The Rector writes… ‘Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed.. Alleluia!’
TEA & COFFEE this morning in St Mary’s after church.
CONFIRMATION 2012 please let the rector know if you would like to be confirmed this year as she needs to give the bishop a list of names before 18th April. There will be a REQUIRED Confirmation Morning Session with the bishop for all candidates on Saturday Morning 28th April in Douglas. As yet there is no date for the actual Confirmation Service.
HOLY COMMUNION every Wednesday in St Mary’s Church at 10.30am. All welcome.
PRAYER REQUEST SHEETS are at the back of both churches. This allows anyone to request prayers which will be incorporated into the prayers said at our Sunday and midweek services. Please just write the date and the first name of the person you would like to be prayed for. More details may be written but names will be not be mentioned aloud but will be remembered silently during our time of corporate and private prayer.
INTERCESSIONS IN CHURCH If you would like to be involved in doing prayer intercessions at our church services, please contact the Rector who will put together a rota of all interested persons . As it will involve a little training in this area, the Rector has put together a small instruction booklet which will help anyone who is new to this area of ministry.
READING ROTAS & TEA/COFFEE ROTAS for April—June are available at the back of the church. If you are unable to read or provide tea/coffee on your allocated Sunday please swop with one of the names on the list or contact the parish administrator.
IRISH TIMES Our church services and details will now be published in Saturday’s edition of the Irish Times.
BISHOPS’ APPEAL There are still envelopes for the Bishops’ Appeal available in both churches. We will send whatever we have collected to Bishops’ Appeal in the coming weeks.
THEOLOGICAL BOOK CIRCLE the book chosen for our first meeting in the Rectory on Tuesday evening 1st May is “The Lost Message of Jesus” by Steve Chalke and Alan Mann. . All welcome.
PARISH WEBSITE Articles for inclusion to the parish administrator please. Check out the website at www.carrigalineunion.org
EASTER VESTRY Please do come along and take part in this. We meet in the Parish Hall at 7.30pm on Thursday 19th April. Notices will be posted in the Churches. This is your annual opportunity to hear firsthand what the parish has accomplished in the previous year and, if you are so inclined, to offer your services for the coming year. Don’t worry about being coerced into volunteering. It is entirely up to you! But please do come along and take part, it is your parish after all.
INVITATION TO WEST CORK The Revd Trevor and Oriel Lester have kindly invited the parish to join them in their Rectory in Altar, Toormore for a Barbeque at 6pm on 22nd July and then join with their parish to attend an Evensong in St Brendan’s Church Crookhaven where Elaine will be preaching the Epilogue at the Evensong.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT PROGRAMME begins on Monday 16th April—Monday 4th June in Parish Centre of Our Lady and St John’s Carrigaline at 8pm. For those who are grieving the death of a loved one or have experienced a significant loss. Contact Ber.
AGE ACTION IRELAND is running beginner computer classes for over 55’s in various locations around Cork City and County. The classes are for older people who have little or no computer experience (or for the absolutely terrified!). The aim of the Getting Started programme is to introduce people to the basics of computers, internet and email. Classes are taught by trained volunteer tutors on a one to one basis with small groups of learners in a relaxed, non-formal setting. For more information contact Julie.