Sat 11 July is the feast of St Benedict (c. 480-547), abbot, patron of Europe. He is regarded as the Father of western monasticism.
We remember in prayer:
Sarah Ryan, Kilbreedy; John and Mary O’ Dwyer, Synone; William and Mary Hallinan, Ballykelly; Seamus Lawrence, Cashel and Synone
Sun 12 Jul 11.00am John & Mgt Hayes, and their son Johnny, Kilbreedy
Sat 11 Jul 6.30pm Mary Woods, Ballytarsna
Sun 12 Jul 9.30am Paddy & Gertie Wardick, Gortmakellis
Pray for: Mary Blake, Ballincurry, Killenaule, who was interred last week.
Ministers for the Month of July:
Readers: Sat. 7.30 pm John Maher & Paddy Stapleton
Sun. 11.00 am Tim Joe McGrath & Brendan Ryan
Readers: (Sat. 6:30 pm) Anne Coffey; (Sun 9:30 am) Eleanor Dwyer
Holy Communion Ministers (next weekend)
Boherlahan: Julia O’ Dwyer & Anne Flanagan
Dualla: Josephine Gleeson & Marie O’ Gorman
Readers and Holy Communion Ministers: We fully understand if some ministers or readers may be uneasy or uncomfortable in resuming this service. If for some reason you are unable to attend, that will be understood by all. The health and wellbeing of our people will always be our first priority.
Weekday Masses: until further notice Masses on weekdays will be celebrated as follows:
Boherlahan: Monday 7.30pm and Thursday 9.00am
Dualla: Tuesday 9.30am and Friday 9.30am
Please note that the obligation on weekends has been suspended by the Bishops during the pandemic. You may choose to attend Mass, therefore, at the weekend or alternatively on any weekday.
First Holy Communion Dates 2020:
- Dualla NS Sat 19 Sept 11.00am at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Dualla;
- San Isadóir Boherlahan NS Sat 26 Sept 11.00am at Immaculate Conception Church, Boherlahan;
- Little Flower NS Ballytarsna Sat 3 Oct 11.00am at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Dualla.
Current government Covid-19 guidelines will have to be respected in these celebrations.
Celebration of Baptism: Celebration of Baptism is allowed with limited numbers attending and physical distancing observed.
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 respect physical distancing in the church.
(c) We ask you to sanitize your hands as you enter and leave the church.
(d) We suggest people of mature age to consider driving their car into Bianconi Park in Boherlahan, or to either side of the church in Dualla. You will be able to hear the Mass without leaving your car. We can arrange Holy Communion for you after Mass.
(e) The Reader at the Mass may come up from the body of the church as heretofore.
(f) We hope to have one Eucharistic Minister with the priest at each Mass.
(g) A collection box will be in the porch of the church for collections and contributions during each Mass.
(h) Mass bookings: please contact the sacristan or either of the priests by phone or email to book Masses, rather than entering the sacristy.
(i) The Irish Catholic and Sacred Heart Messenger: these may be collected by subscribers in the church porch in Boherlahan and at the top of the church in Dualla. Please make the offerings in the box provided or in the shrine box.
(j) We will not be availing of altar servers until a later date.
(k) Missalettes cannot be used at present due to Government safety guidelines.
(l) 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 both churches has resumed at the usual times. In Boherlahan the Adoration will be in the main Church.
Priests Summer Collection was due last weekend. We are so grateful for your generosity and help.
Mass livestream: Mass will be streamed live during the current crisis every Sunday at 11.00am and perhaps on other days too. To avail of this facility, go to www.boherlahandualla.ie/mass
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.
Collections: Sincere thanks to all who sent in Collection contributions. Now that church services have resumed a Collection Box will be available in the porch of each church for envelopes and contributions. It will be made available for a short time before and after each Mass. We are very grateful for your generosity and loyalty.
Opening Hours of Churches: the churches of the parish are open daily from 10.00 am to 5.00pm. If you visit either of the churches in the parish, a number of protocols in the interest of safety are in place. Please follow the instruction notices when you are inside the church.
Parish Preparation for the Celebration of Mass and Other Church Services:
As we mentioned last week we need help in organising the resumption of Mass in the churches. We had a meeting last week in each of the churches and we are very grateful to all those who attended. Let us work together as a team to keep everyone safe.
Receiving Holy Communion: We will distribute Holy Communion after each Mass. We will conclude Mass, give the final blessing and those not receiving Communion may leave starting from the back of the church. Then those who are receiving may come forward in single file and keeping physical distance. Communion will be received in the hand. The celebrant and minister of the Eucharist will wear a face shield. They will then go out to those in the car parks. Please make yourself known to the approaching minister if you intend to receive at your car.
Newsletter Notices: please forward by Wednesday evening any items for the newsletter to Fr Dunne at the usual email address: email@example.com These will be included in the online newsletter which will be posted each week on www.boherlahandualla.ie during the pandemic restrictions.
VOCATIONS TO PRIESTHOOD/RELIGIOUS LIFE: “God so loved the world, He gave His only Son.” How can you give yourself to God the Father in a response to that love? Is your love for the Lord leading you to grow in holiness as a priest? Contact: Fr Joe Walsh 086-7714888 or your local priest.
Covid-19 Support Line for Older People: ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19. 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 0818-222-024.
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.