We remember in prayer:
Sat 11 Sep 7.30pm Rita Woods, Ballytarsna
Sun 12 Sep 11.00am John & Mary O’ Dwyer, Synone
Sat 4 Sep 6.30pm Jimmy O’ Gorman, Ballinure
Sat 11 Sep 6.30pm Bernard & Catherine Cahill, Camas; Tom O’ Donnell, Fussough
Wed 8 Sept is the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Thu 9 Sept is the memorial of St Ciaran, abbot. He was the founder of the world-famous monastery at Clonmacnoise.
Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend)
Boherlahan: Katie O’ Dwyer; Mary Quinn
Dualla: Mona Heffernan; Marie O’ Gorman
Ministers for the Month of September: (We invite those normally collectors to act as stewards)
Readers: Sat. eve. 7.30 pm F. & E. O’ Dwyer, Thurlesbeg
Sun. 11.00 am E. Fitzgerald, Ardmayle
Stewards: Sat. eve. Betty Carew, Pio Delaney
Sun. Morn. Marian Ryan, John Paul O’ Dwyer
Readers: (Sat. 6:30 pm) Rosie Gahan; (Sun 9:30 am) Donnacha Ó Cinnéide
Altar Society: Kathleen O’ Donnell; Mary O’ Reilly; Nora O’ Connor
Stewards: (Sat. 6:30 pm) Catherine Hayes; Breda Ryan; (Sun 9:30 am) Eleanor Dwyer; Breda Clarke
Confirmation and First Holy Communion Ceremonies: At the moment we are planning dates for Confirmation and First Holy Communion. We intend to have all of these ceremonies completed by the end of September. We hope to send out the dates and times of the ceremonies through the schools early next week. We will publish all the dates and times in our Newsletter next weekend.
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.
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.
Season of Creation: (Sep1 to Oct 4) Resources are available at www.catholicbishops.ie so that together we can respond through prayer, reflection and action. There will be a UN meeting of world leaders in Glasgow in November on Climate Change. At that meeting Pope Francis will present a petition to the world leaders. If you would like to sign that petition contact http://healthyplanetandpeople.org/ .
Pastoral Plan for the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly: in the course of the last few years we had a Listening Process in each parish in the diocese. All of that material has been collated into a diocesan pastoral plan, with the title Seeds of Hope. It will be launched on 12 September, feast of St Ailbe, at Holycross Abbey. After the Launch the Plan goes back to the parishes to begin discussion on how the Plan might be of help to us in handing on the Faith. Our Parish Pastoral Leadership Group will spearhead this discussion. If you would like to be part of this new initiative in Pastoral Planning for our parish and for the Diocese please let us know. Archbishop Kieran O Reilly sent out a letter about the Pastoral Plan which is available on the Notice Board in the porch of the church.
HOLYCROSS ANNUAL SOLEMN NOVENA 2021: Due to Covid 19 restrictions, the Novena will be held behind closed doors again this year. It will be available online on www.churchservices.tv/holycrossabbey at 10.30am and 7.30pm daily and on Tipperary Mid West Radio at 7.30pm daily. The Session for the Sick will be broadcast online and on Tipperary Mid West Radio at 2pm on Saturday 11th September. Please see holycrossballycahill.com/novena, contact 0504-43124 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Boherlahan/Dualla Historical Journal: The 2021 issue is now complete. This will be the 24th volume and it will be available to the general public in the next few weeks. The following are the titles of seven of this year’s articles. Tim Hyde: A king of the turf; My memories of growing up in Ardmayle; The aftermath of the execution of Paddy Grace; William B. O’Dwyer: His involvement in the struggle for independence and his contribution to public life; A new church car park: Uncovering relics from The Chapel and the discovery of a discreet re-interment; Of parades and patriotism: Security, nationally and locally, 1940-45; Part Three Thurlesbeg, 1856-1885: A time of consolidation, prosperity and conflict.
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.