Thought for the Week – Control must always be partial and temporary

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Giving up control, even just a tiny bit, would still be an admirable gesture even in this late stage of Lent. I use control to order and structure my life. I like to be in control of my life and feel more comfortable when this is the case.

But too much control is unhelpful as I become trapped in the protective program that I build around myself.  As John O’Donohue suggests, “this can put you outside many of the blessings destined for you. Control must always be partial and temporary.”

When I am in pain or at the time of death, I will have to relinquish control so it is best to start practicing now. When you do begin to let go, even just a little, it is amazing how enriched your life becomes.

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Murroe-Boher Camogie Support our Dog “Coolavanny Pet”

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Murroe-Boher Camogie have reached the final of the Con and Annie Kirby Memorial Puppy stake this Saturday night, 8th April, in the Limerick Greyhound stadium. Gates open from 6.30pm.

We are asking all members of the parish to come in on the night and support our dog “Coolavanny Pet”, who for qualifying for the final has given us a guaranteed €1,000, with a chance of winning between €3k – €10k depending where she finishes. If she wins Saturday night we will win €10,000 + a free fundraising night in the dog track for our club.

If attending, please wear the club colours to get in for half price, all kids go free.

Please spread the word to anyone you know, the more we can get there from the club the better.

Any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me or any member of the camogie club.

Yours in sport
Caroline Hickey

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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 2nd April 2017

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                           Fr. Tom Ryan

Tel. 386227 Mobile 087 9814051                                  Tel. 352223 Mobile 087 6291557

Anniversaries:                                    Murroe

William and Elizabeth Fitzpatrick                                11.30am this Sunday

Crissie O’Gorman Months Mind          and

Pakie Rainsford                                                                       7pm next Saturday

Mary Bourke and Deceased

members of the Bourke Family                                               9am next Sunday

James Corbett and

Niall O’Riordan                                                                       11.30am next Sunday

Boher

Peggy Keays                                                                10am this Sunday

Mike Tierney Months Mind and

Lily Fenton                                                                  10am next Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher Elizabeth O’Connor 10am.

Murroe: Evelyn Lorigan 7pm. Michael O’Loughlin 9am. Bridget McLoughlin 11.30am

Murroe Community Council is holding a Strictly Come Dancing extravaganza in the South Court Hotel, Raheen on Saturday April 29th. This event is in aid of the new Park development and promises to be an occasion not to be missed. We have, among others, lined up one or two well-known personalities! The development is due to start in March and funds are badly needed. Tickets are on sale now in all the Local Shops & Post office & Denis Holmes Showrooms or Ciara Walsh (087) 6280019.

Coffee Morning for Cancer: Reminder for your diary: Coffee Morning at Madaboy House will take place this year on Saturday 6th May from 10.30 to 1.00.  The focus of fundraising again is Cancer Research. Watch this space for future reminders closer to the date. This year will see the inclusion of a musical interlude to delight guests.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje September 6th – 13th. Departing from Shannon. Fare €709. 7 nights half board accommodation near St. James’ Church. Accompanied by spiritual directors. Contact John O’Brien group leader 061 380614. €50 deposit secures seat.

Murroe Tidy Towns will hold their Church Gate Collection on weekend of 8th & 9th April. Your support would be very much appreciated. Also, it’s that time again for us to begin our work for the year ahead. We meet on Thursday evenings at 6.30pm at the monument. Please come along if you would like to join us. New members always welcome.

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish, on Saturday 8th April. Music by Jimmy Hogan. Tea Served. Admission €10. Great night guaranteed.

Personalised Embroidery – Christening Shawls, Bibs, Baby Blankets. Based in Murroe. Tel 086 8384273.

Newport Drama Group presents, Brian Friel’s “Dancing At Lughnasa” on April 7th, 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th at 8pm in Newport Community Centre.

Killinure N.S. are gathering school related pictures for the 50th anniversary book. Anything they borrow will be returned. You can scan pictures and email them to snailbhe@eircom.net or drop them to Ber at the school.

Family History: A family history of the Quigley (Rootagh), Ryan (Rodgers), Mackey (Glenoe and Rear-cross), and Collins (Newport) families will be launched at the Community Centre, Rearcross on Sunday 9th April at 3pm. All interested are welcome to attend.

Qualified Make Up Artist available for Confirmation’s, Communion’s, Wedding’s or any occasion. Phone Sinéad 085 8263166

Sweet Cati – Cakes for any Occasion: I create and bake cakes and cookies for any occasion: Baby Showers, Christening, Communion, Confirmation, Wedding, Birthday, etc. I use only the finest and freshest of ingredients. My home is approved by the HSE and I am fully insured. Contact: 083 8199784. Facebook: Deco and Cake by Sweet Cati

Darkness into Light for Pieta House registration is now open on website dil.pieta.ie/.  Choose venue ‘Murroe’ for our walk on 6th May at 4.15am.  We will have t-shirt distribution in the weeks leading up to the walk starting this coming Tuesday evening 4th April 9-10pm in Crokers.  Please check newsletters / Murroe Darkenss into Light Facebook for further collection dates and time.  For those who do not have access to on-line facilities, we will also hold registration in Crokers on Tuesday evening.  Further information from Ita Richardson 087-6886536 / Tony Breen 086-1004862.

Lotto Results 26/3/17 – 7,8,18,30 – No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky dips Daniel Ryan, Sean Whyte, Caitriona Laffan & Nora Culhane. Next Week’s Jackpot €9300 in the Valley Inn

Murroe-Boher Community Games: Congratulations to Katie Bartley coming 4th place in the Art U10 Girls and Clara Noonan coming 3rd in the U12 Girls Art in the County Art Competitions.  Well done.

Murroe Boher Camogie Club: This weekend sees our clubs competitive season kick off. On Friday evening our U16 team took to the field against Newcastle West in their opening round of the league. On Sunday at 11.30am our senior team play Ahane in the first game of their league campaign in Ahane. The Limerick senior team with Niamh Richardson played Galway in a top of the table clash on Saturday afternoon in Ballinasloe, both teams have qualified for semi-finals. Hard luck to the Limerick minor team with Edel Cunningham and Katie Heelan who were beaten in their last group game in the All Ireland series. The team failed to qualify for the knock out stages but will look forward to Munster championship in July. Well done to our girls who did the club proud. Next Friday our U16 team will line out again, this time away to Bruff. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for fixtures and results.

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Mulcair Men’s Shed Presentation on Men’s Health 6th April

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Mulcair Men’s Shed will be hosting a talk and presentation on Men’s Health, given by Fiona Treacy, Health Promotion Officer with the National Screening Service. This will take place on Thursday 6th April at 8:00pm in our shed at the Abington Enterprise Centre, Murroe, Co. Limerick. All are welcome to come along on the night, including non-members. For further details, please e-mail us on MulcairMensShed@gmail.com.

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Pieta House Darkness into Light registration is now open at dil.pieta.ie.

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Pieta House Darkness into Light registration is now open at dil.pieta.ie.  You need to register on-line, selecting Murroe as your venue.  Please note you need a debit or credit card to pay for your registration.  Alternatively, we will be holding registration session over the next few weeks.

When you register, choose your t-shirt size (this is included in the registration fee).   On completion, you will be given an order number which you need to collect your t-shirt at t-shirt distribution.
First registration / t-shirt distribution session: Crokers on 4th April, 9-10pm. Further sessions will be notified via this web site.
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Thought for the Week – Birdwatching

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Prayer as birdwatching.

I love the image of prayer used by Rowan Williams – prayer as birdwatching. Anyone who has spent time trying to watch birds knows how patient you have to be – but you also need to be still and alert, ready for the unexpected – not too tense but on your toes, poised and ready to receive the extra- ordinary.

