We remember in prayer


Sat 3 Oct 7.30pm Andy O’Dwyer, Tobberadora                                                                              

Sun 4 Oct 11.00am Kitty Burke, Clareen

Sun 11 Oct 11.00am Joe, Nora & Sr Pauline O’Dwyer, Thurlesbeg  

Mass has been offered for Nell and Patrick Tynan, St Joseph’s Ave. Boherlahan


Sat 3 Oct 6.30pm Helen Kelly, Dublin Rd & her mother Agnes Butler, Burncourt & Dublin Rd

Today is Day for Life in Ireland: We grieve the loss of life due to abortion. We seek a change of minds and hearts about the innate dignity of the child in the womb and the care of pregnant women. Pope Francis writes, ‘The gift of a new child, entrusted by the Lord to a father and a mother, begins with acceptance, continues with lifelong protection and has as its final goal the joy of eternal life … For God allows parents to choose the name by which He himself will call their child for all eternity.’ (Amoris Laetita, 166)

Wed 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 9 Oct is Children’s Day of Mission Prayer

HOLY COMMUNION MINISTERS   (On duty next week)

BOHERLAHAN: Mary Quinn; Mary Coman

DUALLA: Joanne Flanagan; Ger Kennedy

Ushers for the Month of October:

Boherlahan: (Sat) Thomas Quirke & Nuala Maher. (Sun) Michael Tuohy, Bernadette McGrath & Thomas Moylan.

Dualla: (Sat) Séamus Crosse & Robert Power. (Sun) Paddy Flanagan & Andrew Kennedy.

Weekend Masses

  1. We ask those coming into the church to wear a mask.
  2. We again encourage you to follow the direction of the stewards/ushers at each Mass.
  3. Please sanitize your hands entering and leaving the church and at all times respect physical distancing.
  4. The Collection Box is in the porch of the Church if you wish to make a contribution.
  5. Holy Communion will be distributed inside and outside the church after Mass has finished.
  6. 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. 
  7. In the porches of the churches there is a copy book where we invite you to sign your name.
  8. We ask everyone to use good common sense in respecting all the protocols. We thank you for your wonderful cooperation thus far.

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.

Newsletter Notices: please forward by Wednesday evening any items for the newsletter to either of the priests or at the usual email address: boduparish@gmail.com. These will be included in the online newsletter which will be posted each week on www.boherlahandualla.ie during the pandemic restrictions. 

First Holy Communion Celebrations 2020: thirteen children of Little Flower NS Ballytarsna celebrated their First Holy Communion on Sat 3 Oct 11.00am at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Dualla. Congratulations to them and their families. Please pray for them, and for those who celebrated from Boherlahan and Dualla schools recently. 

Irish Catholic. The Irish Catholic is changing its method of distribution. We need to have precise numbers of those who wish to receive the paper. Please contact the priests or sacristans about this as soon as possible.

Community Website: On www.boherlahandualla.ie a video of the launch of this year’s Boherlahan Dualla Historical Journal can be seen. Also, the Legion of Mary’s September Bulletin has an account of the life of Matt Talbot, after whom Talbot Park in Boherlahan village is named. Please send your notices, reports, photos and news to editor@boherlahandualla.ie

Historical Journal: Copies of this year’s Journal will be sold outside both churches after the weekend Masses on the 10 / 11 October. The cost is €10. You may also contact any committee member to ensure that you get a copy. The journal will also be available at a number of retail outlets. The society is indebted to the contributors of articles and photographs who, under difficult circumstances, ensured publication this year. Don’t be without the 23rd issue of the journal; it adds to the understanding of our past.

The following are some of the articles: Of Parades and Patriotism: Security, nationally and locally 1940-5; The Quinlan family, Ballytarsna; My journey in search of my Irish ancestors; John Walsh: The man who died three times; The clearances in Thurlesbeg, 1844-56; ‘A Valuable Property’: the Smith-Barry Cashel Estate; Religious connections to the Harrington family, Aughnagomaun; The Great War: A long way from Tipperary

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People: ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 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, by phoning 0818 222 024.