Thought for the Week – The Florida effect

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In 1996 John Bargh, a social psychologist from New York University tested what is known as the ideomotor effect, whereby a thought or mental image brings about a seemingly “reflexive” or automatic response.
In an experiment he gave groups of young people word flash cards and asked them to construct simple sentences. Buried within one of the groups’ cards were word synonyms for age – bald, wrinkled, arthritis, Florida, forgetful.
When they had completed their sentences the groups were asked to walk down  a corridor and sign out and then the real experiment began.
Their progress down the corridor was timed – and something unusual happened. Those who had seen words suggesting age walked more slowly.
Just the merest suggestion of age at an unconscious level, led to a reflexive response – made them display the behaviour of the elderly. It is called the Florida effect.
It indicates the way language can influence our behaviour and that maybe, we are not always acting  as consciously as we think.
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Murroe / Boher Newsletter 15th July 2018

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                          Fr. Tom Ryan

Tel. 386227 Mobile 087 9814051                                Tel. 352223 Mobile 087 6291557

 Anniversaries:                                     Murroe

Annette Ryan and

Mary Collins                                                                9am this Sunday

Liam, Paddy and Peggy Hickey                                     11.30am this Sunday

Molly Power                                                                 7pm next Saturday

Boher

Paddy and Mary Nash and

Mary O’Connor and

Noelle Kirschner                                                           10am this Sunday

                              May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Laurence Bartley.

Murroe: Bridget Hayes 7pm, Michael O’Loughlin 9am, Breda Byrnes 11.30am

Cemetery Masses: Abington, Sunday 29th July at 11.30am.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 5th August.

Mulcair Men’s Shed – Our thanks to all who supported our Church gate Collection last week-end.  New members welcome to our weekly Gathering on Thursdays at 8 pm in Abington

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic in the Community Centre, Caherconlish, on Monday 23rd July. Time: 5pm – 8pm.

The Mid Western Association of Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus will hold a Church Gate Collection next weekend 21st and 22nd July.

Announcing the opening of ‘Boher After-School Club’ in September 2018. A dedicated afterschool space within a family home offering collection from Killinure NS, homework supervision and hot meals. Fully insured and registered childcare provider with over 10 years’ experience, Garda vetted & qualified in child first aid. Contact Laura on 087-9836027. Places are limited and filling fast.

Lotto Results for 08/07/18 -2,6,16,31- €20 Lucky Dips Majella Dunlea, Sadhbh Holmes, John Davis & Carina Foley. Next week’s Jackpot 7,300. Draw in Valley Inn.

Irish Dance Summer Camp in Murroe Hall, July 23rd-26th from 11.30am-1.30pm with the Tynan – O’Neill School of Irish Dance. Traditional Irish Dancing, Arts and Crafts, Fun and Musical Games, Princess Party. For further details or to book your place, Text or call Irene: 085 746 4471 or Jeanne: 087 226 1818.

Murroe Community Council are conducting a feasibility study on a community car and other transport in our locality. We are surveying the unmet needs of all age groups who don’t/cannot use private cars and who would benefit from increased availability of public means of transport. To this end, we are circulating a questionnaire on Local Transport Needs. Please fill it in and return it by hand or post to Carmel Hogg, Main Street, Murroe, Co. Limerick. Please contact Carmel Hogg if you have any queries about this questionnaire or if you would like to fill it in over the phone. Landline 061 386323, mobile 086 4088919 Email: carmelhogg@eircom.net

Murroe/Boher Camogie Club: Best of luck to Katie Heelan, Sinead McElligott, Edel Cunningham and Karen Cunningham who are part of the Limerick junior team who play Offaly in the first round at 5pm in Bruff on Saturday. Also on Saturday our U10s travel to Monaleen for a blitz. Best of luck to all our girls

Murroe AFC Notes: Management Position: The committee are seeking applications from anyone interested in the management position for the Mens A team for the coming season, (LDL Div 1A). Anyone interested contact murroeafc@gmail.com or any committee member.

