Murroe / Boher Newsletter 10th March 2019

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                          Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Recent Deaths: Marion Bradley (Née Madden), Monaleen formerly of Ahane, sister of Margaret Foley and Kathleen Kett.

Brian Salt Cois na Coille. Reposing at Meehan’s Funeral Home, Newport on Monday evening from 6 to 7.30pm with removal to Church of the Holy Rosary Murroe. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 11.30am followed by cremation.

Anniversaries:                                     Murroe

John Joe Gleeson                                                          7pm this Saturday

Esther Healy                                                                 9am this Sunday

Nora Coleman and

Pat Ryan and

Paddy Hourigan                                                                        11.30am this Sunday

Carol McKie                                                                 7pm next Saturday

Eileen O’Malley                                                           11.30am next Sunday


Mike Tierney                                                                10am this Sunday

John Barron Months Mind                                             10am next Sunday

                              May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Kathleen Walters.

Murroe: Breda Fitzpatrick 7pm, Mary O’Brien 9am, Tom Seaver 11.30am

Trócaire Boxes are available at Church exits this weekend. Please do your best to contribute to this worthy cause.

The Parents Council of Killinure National School wish to sincerely thank all who attended the Coffee morning in Boher Community Centre last weekend in aid of the ASD Unit in Killinure School. Thanks to your generosity a total of €1435.85 was raised.

Lotto Results for 3/3/19 -13,16,17,32- No Winner. €20 Lucky Dips Johnny Sullivan, Bridie Ryan, Mary Carmody, Mary Kennedy. Next week’s Jackpot €4,100 Draw in Pa McGraths.

Murroe-Boher Historical Society’s next talk will take place at the Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe (Eircode: V94 N740) on Thursday, March 14th at 8.30 p.m. sharp. John Flannery MA will speak to us on – Denis ‘Sonny’ O’Neill: One Man’s War. This talk looks at the varying and conflicting facets of O’Neill’s interesting and action-packed life, including his Civil War/War of Independence activities, his controversial role at Béal na mBláth in 1922, and his life in post-Civil War Ireland. Admission €5 to non-members. All welcome.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic in the Community Centre, Newport, on Sunday 24th March. Time: 12noon – 3pm.

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish on Saturday 16th March. Music by Jimmy Hogan. Tea served. Admission €10

Digital Skills Training: Did you receive a new digital device recently – iPhone, iPad, Tablet, Smart Phone? Do you know how to use it? Would you like to know more? Would you like to be able to navigate your way around your device confidently? Learn how to: search websites, send and receive emails, use popular apps like Skype, WhatsApp, send and receive photos, be safe online. Ballyhoura Development is delivering ‘bring your own device’ Digital Skills training in Cappamore Library. This training aims to give people the confidence, motivation and skills to take their first steps online. Training is FREE and will be delivered in small groups of 8 to 10 people, over 5 x 2 hour sessions. Our next training will begin on Friday, 22nd March from 10.30am to 12.30pm. To book a place please contact Cappamore Library on 061-381586 or email

Doon Community Council are holding their annual monster table quiz in all five pubs, in Doon, on Friday the 29th of March, starting at 9.30pm. Table of 4, €20 per table.  Raffle and spot prizes on the night

Reflection: In the Old Testament, the Jewish People spent forty years in the desert. They came through and were formed in the desert. It was in the desert that God spoke to them. They were tried, tested and tempted in the desert. Eventually on their desert journey, they felt that God had abandoned them and they in turn abandoned God. They gave up and gave in. They famously created the calf made of gold and worshiped it instead of remaining faithful to God.

So, like his ancestors before him, Jesus now finds himself in the desert having being lead there by the Holy Spirit. He is about to begin his public ministry and mission but before he does, he too is going to be tempted and tested. Will he remain faithful to God or give in as his ancestors did? How will Jesus respond when he is tempted to turn away from God and his own mission? What will he do when he is offered, fame, power and wealth?

As a human Jesus was tempted, but he did not rely on his own strength or will power. He turned to God for guidance, help, support and encouragement. Jesus knew where his own inner identity and strength came from. He had the humility and wisdom to turn to God when he was tested and tempted. He knew that he was not on his own.

What about each us as we begin our own Lenten Journey? Lent offers us the opportunity to look at our own lives, not harshly with negativity or judgement, but with humility and compassion.

The temptation of Jesus in the desert reminds us that we are not alone when we face our own personal struggles during Lent. Can we invite God into our lives when we are being tempted, so that like Jesus, filled with the Holy Spirit we too will be strengthened to follow the path of discipleship and holiness?

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