Thought for the week – spirals

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Today there is great interest in spiritual programmes. And there are so many to chose from. They are advertised everywhere.

For many of these programs the spiritual life is seen as a sequence of stages each with its own tasks and methodology. This view of life as linear progression is symptomatic of our culture – you go from one thing to another – you never go backwards, always going forward, making progress – your life working better all the time – it is always meant to be summer and if winter sets in something is wrong with us or the program.

The linear view, besides being inaccurate can be exhausting and depressing. Because life doesn’t work that way – it doesn’t always get better – at times it gets worse – you go backwards or so it seems – you regress and get depressed. This problem is particularly severe as we age – trying to do the things we used to do and we no longer can – falling back along that line of development and it is depressing – for we are told we shouldn’t fall backwards.

Other, more traditional cultures, have a circular view of reality- life is viewed as cyclical – there is a winter for every summer, a fallow period for every harvest. You do go into winter, you will fade and there will be hard times but then “in the midst of winter I finally learned that there is in me an invincible summer.” A. Camus.

I find it helpful to combine the cyclical and the linear to form a spiral – you move forward but each time you do, you pass through the seasons of dying, are reborn and flourish again – that is how life works – you know you will go down into the winter, into the darkness but you know it is just a cycle and spring and summer will return. This is the norm – this is nature and if you accept it you can relax into this pattern of life.

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Murroe Boher Newsletter 17 Sept 2017

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17 Sep 2017
Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan Fr. Tom Ryan
Tel. 386227 Mobile 087 9814051 Tel. 352223 Mobile 087 6291557
Recent Deaths: Annette Ahern (Née Courtney) The Meadows, Murroe & Mitchelstown.
Anniversaries: Murroe
Pat Gleeson and
Breda O’Brien 7pm this Saturday
Bridie, Joe and Danny Kirby 7pm next Saturday
Bridget Coleman and
Geard Dunne 11.30 next Sunday
Bartholomew and Eileen Hanley 10am this Sunday
Dan Foley 10am next Sunday
May They Rest in Peace
Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Eamon Tuohey 10am.
Murroe: Breda Fizpatrick 7pm. Josie Meade 9am. Kathryn Buckley 11.30am

Community Houses for the elderly in Gilmartin Park: A house is now vacant. Applications in writing please to – Community Housing, C/O Kathleen Cummins, Gilmartin Park, Murroe, Co Limerick. Note: you must be over 60 to apply. Closing date 30th September.
New members welcome to the Junior and Senior Choirs. Junior practice -Thursdays 5.00pm- 6.00pm. Senior practice – 8.00pm – 9.30pm.

Leaving and Junior Certificate Small Group Maths Grinds Kilmurry Arts and Heritage Centre, Castletroy – Commencing Saturday 30th September 2017 – May 26th 2018 (30 weeks) Places limited to cater for individual needs and to build confidence. For further information please contact Orla Fahy at: or 085-1726117

Coffee Morning to raise funds and awareness for the new Autism Spectrum Disorder Unit in Killinure N.S. Will be held by Boher Community Development Association, on Sunday 24th September in Boher Community Centre from 10.30a.m – 12.30p.m. All support greatly appreciated. There will be Special Guest for all the children to meet on the day!

Coffee Morning in Aid of Fr Tommy Laffan Missions in Kenya will take place after 11.30am mass in Murroe on Sunday 01st October.
Darkness into Light in aid of Pieta House: As we prepare for next year’s DiL in Murroe next May, we are delighted to report that the 2017 walk in Murroe raised over €23,500. Thanks to everyone in the community and neighbouring parishes for your support for this worthy cause.

Lotto Results 10/9/17-8,11,22,25-No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky dips Dan O’Brien, Lena Conroy, Pat Ryan(s) and Pat Kett (Jnr). Next Week’s Jackpot €3,000 in O’Neill’s

Painting Art Classes resuming in Murroe hall on Thursday the 21st of Sept from 7-9pm. No experience is needed. Absolute beginners are very welcome. 4 weeks of still-life painting, 4 weeks of landscapes and 4 weeks of portraiture. €15 Euro pay as you go weekly or €50 for 4 classes. Some materials and refreshments supplied, just please bring your own acrylic paints and brushes. Please text Jenny on 085-7237256 or email to book a place.

A Coffee Morning will be held in the Community Hall Murroe on Sunday 8th October from 9.30am to 1pm. The purpose is to raise funds for Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children.

BALLYHOURA DEVELOPMENT: The Ballyhoura North East District Forum will take place on Tuesday September 26th at 7.30pm at the Millennium Centre Caherconlish.