Murroe AFC will be launching their new book “Murroe AFC The First 50 Years 1968-2018” on Saturday 21st July at 7pm in the Valley Inn, Murroe. Special guest at the launch will be Mr John Delaney, FAI Chief Executive. We’re hoping that all our friends and supporters, past players, and members will be able to attend on the night. The book is a fabulous record of the story of the first 50 years of soccer in Murroe, and will be available at a price of €15.

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Thought for the Week – Resilience

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There is a lot of talk about resilience these days. Resilience is the ability to deal with adversity – how we respond to things when they go wrong. We react in different ways.
Martin Seligman has identified three ways we reduce resilience.
I personalise the event – blame myself  – it is all my fault. The issue of personalisation.
I believe that the event pervades every aspects of my life. The issue of pervasiveness.
I  believe the negative effects will last forever – we  project our suffering into the future indefinitely and overestimate how long the negative events will affect us. The issue of permanence
This loop play in our minds – it is my fault that this is awful, my whole life is awful and it is always going to be awful.
There are numerous studies which show that we can improve our resilience – the amount is not fixed.
 One way to can do this is to realise that negative events are often not personal not entirely my fault, nor are they pervasive, affecting every aspect of my life and are not permanent – they don’t last forever. Avoiding these reactions to hard situations builds our resilience and we cope better and this helps to avoid depression.
By learning about these 3P’s,  teachers can become more effective in the classroom and insurance salespeople stop taking rejections personally and sold twice as much and stayed in the job twice as long as their colleagues.
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Murroe / Boher Newsletter 8th July 2018

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                          Fr. Tom Ryan

Tel. 386227 Mobile 087 9814051                                Tel. 352223 Mobile 087 6291557

 Recent Deaths: P.J. Keating, Kilcarroll, Kilrush

 Anniversaries:                                     Murroe

Kathleen O’Brien                                                          7pm this Saturday

Annette Ryan and

Mary Collins                                                                9am next Sunday

Liam, Paddy and Peggy Hickey                                     11.30am next Sunday

Boher

Paddy and Mary Nash and

Mary O’Connor and

Noelle Kirschner                                                           10am next Sunday

                              May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Helen Hickey.

Murroe: Elizabeth Power-Lynch 7pm, Willie Carey 9am,

Masses for coming week: Boher, No Mass on Wednesday and Friday

Murroe, No Mass on Thursday.

Cemetery Masses: Abington, Sunday 29th July at 11.30am.

Bus for Papal Mass: It is hoped to run a Bus for the upcoming Papal Mass in Phoenix Park Dublin on Sunday 26th August. If you are interested in travelling on the Bus, please give your name to Breda Byrnes on 061 621000 weekdays. There will be a fee for the Bus which will be determined later.

Hearing Aid: If you are a user of a Hearing Aid, you may be interested to know that a Loop System has been installed in Boher Church. Please ensure your hearing aid is at the correct setting.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic in the Community Centre, Newport, on Thursday 12th July. Time: 5pm – 8pm.

Announcing the opening of ‘Boher After-School Club’ in September 2018. A dedicated afterschool space within a family home offering collection from Killinure NS, homework supervision and hot meals. Fully insured and registered childcare provider with over 10 years experience, Garda vetted & qualified in child first aid. Contact Laura on 087-9836027. Places are limited and filling fast.

Lotto Results for 01/07/18 -5,14,28,29- €20 Lucky Dips Alan Ryan, Tony Kennedy, Kathleen Costello & Liam Guaren. Next week’s Jackpot 7,200. Draw in O’Neill’s.

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish, on Saturday 14th July. Music by Checkers. Tea Served. Admission €10. Great night guaranteed.

Comfort Keepers Homecare: We are holding an Open Day for recruitment in Comfort Keepers Office 3rd Floor, Charlotte House, Charlotte Quay, Limerick V94F8NP July 10th from 9am -3pm.  If you are interested in becoming a carer feel free to drop in with your CV. Interviews will be held on the day.

