Heart Center Meditation from Fr Simon Sleeman OSB Glenstal Abbey

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Hi All,

Fr Simon Sleeman OSB  from Glenstal Abbey has released 2 videos on Heart Center Meditation which are available on Utube.

In this time of stress and anxiety I hope that these videos may help you

Here are the links below:

Fr Simon Sleeman osb – Heart Centre 1

Heart Centre Talk 2 Meditation Sequence

 

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Murroe / Boher Newsletter 15th March 2020

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                          Fr. Tom Ryan

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

All Public Masses are currently cancelled, up to and including 29th March.

Bishops Statement:

The public celebration of Mass in the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly (with the exception of Funeral Mass and the Celebration of Marriage complying with the maximum attendance of 100) is suspended until and including Sunday 29th March, with immediate effect.”

(Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly)

Anniversary Masses scheduled for this and the coming weekends will be rescheduled when Masses return to normal.

Milford Hospice wish to sincerely thank all who contributed so generously to last weekend’s Church Gate Collection. A total of €1400.95 was collected.

Coffee Morning at Madaboy House in aid of Cancer Research and Milford Hospice will be held this year on Saturday, 25th April.  This year we hope for a special response as the coffee morning will be dedicated to celebrating the inspiring life of Sinead Dinneen who helped to make previous coffee mornings so successful.

Murroe Marian Club will not reopen until further notice due to the Coronavirus.

Murroe Tidy Towns would like to thank everyone who supported our recent table quiz.  Thanks to Darragh Ryan Valley Inn, Frank Ryan for setting the questions, Tom Holmes quiz master, Grainne Keyes for keeping the score and thank you to everyone who donated a spot prize.  On the night we made €676

Murroe-Boher Historical Society – As a precautionary measure due to the current Covid-19 outbreak, we are postponing this month’s talk, planned for 19 March, until further notice

Darkness into Light #Dil2020 After much deliberation, Pieta have taken the very difficult decision to postpone Darkness Into Light 2020 until the Autumn. The COVID-19 outbreak that we are currently seeing in Ireland poses an unprecedented challenge to our communities, and the safety and wellbeing of our clients, volunteers, staff and of the general public is at the heart of this decision. The event will proceed later in the year, and we expect to be able announce a new date in the coming weeks.

The loss of income that Pieta will suffer as a result of the postponement of this event is going to pose a significant challenge to the organisation. As you probably know, Darkness Into Light provides almost half of their fundraised income for the year, and without the income from this event they simply cannot continue to provide free, lifesaving services.   Therefore, Murroe DiL committee ask that if you are planning to walk or to make a contribution to Pieta House, please do so on the Murroe Darkness into Light page over the next few weeks.

CFR-Boher update:  For all emergencies you should contact 112 or 999.  As CFR services are being curtailed due to social distance, the CFR-Boher AED will be available for public use should the need arise.  For the foreseeable future, please contact Ita Richardson at 087-6886536 if you require to use the AED in an emergency. This is effective immediately until further notice.

Murroe AFC Team News: Last weekend the B team were unlucky to come out of a tight contest with Janesboro losing out 2-0 in the end, while the C team went down 3-1 in their league match away to Athlunkard Villa.

There won’t be any training or fixtures for Adult or underage teams for the foreseeable future, until at least after the 29th March deadline currently in place, following on from the directive issued by the Government and the FAI. Remember clean hands save lives people so keep em washed!

If anyone in the community has to isolate themselves for a while and is stuck for something and doesn’t know who to ask for help at any stage, message the Murroe AFC Facebook page and we’ll see what we can do to sort you out.

Keep an eye on the club Facebook page and Twitter feeds for news of the eventual resumption of fixtures. Stay safe and keep the paws clean!

 

Please check Murroe Facebook Page for up to-date information on closures etc.

