The Rector writes ‘We are delighted to be present today as Aaron, Alexander, Ali, Christina, Daniel, Michael and Robbie are confirmed. It is a great day for our parish and we wish them all God’s blessings as they continue in their Christian life. On another subject entirely, I would like to let you know that we are in the process of putting together what will be an annual newsletter. Communication is very important in life generally and in our parish life specifically. I know I really appreciate the opportunity to speak to you all via this weekly Linksheet. I also know from feedback from various people that our new Parish Welcome leaflets have been a great success. We now hope to print a substantial Parish newsletter each Harvest time which will , among other items, allow each of our groups to speak at greater depth about who they are and what they do. If any of you would like to advertise your business in it , we would be very happy to have the sponsorship to help offset printing costs. Please let Eddie Pierce know if you would like to place an advertisement. We would need to have the text and images before the end of September.
MOTHERS’ UNION NEWS – We will have our opening service at 8pm on Wednesday, 18th September at St. Mary’s Church in Carrigaline, followed by a short AGM and a time of fellowship and tea. There will be a collection for the Mothers’ Union Relief Fund and there will be an opportunity to buy Christmas cards, other cards and calendars etc., the proceeds of which go towards Mothers’ Union work round the world. We would love to welcome new members and would like you to know that everyone of any age is welcome to join us, not just mothers!! Please also make a note of our Annual Women’s Conference which takes place this year from 22nd-24th November in Garryvoe Hotel. It is always a relaxing, inspiring, fun weekend and really worth attending. 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 021-4378439/086-3680513
St. Mary’s indoor bowls club has re-opened. Meeting each Tuesday at 7.45pm in St Mary’s School Hall. New members welcome. For enquiries contact Denis McLoughlin at 087 6100717 or Henry Forbes 087 2035000.
MAKING THE MOST OF THE YEARS. A 6-Week Parenting Course coming up in the autumn on the following dates – all Mondays – at 8pm at St. Mary’s Parish Hall (next to the church)30th Sept, 7th & 14th October, 4th, 11th & 18th November. Booking forms available at the back of the churches or via email. Contact Hilary Dring at 086-3680513 or firstname.lastname@example.org or St. Mary’s Parish Office 4374045.
CARRIGALINE & DISTRICT LIONS CLUB are holding their monthly CAR BOOT SALE at the Circus Field Carrigaline ( next to Lidl on Crosshaven Rd.) on Sunday 22nd September 2013 . Proceeds are in aid of the Carrigaline Youth Centre Building Project. Gate open at 8.30 am for 10am start.
Owenabue Garden and Flower club, Carrigaline, will be holding their next meeting on Monday 23 September at 8 pm. in the Canon McCrea Hall in St Mary’s school , (entrance is beside the main gates to the Community School). The lecture entitled “Go forth and multiply – Plant propagation in your garden” will be given by Pat Lenihan. Visitors welcome. Enquiries to 086-8091627.
Movies for the Heart, Mind & SOUL-You might like to book 3 dates in your diary over the next few months as the Revd Tony Murphy has chosen 3 movies/documentaries to be shown on 3 Thursdays : 26 September, 24 October and 21st November.
Each movie/documentary has been chosen for a specific theme relating to how Christian Groups responded to various issues which occurred.
The first night which is on Thursday 26th September is a Documentary on the role of Christian and Muslim Women in Liberia West Africa who were determined to bring the long running civil war to an end in that country in 2003.
Before we view the movie, the Revd Tony will give a brief introduction to the history of that country and the background to the civil conflict and we will of course finish up with some light refreshments.
We will meet in the Parish hall at 7.30pm on the night.
Sept 16th Toddlers plus one Group 10am St Mary’s Parish Hall
Monday Club 3pm St Mary’s Parish Hall
Sept 29th United Service: Blessing of Animals St Mary’s 11am
United Eucharist Service of Healing St John’s 7pm
Oct 12th Parish Supper in Canon McCrea Hall. 7.30pm
Oct 13th St Mary’s Harvest Thanksgiving Eucharist 11am
The Revd Trevor Lester preaching.
St John’s Harvest Thanksgiving Evensong 7pm
The Revd John Ardis preaching.
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. Details nearer the time.
Nov 24th Annual Gift Day in the Rectory.
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