The Rector writes ’Next Saturday we will have our annual Parish ’Quiet Day’ from 11am until 3pm in the Parish Hall. As with previous years it will be a chance to slow down for a few hours and perhaps learn a new aspect of prayer. This year Lynn McAdam O’Connell will be leading us through some different types of prayer disciplines and I am particularly looking forward to being introduced to ’Centring Prayer’ which Wikipedia tells me is a method of silent prayer that ‘prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself’ . In this busy, bustling time of year, this will come in very useful I’m sure. Everyone is welcome to come along, just bring some lunch with you, tea & coffee will be available there.
The Rector and Select Vestry cordially invite you to Carrigaline Union Gift Day Sunday 22 November 12 noon – 3 pm,The Rectory, Carrigaline. Refreshments available. Do come and view the information displays or register your interest in giving time, talents or finance to support the running of the Parish
CALLING ALL BAKERS AND PRESERVERS/CONSERVERS!!Carrigaline Christmas Fayre is on the way!! If you could contribute something to their Home Produce Stall the Parents’ Association of St. Mary’s NS would be thrilled. The stall raises funds for the school. The Fayre will take place on Sat 28th and Sun 29th November from 11-5. If you would like to drop stuff off at the parish office sooner, we can get it there. Contact Hilary on 086-3680513 if you need more info.
Carrigaline Lions club are holding a fundraising Concert featuring Ronan Collins Showband Hits in the Carrigaline Court Hotel on Friday 20 November at 8pm. Tickets are €25 and available from Barry Collins Supervalu, Lions Youth Centre or Patrick Coughlan.
Living with Grief, Loss & Change The Social and Health Education Project (SHEP) is offering its Seasons for Growth, living with Grief, Loss and Change. A 20 hour (8 week) course on Wednesdays 7.30pm to 10.00pm in Ballincollig, commencing 25th November 2015 and running to end January 2016 (with a break for Christmas). The subsidised course fee is €75. [This course provides adults with the opportunity to examine how loss, grief or change has impacted on their lives and provides knowledge, skills and attitudes to understand and manage these experiences] Contact 021 4666180 for information or to apply.
Grow It Yourself in Passage, Glenbrook & Monkstown have an amazing night of quiz fun and food treats organised for Thursday 19 November at 730pm in the Church Of Ireland Hall, Passage West. All welcome. Cost €5 on door. Further details email@example.com
Owenabue Garden and Flower Club, Carrigaline are having their “Magic of Christmas” demonstration by Rose Hickey of AOIFA. on Monday 23 November at 8 pm in St Mary’s School Hall. Visitors welcome. Any enquiries to 086-3222615
Firewood for sale from the Rectory garden. Call Henry Forbes on 087-2035000 to arrange collection or delivery.
16th Nov Toddler Plus One 10am Parish Hall
Monday Club 3-5pm Parish Hall
21st Nov Parish Quiet Day 11am – 3pm, Parish Hall
22nd Nov Gift Day in Rectory 12 – 3pm.
29&30th Nov Carrigaline Christmas Fayre. GAA Hall.
29th Nov United Service 11am St Mary’s Carrigaline
Peoples Climate Change March 2pm Grand Parade Cork
Service of Wholeness & Healing 7pm St John’s Monkstown
2nd Dec Advent Bible Study ‘Heaven’ 8pm Parish Hall
9th Dec Advent Bible Study ‘Judgement’ 8pm Parish Hall
10th Dec Friendship Club 11am Rectory
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
23rd Dec Advent Bible Study ‘Hell’ 8pm Parish Hall
24th Dec Carols around the Crib 4pm St Mary’s Church
Streaming of Services
Streaming services have been offline for the last few weeks due to a camera power supply failure, a lost cable(!) and software problems with the laptop. All of these problems have now been resolved and normal service – so to speak – resumes in St Mary’s this Sunday November 15th and each Sunday thereafter. Additional cabling has also been purchased to improve the sound levels of the service broadcast; this will be in place before Christmas.
Occasional service streaming continues from St John’s with the most recent broadcast being the Remembrance Choral Evensong. Future streaming events from St John’s will be noted in the parish diary in advance if possible. It is intended that services will be streamed from both churches at some point during Advent and Christmas.
Discussions have started about providing a similar internet streaming facility from the Church of Our Lady & St John for our sister parish in Carrigaline.
Finally, as always, critical feedback is most welcome concerning the video and sound quality of any streamed service. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or else contact the parish office with any comments, or if assistance is needed in obtaining the streaming service in your own home.