 

 

 

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Murroe / Boher Newsletter 8th March 2020

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                       Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Anniversaries:                                      Murroe

James and Kathleen Doyle, John Coughlan , Pauline Tobin and

John Joe Gleeson                                                                                  7pm this Saturday

Brian Salt                                                                                             11.30am this Sunday

Esther Healy                                                                                       9am next Sunday

Eileen O’Malley                                                                                   11.30am next Sunday

Boher

Michael Tierney                                                                                    10am this Sunday

Dan and Mary Ryan                                                                              10am next Sunday

May They Rest in Peace 

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Eilish Bartley.

Murroe: Elizabeth Power-Lynch 7pm, Pat Madigan 9am, Breda White 11.30am 

Covid-19 Virus: Murroe and Boher Churches will take the following steps to help prevent the un-intended spread of the Covid-19 virus. The Holy Water fonts will be empty. Holy water will be available as usual to take away. We will not express the sign of peace. We also ask all receiving Holy Communion to please accept it in your hand only. 

Killinure Parents’ Council will hold a Table Quiz on Friday 13th March in Pa McGrath’s from 8:30pm to raise funds for the Killinure Parents’ Council. The cost is €20 per team. Come along and join in the fun!! 

Coffee Morning at Madaboy House in aid of Cancer Research and Milford Hospice will be held this year on Saturday, 25th April.  This year we hope for a special response as the coffee morning will be dedicated to celebrating the inspiring life of Sinead Dinneen who helped to make previous coffee mornings so successful.

New Beautician opened in Newport De’Ella Skin & Wellness. 061 624275. www.de-Ella.ie

Darkness into Light #Dil2020 in aid of Pieta House will take place on 9th May at 4.15am in Murroe, and, as usual, takes place in the grounds of Glenstal Abbey.

On-line registration opens on 25th February, at which time you will be able to avail of early bird rates.  Please register as early as possible – no cash will be collected on the night of the walk. Other locations in Co Limerick are Limerick City, Kilmallock and Newcastlewest. We look forward to welcoming you to Murroe!

Gentle Flow Yoga Classes starting for the over 50s in The Kilmurry Arts and Heritage Centre Castletroy (beside the graveyard) starting Tues 10 March at 10.00 until 11.00am. The class focuses on safe alignment of the body, increasing flexibility and bone strength. Contact Mary on 085 7333791 after 6.00 pm

Junior Entrepreneurs from Scoil Mhuire Murroe Launch Deccks: Fifth class girls and boys from Scoil Mhuire Murroe are 2020 participants in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme (JEP).  JEP is an entrepreneurial education programme for primary school pupils.  Our Fifth class Junior Entrepreneurs have created a fun educational game.  It is a card game played with a six-sided dice and is called DECCKS.  Each number on the dice corresponds to a letter.  If a 1 is thrown the action is D: Describe a person, object or action.  For 2 it is E: Exercise Do 25 heel kicks and 25 star jumps.  3 is C: Charades: Act out the title of a book or film.  4 is C: Calculate: How many times is 6 contained in 54?  5 is K: Knowledge: Who was the first woman in space?  6 is S: Spell ENTREPRENEUR.  To play the game each task must be performed in 1 minute to earn 5 points for your team.  The game is suitable for ages 9+ with teams of 3+players.  Our Showcase day will be held in the school next week.  This has been a wonderful learning experience for the boys and girls who have learned about design and production, finance, sales and marketing.  This fun game DECCKS can be ordered from our school for only €15.

Murroe-Boher Historical Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Margaret O’Brien, will be returning to us on Thursday, March 19th, at the Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe, at 8.30 p.m. sharp. Margaret will be speaking to us on her latest original research on “Abbeyowney: A Medieval Cistercian Abbey in Abington, Co. Limerick.” Admission €5 to non-members. All welcome.

