We remember in prayer:


4th February, 10.00am. Elsie Dwyer, Ballytarsna.

11th February, 10.00am. P.J. and Mary Madden, Clonlara, Co. Limerick; Sonny Maher, Gaile; P.J.O’Connell, Cashel and Kilbreedy, and John O’Connell, Ardmayle; Albert (Albi) Murphy and Linda Roe, St. Joseph’s Ave, Boherlahan and Scotland. 


3rd February, 6.30pm. Martin O’Connor, Ballysheehan and Cashel (Month’s Mind).

10th February, 6.30pm. Philip and Mary O’Dwyer, Garrane.


Recently Deceased: Pauline O’Brien, Churchtown, Dublin and Coleraine.


Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend)

Dualla: Julianne Ryan.                       Boherlahan: Maire Ryan.


Ministers for the Month of February:                                                            


Collectors: Main Aisle: P.J. Stapleton; Our Lady’s: Margaret Wallace; St. Joseph’s: Thomas Wallace.

Reader: Aodhán & Nóirín Ó Gormáin. 


Collectors: Kevin Leamy & Tom Clarke. 

Readers: Eleanor Dwyer & Ann Leamy.

Altar Society: Kitty McGrath, Majella Crosse, Bridget O’Flynn.


Feast Days:                                                                                                                    

Tuesday, 6th February, St. Paul Miki and companions, Japanese martyrs at Nagasaki in the 16th century.

Wednesday, 7th February, St. Mel, Ardagh and Clonmacnoise, 5th century. He gave the religious veil to St. Brigid.

Thursday, 8th February, St. Jerome Emiliani, 16th century. Patron saint of orphans. St. Josephine Bakhita, Sudanese slave. She came to Italy and joined the Sisters of Charity in Venice. She died in 1947.

Today is also International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking.                                                                                                                        

Saturday, 10th February, St Scholastica, died 543. She was a sister of St. Benedict. Patron saint of convulsive children.


Newsletter Notices: Please forward by Wednesday evening any items for the Newsletter to frjoeegan@gmail.com.

Tax Relief Donations: I want to express my very sincere thanks to all who participated in this scheme. It has been a very good help in supporting the finances of the parish. You will have received a letter last week inviting you to continue in the scheme for the next five years. If you have not been part of the scheme and would like to be, please let me know. May God reward you all for your generosity and kindness.

Parish Pastoral Team: We had a very good meeting last week. Sincere thanks to all who participated in the different events and liturgies last year. Among the events that are planned for the coming year are:

  1. Distribution of a copy of the New Testament to all of the homes of the parish.
  2. Formation and training for a group of people to plan Lay Led Liturgies when a priest is not available.
  3. Lay participation in Baptism Preparation and Funeral Liturgies.
  4. Plans for a Faith and Peace Walk on Good Friday.

Boherlahan-Dualla Community Website: Hedgerows Ireland with Pat Maher, Freighduff, lately held an event called “Why Hedgerows Matter”. Read about it and see the photos in the January PPN Newsletter at www.boherlahandualla.ie. The Newsletter is also full of information about Consultations, Funding and Grant Opportunities, Training Courses, Public Notices and Public Service Announcements. Please send any material for publication on our Community Website to editor@boherlahandualla.ie.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: We have a very dedicated group of people in our parish who every week spend an hour before the Blessed Sacrament. Every parish needs good people like that. If you would like to join them, the times are as follows: Boherlahan: Mondays 9.30 – 11.30am. and 3 – 4pm. Dualla: Fridays 9.00 – 10.00am.


Spring Welcome.

God of Creation, the coming of Spring awakens new hope in all of us.

As we observe new life stirring in the wintered clay of recent times, it reminds us of your fresh call to all of us to care, to share and to bear.

Let us hear your reassuring voice reminding us of your goodness and love at work in our lives.

Give us the energy of Spring to welcome new growth, new challenges and new love into our lives.

Walk with us and may your Spirit renew the face of the earth. Amen.