We remember in prayer:
Sat 23 Oct 7.30pm Bridie O’Connor, Nodstown; Philip Ryan, Freighduff
Sun 24 Oct 11.00am Joan Crosse and her parents Tommy & Julia Howard, Ardmayle East
Sat 30 Oct 7.30pm Neddy & Esther Maher, Tobberadora
Sun 31 Oct 11.00am Connie Hayes, Talbot Park
Sat 23 Oct 6.30pm Mary Moloney, Ballytarsna
Sun 31 Oct 9.30am Paddy & Maureen McCormack, Noan
Today is Mission Sunday. The theme this year is: ‘We Cannot Remain Silent-we cannot but speak about what we have seen and heard’ (Acts 4:20). Through World Mission Sunday and your generosity, Ireland helps to build other churches in poorer parts of the world and to empower local people to form and sustain communities of faith. It also supports vulnerable children through educational, medical, welfare and formation programmes. They need our help more than ever. You may hand in your Mission Sunday Collection envelope at any weekend Mass or at another time that is convenient for you. Spare envelopes are available in the porch of the church.
Thu 28 Oct is the feast of Ss Simon & Jude, apostles. St Jude is patron of hopeless causes.
Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend)
Boherlahan: Nellie Taylor; Anne Flanagan
Dualla: Theresa Lawrence; Annette O’ Donnell
The number of Communion Ministers in Boherlahan has depleted. We need new volunteers. There is a board in the porch of the church and I invite anyone who would like to help to sign their name.
Weekday and Weekend Masses:
Boherlahan 10.00am Monday to Friday; Dualla 9.30am Monday to Friday.
Weekend Masses in both churches at the usual times.
Ministers for the Month of October: (We invite those normally collectors to act as ushers)
Readers: Sat. 7.30 pm John & Deirdre Maher, Camas
Sun. 11.00 am Noel McGrath
Ushers: (Sat) Thomas Quirke; Nuala Maher; Jerry Fogarty
(Sun) Michael Tuohy; Bernadette & Noel McGrath
Readers: Peter Gleeson; Marguerite Kelly
Altar Society: Ann Leamy; Kate Fahy; Rosie Gahan; Grace Ryan
Ushers: Séamus Crosse; Robert Power; Paddy Flanagan; Willie O’ Gorman
October-Month of the Missions: We are asked to remember in our prayers this month the work of priests, religious and lay volunteers working on the Missions. Sunday 24 October is World Mission Sunday.
Diocesan Pastoral Plan: This plan was launched recently and it gives guidelines on future developments in the Diocese. We hope to call a meeting towards the end of October to discuss and plan how our parish here can play its part. We also plan to distribute some literature on the plan Seeds of Hope in the coming weeks.
October is by tradition the month of the Rosary. It is a time to reconsider the great value of praying together as a family. The Irish Bishops once wrote: ‘The family that prays together stays together.’ Rosary will be recited at Dualla Grotto on each Sunday of October at 2.00pm.
October: Safeguarding Month for the Archdiocese: An Adult Safeguarding Policy ‘Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Abuse’ has been written and implemented for all dioceses in Munster. You can find a copy of the policy at https:cashel-emly.ie/safeguarding/forms-policies.
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.
Advent Scripture Course: ‘In God we live and move and have our being.’ A Scripture Course exploring the Acts of the Apostles with Sr Therese Fitzgerald has been organized over six nights. All details are available on the notice in the porch of the church.
Community Website: Our U14 girls are All-Ireland Camogie Champions! See the photos and read all about the performances of the girls, our hurlers and track and field athletes at the All-Ireland Community Games Finals on www.boherlahandualla.ie. We also have reports and photos from Dualla-Ballytarsna-Boherlahan (DBB) AC’s recent involvement in Athletics and Cross-Country at County level. Please send any material for the website to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bishops’ Advice for Covid Safety: “We therefore ask parishes to examine carefully how the gradual easing of restrictions in their churches can be wisely managed. Consideration should be given to continuing for the time being some of the many useful practices which have been developed during the pandemic, including good ventilation of buildings and the provision of hand sanitiser. We also continue to recommend the use of face coverings in all Church buildings and ask that people be encouraged to exercise strong personal responsibility with regard to good social distancing at all church gatherings.” Everyone is urged to exercise a high degree of care – especially for the most vulnerable in our parish communities who may wish to return to Mass and the sacraments at this time. Sensible hygiene measures and the use of face coverings are among the ways in which people’s health can be protected and all can feel confident in gathering in church.
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.
Pastoral Letter on the Synodal Process: Archbishop O’ Reilly reminds us that ‘The main force underpinning this synodal process is the Holy Spirit – without the Holy Spirit there is no Synod. Pope Francis said at the launching that a synod is a journey of spiritual discernment that “takes place in adoration, in prayer and in dialogue with the Word of God. It is a grace-filled event, a process of healing guided by the Holy Spirit, or otherwise it becomes a Church convention, a study group or a political congress instead of being a grace-filled event, a process of healing guided by the Holy Spirit.”’ We pray for the success of this synodal process in our diocese and throughout the world.