Murroe Boher Bord na nOg would like to congratulate all those who attended our Cul Camp this week. We had over 100 boys and girls taking part, which made it our biggest Cul Camp to date. We would like to thank Brian, Stephen and Emmet, who volunteered their time to help out at the camp, also thank the parents who supervised during the lunch breaks.

Murroe-Boher Community Games: An enjoyable day was had by all at the Mungret sports and some results to share.  In the team events U12 Boys Relay 100m 4th place, team of Cathal Foley, Callum Condon, Tadhg McElligot, Mark Lonergan; U15 Mixed Relay 3rd place, team of Eibhlin Stockhil, SarahJane Flynn, Harry Condon, Emmet Crowe; U9 Multi-Event Boys 1st place Cillian Holmes, George Crowe, Donagh Horgan, Patrick Lonergan, Rory O’ Connor. In the individual events U8 Boys 80m 3rd place Donagh Horgan; U10 Boys 100m 1st place Alex Woodland; U10 Girls 200m B 1st place Ruth Lonergan; U12 Boys 100m 4th place Cathal Foley; U14 Boys 100m 3rd place Harry Condon; U14 Boys 200m B 1st place Harry Condon; 2nd place Mike Carmody; U14 Girls 200m B 1st place Siobhan Cooke and in the Ball Throw Boys U12 3rd place for Freddie French.

Murroe/Boher Camogie Club: Camogie action has returned and last Wednesday saw 5 of our club girls pull on the green jersey. Karen Cunningham, Katie Heelan, Sinead McElligott, Edel Cunningham and Megan Kiely were all part of the minor team who defeated Clare to make a Munster semi-final in 2 weeks. Next Saturday (July 14th) sees the same 5 girls play for the Limerick junior team against Offaly in the first round. Next Saturday also sees our U10s head to Monaleen for their first blitz of the year. Best of luck to all our girls. Updates on our Facebook page.

Murroe AFC Notes: Management Position: The committee are seeking applications from anyone interested in the management position for the Men’s A team for the coming season, (LDL Div 1A). Anyone interested contact murroeafc@gmail.com or any committee member.

Murroe AFC will be hosting their Annual FAI Summer Soccer School this July 16th to 20th, from 10:30am to 3pm each day. The camp is open to all boys and girls of all abilities between the ages of 6-14 years. The cost of the camp is €65 and each child will receive an exclusive kit, (jersey, shorts, socks), a backpack, football, certificate, and 5 days of top quality coaching. Each registered participant will also receive a 20% off voucher for use in any Sports Direct, Heatons or Brand Max stores. Book now online to secure your place: www.summersoccerschools.ie

Book Launch: Murroe AFC will be launching their new book “Murroe AFC The First 50 Years 1968-2018” on Saturday 21st July at 7pm in the Valley Inn, Murroe. Special guest at the launch will be Mr John Delaney, FAI Chief Executive. We’re hoping that all our friends and supporters, past players, and members will be able to attend on the night. The book is a fabulous record of the story of the first 50 years of soccer in Murroe and will be available at a price of €15.

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Murroe / Boher Newsletter 1st July 2018

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                          Fr. Tom Ryan

Tel. 386227 Mobile 087 9814051                                Tel. 352223 Mobile 087 6291557

 Recent Deaths: Robert O’Dea, Kilteely

 Anniversaries:                                     Murroe

Michael, Nora and Biddy Ryan and

Alice Kett and Grandchildren Rhona and Michael and

Michael Ryan Months Mind and

Margaret Ryan (Luke)                                                   7pm this Saturday

John Corbett Months Mind                                            11.30am this Sunday

Kathleen O’Brien                                                          7pm next Saturday

Boher

Deceased members of the O’Connor Family, Sandylane 10am this Sunday

                              May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Pat Madigan.

Murroe: Nora Lonergan 7pm, Suzanne Barron 9am, Tom Seaver 11.30am.

