By Jer Kennelly

THE PARENTS COUNCIL MURHUR NS:  have arranged a Clothing Collection for April 29th.  In light of current conditions, bags of unwanted clothes can be dropped into the Marion Hall, Glin Rd at the following dates & times: Saturday 24th April 10:30-12:00pm; Tuesday 27th April 7-8pm.  Please do NOT drop bags at times other than those designated above. Bags of unwanted, dry, clean Clothing (all types), Bed Linen (pillow cases, sheets, covers), handbags, shoes can be given – all bagged. Also, the Parents Council have arranged the date of Friday 30th April for the next Split the Bucket Draw! Tickets can still be purchased in Hollys, Noel Stack Butchers & Mike Kennelly’s Hardware! We would like thank all those who have supported to date.

BLESSING OF HOLY WATER:  At the weekend Masses, Fr. Kevin will bless water making it Easter Water.  Fill your own bottles at home and he will bless them.  Those at home can have bottles at the ready as well.

VOCATION SUNDAY:  In former years this Sunday was dedicated to praying for Vocations.  We need to continue to pray for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life.   Vocations Director in the Diocese is Fr. Joe Begley.  Email [email protected]

NIARON LTD:  ESB Jointing works has commenced just outside Moyvane village on the way to Knockanure and have commenced just outside Moyvane village in the direction of Tarbert

VIRTUAL FLEADH BY THE FEALE: The 25th annual Fleadh by the Feale which was always held on the May Bank Holiday will have to take place virtually this year. See local papers for details.

WEATHER is good, plenty of sunshine and a fresh breeze. Pity some soft leaves and plants were burned during the recent late frost. Early silage is being cut also. Some cattle are still indoors, milking cows are receiving priority on the outside. Land around here still dodgy for cattle, as land is slow to dry.

FAITH it’s a beautiful thing, That little word with the special ring, It’s faith in the things I cannot see, Like knowing my God is always with me, Faith that everything will turn out alright, That my days of darkness will lead into light, Faith that Jesus will take my hand, And guide me through things I don’t understand, That no matter where I roam, far and wide, My God will be there by me side, And until I’m home in Heaven above, I will always know my God’s true love, And until that day He call me home, I will never have to walk alone, To know that someday I’ll hear angels sing Faith, it’s a beautiful thing.

DEATH has taken place of Paddy Carroll a native of Knockanure and living in England. Funeral mass at Knockanure Church on Saturday May 1st 2021 at 12 noon.

DEATH has taken place of Angela Kearney (née Buckley), Main Street, Moyvane and Cahirdown, Listowel, and late of Kilkee on April 22nd, 2021. Predeceased by her parents William and Catherine, sister Anna Lourdes. Survived by her husband Joe, sons Alan and Brian, daughters Lisa and Michelle, grandchildren Aoileann, Dara, Jack, Rachel and Aisling, brothers Christopher and Andrew, sisters Bridie and Beana, sons-in-law Derek and Dan, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces.

Requiem Mass being celebrated in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, on Monday at 12 noon, live-streamed on https://youtube.com/channel/UCVQVOMu9jmtp3EyH3co9n_Q , with burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Vivian Nolan, Dan Lenihan, Marie Kennelly, Billy Fitzgerald, Bridger Teresa Carroll, John J Buckley, Jim Fitzgerald, Mickey Walsh, Sheila O’Riordan, Jack Walsh, Sr. Mary Andrew O’Flaherty, John Joe O’Connor, Fr. Pat Moore, Paddy Feury, John O’Connor, Hannah Sheehy, John Horgan. Mass Moyvane; Sat 24th at 7.30pm for        Con Carmody, The Village (1st Anni); Sun 25th           at 11.00am for Nell Flavin, Trien (Months Mind) & her twin grandnephews Ben & Daniel on their 21st Birthday Remembrance and Anniversary; Mon 26th at 7.30pm a Special Intention – Emigrant family;

Tues 27th  at 7.30pm for James Fitzgerald, Lower Aughrim (Anni); Thurs 29th  at 7.30pm for Sr. Crisalda, Malta (1st Anni) – prayers & blessings to her loving sister Josephine in Malta and her special friend Maura in Dublin; Fri 30th at 7.30pm for Mai Carr, Birthday Celebration Blessings; Sat 1st at 7.30pm for John O’Connor, Moyvane South (Anni), and Mass on Sun 2nd at 11.00am for        Tom O’Flaherty, The Village (Anni) & his nephew Michael Andrew Beazley, Ballybunion.

