Today is the solemnity of Pentecost. The fifty days of Easter conclude today with the celebration of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. 

Mon 1 June is the memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church.

Wed 3 June is the memorial of St Kevin (d. 618 AD), abbot. The monastic settlement of Glendalough, Co. Wicklow preserves his memory. 

Thu 4 June is the memorial of Ss Charles Lwanga and Companions, martyrs. Twenty-two Ugandan youths were martyred in 1886. 

Fri 5 June is memorial of St Boniface (673-754), bishop and martyr. He founded many monasteries, especially in Bavaria. 

Anniversaries: The following will be remembered in our Masses this weekend: John Walsh, Ballinree; Eileen Maher, Thurlesbeg; Thomas and Catherine O’ Gorman, Bawnmore; Willie and Bridie Moloney, Ardmayle; Lawrence & Mary Devane, Nodstown; Dick & Mary Heffernan, Ballinree.

Please pray for the recently deceased: Nancy Hickey, Liscahill House, Thurles.

Mass livestream: Mass will be streamed live during the current crisis every Sunday at 11.00am and perhaps on other days too. To avail of this facility, go to

Newsletter Notices: Please forward by Wednesday evening any items for the newsletter to Fr Dunne at the usual email address: These will be included in the online newsletter which will be posted each week on 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.

Re-opening of Churches: The churches of the parish are open daily from 10.00 am to 5.00pm. If you visit either of the churches in the parish, a number of protocols in the interest of safety are in place.  You will see a notice for your guidance. Please follow the instructions.

Trócaire: Every year Trócaire asks for our help during Lent to fund life saving programmes around the world.  Covid-19 severely hindered the return of the Trócaire boxes. They have suggested to us the following options:                                                                                                 

Simply count or estimate what is in your box and donate in the following ways:

(a) Online at

(b) By phone: 1850 408 408.

(c) By post to Trócaire, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

(d) Return to the priests of your parish.

Collections: Sincere thanks to all who sent in Collection contributions. We are very grateful for your generosity and loyalty.

May Novenas in Boherlahan-Dualla: Sincere thanks to all who participated at the recent Novenas across the parish. People attended privately at a time of their choice. Your prayers are appreciated by all in the parish. 

Thanks from Fr Egan and Fr Dunne: For the past number of weeks we have greatly missed joining with you in church for prayer and liturgy. We also miss your friendship and the community spirit that we all enjoy each weekend. Let us journey in hope, thankful for the goodness and generosity that have become so evident in this period of restrictions. Let us together look forward to better days, trusting that God’s love and peace nourish us always.  

Ardmayle Cemetery: Sincere thanks to a very faithful group of people who cut the grass and maintain the cemetery so well. They usually meet on Tuesday evenings (weather permitting) and they would appreciate any help that you can give. If you would like to help, please telephone Tommy Shelly 087-9062173 or Seamus Murphy 087-6381391.

Covid-19 Support Line for Older People: ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week 8am-8pm  0818-222-024.

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 (10.00am – 5.00pm), 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 current guidelines 
  • The weekly bulletin of the parish will be available to take home from the usual places in each church

First Friday: on Friday 5 June the priests of the parish will make contact by telephone instead of the monthly visit. 

A Prayer for Pentecost: 

Creator God,
Fill us with your creative Spirit
that we may learn to contemplate
with wonder and gratitude
the world in which we live and on which we depend.
Let it speak to us of you and the movement of your Spirit
through which you renew the face of the earth
everyday.  AMEN