We remember in prayer:
Sat 30 Oct 7.30pm Neddy & Esther Maher, Tobberadora
Sun 31 Oct 11.00am Connie Hayes, Talbot Park; Liam Ó Maoldomhnaigh, Ardmayle
Thu 4 Nov 10.00am Dinny & Joan Hurley, Thurles
Sat 6 Nov 7.30pm Tom Croke, Regaile
Sun 7 Nov 11.00am Michael & Mary Buckley, Camas; Mary Tarrant, Thurlesbeg & her parents Josephine & James
Wade, Camas; Rose & J.J. McGrath, Freighduff; Lily Tuohy, Regaile
Sun 31 Oct 9.30am Paddy & Maureen McCormack, Noan
Pray for: Margaret Bourke (née Coman), The Heath, Thurles and Boherlahan
Mon 1 Novis the solemnity of All Saints. We honour all who were faithful disciples of the Lord. Masses on Monday morning: Dualla 9.30am; Boherlahan 11.00am.
Tue 2 Nov is All Souls’ Day. We remember at our Masses all the faithful departed.
Wed 3 Nov is the memorial of St Malachy, bishop. He founded Mellifont Abbey and later became archbishop of Armagh.
Thu 4 Nov is the memorial of St Charles Borromeo (1538-84) archbishop of Milan and teacher of the faith.
Sat 6 Nov is the feast of All the Saints of Ireland. Let us celebrate the Christian inheritance of our country, especially in its great saints.
Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend)
Boherlahan: Roger Kennedy; Mary Ryan (N.)
Dualla: Billy Gleeson; Marian Gleeson
We need new volunteers in Boherlahan. There is a board in the porch of the church and I invite anyone who would like to help to sign their name.
Weekday and Weekend Masses:
Boherlahan 10.00am Tuesday to Friday (note: Monday only at 11.00am);
Dualla 9.30am Monday to Friday.
Weekend Masses in both churches at the usual times.
Ministers for the Month of November: (We invite those normally collectors to act as ushers. We hope to return to normal Collections next month.)
Readers: Sat. 7.30 pm Denis Maher
Sun. 11.00 am Noirin O’ Dwyer
Ushers: (Sat) John L. Devane; Pauline Gleeson; Paddy Cullen
(Sun) Seamus Murphy; David & Caroline Ryan; Liam Ó Maoldomhnaigh
Readers: Willie Fahey; Con Ryan
Altar Society: Kathleen Dwyer; Mary Moloney; Maura O’ Brien; Eileen Falvey
Ushers: Maura O’ Brien; Catherine Hayes; Maura Lahart
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. We thank you for the support you gave to the Collection recently. You may hand in your envelope at any time. Some spare envelopes are available in the porch of the church. We have also got word from Trócaire of their dire need for help in supporting the poor and vulnerable in different parts of our world. If you would like to help you may drop a contribution into the Collection Box.
First Friday: Friday 5 November is the First Friday. The priests of the parish will make contact with the housebound during this week. Masses and Confessions at usual times on Friday morning.
Diocesan Pastoral Plan: This plan was launched recently and it gives guidelines on future developments in the Diocese. We hope to call a meeting early in November 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.
October: Safeguarding Month for the Archdiocese. An Adult Safeguarding Policy: ‘Inspired by Gospel values, the commitment of Pope Francis, and in compliance with the law we will strive to ensure the participation and welfare of all adults who may be vulnerable in the life of the Church. We are committed to fostering a safeguarding culture characterised by empowerment, collaboration and zero tolerance of abuse.’
November Masses for the Dead: Every November our thoughts and prayers turn to our loved ones who have died. Our faith tells us that our prayers and Masses can help them. The November envelopes are available in the porches of the churches. We ask you to write in the names and hand them in as soon as possible. In collecting your envelope, if you know a neighbour or neighbours who would appreciate an envelope, please take one for them.
Advent Scripture Course: ‘In God we live and move and have our being.’ A Scripture Course exploring the Acts of the Apostles with Sr Therese Fitzgerald has been organized over six nights. Further details are available on the notice in the porch of the church. Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ActsOfTheApostles . €15 contribution requested. Everyone is welcome.
Covid and Safety in Church: Sensible hygiene measures and the use of face coverings are among the ways in which people’s health can be protected and all can feel confident in gathering in church. We hope to return next weekend to the distribution of Holy Communion at its proper time rather than at the end of Mass.
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.
Pastoral Letter on the Synodal Process: Archbishop O’ Reilly reminds us that ‘The main force underpinning this synodal process is the Holy Spirit – without the Holy Spirit there is no Synod. Pope Francis said at the launching that a synod is a journey of spiritual discernment that “takes place in adoration, in prayer and in dialogue with the Word of God. It is a grace-filled event, a process of healing guided by the Holy Spirit, or otherwise it becomes a Church convention, a study group or a political congress instead of being a grace-filled event, a process of healing guided by the Holy Spirit.”’ We pray for the success of this synodal process in our diocese and throughout the world.