Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan Fr. Tom Ryan
Tel. 386227 Mobile 087 9814051 Tel. 352223 Mobile 087 6291557
Recent Deaths: Kitty Smith (Née Dunlea) formerly Ballyvoureen, who died recently in London on 27th December.
Nora Murphy and
Pa Joe and Paddy McCormack 7pm this Saturday
Jackie and Eileen O’Flynn 11.30am this Sunday
Helen Allis and
Jack Hanly 11.30am next Sunday
Deceased members of the Walsh family, Cloughnadromin and
Kitty and James Lynch and
Molly Foley 10am this Sunday
Noel Hickey and
Bridie Foley and
Breda Cartwright 10am next Sunday
May They Rest in Peace
Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Eilish Bartley.
Murroe: Willie Carey 7pm, Josie Meade 9am, Kathryn Buckley 11.30am
Masses for coming week: Boher Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am.
Murroe Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am.
Murroe-Boher Annual Newsletter: Murroe-Boher Annual Newsletter is now on sale at retail outlets throughout the parish. The committee wish to thank all organisations and contributors for their co-operation and contributions to the magazine this year.
Murroe-Boher Senior Citizens Party will take place on Sunday next 13th January in Hayes’ Cappamore. Mass at 1.30 followed by Lunch at 2.15. Music by Sean, Paddy and Karen. Tickets €15 available in Church Sacristy or from Kathleen 087 2387686 or Carmel 087 6107132 .
Murroe-Boher Historical Society 2019 Calendar is out now featuring weather lore and dramatic skies scenes photographed in the parish during the past year. Available from local shops and businesses or from Thomas Holmes (086)3642673. Cost €8. The Historical Society will, once again, be making a contribution to charity from the proceeds. Your support would be greatly appreciated
Boher Community Development Association are holding our annual Parish Social on Saturday, 26 January in the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish. All funds raised are used directly for the purposes of maintenance of the Community Centre for the next 12 months. We would greatly appreciate your support for the Parish social and would like to encourage as many people as possible to attend our first community event of 2019.
Another date for your diary is Saturday, 9 February, when we will have the official opening of the upgraded Community Centre at 8pm. We are delighted to announce that the Liam McCarthy Cup will visit Boher Community Centre on that evening. We would like to cordially invite you to join us on 9th February.
Murroe AFC Notes: Team News: The Mens teams are back from their Christmas break this coming weekend with the A team taking on Meanus in the 1st round of the Lawson Cup, and the C team taking on Coonagh Utd in the league. Both teams away from home. Best of luck to all of our teams for 2019. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for fixtures and results.
Murroe AFC’s book “Murroe AFC The First 50 Years 1968-2018”is still available to purchase at Spar, and English’s. The book is a fabulous record of the story of the first 50 years of soccer in Murroe, and is available at a price of €15. If you didn’t get one for Christmas, condolences, but you can still pop down the shop and pick one up yourself.
Reflection: Today, on the Feast of Epiphany, it’s only appropriate to seek and find “some light in the darkness” as we turn to Isaiah the prophet and Matthew, the gospel writer, both of whom give us reason to hope, even now. In the first reading, we find Isaiah living in the Old Testament world; the people in Jerusalem are feeling the pain of exile and are shrouded by “darkness” and “thick clouds covering the earth.” However, Isaiah using poetic vision, confidently foretells that “dark and gloom” will be overcome by the radiance of God’s eternal light. The people are told “they will be radiant at what they see and their hearts shall throb and overflow” when the Messiah has come!!
Then the gospel of Matthew, reflecting New Testament times, puts us in touch with the visible sign of light and hope. The Magi from the East are looking for an epiphany – the manifestation – of the “newborn king, the promised Messiah.” They see his star at its rising, and it precedes them to the place where the child has come; they prostrate and do him homage. Instinctively, they know – without a doubt – that the light from this star is eternal and will shine forever to overcome all roots of darkness and evil. The star led them on their search for the Savior – and Scripture confirms that the everlasting “light came into the world”… no person of ill-will or act of violence will ever extinguish this light.