Murroe-Boher Community Games:  Congratulations to the 12 Draughts Team who won Silver medals at County Final – Khristian Bars, Jack O’Connor, Joseph O’Brien, Killian O’Neill, Cillian Holmes, Luke O’Brien, Josh Devlin and coach Tom O’Brien.  Well done also to the mixed U12 team who reached the Draughts Semi-Final – Josh Devlin, Wil Stockil, William Ryan, Emily Duff, Lucy Judge, William Keyes, Sean Murphy and Sarah Keyes.

Murroe AFC Team News: Last weekend the weather gave no chance for fixtures to go ahead yet again. This coming weekend 7th and 8th March it does look like fixtures are finally going to go ahead again. The B team are playing Janesboro at 11am on Sunday at home in Tubber in the league, and the C team are playing away against Athlunkard Villa in UL in the league also at 2pm on Sunday. No fixtures for the A team or Youth team.

Keep an eye on the club Facebook page and Twitter feeds for up to the minute fixtures and results!

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Murroe / Boher Newsletter 1st March 2020

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                           Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Recent Deaths: Shaun Dee, Limerick City, formerly Cappanuke Cross, Murroe

Peggy Kennedy (née Duggan) Tinnatariffe, Cappamore

Jack (John) O’Brien, Farnane, Murroe

Anne O’Malley (née Ryan Meagher) Limerick City, formerly Brittas

Anniversaries:                                                Murroe

James and Francis Kenny                                                                    7pm this Saturday

Michael and Eileen O’Brien                                                     9am this Sunday

Jimmy Galligan                                                                                    11.30am this Sunday

James and Kathleen Doyle,John Coughlan,Pauline Tobin, and

John Joe Gleeson                                                                                 7pm next Saturday

 Brian Salt                                                                                             11.30am next Sunday

Boher

PJ Carmody                                                                                         10am this Sunday

 Michael Tierney                                                                                   10am next Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend:

Boher: Liz Barron.

Murroe: Willie Carey 7pm, Mary O’Brien 9am, Bridgid McLoughlin 11.30am

 Masses for coming week:

Boher – Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 9.30am

Murroe – Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10am

Confirmation: Congratulations to the 84 children from Killinure and Murroe National Schools who were confirmed by Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly in Murroe Church on Thursday 27th February.

Trócaire Boxes are available at Church exits. Please take one and help the less well off in the world.

Milford Hospice will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend 7th & 8th March in Murroe and Boher. We hope you can be as generous as possible to this very worthy cause.

Killinure Parents’ Council will be holding a Coffee Morning on Sunday 8th March in Boher Community Centre after 10 O’Clock Mass to raise funds for the Killinure NS ASD Unit. All very welcome!

We will also hold a Table Quiz on Friday 13th March in Pa McGrath’s from 8:30pm to raise funds for the Killinure Parents’ Council. The cost is €20 per team. Come along and join in the fun!!

Murroe Tidy Towns are holding a Table Quiz on Friday March 6th in the Valley Inn @ 8.30. Table of 4 €20.  Raffle and food on the night. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Darkness into Light #Dil2020 in aid of Pieta House will take place on 9th May at 4.15am in Murroe, and, as usual, takes place in the grounds of Glenstal Abbey.

On-line registration opens on 25th February, at which time you will be able to avail of early bird rates.  Please register as early as possible – no cash will be collected on the night of the walk. Other locations in Co Limerick are Limerick City, Kilmallock and Newcastlewest. We look forward to welcoming you to Murroe!

Lotto Results for 23/2/20 -5,9,10,11- No Winner. €20 Dips Jim Ryan, Pat McCormack, Kelley O’Sullivan & (Greg & Gearoid) Lynch. Next week’s Jackpot €9,200 Draw in Powers.

Murroe AFC Team News: Last weekend the stormy weather played havoc with the fixtures once again and in the end all fixtures were called off. The league has decided to act early again this week and have postponed all games for this coming weekend, (29th Feb & 1st March). Hopefully next week all the teams will get back out onto the pitches!

Keep an eye on the club Facebook page and Twitter feeds for up to the minute fixtures and results!

