The Rector writes ‘’I will be giving Christian Aid Lenten Boxes to all of the children in our parish school this year and I do have some spare boxes for any children in the parish who won’t get one from the school. Christian Aid’s Appeal this Lent is that we literally ‘Count our Blessings’ each day and journey alongside some of the most impoverished peoples of the world. For example, on one of the days in Lent, the children are asked to think about what is it like where they live, and that how, in some countries across the world many children have had to leave their homes and have lost all of their possessions because of fighting or terrible weather. Our children are then asked to count their shoes and for each pair of shoes that they own, they are asked to put 10c into their savings box.
Christian Aid also have an ’adult’ version which I hope to follow during Lent. You can ask me for a print of the Adult journey or have a look at their website yourself, www.christianaid.ie/getinvolved/lent/count-your-blessings’
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Joy Keefe is looking for new volunteers for bell ringing and flower rotas in St Mary’s. Any new people would be put with an experienced person so there’s no need to be shy about expressing an interest! Contact the Parish office or Joy Keefe 087-2559844.
FAMINE LUNCH-On Sunday 25th February, the day before Fairtrade Fortnight, there will be a Famine Lunch in aid of Mothers’ Union Overseas Fund. No charge but donations are very welcome. It will take place in St Mary’s Parish Hall at midday, following the 11am Service.
DIOCESAN CERTIFICATE IN CHRISTIAN STUDIES
Do you want to deepen your understanding of the Christian Faith? Would you like to explore contemporary issues from a faith perspective? Would you like to gain a recognised third-level award from a major theological academy?
The Certificate in Christian Studies is an 18 month part-time course for all who wish to explore the Christian Faith. The programme provides a structured introduction toScripture, theology, church history, ethics, liturgy and ministry.
For further information brochures are available in both Churches & in the Parish Office.
CHRISTIAN AID Information evening on Christian Aid partners work in Burundi and the Cork Diocesan Burundi Partner project. Time : 7:30pm, Venue: Northridge House, St Luke’s Centre, Mahon Cork. Date: Thursday 15th February. Main Speaker : Ms, Penny Senekal, Christian Aid Financial Officer in the Dublin Office who visited Burundi in 2017.
SURVIVORSHIP MEETING Survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer, their families and friends are welcome to a survivorship meeting in the Clayton Hotel Cork City at 5.30pm on Thursday 15th February. This meeting is to discuss the health concerns and long-term follow-up of survivors. For more information contact Patricia McColgan at 086 2532819 or email@example.com. www.cancare4living.ie
12th Feb Toddlers Plus One 10am until 12 noon Parish Hall Monday Club 3pm until 5pm Parish Hall
14th Feb Holy Communion 10:30am in St Mary’s Church
14th Feb Ash Wednesday 10:30 & 7:30 Holy Communion in St Mary’s
16th Feb Youth Club 7:30-9:30 Parish Hall
21st Feb Lenten Bible Study 8pm Parish Hall after 7:30 Evening Prayer
23rd Feb CAMEO Monkstown Bay Sailing Club 1030am
25th Feb Fair Trade All Age Service 11am in St Mary’s followed by Mothers’ Union ‘Famine Lunch’ for MU Overseas Fund in the Parish Hall.
26th Feb Annual update of the Register of Vestry People 7:30pm Parish Hall.
Random Notes No. CCLX
Transcribed beneath is a further random selection of some interesting extracts, dating from 1870, less than a year after the Irish Church Act of Disestablishment received Royal Ascent on Monday, 26th July, 1869, and less than a year before the act came into force on Saturday,1st January, 1870, taken from the vestry minute book of St. Mary’s Church, Carrigaline, covering the period from 1831 to 1950.
1870, Easter Monday, 18th April,
The Appropriation of Seats.
1 Free 20 Fahalea
2 Free 21 Dr. Pearson
3 Free 22 Mr. G.Daunt
4 Coolmore 23 Ballybricken servants
5 Mr. T. Bolster 24 Police
6 Mr John Smyth 25 Free
7 Highland Cottage 26 Ballea servants
8 Harmonium & choir 27 Mr.Rounceville
9 Harmonium & choir 28 Aghamarta servants
10 Miss Warren 29 Strangers
11 Mr.T.E.Busteed & Wilson 30 Jackson Hogan
12 Mr S. Busteed 31 Rector
13 Miss Rogers 32 Mr. R. Hayes
14 Hilltown 33 Mount Rivers
15 Mr.Wm. Peare 34 Mr. Smyth
16 Mr. G.E. Savage 35 Soldiers
17 Mr. D.O’Grady 36 Free
18 Mr. T. Warren 37 Free
19 Mr. Hungerford 38 Free
1870, Monday, 6th June,
At a Vestry convened pursuivant to Notice given by order of the Lord Bishop of Cork, held in Carrigaline Church on Whit Monday, 6th day of June 1870 for the purpose of electing Synodsmen to attend the first Diocesan Synod in Cork on the
16th June 1870 – It was resolved that four Synodsmen be elected for the Carrigaline district of the parish, and that these be;
Captain Conner, Ballybricken, Ringaskiddy
Standish O’Grady Esq., Aghamarta Castle, Carrigaline
Ralph Westrop Esq., Ravenswood, Carrigaline
James Lane Esq., Clermont, Douglas
Also, it was moved by Standish O’Grady Esq., seconded by Thomas Warren Esq., and passed, – That we desire to express our sympathy with our brethren in Dublin in their earnest protest against the teachings of a manual of devotion entitled ‘Short prayers &c for those who have little time to pray’; and we regret that it has not met with distinct disapproval of the Bench of Bishops.’