The Rector writes ‘Many people speak to me about their favourite hymns and ask why don’t we ever sing this or that particular one in Church anymore and my answer is always ‘Why don’t you put in a Hymn Request!‘ There is actually Request Boxes and blank forms at the back of both the churches for the last two years so please do use them! Our organists Hilary, Kay, Roger & Frank are only too delighted to be asked to play a particular hymn (when it suits the season obviously… so not ‘Hark the Herald’ for Harvest!) And speaking of singing – Don’t forget that next Friday 18th at 7.30pm we are hosting the Community Carols in St Mary’s and then on Sunday 20th at 4pm we will have our beautiful Nine Lessons and Carols Service in St John’s.‘
Wednesdays in advent- Advent Bible Study continue at 8pm each Wednesday in the Parish Hall. This week will talk about death from a Biblical perspective, followed by discussion and some light refreshments. All welcome.
CONFIRMATION 2016 Confirmation Classes in the Rectory will be beginning on Saturday February 6th. Please let the Rector know if you would like to be confirmed in 2016.
CALLING ALL THESPIANS! We plan to stage an Easter play this coming Spring.The short play is called “No Name in the Street” and has a cast of 8 to 14 characters depending on how many parts are doubled up. The parts are mostly female but with the possibility of male roles. This is an exciting venture for Carrigaline Union and we plan to hold auditions for the play shortly after Christmas. So watch this space for details after Christmas! For further information contact Mary F. Murphy on 087-2780902 who will be directing the play.
14th Dec Toddler Plus One 10am Parish Hall
Monday Club 3-5pm Parish Hall
16th Dec Advent Bible Study ‘Death’ 8pm Parish Hall
18th Dec Community Carols 7.30pm St Mary’s Church
20th Dec Nine Lessons & Carols 4pm St John’s Church
21st Dec Toddler Plus One 10am Parish Hall
Monday Club 3-5pm Parish Hall singing Carols with MU
23rd Dec Advent Bible Study ‘Hell’ 8pm Parish Hall
24th Dec Carols around the Crib 4pm St Mary’s Church
First Eucharist of the Nativity Midnight St Mary’s Church
25th Dec Eucharist 9.30am St John’s Church
Eucharist 11am St Mary’s Church