Junior Set Dancing Classes, Ceili, Line Dancing, Waltz, etc. will resume in the Community Centre, Cappamore on Wednesday 20th September at 4.15pm. Senior Set Dancing and Ceili classes for fitness and fun will resume in the Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe on Wednesday 27th September at 8.15pm. Beginners welcome at all classes.

Boher Parish Calendar 2018: Boher Parish Calendar project team will be producing a parish calendar again for 2018. All members of the community are invited to submit photos for consideration. Old or modern photos will be accepted and can be related to a number of topics: historical interest, landscape, parish events, etc. Photos can be given to any of the Community Development Association members . Photos will be scanned/copied and originals will be returned within 5 days.

TABLE QUIZ Boher Community Development Association will hold a Table Quiz next Friday, 22 September at 8.30 pm in Pa McGrath’s, Boher, to raise funds for the maintenance and up-keep of Boher Community Centre. Great night promised, lots of spot prizes.

Murroe Boher Camogie Club: Well done to our U8 girls who finished their season on a high with the county blitz which was brilliantly run in Abbeyfeale last weekend. Well done to all our girls and thanks to management and parents for organising the girls all year. Hard luck to our U14 team who lost out in the B plate semi-final to a strong Ballybrown team. This marks the end of a great year where we teamed up with Treaty Gaels to ensure our girls got game time. Thanks to management and players from both clubs for the great effort and comradery shown all year. Hard luck also to our U16 team who narrowly lost out to Newcastle West on Thursday in their last group game. Our girls will play the plate semi-final next Friday (22nd Sept) with fixture TBC. Best of luck to our intermediate team who play Croagh/Kilfinny on Sunday at 12 noon in Croagh, the winner of which will qualify for a semi-final, which is scheduled for next weekend – be sure to get out and support our girls. Next Saturday (23rd) our U10s will host a blitz at 11am in Murroe, please show your support for our girls.

Murroe Boher Bord na nÓg: Murroe Boher Bord na nOg are delighted to announce two upcoming tournaments. The first will be played on Saturday 23rd September at 17.00 in Harty Park. This will be played by all boys U8 mixed with our U8&9 girls. This will be played in a Munster championship format, and will be followed by a presentation of medals and a BBQ for all to enjoy. This is will be a family occasion, so please try to come out and support our young players. On Sunday , morning September 24th, we are hosting our Annual Jim Commons U10 Hurling tournament. We have teams from Limerick & Tipperary involved. This will commence at 11.00am, and again will be followed by a medal presentation, and a BBQ for all to enjoy, please try and support this great tournament, if you can.

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Communities Facilities Grant Award

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We are delighted to announce that Murroe Wood Park CLG, the body established to oversee the development of the Murroe Field Project, has been awarded €1000 from the Communities Facilities Scheme by the Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government. This funding will help provide seating along the community walkway.

Murroe Wood Park is also awaiting the outcome of three other very substantial grant applications which would provide the remaining funds required to complete Phases 1 and 2 of the Field Project. Please keep your fingers crossed for a positive result!

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Thought for the week – Real Economy of our Planet and the Energies

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The word economy is made up of two Greek words – oikos meaning ‘house’ and nomos, meaning ‘law and order’.  Economics is intended to be about ‘ordering of the household’. (‘Ecology’ is derived from the same root – the science that provides the logos or wisdom that governs the running of the household.)
Today economics is more about finance and ‘growth mania’ than ‘ordering the household’ in which we live.
And we are blissfully unaware of the real economy of our planet and the energies that drive it….. “the daily solar flux, which in turn drives our planetary weather system; the  cycles of oxygen, of nitrogen and of hydrogen and plant photosynthesis that is our primary economic system.”
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Strictly Come Dancing Winners 2017

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What a Night it was and for those not fortunate to get a ticket there was a live feed on the website to see all the dancing on the night.

Everyone participating was a winner , and each of the contestants gave their best performance on the night.

The judges had the hardest decision on picking a winner,but eventually after great anticipation

The winners Of Strictly Come Dancing Murroe 2017 were  Anthony Reddan and Sharon Coughlan

For more Photos of the night go to  Murroe Facebook Page

Congratulations to all involved in making this a wonderful community event.








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Live Feed from tonights Strictly now available on the facebook page

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Murroe Strictly Come Dancing Live

Murroe Strictly Come Dancing Live

Posted by Murroe on Saturday, April 29, 2017

N WLive Feed from tonights Strictly now available on the facebook page
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