Masses for coming week: Boher, Tuesday and Thursday at 9.30am

Murroe, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10am.

Clergy Collection next weekend: Envelopes are being distributed at present. We thank you for your ongoing contributions.

Cemetery Masses: Abington, Sunday 29th July at 11.30am.

Mulcair Men’s Shed annual church gate collection next weekend, 7th/8th July.

Fundraiser: Cappamore Bingo Committee have kindly allowed the holding of a Raffle at their Bingo Session on Thursday 5th July in aid of the Missionary work of Doon Priest – Fr, Johnny Sweeny S.C.A. in Argentina. Tickets €2 for 1 Strip, €5 for 3 strips. Prizes galore. Support greatly appreciated.

Announcing the opening of ‘Boher After-School Club’ in September 2018. A dedicated afterschool space within a family home offering collection from Killinure NS, homework supervision and hot meals. Fully insured and registered childcare provider with over 10 years experience, Garda vetted & qualified in child first aid. Contact Laura on 087-9836027. Places are limited and filling fast.

Lotto Results for 24/06/18 -5,9,22,25- €20 Lucky Dips Catherine Caherconlish Vets, Carmel Power, Liam Keays & Maedbh O’Connor. Next week’s Jackpot 7,100. Draw in Crokers.

Valley Golf Society: The Valley Golf Society Outing at Nenagh Golf Club held on 23rd of June-results as follows… 1st Brian Quinn 46pts (48-2), 2nd Gerry Doherty 41pts, 3rd Bill Dunlea 39pts. Category prize: Derek Moran. Next Outing on Friday 27th of July at 3pm

Murroe-Boher Community Games:  Many thanks to all who supported our recent Church Gate collection, with donations of €618.60 gratefully received.  Over the weekend, many children from U5s to U15s participated in the County Athletics Finals in Mungret in the glorious sunshine.  Well done to all who participated.

Murroe AFC Notes: Murroe AFC 50 Year History: Murroe AFC will be launching their new book, “Murroe AFC The first 50 years 1968-2018” on Saturday the 21st July at 7pm in the Valley Inn, Murroe. Special Guest at the launch will be Mr John Delaney, FAI Chief Executive. We’re hoping that all of our friends and supporters, past players and members, will be able to attend on the night. The book is a fabulous record of the story of the first 50 years of soccer in Murroe and will be available at a price of €15.

FAI Summer Soccer School: Murroe AFC will be hosting their annual FAI summer soccer school this July 16th-20th, from 10.30am-3pm each day. The camp is open to all boys and girls of all abilities between the ages of 6-14yrs. The cost of the camp is 65 euro and each child will receive an exclusive kit (jersey, shorts, socks) backpack, football, certificate and five days of top quality coaching. Each registered participant will also receive a 20% off voucher to use in any Sports Direct, Heaton’s or Brand Max stores. Book now online on www.summersoccerschools.ie to reserve your place.

Murroe AFC AGM: The Murroe AFC AGM was held at the clubhouse in Tubber on Monday 18th June. With a good number in attendance, lively debate was had on many issues. The following were elected to the committee of the club for the coming season. Chairperson: Jimmy Quinn, Secretary: Timmy Rainsford, Treasurer: Pat O’Grady, Assistant Secretary: Greg Foley, Child Welfare Officer: Marcella Ryan, PRO: Don O’Malley. Committee: Ray Ryan, Paul Kett, Sarah Fitzgerald, Davy Holmes, Richie Long, Janice Ryan

The club would like to thank, and send best wishes to retiring officers Marie O’Flynn and Noel Regan. Marie has given sterling service as club secretary for over 10 years and will be a hard act to follow. Noel has been a member of the committee in various positions for over 20 years, and has been a key member of the club committee and coaching team during all of that time. Both of these fabulous club officers will be sorely missed. We wish them well in the future.

