Parish Notices Sunday 10 June 2018

The Rector writes  Today in St Mary’s Church, we will have the Sunday Club Prize Giving and each boy & girl who attended the Sunday Club since September  will receive a little prize. Congratulations to all of them and a huge thank you to Tracey Pierce and Rachel Warren-Perry for leading the Sunday Club so well in the last few months.  They managed to help the children to learn more about God and to produce some stunning Artwork at the same time!   (Check out the Children’s Noticeboard at the back of the Church)  If you have a primary school going child, please do think about committing to coming along to St Mary’s on the 2nd Sunday of the month. You can drop the children over to the Parish Hall at 11am and then relax and enjoy the Service in total peace (or at least until the children join us at the end of the Service!). A lovely way to let the children learn about God in a warm and engaging way and to encourage life long habits of being meaningfully connected to God’s family. Sunday Club is finished now for the summer months but we’ll be back in September….  ‘


WANTED: Old camcorders for parish media streaming project. Must switch on and show picture but neither tape nor battery needs to be working. If you are willing to donate one please contact Simon at (086) 083-0639 or Thank you!

STROLLING THROUGH ULYSSES Friday 15th June at 11.00am in the Carrigaline Library – Strolling Through Ulysses is a one-man show that tells the fun-filled story of Bloomsday – June 16th 1904 – the iconic day around which James Joyce’s Ulysses is based.  Written and performed by Robert Gogan, Strolling Through Ulysses! guides you through the curious events and quirky characters of Ulysses, in a humorous, entertaining and informative manner.

CFSC Care & Repair Service is a Free DIY Service for older people. Our volunteers carry out small/minor DIY jobs for older people who find it difficult to do themselves.  Please note we do not cut grass as this is an ongoing job. For more information please contact  Carrigaline Family Support Centre on 021-4919299.

CORK AUTISM CONFERENCE 2018 –  Re-Thinking Autism -A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sunday September 30th, Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas Cork. Open to Parents,Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and aspergers syndrome. More info here: or call 089 239 8900.


We  will join again with Crosshaven for our Summer Holiday Club . This year’s Club is called ‘The Big Top’ and will be in the Canon McCrea Hall in St Mary’s School Carrigaline from  Monday 16th July to Friday 20th July. Application Forms are now available in the Parish Office or from the Rector.





11th June      Toddlers Plus One 10am until 12 noon  Parish Hall                                                                                             Monday Club 3pm until 5pm Parish Hall

14th June      Friendship Club 11am Rectory

22nd June      Parish BBQ 7:30pm in the Rectory Garden

26th June 6th Class Graduation Service 11am St Mary’s

16-20 July      Summer Holiday Club


Random Notes  No. CCLXXII

Love and marriage didn’t always “go together like a horse and carriage”, at least not for this Victorian gentleman who placed an advert in the Cork Constitution newspaper in 1845.

MATRIMONY. A Gentleman resident in England, moving in the First Circles of Society, of independent fortune and prepossessing appearance, now entering his 30th year, feels desirous of forming an alliance with a lady in a similar situation in life, highly accomplished and of engaging manners and appearance. The Advertiser, having an ample fortune, pecuniary considerations will not for a moment be entertained, amiability of disposition, combined with the qualifications before alluded to, being the object desired. The most honourable and inviolable secrecy may be implicitly relied upon, by addressing to H.R.G. Post Office, Cork.

Some traces of this business-like approach to taking a wife can still be seen in this 21st Century advert in “Ireland’s Own”. (It was much shorter but equally to the point).

“WANTED, a tall, plain countrywoman who is happiest in Wellingtons.”

(We can only wonder if he found one!)





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