We remember in prayer:
Sat 24 Apr 7.30pm: Albert & Noreen Murphy, St Joseph’s Ave, and grandson Cathal Kavanagh; Kitty Tuohy, Tubberadora
Sun 25 Apr 11.00am: Willie Joe & Bridie O’ Dwyer, Thurlesbeg; Michael Purcell, Longfield Pk
Fri 30 Apr 10.00am: Mary & David O’ Donnell, Freighduff, & dec. family members
Sun 2 May 11.00am: Kitty Ryan, Freighduff, (Month’s Mind)
Sat 24 Apr 6.30pm: Frank Mulcahy, Carrow
Sun 25 Apr 9.30am: Richard O’ Dwyer, Ballinree & grandson Dick Sullivan, Thurles; Willie & Thomas Gleeson, Gaile
Today is World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Let us keep this intention foremost in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
Thu 29 Apr is the feast of St Catherine of Siena (1347-80), virgin and doctor of the Church. She is honoured as a co-patron of Europe.
Easter Holy Water: We invite you to continue the good tradition of taking home Easter Water and sprinkling it on the houses and land. This Easter may God bless all our homes and our daily work.
Parish Masses: During the Level Five restrictions it is intended to continue parish Masses in both churches, with ‘drive in’ attendance only. Please note that all Masses in Boherlahan will be live streamed.
- Weekend Masses Boherlahan Sat 7.30pm / Sun 11.00am; Dualla Sat 6.30pm / Sun 9.30am
- Weekday Masses will be in Boherlahan: Monday to Friday at 10.00am.
Live Streaming of Masses: Each Mass from Immaculate Conception Church, Boherlahan, will be live streamed during Covid restrictions. Follow these easy steps to connect to it: 1. Start a search in Google by typing ‘churchcamlive.ie/boherlahan’; 2. Press the play button in the centre of the screen.
Third Collection: Our Third Collection will be taken up this weekend. It would be traditionally our Sacristan and Church Maintenance collection. We pray and hope that the Lord will reward you for your kindness and generosity.
First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Provisional new dates are being arranged in consultation with the schools of the parish and with the Archbishop. These provisional dates will be communicated to the families. We earnestly hope and pray that the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation will be celebrated as planned before the end of school term in June.
The School Grounds are private property and we ask that no teenagers or young people congregate in the school grounds. In Boherlahan they have just reseeded part of the grass and so it needs time to recover. We know that you will cooperate and respect this request.
Ballytarsna NS welcomes applications for enrolment for September 2021. Please contact the school at 0504-41323 or firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date for applications is the 10 May 2021.
Historical Journal: Contributors to the 2021 journal are reminded that outstanding articles are now due. If anyone has photos for inclusion, give them to any member of the committee as soon as possible. They will be much appreciated.
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.
Thought for the Day: Sometimes we talk too much to hear what God would say. Other times we’re preoccupied with activities of the day. Oh, how we need to just be quiet, and listen with our hearts to what the Holy Spirit speaks, that truth that He imparts (Connie Campbell Bratcher).
The Christian Life is kindness in the home, is honesty in business, is courtesy in society, is fairness in work; toward the unfortunate it is love; toward the weak it is help; toward the wicked it is resistance; toward the strong it is trust; toward the penitent it is mercy; toward others it is joy, and to God it is reverence.
When we hurt each other we should write it down in sand, so the winds of forgiveness can make it go away for good.
When we help each other we should chisel it in stone, so that we may never forget the love of a friend.
The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it (John Ruskin)