On this Easter morning We welcome you Jesus into our lives.
We welcome your resurrection for it is :
life changing, life giving and life sustaining.
We welcome the hope it brings to our world.
We welcome the joy it brings to our darkness.
We welcome the empty tomb for we know that it means you are on the loose.
Lord, may your resurrection give life to those who feel lifeless, who are just going through the motions and those who have had the death of a loved one.
Lord, may your resurrection give hope to those who are mired in despair, who feel hopeless, and who have given up all hope.
Lord, may your resurrection give joy to those who feel no joy, lost their joy or have had their joy snuffed out. Lord, may you be on the loose in this world as the Risen One.
TEA & COFFEE after the Service in St Mary’s Church.
EASTER EGG COLLECTION boxes at the back of the churches will be delivered today to the Women’s Refuge in Cork Cuan Lee. Thanks you to Joy Keefe for organising this initiative and to the teachers and children of Sunday School for decorating the lovely boxes and thank you to all who have donated Easter Eggs for the children in Cuan Lee.
ANNUAL SPONSORED WALK- Carrigaline Union of Parishes, together with the school will have their annual sponsored walk from St. Mary’s Church to Drake’s Pool and back to St. Mary’s Church. Sunday 27th April. Walk starts after registration in the Church Hall at 11.45 a.m. Refreshments afterwards in the Church Hall. Any donations of sandwiches or cakes on the day would be gratefully received thank you, Refreshments afterwards in the Church Hall.
Volunteers are still needed for the following:
- 15 minutes to help with registration.
- Safety marshals to walk with the group or help with road crossings.
- Volunteers to help in the kitchen please.
Please contact the Parish Office 021- 4374045 or Karen Holmes: 085 7155893.
SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUB ‘STARSHIP DISCOVERY’ This year our Parish will join again with Templebreedy Parish to run a children’s Bible-based Holiday Club from 21st—25th July in the Canon McCrea Hall, St Mary’s School. 10am till 1pm. €30 per child or €70 per family, which includes snack. Registration forms are available from the Parish Office or the Rector immediately after Easter.
BUTTONS AND BOTTLE CORKS- Tracey Pierce is looking for these for crafts. If you have any please pass them on to her or leave them in the parish office.
OWENABUE GARDEN AND FLOWER CLUB, will next meet in the Canon McCrea Hall in St Mary’s School on Monday 28 April at 8 pm. The speaker will be Frances McDonald of The Bay Garden, Enniscorthy, on “Colour in the Garden throughout the Year!”. Frances is an experienced garden tour guide at home and abroad. Visitors welcome. Enquiries to 086 3222615.
WEIGH-IN The Rector and Fr Pat will be weighed in the Parish Hall at 8pm on Friday 25th. All welcome to come along , they need all the support they can get!
MONKSTOWN CHAMBER CHOIR is a robed choir. Currently the members bring their robes with them to events, and ordinarily keep them at home. We would love to have a facility whereby we could keep the cassocks, surplices and jabot’s in the Church when not in use. If anyone knows where we could get for free (or very cheaply!) a large, moveable coat hanger (like those used at fashion shows etc…) we would really appreciate it. On Saturday 26th April, we will sing at 4pm Mass in St Mona’s Church, Sherkin Island. All parishioners are welcome to join us, and the very appreciate islanders in this beautiful remote community of rural West Cork. Contact Roger Ellis on 087 9607750 for details.
April 21st NO Toddlers plus One Group OR Monday Club.
April 25th Weigh-in for Rector and Fr Pat, Parish Hall 7.30pm
April 27th Parish Sponsored Walk 12am from Parish Hall
May 6th Easter Vestry, Annual General Meeting of Parish, 7.30pm in Parish Hall.
May 14th Christian Aid Coffee Morning in Rectory 11am
May 31st Parish Fête
June 8th Pentecost Confirmation Service 11am St Mary’s
Jun 15th Parish Picnic
Jun 21st St Nicholas’ Brass Band celebrating 100 years, will be performing at the Mid Summer Garden Party in St Mary’s Churchyard…. plus the Rector’s sponsored diet ends today
July 21st – July 25th Summer Holiday Club ‘Starship Discovery’
THE Second Cork Huguenot Day. A celebration of the contribution of the French Huguenot Refugee Community to Cork. Saturday 26th April at the Masonic Hall, Tuckey St, Cork. 10am to 1.15pm. €5 cover charge. Our own Hazel Fleury is one of the speakers at this event so please come and support!