We remember in prayer


Sat 28 Aug 7.30pm Denis O’ Dwyer, Kilbreedy


Sat 28 Aug 6.30pm Michael & Elizabeth Gleeson, Rathclough; Jimmy & Lil Crosse, Erry; Eamonn Quinlan, Ballykelly

Sat 4 Sep 6.30pm Jimmy O’ Gorman, Ballinure

Pray for: Mairéad Sweeney, the Moate, Ardmayle, who died last week.  

Wed 1 Sept is World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. The theme has been evident in the writings and speeches of Pope Francis since the beginning of the pontificate. Let us all play our part in caring for the world we live in. 

Fri 3 Sept is the feast of St Gregory the Great (540-604), pope and doctor of the Church. A promoter of plainchant in the Church’s music, he is widely honoured as a patron of musicians. 

Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend) 

Boherlahan:   Mary Coman; Marie Ryan {new roster is available in the church}


Ministers for the Month of September: (We invite those normally collectors to act as stewards)


Readers: Sat. eve. 7.30 pm F. & E. O’ Dwyer, Thurlesbeg

                Sun. 11.00 am E. Fitzgerald, Ardmayle

Stewards: Sat. eve. Betty Carew; Pio Delaney

Sun. morn. Marian Ryan; John Paul O’ Dwyer


Readers: (Sat. 6:30 pm) Rosie Gahan; (Sun 9:30 am) Donnacha Ó Cinnéide

Altar Society: Kathleen O’ Donnell; Mary O’ Reilly; Nora O’ Connor

Stewards: (Sat. 6:30 pm) Catherine Hayes; Breda Ryan; (Sun 9:30 am) Eleanor Dwyer; Breda Clarke

First Friday: Friday 3 September is the First Friday. Fr. Egan and Fr. Dunne will make the usual contact with the sick and the housebound. Mass and confessions at the normal times. 

Céad Míle Fáilte: We welcome you back to Mass this weekend. We are so grateful for your loyalty, your generosity and your goodness. It will be a bit different from what we were used to. The following are some of the new arrangements that we are asked to respect:

(a) The total number allowed in each church is 50.

(b) We ask you to wear a face covering inside the church, and to respect physical distancing in the church and its environs.

(c) We ask you to sanitize your hands as you enter and leave the church.

(d) We again encourage you to follow the direction of the stewards/ushers at each Mass.

(e) 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. 

(f) We remind people of mature age of the option to drive their car into Bianconi Park in Boherlahan, or in front of the church in Dualla. 

(g) We hope to have one Holy Communion Minister with the priest at each Mass.

(h) A collection box will be in the porch of the church for collections and contributions during each Mass.

(i) We will not be availing of altar servers until a later date. 

(j) Missalettes cannot be used at present due to Government safety guidelines. 

(k) We ask everybody to use common sense and please God everything will work out well. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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. 

Season of Creation: Pope Francis’s call to everyone to reflect on our responsibility to care for the world we share runs this year from 1 September to 4 October. His invitation to do so is both a warning about the present dangers to our planet, as well as a reminder that it’s not too late to take action. ‘The Earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth. In many parts of the planet, the elderly lament that once beautiful landscapes are now covered with rubbish…Yet all is not lost. Human beings, while capable of the worst, are also capable of rising above themselves, choosing again what is good, and making a new start’ ( from Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment Laudato Sì: On Care for our Common Home).

Pastoral Plan for the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly: in the course of the last few years we had a Listening Process in each parish in the diocese. All of that material has been collated into a diocesan pastoral plan, with the title Seeds of Hope. It will be launched on 12 September, feast of St Ailbe, at Holycross Abbey. After the Launch the Plan goes back to the parishes to begin discussion on how the Plan might be of help to us in handing on the Faith. Our Parish Pastoral Leadership Group will spearhead this discussion. If you would like to be part of this new initiative in Pastoral Planning for our parish and for the Diocese please let us know.

Scoil San Isadóir, Boherlahan will re-open next Tuesday, August 31 at 9.20am. We look forward to welcoming you all, especially our new junior infants.

Dualla Ploughing Association: a threshing and auction will take place in Dualla on Sunday 29 August commencing at 2.00pm. Donations of items for auction or monetary offerings will be gratefully received. All proceeds will be donated to South Tipperary Hospice. 

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.