Thought for the Week – the gift of forgiveness

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Today, we find it hard to believe in grace and the gift of life – the gift of forgiveness.  We are more and more  convinced that we can make everything happen including forgiveness  – a new metaphor permeates our day to day lives.

Rather than our lives growing and developing naturally we are convinced we can  “make” them.  We talk about ‘making time’, ‘making friends’, ‘making meaning’, ‘making money’, ‘making a living’, ‘making love’, even ‘making babies’,  we can make it all better.

Eda Gorres in her book, ‘The Hidden Face’, suggests something different – that forgiveness is “in large part, a gift and the result of grace and we who are advancing in age, need to be aware that, ‘Grace goes further in youth as it meets less opposition’. Old men and women are in soul as stiff, as lean, as bloodless as their bodies, except so far as grace penetrates and softens them. And it requires a flooding of grace to do this.

What is required of us is a gesture, an opening to this flooding of grace and that gesture could be to confess our failures to another and ask forgiveness – we all need to confess according to Dostoyevsky. It is a human need.

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Boher Annual Charity Cycle in aid of Cliona’s Foundation Sat 3rd June

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Boher Community Development Association 40K annual Charity Cycle will take place on Saturday 3 June at 7pm from Boher Community Centre. Registration from 6.15pm. This is a 40k cycle loop with various shortcut options.  Refreshments following the cycle.  Proceeds will go to Cliona’s Foundation in memory of Ciara McCarthy and The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation, in memory of Rhona Kett Sheridan

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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 14th May 2017

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                           Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Recent Deaths: Bob (Bobby) Holmes, Prague, formerly Cappnouke, Murroe

Anniversaries:                                    Murroe

Paddy Rainsford, Months Mind                                               7pm next Saturday

Mary and Mike Holmes and

Nelly, John and Johnny Mackey and

Breda Ahern                                                               11.30am next Sunday

Boher

James Lynch and

Nicola Hyde and

Breda Leahy                                                                10am this Sunday

Ann Finucane and

Tommy Ryan                                                               10am next Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher Caroline Walters 10am.

Murroe: Breda Fitzpatrick 7pm. Josie Meade 9am. Kathryn Buckley 11.30am

Masses for Coming Week: No morning Mass in Murroe on Tuesday.

Rosary takes place each Sunday evening during month of May in Murroe Church at 7pm.

Cemetery Masses: Annagh, Friday 9th June at 7.30pm. Clonkeen, Friday 16th June at 7.30pm. Ballinure, Friday 23rd June at 7.30pm. Abington, Sunday 30th July at 11.30am.

St Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly will be chief celebrant in St Michael’s Church, Tipperary at 7.30 pm on Thursday 18th May for the Annual Mass of the society’s A.G.M. This meeting takes place in the Community Centre following Mass. Tea & Refreshments provided. All are most welcome to attend.

Fundraiser in aid of Milford Hospice this Sunday 14th May at 2pm at Powers, Abington. Tug of War, Pony Rides, bouncy Castle, BBQ, Music etc. No admission fee. Something for all the family.

Cappamore Historical Society: Dr. Mary Corcoran, Sociology Dept, NUI Maynooth will launch “Liam Ryan Selected Writings” in the Community Centre Cappamore on Friday May 26th at 7:30 pm. All are welcome to attend.

Sliabh Feilim Singers and guests are holding their annual summer concert on Sunday 21st May at 7.30pm in Abington church, Murroe.  This year, proceeds are going to Fr John Sweeney’s mission in Argentina.  We hope you will be able to join us for our fun evening of song.  Admission €10

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish, on Saturday 20th May. Music by Chris Dallat. Tea Served. Admission €10. Great night guaranteed.

Murroe Darkness Into Light: Thanks to everyone who participated in any way on Saturday morning last. It was marvellous to have over 1150 walkers supporting Pieta House through the village and Glenstal. The organisation would not all have been possible without the 100+ locals who helped run the event and the sponsorship and support from our local businesses and clubs. We also want to thank the Glenstal community for their unstinting support. Looking forward to next year!  Murroe Darkness into Light committee.

Maranatha Prayer Ministry invites you to our Maranatha Healing Retreat and Family Tree Mass on next Sunday, 21st May, 2017 at 2.30pm at St. Pauls Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick through the Fr. Michael O’Shea, Limerick and Janice and Moss Carrigg, Limerick with beautiful Spirit Filled Praise and Worship Music and Song, Confessions, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Talk, Mass and Adoration and Laying on of hands for healing.  Tea after in hall.  All welcome

Murroe Boher Community Games Athletics will take place on the Gamesfields at Glenstal Abbey on Sunday 21st May at 6pm. Online registration is required in advance. Please go to www.murroebohercg.com to register. Registration deadline is Thursday 18th May. Further details will be provided via the website and social media. If you have any queries please contact Noreen O’Brien 087 369 4654 or Greg Ashe 087 2346850.  We look forward to seeing you on the night. Congratulations to Rose Clancy who represented us in swimming at the Community Games Final last weekend in Dublin, well done Rose.

Boher Community Development Association 40K annual Charity Cycle will take place on Saturday 3 June at 7pm from Boher Community Centre. Registration from 6.15pm. This is a 40k cycle loop with various shortcut options.  Refreshments following the cycle.  Proceeds will go to Cliona’s Foundation in memory of Ciara McCarthy and The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation, in memory of Rhona Kett Sheridan.

 Lotto Results 7/5/17 – 2,11,20,28 – No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky dips Tom Ryan, Pat McNamara, Pat Richardson & Donal O’Brien. Next Week’s Jackpot €9900 in Powers

Murroe Boher Camogie Club: Well done to our U16 team who brought the club’s league season to a close by winning our first piece of silverware for the year. The girls won the A Plate final in a great game by 2 points. Brilliant stuff girls. That ends our league campaign and championship won’t be taking place until early July. Trainings will continue for all ages groups and our U14 team are joining with Treaty Gaels for the championship so if any girls of that age are interested please get in contact.

Murroe Boher Ladies Gaelic Football: Huge Congratulations to Kate Madigan and Limerick u14 Gaelic footballers who won the Munster B final in Mallow last Sunday in a thrilling match v Waterford, the girls made history bringing a B trophy to Limerick for the first time. Well done to the management team – manager Ken Beirne, selectors Des Clohessy and Marie O’Flynn. Training for all teams and G4M and others continues, details on club FB page.

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Thought for the Week – Listening, paying attention

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At this time of year it is good to pay special attention to nature and listen to its varied and wonderful sounds. Last week a cuckoo landed on an electricity poll beside me and started to ‘cuckoo’ and then flew off. The wonder of it all!

Listening, paying attention is not something I do very well despite my ears being switched on all the time. In out culture we tend to be swamped by images and our sense of sight dominates all other senses.

Somewhere I read recently that neglecting the aural ‘de-spiritualised existence’.  Neglect of the aural pervades theology and spirituality – God is dealt primarily from a visual perspective, largely ignoring the transcendent possibilities of hearing.

Yet in Genesis, Adam and Eve “ heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day”

And the great obstacle the Israelites faced during the journey from Egypt toward freedom was their ‘hardness of heart’; they were a stiff necked people who did not listen to God but to themselves.

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Sliabh Feilim Singers – Annual Summer Concert -Abington Church -21st May

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Sliabh Feilim Singers and guests are holding their annual summer concert

on Sunday 21st May at 7.30pm in Abington church, Murroe.

This year, proceeds are going to Fr John Sweeney’s mission in Argentina.

We hope you will be able to join us for our fun evening of song.

Admission €10.

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Thought for the Week – recognise the presence of God active in your life

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There is an perplexity among those who meet Jesus after His resurrection – they fail to recognise him.  It was only once the Holy Spirit came among them at Pentecost that the apostles understood who had been in their midst – in other words it was in hindsight that they knew who it was and not at the time. Something seemed to prevent them seeing who it was.

Newman suggests that this reveals, “the trace of a general principle which comes before us again and again both in scripture and in the world, that God’s presence is not discerned at the time when it is upon us but afterwards when we look back upon what is gone and over.”

Jesus’ life gives us evidence for this law. Philip asked to see the Father, failing to grasp the privileged access he had already enjoyed; ‘Have I been with you so long a time and yet you do not know me, Philip?’

It is true for me too that it is only some time after an event that I recognise the presence of God active in my life.

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Message of Thanks from the DiL Murroe Committee

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After all the work and preparation, it was marvellous to see 1176 walkers assemble for the Murroe Darkness into Light on Saturday morning. To open the event, the Glenstal School choir, joined by Nóirín Ní Riain and conducted by Fr Columba, who wrote music especially for the Murroe Pieta House walk, performed outside the hall.  The Pieta House message was read by Geraldine O’Brien, a message which means so much to those who have been affected by suicide.  The choir and walkers sang ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ before the hooter sounded and the walk commenced.  Volunteers had put out lights along the route, which were greatly enhanced by arrays of lights put out by householders.  At the end of the walk, people were treated to refreshments – all supplied by businesses and locals.
The Murroe Darkness into Light Committee want to express their heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported us.  It would have been impossible to organise this without the 100+ locals who helped out, many of whom worked throughout the night to welcome the walkers.   We received sponsorship and support from our locals businesses and clubs, Glenstal community gave unstinting support – what a welcome to have the community come out and greet the walkers.  Looking forward to next year!
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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 7th May 2017

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                           Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Anniversaries:                                   Murroe

Jim Commons and

Mike and Cathy Ryan                                                 7pm this Saturday

Willie Cunningham and

James McNamara Months Mind                                 11.30am this Sunday

John & Molly Coleman and Bridie & Paddy Doyle   Mass offered

Boher

James Lynch and

Nicola Hyde and

Breda Leahy                                                               10am next Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher Pat Madigan 10am.

Murroe: Evelyn Lorigan 7pm. Mary O’Brien 9am. Margaret Holmes 11.30am

Rosary will take place each Sunday evening during the month of May in Murroe Church at 7pm starting this Sunday, May 7th.

Haiti Church gate collection: Many thanks to all who contributed to this recent collection. A total of €382.33 was raised.

Congratulations to the Girls and Boys from Killinure National School who received their First Communion this Saturday.

Murroe Marian Club will be celebrating 25 years in existence on Friday May 12th in Muintir na Tíre Hall at 7pm. Former committee members and members of the club are welcome to attend.

Congratulations to all involved in Strictly Come Dancing last weekend. It was a wonderful night in the South Court Hotel. Great credit to the dancers and the committee who put such hard work into providing a spectacular night.

Murroe Boher Community Games Athletics will take place in Glenstal Abbey on Sunday 21st May at 6pm. We are hoping that entries will be in advance.  Keep an-eye-on-the-Facebook-page ww.facebook.com/MurroeBoherCommunityGames. We look forward to a lovely evening in Glenstal and hopefully the lovely weather will continue.

Milford Hospice Memorial Walk: The Milford Hospice 5km Memorial Walk will take place on Sunday, May 28th at the University of Limerick with a start time of 12.00 noon. This event is suitable for those of all levels of fitness and ability and the Centre’s organisers are asking anyone who wishes to take part to register for the event as soon as possible. There will be no entry fee, but the organisers are encouraging people to seek sponsorship for the lunchtime walk or else make a donation. The walk will commence at the University of Limerick Sports Arena and will finish on the grounds of Milford Care Centre. Participants will have the opportunity to place a hand-written tribute on colourful ribbon that will adorn the special memorial tree on the grounds of Milford. A special Memorial Pin will also be presented to each participant. Refreshments will be available after this memorial occasion. It’s necessary for everyone to register for the event on www.eventmaster.ie alternatively registration and sponsorship cards can be arranged by contacting the Fundraising Department at 061 485859, between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday; by email to fundraising@milfordcarecentre.ie Your support is gratefully appreciated

 Lotto Results 23/4/17 – 2,6,8,12 – No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky dips Willie Nicholas, Paddy O’Donnell, Aine Fogarty & John Barron. Next Week’s Jackpot €9600 in O’Neill’s

Murroe Boher Camogie Club: Hard luck to our senior team who lost out to Bruff last weekend and now will compete in the intermediate league next year. Our U16 team played the league plate final on Friday evening against Kileedy. Well done to Caroline Hickey, Michelle Daly and Catherine McCormack who all took part in a very successful Strictly Come Dancing event last weekend. Well done to Ciara Walsh and her fellow organisers who organised an excellent community event. Well done also to everyone who took part in the Pieta House Darkness into Light walk on Saturday morning, it was a great success for a great cause. Well done to Anne O Connor and Ita Richardson and their fellow organisers for organising a great event.

Murroe Boher Ladies Gaelic Football: Best wishes to Kate Madigan and Limerick U14 Gaelic Footballers who take on Waterford in the Munster Final this Sunday at 3pm in Mallow, the team is managed by club coach Ken Beirne. Congrats to our Minor team who recently reached the County League “A” Final for the 2nd year in a row and to our u16s who are due to play their League final next week. Our Ladies had a fine win over Feohanagh Castlemahon and meet St. Brigid’s in the next round. Gaelic 4 Mothers training continues. Any enquiries please contact via club Facebook page.

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Murroe DiL: Important – Final Local Arrangements

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Thank you for registering for the Murroe Darkness into Light.  We now have 1,000+ registered, and are delighted with the response from you all.

We have ample car parking available, all within 5 minute walk to the Muintir na Tíre Hall.  Can you please:

·         Car pool where possible;

·         Plan to be in Murroe by 3.30 to facilitate getting to the event on time;

·         Follow steward instructions at all times – they will be directing traffic from outside the village;

·         Please note that we are operating a one-way system in the village, using both left and right lanes;

·         Go to the car park to which you are directed;

·         Do not park on the walk route, which includes the village street.

Use footpaths when you are walking from the car parks to the hall.  The section of the village from Crokers to Glenstal Gates will be closed from 3am-
If you live near Murroe and plan to walk to the event, please note that traffic will be entering and existing the village at the Monument, so be aware that all of these roads will be busy from 3am, and again after the walk.
We particularly want to thank everyone in our community for your support in organising the walk, the 50+ stewards and helpers who will be ensuring that all walkers have a safe and pleasant trip to Murroe & Glenstal Abbey.
Looking forward to seeing everyone early, early, tomorrow morning!
Murroe Darkness into Light committee.
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