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Bee Blogs – June 2018

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What a spell of weather – the warm sunshine over the last weeks should produce a great crop this year. My bees are still in recovery mode and unlikely to generate any surplus. I am letting them do their own thing this year and hoping they will grow strong and healthy over the season with no stress from me! I am not going through them and am happy to let them throw off a swarm or two into the wild.

It is a great year to have a solar wax extractor!

I was delighted to find an oak tree on our front avenue with bees flying in and out – a wild colony in its natural habitat! It has been a rare sight in recent years. I will keep an eye on them to see if they survive. It would be a great sign if they do survive without any treatment for varroa and the like.

Use of Smoker – one of the mistakes we can make is using too much smoke on our bees. We were all told the story that smoke makes the bees think there is forest fire and as result gorge themselves on honey and ignore the beekeeper! To ensure they ignored us we over do the smoke – the more smoke the better. But all this does is stress the bees and cause chaos among the bees and makes it almost impossible to find the queen.

Use the smoker sparingly – a few gentle puffs in the entrance and then a couple under the crown board should be enough. If it isn’t enough it may be best to leave them alone for the day. You can generally tell by the sound of the colony how much smoke to use. The key is to have the smoker well lit and close at hand so you can deploy it readily. It is also important to put in enough fuel so your smoker does not go out…it can easily happen. It is a good idea to have spare fuel in your bee box.

I was interested to read of a beekeeper who found himself short of foundation and gave the bees some forty year old wax foundation which had white bloom and had lost its aroma. He laid the foundation out in the sun for a few moments until the bloom disappeared and the wax became flexible. He let it cool, put it into frames and the bees built out the combs perfectly!

Nucs 

Nucs are an important resource for beekeepers – you can use them to house a small swarm – to keep a queen – and it can be a source of spare brood to add to a colony. You can also create a nuc as a form of swarm control.

To make a nuc – have a nuc box ready – if you find ‘charged’ queen cells then you must find the queen. She will normally be on a frame of brood – transfer this frame to the empty nuc – make sure there are no queen cells on this frame or on any of the frames you transfer to the nuc. Transfer two or more frames of brood, one frame with stores and plenty of pollen and one frame with honey. The final frame can be a frame of foundation allowing the bees to draw out fresh comb. Shake in at least two frames of bees.

Move the nuc up to 4km away and leave for several weeks – you can leave the nuc in the apiary plugging the entrance with grass  – as it dries out the bees fight their way out and re-orientate to the nuc box. Be sure to remove the grass if they don’t find their way out a day later. The old queen will start laying and the nuc will grow into a new colony. The speed with which this happens will depend on the weather. If the weather is poor it is wise to give them a feed.

The original brood box will have open queen cells – leave a good queen cell and fill with frames of foundation. After three or four weeks you can check to see if the new queen has started laying.

It is a good idea to change combs – some people are recommending changing all the brood frames every year to control disease. I have read about two method you can use.

 

Bailey frame change.

You need a second brood box with undrawn wax  – take one frame of brood with the queen from the old brood box and place in centre of new brood box.

Block the bottom entrance, put on a queen excluder and make a new entrance above the queen excluder for the new brood box.  Sit that brood box on the old one and leave it there until the remaining brood below has emerged. As they emerge the bees move to the top box to mind the brood the queen is laying.

Give it a gallon of syrup and feed till all the frames are drawn out.

After three weeks all brood in the bottom box will have emerged and so you can remove the bottom box with old frames ready to be melted down. Gradually work the old frame in the new box to the side and remove once it is empty.

 

Method twoShook Swarm

Move the hive to one side and put a new brood box with frames in its place – mix of drawn and undrawn frames or just drawn or foundation depending on what you have available – on the old location.

 

Find and cage queen. Hang her in a queen cage with candy in the new brood box – the bees will let her out in a day or two. Shake all bees off the frames of the old brood box.

Give them a gallon of syrup and feed till frames are drawn….it might be an idea to put a queen excluder under the brood box to prevent queen absconding! It can happen. Once there is brood you can remove it.  You do sacrifice some brood, so do it early in the season before much brood has appeared.

