Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan Fr. Tom Ryan
Tel. 386227 Mobile 087 9814051 Tel. 352223 Mobile 087 6291557
Recent Deaths: Elizabeth Ryan formerly Garranbane, Glenstal who died recently in London.
Patsy Dunlea Months Mind and
Rhona Kett-Sheridan 7pm this Saturday
Willie O’Farrell and
Michael Walsh 11.30am this Sunday
Nora Murphy and
Pa Joe and Paddy McCormack 7pm next Saturday
Jackie and Eileen O’Flynn 11.30am next Sunday
Deceased members of the Walsh family, Cloughnadromin and
Kitty and James Lynch 10am next Sunday
May They Rest in Peace
Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Liz Barron.
Murroe: Breda Fitzpatrick 7pm, Mary O’Brien 9am, Margaret Holmes 11.30am
Masses for coming week: Boher No Mass Monday or Tuesday.
Murroe No Mass Tuesday.
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 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 .
Sincere thanks to all who helped prepare our Churches for Christmas; the Sacristans, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Organists, Choirs, Altar Servers and everybody else who helped. Special thanks to the people who assisted with the car parking in Boher Church on Christmas Eve, much appreciated. Also to all those who helped in any way during the past year – many thanks.
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
Murroe-Boher Community Games: The art, model-making and handwriting will be held on Saturday, the 5th of January at 11:30am, in Muintir na Tire hall, Murroe. Art – Boys and Girls U8 over 6, U10 over 8, U12 over 10, U14 over 12, U16 over 14. Model-making – Boys and Girls U10, U12, U14, U16. Handwriting – Boys and Girls U10, U12. €2 entry to go towards paper, card, medals and modelling clay. Children to bring their own pencils and colours please. Looking forward to seeing you on the day.
Murroe Boher Camogie: JUNIOR TEAM: Murroe/Boher Camogie Club will be entering a junior team along with our intermediate team for the 2019 season. Registration for the junior team will take place in Murroe Clubhouse on January 11th at 7pm. Players of all ages and abilities are encouraged to come along. Whether you are looking to try out the sport to stay fit or you are dusting off your boots and helmet please get in touch. If you can’t attend the registration night be sure to contact our Facebook page to express your interest or contact Fiona O’Malley (0863017002).
Reflection: The theme of family continues in today’s Gospel, as we hear the story of the Holy Family traveling to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover with relatives and friends. Jesus is that wonderful age of twelve, when children love to challenge their parent’s authority. Jesus is no different. It isn’t until Mary and Joseph are traveling home in the caravan that they discover Jesus is not with them. Any parent who has suddenly found their child missing can share their fear and anxiety. Mary and Joseph go back to Jerusalem to search for Jesus. When they finally find him they ask in relief and frustration, “Son, why have you done this to us?” I am sure he got an ear full from his parents. Yet Joseph and Mary did not understand that, even at twelve, Jesus knew why God the Father had sent Him to be among us. The Holy Family returns to Nazareth and He stays obedient to them. It is a comfort to know that the Holy Family faced the same challenges as we do today.