Parish of Boherlahan and Dualla: Newsletter 25th December 2022



We remember in prayer: 


Sat. 24th Dec. 5pm. Catherine Moloney, Ardmayle and Clonmel.

Sun. 25th Dec. 10.00am. Willie Dwyer, Ballytarsna. 


Sat. 24th Dec. 6.30pm. Deceased members of the Ryan family, Rathclough.

Sat. 31st Dec. Josephine Long (nee O’Dwyer), Ballinure.


Pray for: Ned Lonergan, Cashel; Mary Henry, Edgewordstown, Co. Longford; Veronica Angione, (nee Flanagan) formerly Grangemore. Mass in Dualla Church on Tuesday 27th December at 11.30am. followed by burial of ashes in adjoining cemetery.


Mon. 26th Dec. Feast of St. Stephen, First Martyr.

Tues. 27th Dec. Feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist.

Wed. 28th Dec. Feast of The Holy Innocents, Martyrs.

Thurs. 29th Dec. Feast of  St. Thomas Becket, Bishop and Martyr.

Friday 30th Dec. Feast of The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.


Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend)

Boherlahan:  Mary Ryan (N).     

Dualla: Anne Marie O’Keeffe.        


Ministers for January:

Boherlahan: Reader: Michael Taylor.

Collectors: Main Aisle: Brendan Ryan & W. Joe Dwyer; Our Lady’s: Tricia Donnelly; St. Joseph’s: Mary Ryan (F) & Mgt. O’Dwyer.

Dualla: Collectors: Carmel Flanagan, Seamus Crosse.

Reader: Con Ryan. 

Altar Society: Kate Ryan, Maura Hunt, Aileen Sheehy. 


Christmas Wishes and Thanks: I want to express my sincere thanks to all who have helped in so many different ministries in the parish during last year. I am indeed very grateful for the friendship, support and cooperation I receive from so many people. We have many loyal, committed and dedicated people in the parish and I appreciate you all. I pray that all the parishioners of Boherlahan-Dualla will find friendship, hope and peace this Christmas and that we will bring a good spirit of joy, generosity and care into 2023.

Newsletter Notices: Please forward by Wednesday evening any items for the Newsletter to Fr. Egan at the email address:

Boherlahan-Dualla Community Website at has  now regained most of its functioning with the ongoing updating. We are grateful for the donations already received which enable the work to progress. Our appeal for contributions is continuing. There is a “Donate” link included on the top left of the website menu. Please send any material for the website to: We wish a happy Christmas and New Year to all.

Boherlahan Community Association: The Boherlahan Community Association is seeking opinions from members of the parish about making Boherlahan a better place to live. A Community Needs Survey is available online A paper version is also available from any member of the Association. There are also copies available in the porch of the Church. We encourage everyone to give their views by December 31st .

Boherlahan-Dualla End of Year Parish Report: The Annual Parish Report is being distributed at the moment. I want to thank sincerely those who helped in the preparation of the report and also those who help in its distribution.

Christmas Church Decorations: Sincere thanks to all involved in the erection of the cribs in both churches and also to the Altar Societies. Your work gives praise and glory to God and helps us all to enter into the true spirit of Christmas.


Christmas Masses this weekend:

      Sat. 24th Dec (Christmas Eve): Boherlahan 5.00pm; Dualla 6.30pm

      Sun. 25th Dec (Christmas Day): Boherlahan 10.00am; Dualla 11.00am.


Unity Prayer:                                                                                                                     

Jesus, this Christmas, may our feet journey together.                      

May our hearts beat in unison.                                                                        

May our souls be in harmony.                                                                         

May our lips pray together.                                                                             

May we share in God’s Love, Peace and Hope. Amen.


Christmas Prayer .                                                                                         

Jesus, be the light that guides my steps.                                                          

Be the truth that enlightens my mind.

Be the light that gives love to my heart.

Jesus, be the way, my sure path on ground even or uneven,                          

on the road straight or turning narrow or wide.

The path of life bears your footprints. Share it with me.

You are the way to trust, to life and to heaven. Amen.