Parish Notices Sunday 3rd February 2019

BIN there, DONE that.

Down in the Church Hall,

the truth has proved bitter.

Some people are careless

in dumping their litter.

If you are uncertain

which is the right bin,

Please read the guidelines

when you drop rubbish in.

Food waste in the left

House waste in the middle,

Recycling in the right

  (it isn’t a riddle!)

The printed directions

are really quite plain

if everyone follows them

then we won’t complain.  

MMPC ……….. on behalf of the Rector and Select Vestry

DIOCESAN MAGAZINE subscriptions due. €25 for 2019. Please give your subscription to the Church Wardens or leave in the Parish Office.

SPONSOR A SLATE! St John’s Church is in need of repair to its roof. 100 slates will need to be purchased at a cost of €4 each. If anyone would like to purchase one-or more!- please contact Henry Forbes on 087-2035000.

GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT PROGRAMME : 8 weeks, starting Mon 11th Feb – Mon 1st April 2019. 7.30pm – 9.30pm. In Our Lady & St John Parish Centre. For those who have experienced the death of a loved one, coming up to a year or more and need support. For more information and registration contact Ber at 021 4371109, on or before Fri 8th February

Anam Cara Cork the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday 6th February at 7:20pm in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Tuesday 5th February or call the Information number on 085 2888 888.

4th Feb       Littlies + One 10-12 Parish Hall.

                         No Monday Club today

6th Feb        Holy Communion 10:30am St Mary’s Church

7th Feb        Confirmation Classes begin 5-6:30pm Rectory

9th Feb        Children’s Ministry Workshop 9:30-2 in Northridge House

         Mental Health Training for working with children

16th Feb       Whist Drive 8:30pm Canon McCrea School Hall

17th Feb  Charity Concert ‘Give us a Song’   8pm. St Mary’s Church.

20th Feb       Mother’s Union 8pm Parish Hall.

22nd  & 23rd Feb   Carrigaline ‘OSKARS’ Night , Carrigaline Court Hotel

     Come and support our 6 actors in the films   ‘The Field’ and ‘Sister Act’

            Tickets (30 euro) available at Carrigaline Court Hotel Reception Desk

24th Feb        Holy Communion 9:30am St John’s Church

            Fair Trade All Age Service 11am St Mary’s Church

                         Wholeness & Healing Service 7pm St John’s Church

25th Feb        Annual Registration for Vestry  7:30pm Parish Hall

9th Mar         Parish Retreat Day  ‘Wellsprings’  in the Parish Hall

Random Notes  No. CCLXXXIX

The Aurelia” used to travel from England to Australia in the 1950’s

Over Christmas, Jill Hingston told me an interesting little tale from 1956. Jill and her late brother Richard, both studied medicine at UCC and they graduated in 1956. Richard had been working in St Finbarre’s Hospital as part of his work experience required to graduate.  This was during the worst days of the Polio Epidemic in Cork, and Richard was working closely with some of the affected patients. Part of the treatment in those pioneering days was to use a monstrous piece of equipment called an “Iron Lung”.    

Later in the autumn of 1956, he decided to pursue his medical career with the Royal Australian Navy. To get there, he travelled by boat from Southampton. The journey would take about six weeks, and Port Aden on the eastern approach to the Red Sea was the only “stopping off” point.

During the journey, Richard contracted a very mild form of polio. The ship’s captain ordered that he leave the boat in Port Aden. However, Richard thought that this would not be a good idea, as the medical facilities would have been inadequate so he persuaded the captain to allow him complete his journey to Sydney on one condition – that he stay in solitary confinement in the “Padded Cell” of the boat! I didn’t realise, but even today, luxury cruise liners have a padded cell, so that disturbed or troubled passengers can be detained by security officers until the ship lands at port.

Richard eventually arrived in Australia and went on to enjoy a long and successful career with the Royal Australian Navy. The only consequence of the polio infection was a very small limp in his leg. He never had to sleep in a padded cell again though!!                                                           RCE

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