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


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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