We remember in prayer


Sat 25 Jul 7.30pm Wm. & Ellen Murphy, Freighduff,  their son P.J. and their daughter Catherine Ryan

Sun 26 Jul 11.00am Rose & J.J. McGrath, Clonmore; Jackie & Mary (Mem) Maher, Nodstown


Sat 1 Aug 6.30pm Tom Ryan, Dualla

Pray for: Fr. Martin Ryan and his parents James & Josephine Ryan, Castlemoyle; Patrick O’ Dwyer, Camas (Masses offered); Joseph O’ Shea, Cashel, who was interred last week; Breda McConnell (née O’ Donnell), England and formerly Gortmakellis. Funeral arrangements later.

HOLY COMMUNION MINISTERS   (On duty next week)

BOHERLAHAN: Bernadette McGrath & Roger Kennedy

DUALLA: Joanne Flanagan & Marion Gleeson

Wed 29 Jul is the memorial of St Martha, who welcomed Jesus into her home. She is a patron of innkeepers, cooks and dieticians. 

Fri 31 Jul is the memorial of St Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556), priest and founder of the Jesuits.

Sat 1 Aug is the memorial of St Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787), bishop and doctor of the Church. He founded the Redemptorist Congregation of religious.  

Ministers for the Month of August: 


Readers: Sat. eve. 7.30 pm Eibhlis Maher

                Sun. 11.00 am Willie Joe Dwyer

[Collectors:]* (Sat. eve.) Ann Ramsey; Josie O’ Brien; Jim Mulligan

(Sun. Morn.) Johnny Ferncombe; Joan Maher, Longfield; Pat Maher, Longfield; Eugene O’ Dwyer, Camas; Patrick O’ Dwyer, Camas


Readers: (Sat. 6:30 pm) Cecile Mulcahy; (Sun 9:30 am) Enda Howley

Altar Society: Kitty McGrath; Majella Crosse; Hannah Kennedy; Bridget Flynn

[Collectors:]*(Sat. 6:30 pm) Tom Clarke; Kevin Leamy

(Sun 9:30 am) Peter Gleeson; Michael O’ Dwyer; Breda Ryan; Celine Mulcahy

*Note for Collectors (Boherlahan & Dualla): as there are no collections during Mass, we invite the collectors to help as stewards/ushers during the month of August.

Readers and Holy Communion Ministers: We fully understand if some ministers or readers may be uneasy or uncomfortable in resuming this service. If for some reason you are unable to attend, that will be understood by all. The health and wellbeing of our people will always be our first priority.

Weekday Masses: until further notice Masses on weekdays will be celebrated as follows; 

Boherlahan: Monday 7.30pm and Thursday 9.00am 

Dualla: Tuesday 9.30am and Friday 9.30am

Please note that the obligation on weekends has been suspended by the Bishops during the pandemic. You may choose to attend Mass, therefore, at the weekend or alternatively on any weekday. 

Celebration of Baptism: Celebration of Baptism is allowed with limited numbers attending and physical distancing observed.

Returning to Weekend Masses

  1. Sincere thanks for your cooperation in respecting the protocols for health and safety at the Masses each weekend. 
  2. We were very pleased that people were availing of parking around both churches and we hope you were able to hear the Mass loud and clear.
  3. We ask those coming into the church to wear a mask.
  4. We again encourage you to follow the direction of the stewards/ushers at each Mass.
  5. Please sanitize your hands entering and leaving the church and at all times respect physical distancing.
  6. The Collection Box is in the porch of the Church if you wish to make a contribution.
  7. Holy Communion will be distributed inside and outside the church after Mass has finished. The priest and the Holy Communion ministers will wear a face shield when distributing Holy Communion.
  8. 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. 
  9. In the porches of the churches there is a copy book where we invite you to sign your name. If there is more than one in the family attending, then the family name will suffice. This to help the authorities in tracing in the event of another outbreak of the virus.
  10. We ask everyone to use good common sense in respecting all the protocols. We are delighted to see you back attending Mass. We need God’s help and the help of others in these challenging times.

Church Regulations

  1. Dispensation from Sunday and Holyday obligation is extended for the time being.
  2. In arranging Anniversary Masses, Baptisms or Weddings it would be best to ring the priests or the sacristans.
  3. Baptisms and Weddings may be celebrated respecting physical distancing.                                                                                                                                                              

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in both churches each week at the usual times. In Boherlahan the Adoration will be in the main Church.

Mass livestream: Mass will be streamed live during the current crisis every Sunday at 11.00am and perhaps on other days too. To avail of this facility, go to www.boherlahandualla.ie/mass

Emergencies: during the Covid-19 restrictions, Fr Dunne remains on-call to respond to emergencies e.g. sacrament of the sick. Please telephone him at 083-4854776.

Opening Hours of Churches: the churches of the parish are open daily from 10.00 am to 5.00pm. If you visit either of the churches in the parish, a number of protocols in the interest of safety are in place.  Please follow the instruction notices when you are inside the church.

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 shield. They will then go out to those in the car parks. Please make yourself known to the approaching minister if you intend to receive at your car. 

Newsletter Notices: please forward by Wednesday evening any items for the newsletter to Fr Dunne at the usual email address: boduparish@gmail.com These will be included in the online newsletter which will be posted each week on www.boherlahandualla.ie during the pandemic restrictions. 

Pilgrimage to Knock: Archbishop Kieran O Reilly contacted us to say that the annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock , usually held on the first Sunday in August, will not take place this year due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

VOCATIONS TO PRIESTHOOD/RELIGIOUS LIFE: ‘The Spirit too helps us in our weakness, for we do not know how to pray as we ought.’ Do you approach the Lord in prayer with the confident strength given by the Holy Spirit, asking that He make known your unique vocation?  If you are discerning your vocation contact: Fr Joe Walsh 086-7714888 or your local priest. 

Covid-19 Support Line for Older People: ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week 8am-8pm  0818-222-024.

Boherlahan-Dualla Historical Journal: The Journal for 2020 is with the printers. Thanks to all involved in its compilation. We hope to have the official launch later in the year.

A pair of dark-rimmed glasses were found in Boherlahan village last Sunday. Enquiries 083-4854776.

Dualla Community Association Update: 

Work on the redevelopment of the Community Hall is about to commence.  The Hall and its site, including the tennis court, are not accessible to the public.  It is now under the control of Martin Hayde Construction.  Please spread the word that no access is allowed. We look forward to having a lovely new Community Hall completed early in 2021.  

Any ideas for the upgrade of the Community Field and Denis Leamy Centre are welcome and can be emailed to joanakennedy1999@gmail.com. This will be our next project. Any proposals received will be worked on by the committee in preparation for evaluation, discussion and reformulation by the community when gathering for meetings is again permitted. 

The Dualla Community Association committee, selected by the community at the last AGM, are now looking after the Hall, as well as the Community Field and Denis Leamy Centre. This responsibility was assumed last year from Dualla Parish Council, following the transfer of the property from the Diocesan Trust to the local community. 

Planning permission for the car park plan has been granted and hopefully work can get started in the coming months.  Despite these difficult pandemic times, behind-the-scenes work has continued apace on these significant local projects. We look forward in 2021 to seeing the results of the efforts of the community and committees who have worked together so well with the common goal of enhancing our community facilities.  

Take care, stay safe and thank you to our wonderful kind and hard-working community.  

– Dualla Community Association

Thought for the Day: 

Against a Sharp Tongue

Better a blade than a word,

For a blade may at least be blunt.

A knife may sometimes

Miss the heart; 

A sharp word never does.

(Hilde Domin)