The Rector writes ‘We begin our annual Holiday Club tomorrow. This year the theme is ‘The Big Top’ and the children will hear all about how various characters in the Bible resembled people you might find at a Circus… think of Daniel and the Lions! As always if you’d like to bake some goodies for our voracious teens, just drop them down to me in the Canon McCrea Hall any morning next week. I’ll leave you with a special poem ‘The Holiday Club’ written by our poet in residence – Mary Cowhig.’
In July of every year
the Holiday Club is run
It teaches about the Bible
and is a lot of fun
It’s run by the two Reverends
Elaine and Isobel
It’s not just for our Union kids
Templebreedy’s come as well.
It’s not just kids who benefit,
teenagers are also gaining.
It gives them some experience
of Youth Leader training.
So why not send your kids along
if they would like to try it,
It’s held up in St Mary’s School,
the children all enjoy it!
Please pray for all of the teens and children at our Holiday Club as we learn about Samson-the Strong Man’ , Jonah—the Escape Artist, Elijah– the Fire Eater, Daniel-the Lion Tamer and finally Moses– the Ring Master. We’re in the Canon McCrea Hall in St Mary’s School Carrigaline Monday 16th July to Friday 20th July.
PARISH OFFICE SUMMER OPENING HOURS
Monday 9th & Wednesday 11th: 915-1215
Friday 27th: 915-1215
Open Wednesday & Friday mornings
Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29 July, from 12 – 4 pm, in Aid of Cystic Fibrosis. John and Eithne Howard, of Seamount, Currabinny, will open their garden and have a plant sale. (Between Novartis and GSK). Entry 5 Euro, children free. All donations welcome,. Can’t come ? Appointments available for groups of 10 or more. Call 086 0759704.
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.
18th July Holy Communion 10:30am St Mary’s Church
16-20 July Summer Holiday Club 10am-1pm Canon McCrea Hall
23rd July Theological Book Circle 8pm Rectory
29th July United Service 11:15 St Mary’s Church
Service of Wholeness & Healing 7pm St John’s
Random Notes No. CCLXXVI
Sky update for July
The lunar eclipse on 27 July will be visible to us in Ireland as the Moon rises. Look eastward at sunset (9.30pm) to see the shadowed Full Moon rising in mid-eclipse.
The Moon may appear reddish, this is due to some sunlight scattering through the Earth’s atmosphere and illuminating the Moon. The colour will depend on the exact composition of the atmosphere – if any volcanoes have become particularly active, then the colour may be deeper.
As the Moon moves out of the darkest part of the Earth’s shadow it will brighten. The eclipse will be over shortly after midnight.
While you watch the eclipse have a look for Mars.
Distinctly red, Mars is visible near the Moon on the night. Mars is red because its surface rocks are actually red. This year we make a very close approach to Mars, so it will appear very bright. The two planets are closest to each other on July 31, at less than 60 million kilometres.