We remember in prayer:
Sun 28 Feb 11.00am
Jim and Lily Tuohy, Gaile & dec. members of the Tuohy & Lawrence families
Sat 6 Mar 7.30pm
Jim and Phyllis Hassett, Nodstown & their granddaughter Natasha Cullen, Talbot Park
Sun 7 Mar 11.00am
Brinsley Lowth, Ballymore & dec. members of the Lowth family;
Johnny Bennett, Ballinree & dec. members of the Bennett family
Sat 27 Feb 6.30pm
Fogarty family, Garraun
Pray for: Sr Claude Meagher, Cappawhite and Presentation Sisters, Cashel, who died last week.
Parish Masses: During the Level Five restrictions it is intended to continue parish Masses in both churches, with ‘drive in’ attendance only. Please note that all Masses in Boherlahan will be live streamed.
- Weekend Masses in Boherlahan and Dualla will be at the usual times.
- Weekday Masses will be in Boherlahan: Monday to Friday at 10.00am.
Live Streaming of Masses: Each Mass from Immaculate Conception Church, Boherlahan, will be live streamed during Covid restrictions. Follow these easy steps to connect to it: 1. Start a search in Google by typing ‘churchcamlive.ie/boherlahan’; 2. Press the play button in the centre of the screen.
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. Please note that the names of those being remembered are recalled at each weekend Mass in the parish, both in Boherlahan and in Dualla. In addition, these names are also included in the online newsletter each weekend.
Season of Lent: Lent challenges me in three ways: Personal. How am I living the Christian life? Am I serious about avoiding sin and practising virtue? Communal: How do I treat my family, the people I live with, work with, neighbours? Universal: Do I reach out to the poor and those on the margins of society? Taking home a Trócaire Box and contributing to the poor of our world would be one way. The Trócaire boxes are available on the seats in the back of the church.
‘Preparing for New Life’ – Lenten Reflections: Sr Therese Fitzgerald (Sister of Sion) continues to share online 7:30pm to 9pm each Monday until 29 March. A contribution of €15 is requested, covering all six evenings. Registration is open at this link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/LentenReflections.
Newsletter Notices: please forward by Wednesday evening any items for the newsletter to either of the priests or 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.
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.
The family Trócaire Box is a visible expression of almsgiving in Lent. Almsgiving challenges us to see working for justice and peace as central to our faith. Assisting those in need ‘is no longer a matter of charity but of simple justice’ (Irish Bishops’ Letter on Justice). By giving to Trócaire we all assist in building a more just world. Trócaire Boxes are available on seats at the end of the church.
Collection Envelopes: We have been contacted by a few people telling us that they did not receive a packet of envelopes. Anyone in this situation, if they contact us, we will provide them with a packet.
Boherlahan and Dualla: the Parish at Prayer:
- Copies of a leaflet titled ‘Prayers in Times of Insecurity and Anxiety,’ and for use during the Covid-19 crisis, are available in each church. Other prayer options, are available as well on the website
- The churches in Boherlahan and Dualla will remain open for private prayer each day, and the Blessed Sacrament will be reserved in the tabernacles
- Parishioners should feel free to go to either church for private prayer e.g. the rosary, stations of the cross, or other devotions
- If you enter a church and other people are there, please observe the HSE’s current guidelines regarding physical distancing i.e. two metres apart
- Each Mass is live-streamed from Immaculate Conception Church, Boherlahan throughout the current restrictions. Local radio station Tipp Mid West broadcasts Sunday Mass at 11.00am.
Lenten Reflections with Monks of Glenstal: Join a live online talk by Henry O’Shea OSB at 2.00pm on Saturday 6 Mar at www.glenstal.com/abbey/webcam and click ‘Talks’. The theme of this week’s talk is Life in Community. Details next week of the next talk in the series.
Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. (St Alphonsus de Liguori)
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.
Reflection on Lent: ‘As Lent is the time for greater love, listen to Jesus’ thirst…”Repent and believe” Jesus tells us. What are we to repent? Our indifference, our hardness of heart. What are we to believe? Jesus thirsts even now, in your heart and in the poor — He knows your weakness. He wants only your love, wants only the chance to love you.’ St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta