The Rector writes : ‘ This is the weekend where a lot of our young people are trying to come to terms with the results (good, bad or indifferent!) of their Leaving Cert exams and are perhaps waiting for that College offer to appear from the CAO. On the evening before the results came out, Bishop Paul sent a message to all Leaving Certificate students on Facebook/Twitter which I feel bears repeating and I reproduce it fully here:
My thoughts and prayers are with all Leaving Cert students on the final countdown to your results tomorrow. There’s always a way forward. And, most important, the points you get are not an assessment of what really matters: your worth, potential and giftedness as a human being. Here’s wishing you all that’s good and every blessing. +Paul
I heartily concur with the Bishop’s sentiments. Congratulations to all who sat the exam and remember – there is life after the Leaving Certificate.’
Tea and Coffee will be served after the service in St Mary’s.
Please note the Parish Office will be closed from 12th August for 2 weeks.
CHRISTIAN AID SHEEP’S HEAD HIKE will take place on Saturday 7th September, beginning at 11:00am at the Kilcrohane Community Centre.
There are two scenic walk routes this year – a 14km (4.5-hr) walk and a 7km (2.5 hour) flat terrain walk. Where: Sheep’s Head Way, West Cork. Starts: 11.00am, Kilcrohane Community Hall, Kilcrohane Village. See posters for further details or Christian Aid Cork office on 023 88 41468 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also register online at www.christianaid.ie/getinvolved/events/trekking/sheeps-head-walk.aspx.
MEN’s Shed- All men are welcome to go along and find out more about the companionship and skills training available in the Men’s Shed Kilnagleary on the Minane Bridge Road. See leaflets at back for further details.
SPORTS OPEN DAY-GARRYDUFF SPORTS CENTRE, ROCHESTOWN. SATURDAY 31st AUGUST 2013 : 2-5pm. Everyone welcome to try hockey, tennis, indoor & outdoor bowls, pitch & putt, badminton, soccer, billiards. Hole in one competition, bouncy castle, bbq. Free admission.
Carrigaline family Support Initiative are running a 12 week Rainbows Workshop for children who have experienced loss through Divorce or Separation. This is for children aged 9 to 12 years. Thursdays 3pm-4pm beginning on Sept 19th. Venue Carrigaline Family Support Centre, Wylie House. They are Also running a Parent Plus Workshop for Adolescents . This is an 8 week course and will run from 21st Oct to 16th Dec 7.30-9.30pm. Venue Carrigaline Community School Fee €30inc Manual. Contact Rosie or Wendy @ 4919299.
Aug 19th Toddlers plus one Group 10am St Mary’s Parish Hall
Sept 6th Parish Barbecue 7.30pm in the Rectory.
Sept 15th Parish Confirmation Service St John’s 11am
Sept 29th United Service : Blessing of Animals St Mary’s 11am
United Healing Service 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. Details nearer the time.
Nov 24th Annual Gift Day in the Rectory.
Dec 20th Carrigaline Community Carols 7.30pm St Mary’s Church
Dec 23rd 9 Lessons & Carols 4pm St John’s Church
Random Notes LXI
Within a collection of papers relating to Carrigaline Church preserved at Mount Rivers are various interesting extracts transcribed from the pages of the Diocesan magazine, three of which, from 1960 to 1961, written during the incumbency of the Revd. Arthur Gordon, are herewith given:
‘We are grateful to our Lord Bishop for preaching at the Preparation Service for our “Teaching Mission”. During the service a beautiful carved oak eagle lectern was dedicated in memory of Clayton Austin Love’, June, 1960.
‘The new Compton organ has arrived in Carrigaline Church. This is much a much larger instrument and replaces the smaller model which did not prove to be suitable for our Church. Mr. Philip Love, who kindly donated the previous organ in memory of his uncle has been most generous in meeting the difference in the price, and therefore this new organ has not cost the parish any money. We appreciate the genuine concern of messrs. Comptons of London to install a suitable instrument, and also the co-operation of messrs. Pigotts of Cork. The Bishop has kindly promised to dedicate the new organ and other memorial gifts – Carved Oak Prayer Desk, Large Prayer Book for Desk, Reading Lamp, and new musical Hymn Books for choir, at 8.0pm on Thursday, 19th October, during the Harvest Thanksgiving Service.’, October, 1961.
‘We thank the Rector of Midleton for his excellent Sermon at Carrigaline Harvest Thanksgiving Service. At the beginning of the Service, Mr. J. White (People’s Warden) requested the Lord Bishop to delicate the following gifts: The Compton Electronic Organ in memory of Clayton Austin Love; The Organ Reading Lamp in memory of Mrs, Dadie Peskett; The New Hymn Books in memory of Mrs. Avesia Hosford; The Oak Prayer Desk in memory of Samuel John Geary; the Book of Common Prayer for the Prayer Desk in memory of Mrs. Katherine Berry Mitchell. We thank the donors and the Bishop for dedicating these memorials.
We also thank most sincerely Mr. & Mrs. Williams for the their gift of Tintawn Carpeting for the Aisles of Carrigaline Church, and their labours in cleaning and oiling the woodwork of the sanctuary, to which they gave many hours of hard work. Thanks are due also to Mr. Harry Geary for supplying a lovely Notice Board outside the Church, and to Mr. Basil Bird for painting the main entrance gates, also the doors of the Church, and for doing many other jobs. We sincerely applaud these generous people for their true sense of Stewardship.’, December, 1961.
It is interesting to note that of the above listed memorials, but the lectern, prayer desk, and the notice-board survive, and are in use to this day. K.L.R.