And you may have to wait for hours and see nothing at all and then suddenly you may be surprised. But you must be attentive and full of expectancy. Prayer is living with this sort of intensity and  also nurturing that delicate instinct that responds to the slightest movement of God’s love in our lives –  to the nudge from the spirit.

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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 26th March 2017

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                           Fr. Tom Ryan

Tel. 386227 Mobile 087 9814051                                  Tel. 352223 Mobile 087 6291557

Recent deaths: Timmy Landers, Murroe Village.

Anniversaries:                                    Murroe

John Coughlan                                                             7pm this Saturday

Foley Family, Glenstal                                                 9am this Sunday

Eileen O’Brien Months Mind and

Mary, James and Joan Ryan                                        11.30am this Sunday

Ned Holmes and Deceased members

of the Holmes family                                                   10am next Wednesday

William and Elizabeth Fitzpatrick                                11.30am next Sunday

Boher

William and Christine Bolster and

Nellie Ryan and

Agnes Smith                                                                10am this Sunday

Peggy Keays                                                                10am next Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher Laurence Bartley 10am.

Murroe: Nora Lonergan 7pm. Suzanne Barron 9am. Neville Family 11.30am

Strictly Come Dancing – Murroe Boher Community Field Project – Tickets @ €20 are now on sale for this event – Saturday 29th April in South Court Hotel. Judging by the rehearsals – this is an event not to be missed.

Milford Care Centre wish to thank all who contributed to their recent collection. A total of €809.17 was raised.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje September 6th – 13th. Departing from Shannon. Fare €709. 7 nights half board accommodation near St. James’ Church. Accompanied by spiritual directors. Contact John O’Brien group leader 061 380614. €50 deposit secures seat.

Murroe Tidy Towns will hold their Church Gate Collection on weekend of 8th & 9th April. Your support would be very much appreciated. Also, it’s that time again for us to begin our work for the year ahead. We meet on Thursday evenings at 6.30pm at the monument. Please come along if you would like to join us. New members always welcome.

Killinure N.S. are gathering school related pictures for the 50th anniversary book. Anything they borrow will be returned. You can scan pictures and email them to snailbhe@eircom.net or drop them to Ber at the school.

Murroe Boher Parish would like to invite people from ‘Other Countries and Cultures’ to join us for a cup of tea and a chat next Thursday 30 March at 8pm in the Muintir na Tire Hall. We would like to understand, and perhaps plan to celebrate, the wonderful diversity in our parish in the future. Please come and join us. Contact Anne 087 6224128 or Simon 061 386441.

Family History: A family history of the Quigley (Rootagh), Ryan (Rodgers), Mackey (Glenoe and Rear-cross), and Collins (Newport) families will be launched at the Community Centre, Rearcross on Sunday 9th April at 3pm. All interested are welcome to attend.

Qualified Make Up Artist available for Confirmation’s, Communion’s, Wedding’s or any occasion. Phone Sinéad 085 8263166

Sweet Cati – Cakes for any Occasion: I create and bake cakes and cookies for any occasion: Baby Showers, Christening, Communion, Confirmation, Wedding, Birthday, etc. I use only the finest and freshest of ingredients. My home is approved by the HSE and I am fully insured. Contact: 083 8199784. Facebook: Deco and Cake by Sweet Cati

Darkness into Light for Pieta House registration is now open on website dil.pieta.ie/. Choose venue ‘Murroe’ for our walk on 6th May at 4.15am. Early registration until 31st March, with lower costs. If you want to buy a t-shirt please ensure you tick the t-shirt box!  We will have t-shirt distribution in the weeks leading up to the walk. Watch this space! For those who do not have access to on-line facilities, we will hold registration in Crokers on Tuesday 28th March 9-10pm. Further information from Ita Richardson 087-6886536 / Tony Breen 086-1004862.

