The Rector writes ‘The year just seems to be hurtling along, even with Lent beginning late this year (Ash Wednesday is 6th March), it still feels like just yesterday that we celebrated the birth of our Lord and now we are beginning to prepare for Lent and Easter!. With that in mind, I would like to recommend to you the Parish Retreat which is on Saturday 9th March in our Parish Hall. Dr Iva Beranek and Carol Casey from the Church of Ireland Ministry of Healing will lead this Retreat entitled ‘Wellspring : Come to the well, the well is deep’ .
I will just be attending rather than leading so I am looking forward to listening and learning alongside all of you. Please let me know if you might also be planning on coming along as Iva and Carol will need to know how many will be attending on the day. The Retreat day will begin at 10am with registration and end with a Service at 3pm. Lunch will be ‘Bring & Share’ and tea/coffee/biscuits will be provided.
The Retreat is free to parishioners (non-parishioners 20 euro )’
SPONSOR A SLATE! St John’s Church is in need of repair to its roof. 100 slates will need to be purchased at a cost of €4 each. If anyone would like to purchase one -or more!- please contact Henry Forbes on 087-2035000. Check out the progress on the Fundraising Thermometer on the Parish Hall Noticeboard!
Mother’s Union Wednesday 20th February at 8pm in the Parish Hall. 20th Feb. “The Small Things– a Year in Tanzania”, with Wendy Bond. All welcome.
Saplings Home Group will meet at the home of Jocelyn & Eddie Pierce, The Pines, Bridge Mount, P43 VX37. Wed. 27th February @ 8pm. Please text Eddie on 087 255 7505, if you are able to come. All welcome, looking forward to seeing you there to study the book of “ Esther.”
Carrigaline Oskars Night in aid of Carrigaline Lions Club is next weekend! Come and support our 6 actors in the films ‘The Field’ and ‘Sister Act’ and ‘The Snapper’. Tickets (30 euro) available at Carrigaline Court Hotel Reception Desk.
Owenabue Garden and Flower club Carrigaline will hold their next meeting on Monday 25 February at 8 pm in St Mary’s school hall. Liam Grainger will give a talk on “The Joys of Spring”. New members and visitors welcome. Enquiries to 0863222615.
Music on the Hill Concert-Friday, March 1 at 8 p.m. In aid of St Vincent de Paul and St Mary and All Saints’ Church, Glanmire. Taking part are the Hifilutin’ Flute Quartet, the Dundanion Singers and students of the Cork ETB School of Music
18th Feb Littlies + One 10-12 Parish Hall.
20th Feb Holy Communion 10:30am St Mary’s Church
21stFeb Confirmation Class 5-6:30pm Rectory
20th Feb Mother’s Union 8pm Parish Hall.
22nd & 23rd Feb Carrigaline ‘OSKARS’ Night , Carrigaline Court Hotel
24th Feb Holy Communion Service 9:30am St John’s Church
Fair Trade All Age Service 11am St Mary’s Church
Wholeness & Healing Service 7pm St John’s Church
25th Feb Annual Registration for Vestry 7:30pm Parish Hall
27th Feb Saplings Home Group. 8pm. Pierce’s home.
1st March World Day of Prayer Service 8pm St Mary’s Church
6th March Ash Wednesday 10:30am 7:30pm Holy Communion St Mary’s
9th March Parish Retreat Day ‘Wellsprings’ 10-15:30 in the Parish Hall
13th March Lenten Study 8pm Parish Hall (following 7:30 Evening Prayer)
27 April CDYC Table Quiz 7.30pm Parish Hall.
Random Notes No. CCXC1
Since it was Valentine’s Day recently, let’s end the week on a romantic note….. The following lines were written by Anne Bradstreet, an American woman, (who clearly had a happy marriage) to her husband in the 1600’s.
If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man was loved by wife, then thee.
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me ye women if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold,
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that rivers cannot quench,
Nor aught but love from thee, give recompense.
Thy love is such I can no way repay,
Thy heavens reward thee manifold I pray.
Then while we live, in love let’s so persevere,
That when we live no more, we may live ever.