Mass Knockanure; Sun 25th at 9.30am for Helen & John Joe O’Sullivan, Ardagh & their daughter-in-law Mary O’Sullivan, Athea (Anni), and Mass on Sun 2nd at 9.30am for Pádraig McMahon, Lisaniskea (Anni).

FEAST of St Joseph the worker May 1st. Sundays in May were always traditional days for visits to local Holy Well. Feast of St. Catherine is celebrated on Thursday 29th April.  She was a Dominican Sister who worked to bring about peace on the continent in the fourteenth century.  She is patron saint of Europe.

CUCKOO was singing early in the morning on 21st April, the dawn chorus is great at this time, birds sing well in evening also. By chance I noticed a house with an Avery in their back yard recently, it contained many species of birds, I am told they love lettuce and apples.

CONGRATULATIONS to Sr. Agnes Fitzgerald a native of Brosna, on being awarded Person of the Month in Limerick, she has spent 39 years working in Cuan Mhuire.

WELCOME; Hello there and welcome to the parish youth group Listowel or PYGL. We are a small (religious group) group of teens that attend/host social events. The group started in September 2019

http://listowelparish.com/parish-youth-group-listowel/

FR Tom HICKEY: (16 Iúil, 1924 – 12 Aibreán, 2021)

Fuair an tAthair Tomás Ó hIceadha bás ar an Luan, 12 Aibreán, 2021.  Bhí sé mar shagart paróiste anseo ó 1989 – 2005 agus bhí sé gníomhach sa pharóiste go dtí gur cailleadh é.  Bhí sé ag comhcheiliúradh ag Aifreann Dhomhnach Cásca ar an 4 Aibreán i mbliana.  Ghlac sé páirt i searmanais na Cásca leis.  Is féidir le daoine féachaint ar na searmanais seo agus aifreann na sochraide ar www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-vincents.

ACCORD TRALEE is  open  for  face-to-face counselling for couples and individuals to explore, reflect upon and work to resolve difficulties that arise in their marriage and  relationships. Phone  066 7122280.

FULL Moon 27 April- will be visible throughout the night sky rising at sunset in the east and setting with the sunrise the next morning. Moon Distance: 363,526.30 km.

SHANNONSIDE WOMEN’S GROUP – will hold a clothes collection on Thursday 13th May.

PIETA HOUSE are  encouraging  people  to register online and get up at Sunrise on May 8th to  walk,  run,  cycle,  swim  or  do  some activity  in  support  of  Pieta  House.    Visit www.darknessintolight.ie for more details. ON Friday April 30, Fedamore natives Padraig Kelleher, Shane Fitzgerald, Alan Shire and Paul Kiely will cycle to all 65 GAA clubs in Limerick over the May Bank Holiday weekend covering over 530km in aid of Pieta House.

COURSE: Kerry College course to explore if working in IT is for them. Details from 066 714 96 96, or contact [email protected]

ACTIVE RETIRED; We are inviting expressions of interest from all Active Retired Groups to host an event/ activity for older members of your community during the month of May. All event organisers must ensure that their event is on-line, or alternatively events must be adhering to the public health guidelines that may be in place at the time.

https://www.sdcc.ie/en/news/bealtaine-festival-may-2021.html

STAFF at Trinity College Dublin earning over €300,000 per year more than doubled last year to 13.

PLANNING has been granted to IDA for an €11m advanced manufacturing building at Raheen Industrial Estate, Limerick.

SPORT Ireland are to give €443,356 to Limerick Sports Partnership to increase levels of participation in sport especially amongst specific target groups such as older people, girls and women, people with disabilities, unemployed people, and people in disadvantaged communities.

€9.5 million has been approved for 29 Local Sports Partnerships.

SILAGE: Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine has building specifications relating to silage storage – see agriculture.gov.ie or teacasc.ie.

KERRY Council Lorries; two Scania lorries have clocked over 1 million km each.

CLIMATE: Deputy Healy-Rae claims the Climate Action Bill will reduce the national herd by 50%, we only account for 0.1% of global carbon emissions. Irish tourism industry will be hit by carbon charges on flights. He wants included in Bill, zero VAT on insulation materials for homes and making public transport free in some areas.

SIAMSA: For full details of the spring and summer programmes and to book your online events visit siamsatire.com

EURO 2020 fixtures; the Irish government have been unable to guarantee the attendance of spectators. Now the three Group E games featuring Slovakia, Sweden and Poland have moved  to Saint Petersburg.

