We remember in prayer:
Thu 24 Dec 7.30pm Catherine Moloney, Ardmayle and Clonmel
Fri 25 Dec 11.00am William Dwyer, Ballytarsna; Daniel McCarthy, Bawnmore and Cashel
Sat 2 Jan 7.30pm Fr Feehan & Fr Morrissey
Sun 3 Jan 11.00am Mattie Connolly, Ardmayle West
Sat 26 Dec 6.30pm Tom Hannon, Meldrum & Twickenham
Sun 27 Dec 9.30am Josephine Long, Clonmel
Sat 26 Dec is the feast of St Stephen, first martyr. He is honoured as a patron of deacons, stonemasons and bricklayers.
Sun 27 Dec is the feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
Mon 28 Dec is the feast of The Holy Innocents, martyrs. ‘He came to his own, and his own did not receive him.’
Fri 1 Jan is the solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God. Mary is honoured as being truly the Mother of God and Mother of the Redeemer (Vatican II).
Sat 2 Jan is the memorial of Ss Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, bishops and doctors of the Church. Both were fourth century figures who had a profound influence on the development of theology and monastic life.
Christmas Wishes and Thanks: As priests of the parish, we wish to express sincere thanks to all who have helped in so many different ministries in the parish during the past year. We are indeed very grateful for the friendship, support and cooperation we receive from so many people. We have many loyal, committed and dedicated people in the parish and we appreciate you all. We 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 and care into 2021.
Masses for Christmas:
Boherlahan: Christmas Eve (Thu) 5.30pm & 7.30pm; Christmas morning 11.00am
Dualla: Christmas Eve (Thu) 4.30pm & 6.30pm; Christmas morning 9.30am
There will also be the usual Masses for the weekend on Saturday and Sunday. You may also avail of one of these as your attendance at Christmas Mass.
Weekend Masses: On this Saturday evening (26 Dec) each Mass will be as before (50 people in the church). On Sunday the Masses will be drive-in only. The drive-in Masses will continue each weekend until further notice. The times of the Masses are unchanged.
Booking of Masses: anniversary Masses etc. continue to be offered as usual. Bookings may be made by contacting the sacristan or either of the priests of the parish.
Christmas Priests Collection: We sincerely thank the many generous people in our parish who are so loyal in supporting these collections. You may place your envelope in the box in the porch of the church or hand it in to us at any time.
Important dates for your Calendar: Confirmation & First Holy Communion:
Confirmation: The date of Confirmation for the parish of Boherlahan-Dualla is Wednesday 12 May 2021.The details relating to venues, the number of ceremonies, or whether the Archbishop will be in attendance, will be decided at a later date. When you receive the Parish Calendar, you will notice that the date of Confirmation is May 5. This was an error in typing.
First Holy Communion: Two dates have been arranged with each of the three schools. Each school has fixed a date in March and also a fall-back date in May for First Holy Communion. These dates will be communicated to the parents through the school. They also appear in our Parish Calendar. All these dates are provisional due to Covid 19.
Scoil San Isadóir will mark its 50th anniversary in 2021. We plan to publish a book to mark the occasion. Many of you will be in touch with family over Christmas. The committee would love to hear from them/you in relation to their/your time in school, maybe some significant memories, photos, achievements, where are they now? Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or check our facebook page.
Boherlahan Parish Hall Redevelopment Update: Planning Permission application for the redevelopment of Boherlahan Hall and associated car park was submitted prior to Christmas to the local authority. Included in the application is an extension to the existing Boherlahan village car park into the front section of Bianconi Park, in line with the existing church boundary wall. This provision of additional parking has been mandated by the County Council Engineer to facilitate both the hall redevelopment and to alleviate existing parking and traffic management issues within the village. Funding sources for the expansion of the car park will be investigated further in 2021. Updated plans and architectural impression of proposed new Boherlahan Community Centre and car park expansion have been uploaded to the community website www.boherlahandualla.ie. Please return any comments or suggestions to email@example.com.
ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 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 by phoning 0818 222 024, and will remain open over the Christmas period.
Prayer at the End of the Year
Lord, as the year draws to an end,
We thank you for so much;
For all the good and happy times,
Each smile and loving touch.
We thank You, too, for other times
When things went sadly wrong,
For being there to understand,
You helped us to be strong.
Now as the year is ending, Lord,
We ask You to be near,
To be our guide and guardian
Throughout the coming year.