The Murroe AFC Online Shop with O’Neill’s has 20% off at the moment using the code oneillsclub20, if you want to pick up something for (hopefully) better weather ahead!

Reflection: Lent is a Pilgrimage, a Journey, and it begins with Jesus being led into the wilderness of the desert by the Holy Spirit. The desert for the Jewish People is a very scared and symbolic place. It was in the desert that the Israelites encountered and experienced God. It was in the desert that God established the Covenant with them and said, ‘You will be my people and I will be your God.’ But they grew tired, frustrated and impatient with God and built the golden calf and began to worship it rather than remaining faithful to God.

On this, the first Sunday of Lent, Jesus willingly goes into the desert and there he will be tempted to turn his back on God in favour of power, wealth and fame. So, what will he do? Will he be like his ancestors and give into temptations or rely on God when he is offered, what on the face of it looks very attractive. His answer comes in three parts, all from scripture; ‘We do not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God; do not put the Lord your God to test; and finally, you must worship the Lord your God and serve him alone.’

Jesus has the courage and humility to turn to God when he needs help and strength the most; he does not rely on his own strength and willpower when tempted. He doesn’t give up on God and God does not desert him.

Our daily temptations may not be as dramatic as those of Jesus, but they are no less real or dangerous. Ours are more than likely to be far more ordinary and subtle. We will have another cigarette, another glass of wine, we will do or say something that we know to be wrong in order to protect ourselves. These may start out as small temptations, but in the end they all add up. When we are tempted, we have two choices; to rely on our strength or humbly turn to God as Jesus did and ask for help. God did not abandon Jesus and neither will God ignore us when we ask for help.

We can’t control how others treat us; but we can decide how we respond and react to them; the choice is ours; not theirs. (Br Michael Moore OMI)

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Murroe /Boher Newsletter 23rd Feb 2020

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                           Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Anniversaries:                                                Murroe

Bobby and Ryan Cusack ,William and Bridget Maher and

Tom and Nan O’Malley                                                                       7pm this Saturday

Jimmy Coleman,Michael Humphreys,Paddy and Patrick Owens,Florence Byrne and

Ned O’Malley                                                                                     11.30am this Sunday

James and Frances Kenny                                                                7pm next Saturday

Michael and Eileen O’Brien                                                                9am next Sunday

Jimmy Galligan                                                                                   11.30am next Sunday

Boher

Eileen Stockil Months Mind                                                                10am this Sunday

Margaret and Pat Looney                                                                     9.30am next Thursday

PJ Carmody                                                                                         10am next Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend:

Boher: Kathleen Walters.

Murroe: Willie Carey 7pm, Mary O’Brien 9am, Bridgid McLoughlin 11.30am

Confirmation for Murroe and Killinure takes place in Murroe Church this coming Thursday. Ceremony starts at 11am. There are 84 children for confirmation, and we wish them an enjoyable day. The boys and girls to be confirmed with their sponsors should be seated in the Church by 10.45. Please be on time.

Ash Wednesday is this coming Wednesday. Ashes will be distributed after 9.30am Mass in Boher and after 10am Mass in Murroe.

Trócaire Boxes are available at Church exits. Please take one and help the less well off in the world.

Lourdes Fund: Church gate collection next weekend to raise funds for forthcoming Lourdes Pilgrimage. The funds raised will help to send a local invalid to Lourdes

Murroe Tidy Towns are holding a Table Quiz on Friday March 6th in the Valley Inn @ 8.30. Table of 4 €20.  Raffle and food on the night. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Darkness into Light #Dil2020 in aid of Pieta House will take place on 9th May at 4.15am in Murroe, and, as usual, takes place in the grounds of Glenstal Abbey.

On-line registration opens on 25th February, at which time you will be able to avail of early bird rates.  Please register as early as possible – no cash will be collected on the night of the walk. Other locations in Co Limerick are Limerick City, Kilmallock and Newcastlewest. We look forward to welcoming you to Murroe!

