DEADLINE FOR MURROE/BOHER BOOK: The deadline for this year’s annual newsletter is the November 4 which gives all contributors nearly four weeks to submit their items. The organisers are now reminding all clubs, organisations and anyone with an article etc. to send in their items for this year’s book as soon as possible. Also, in this year of ‘The Gathering’, any article from parishioners abroad in other countries about the place they live or the work they do etc, with photographs, would be most welcome. Please send items to firstname.lastname@example.org or email same for further information. You may also submit items, photos etc to John Egan, Dan Dinneen, Fr Tom Ryan or Sean Hogg by the above date.
MURROE TWINNING: Murroe Twinning hosted fifteen of our French friends from Evry-Grégy-sur-Yerres on the weekend of September 27 to 29. Included were a visit to Cobh, taking in the Titanic Experience, a wander about the Limerick Milk Market, an informative and interesting medieval Walking Tour with Declan Hassett, a lovely lunch at the Hunt Café with a wonderful saxophonist quartet (part of the Free Jazz in the city that weekend), and later, some persons took in the Hunt Museum or watched the Match Replay. They also had a lovely walk in the Clare Glens before a closing luncheon at Crokers to end the Twinning Activities. Also, inclusive in this weekend was an official “Gathering”, “A French Welcome” with a buffet supper followed by local entertainment, dancing and wine & nibbles. Young fiddlers and accordionists gave a grand display. We are most appreciative of the O’Dea and Holmes families for participating at this Gathering. Councillor John Egan and the local Parish Priests of both Murroe and Boher attended the event. It was great fun. They experienced a good laugh along with the conviviality and warmth of the people and surroundings. It was a great weekend for all and the twinning group welcome any persons living in the Murroe-Boher area to join them. In 2014, it will be Evry-Grégy’s turn to host, so you’d be in for a warm reception and wonderful experience in France! Please feel free to contact Kathryn Wilusz, secretary, for more information at (061)-386-500.
PAPAL MEDAL FOR MURROE LADY: In her recognition for her forty years of service to the Catholic Chaplaincy at Wormwood Scrubs Prison, Marie Hogg, formerly of Murroe, has been awarded the highest papal medal ‘Pro Ecclesia Et Pontifice’. It is also known as the ‘Cross of Honour’. Marie began her music ministry in Wormwood Scrubs Prison as a young teacher on Christmas Day 1972. A teacher and music teacher by profession and well trained in modern liturgy, her aim was to bring the best possible experience of the celebration of Mass to the Catholic prisoners each Sunday. Even when she became Head teacher of St Dominic’s R.C. School in Hackney, a large Primary School in London, she faithfully continued her ministry in the prison. Now retired from St Dominic’s she remains the music director at the Catholic Chaplaincy in Wormwood Scrubs Prison.
COMMUNITY ADDICTION STUDIES COURSE: Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board in partnership with the Mid-West Regional Drugs Task Force through support from the Department of Health and the National Drugs Strategy, will be running one module at FETAC Level 5 in Community Addiction Studies (CASC) in Castletroy, Co. Limerick commencing November 2013. The course will commence on Monday, November 4, 2013 and the course will run over approximately 20 weeks. The time is from 7 pm to 9.30 pm with tea/coffee break included in this time and the course fee is €40. The Programme Certification is FETAC Level 5 Component Certificate in Community Addiction Studies. The module is designed to enable participants to learn about drugs and their effects; to develop an understanding of addiction; to examine their own attitudes; to become more effective in their personal responses; and to develop the skills and knowledge to become more effective in responding to drug misuse in their own communities. The course will cover four main areas: Drugs and their Effects; The Process of Addiction; Intervention Strategies; and Community Responses. The deadline for Receipt of Applications is Friday, October 18, 2013. To request an application form or for further details please contact: The Youth Officer, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, Marshal House, Dooradoyle Road, Co. Limerick or email email@example.com. Should you require any additional information please contact by email or by phone at 061 442108. An information session will be held for registered participants on Thursday, October 24, 2013.
CHURCH NEWS: Mission Sunday takes place this year on October 20 and envelopes are available at the churches. An installation ceremony will take place on Monday morning at 10-00 am mass on October 21 for Father Loughlin Brennan as Parish priest of the parish. A parish celebration of the faith with readings, prayers, music, reflection etc will be held in Murroe church on Friday, November 1 at 6-30 pm. The Rosary will be held each Sunday for the month of October at 6-30 pm in Murroe church. Old net curtains, old velvet/brocade curtains or material, fur or sheepskin and also braids for trimming are needed for the Christmas Pageant. Please hand said items into the church sacristy. The recent church gate collection for the Epilepsy Association realised a total of €520 and the organisers wish to thank all for their generosity. Eucharistic Adoration is held weekly on Fridays from 10-30 am to 8 pm in the Prayer Room at the back of Murroe church.
BOHER BRIDGE CLUB: Bridge lessons for beginners take place from 6.15pm to 7.15pm on Monday nights, for 10 weeks in Boher. The fee is €30 which includes club membership. Contact Declan for more information at 061 351680.