We remember in prayer:
Sun. 5th Feb. 10.00am. Elsie Dwyer, Ballytarsna; Denis Maher, Castlemoyle (Month’s Mind).
Sun. 12th Feb. 10.00am. Sonny (Martin) Maher, Gaile; Rita O’Dwyer, Gaile (Month’s Mind); Mary Maher, Clareen (Month’s Mind).
Sat. 4th Feb. 6.30pm. John Hickey, Gortmakellis & his parents Pat and Birdie; Ann Curtin, Coleraine.
Sat. 11th Feb. 6.30pm. Ned O’Dwyer, The Shop, Ballytarsna; Noreen Fletcher, Glashare, Kilkenny.
Mass offered for: Bryant family, Ballinree.
Feast Days: Monday 6th Feb. St. Paul Miki and companions, martyrs.
Wednesday 8th Feb. is International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking.
Friday 10th Feb. St. Scholastica. She was a sister of St. Benedict.
Saturday 11th Feb. is World Day of the Sick and feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.
Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend)
Boherlahan: Ann Ryan.
Dualla: Theresa Sauvage.
Boherlahan Lectors for 2023: A list of the Readers for this year with contact numbers is available in the sacristy. Sincere thanks to Mary O’Donnell and Anne Flanagan who organise the rotas for Readers and Eucharistic Ministers.
Newsletter Notices: Please forward by Wednesday evening any items for the Newsletter to Fr. Egan at the email address: email@example.com.
Ballytarsna N.S. A Clothing Collection will take place on 10th February. This collection is part of our Green Schools initiative and all funds raised will go towards Ballytarsna NS production of “Seussical the Musical” in June. Bags may be dropped to the school at any time during school hours up until the 9th February. All textiles and shoes accepted. We thank you for your support.
Sacrament of Confirmation: Thursday 11th May is the date of Confirmation in the parish this year. We will probably have two ceremonies. We are asking people of the parish to pray for the young people receiving the Sacrament. If you would like to be a Faith Friend and pray for one of those young people please sign the Faith Friends Form in the porch of the church.
Ardmayle Heritage Society: The Ardmayle Heritage Society was founded on the 9th February 1983. To celebrate its forty years of commitment to heritage in the parish, the society will unveil a plaque and plant a tree in the grounds of St. John the Baptist Church in Ardmayle. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, February 9th 2023 at 3pm. All are welcome.
Cashel & Emly Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. 17-22 June 2023. (5 nights) Booking: Joe Walsh Tours at 89 Harcourt St. Dublin 2. Telephone: 01- 2410800. There will not be a special assisted section with medical and care staff this year. Hopefully this will resume in 2024.
Vigil in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes on Friday 10th February (eve. of the Feast Day) in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles. Rosary at 6.30pm, Mass at 7pm. Concluding with Adoration from 7.30pm.-8.30pm. All are welcome.
New Parish Cluster Arrangements: As you are aware we are now in a cluster of parishes. Archbishop Kieran has asked us to have all arrangements in place for the first Sunday of Lent (25th & 26th Feb.). The following are the Mass times in the three parishes: Clonoulty-Rossmore Parish: Rossmore 7.30pm. Sat., Clonoulty 10.00 am. Sun. Holycross-Ballycahill Parish: Ballycahill 7.30pm. Sat., Holycross 11.00am. Sun. Upperchurch-Drombane Parish: Drombane 6.30pm. Sat., Upperchurch 11.00am. Sun. This is to facilitate priest cover in the case of the absence of a priest through sickness or otherwise. The priests within our cluster will be circulating to each parish on a periodic basis. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Above all let us all pray that the Spirit will direct us into the future.
Boherlahan Community Association: Car Park Construction in Boherlahan Village: Construction work began last week on the development of a car park area in Boherlahan Village. This community car park will provide 17 new parking spaces, including disability parking, adjacent to the entrance to the Parochial House. The initial construction period is likely to be six weeks. This community development is being undertaken with support from both I.I.P. and Leader programmes. We are also grateful for the support of the Department of Justice and South Tipperary Development Company respectively.
World Youth Day: World Youth Day takes place in Lisbon this year from August 1st to August 6th. If you are interested in finding out more about it, please contact Fr. Dominic Meehan 085-1111320 /firstname.lastname@example.org.
May the God of Peace be with you, taking away your fears and doubts, and may the mantle of your Peace cover those who are troubled and anxious. May the blessing of Peace be upon you. Amen.