Lotto Results for 6/2/20 -4,9,23,24- No Winner. €20 Dips Paula Kett, Anne Lynch, John Cummins & Anne Lynch. Next week’s Jackpot €9,100 Draw in The Valley Inn. 5th Double Down lotto draw – 1,8,28,32-€50 Dips Brian Timmons, John Quigley & Tom Tobin

Murroe AFC Team News: Last weekend the stormy weather played havoc with the fixtures once again and in the end all fixtures were called off. The league have decided to act early this week and have postponed all games for this coming weekend, (22nd & 23rd February). Hopefully next week all the teams will get back out onto the pitches!

Keep an eye on the club Facebook page and Twitter feeds for up to the minute fixtures and results!

The Murroe AFC Church gate collection raised a total of €741 last weekend. Thank you all for your kind generosity and support!

Reflection: There is the old military that says the best form of defence is attack. Meaning, do to someone before they do it to you!

Jesus begins the gospel by quoting the Jewish Law; ‘You have learnt how it was said: an eye for eye and tooth for a tooth.’  This means that if you hit me, I am entitled, even obliged to hit you back in retaliation. If an eye for an eye was accepted by everyone, we would have a lot of blind people around us! Jesus suggests and asks that we find another way to solve our differences; but be warned, it’s not easy!

He says, if someone hits you, offer no resistance, on the contrary, turn the other cheek. If someone takes your coat, give them your other one! He asks us to give whenever we are asked for something and never to turn away from or refuse anyone! I told you, this was not going to be easy – at all! But he’s not finished. Tradition says that we are to love our friends and neighbours and hate our enemies. Jesus says, no, this is not enough and not good enough! We are to love our enemies. If we love only those who love us in return, can we claim any credit or appreciation?

What is Jesus asking of us? Is he being any way realistic is what he wants us to do?  When he himself was being attacked and spat at, he literally turned the other cheek and prayed, ‘Forgive them Father, because they don’t know what they are doing.’

Let’s dream a little. Every night on our televisions, we see so many wars and brutal conflicts taking place around the world. Guns are fired, bombs are dropped; counties are destroyed and people die. One side retaliates after being attacked. Imagine if they didn’t shoot and fire back; just imagine instead if they asked to meet; to talk and look for peace and reconciliation? We can but hope and dream.

We can’t control how others treat us; but we can decide how we respond and react to them; the choice is ours; not theirs. (Br Michael Moore OMI)

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Murroe / Boher Newsletter 16th Feb 2020

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                       Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Anniversaries:                                      Murroe

Eamon Rainsford Months Mind,Matt Cuddy and Tom and KittyLynch                       7pm this Saturday

James and Mary Clarke                                                                                              9am this Sunday

Bobby and Ryan Cusack,William and Bridget Maher and Tom and Nan O’Malley     7pm next Saturday

Jimmy Coleman,Michael Humphreys and

Paddy and Patrick Owens and Florence Byrne                                                      11.30am next Sunday

Boher

John Barron and deceased members of the Barron Family and

Tommy and Mary Bartley                                                          10am this Sunday

Eileen Stockil Months Mind                                                      10am next Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend:

Boher: Des Duffy.

Murroe: Breda Fitzpatrick 7pm, Michael O’Loughlin 9am, Kathryn Buckley 11.30am

Masses for coming week: Boher – No Mass on Monday.

Weekly Envelopes are being distributed at present. If you would like to contribute using a weekly envelope, please give your name to Fr Brennan or Fr Ryan or either of the sacristans.

Church Finances: Following the publication of the yearly Financial Statement, the Parish Financial Team have decided on a set of measures which may alleviate the current deficit. We have asked for an increase in contributions from 1st March for the weekly envelopes. A list of fees is currently being prepared for the use of the Church for Weddings, Baptisms etc. These will be published shortly. We hope people will understand the need for these changes.

Daughters of Charity St Vincent’s, Lisnagry wish to sincerely thank all who contributed a total €755 to last weekend’s collection. Special thanks to the collectors in Murroe and Boher who braved the atrocious conditions to help with the collection.

