Parish Notices 16th September 2012

Parish Renewal Team Report 11th September 2012


Carrigaline Union will be a significant and vibrant centre of Christian worship and ministry. We will be recognized for our worship services, music, senior and youth programmes, Christian education, mission and outreach efforts, evangelism, and fellowship. Our clergy, staff and laity will continue to be leaders within the region and Diocese of Cork.

THEOLOGICAL BOOK CIRCLE  met recently to discuss ‘The Year of Living Biblically’ by A.J. Jacobs. Opinion was divided on a book that managed to be both stimulating and irritating!  Philip Yancey’s book ’’What’s so amazing about Grace?’ was chosen for our next gathering which will be in the Rectory on November 14th at 8pm. If you are buying this book, please think about shopping locally… The Carrigaline Bookstore offers 5% discount to the Book Circle.

PARISH OFFICE Christine returns as parish administrator next week.  The office will be open Mon, Wed & Fri from 9.15am to 12.15pm from now on. Roger writes “I would like to thank the rector, church wardens, select vestry & parishioners for their assistance over the last nine months.  The experience has enhanced my sense of belonging in the parish of Carrigaline Union, and indeed the Diocese”.

JUNIOR CHOIR will begin on 20th September.  We will meet in St Mary’s Church from 6.30 to 7.30pm each Thursday night. All school going children welcome. Contact the rector or Hilary Dring for more details.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY COURSE will begin on Saturday 20th October in St Luke’s Home Education Centre. The application forms are now available from the rector.

MIDWEEK COMMUNION SERVICE 10.30am every Wednesday in St Mary’s Church . The first Wednesday of each month will have special prayers for the work of the Mothers’ Union followed by refreshments after the Service. All Welcome.

ST JOHNS HOME GROUP will meet at fortnightly intervals from 25th September. The group will be using the Crossway Bible Guide “Discovering Luke’s Gospel” by Simon Jones (1999), Leicester and will be available to purchase at €6 on the first evening from John Sweeney. Venue to be confirmed.

TODDLERS PLUS ONE GROUP continues on Monday, September 17th. This group of  Toddlers plus ‘one’ (Mum/Dad/Minder) will meet each other in St Mary’s Church Hall from 10am ‘till 12 for playtime and chats with perhaps a cup of tea thrown in. Contact the rector for details or just turn up!

MONDAY CLUB GROUP also continues on Monday, September 17th. Adults who are free from 3pm to 5pm on Mondays are invited to St Mary’s Church hall for a cup of tea/coffee. While these meetings won’t be structured as such, we hope to gain a little knowledge from each other as we chat.  Contact the rector for details.

ST MARY’S INDOOR BOWLING CLUB play short mat bowls in the Canon McCrae Hall at St Mary’s School beside the Community School, Carrigaline. The season runs from September to May and at present are looking for new members. No experience necessary and coaching will be given. Tuesday nights from 7.45 to 10pm. Contact Henry Forbes 4887144 or Denis McLoughlin 087 6100717

FAIR TRADE  We are delighted to announce that on 21st August, we were awarded Fair Trade Parish Status. Well done to us!  Our beautiful certificates are being framed for display in our two churches.

CDYC NEWS. President Higgins has launched a “Being Young and Irish Initiative”, the goal of which is to engage young people (aged 17-26) as active & reflective citizens in contemporary Ireland. Young people are encouraged to contribute their vision and views at

CARRIGALINE PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY invite you to the opening of their latest exhibition “Insights” at Cork Airport on Friday 21st September at 6.30pm as part of Culture Night 2012.

OWENABUE GARDEN CLUB meeting Mon 24th September in Canon McCrae Hall (school hall). Speaker—Willie Grainger.


Random Notes   XXIX

As a postscript to the notes on the church of Ballinaboy that appeared in Random Notes some weeks ago, the following rather interesting reference may now be added, culled from the same source as last fortnight’s notes on the lost Carrigaline offertory box.

‘February, 1966     Many will be pleased and interested to hear that the bells, formerly in Ballinaboy Church, one of which was given by Mr. T.Morgan, have reached the West Indies. Mr. Bogan, who very kindly bore the cost of sending them to Barry, in Wales, has had a letter from the Rector of St. Vincent, West Indies, in which he writes,-

“The bigger of the two bells is to be hung in the Church of the Redeemer, Kingston, and will be dedicated on Wednesday, 29th December. The smaller bell will be kept in the same tower until the second Church of the Transfiguration, Dorsetshire Hill, Kingston, is built. May I say on behalf of the Church in Kingston and in St. Vincent how extraordinarily grateful we are for the gift of these bells and for your very generous act in defraying the cost of sending them from Co. Cork to Barry”.



Sept 17th    Toddlers Plus One 10am in St Mary’s Church hall

Monday Club 3pm in Church Hall .

Sept 20th    Junior Choir begins at 6.30pm in St Mary’s Church.

Sept 30th  United Service Blessing of Animals 11am in St Mary’s.

Healing Service 7pm in St John’s.

Oct 7th Parish Harvest Thanksgivings:

United Eucharist Service 11am in St Mary’s

United Evensong Service 7pm in St John’s

Oct 14th Parish Confirmation Service 11am in St Mary’s.

Oct 20th Children’s Ministry Course begins in St Luke’s

Education Centre.

Nov 10th Saturday Evening Service 7pm in St Mary’s followed with refreshments.

Nov 11th Remembrance Sunday Services & Remembrance Choral Evensong

Nov 25th Gift Day in the Rectory.

Dec 8th Saturday Evening Service 7pm in St Mary’s followed with refreshments.

Dec 23rd Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols in St John’s Church, Monkstown. 4pm.

2013 dates for your diary

May 17th –19th Pentecost Flower Festival in St Mary’s Church

with the theme  ‘Fruits of the Spirit’



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