We remember in prayer:
7th January, 10.00am. Lizzie Croke, Regaile; Pauline Tanner, Gaile; Peter Connolly, Kilbreedy; Michael O’Dwyer, Tobberadora.
14th January, 10.00am. Bobby and Peggy Manton, Synone; Mary Maher, Clareen and her brother Timmy O’Keeffe; Patrick and Rita O’Dwyer, Gaile.
6th January, 6.30pm. Liam Hallinan, Clonmel and Ballykelly; Jim and Peggy Sheridan and their son Kevin, Dualla; Marie Kelly, Dualla and Thurles.
13th January, 6.30pm. Martin Power, Dualla.
Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend)
Dualla: Katie O’Dwyer. Boherlahan: Mary Quinn.
Ministers for the Month of January:
Collectors: Main Aisle: Brendan Ryan & W.J. Dwyer; Our Lady’s: Tricia Donnelly; St. Joseph’s: Mgt. O’Dwyer & Mary Ryan (F).
Reader: Michael Taylor.
Collectors: Ann Leamy & Maura Hunt.
Readers: Con Ryan & Ann Coffey.
Altar Society: Kate Ryan, Maura Hunt, Aileen Sheehy.
Feastdays : Today we celebrate the Baptism of Our Lord. This feast invites us to reflect on the meaning of our Baptism and the commitments we undertook to fulfil. It also reminds us that we are God’s beloved daughters and sons. He loves us and he calls us to holiness and peace. Let us remember in our prayers today the children who were baptised in our parish in the past year, their parents and sponsors.
- Weekday Masses in the parish are now at 10.00am. Mon., Tues., and Wed. in Boherlahan; Thurs. and Fri. in Dualla.
- In making contributions to the parish by cheque, always pay “Boherlahan-Dualla Parish”.
- Booking of Masses may be made through either of the sacristans and Fr. Joe Egan.
Newsletter Notices: Please forward by Wednesday evening any items for the Newsletter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boherlahan-Dualla End of Year Parish Report: The Annual Parish Report was distributed recently. In the report you will find the Parish Calendar, the End of Year Letter, the Annual Financial Statement and a packet of envelopes for each week or a single envelope incorporating all collections. I express my sincere and heartfelt thanks for your support, your friendship and your loyalty. If you are new to the parish and would like to receive a copy of the Parish Report, please let us know and we will send it to you.
Boherlahan Community Association: The AGM of Boherlahan Community Association will take place at 8.30pm. on Thursday 11th January in the Parish Hall. Everyone living in the locality (aged 18+) is invited to attend. Further details are published on www.boherlahandualla.ie. Nominations for positions on the committee should be submitted by email to email@example.com before 8.30pm on Tuesday 9th January. New Committee members are very welcome.
God’s ongoing call.
God is not afraid of new things.
That is why he is continually surprising us,
opening our hearts, minds and souls,
guiding us in unexpected ways. (Pope Francis)
My New Year Prayer.
May there be peace and joy within us this day. May we trust God that we are exactly where we are meant to be. May we not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May we use the gifts that we have received and pass on the love that has been given to us. May we be content and happy knowing that we are children of God. May his presence settle into our bones and allow our souls the freedom to sing, dance and rejoice. All of this is there for each one of us as we begin another year. Together let us step out into our world hand in hand with God our Father, with Jesus our Brother and with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
A Prayer for the World.
All powerful God, you are present in the universe and in the smallest of your creatures. You embrace with your tenderness all that exists. Pour out upon us the power of your love, that we may protect life and beauty. Fill us with your peace, that we may live as true brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes. Bring healing to our lives that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty not pollution or destruction. Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle, for justice, love and peace. Amen. (Laudato Si)