HOPE Foundation: I would like to extend my gratitude to Fr Brennan, Fr Ryan and the people of Murroe/Boher Parish for the very generous donations from last weekend’s masses. Thank you for the opportunity to speak at the masses and raise awareness on behalf of the HOPE foundation. Ava Marsh

Murroe-Boher Historical Society is pleased to confirm that our next talk will be given by Peter O’Grady at the Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe, on Thursday, 20th February 2020, at 8.30 p.m. sharp. Peter will speak to us on “The Hunt for “Black” Mick Hayes.” Admission €5 to non-members.

Lotto Results for 9/2/20 -9,11,29,31- No Winner. €20 Dips Brian Lonergan, Aoife & Saoirse Barry, Tommy Deer & Louise Hanly. Next week’s Jackpot €9,000 Draw in Powers. Double Down lotto draw -12,16,18,23-€50 Dips Paula Kett, Margaret Ryan, Mary Hartnett & Mark Timmons

Athletics: Congratulations to Peter Ashe & Rian Horgan, members of Newport AC U12 Boys 4 x 500m Cross-Country Relay Team, winning Silver at the National Inter Club Finals in Rathdrum, Co Wicklow on 8th February.

Murroe Boher Bord na nOg, are delighted to announce that we are back training. Our u6,7 & 8’s are back in Murroe Wood Park on Saturday mornings at 10.00am. All new members welcome.

Murroe AFC Last weekend the stormy weather played havoc with the fixtures and in the end all fixtures were called off.

This weekend on Sunday 16th February, the A team are away to Athlunkard Villa at 11am in the league, while the C team are at home to Shelbourne also at 11am in the league.  The B team, and Youth team have no fixtures.

Keep an eye on the club Facebook page and Twitter feeds for up to the minute fixtures and results!

Reflection: The Scribes and Pharisees never missed an opportunity to attack and criticise Jesus. They just didn’t like the people with whom he ate, drank and befriended; the poor, the sick, the outcast, those they considered to be sinners. But Jesus in return was never in shy in challenging them for their behaviour.

In the gospel today, he directly condemns them for their strict observance of the law while ignoring the heart of the Law – love, mercy and compassion. For them virtue and daily living was largely measured by what others saw them do and heard them say. They liked to show off and win the approval of others on whom they looked down self-righteously. Jesus says directly to the people; if your virtue goes no further than that of the scribes and pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.’ Strong and challenging words indeed!

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Murroe / Boher Newsletter 9th Feb 2020

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                           Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Anniversaries:    

Murroe

Chrissie O’Gorman , Ann and Jim Jamel and Gary Cobel                                                     7pm this Saturday

Maurice and Peggy Hassett                                                                                                   9am this Sunday

Bridie and Jerry Taaffe , John O’Brien,Mattie and Maureen Hoyne and Jim Berkery           11.30am this Sunday

Eamon Rainsford Months Mind and Matt Cuddy                                                                    7pm next Saturday

James and Mary Clarke  ____________________________________________________9am next Sunday

Boher

John Barron and deceased members of the Barron Family and Tommy and Mary Bartley______ 10am next Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend:

Boher: Elizabeth O Connor.

Murroe: Bridget Hayes 7pm, Willie Carey 9am, Margaret Holmes 11.30am

Masses for coming week:

Boher – Tuesday and Thursday at 9.30am.

Murroe – Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10am.

Maranatha prayer Ministry invites you to our February Healing Retreat at St. Pauls Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick at 2.30pm through the Ministry of Bishop Fintan Monahan, Killaloe Diocese and Sr. Mary Bridget, Charismatic Renewal, Limerick next Sunday, 16th February 2020. Mass at 5pm. All welcome.

