at 11.00am. Unfortunately because of Covid-19 restrictions these Masses are not open to the public but you may come and park your car outside and hear Mass.
Emergencies: during the Covid-19 restrictions, Fr Dunne remains on-call to respond to emergencies e.g. sacrament of the sick. Please telephone him at 083-4854776.
Newsletter Notices: please forward by Wednesday evening any items for the newsletter to either of the priests or at the usual email address: firstname.lastname@example.org These will be included in the online newsletter which will be posted each week on www.boherlahandualla.ie during the pandemic restrictions.
November Masses for the Dead: Every November our thoughts and prayers turn to our loved ones who have died. Our faith tells us that our prayers and Masses can help them. The November envelopes are available in the porches of the churches. We ask you to write in the names and hand them in as soon as possible. In collecting your envelope, if you know a neighbour or neighbours who would appreciate an envelope, please take one for them. Thirty Masses will be offered for our family and friends who have died.
Dualla Car Park: Work has commenced on Dualla car park. This will cause some inconvenience to school personnel and those wishing to visit the church. While this work is in progress, Mass will be celebrated in the Denis Leamy Sports Centre every Saturday evening at 6.30pm. Feel welcome to come along and hear Mass in the car park there. We ask for your understanding and cooperation during this time.
Schools Collection: Sincere thanks to those who contributed to the Schools Collection taken up last weekend. We are blessed with very good schools and excellent teachers who have given wonderful service during the past difficult year. We must always be going forward and improving our schools. You may hand in your envelope at any time.
BE VIGILANT: As the winter nights have set in we ask all parishioners to keep a special eye out for the elderly and those who live alone. If anyone notices any suspicious activity or vehicles in the area, we ask them to contact the local Gardaí. Let us as a community care for one another.
Online Advent Scripture: Cashel and Emly Biblical Apostolate Resource Group are offering a series of videos to watch in your own time on the topic Resilient Faith. They are available from 23 November. A Webinar on 10 December 7.30-9pm is also offered. Cost: €20 per household. Registration: Follow the link: https://form.jotform.com/203044927209958. Queries can be directed to: email@example.com. All are welcome!
Online Advent Retreat: three sessions with Fr Billy Swan (Ferns diocese). Tue 1 to Thu 3 December 2020, 8-9pm on ZOOM. Themes are: Tuesday 1 Dec. – FAITH; Wednesday 2 Dec. – HOPE; Thursday 3 Dec. – LOVE. To take part, just email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Zoom link. All are welcome!
Community Website: On www.boherlahandualla.ie, after a change of server, the streaming of Sunday Mass from Boherlahan church is now of a higher quality and reliability. Please pass this news on to your family, friends and neighbours. If you have difficulty viewing it on the website, it may be useful to go directly to https://boherlahandualla.ie/mass instead. Please send any notices, reports, photos and news to email@example.com.
On Christ the King: ‘By his sacrifice, Jesus has opened for us the path to a profound relationship with God: in him we have become true adopted children and thus sharers in his kingship over the world. To be disciples of Jesus, then, means not letting ourselves be allured by the worldly logic of power, but bringing into the world the light of truth and God’s love’ (Pope Benedict XVI, 2012)