Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan Fr. Tom Ryan
Tel. 386227 Mobile 087 9814051 Tel. 352223 Mobile 087 6291557
Alice Kett and Grandchildren Rhona and Michael and
Biddy, Nora and Michael Ryan 7pm this Saturday
Annette Ryan 9am this Sunday
Mary O’Connor and
Noelle Kirschner 10am this Sunday
Paddy and Mary Nash 10am next Sunday
May They Rest in Peace
Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Helen Hickey.
Murroe: Nora Lonergan 7pm, Willie Carey 9am, Breda Berkery 11.30am
Clergy Collection (July) next weekend: Envelopes are being distributed at present. We thank you for your ongoing contributions.
Cemetery Masses: Abington, Sunday 28th July at 11.30am.
Eucharistic Adoration next Friday will finish at the earlier time of 7pm
Pioneer Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 21st July. Bus leaving Cappamore (St Michael’s Church) at 8.30am, Boher (Hanley’s) at 8.45am. Contact Joan 061 380201. Cost €20.
Birdhill Tidy Towns will host “Dance with the Stars” on Friday 12th July in Newport Community Hall. 4 Hours of Country & Western Music and Dancing with Cliona Hagan (RTE Dancing with the Stars Finalist 2019) and Dermot Lyons (TG4 Glor Tire Finalist 2017). Bar facilities and refreshments. Tickets €20 – Dancing 9.00 pm to 1.00am. To reserve your tickets: Contact Nuala 085 1160447
Boher Community Development Association wishes to thank the large number of people who have already purchased tickets for our 5-month confined draw from July to November 2019. The first draw with prizes worth €1,700, takes place this Sunday 7th July at Boher Community Centre, following 10am Mass. Join us for tea/coffee and a chance to win some of this great prize money.
Murroe Boher Camogie: Best of luck to our U8 team who are travelling to Ahane on Saturday to play their third blitz of the year. The girls will play games against Mungret/St. Pauls, St. Ailbe’s and Ahane. Best of luck to all our players and management.
Lotto Results for 30/6/19 -6,11,27,31- No Winner. €20 Lucky Dip Ardagh Condon, The Holmes Girls, Breda Casey & Kathleen Costello. Next week’s Jackpot €5,800 Draw in O’Neill’s.
Murroe AFC Notes: Team News: The Ladies didn’t have any fixture last week. This coming week they’re in action against Regional Utd, away, in the league on Tuesday evening 9th July at 7:30. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for fixtures and results.
Murroe AFC’s Summer Soccer School is running once again this year, from 15th-19th July. It’s a wonderful week in Tubber for kids from 6-14 years of age. Bookings can be made online now at www.summersoccerschools.ie
Online Club shop: Murroe AFC now have an online club shop with O’Neill’s, so if you’d like to get yourself a nice club t-shirt or polo shirt for the long hot summer ahead have a look. Link available on the Murroe AFC Facebook Page.
Reflection: At the time of Jesus those who were sick in any way were ignored, despised and kept away from the temple and the synagogue. They were seen, treated and condemned as sinners and therefore so far out of God’s reach. Jesus came to put the record straight, and to challenge the assumptions of the self-righteous religious leaders who thought they knew better and were better than others.
Jesus came with the radical message that God loved those everyone else looked down because they were poor and marginalised. Even when he walked the roads of Jerusalem, Jesus knew he could not carry out his mission on his own. He called others to be his companions on the journey as he preached to people and healed them. He was preparing his followers so that they could carry on his work when he was gone.
In the gospel today, Jesus appointed seventy-two others and sent then out ahead of him in pairs to all the towns and places he himself was to visit. These were his co-workers; these he called by name so that they could share in and be part of his ministry and mission.
Jesus is very direct when he sends them out in his name. He gives them very clear and direct instructions of what to carry, what to do, what to say and how to treat those they meet. As he came to share and proclaim the good news to the poor, now Jesus is sending his closest friends out to do the same. He called them by name, trained them and is now sending them out as his missionary disciples.
It would be a great mistake to think that this gospel is just history and that is has nothing to say to us or nothing to do with us today; nothing could be further from the truth. Today, we are the very ones who are called by name by the same Jesus.
You and I are now sent out in his name to live and share the good news of the gospel with those meet each and every day. We are called to share the good news of the gospel with our family, our friends and neighbours and those who meet in our parish community.