The Annual Pink Night will take place on Saturday 15th February 2020 at Kennedys Lounge, Rearcross – Music with the very entertaining “DJ Wilm” – All funds raised for Mid West Cancer Unit in University Hospital Limerick. A raffle will take place with lots of prizes including a Ladies County Jersey.  A great night’s entertainment for a good cause. Support greatly appreciated.  Everybody welcome

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish on Friday 14th February. Music by Marveltones. Tea served. Admission €10.

Lotto Results for 2/2/20 -2,10,20,29- No Winner. €20 Dips Vinnie Callanan, Aine Cooke, James Buckley & Eoghan Tuohey. Next week’s Jackpot €8,900 Draw in Pa McGraths. Double Down lotto draw -12,16,17,22- €50 Dips Jimmy O’Brien, Sinead Murray & Megan Buckley.

Murroe AFC Team News: Last weekend the A team had a fantastic 6-1 win away to Aisling Annacotty in the league, while the C team had a 5-0 loss to Nenagh Town, on Sunday.

This weekend on Sunday 8th February, the B team are at home against Janesboro at 2pm in Tubber, while the C team are away to Athlunkard Villa also in the league at 2pm.

The A team, and Youth team have no fixtures.

Keep an eye on the club Facebook page and Twitter feeds for up to the minute fixtures and results!

Reflection: Frequently we hear ‘experts’ say that too much salt is bad for us; this is probably true; too much of anything is not good for us. But food without any salt is bland, tasteless and just not very nice! Since ancient times salt has been used to purify, preserve, season and flavour food. At the time of Jesus, salt was very valuable and expensive. Roman soldiers were often paid with blocks of salt which they then traded. Salt was basically used as money! Hence the phrase, to be worth your weight in salt!

What is Jesus saying when he calls and asks us to be salt to the earth? Salt makes a difference to food as we said. Without it, food cannot be preserved and at times cannot be eaten. Salt, used properly can brighten and enliven food. Can we say the same about ourselves as followers of Jesus. Do I make a difference to those around me through what I say, what do and how I live my daily life? By my living the gospel of Jesus, do I brighten and enliven the world around me? Am I worth my weight in salt?

Then Jesus uses another powerful symbol to challenge us. He says to each of us; ‘You are the Light of the world… no one lights a lamp and then hides it under a basket, they put it on a lampstand and it gives light to the world. In the same way, your (own) light must shine before others.’

I often find this statement from Jesus strange. In the start of John’s gospel it says; The Word was the real light, that gives light to everyone.’ Later in the gospel Jesus clearly says; I am the Light of the World. So through Jesus, the Light of God comes into the world to dispel all darkness. This has echoes of the great phrase; The people in darkness have seen a great light. Now Jesus very clearly says, You are the Light of the world. This is very encouraging and also very challenging. We now share the responsibility with Jesus of being people of light who shine brightly in and for the world.

When Nelson Mandela became president of South Africa, he quoted a poem written by Marianne Williamson; from which this line is taken; We are all meant to shine; we were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.

Today, take a moment of silence and say, Jesus is the light of the world and so am I! – (Br Michael Moore OMI)

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Murroe / Boher Newsletter 2nd Feb 2020

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                           Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Anniversaries:                                                Murroe

Helen Hackett and James and Theresa Walsh                                                                          7pm this Saturday

Willie and Kathy Noonan and Deceased members of the Egan Family                                   11.30am this Sunday

 Chrissie O’Gorman and Ann and Jim Jamel                                                                              7pm next Saturday

 Maurice and Peggy Hassett                                                      9am next Sunday

 Bridie and Jerry Taaffe and John O’Brien and Mattie and Maureen Hoyne                            11.30am next Sunday

Boher

Mary and Ted O’Connell                                                                                                         10am this Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend:

Boher: Laurence Bartley.

Murroe: Elizabeth Power-Lynch 7pm, Suzanne Barron 9am, Breda Berkery 11.30am

Homeless: A big “thankyou” to all who subscribed to last weekend’s collection. A sum of €408.60 was collected.

