We remember in prayer:
Sat 24 Jul 7.30pm William & Ellen Murphy, Freighduff, their son P.J. and daughter Catherine Ryan
Sun 25 July 11.00am Thomas & Mary Bennett, Ballytarsna, & deceased members of the Bennett and Rogers families
Sun 1 Aug 11.00am Rose & J.J. McGrath, Freighduff
Sat 24 Jul 6.30pm Martin Sadlier, Gortnakellis
Pray for: Mary Egan, London (late of Bawnmore and Gortnahoe); Josef Mielniczek, Poland, England and Lr Nodstown who were interred last week; Patrick O’ Dwyer, Camas (Mass has been offered)
Grandparents Day: Pope Francis has named today World Grandparents Day (see prayer below).
Mon 26 July is the memorial of Ss Joachim and Anne, parents of the BVM. We remember in our prayers our own grandparents, especially for the values they have passed on to us. St Anne is patron of Canada, women in labour, miners, cabinet-makers and home-makers.
Thu 29 Jul is the memorial of St Martha, who welcomed Jesus into her home. She is a patron of innkeepers, cooks and dieticians.
Sat 31 Jul is the memorial of St Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556), priest and founder of the Jesuits.
Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend)
Boherlahan: Bernadette McGrath; Nora Moloney
Dualla: Billy Gleeson; Annette O’ Donnell
Ministers for the Month of August: (We invite those normally collectors to act as stewards)
Readers: (Sat. 7.30 pm) Eibhlis Maher; (Sun. 11.00 am) Willie Joe Dwyer
Stewards: Sat. eve. Phil Coman; Josie O’ Brien;
Sun. Morn. Johnny Ferncombe; Pat & Joan Maher, Longfield
Readers: (Sat. 6:30 pm) Cecile Mulcahy; (Sun 9:30 am) Enda Howley
Altar Society: Kitty McGrath; Majella Crosse; Breda Ryan; Celine Mulcahy
Stewards: (Sat. 6:30 pm) Tom Clarke; Kevin Leamy;
(Sun 9:30 am) Peter Gleeson; Michael O’ Dwyer
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 in front 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.
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.
Newsletter Notices: please forward by Wednesday evening any items for the newsletter to Fr Dunne at the usual email address: firstname.lastname@example.org These will be included in the online newsletter which will be posted each week on www.boherlahandualla.ie during the pandemic restrictions.
Cashel & Emly Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: join in on-line on Sunday 1 August at www.knockshrine.ie. Rosary at 2.30pm, followed by Mass at 3.00pm celebrated by Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA. Please pray for the success of this diocesan pilgrimage.
Cemetery Masses: Due to the Covid pandemic all Cemetery Masses outdoors are prohibited at this time. Instead we have decided to name the weekend of August 21/22 as Cemetery Weekend. The Masses in Immaculate Conception Church, Boherlahan, on that weekend will be offered for all our dead from the parish and for all who are interred in the parish.
Altar Societies and Tidy Village Groups: Sincere thanks to Altar Society and Tidy Village Groups for the good work they do in the churches throughout the year, and in the village environs at this time of the year. It all helps to keep our churches and villages tidy and beautiful.
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 grandparents: Lord Jesus, you were born of the Virgin Mary, the daughter of Saints Joachim and Anne. Look with love on grandparents the world over. Protect them! They are a source of enrichment for families, for the Church and for all of society. Support them! As they grow older, may they continue to be for their families strong pillars of Gospel faith, guardians of noble domestic ideals, living treasuries of sound religious traditions. Make them teachers of wisdom and courage, that they may pass on to future generations the fruits of their mature human and spiritual experience. Lord Jesus, help families and society to value the presence and roles of grandparents. May they never be ignored or excluded, but always encounter respect and love. Help them to live serenely and to feel welcomed in all the years of life which you give them. Mary, Mother of all the living, keep grandparents constantly in your care, accompany them on their earthly pilgrimage, and by your prayers, grant that all families may one day be reunited in our heavenly homeland, where you await all humanity for the great embrace of life without end. Amen. (Pope Benedict XVI)