 

The most important thing about changing the frames is that stocks have clean drawn fresh frames for the season and you have removed any pathogens and chemical residues that may be in the old frames.

 

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Thought for the Week – Humour

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“We don’t laugh because we are happy, we are happy because we laugh”. William James.

In Ernest Kurtz’ book, The Spirituality of Imperfection , he points out that the words “human,” “humility,” and “humour” all share a common Indo-European root, ghôm, best translated by the English word “humus.” Humus is vegetable matter reduced to its most basic form.

In our evolution, humour was a signal that a situation is safe. Laughter breaks tension by making stressful situations less threatening.  Jokes are often heard at funeral because gallows humour helps us deal with sadness.

Humour brings us down to earth and makes us more resilient- patients recovering from surgery who watch comedies request twenty five percent less pain medication. Soldiers who make jokes deal better with stress. People who laugh naturally six months after losing a spouse cope better. Couples who laugh together are more likely to stay married.

It also lowers our heart rate and relaxes our muscles!

“A merry heart does good like a medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.” Proverbs 17:22

 

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Thought for the Week – Tuneful Spirit

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In the end our presence is all we have – the quality of that presence needs to be minded. In our busy daily lives it can be diluted.  We are there but not there – distracted, maybe by technology – externally present, miles away- our minds secretly elsewhere.

John O’Donohue,  his book Divine Beauty, has a lovely piece on the power of our presence which is particularly pertinent for parents and teachers. “It has been shown, that when there are two harps tuned to the same frequency in a room, one a large harp and the other smaller, if a chord is struck in the bigger harp it fills and infuses the little harp with the grandeur and beauty of its resonance and brings it into tuneful harmony. Then the little harp sounds out its own tune in its own voice. This is one of the unnoticed ways in which a child learns to become him or herself.

Perhaps the most powerful way parents and teachers rear children is through the quality of their presence and the atmosphere that pertains in the in-between times of each day. Unconsciously the child absorbs this and hopefully parents send out enough tuneful spirit for the child to come into harmony with her own voice.”

 

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Murroe / Boher Newsletter 24th June 2018

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                       Fr. Tom Ryan

Tel. 386227 Mobile 087 9814051                                             Tel. 352223 Mobile 087 6291557

Anniversaries:                         Murroe

Andrew (AOD) O’Donoghue and

Susan Ryan and

P.J. Ahern Months Mind                                               7pm this Saturday

Timmy Ward                                                                9am this Sunday

Kevin Hayes and

Luke O’Brien                                                               11.30am this Sunday

Michael, Nora and Biddy Ryan and

Alice Kett and Grandchildren Rhona and Michael and

Michael Ryan Months Mind                                          7pm next Saturday

John Corbett Months Mind                                           11.30am next Sunday

Boher

Mary and John Fitzgibbon and

Brian O’Mahony and

Paul Skehan                                                                 10am this Sunday

Deceased members of the O’Connor Family, Sandylane 10am next Sunday

                              May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Esther Reilly.

Murroe: Evelyn Lorigan 7pm, Josie Meade 9am, Bridget McLoughlin 11.30am.

Cemetery Masses: Ballinure, Friday 29th June at 7.30pm. Abington, Sunday 29th July at 11.30am.

Murroe Choirs: We wish to thank most sincerely our Senior and Junior Choirs for adding to our Sunday Masses. They are currently on their summer break. They finished last Sunday with a magnificent performance from both Choirs of a new hymn “A Joy for All the Earth” which was composed especially for the World Meeting of Families

Murroe Marian Club wish to acknowledge the generous donation of €3000 form the Tractor Run Committee. The Donation is very much appreciated.

Afternoon Tea Dance in aid of Kilteely Hall takes place in Kilteely Hall, Kilteely, Co. Limerick on this Sunday, 24th of June from 3pm to 6pm. Music by Teddy & Cathal Barry. Tea and home baking served. Admission €5. All are Welcome to come dancing or just sit back, relax and enjoy the music.