Daughters of Charity: The Annual Church Gate Collection for the Daughters of Charity, St. Vincent’s Lisnagry will take next weekend February 8th/9th in Murroe and Boher. As always, your support is gratefully appreciated

French / Music Tuition: Qualified and experienced French and Music teacher living locally offer grinds / individual tuition in French, Violin and Piano. Please contact 085-7113639 for more information.

ICA: Monthly meeting of Murroe Boher ICA will take place on Tuesday 4th February at 7.30pm in the Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe. New members always welcome.

2 NEW YOGA classes on Friday Mornings at Muintir Na Tire Hall, Murroe (Fitzgerald Room).

General Yoga Class 10-11am and Chair Yoga Class 11.30-12.30pm.  Starting Friday 24th January for 8 weeks.

Inquiries and bookings to Lucia on 086 8214512 or www.luciasheehan.com

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish on Saturday 8th February. Music by Jimmy Hogan & Lar Kenny. Tea served. Admission €10

AA meeting on every Friday night in St. Michael’s Day Care Centre, Cappamore at 8.30pm

Murroe/Boher Lourdes Committee are offering a place to a 5th year student to travel to Lourdes on this year’s pilgrimage as a youth helper, which takes place from 13th to 18th June. Anyone interested are asked to give their names to Liz Barron, Boher ASAP. Draw will take place after 11.30am Mass in Murroe on Sunday next 9th February.

The Annual Pink Night will take place on Saturday 15th February 2020 at Kennedys Lounge, Rearcross – Music with the very entertaining “DJ Wilm” – All funds raised for Mid West Cancer Unit in University Hospital Limerick. A raffle will take place with lots of prizes including a Ladies County Jersey.  A great night’s entertainment for a good cause. Support greatly appreciated.  Everybody welcome

Head 2 Head Hair Salon, Main Street Murroe 061 386789. Special Offer – Colour and Cut €45 from Wednesday 20th January to Saturday 15th February. 4 Weeks Only. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Lotto Results for 26/1/20 -16,19,23,24- No Winner. €20 Dips Mike Casey, James Ryan, George Boyle & Mary Holmes. Next week’s Jackpot €8,800 Draw in Powers. Double Down lotto draw – 9,21,23,32- €50 Dips Suzanne Holmes, Brian Lonergan & John Fitzgerald.

Cappamore Historical Society will host a Lecture in the local Community Centre on Monday the 3rd of February at 8pm. The Lecture by Tom Toomey will be on the subject of “The Dromkeen Ambush”. There will be a charge of 5 euro to non-members, and Refreshments will be provided after the lecture.

Murroe Boher GAA: Membership for 2020 Season is now due. Membership only accepted online by Clubforce system – details on www.murroebohergaa.ie. Only membership paid by February 7th will be eligible for Inter County Tickets going forward when being distributed by the club. Yearly subscription to the Club Lotto also available through Clubforce system.

Murroe Boher Bord na nOg are delighted to announce that registration for this season in now online. All you must do is log onto Clubforce.ie, find my club (Murroe Boher), and follow the simple instructions. Any queries just contact any member of the club.

Murroe AFC Team News: Last weekend the A team were unlucky to lose out to near neighbors Cappamore Celtic on penalties after a tightly fought contest in the divisional cup match in Tubber. The scores finished level at 1-1, but Cappamore had the better accuracy in the shootout.

This weekend on Saturday 1st February, the A team are away to Aisling Annacotty in the league at 7pm, while on Sunday 2nd February The C team are at home against Nenagh Town at 2pm in the league. The B team, and Youth team have no fixtures.

Keep an eye on the club Facebook page and Twitter feeds for up to the minute fixtures and results!

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Darkness into Light 2020

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 Darkness into Light 2020 will be held at 4.15am morning of 9th May.

The walk will start and finish in Murroe, following a route through the grounds of Glenstal Abbey.

If anyone is interested in joining the DIL committee, please contact Ita Richardson at 087-6886536.

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