We remember in prayer:
Sun 4 Jul 11.00am Molly O’ Connell & Babby Ryan, Regaile; John & Mary Ryan, Ballydine
Sat 10 Jul 7.30pm Sarah Ryan, Kilbreedy
Sun 11 Jul 11.00am John & Margaret Hayes & son Johnny, Kilbreedy; John Maher, Nodstown, & his parents Jackie & Mem
Sun 4 Jul 9.30am Pakie Moloney, Ballytarsna
Sat 10 Jul 6.30pm Rita Walsh, Ballinree (Month’s Mind)
Sun 11 Jul 9.30am Paddy & Gertie Wardick, Garranmore
Pray for: Martin Sadlier, Gortmakellis; Deirdre Farrell, Donaskeigh; Noreen Hand, Cashel Rd; Séamus Lawrence, Cashel & Synone (Mass offered)
Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend)
Boherlahan: Nellie Taylor & Anne Flanagan
Dualla: Annette O’ Donnell; Billy Gleeson
Ministers for the Month of July:
We invite the Collectors and Readers to act as Stewards. Saturday: Kieran Maher; Philly Ryan; John Maher; Paddy Stapleton. Sunday: Bernie Fitzgerald; Anne Connolly; Tim Joe McGrath; Brendan Ryan
Stewards: (Sat 6:30 pm) Ann Leamy; Maura Hunt; (Sun 9:30 am) Peggy Flanagan; Majella Crosse
Altar Society: Kate Ryan; Maura Hunt; Mairéad Power; Aileen Sheehy
Céad Míle Fáilte: We welcome you back to Mass this weekend. We are so grateful for your loyalty, your generosity and your goodness. It will be a bit different from what we were used to. The following are some of the new arrangements that we are asked to respect:
(a) The total number allowed in each church is 50.
(b) We ask you to wear a face covering inside the church, and to respect physical distancing in the church and its environs.
(c) We ask you to sanitize your hands as you enter and leave the church.
(d) We again encourage you to follow the direction of the stewards/ushers at each Mass.
(e) At the end of each Mass, we are hoping for volunteers to help in sanitizing the pews and seats. Some cloths and sanitizing liquid are available in the church. If people brought a wipe and sanitizer with them and looked after the pew they are using this would be very helpful.
(f) We remind people of mature age of the option to drive their car into Bianconi Park in Boherlahan, or in front of the church in Dualla.
(g) We hope to have one Holy Communion Minister with the priest at each Mass.
(h) A collection box will be in the porch of the church for collections and contributions during each Mass.
(i) We will not be availing of altar servers until a later date.
(j) Missalettes cannot be used at present due to Government safety guidelines.
(k) We ask everybody to use common sense and please God everything will work out well. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: In Boherlahan the Adoration will be in the main Church on Mondays 10.30-11.30 am and 2.00-3.00pm.
Fifth Collection: this collection was taken up last weekend. Traditionally this would be the Priests Summer Collection. It is one of the four collections that are paid into the Common Fund from which the salaries of priests are paid. If you were away or missed out, you may hand in your envelope at any time.
Reception of the Sacraments: It is with regret, disappointment and frustration that we have to announce that the celebration of the sacraments of Confirmation, First Holy Communion and Baptism have been postponed until further notice. The Government issued the following advisory on Wednesday:
Measures coming into place from 5 July
It is advised that religious ceremonies such as Baptisms, First Holy Communions and Confirmations should not take place at this time.
Further advice will follow on resumption of these ceremonies when it is safe to do so.
Following receipt of this Government advisory, Archbishop Kieran O’ Reilly SMA wrote to parishes, school principals and parents/guardians. His letter includes the Government’s notice of deferral of the celebration of the sacraments. He also expresses that he is ‘disappointed to have to convey this decision to you as I know it impacts on many throughout the Archdiocese, especially the young members of our church communities preparing for the sacraments, their parents, families and school personnel.’ As priests of the parish, we too have heard at local level the frustration and disappointment felt by the many families affected by the Government’s decision. We share with you the earnest hope that we will be able to hold these celebrations as soon as possible. We will report to you any further developments as soon as we are notified.
Morning Offering: Father, I thank you for another day when I am called to live the joy of being a Christian. Help me to be a person more and more compassionate and close to those around me. May all my thoughts, words and deeds be guided by the Holy Spirit. I offer this day unreservedly to you, Father. Amen.
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.
All of Life would become Prayer
‘If we knew how to listen to God, if we knew how to look around us, our whole life would become prayer. For it unfolds under God’s eyes and no part of it must be lived without being freely offered to him. At first we communicate with God through words which may be dispensed with later on…as one does with the peelings of a fruit. Words are only a means. However, the silent prayer which has moved beyond words must always spring from everyday life, for everyday life is the raw material of prayer.’ (Michel Quoist)