FINES: At last month’s Newcastle West Joint Policing Committee meeting Cllr Galvin read out a motion calling on the Minister for Justice to enact legislation to put the onus on parents of children under 16 who are gathering / loitering in public areas and engaging in antisocial behaviour to be responsible for their children. Cllr Tom Ruddle seconded Cllr Galvin’s motion. Cllr John Sheahan said “we can pass motions but if our national legislator doesn’t take it up, we are going nowhere”.

Cllr Sheahan also noted that there are an awful lot of children and young people who have been “exemplary” during the Covid-19 pandemic when their “lives have been turned upside down and they should not be forgotten in the middle of all this”. Cllr Jerome Scanlan said that if respect isn’t nurtured in the home it is very hard to develop it. He proposed that councillors write to all three local TDs about the issues on the  ground in the Newcastle West municipal district. (From Limerick Leader 16 April 2021).

GUARDS: “What we are going to do is we are going to deploy some additional resources one day a week to go and visit villages and towns throughout County Limerick to make gardai more accessible to the people of those areas,” says Insp Lacey.

MEDICINES: News report about over prescribing on media last week, people who live by the river, are familiar with the amount of tablet containers being dumped. Many feel they have to encourage their doctor to prescribe medicine in order to claim welfare money, there is no check are they using the medicine for themselves or what they do with it.

BRYAN MCMAHON: Kerry Writers’ Museum an online lecture about Listowel writer Bryan MacMahon on Thursday, April 22, at 7.30pm – as part of its ongoing series of online lectures about Kerry writers – entitled ‘Bryan MacMahon: Master, Storyman and Friend’.

The illustrated presentation delivered by a Listowel native and lifelong friend of Bryan’s, Éamon Ó Murchú

“I have been greatly privileged that, in my journey through life, I have had, as a guide, ‘the Master’, my friend Bryan MacMahon,” Éamon said ahead of the event.

“He provided me with a unique, life-long education as teacher and friend.”

Born in Listowel in 1909, Bryan MacMahon was a folklorist; short-story writer; poet; playwright and producer of plays; novelist, lecturer and ballad-maker.

He also wrote for pageants, radio features, and television scripts.

His first play, The Bugle in the Blood, was produced in the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in 1949. His 1952 novel, Children of The Rainbow, was published in Britain, the United States and Canada. Bryan is remembered fondly in Listowel as The Master, having served as teacher and later Principal at Scoil Réalta na Maidine or the Boys’ Primary School, where he started his education as a pupil.

In his lecture, Éamon will comment on the life and times of Bryan MacMahon; his warm personality; the philosophy of life that permeated his teaching and writing; his many talents; and his lifelong contribution to his hometown of Listowel.

 

The lecture delivered live on Zoom. However, we will be live streaming the lecture on our YouTube channel which can be viewed at the following link: https://youtu.be/szwqt4gJt4k

To get a free registration link, one can e-mail [email protected]

https://www.independent.ie/regionals/kerryman/entertainment/remembering-the-master-at-kerry-writers-museum-40336533.html

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CLIMATE Action; Ireland’s new Agri-Food Strategy to 2030 was published at the end of last week, shedding light on how Irish farming will look over the coming years.

The strategy is divided into four ‘missions’. These are:

Mission 1 – A climate-smart, environmentally sustainable agri-food sector;

Mission 2 – Viable and resilient primary producers with enhanced well-being;

Mission 3 – Food which is safe; nutritious and appealing; and trusted and valued at home and abroad;

Mission 4 – An innovative, competitive and resilient agri-food sector, driven by technology and talent.

More at https://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/agri-food-2030-what-climate-measures-are-in-store/

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The IFA said it has been engaging at all levels to “ensure that farming is treated fairly in the climate action process”. The organisation highlighted a point in the new Climate Bill which states that, in implementing the bill, the minister “shall” have regard to “the special economic and social role of agriculture including with regards to the distinct characteristics of biogenic methane”. See Agriland site for more.

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ARTIST: Visual Artist in Residence

Lisa Fingleton is Kerry County Council’s new Visual Artist in Residence.

As part of her residency, Lisa would like to work with the people of Kerry to explore the cross sections between creativity and issues, such as climate action and biodiversity, helping them to connect with the world around them. Lisa will commence her residency in mid-April and any individuals, artists, groups and schools interested in mentoring and being part of these projects should contact the Arts Office on arts[at]kerrycoco.ie / 066 7183541 for further information.

FREE emigrants to Van Diemens Land [Tasmania] in 1837.

Killarney to Van Diemens Land 1837

LIMERICKMAN; Statue of County Limerick slave owner is removed from US city- By Bernie English – April 16, 2021

According to Norman G. Rukert’s “Historic Canton,” Captain John O’Donnell was born in 1749. In his youth, O’Donnell “ran away to sea and found himself in India, amassing a sizeable fortune before he was thirty.” As an employee of the British East India Company, O’Donnell lived in India for 16 years.

In 1786, O’Donnell purchased 11 acres of land in Baltimore, which eventually grew to more than 1,900 acres. O’Donnell named his plantation Canton, which is what English speakers at the time called the Chinese port city of Guangzhou. Records show that he kept 36 enslaved people on his plantation. O’Donnell had seven children with his wife Sarah Chew Elliott. It is believed only one, Elliot, returned to his father’s native Ireland to study at Trinity College Dublin.

https://www.limerickpost.ie/2021/04/16/statue-of-county-limerick-slave-owner-is-removed-from-us-city/

DEBATE on EU; Debate on The Future of Europe

[Search domain openeudebate.eu/conference-on-the-future-of-europe/] https://openeudebate.eu/conference-on-the-future-of-europe/

DEBATE ON THE FUTURE OF EUROPE. The Conference on the Future of Europe is an initiative that seeks a new agreement on the future of European democracy by engaging a two-year inter-institutional discussion and a citizens debate during 2020-2022.

There is an attempt by some politicians to avoid a referendum, on the outcome, the peoples voice.

MAURICE MULCAHY MEMORABILIA: Family members are looking for Maurice Mulcahy Memorabilia

Any memorabilia or information.  Contact Tourist office on 068 25555 and leave a message.

ENGINE Docs aims to inspire a new generation of documentary filmmakers.

For more information and details on how to apply click here. https://sheffdocfest.com/articles/954-film-in-limerick-launch-new-documentary-film-scheme/

Deadline for applications is Monday 24 May 2021 at 12 noon.

PARENTS: 25 Apr International Parental Alienation Awareness Day – Resources.  Today is the International Parental Alienation Awareness Day. This day highlights a particular form of domestic abuse that takes place when one parent tries to distance his or her children, without reason or justification, from the other parent when a marriage or relationship ends. Such a denial of the rights of children to have a loving relationship with both parents has long-lasting and damaging consequences for a child. For more information about the issue log on to www.alienated.ie.

FAIRTRADE is an action under Climate Action and can be used in a number of categories in the National TidyTowns Competition. It will be an action in the Newcastle West Tidy Towns group application for 2021.

ROBERT NOLAN Months Mind.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jafod549ks8

HELP AFRICA: Self Help Africa was created in the immediate aftermath of the Ethiopian Famine of 1984/5 to deliver long-term solutions to the problem of hunger and extreme poverty in the region.

The IFA supported the shipment and distribution of 2,000t of Cara Donegal seed potatoes to famine-affected communities in Ethiopia – one of the first major projects carried out by the Self Help.

That initiative and others were spearheaded by former IFA president, the late Joe Rea, and was followed in the late 1980s with support for programmes of irrigated horticultural production promoted by Self Help Africa in the Meki and Marako regions of southern Ethiopia.

https://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/importance-of-agriculture-underlined-on-ifa-trip-to-africa/

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OLD PAPERS:

Tralee Mercury 1829-1839, Saturday, October 24, 1829; Page: 2

PUBLIC DINNER IN LISTOWELL, TO MR. KEANE. We understand that the independent and public spirited inhabitants of Listowel, intend to give Mr. Keane of that town a public dinner, as testimony  of their-regard for the important service he has rendered this county? by his successful opposition to the exaction of illegal tolls & customs at the Fairs of Listowel . When considered that there are 26 Fairs in Listowel in the year, and one hundred and four markets, it cannot be questioned but Mr. Keane has conferred, very important benefits on his native county by his manly and uncompromising Opposition to those most oppressive imposts upon the industry of the people. Mr.eane has we understand, at his own expense, procured Potatoe measures for the use of the People, without fee or reward.

Tralee Mercury 1829-1839, Wednesday, March 09, 1831; Page: 4

IRRAGHTICONNOR ACCOUNTS. James Dunworth, for widening and deepening 404 perches of the drains, on the sides, of. the Mail Coach road, from Listowel to Tarbert, between Daniel Dunford’s house at Murhur , and James Kennelly’s house at Poul —Allowed.

Tralee Mercury 1829-1839, Saturday, July 30, 1831; Page:

LATE AFFRAY IN LISTOWEL. Parturiunt Montes Nascetur  ridiculus Mus.

The King at the prosecution of John Francis Hewson  of Ennismore, Esq. against John Hilliard and Henry Hilliard, Esqrs. Surely it must be in the recollection of our readers that the Ultras in the neighbourhood of Listowel, chagrined at the defeat of the Knight of Kerry, gave every opposition in the month of May last, to a peaceable demonstration of public feeing which was being paid to William Hilliard. Esq., of Ballyhorgan, for his liberality at the late-Election. In this affair Captain Hewson, “late of the Tarbert Fencibles” cut rather a conspicuous figure, and upon an  exparte statement which was made to the Chief Secretary, the Crown was induced to prosecute, which for the character of the present  Government we sincerely regret. After this days proceedings, will the Anti-reformers dare continue to libel the character of that neighbourhood and we boldly ask, has this procession turned out to be what Mr. Hewson and his Boroughmongering friends have represented, namely ” an Insurrectionary movement of the Physical force of the neighbourhood ?” Our readers may easily guess from whom this sentence has been quoted.

FRIDAY, 29th JULY 1831.

This day at the sitting of the Court, Sergeant Goold, on the part of the Crown, applied for liberty to send up Bills of Indictment to the Grand Jury, against two Gentlemen, for an assault upon, and preventing a Magistrate in the execution of his duty, it being a case the speedy decision of which was of vast consequence to the peace of the county

Baron Pennefather- I see nothing in this case to authorize me to do so, or make it a precedent. Can’t justice be done at the Sessions ?

Sergeant Goold- My Lord, Mr. Hewson received a letter from Mr. Stanley, saying it was a fit prosecution for the Assizes. Court.-—Then if you, Mr. Sergeant, as representative of the King’s Attorney-General, tell me from the circumstances you think it a fit prosecution for the Assizes, I shall try it. The Learned Sergeant spoke in so low a tone, we could not catch what he said. The Court ultimately allowed the bills to be sworn. At 4 o’clock, Baron Pennefather addressed the Learned Sergeant, and said he’d recommend him not to press the case, that really the county was in so peaceable a state, Justice could be done sufficiently at the Sessions, or let it stand until next Assizes. Sergeant Goold—I shall do whatever the Court pleases, however, I will speak with your Lordship. Court.—Now, Mr. Sergeant ? Sergeant.—No my Lord, after Court.

30TH JULY.

It being understood the case would be tried this morning, at the sitting of the Court, a little before the hour the Court was adjourned to, crowds were about the door, each anxious to hear the circumstances and witness the result. When the doors were opened, the rush was indescribable. At a little after 10 o’clock, Baron Pennefather entered the Court. The Traversers having appeared at the side Bar, they were  arraigned for a common assault, a riot, and obstructing Mr. Hewson, as a Magistrate. Mr. Hewson examined by Sergeant Goold. Recollects The 29th of May last; was i

Listowel on that day, was A Sunday; got a letter from the Police Constable; In consequence attended in Listowel; oncoming to Listowel was informed— Mr. Walsh for Prisoners objected to the evidence as illegal.

Court—Certainly no evidence. Mr. Hewson—Proceeded to the bridge of Listowel with the Police; saw a party with ribbons and flags coming towards Listowel  consisting of over 1000 men ; was waiting on the bridge for the purpose of stopping them ; met Rev. Mr. Mahony, P.P. Who asked witness if he intended to disperse the people, told him he did ; Mr. Mahony begged of him  to allow him half an hour and that he would disperse them; heard them call him Nicknames; called him Boroughmonger,— (laughter-)—and Anti-Reformer. (Immense laughter).

Mr. King—I wonder you survived it, Mr. Hewson. ls it for this you indict the prisoners. Baron Pennefather—In that case, Mr. King, half the house of Commons should be indicted. (Roars of laughter.) Sergeant Goold —And my Lord, we’d try them all herein a batch.

Examination continued;. Said if they did not disperse he should read the Proclamation; Mr. Leonard, a Professional Gentleman, who was standing near him, told  him that the Act authorising that Proclamation expired ; then read the Proclamation under the Riot Act. Mr. Leonard told the people that Mr. Hewson having read the Riot Act, they ought disperse, as the consequence may be fatal to themselves; in consequence of which they dispersed ; they saw another party coming from Listowel with a tree on a car, and a flag on the top of the tree.

Court—What colour was It. Mr. Hewson—Believes it was green, Mr.Supple—Was it not orange, and green, Mr Hewson—I am no Judge, ”(Immense laughter.) Mr. Hewson—At the head of this party Mr. Henry Hilliard was on foot, and Mr. J. Hilliard on horseback; remonstrated with Mr J. Hilliard ; called to Mr. Jackson, C.C P, & told the Police to stop the car ; took hold of the head of the horse, with both hands, and received from a person he believed to be on horseback, but whose name he could not tell, several blows of a whip ; did not tell the people he was a Magistrate, sent for a party of the lOth Foot, and followed the people about a mile, until stopped by Mr. Mahony, P.P. lodged information’s before Mr. Harnett.

Cross examined by Holwell Walsh, Esq. I am glad to set you in such humour, Mr. Hewson. Never heard of a Maypolo on the 29th of May ; never danced round a Maypole.

To the Court—These people had no sticks and before the car was stopped, there was disposition to riot ; none of the crowd coming  from Listowel could have heard the Riot Act read ; they might have been coming  from mass..

After the examination of two other witnesses, for the prosecution, Counsel for the Crown, seeing the absurdity of pressing the case, proposed that the traversers should make an apology, to which their Counsel objected, strongly urging there was no blow given.

Court—Would recommend the traversers to say they had no intention to strike Mr. Hewson.

Mr. King—We have no objection ; it was merely an Election squabble, and the neighbourhood of Listowel has been perfectly tranquil’.

Sergeant Goold—The Gentleman at the other side would wish to represent it as an immaculate spot.

Baron Pennefather—I have considerable  experience in this county, and am happy to say that its tranquillity is undisturbed.—I  would strongly recommend the Gentry, not to permit party feelings, to creep in between them. They should come together and unite in preserving the peace. The issue   was then handed to the Jury who brought in a verdict of NOT GUILTY. Counsel for the Crown—Messrs, Goold, Wolfe, and Plunkett. Agent, Mathew Barrington. Counsel for the Traversers—Messrs, Walsh, King, and Gibson. Agents, Messrs, Supple and Leonard.

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Subject: Phone Scam

HI all,

On a more serious note, I received a phone call this morning and should have known by the number – it had a 0032 International prefix – but in my defence, it was early and I wasn’t fully functioning. The caller, a middle Eastern gentleman,  purported to be from an overwatch group for Ireland’s internet service providers including Eir, Sky Virginmedia.

He didn’t ask for any of my personal details or logins or passwords. He asked me to perform a speedtest on my pc. I used Speedtest by Ookla and he asked for the results. He then asked me to go to Teamviewer.com and at the bottom of the page click ‘download me’. This is a very professional looking website. When the download was complete alarm bells started ringing. It was an application that would have given him ‘Remote Control’ or remote access of my pc.

At this point I rang my service provider and they assured me it was a scam. Virginmedia have taken note of it, the phone he used, the process he went through and will report it throughout their organisation. I am computer savvy, I’m usually up-to-speed and diligent with what I do or don’t open with regard to emails AND I was still caught out.

BE PC SECURITY WISE

Thanks- Fred Cahill

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WMOF2022 Official Prayer

 

Family Love: Vocation and Path to Holiness

 

Heavenly Father,

We come before You to praise You

and to thank You for the great gift of the family.

We pray to You for all families

consecrated by the Sacrament of Matrimony.

May they rediscover each day

the grace they have received,

and as small domestic Churches,

may they know how to witness to Your presence

and to the love with which Christ loves the Church.

We pray to You for all families faced with difficulty and suffering

caused by illness or circumstances of which only You know.

Sustain them and make them aware

of the path to holiness upon which You call them,

so that they might experience Your infinite mercy

and find new ways to grow in love.

We pray to You for children and young people:

may they encounter You and respond joyfully

to the vocation You have in mind for them;

We pray for parents and grandparents: may they be aware

that they are signs of the fatherhood and motherhood of God

in caring for the children who, in body and spirit, You entrust to them;

and for the experience of fraternity

that the family can give to the world.

Lord, grant that each family

might live their specific vocation to holiness in the Church

as a call to become missionary disciples,

in the service of life and peace,

in communion with our priests, religious,

and all vocations in the Churc

Bless the World Meeting of Families.

Amen.

10th World Meeting of Families to be held in Rome from 22 to 26 June 2022.

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