We remember in prayer:
Sun 8 Aug 11.00am Mary Donnelly, Nodstown
Sat 14 Aug 7.30pm Patrick O’ Dwyer, Gaile
Sun 15 Aug 11.00am Sr Paula Buckley, Camas
Sat 7 Aug 6.30pm Tom Ryan, Dualla
Sat 14 Aug 6.30pm Dec. members of Dualla Altar Society
Pray for: Padraic Henry, Swinford; Mary O’ Keeffe (née O’ Connor), Dungarvan and formerly Garranmore.
Mon 9 Aug is the feast of St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) (1891 – 1942), virgin and martyr, patroness of Europe.
Tue 10 Aug is the feast of St Lawrence (d. 258), deacon and martyr.
Wed 11 Aug is the memorial of St Clare (1193-1253), virgin. She founded the Poor Clares. See the prayer My Soul-Your Dwelling at the end of the newsletter.
Sat 14 Aug is the memorial of St Maximilian Kolbe (1894-1941), priest and martyr. A Conventual Franciscan, he offered his life to save another from death at Auschwitz.
Sun 15 Aug is the solemnity of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Masses will be as at normal weekend times on Saturday evening and Sunday morning.
Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend)
Boherlahan: Mary Coman; Aidan Ó Gormáin
Dualla: Anne Marie O’ Keeffe; Marie O’ Gorman
Ministers for the Month of August: (We invite those normally collectors to act as stewards)
Readers: (Sat. 7.30 pm) Eibhlis Maher; (Sun. 11.00 am) Willie Joe Dwyer
Stewards: Sat. eve. Phil Coman; Josie O’ Brien;
Sun. Morn. Johnny Ferncombe; Pat & Joan Maher, Longfield
Readers: (Sat. 6:30 pm) Cecile Mulcahy; (Sun 9:30 am) Enda Howley
Altar Society: Kitty McGrath; Majella Crosse
Stewards: (Sat. 6:30 pm) Tom Clarke; Kevin Leamy;
(Sun 9:30 am) Peter Gleeson; Michael O’ Dwyer
Breda Ryan; Celine Mulcahy
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.
Weekday and Weekend Masses: Boherlahan 10.00am Monday to Friday; Dualla 9.30am Monday to Friday. Weekend Masses in both churches at the usual times.
Newsletter Notices: please forward by Wednesday evening any items for the newsletter to Fr Dunne at the usual email address: firstname.lastname@example.org These will be included in the online newsletter which will be posted each week on www.boherlahandualla.ie during the pandemic restrictions.
Cemetery Masses: Due to the Covid pandemic all Cemetery Masses outdoors are prohibited at this time. Instead we have decided to name the weekend of August 21/22 as Cemetery Weekend. The Masses in Immaculate Conception Church, Boherlahan, on that weekend will be offered for all our dead from the parish and for all who are interred in the parish.
Altar Societies and Tidy Village Groups: Sincere thanks to Altar Society and Tidy Village Groups for the good work they do in the churches throughout the year, and in the village environs at this time of the year. It all helps to keep our churches and villages tidy and beautiful.
Parish Donations Online: Sincere thanks to all who availed of this facility to support the parish in the last year. The online donation facility for our parish is live and available for use on the Diocesan website – https://cashel-emly.ie/donate/. We hope that this much-needed method of giving will offer parishioners an easily accessible means to donate to your parish either on a one-off or regular basis. This facility allows for a Covid-19-friendly option for you to contribute online at a time convenient to you.
The Youth 2000 Summer Festival this year will take place both ONLINE and IN PERSON! For all information and to register please visit www.youth2000.ie
CANA WELCOME is a programme that gives couples the opportunity to strengthen their relationship and to grow as a couple. The programme consists of 9 monthly meetings. The first CANA WELCOME for this area will commence Saturday 18 September in Knockainey Community Centre, Co. Limerick. The cost of the materials is €20 per couple. Places are limited. For information or registration, please contact Shane 086 3032852 or Olga 086 3192679.
My Soul-Your Dwelling
Living God, in your grace you make the soul of the believer greater than the heavens. For the heavens and all the other creatures cannot comprehend you, the Creator of all things. But my soul desires to be for you a dwelling and a resting place.
As the Virgin Mary bore you in her womb, so I desire to bear you in my heart. I wish to follow in the footsteps of your Mother, Mary, in self-giving, humility and poverty.
Christ, I wish to contain you, just as you contain me and all the world. You are my true riches, and nothing in the world is as precious as you. Amen
(based on a prayer by St Clare of Assisi)