Lotto Results 19/3/17 -12,14,27,29- No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky dips Sabhbh Holmes, Tom & Kay Hickey, Darragh Ryan & Jackie Crowe. Next Week’s Jackpot €9200 in O’Neill’s

Murroe Boher Camogie Club: Well done to the Limerick senior team and Niamh Richardson who beat Clare last weekend by a single point to qualify for the Division 1 semi-final. Next weekend they play Galway to decide who tops the group. This weekend sees the Limerick minor team with Edel Cunningham and Katie Heelan take on Wexford in their last group game at 2pm in Croagh. We urgently need parents and volunteers to help with the training of our underage teams. Without mentors or helpers our young girls would not be able to take the field and enjoy our sport. If you are or know anyone who might be interested in helping out, be that shouting encouragement or training a team please contact a member of our committee. No experience necessary and no help is too little.

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Darkness into Light for Pieta House – Murroe Walk 6th May

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Darkness into Light for Pieta House registration is now open on website dil.pieta.ie/.  Choose venue ‘Murroe’ for our walk on 6th May at 4.15am.  Early registration until 31st March, with lower costs.
If you want to buy a t-shirt please ensure you tick the t-shirt box on the website during the registration process!  We organise t-shirt distribution in the weeks leading up to the walk.  Watch this space!
For those who do not have access to on-line facilities, we will hold registration in Crokers on Tuesday 28th March 9-10pm.  Further information from Ita Richardson 087-6886536 / Tony Breen 086-1004862.
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Thought for the Week – Can we recover this vision?

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What outstanding characteristics would a person require to become the new Saint Patrick?
First – he will have to be a person of deep prayer. Karl Rahner has repeatedly warned , “The Christian of the future will be a mystic or will not exist at all.”  People don’t want to know more about God – they want an experience of God.  He will need to understand that the churches emphasis on the world and social needs must  be complemented by the cultivation of the inner mystical life.
Patrick was a mystic – a man of profound prayer – he knew his God.  He prayed about anything and everything . He prayed everywhere and nowhere and no activity was devoid of the sacred.   “In a single day I prayed as often as a hundred times and by night almost as frequently, even while I was in the woods or on the mountain.”
Second – he would need to have courage, persistence and be a good listener  -courage because the problem he faces is not the ferocity of the pagan Druids of Patrick’s day but the apathy of a people whose spiritual faculties have been dulled by the false gods of consumerism and technology.
Persistent because he will be dealing with the disillusioned – those who struggle to locate spiritual feelings in the rituals and theological forms on offer.  Many of these have already headed East, or committed themselves to environmental and social concerns because they feel that the living spirit is not present in established churches.
But the good news for our new recruit is that the spirit hasn’t gone away, and is present in our world  – something new is emerging from the chaos. He will need to be a good listener to hear what the spirit and indeed what Patrick is saying to the churches.
Third his theology, if it is to have an impact, will have to be embodied, physical and centred on creation.
For Patrick “the universe was ablaze with God’s glory, suffused with his presence that calls, nods and beckons us – a creation personally united with its Creator in every atom and fibre.”
There’s no plant in the ground
But is full of his blessing.
There’s no thing in the sea
But is full of his life…
There is nought in the sky
But proclaims his goodness.
Jesu! O Jesu! it’s good to praise thee! – (Carmina Gadelica)
Can we recover this vision? This is a big challenge for any new recruit as we are the first generation to have forgotten that we live on a planet – forgotten that we are creatures, part of creation and ‘every bush a burning bush’ – nature our teacher and all times and places are potentially sacred and not just church designated times and spaces.
We live beneath a sacred canopy and there are sparks of  holiness in everything and everywhere and the old heroic manner of pitting ourselves against nature must give way to one which fosters receptivity, care and openness to the mystery of creation.

So our new Patrick has much to do. He or maybe she, will recognise that the changes needed require a conversion of Pauline dimensions  and much prayer and patience.

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