The Rector writes… The Rector writes ‘I have just come back from a short holiday. I was officiating at a wedding in Kilkenny and then I spent some time visiting a friend in Wicklow. While it was a short period of time it was a lovely break from the normal routine of life and I really enjoyed it. As so often happens in life, our gospel reading today is also about the value of rest in busy lives. Jesus attempts to bring his disciples away to recharge their batteries. He knew the value of retreating from the hectic pace to have some time alone to think, to build up energies, to reflect. Unfortunately as you will read in the piece from Mark’s Gospel, for Jesus and his close followers, this particular time of rest was disturbed by people needing his care but the point remains that rest is a requirement in our lives, not a luxury. Even in the midst of the rain, I hope you all continue to enjoy the slower pace of our summer months’
NEXT WEEK Combined Choral Eucharist in St John’s Church, Monkstown at 10am to celebrate 180 years since the consecration of St John’s. The preacher will be The Revd Canon Patrick Comerford, lecturer in Anglicanism at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute and a Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin.
TEA & COFFEE this morning in St Mary’s church hall after service. All welcome.
HOLY COMMUNION every Wednesday in St Mary’s Church at 10.30am. All welcome.
PRAYER REQUEST SHEETS are at the back of both churches. Please continue to pray for our sisters and brothers in the nation of Nigeria who struggle to exist under extremely difficult conditions. The Mothers’ Union in Cork are linked with the diocese of Kaduna
INTERCESSIONS If anyone is interest in leading these, please contact the rector.
THEOLOGICAL BOOK CIRCLE At the last meeting, the book ‘The Year of Living Biblically’ by A.J. Jacobs was chosen for our next gathering. A great summer read and we will chat about it in the Rectory at 8pm on 29th August.
CHILDRENS FILM NIGHT. The Rector is organising a Film Night in the Church Hall from 6.30 – 9 pm on Wednesday 15th August. This event is for children in Primary School. There are permission forms at the back of the church.
TEA-TIME TREATS Mothers Union 125th anniversary recipe booklet available at the back of the church – €4.
CROOKHAVEN & ALTAR The Revd Trevor & Oriel Lester welcome the parishioners of Carrigaline Union to the rectory in Altar (Teampol na mbocht), Schull this evening for a barbecue at 6pm followed by Evensong in St Brendan’s Church, Crookhaven where Elaine will be preaching the epilogue. The rectory is located on the Schull to Goleen road. Drive through Schull village and Altar Church is about four miles beyond at Toormore.
KEY found on the gravel outside St Mary’s last week. Enquiries to parish office 4374045.
JARS WANTED! If you have some clean jars with lids (Coffee jars are particularly welcomed) please drop them in to the parish office or the rectory and the rector will make sure they are passed on to people in the parish who make jam, chutneys etc for charity events.
CUP HOLDERS If you have borrowed any of the navy blue cup holders from the Church Hall and they are still at home, could you bring them back into the hall/office please.
PARISH OFFICE will be closed tomorrow Monday 23rd July, re-opening Wednesday 25th July
CARRIGALINE GARDEN & FLOWER CLUB Summer garden visit on Mon 23rd July to David & Mary Tanner of Glenview Gardens, Desert, Enniskeane. Assemble adjacent to Band Hall, Carrigaline at the earlier time of 6.30pm for directions. Enquiries 086 8091627
July 29th United Service: Choral Eucharist 10 am celebrating 180th anniversary of St John’s Church, Monkstown.
Aug 15th Children’s Film Night in Church Hall 6.30pm
Sept 9th Planting and Dedication of trees
Sept 30th United Service Blessing of Animals 11 am in St Mary’s.
Healing Service 7pm in St John’s.
Oct 7th Parish Harvest Thanksgiving.
United Eucharist Service in St Mary’s 11am
United Evensong Service in St John’s 7pm
Oct 14th Parish Confirmation Service, 11am in St Mary’s
Nov 25th Gift Day in the Rectory
2013 dates for your diary
May 17th –19th Pentecost Flower Festival in St Mary’s Church
with the theme ‘Fruits of the Spirit’
Random Notes XXI
Ilustrated above is a photograph, taken by William Warren-Perry on the afternoon of Saturday, 14th July, 2012, of a handsome chalice, well known to parishioners as being one of the two used on Sundays for the distribution of wine during communion at the Church of Carrigaline.
The chalice, which bears a Dublin assay office date stamp for the year 1912 was made in the workshops of the noted silversmiths, West and Son, of 33, Grafton Street, Dublin, a well known and long established company, founded in 1720, and which, alas, went out of existence only as recently as 2010.
This most attractive example of messrs. West & Sons work was commissioned by the Revd. Samuel Hobart Dorman (b.1863), then the Rector of Knockmourne (Diocese of Cloyne), nr. Conna, co.Cork, to commemorate the residence of his predecessor, Richard Dorman in the parish of Carrigaline in 1699, and carries around the base a most beautifully engraved and elegant inscription in Latin,
‘Deo Sacratum et in memoriam Richardi Dorman de parochia Carrigaline als Beaver, generosi, Anno Domini 1699’.
In the minutes of the meetings of the Select Vestry of Carrigaline, are the following two entries relating to the above gift to the parish, the first dated Monday, 7th April, 1913, wherein it is recorded ‘That a vote of thanks be forwarded to the Rev. S. H. Dorman, Knockmourne, Conna for the silver chalice presented by him to the parish in memory of Richard Dorman who resided in the parish in 1699’, and on Thursday, 17th July of the same year, the transcript of a letter,
Twining Manor, Tewkesbury, Ap. 11th 1913.
I have to thank the select vestry and parishioners of Carrigaline for their very kind resolution. I am glad to know that they value the chalice & hope it may long be of use in the service of the church.
S. H. Dorman.