The Rector writes ‘Welcome to our United Harvest Services; whether it is morning time and you are reading this at the Eucharist Service in St Mary’s where we are welcome the Revd Cliff Jeffers as our preacher or whether it is evening time and you are sitting in St John’s at the Choral Evensong where we will listen to The O’Morchoe speak to us, you are welcome. In both of our services today, we give thanks for all the wonder and beauty of our world so please enjoy the smells and sights of God’s bounty all around you. The collections today will be given to Cork Simon Community who are appealing for help in maintaining their Soup Run. The Select Vestry felt that as we had been so generous to Bishops’ Appeal (1,945 euro sent to them just last week) that we should use our Harvest collection this year to help out locally.
As always, the fruit, vegetables and dried goods will go to Carrigaline Senior Citizens and to Monkstown Vincent de Paul. Thank you as always for your wonderful generosity’
Some of the Gravestones behind St Mary’s Church have been deemed unstable by our Health & Safety team and are marked with red and white Hazard Tape while the County Council address the problem. Please do not let your children play near these gravestones. Thank you.
At this evening’s Harvest Festival Choral Evensong in St John’s Church, Monkstown Chamber Choir will sing “For the beauty of the earth” as the anthem. The beautiful and familiar words were written by Folliott S Pierpoint (1835 – 1917) and Philip Stopford composed this new setting in 2003 during his tenure as Director of Music at St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast. This is a privileged opportunity for us all to appreciate some of the meaningful texts which form part of our Anglican hymn tradition – but through a modern composition. RCE
Women’s weekend. ‘Family matters’ will be a weekend of fun, refreshment and relaxation with speaker Bishop Richard Henderson. 13-15 November, Garryvoe Hotel, Castlemartyr. All (women!) welcome. Booking Forms available from the back of the church or from Hilary Dring. 086-3680513.
Life after Separation/Divorce; A course for those coming through troubled relationships who have either separated or divorced in the recent past will take place in a private but friendly setting in the Carrigaline Court Hotel. This course will be run in Dublin also by two other relationship counsellors, who are on the C. of I. Marriage Council, based in Church of Ireland House, Dublin. The course will start on Thursday 11 November for 4 consecutive Thursdays 730-9pm. Please contact Deirdre Whitley (M.R.C.S. Cert. H.Dip. Couns.)If you have any queries, or would like to meet to discuss contact her on 0862612442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLEANER REQUIRED St. Mary’s National School requires a cleaner for 5 days a week ,3 hours a day 2.30-5.30p.m. Monday to Friday. To apply, please send CV to Principal, St. Mary’s N.S. Waterpark, Carrigaline.
The Coeliac Society of Ireland, Cork Support Group, are holding a meeting on Tuesday 3rd November at 8pm in SMA Centre Wilton. Topic: Preparing for Christmas Night. A Taste and Chew Night ( Make or bake and bring along) with a Cooking demo. by Michelle O’Connor Coeliac society and Avril Allshire Howe, from Rosscarbery Recipes. €5 entry.
CLERGY CONFERENCE The Rector will be away from Monday 12th until Wednesday 14th at the annual Clergy Conference. Keith Roberts is kindly officiating at the 10.30 Morning Prayer Service in St Mary’s. The Rector is available on her mobile phone for pastoral emergencies.
Flowerpots needed! Hazel Fleury is looking for Flowerpots. If you have any spare ones lying around, especially 5 inch and larger then please let her know! 086-8157821
Grow It Yourself group in Passage, Glenbrook & Monkstown have a demonstration of an apple press on Thursday 15 October at 7.30pm in the Church Of Ireland Hall, Passage West. All welcome.
13th October Toddler Plus One 10am Parish Hall
Monday Club 3-5pm Parish Hall
16th October Youth Club sponsored sleepout for Focus Ireland with Templebreedy Youth.
21st October Mothers’ Union 8pm Parish Hall
25th October Rector preaching 11.15 Harvest Mass, Our Lady & St John
28th October Theological Book Circle 8pm Rectory
29th October Children’s Movie Night 6pm Parish Hall
30th October CAMEO Monkstown Bay Sailing Club 10.3 to 12
1st Nov Reflective Service for All Saints Day 7pm St Mary’s
21st Nov Parish Quiet Day 11am – 3pm, Parish Hall.
22nd Nov Gift Day in Rectory 12 – 3pm.
29th Nov United Service 11am St Mary’s Carrigaline
Service of Wholeness & Healing 7pm St John’s Monkstown