We remember in prayer


Sat 22 May 7.30pm Daniel & Margaret O’ Brien, Bawnmore, and their daughter Mary Blake

Sun 23 May 11.00am John, Bridget, Thomas, Denis, P.J., and Peter O’ Donnell, Bawnmore

Sat 29 May 7.30pm Stephen & Eileen Maher, Thurlesbeg

Sun 30 May 11.00am Mary & Lawrence Devane, Lower Nodstown


Sat 22 May 6.30pm Frank La Flamme, Garryard, and his mother Kathleen

Sun 30 May 9.30am John Walsh, Ballinree

Pray for: Albert Murphy & Linda Rae, St Joseph’s Ave., Boherlahan, & Scotland, who were interred last week. 

Today is the solemnity of Pentecost. The fifty days of Easter conclude today with the celebration of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. 

Mon 24 May is the memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church. It is also World Day of prayer for the Church in China.

Wed 26 May is the memorial of St Philip Neri (1515-95), founder of the Congregation of the Oratory. 

Céad Míle Fáilte: We welcome you back to Mass this weekend. We are so grateful for your loyalty, your generosity and your goodness. It will be a bit different from what we were used to. The following are some of the new arrangements that we are asked to respect:

(a) The total number allowed in each church is 50.

(b) We ask you to wear a face covering inside the church, and to respect physical distancing in the church and its environs.

(c) We ask you to sanitize your hands as you enter and leave the church.

(d) We again encourage you to follow the direction of the stewards/ushers at each Mass.

(e) 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. 

(f) We remind people of mature age of the option to drive their car into Bianconi Park in Boherlahan, or to either side of the church in Dualla. 

(g) We hope to have one Holy Communion Minister with the priest at each Mass.

(h) A collection box will be in the porch of the Church for collections and contributions during each Mass.

(i) We will not be availing of altar servers until a later date. 

(j) Missalettes cannot be used at present due to Government safety guidelines. 

(k) We ask everybody to use common sense and please God everything will work out well. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: In Boherlahan the Adoration will be in the main Church on Mondays 10.30-11.30 am and 2.00-3.00pm.

Receiving Holy Communion: We will distribute Holy Communion after each Mass. We will conclude Mass, give the final blessing and those not receiving Communion may leave starting from the back of the church. Then those who are receiving may come forward in single file and keeping physical distance. Communion will be received in the hand. The celebrant and minister of the Eucharist will wear a face covering. 

Stewards/Ushers for the Month of May: As Readers and Collectors cannot serve in these roles at present, we would appreciate their involvement as stewards. For the remainder of the month of May: 

Boherlahan: Sat 7.30pm Teresa Uí Dhuibhir; TJ O’ Dwyer; Betty Stapleton; Michael Murphy, Talbot Pk.
11.00am Sunday: Foley family, Ardmayle; Jim Meskell; Tricia Donnelly; Austin Maher

Dualla: (Sat. 6:30 pm) Catherine Hayes; Kate Fahey; (Sun 9:30 am) Maura Lahart; Eileen Falvey

Holy Communion Ministers (next weekend) 

Boherlahan: Nellie Taylor (Sat); Aidan Ó Gormáin (Sun)

Dualla: Anne Marie O’ Keeffe (Sat); Marie O’ Gorman (Sun)

We fully understand if some ministers may be uneasy or uncomfortable in resuming their service as Stewards or Communion Ministers. The health and wellbeing of our people will always be first priority. If for some reason you are unable to attend, that will be understood by all. If this situation arises at Mass, the help of others present in the church would be most appreciated. 

Fourth Collection: This will be taken up next weekend. It would traditionally be for Education of Priests. All collections help to meet our diocesan targets. Your support is greatly appreciated. 

Weekday and Weekend Masses: Masses in Boherlahan at 10.00am Mon to Fri; Dualla Mon to Fri 9.30am. Weekend Masses in both churches at the usual times. 

Booking of Masses: Anniversary Masses etc. continue to be offered in both churches as usual. Bookings may be made by contacting the sacristan or either of the priests of the parish. 

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. 

A Prayer for Pentecost: 

Creator God,
Fill us with your creative Spirit
that we may learn to contemplate
with wonder and gratitude
the world in which we live and on which we depend.
Let it speak to us of you and the movement of your Spirit
through which you renew the face of the earth
everyday.  AMEN

Real Success ( a thought for the day): 

It’s not just a question of conquering a summit previously unknown, but of tracing, step by step, a new pathway to it. (Gustav Mahler)