We remember in prayer:
Sun. 8th Jan. 10.00am. Mattie Connolly, Ardmayle West; Mattie & Winnie Browne and their son Matthew, Ballytarsna; Lizzie Croke, Regaile. (1st Anniv); Seamus Leahy, Tobberadora (Month’s Mind).
Sun. 15th Jan. 10.00am. Bobby and Peggy Manton, Synone; Augusta Thabah, India; Sonny (Martin) Maher, Gaile.
Sat. 7th Jan. 6.30pm. Jim & Peggy Sheridan and their son Kevin, Dualla; Marie Kelly, Dualla and Thurles; Liam Hallinan, Clonmel and Ballykelly; Tom Hannon, Meldrum and Twickenham.
Sat. 14th Jan. 6.30pm. Martin Power, Dualla; Paddy and Josephine Flanagan, Grangemore and deceased family members.
Pray for: Denis Maher, Castlemoyle; Jean Barry, Cashel.
Feast days: Today is the feast of the Baptism of Our Lord. Today’s celebration invites us to reflect on the meaning of our Baptism and to take seriously the commitments we undertook to fulfil. It also reminds us that we are God’s beloved daughters and sons. We remember in our prayers today the children who were baptised in the past year as well as their families and sponsors.
Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend)
Boherlahan: Marie Ryan;
Dualla: Annette O’Donnell.
Ministers for January:
Boherlahan: Reader: Michael Taylor.
Collectors: Main Aisle: Brendan Ryan & W. Joe Dwyer; Our Lady’s: Tricia Donnelly; St. Joseph’s: Mary Ryan (F) & Mgt. O’Dwyer.
Dualla: Collectors: Carmel Flanagan, Seamus Crosse.
Reader: Con Ryan.
Altar Society: Kate Ryan, Maura Hunt, Aileen Sheehy.
New Year Good Wishes and Thanks: I want to express my sincere thanks to all who have helped in so many different ministries in the parish during last year. I am indeed very grateful for the friendship, support and cooperation I receive from so many people. We have many loyal, committed and dedicated people in the parish and I appreciate you all. I pray that all the parishioners of Boherlahan-Dualla will find good health, friendship, hope and peace in 2023.
Newsletter Notices: Please forward by Wednesday evening any items for the Newsletter to Fr. Egan at the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: 18-25 January 2023. The theme for 2023 is taken from Isaiah: “Do Good; Seek Justice”. Isaiah challenged God’s people in his day to learn to do good together, to seek justice together, to rescue the oppressed together, to defend the orphan and defend the widow together. The prophet’s challenge applies equally to us today. We are invited to engage together in the struggle for justice in our society. We all belong to Christ.
Boherlahan-Dualla Community Website: You can read about the outdoor Crib at Boherlahan Church and how it came about this year on the Community Website at www.boherlahandualla.ie. Many thanks for the contributions received towards the website updating. There is a “Donate” link included on the top left of the website menu. Please send any material for the website to email@example.com.
A Prayer for our 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 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.
Touch the hearts of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united
with every creature as we journey towards
your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace. Amen.