We remember in prayer:
Sun 3 Oct 11.00am Nicholas Maher, Clareen
Mon 4 Oct 10.00am Florence Mockler, Florida, USA
Sat 9 Oct 7.30pm Jenny Hyde, Camas Park
Sun 10 Oct 11.00am Tom Hennessy, London and Ardmayle (recently deceased)
Sat 2 Oct 6.30pm Philip & Mary Breen, Coleraine
Sun 3 Oct 9.30am Donal & Marie O’ Dwyer, Ballypaudeen
Sat 9 Oct 6.30pm Larry & Helen Kelly, Ballypaudeen, and Alice Butler, Burncourt
Pray for: Jack & Eileen O’ Reilly, Ballinree, and daughter Clare (Mass offered); Breda Dalton (née O’ Dwyer), England, late of Nodstown Lr., who was interred last week.
Today is Day for Life in Ireland: this year’s theme is ‘The Good Samaritan: A Model of Compassion.’ In the context of the recent proposal to introduce assisted suicide, both in Ireland and the UK, this year’s Day for Life invites Catholics to consider a more positive and compassionate response to the care of people who are in the final stages of life. You can download this year’s message from www.councilforlife.ie.
Mon 4 Oct is the memorial of St Francis of Assisi (1181-1226). He is the national patron of Italy, and patron saint of ecologists.
Thu 7 Oct is the memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary. October is the month of the Rosary. It is an opportune time to pray the Rosary as a family. The use of the beads in prayer and meditation has a long history in the Church.
Fri 8 Oct is Children’s Day of Mission Prayer.
Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend)
Boherlahan: Mary Quinn; Nora Moloney
Dualla: Julie Ann Ryan; Josephine Gleeson
The number of Communion Ministers in Boherlahan has depleted. We need new volunteers. There is a board in the porch of the church and I invite anyone who would like to help to sign their name.
Ministers for the Month of October: (We invite those normally collectors to act as ushers)
Readers: Sat. 7.30 pm John & Deirdre Maher, Camas
Sun. 11.00 am Noel McGrath
Ushers: (Sat) Thomas Quirke; Nuala Maher; Jerry Fogarty
(Sun) Michael Tuohy; Bernadette & Noel McGrath
Readers: Peter Gleeson; Marguerite Kelly
Altar Society: Ann Leamy; Kate Fahy; Rosie Gahan; Grace Ryan
Ushers: Séamus Crosse; Robert Power; Paddy Flanagan; Willie O’ Gorman
Confirmation and First Holy Communion Ceremonies:
Confirmation for Dualla NS (Rang 5) took place last Friday evening. We congratulate the children on this milestone on their journey of life. We thank the teachers and the parents for their cooperation and help. First Holy Communion for Dualla NS takes place on this Sunday, and the Rang 6 Confirmation will take place on Fri 8 Oct. These ceremonies will be held at Our Lady of Fatima church, Dualla.
Youth Retreat: Saturday 23 Oct at Glenstal Abbey. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org or 086-2717937.
October-Month of the Missions: We are asked to remember in our prayers this month the work of priests, religious and lay volunteers working on the Missions. Sunday 24 October is World Mission Sunday. On that day we will take up a collection for the Missions.
Diocesan Pastoral Plan: This plan was launched recently and it gives guidelines on future developments in the Diocese. We hope to call a meeting towards the end of October to discuss and plan how our parish here can play their part. We also plan to distribute some literature on the plan Seeds of Hope in the coming weeks.
Boherlahan/Dualla Historical Journal 2021: This year’s issue contains many photographs, images of memorabilia and maps. It has nineteen articles and 244 pages. In Cashel it is available at the following outlets: Hall’s Daybreak, Friar St., O’ Dwyer Butchers, Friar St., Ely’s Centra, The Green and Texaco Filling Station, Dublin Rd. It is available in Thurles at Bookworm, 1 Parnell St.
Scoil San Isadóir: This year is the 50th anniversary of the school. We plan to launch a book in November/early December tracing those years in photographs, written submissions and historical information. Some past pupils and staff have already sent in memories of their time in the school. If you have any photos or would like to include a few memories we would be delighted to hear from you. Written pieces may be sent by post or emailed to the school at email@example.com.
Dualla NS Clothing Collection: The parents association of Dualla NS are organising a clothing collection to help raise funds for the school. If you have old clothes, shoes, blankets, bags etc. which you would like to donate, you can drop them to the Denis Leamy Centre, Dualla on the following dates: Monday 4th October @ 6.45pm to 8.00pm ; Tuesday 5th October @ 9.00am to 9.20am. Thank you for your continued support.
Community Website: On www.boherlahandualla.ie, are photos and the latest report from Boherlahan-Dualla Community Games on their action in the Munster Hurling, Soccer, Football, Camogie and Athletics Finals at the University of Limerick and Carlow IT during September. There’s also a reminder about Scoil Isadóir’s 50th anniversary and a call for material for their commemorative book. Please send any notices, reports, photos and news for the website to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Daily Offering: Grant me, O Lord, good digestion, and also something to digest. Grant me a healthy body, and the necessary good humour to maintain it. Grant me a simple soul that knows to treasure all that is good and that doesn’t frighten easily at the sight of evil, but rather finds the means to put things back in their place. Give me a soul that knows not boredom, grumbling, sighs and laments, nor excess of stress, because of that obstructing thing called “I.” Grant me, O Lord, a sense of good humour. Allow me the grace to be able to make a joke and to discover in life a bit of joy, and to be able to share it with others. Amen. (Attributed to St Thomas More).
October is by tradition the month of the Rosary. It is a time to reconsider the great value of praying together as a family. The Irish Bishops once wrote: ‘The family that prays together stays together.’ The memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary is 7 October.