Parish Notices Sunday 13th October 2013

The Rector writes ‘Today is our Harvest Thanksgiving and we give thanks for all that is fruitful and good in our lives and in our world.  As we look inwards in our thanks, we also look outwards and remember those who are less fortunate than us.

Our basket collections today will go to Bishops’ Appeal Syria Fund to help alleviate the awful situation the people of Syria face in their daily struggle against violence and oppression.

All of the fruits, vegetables and dry goods decorating our churches today will be distributed  to local charities in both Monkstown and Carrigaline who will in turn use these foods to feed others.  This is what we as a Christian community are all about : we give thanks for all we have and we share what we have with others.  This is what Jesus showed us to do and we are glad to follow in his footsteps.  This Harvest , we have published a newsletter called  ‘Harvest Herald’  which will tell you all you need to know about what is happening in our community, with contact numbers etc.  please pick up a copy as you leave’


New Reading & Tea/Coffee rotas available at the back of the church and in your email inbox.

MOTHERS’ UNION- our Annual Women’s Conference takes place this year from 22nd-24th November in Garryvoe Hotel Further information and booking forms are available from Hilary. If you need any further information please contact either the parish office or talk to Hilary Dring at 4378439 or 086-3680513.

THE CHURCH of IRELAND CENSUS will take place on three Sundays in November (3rd, 17th & 24th) in order to get a handle on the age and gender profile of those attending church each week.  Each person at church will receive a card on which they will record only their age and gender and it will be completely anonymous. This information will allow the Church to make decisions for the future based on up-to-date analysis of the Church of Ireland’s population.

Marriage Course in Templebreedy Parish -A strong, loving and lifelong relationship doesn’t happen by chance—and we can all learn how to make even the happiest relationship better. The Marriage Course. suits couples who have been married a little while or many years—or who are living together, or preparing to get married.  The seven session course is set in a lovely atmosphere, with dinner at candlelit tables for two while you listen to practical talks that are informative and fun played on DVD.  It’s more like a date than a ‘course’!!!   There is never any group work and you will never be asked to share anything about your relationship with anyone other than your partner. For further information please contact Rev. Isobel Jackson (Rector of Templebreedy) at 4831236/087-7435424.

Carrigaline Adult Learning have the following Courses starting in the Parish Centre, Main Street, Carrigaline: Communications – Verbal, Non-Verbal and Written Study Skills and help with Portfolio for College. Family Learning – for parents, grandparents and carers of pre-school children – fun ways of learning with the under 5’s. Budgeting Course. Fetac Level 2 General Learning. Fetac Level 3 Full Certificate in Information Technology , one to one Tuition for reading, writing, spellings, driving theory, form filling and maths. Please ring 4370684 10am – 12pm or 086-8238757 9.30am – 9pm. OUR SERVICE IS FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL.

Owenabue Garden and Flower Club,  next meeting will be held on Monday 21 October at 8 pm in the Canon McCrea Hall, St Mary’s School. It is the annual Decorative Show. The demonstration “A Simply Bewitching Halloween” will be given by Geraldine McCarthy. Visitors welcome. Enquiries to 0868091627.

THEOLOGICAL BOOK CIRCLE are currently reading Jostein Gaarder’s ‘The Christmas Mystery’ and will meet to discuss in the Rectory at 8pm on 29th January 2014 .  Please ring the Rector at 087-2363100 for further details on the circle.

CLERGY CONFERENCE The Rector and Revd Tony will be away in Ballylickey from Wednesday 16th to Friday 18th. In the event of a pastoral emergency, please contact the rector on her mobile 087-2363100

CARRIGALINE & DISTRICT LIONS CLUB are holding their monthly CAR BOOT SALE at the Circus Field Carrigaline ( next to Lidl on Crosshaven Rd.) on Sunday 27th October 2013.  Proceeds are in aid of the Carrigaline Youth Centre           Building Project.  Gate open at 8.30 am  for 10am start.



Oct 13th        Harvest Evensong. 7pm St John’s Monkstown

Oct 14th Toddlers plus one Group 10am St Mary’s Parish Hall

Monday Club 3pm St Mary’s Parish Hall

Oct 16th            Mother’s Union Meeting in St. Mary’s Church Hall at 8pm    ‘ Worldwide Mothers’ Union’ with Patsy Devoy

(MU Diocesan President)

Oct 24th   Film Night in the Parish Hall 8pm

Oct 30th Children’s Movie Night, 6pm St Mary’s Parish Hall

Nov 16th Parish Quiet Day in St Mary’s Parish Hall

Fr. James McSweeney will lead, meeting at 9.30 for coffee

then 10am until 2pm.

Nov 24th Annual Gift Day in the Rectory.

Dec 7th         Intercessions Workshop, St Mary’s Church 10-12

Dec 20th Carrigaline Community Carols 7.30pm St Mary’s Church

Dec 22nd Nine Lessons & Carols 4pm St John’s Church

Dec 24th Carols around the Crib 4pm St Mary’s Church


Random Notes LXVII   

I recently came upon a book of recipes printed by the Southern Star, Skibbereen in the 1960’s. The contributors are all Church of Ireland names which would   indicate that the book was sold for some good cause championed by members of the Dioceses. Two interesting contributions are:-

Fudge – M Bird – Monkstown.

1 lb sugar

¼ lb butter or nmargarine

1 tin sweetened condensed milk

1 teacup of water

Heat sugar, water and butter in a pan. Add condensed milk. Boil until 235-240 F. Keep stirred. Pour into buttered flat dish. Stir in dish until it looks grainy. Then cut in squares and leave to cool.


Savoury Supper Dish – Irene Ludgate, Barryscourt, Carrigtwohill

1 tin salmon

1 onion

1/s lb tomatoes

Cold mashed potato

½ oz butter

Salt and pepper.

Chop onion finely, mix with salmon and potato, salt and pepper. Place all in a fireproof dish, cover with sliced tomatoes; season with salt and pepper. Bake in a moderate oven for ½ hour. Serve hot.


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