We remember in prayer


Sat 22 Aug 7.30pm Patrick O’ Dwyer, Gaile

Sat 29 Aug 7.30pm Dinny O’ Dwyer, Kilbreedy

Sun 30Aug 11.00am Bro. Patrick Ryan (Mason), Ballyroe & Nenagh

Mass has been offered for Molly Meskell, Gortnaclough


Sat 22 Aug 6.30pm Jim Lahart, Lurgoe

Sat 29 Aug 6.30pm Michael & Elizabeth Gleeson, Rathclough; Jimmy O’ Gorman, Ballinure; Eamonn Quinlan, Ballykelly

Pray for: Joan Carew, Knockavilla, who died last week. 

HOLY COMMUNION MINISTERS   (On duty next week)

BOHERLAHAN: Aidan Ó Gormáin; Mary Quinn

DUALLA: Billy Gleeson; Marion Gleeson

  (Boherlahan: a new list is available in the sacristy)

Mon 24 Aug St Bartholomew, Apostle. He is the patron of plasterers, tanners and leather workers. 

Thu 27 Aug is the memorial of St Monica (332-87), patron saint of mothers. She is credited with the conversion of her son St Augustine through her prayers. 

Fri 28 Aug is the memorial of St Augustine, bishop and doctor of the Church (354-430). His theological writings continue to have an important influence in the Church today. He is a patron of theologians.

Sat 29 Aug is the memorial of the Passion of St John the Baptist. Today marks the anniversary of the episcopal ordination of Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly. We pray for him and for his ministry in the Archdiocese. 

Note for Collectors (Boherlahan & Dualla): as there are no collections during Mass, we invite the collectors normally rostered to help as stewards/ushers.

Cemetery Week: Sincere thanks to all who attended the Cemetery Masses during last week. It was so good to see so many people coming along to remember the dead. We are fortunate and grateful for the goodwill we get from so many in the upkeep and maintenance of our two main graveyards in Ardmayle and Dualla.   

Weekend Masses

  1. We ask those coming into the church to wear a mask.
  2. We again encourage you to follow the direction of the stewards/ushers at each Mass.
  3. Please sanitize your hands entering and leaving the church and at all times respect physical distancing.
  4. The Collection Box is in the porch of the Church if you wish to make a contribution.
  5. Holy Communion will be distributed inside and outside the church after Mass has finished.
  6. At the end of each Mass, we are hoping for volunteers to help in sanitizing the pews and seats. Some cloths and sanitizing liquid are available in the church. If people brought a wipe and sanitizer with them and looked after the pew they are using this would be very helpful. 
  7. In the porches of the churches there is a copy book where we invite you to sign your name.
  8. We ask everyone to use good common sense in respecting all the protocols. We thank you for your wonderful cooperation thus far.

Church Regulations

  1. Dispensation from Sunday and Holyday obligation is extended for the time being.
  2. In arranging Anniversary Masses, Baptisms or Weddings it would be best to ring the priests or the sacristans.
  3. Baptisms and Weddings may be celebrated respecting physical distancing.                                                                                                                                                              

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: boduparish@gmail.com These will be included in the online newsletter which will be posted each week on www.boherlahandualla.ie during the pandemic restrictions. 

Schools Reopening: Scoil San Isadóir, Boherlahan will open on a staggered basis on Thursday 27 August. All the students at the school will have returned by Monday 31 August. 

Little Flower NS, Ballytarsna, will reopen also on Thursday 27 August. Dualla NS will reopen on Tuesday 1 September. We hope and pray that all our schools will have a happy, healthy and successful year.

Don’t Quit

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,

When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,

When the funds are low and the debts are high, 

And you want to smile but you have to sigh, 

When care is pressing you down a bit, 

Rest if you must but do not quit.

Success is failure turned inside out,

The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,

And you never can tell how close you are,

It may be near when it seems so far.

So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit.

It’s when things go wrong that you mustn’t quit. 

Solidarity: we know that God will ask each of us, “What did you do for your brother? (cf. Genesis 4:9-10). The globalization of indifference, which today burdens the lives of so may of our brothers and sisters requires all of us to forge a new worldwide solidarity and fraternity capable of giving them new hope and helping them to advance with courage amid the problems of our time and the new horizons which they disclose and which God places in our hands.