We remember in prayer:
Sat 6 Nov 7.30pm Tom Croke, Regaile
Sun 7 Nov 11.00am Michael & Mary Buckley, Camas; Mary Tarrant, Thurlesbeg & her parents Josephine & James Wade, Camas; Rose & J.J. McGrath, Freighduff; Lily Tuohy, Regaile
Sat 13 Nov 7.30pm Andy O’ Dwyer, Tobberadora
Sun 14 Nov 11.00am Leonard Meskell & his parents Batt & Molly, Gortnaclough; Mary Moylan, Kilbreedy and Clonmel
Sat 6 Nov 6.30pm Christy Doherty, Grangemore
Pray for: Margaret Bourke (née Coman) The Heath, Thurles and Boherlahan; Sandy Colville, Clonbonane and late of Dualla, who died last week
Today is Prisoners’ Sunday in Ireland. Justice must seek to be restorative and not merely retributive. We pray for all prisoners and their families.
Tue 9 Nov is the feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica. The Church, in every place, strives to be a mother to all God’s people.
Wed 10 Nov is the memorial of St Leo the Great (d. 461), pope and doctor of the Church. He defended the primacy of the See of Peter.
Thu 11 Nov is the memorial of St Martin of Tours (316-97) bishop. He is a Patron of France.
Fri 12 Nov is the memorial of St Josaphat (1580-1623), bishop and martyr. He is honoured especially in Ukraine.
Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend)
Boherlahan: Julia O’ Dwyer; Mary Quinn
Dualla: Ann Barry Ward; Joanne Flanagan
We need new volunteers in Boherlahan. There is a board in the porch of the church and I invite anyone who would like to help to sign their name.
Weekday and Weekend Masses: Boherlahan 10.00am Tuesday to Friday (note: Monday only at 11.00am);
Dualla 9.30am Monday to Friday.
Weekend Masses in both churches at the usual times.
Ministers for the Month of November: (We invite those normally collectors to act as ushers. We hope to return to normal Collections next month.)
Readers: Sat. 7.30 pm Denis Maher
Sun. 11.00 am Noirin O’ Dwyer
Ushers: (Sat) John L. Devane; Pauline Gleeson; Paddy Cullen
(Sun) Seamus Murphy; David & Caroline Ryan; Liam Ó Maoldomhnaigh
Readers: Willie Fahey; Con Ryan
Altar Society: Kathleen Dwyer; Mary Moloney; Maura O’ Brien; Eileen Falvey
Ushers: Maura O’ Brien; Catherine Hayes; Maura Lahart
Diocesan Pastoral Plan: This plan was launched recently and it gives guidelines on future developments in the Diocese. We hope to call a meeting early in November to discuss and plan how our parish here can play their part. We also plan to distribute some literature on the plan “Seeds of Hope” in the coming weeks.
November Masses for the Dead: Every November our thoughts and prayers turn to our loved ones who have died. Our faith tells us that our prayers and Masses can help them. The November envelopes are available in the porches of the churches. We ask you to write in the names and hand them in as soon as possible. In collecting your envelope, if you know a neighbour or neighbours who would appreciate an envelope, please take one for them.
Advent Scripture Course: ‘In God we live and move and have our being.’ A Scripture Course exploring the Acts of the Apostles with Sr Therese Fitzgerald has been organized over six nights. Further details are available on the notice in the porch of the church. Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ActsOfTheApostles . €15 contribution requested. Everyone is welcome.
Trócaire Emergency Appeal: We have received word from Trócaire of their dire need for help in supporting the poor and vulnerable in different parts of our world. If you would like to make a contribution to this worthy cause, please drop the envelope in the Collection Box. There are some envelopes in the porch.
Covid and Safety in Church: Sensible hygiene measures and the use of face coverings are among the ways in which people’s health can be protected and all can feel confident in gathering in church.We hope to return this weekend to the distribution of Holy Communion at its proper time rather than at the end of Mass.
Community Website: DBB Athletic Club competed on the last three Sundays of October in Cross-Country events at County and Munster levels. www.boherlahandualla.ie has reports and photos from all the races. Please send any material for the community website to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cashel and Emly Pope John Paul II Awards: Calling all parishes and schools to support the Pope John Paul II Awards initiative in our Diocese. If you have a secondary school student(s) from TY year upwards, who is actively involved in the faith life of the parish/school (or might be interested in doing so), why not encourage them to sign up for the Pope John Paul II Award. The Award can be completed over the course of 12 -16 months through voluntary activity in parish and community. Fr. Vincent Stapleton, the Diocesan Director would only be delighted to visit your parish and assist with the setting up of the Award. Our new diocesan plan – Seeds of Hope – calls us all to encourage the youth of our diocese to get involved. This is a great way to do so.
SAFEGUARDING NEWS: I wish to inform you that the Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly has invited the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) to conduct a review of its current child safeguarding practices. The National Board is currently undertaking reviews of all dioceses and religious orders affiliated to the Board. If you have any views about Child Safeguarding in the Archdiocese, we invite you to come forward to us by contacting either myself at email@example.com or the Director of Safeguarding, Ms Cleo Yates, firstname.lastname@example.org and / or directly to the NBSCCCI (01-5053124). If you wish to report a child safeguarding concern, please contact An Garda Síochána at Garda National Protective Services Bureau, Harcourt Square, Dublin 2. (01 6663430) or TUSLA at www.tusla.ie. (Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly)