Murroe / Boher Newsletter 10th June 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: Michael Ryan, Murroe Wood, formerly Annacarty
Eileen (Eily Mai) O’Flynn, Milford, Co Cork
Sean Heffernan, Adare, Co Limerick

Anniversaries: Murroe
Theresa Cusack 7pm this Saturday
Tony O’Brien 11.30am this Sunday
Jack and Biddy O’Connell and Josephine Ryan and
Peggy White 7pm next Saturday
Boher
Nellie O’Gorman and
William and Christine Bolster and
John O’Connor 10am this Sunday
Sr Claire Marie Curran 9.30am this Monday
Eleanor Bourke Months Mind 10am next Sunday
May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Marie O’Flynn.
Murroe: Bridget Hayes 7pm, Michael O’Loughlin 9am, Margaret Holmes 11.30am.

Lourdes Petitions: If you would like a petition placed at the Grotto in Lourdes, please write it out and place it in the basket available at the altar before 14th June.

Cemetery Masses: Annagh, Friday 15th June at 7.30pm. Clonkeen, Friday 22nd June at 7.30pm. Ballinure, Friday 29th June at 7.30pm. Abington, Sunday 29th July at 11.30am.

The Sacristans of Boher & Murroe wish to thank most sincerely all who contributed to their recent collection.

Lotto Results for 04/06/18 -1,5,13,18- No Jackpot Winner. €50 Lucky Dips Willie O’Brien, Aisling Moloney, Isabelle Walsh. €20 Lucky Dips Sean English, Breda Casey, Liz Power-Lynch x 2. Next week’s Jackpot 6,800. Draw in Valley Inn.

Killinure Parents’ Council wish to thank all who contributed to their recent Church gate collection. A total of €568.55 was received.

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish, on Saturday 16th June. Music by Dancing Brass. Tea Served. Admission €10. Great night guaranteed.

Abington Church Annual History Day on Saturday 16th June at 2pm. This year’s topic is Florence Barrington – The Russian Connection, looking at her life in Russia at the time of the Russian Revolution and World War 1. Florence Barrington lived at Clonshavoy House, Lisnagry in later life and died in 1968. Illustrated lecture in Abington Church at 2pm followed by a visit to Clonshavoy Coach House and Gardens: Memorabilia on display. Free admission. Light Refreshments. Outdoor Footwear Advisable. Details 087 2964287 or 087 7620117

Self Care For Women: Nurturing Self-Care Workshop for Women, 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).

Boher Community Development Association: Last Friday evening, a very large number of cyclists, congregated at Boher Community Centre to participate in our Annual Charity Cycle. Over 136 cyclists left the community centre on a 40k cycle. €3k was raised during the event. This exceeded all expectations. Boher Community Development Association will make a presentation at a later date to Cliona’s Foundation, in memory of Ciara McCarthy. Sincere thank you to all who participated in the cycle, the Marshals, Stewards, John Kennedy, Dunnes Stores and the ladies committee for providing refreshments after the event.
Family Fun Day: On Sunday, families attended the GAA pitch in Boher, for the Family Fun Day. It was a tremendous success. The day commenced with a Fancy Dress competition which was followed by a number of races. There were also a number of side shows. The “Fittest Family challenge” proved very popular. All those who participated in the various events thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Sincere thanks to Cpl. Jimmy O’Donnell and Cpl. James Farrell, for organising the “Fittest Family challenge” and John Kennedy, Dunnes Stores for providing refreshments for the participants. The emphasis was on fun and a most enjoyable day was had by all who took part. Sincere thank you to everybody who took part and helped with the event.

Murroe Boher Bord na nOg ran a bus to Cork last Saturday 02/06/18, stopping in Blackrock GAA Club to play 2 games, U12 & U14’s. Players and coaches were a credit to their Club and families, and we would like to thank all the parents who helped out on the day. The Bord na nOg, would like to remind parents about GAA Cul Camp. The camp is on from July 02nd to July 06th, for more details just log onto culcamp.ie.

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Bee Blogs – May 2018

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Introduction.

My bees are still struggling and I am struggling to come to terms with the decimation that occurred this winter and into the spring. Last week I met a bee-keeping friend in Tyrone, Larry Monteith who  had a similar experience this spring.  As he rightly said,  “we always tend to blame ourselves first when things go wrong”.  He puts his losses down to the exposed location of his colonies and the long drawn out winter. Here is an explanation on the Thorne’s webpage. “This winter past we have observed a large loss of colonies. The colonies that have died out seem to fall into three groups: sizable colonies that have died out with lots of stores (usually ivy or rape honey, set so hard the bees can’t use it), small colonies too weak to survive, that probably should have been united to give a stronger stock (20/20 hind sight is a wonderful thing). The third group are colonies that appear to have dwindled away (sometimes the queen is still present, often she isn’t). This latter group are usually put down to poorly mated or failing queens”.

As  I said last month, I am trying to nurse my remaining hives back to health and have given them pollen supplement and I also treated them for varroa using apivar, a treatment I have not used before. Apivar is a longer treatment process than others but it does hit the mites at all stages in their breeding cycle during the weeks it is in the hive. This gives a lower mite drop in the first instance but a larger mite drop overall.

There is no sign of swarms although Larry had a swarm arrive in one of his vacant hives last week. There are two colonies of bees in the eaves of  roofs here – I am hoping that they may throw off a swarm and go into one of the bait hives I have set up. What is very good news is that they have survived the last two winters and no one treated them for varroa or gave them a pollen supplement!

People often say to me, Glenstal must be an idyllic place to keep bees – all those big, brightly coloured flowers – rhododendrons etc. The truth of the matter is somewhat different – rhododendrons can cause paralysis in honey bees though bumble bees seem to love them!

It is not the brightly coloured flowers that produce nectar it is the less showy ones and ones which you often don’t even notice. Why is this? Flowers have a problem with sexual reproduction – they can’t move! And so they need to employ an outside agency to deliver their male gamete to the female. Some plants use wind and others use insects. Insects need some incentive to persuade them to come visit.

We have elaborate strategies to attract a mate but plants had invented them long before we came on the scene – bright colours ( red, yellow, purple) – scent and nectar. Nectar is a food reward for the insects.

Some plants hedge their bets and use belt and braces – colour and scent – others use scent and nectar…others just produce nectar. It is this third category that are of most interest to bees and other pollinators; bramble, clover, sycamore trees, white thorn, and ivy. As these plants  produce nectar, they don’t need to dress up in elaborate, brightly coloured petals to attract insects – their flowers remain so small that some people don’t even notice the flowers -many people are surprised to hear that ivy has a flower at all.

Several flowers also use colour for a secondary purpose – to help insects save time and not  visit a flower when it is already pollinated and no longer producing nectar. The horse chestnut flower when it opens has a yellow spot at the base to guide the bees to the nectar pot – when the pot is empty flower the yellow spot goes red. Bees don’t see red and so this labelling device stops bees wasting time on flowers that are no longer productive.

Bees under threat.

A third of Irish bee species are threatened with extinction with bumblebee populations are falling year-on-year due to removal of hedgerows and ditches, use of pesticides and insecticides and climate change.

May 20th was the first ever global World Bee Day and hopefully the EU ban on insecticides linked to declining bee populations ,will help prevent further deterioration of the pollinators here.

We can help bees by maintaining hedgerows and planting bee-friendly flowers including snowdrops, wallflower, lavender and crocus. Professor Jane Stout, of TCD, who helped establish the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, said while “pretty tough”, bees were under pressure.  “It’s not just pesticides but fungicides and insecticides too,” she said. “It’s also changes in how land is managed, which impact on habitats to nest and over-winter, and there’s fewer flowers to feed on. “We also have diseases which are becoming more prolific along with changes in climate with extreme weather events. “Bees are pretty tough, but all of these different drivers seem to be pushing them to the edge.”

The recent survey of Irish bumblebee populations in 2017 found that they had fallen by 14.2pc compared with 2012. Of the 100 bee species here, 30pc are under threat of extinction.  I must get myself a guide to the bumblebee species in Ireland. I was watching and listening to them working on a huge rhododendron last week – there were at least three species evident.

Gerry Ryan, from Dundrum, Co Tipperary,  president of the Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Associations, said cutting of hedgerows, removal of ditches and use of pesticides was having an impact.  “The natural environment is the best,” he said. “This time of the year you have the blackthorn in flower, and next week you’ll have the whitethorn and they’re very valuable for our bees. Bigger farmers and horse owners are taking out all our natural hedgerows left to us by generations of people who have gone before us.

“There is a decline, but in honeybee terms we’re holding our own. I’m in a nearly organic environment, but we have members in south Tipperary, Meath and Kildare who are decimated.”

 

Some interesting and important points about Drones also on Thorne’s website

Last year I decided to increase the number of drones in my hives to improve mating. Various beekeepers advised against it… The general perceived wisdom is that drones cost the hive in honey, they contribute nothing and act as a vector for Varroa, the removal of them to trap Varroa is their only redeeming benefit. If this is the case why do wild colonies contain between ten and twenty percent drone comb?

 

I put one frame of drone comb into my 14”x12” Nationals as part of a Bailey comb change, ensuring the comb was spaced to allow the drone cells to be capped (the standard spacing of DN4 Hoffman frames only allows one bee space between frames, stopping the capping of Drones). The drone comb was placed in the middle of the nest; it was the first comb drawn by the wax workers, and the first comb laid by the Queen.

 

Once the drones started to hatch I monitored the Varroa levels very carefully, there was no discernible increase. The temper of the two colonies I did this to was fine to start with, and if anything they have become even calmer and more laid back. There is a suggestion in the literature that an increase of Drones in the colony reduces swarming… Both colonies I did this to last year produced no cells at all, and only an odd play cell so far this year.

 

The books suggests that workers are genetically only 50% related to the Queen, and come pre-disposed to try and raise an egg from their cohort to a Queen Cell, having a 75% investment. The Queen is happier with lots of her Drones around as they are all 100% snapshots of her DNA, a happy relaxed (less stressed) Queen should be in better pheromonal control of her colony. The increase in the number of drones from one in a hundred to 10 or 20% makes the activities of the workers futile and Queen cell production is reduced.

 

One observation from last year suggests that I should have moved the Drone Comb to the side of the brood nest once the queen had stopped producing drones; as it was the workers filled the Drone comb with honey splitting the nest into two. The Queen continued to lay in the 5 frames on the warm side of the hive, the other half of the nest hatched out, and was then filled with honey. I wondered if the queen would start to one side of the barrier in spring… I needn’t have worried first inspection in March showed the nest on 7 frames – 3 frames on either side of the Drone frame, and the drone frame fully laid up with drones. This was mirrored in the second colony, and the Varroa numbers are still low and bees happy and healthy. There may be something in the saying “A happy hive is a hive with drones”.

 

Useful tip: Cross fire Smoking

If you smoke straight in the front of a hive you are likely to split the bees and encourage they to move to the sides of the hive and make it more difficult to find the queen – an alternative is to point your smoker left and right and encourage them to move to the centre.

 

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Mulcair Men’s Shed need your Help

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Hi All,

This day next week, we are going to need a lot of Facebook help, please.

Details are in the picture, but can you please share THIS post as wide as possible and ask your family and friends to like our page,

so when our competition entry is put up for “liking” next Friday (8th), we get as many likes as possible and win the competition.

Thank You

 

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Thought for the Week – The Age of Disconnection

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One of the greatest issues facing us, is our profound and painful sense of disconnection – we have become disconnected from ourselves, from our bodies, our interior world, disconnected from nature, isolated from our neighbour and from God. This is leading us into more and more destructive behaviour patterns. I once heard the saying, “if you want to be happy, get connected.” There is a truth in that statement.

D.H Lawrence, in Lady Chatterley’s Lover, recognized the serious consequences of being cut off from nature and from our own dark, secret root system.

Oh what a catastrophe for man when he cut himself off

from his union with the sun and the earth.

This is what is the matter with us. We are bleeding at the roots,

because we are cut off from the earth and sun and stars and

love is grinning mockery, because, poor blossom,

we plucked it from its stem on the tree of Life and expected

it to keep on blooming in our civilized  vase on the table”

We have to get back in contact with our secret root system; according to Lawrence we need to make a ‘detour’ back toward the primal state, in order to revitalize and invigorate civilization, to recover the mysteries of nature and the sacredness of the body. Get reconnected.

Our lack of organic connection to the whole of life takes its toll. Our inner ecology, the ecology of the soul can be unbalanced and even destroyed by the disconnection we experience.

 

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Murroe / Boher Newsletter 3rd June 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: John Corbett, Clonkeen

Anniversaries:                                     Murroe

Patrick and Paddy Owens                                              10am next Thursday

Theresa Cusack                                                             7pm next Saturday

Tony O’Brien                                                               11.30am next Sunday

Boher

Owen O’Neill                                                               10am this Sunday

Nellie O’Gorman and

William and Christine Bolster and

John O’Connor                                                             10am next Sunday

                              May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Kathleen Walters.

Murroe: Evelyn Lorigan 7pm, Mary O’Brien 9am, Breda Byrnes 11.30am.

Masses for coming Week: No Morning Mass in Murroe and Boher this Monday.

The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely for your kind donation of €6140.00 to the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation from your Vintage Tractor Run from Murroe to Doon and in memory of our dear colleague Rhona Kett Sheridan. Without the support of donors, we would be unable to support the families of our very sick babies. This kind donation will provide over 383 hours of home nursing respite care for our families and for this we are truly grateful.

Cemetery Masses: Annagh, Friday 15th June at 7.30pm. Clonkeen, Friday 22nd June at 7.30pm. Ballinure, Friday 29th June at 7.30pm. Abington, Sunday 29th July at 11.30am.

ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services are holding a church gate collection in Murroe/Boher at all the masses next weekend Sat/Sun 9th and 10th June in aid of their women’s shelter in Limerick. Please give generously to this worthy cause.

The Boher Family Fun Day will take place this Sunday 3rd June at 1.30pm at the GAA grounds, Boher.  Activities commence with the children’s Fancy Dress Competition, followed by races and novelty races for children and adults.  Back by popular demand this year, our Fittest Family challenge, where teams of 4 battle it out in a series of tasks to see who can complete the course in the best time!  Teams comprise of 2 adults and 2 children up to 15 years of age.  Also new this year, is our community picnic patch, so why not bring along a picnic and relax and enjoy events.

Lotto Results for 27/05/18 -21,24,27,29- €20 Lucky Dips Helena Hayes, Andy Rainsford, Eleanor Robin & Kathryn Buckley. Next week’s Jackpot 6,700. Draw in O’Neill’s.

Murroe Boher Ladies Gaelic Football. Thank you to everyone who supported our recent Church Gate Collection. The total amount collected was €640. Congratulations to our Under 16 team, recently winning the U16 County Novice Final (on a scoreline of 3-10 to 3-03), over a very good Feohanagh Castlemahon team. Well done Murroe Boher Players and Management Ken Beirne and Marie O’Flynn. Huge congratulations also to Ken for leading Limerick U16s County Team to a Munster B title. Limerick will now contest the All Ireland U16 semi-final against Laois on July 4th in Cahir. After an exceptional and brave challenge in the U14 Novice County Final, the Murroe Boher 14s were defeated by 6 points to a very good St. Senans (Foynes) side. Hard luck girls, your day will come again. Minor and Senior Players are continuing to train and preparing for summer league and championship season ahead. New players coaches always welcome for U8’s, U10’s, U12’s every Monday evening in Boher pitch at 6:30pm – please contact Marcella or Helen on 087-2987882. Player registration fees now due. Please keep an eye out on our Murroe Boher LGFC Facebook page for Club and County activity and upcoming fixtures and club activity.

Murroe-Boher Community Games: A lovely evening of sport was held last Thursday evening in Glenstal Gamesfields.  Well done to all the young athletes who participated and to all who helped out in any way.  A special thanks also to our kind sponsors.  Congratulations to Gemma Ryan who won the U12 Girls Madeline Hogg Trophy and congratulations also to Cathal Foley who won the U12 Boys Fr. Peter Shield.  A full list of all the winners is available on the Murroe-Boher Community Games website as well as photos on the Facebook page.  Best wishes to all the competitors who will represent the parish in June.

The girls U12 community games soccer girls have also been busy with matches over the past few weeks. At the May National Finals, we were represented by Rose Clancy in swimming and by Harry Condon who won 4th place with the Limerick U14 Boys Mixed Distance Relay Team.  Well done to all.

Murroe Boher Bord na nOg would like to congratulate our U14 Hurlers on winning the first round of the championship on Wednesday evening V Southside Gaels, next up is a visit to Knockainey on Wednesday 13th June. The Bord na nOg, would like to remind people about the family fun day in Boher pitch at 1.30pm on Sunday 03rd June. We wish to advise of upcoming tournaments on Saturday 16th June, we have the Reale Family Cup at 11.00am, and the Rhona Kett Sheridan Cup in the afternoon at 14.30pm. Teas/Coffees & BBQ will be served all day, please show your support if you can.

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Thought for the Week – Relationships

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We live in a relational universe – relationships are how life is organised at every level, from the simplest organism to the most complex – we are conceived in relationship, formed by relationships and sustained by relationships.
So relationships are not an option – they are at the centre of who I am. We often delude ourselves into thinking we are independent, autonomous and self-sufficient and this vision is, as Einstein suggested, an ‘optical illusion’ of our consciousness.
The reason we attempt to side-step this reality is because relationships lie in the realm of mystery and and you are not in control. Relationships are messy, challenging, sometimes fun, other times frustrating. But they are what we are – the stage on which we live our lives.
If this is true of how we are in the world, it is even truer of God and the Sacred Trinity. But again we want to control God, making Him into a self-sufficient, autonomous, distant person and so try to avoid the ‘messy mystery’ of a relationship – avoiding the humility and trust demanded by being in relationship.
Last Sunday was Trinity Sunday – this is a time when we are invited to open our hearts and minds to the reality of the ‘divine dance’ that is the Trinity.
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Murroe / Boher Newsletter 27th May 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: PJ Ahern, Murroe Village

Anniversaries:                                     Murroe

Mary and Michael Holmes                                            11.30am this Sunday

Clement Rimbaud                                                         10am Monday

Boher

Nora Bartley and

Pat Bartley and

Jim Frawley and

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

Owen O’Neill                                                               10am next Sunday

                              May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Kathleen Walters.

Murroe: Evelyn Lorigan 7pm, Mary O’Brien 9am, Breda Byrnes 11.30am.

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

Sacristans Collection Boher & Murroe next weekend. Envelopes are being distributed and will also be available at Church exits.

 Cemetery Masses: Annagh, Friday 15th June at 7.30pm. Clonkeen, Friday 22nd June at 7.30pm. Ballinure, Friday 29th June at 7.30pm. Abington, Sunday 29th July at 11.30am.

 Murroe/Boher Lourdes Group are holding a Coffee Morning this Sunday 27th May after 10am Mass in Boher and 11.30am Mass in Murroe.

 Lotto Results for 20/05/18 -1,14,18,30- No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky Dips Aoife O’Connell, Jack O’Connor, Ciara Noonan & Mairead Cooke. Next week’s Jackpot 6,600. Draw in Crokers.

 Killinure Parents Council will be holding a church gate collection over the June bank holiday weekend to raise money for Killinure school.

 Afternoon Tea Dance in aid of Kilteely Hall takes place in Kilteely Hall, Kilteely, Co. Limerick on this Sunday, 27th of May from 3pm to 6pm. Music by Dermot Lyons. Tea and home baking served. Admission €5. All are Welcome to come dancing or just sit back, relax and enjoy the music.

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish, on Friday 1st June. Music by Chris Dallat. Tea Served. Admission €10. Great night guaranteed.

Ballyhoura Rural Services is recruiting Community Support workers for the Murroe-Boher area (they are Community Employment Scheme positions). The ideal candidate should have a real interest in people, be a good communicator and be self-motivated. Own transport is essential. Positions available include roles which will involve visiting clients on a one-to-one basis in their homes. If you have been unemployed for over a year you are qualified to work on a Community Employment Scheme. Successful candidates must be Garda vetted, prior to commencing work. Please contact Kay Kennedy at email; kkennedy@ballyhouraruralservices.org or phone 061 352847.

June Bank Holiday Weekend: The Boher Community Development Association Charity Cycle in memory of Ciara McCarthy, will take place on Friday evening, 1st June at 7.15pm.  The 40km Cycle will commence from Boher Community Centre and there will be various short cut options.  Registration will commence at 6.15pm.  Refreshments will be served after the Cycle.  Entry by donation.  All proceeds to Cliona’s Foundation. See Boher Community Facebook for route map.

The Boher Family Fun Day will take place on Sunday 3rd June at 1.30pm at the GAA grounds, Boher.  Activities commence with the children’s Fancy Dress Competition, followed by races and novelty races for children and adults.  Back by popular demand this year, our Fittest Family challenge, where teams of 4 battle it out in a series of tasks to see who can complete the course in the best time!  Teams comprise of 2 adults and 2 children up to 15 years of age.  Also new this year, is our community picnic patch, so why not bring along a picnic and relax and enjoy events.

Murroe Boher Bord na nOg would like to Congratulate Jack Nicholas on Captaining the Limerick Minor Hurlers on their victory over Tipperary last Sunday, and David Hickey who is also a member of the team, and we would like to send our best wishes to the lads for the remainder of the Championship. We would also offer best wishes to Seamus Hickey and the Limerick senior team for the remainder of the Championship. Last Sunday morning, we played Holycross Ballycahill in u12 Hurling match, and we also played Kilruane McDonaghs in U8 & U10  Hurling, we won all games, and we would like to thank all those who helped out on the morning, and especially Ken & Dave who fed such large numbers, and sent everyone away happy. It was a great morning for the club.

Murroe/Boher Camogie Club Well done to Ciara Oliver, Sophie Quaid, Orlaith Hickey and Sarah Jane Flynn who were part of the Ahane-Murroe/Boher who won the u14 A league final. The girls put in a great performance to bring home silverware.

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Thought for the Week -.Jesus and the Trinity

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In two books I am reading at the moment, The Divine Dance, by Richard Rohr and Religion as Metaphor, by David Tacey they make a similar point about Jesus, the second person of the Trinity. We have ‘separated Jesus from the Trinity’ and ‘locked divinity’ into this one person.
Tacey suggests that, “we cannot afford to lock divinity away in this single figure (Jesus) or imagine that the incarnation of God was once-only event, single, absolute and not to be repeated.
Rohr, in his exploration of the Trinity, says that we have, “essentially extracted Jesus from the Trinity in our concept of God.
Jesus was separated out in the spirituality we got – he was the suffering servant and our moral exemplar -someone we could imitate. The Spirit was never mentioned except in hushed tones and as the Holy Ghost and he behaved accordingly.
But the Spirit is at the very heart of Christianity – ‘the Lord and giver of life’, we say in the Creed. Ignatius of Laodicea, an Orthodox Bishop claims that:  “without the Holy Spirit Christ is merely an historical figure, the Gospel is a dead letter,
the Church is just an organisation, authority is domination, mission is propaganda, liturgy is nostalgia and the work of Christians is slave labour.”
But with the Holy Spirit, ………the Gospel  is a living force, the Church is a communion in the life of the Trinity, authority is a service that sets people free….. the liturgy is memory and anticipation and the labour of Christians is divinised.
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Murroe / Boher Newsletter 20th May 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: Eleanor Bourke (Née Keane), Kishikirk, Ballysimon

Anniversaries:                                 Murroe

John, Nellie and Johnny Mackey and

Breda Ahern                                                                                11.30am this Sunday

Mary and Michael Holmes                                                                       11.30am next Sunday

Boher

John and Phyllis Hickey and

Tommy Ryan and

Ann Finucane and

Deceased members of the Leahy Family, Grange                      10am this Sunday

Nora Bartley and

Pat Bartley and

Jim Frawley and

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

                                     May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Kathleen Walters.

Murroe: Evelyn Lorigan 7pm, Mary O’Brien 9am, Breda Byrnes 11.30am.

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

Eucharistic Adoration will take place in Murroe Church this Sunday starting after 11.30am Mass and continuing until 9am on Monday morning. This vigil of prayer is for the Protection and Safeguarding of the Unborn. Please give your name following weekend masses if you can spare an hour. This is a difficult time for all concerned. We need the support of your prayers.

Congratulations to the pupils of Killinure National School who received their First Holy Communion on this Saturday 19th May

Cemetery Masses: Annagh, Friday 15th June at 7.30pm. Clonkeen, Friday 22nd June at 7.30pm. Ballinure, Friday 29th June at 7.30pm. Abington, Sunday 29th July at 11.30am.

Coffee Morning in aid of the Jack and Jill Foundation in Memory of Rhona Kett Sheridan, this Thursday, 24th May at 11am to 4pm. Venue: Hall Murroe

Lotto Results for 14/05/18 -2,14,30,31- No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky Dips Kathryn Buckley, John Cummins, Kathleen Costello & Rhys O’Brien. Next week’s Jackpot 6,500. Draw in Pa McGraths.

Murroe/Boher Lourdes Group are holding a Coffee Morning on Sunday 27th May after 10am Mass in Boher and 11.30am Mass in Murroe.

Killinure Parents Council will be holding a church gate collection over the June bank holiday weekend to raise money for Killinure school.

Congratulations and well done to Owen Ryan, Cloughnadromin, who ran The Great Limerick Run -marathon on Sunday 6th May in an amazing time of 2 hours 58mins.

Murroe Boher Twinning will have their annual Bake Sale this Sunday 20th May …. Baking can be purchased after first Mass at the GAA Club across from the Church. We will have some gluten free items. We are most grateful for your support.

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish, on Saturday 26th May. Music by Checkers. Tea Served. Admission €10. Great night guaranteed.

Darkness into Light, Murroe 2018 – the walk held in Murroe was a great success, helped in no trivial way, by all the support from the community, whom we want to thank – the organising committee, Murroe-Boher Community Council,  stewards, those who provided refreshments, helped set up the hall and the course, Frank Ryan for the use of his field for parking, local businesses (see Murroe Facebook page!), Glenstal Boys’ Choir, Irish Red Cross, Garda Síochana, and the Benedictine Community for their generosity in providing such a beautiful peaceful location to us.   We are looking forward to next year already!

Ballyhoura Rural Services is recruiting Community Support workers for the Murroe-Boher area (they are Community Employment Scheme positions). The ideal candidate should have a real interest in people, be a good communicator and be self-motivated. Own transport is essential. Positions available include roles which will involve visiting clients on a one-to-one basis in their homes. If you have been unemployed for over a year you are qualified to work on a Community Employment Scheme. Successful candidates must be Garda vetted, prior to commencing work. Please contact Kay Kennedy at email; kkennedy@ballyhouraruralservices.org or phone 061 352847.

June Bank Holiday Weekend: The Boher Community Development Association Charity Cycle in memory of Ciara McCarthy, has been rescheduled to Friday evening, 1st June at 7.15pm.  The 40km Cycle will commence from Boher Community Centre and there will be various short cut options.  Registration will commence at 6.15pm.  Refreshments will be served after the Cycle.  Entry by donation.  All proceeds to Cliona’s Foundation.

The Boher Family Fun Day will take place on Sunday 3rd June at 1.30pm at the GAA grounds, Boher.  Activities commence with the children’s Fancy Dress Competition, followed by races and novelty races for children and adults.  Back by popular demand this year, our Fittest Family challenge, where teams of 4 battle it out in a series of tasks to see who can complete the course in the best time!  Teams comprise of 2 adults and 2 children up to 15 years of age.  Also new this year, is our community picnic patch, so why not bring along a picnic and relax and enjoy events.  More details on Boher Community Facebook.

Progressive 45 every Friday night at 8.30, Boher Community Centre.

The Valley Golf Society outing to Dundrum Golf Club (kindly sponsered by Glenstal Abbey) was held on 05/05/18. Results as follows: 1st – Tom Ryan – 40 pts, 2nd – Paul Power – 36 pts, 3rd – PJ Joyce – 34 pts. Our next outing will be in Ballyneety Golf Club on 19/05/18 at 12 mid-day

Murroe AFC Notes: Murroe afc 50th anniversary dinner dance held recently was a great night. Over 100 people attended the Castletroy Park Hotel and enjoyed good food music and company until the wee hours. Michael O Regan presented the club with a memento on behalf of the LDMC and Declan McDermott on behalf of the Women’s league also spoke. The Limerick County Schoolboy league was represented by Eoghan O Donnell and Trafic provided the entertainment. A special presentation was made to long standing club player Eamonn O Connor for his lifetime contribution to football. The AGM of the club takes place on Monday June 18th at the clubhouse and all are welcome.

Murroe Boher Ladies Gaelic Football. Congratulations to our senior club player Shauna Ryan, who was one of 3 Limerick players to be selected on the LIDL National Team of the League 2018. This is a huge accolade for Shauna and her family and an honour for Murroe Boher and Limerick Ladies Gaelic Football. Well done Shauna, we are proud of you! Please keep an eye out on our Murroe Boher LGFC Facebook page for Club and County activity and upcoming events.

Murroe Boher Bord na nOg would like to thank everyone that played and supported us in our recent Golf Classic held in Ballykisteen on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th May. A special mention to Gerry Docherty and Tom Ryan and the committee for organising such a successful event. We would like to congratulate our u10 Hurlers who played in a blitz on Sunday 13th May in Newport, beating Sixmilebridge, Newport and Kilmacud Crokes  on the day. We would like to pass best wishes to David Hickey and Jack Nicholas playing with the Limerick Minor hurlers V Tipperary and to Seamus Hickey playing for the Limerick Seniors V Tipperary in the Munster Championship.

6km walk will take place on Saturday the 26th of May, starting at the Community Centre Doon at 8pm, in aid of Doon & District Mens Shed and Doon Community Centre/ Playground. BBQ afterwards in the Local Pub, with prizes for walkers on the night. All are welcome.

Murroe Website EditorMurroe / Boher Newsletter 20th May 2018
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