Hilary Dring writes ‘Mothers’ Union works to highlight and combat abuse against men and women throughout the year but specifically highlights gender-based violence against women through its participation in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Against Women. Gender based violence against women is violence that is directed against a woman because she is a woman or that affects women disproportionately. It affects ALL cultures and societies, and can be carried out by partners, family members, members of the community, strangers, armed groups, the state and others. Globally, around one in three women and one in six men will be affected by abuse at some point in their lifetime. It is estimated that one in five children will witness such abuse. Join us at St Anne’s Shandon OR Kilgarriffe Church on Sunday 25th November at 3pm for a short service to pray for and show our solidarity with victims of abuse. Other events coming up ‘Christmassy Evening’ on Wednesday 21st November at the Parish Hall at 8pm. Come and get some ideas for floral Christmas decorations and enjoy a lovely evening. Everyone is welcome – not only MU members. Members please remember that subs, along with forms, will be due soon. Patsy’s last Diocesan Council meeting as Diocesan President is on Monday 19th at 7.30pm in Inishannon Church and it would be great to have as many there as possible to say thank you to her for the last 6 years. Christmas Lunch will be on Thursday 6th December – let me know if you want to come.’
(or speak to the Rector)
CHARITY BAGS AT THE BACK OF THE CHURCHES
Along with the Simon Community, Penny Dinners & Women’s Refuge bags at the back of the church, there is now a special bag for items for those living in Direct Provision Centre on the Kinsale Road. They currently need Pyjamas for children, School Wear (white shirts, navy or grey jumpers, white socks) for ages 10-16, little gifts for children that could be given at Christmas and Feminine Hygiene Products (tampons, pads, panty-liners). All these items should be new. The Rector has a contact in the centre and all items will be delivered directly to the centre. Each Adult in the DP centre receives just 21.60 per week which as you can imagine doesn’t leave much left over after essentials. Thank you for your kindness.
HEALTH & SAFETY ISSUE The local community have generously provided defibrillators all over Carrigaline; we see them in the old telephone boxes. To allow speedy and easy access to this life saving equipment we ask all parishioners and visitors to our church not to park on the new pavement outside the box.
In addition, parking on the pavement outside the church makes it very difficult for those among us with reduced mobility to walk on the pavement. It should be noted that there is an ongoing appeal generally for people not to park on pavements as people with poor sight do not expect to come across parked vehicles while walking.
There is more than adequate parking available in the area around the church which means those of us with greater mobility can park further away. We can then enjoy the short walk knowing we have not obstructed others who may not find it so easy to make their way in to the church.
YOUTH GROUP Youth Group are still looking for large BEAN BAGS to sit on! If you happen to have one lying around that could do with a new lease of life then let Tracey know @ 087-3481864.
Monkstown Home Group will meet on Tuesday 20th November at 8.00 pm at home of Hazel Fleury with Lesley Roberts leading.
THE Owenabue Garden and Flower club, Carrigaline will hold their Christmas meeting on Monday 26 November at 8 pm in the Canon McCrea Hall in St Mary’s school. A demonstration entitled “Way down in the Fall” will be given by Betranda Delaney AOIFA. Visitors are welcome. Enquiries to 0863222615.
19th Nov Littlies + One 10-12 Parish Hall.
Monday Club 3-5 Parish Hall.
20th Nov Monkstown Home Group 8pm Fleury’s home.
21stNov Holy Communion 10:30am St Mary’s Church
Mothers’ Union 8pm Parish Hall
25th Nov Annual Gift Day in the Rectory 12 until 3pm
30th Nov CAMEO Monkstown Bay Sailing Club 1030-1230
1st-2nd Dec Carrigaline Christmas Fayre (St Mary’s PA)GAA Hall , Carrigaline.
6th Dec Mothers’ Union Christmas Lunch 12:30 RCYC
19th Dec Parish Advent Film Night – The Nativity
19th Jan Special Whist Night for Famine Relief in Yemen.
Random Notes No. CCLXXXI
Contained within the pages of the ‘United Diocese of Cork, Cloyne, and Ross Diocesan Magazine’, first published in the latter years of the nineteenth century, is a wealth of genealogical facts, contained for the greater part within the baptismal, marriage, and burials lists, published each month, as well as, within the parish contributions, etc., a huge corpus of extremely interesting entries recording the various and varied comings and goings in the diocese over the past approximately one hundred and twenty years.
The following extracts relating to the parish of Carrigaline, are transcribed from but a brief period of the magazine, from January, 1960 to August, 1961.
1960, January, ‘We are grateful to the 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.’
1960, March, ‘We are sorry to know that Mr. John Davis has sold his farm. We hope that he and his wife will continue to live in the parish. We are glad to hear that Mr. Patrick Coughlan is the farm’s purchaser, and we look forward to including him in the life of our parish.’
1960, April, ‘Mrs.Treston’s address on 15th February to the Mothers’ Union on “Our Lord’s attitude to Women” was splendidly attended. As usual she gave us much to think about, and we are very grateful.’
1960, August, ‘Some grown-ups availed of the opportunity to travel on the educational tour arranged for the children on 1st. July. It was a great day. All of us, 51 in number, may have a slightly different opinion of what he or she liked best about the day as there was so much variety. But special mention must be made of the visit to the Fermoy Pencil Factory, and the conducted tour of Limerick Cathedral’.
1960, October, ‘Two ladies have made tapestry covers for the kneelers and chairs in the Sanctuary, and for the Prayer Desk. The work is a wonderful offering and greatly appreciated by the congregation.’
Felt seat-covers have been purchased for some of the pews in Carrigaline Church. The money came from the proceeds of our jumble sale.’
1961, July, ‘Morning Prayer will be broadcast by Radio Eireann from Carrigaline Church at 11.30 a.m. on Sunday, 9th July. The Killanully and Ballinaboy congregations will join with the Carrigaline congregation on that day for the broadcast Service at 11.30 a.m.
1961, August, ‘We would like to thank Mr. Fred Cross, Dr. Margaret Cross, and the Ruttle family very sincerely for their kind help in the choir at the broadcast Service on 9th July. The reading of the Lessons by Mr. Jack Roberts, and Capt. Newenham was greatly appreciated by all.’