Senator Maria Byrne will hold her clinic in Pa McGraths, Boher at 4.30pm & Community Hall, Murroe @ 5.15 on Friday June 29th. Looking forward to seeing you then.

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish, on Saturday 30th June. Music by Tommy Carroll. Tea Served. Admission €10. Great night guaranteed.

Self Care For Women: Nurturing Self-Care Workshop for Women, this Sunday, June 24th, 6-8pm Murroe Hall. Learn healing self-care practices including meditation, guided visualisation and EFT/Tapping for emotional resilience. Facilitated by Nicola Hogg, Psychotherapist & EFT Master Practitioner. Text Nicola on 087 6836922 to book your place (spaces limited).

Lotto Results for 17/06/18 -2,15,20,23- €20 Lucky Dips Beibhinn McGuire, Sean & Kathleen O’Dwyer, Sarah Stockil & Anthony Reddan. Next week’s Jackpot 7,000. Draw in Pa McGraths.

Murroe Boher Bord na nOg would like to congratulate our U11 Hurlers, who won the Rhona Kett Sheridan cup on Saturday 16th June, and also to our u9’s, who were beaten in the final of the Reale Family Cup on the same day. Congrats, also to Cillian Holmes and John O’Keeffe, who were voted players of their respective tournaments on the day. We would very much like to thank all those who attended, supported and helped out on the days leading up to the tournament and on the day itself. We would like to congratulate, Euan Sheridan, Killian Quaid and Brian O’Keeffe who were selected to play on the Limerick U14 Hurling squad. We would also like to pass on our Congrats to Jack Nicholas who captained Limerick Minors last Sunday, and now leads them into the Munster Final on July 01st, and to David Hickey who is also part of the team.

Reflection: I’m sure that there has been many times when we have been asked by a friend or a family member to do something or to deliver a message for them. Today, as we celebrate the birth of John the Baptist, we are remembering someone who was called by God to deliver a message and a man who took this mission very seriously.

John is often called the last of the Old Testament Prophets. What does this mean? The prophets were God’s messengers. They spoke to the People of Israel in a very specific way. They reminded them of the covenant or agreement that God made with them. God freed them from slavery in Egypt and assured them that they would see the Promised Land. God said to them, ‘I will be your God and you will be my people.’ This promise guided and nourished the people for generations. Over time, however, they forgot all that God had done for them. The prophets came to help them to remember their past and to look to the future with hope. God was always with them and God will always be with them.

John appeared in the desert with a new and radical message; the long awaited and promised Messiah was coming, get ready and prepare for him. John was only the messenger; he himself was not the Messiah. His role was to point to Jesus, to lead people to Jesus and to prepare people for Jesus. John was the messenger in time; Jesus is the Word for eternity. (Michael Moore OMI)

 

Note: Items for next weekend Newsletter (1st July) must reach us by Thursday evening. Thank you

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Thought For The Week – Where are you hiding?

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“Where are you hiding” the Lord enquires of Adam and Eve.
They answered, “We heard the sound of You walking in
the garden in the cool of the day”.
“But where were you hiding”? “We hid among the trees”, they said.
“And why were you hiding”? “Because we were afraid,” they answered…


“Come then, my love, my lovely one, come
My dove, hiding in the clefts of the rock,
in the coverts of the cliff, show me your face,
let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet
and your face is beautiful.” (From The Song of Songs)

Where are YOU hiding? – where am I hiding?
The question hangs over each of us – behind a wall of possessions,
lost in busyness, drowned in work.
Why am I hiding? – because beneath these covers, I am naked and afraid.

And the Lord says, “Come then my love, my lovely one, come
For winter is past,
the rains are over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth…
the cooing of the dove is heard in our land.
The fig tree is forming its first figs
and the blossoming vines give out their fragrance.
Come then my lovely one, come…..
Out of your hiding….”

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