We remember in prayer:
Sun. 29th Jan. 10.00am. Rose and J.J. McGrath, Freighduff.
Sun. 5th Feb. 10.00am. Elsie Dwyer, Ballytarsna.
Sat. 28th Jan. 6.30pm. Breda Gleeson, Erry (Month’s Mind); Michael Shelly, Dualla.
Sat. 4th Feb. John Hickey, Gortmakellis & his parents Pat and Birdie; Ann Curtin, Coleraine.
Recently deceased: Brendan Kirby, Clune, Ardmayle and England; Pat Toomey, Meldrum.
Feast Days: Tues. 31st Jan. St. John Bosco, founder of the Salesian Order.
Wednesday 1st Feb. St. Brigid, Abbess, Secondary patron of Ireland.
Thursday 2nd Feb. is the feast of The Presentation of the Lord. Today is also World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life. This is the day when we bless candles for use in the church. Candles and offerings for same may be handed in at any time.
Friday 3rd Feb. is the feast of St. Blaise. Throats will be blessed before and after Mass. Mass in Dualla at 9.30am. and in Boherlahan at 6.30pm.
Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend)
Boherlahan: Aodhán Ó Gormáin.
Dualla: Julie Ann Ryan.
Ministers for February:
Boherlahan: Reader:Aodhán and Nóirín Ó Gormáin.
Collectors: Main Aisle: P.J. Stapleton and Denis O’Dwyer; Our Lady’s: Olive O’Dwyer; St. Joseph’s: Thomas Wallace.
Dualla: Reader: Ann Coffey.
Collectors: Andrew Kennedy and Con Ryan.
Altar Society: Kitty McGrath, Majella Crosse.
Newsletter Notices: Please forward by Wednesday evening any items for the Newsletter to Fr. Egan at the email address: email@example.com.
Ballytarsna NS: A Clothing Collection will take place on 10th February. This collection is part of our Green Schools initiative and all funds raised will go towards the Ballytarsna NS production of “Seussical the Musical” in June. Bags may be dropped to the school at any time during school hours up until the 9th February. All textiles and shoes accepted. We thank you for your support.
Sacrament of Confirmation: Thursday 11th May is the date of Confirmation in the parish this year. We will probably have two ceremonies. We are asking people of the parish to pray for the young people receiving the Sacrament. If you would like to be a Faith Friend and pray for one of those young people, please sign the Faith Friends Form in the porch of the church.
Dualla NS is one of two schools in Ireland to be honoured with a National Cumann na mBunscol Award: This is in recognition of the project submitted which showcases everything the school does to promote Gaelic Games. All involved are to be congratulated on this wonderful achievement. Sincere thanks also to Boherlahan Dualla GAA /Camogie Club for the support they give the school. A huge well done to all the children in the school without whom there would be no award.
Cashel & Emly Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, 17- 22 June 2023. (5 nights). Booking Procedure: All bookings through Joe Walsh Tours at 89 Harcourt St., Dublin 2. Telephone: 01-2410800. There will not be a special assisted section with medical and care staff this year. Hopefully this will resume in 2024.
Vigil in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes on Friday 10th February (eve. of the Feast Day) in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles. Rosary at 6.30pm, Mass at 7pm. Concluding with Adoration from 7.30pm. – 8.30pm. All are welcome.
New Parish Cluster Arrangements: As you are aware we are now in a cluster of parishes. Archbishop Kieran has asked us to have all arrangements in place for the first Sunday of Lent (25th & 26th Feb.). Our Mass times are unchanged but the other three parishes had to make changes. This is to facilitate priest cover in the case of the absence of a priest through sickness or otherwise. The priests within our cluster will be circulating to each parish on a periodic basis. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Above all let us all pray that the Spirit will direct us into the future.
Boherlahan Community Association: Car Park Construction in Boherlahan Village: Construction work will begin next week on the development of a car park area in Boherlahan Village. This community car park will provide 17 new parking spaces, including disability parking, adjacent to the entrance of the Parochial House. The initial construction period is likely to be six weeks. This community development is being undertaken with support from both I.I.P. and Leader programmes. We are also grateful for the support of the Department of Justice and South Tipperary Development Company respectively.
May the God of Peace be with you, taking away your fears and doubts, and may the mantle of your Peace cover those who are troubled and anxious. May the blessing of Peace be upon you. Amen