Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan Fr. Tom Ryan
Tel. 386227 Mobile 087 9814051 Tel. 352223 Mobile 087 6291557
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
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.
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)