We remember in prayer:
Sat 26 Feb 7.30pm Albert (Albie) Murphy & Linda Rae, St Josephs Ave. & Scotland
Sun 27 Feb 11.00am Oliver Trainor, Ardmayle; Kieran & Margaret Moloney, Labasheeda, Co. Clare
Sat 5 Mar 7.30pm Philomena Croke, Regaile (Month’s Mind); Tommy Buckley, Freighduff & Cappawhite
Sun 6 Mar 11.00am Brinsley & Theresa Lowth & dec. Lowth family members, Ballymore
Sat 26 Feb 6.30pm Philip Thornton, Ballyheens & dec. family members; Pat Spillane, Dualla; Billy & Mary Patterson, Gaile
Sat 5 Mar 6.30pm Ellen Keating, Cashel; Babbie O’ Donnell, Erry
Today is Temperance Sunday. It is a day that offers us an opportunity to reflect on our relationship with addictive behaviours and substances (including alcohol), and a day on which we can take time to pray for those who suffer from addiction.
Ash Wednesday (2 March) this week. It is a day of Fast and Abstinence. Masses will be in Boherlahan 10.00am & 7.30pm; Dualla 9.30am & 6.30pm. Ashes will be distributed at each Mass. The Trócaire Boxes have arrived and are available in the porches of the church. Please take one home and if you know of any neighbours who might wish to help the poor during Lent, take one for them as well.
Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend)
Boherlahan: Katie O’ Dwyer; Ann Flanagan
Dualla: Theresa Lawrence; Annette O’ Donnell
We hope to hold a brief meeting with the Boherlahan Holy Communion Ministers, existing and new, after the 11.00am Mass on Sun 27 Feb in Boherlahan church.
Ministers for the Month of March:
Main Aisle: 7.30pm (Sat) Sean Trainor; 11.00am (Sun) Tom Ryan (Ballinree)
Our Lady’s: 7.30pm (Sat) Joan Maher (Ardmayle); 11.00am (Sun) Ann Flanagan
St Joseph’s: 7.30pm (Sat) Thomas Moylan; 11.00am (Sun) Tommy Flanagan
Readers: Sat. eve. Ryan family, Farranavarra: Sun. Morn. Liam Ó Duibhir
Collectors: Catherine Hayes; Gerard Kennedy; Maura O’ Brien; Maura Lahart
Readers: Marie Gleeson; Donnachadh Ó Cinnéide
Altar Society: Kathleen O’ Donnell; Nora O’ Connor; Mary O’ Reilly
First Friday: (Friday 4 Mar.) Fr Egan and Fr Dunne will make the usual contact with the sick and housebound. Masses and Confessions at the usual times.
Parish Pastoral Leadership Team: We had a very good meeting last week and we discussed the best way to distribute Seeds of Hope to the people of the parish. This is a wonderful opportunity to engage again with Church and faith. We hope to have our next meeting on Wed 9 Mar. in the Parochial House at 8.00pm.
First Collection: Traditionally named Peter’s Pence, this was taken up last weekend. It finances the Pope’s charities throughout the world. If anyone was away or missed out, you may hand in your envelope at any time. It is hoped that the nine collections this year will meet the diocesan targets for the parish. Sincere thanks to the many generous and loyal people who supported their Church in the past year.
Covid and Safety in Church
Here are some of the important current guidelines for our parish:
- We suggest to those coming into the church to wear a face covering.
- Please consider sanitising your hands entering and leaving the church.
- Please continue to receive Holy Communion in the hand.
- Current guidelines for choirs and singers remain in place.
- The Collection Box is in the porch of the Church if you wish to make a contribution.
- Guidelines are aimed at protecting and reassuring. We ask everyone to use good common sense in regard to these measures. We thank you for your wonderful cooperation thus far.
Exploring Priesthood with Seminarians and Priests: Tuesday 1 Mar @ 8pm there will be an opportunity for any young men to join on Zoom to find out more about priesthood and to hear directly from two young men who are currently studying for the priesthood at Maynooth. The event is being run by the National Vocations Office. Further information and registration may be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org OR visit vocations.ie/zoom OR contact Cashel & Emly vocations team at email@example.com
Annual Parish Calendar: There are a number of spare calendars available in the porch of the church. Please feel free to take one.
Lost Property: A watch was found in Dualla recently. Further enquiries can be made at the sacristy in Dualla.
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.
Little Flower NS, Ballytarsna : Enrolment for the school year 2022/2023 in Little Flower NS is now open. Please phone the school office to request an application form on 0504 – 41323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing dates for applications is 21March.
Holy Land Trip: Follow the personal journey of Jesus from Galilee to Jerusalem 23 May-2 June 2022. Group Leader, Mícheál de Barra and Spiritual Director, Fr John Newman (scripture scholar). In association with Premier Travel, Cork. Contact Mícheál at 086-8337681 or email email@example.com.
Community Website: This week www.boherlahandualla.ie notes the continuing support from the Dualla Ploughing Association for the South Tipperary Hospice. We also have the February Newsletter from the Tipperary Public Participation Network (PPN). This contains information about the PPN itself, upcoming Events, Funding and Grant opportunities, Public Services, Training courses and much more besides. Please send any material for the community website to firstname.lastname@example.org.