We remember in prayer:
Sat 25 Sep 7.30pm Mary Croke, Regaile, & grandparents Paddy & Annie Hewitt, Bawnmore
Sun 26 Sep 11.00am Mairead Sweeney, the Moate, Ardmayle. (Month’s Mind)
Sun 3 Oct 11.00am Nicholas Maher, Clareen
Sat 25 Sep 7.30pm John & Bridget Bergin, Grallagh, & daughters Bernie & Tricia
Sat 2 Oct 6.30pm Philip & Mary Breen, Coleraine
Sun 3 Oct 9.30am Donal & Marie O’ Dwyer, Ballypaudeen
Pray for: Breda Dalton (née O’ Dwyer), England, late of Nodstown Lr. Funeral arrangements later.
Today is World Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees. We are all invited to help these people who come to our country by welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating them into our life here.
Mon 27 Sept is the memorial of St Vincent de Paul (1580-1660), priest. He founded the Vincentians and the Daughters of Charity. He is patron of all charitable works.
Wed 29 Sept is the feast of Ss Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, archangels.
Thu 30 Sept is the memorial of St Jerome (340-420), priest and doctor of the Church.
Fri 1 Oct is the memorial of St Thérèse of the Child Jesus, virgin and doctor of the Church. ‘The Little Flower’ died at the Carmel in Lisieux on 30 September 1897. She is a patron of missions, florists, aviators and France. October, month of the Rosary, begins today.
Sat 2 Oct is the memorial of the Guardian Angels.
Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend)
Boherlahan: Julia O’ Dwyer; Bernadette McGrath
Dualla: Ann Barry Ward; Joanne Flanagan
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.
Ministers for the Month of October: (We invite those normally collectors to act as stewards)
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 First Friday: Fr Egan and Fr Dunne will make usual contact for Friday 1 Oct. Masses and Confessions at the usual times.
Confirmation and First Holy Communion Ceremonies:
Confirmation for Scoil San Isadóir, Boherlahan, took place last Friday evening. We congratulate the children on this milestone on their journey of life. We thank the teachers and the parents for their cooperation and help. The First Holy Communion for Little Flower School, Ballytarsna, takes place on this Sunday in Immaculate Conception Church Boherlahan at 12.30pm.
The other ceremonies have been scheduled as follows: Dualla NS: Rang 5 Confirmation Fri 1 Oct 6.30pm; First Holy Communion Sun 3 Oct 11.00am; Rang 6 Confirmation Fri 8 Oct 6.30pm. These ceremonies will be held at Our Lady of Fatima church, Dualla.
Thanksgiving Mass: A special Mass of Thanksgiving to mark the Centenary of the Legion of Mary will be celebrated on Monday morning next at 10.00am Immaculate Conception Church, Boherlahan. We thank the members of the praesidium in the parish for the work they do.
Sixth Collection: This collection will be taken up at the Masses this weekend. This collection would traditionally be the Priests Autumn (October) Collection. We are very grateful to so many of you who are so loyal and generous in supporting the different collections.
Season of Creation: (Sep1 to Oct 4) Resources are available at www.catholicbishops.ie so that together we can respond through prayer, reflection and action. There will be a UN meeting of world leaders in Glasgow in November on Climate Change. At that meeting Pope Francis will present a petition to the world leaders. If you would like to sign that petition contact http://healthyplanetandpeople.org/ .
Boherlahan/Dualla Historical Journal 2021, volume 24, has been launched and is now available for sale. Paddy O’ Dwyer and Marian Ryan of the editorial committee express their sincere thanks to the contributors of articles, those who provided photographs and memorabilia and those who gave their time to be interviewed. Many people helped with the promotion and sale of the Journal, we are grateful to them also. The Journal chairman and committee have been so supportive to the editors especially in 2021 when the Journal reached a whopping 224 pages. Special thanks to the hundreds of people who buy the Journal each year and take it into their homes for all to enjoy. Journal 2021 was launched by Dualla man, Michael Sheridan. The cost remains at €10. It can be purchased in Cashel at Hall’s Daybreak, Friar St., O’ Dwyer Butchers, Friar St., Ely’s Store, The Green and Texaco Filling Station, Dublin Rd. It is available in Thurles at Bookworm, 1 Parnell St. The Journal can be purchased after Masses on Saturday and Sunday, 25 and 26 September. It can also be purchased from any committee member. Your continued support is valued and appreciated.
Scoil San Isadóir: This year is the 50th anniversary of the school. We plan to launch a book in November/early December tracing those years in photographs, written submissions and historical information. Some past pupils and staff have already sent in memories of their time in the school. If you have any photos or would like to include a few memories we would be delighted to hear from you. Written pieces may be sent by post or emailed to the school at email@example.com.
Community Website: On www.boherlahandualla.ie, are photos and the latest report from Boherlahan-Dualla Community Games on their action in the Munster Hurling, Soccer, Football, Camogie and Athletics Finals at the University of Limerick and Carlow IT during September. There’s also a reminder about Scoil Isadóir’s 50th anniversary and a call for material for their commemorative book. Please send any notices, reports, photos and news for the website to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.