Parish Notices Sunday 18th September 2016

The Rector writes ‘’Next week in St Mary’s Church we will have our annual Blessing of the Animals Service and I hope to meet many of my furrier , featherier and scalier parishioners there. For some of you the 9.30am Eucharist in St John’s may seem the saner option!

The following week on Thursday 29th September (7.30pm)

I am delighted to be preaching in the Sacred Heart Church, Monkstown on the theme ‘Mercy in the little things of life’  This is the second night of a series of three nights (Triduum) that the Harbour Parishes do each year in honour of St Therese of Lisieux.

Our own Monkstown Chamber Choir will be singing as well so do come along if you can.’



AN INVITATION TO REMEMBER A Service of Remembrance will be held By Cork University Maternity Hospital On Friday 7 th October 2016 at 7.30pm In the Sacred Heart Church, Western Road, Cork All who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss are welcome to attend

Mothers’ Union begin a new season with a special Communion Service at St. Mary’s, Carrigaline on Wednesday, 21st September at 8pm. Please join us as we celebrate 140 years of Faith in Action. There will also be cards and calendars available for purchase. Look forward to seeing you there.

Knit and Natter on Thursday 22nd September at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall. It is in aid of The Blankets of Hope Programme which is supported by the Girls Club Cork (Cancer support centre)

– all blankets will be donated to oncology wards and to hospices. Tea, coffee and cake on the night. There will be someone from The Girls Club Cork visiting to talk to us about the great work they do in their centre in town.

Owenabue Garden and Flower Club, Carrigaline, will hold their next meeting on Monday 26 Sept at 8 pm in St Mary’s school hall. Adam Whitbourne, head gardener at Blarney Castle will tell the story of Blarney Castle and Gardens. There will be a members plant sale. Visitors welcome. Enquiries to 086 3222615.

Home Group at the Poole’s Home. Wednesday 28th September at 8pm. The Rector will be speaking about her recent visit to St George’s House Windsor for a Clergy Consultation, entitled “God: Some Conversations”. All welcome.

MEALS ON WHEELS is a wonderful service available to anyone in need, housebound,  anyone after a hospital stay, etc.  If you feel you would like this service, please contact Carrigaline Daycare Centre on 021-4373730. It is available Monday,  Wednesday and Friday, 3 course meal, €4 per day. You can have it delivered to your house or come to the centre to enjoy your meal. There is no age restriction.

CORK AUTISM CONFERENCE takes place on October 9th at the Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig, Cork from 9am until 4.30pm. In this conference 5 highly respected medical practitioners and specialists in autism and aspergers syndrome share valuable resources for your child, family member, friend, student or yourself. You can avail of a special special early bird rate of only €49 until September, 18th. Find out more details here: or call Micheál on 0861719311.

Scrap Metal Collection is back on track….. We can raise money for the Parish and also be environmentally friendly at the same time! For more information call Henry Forbes on 087-2035000.


19th September    Toddlers plus One 10am

Monday Club 3-5pm Parish Hall

21st September    Mothers’ Union Service 8pm St Mary’s Church

25th September  Blessing of the Animals Service 11am St Mary’s

28th September   Home Group. 8pm. Poole’s Home

30th September   CAMEO. Monkstown Bay Sailing Club. 1030am

8th October  Harvest Supper & Dance 7.30pm Canon McCrea Hall

9th October  Harvest Thanksgiving Services:

                 11am St Mary’s Church, Preacher: The Revd John Tanner

                 7pm  St John’s Church, Preacher: The Revd David Bowles

17th Oct    Theological Book Circle 8pm Rectory

19th Oct Mothers’ Union 8pm Parish Hall Tracey Pierce will

speak about her recent trip to Cambodia

23rd Oct All Age ‘Sports Service’ 11am St Mary’s Church

30th Oct       United Service 11am St Mary’s

Service of Wholeness & Healing 7pm St John’s

1st Nov Reflective Service 7pm St Mary’s

18-20th Nov  Mother’s Union Weekend. Celtic Ross Hotel


Random Notes CCVI


Continuing from Random Notes no. CCIV, where the first of the monumental and other inscriptions that are to be found in St. Mary’s Church, Carrigaline were given, transcribed beneath are two further inscriptions, both from the two largest and the finest monuments to be found in the Church.

VI   Revd. John Johnson (1800-1837)

An elegant monument with a draped flaming urn, set up on the east wall of the  Church,  to the left of the Chancel arch.

‘Near this spot repose the earthly remains/ of the Revd. John Johnson,/ seven years curate of this parish/ He died June 11th 1837, aged 37 years./ He was a faithful instructor/ ”of the truth as it is in Jesus”/ His life and the peaceful serenity/ that marked it’s close, testifying/ to the reality of his faith in Him./ As a laborious parish minister and faithful/ Christian friend, he will be long remembered/ by all who knew him, and who heard him/ continually preach amongst them,/ Jesus Christ and him crucified”/ This tablet has been Erected to his endeared/ memory by his affectionate widow, with the/ humble hope, that his flock reminded by it,/ may now “after his decease, have the things/ he taught them always in remembrance”,/ and be led to follow Christ as he did, to that/ better world, where “they that be wise shall/ shine as the brightness of the firmament,/ and they that turn many to righteousness,/ as the stars for ever and ever.”

The Revd. John Johnson is buried in the Churchyard at Carrigaline.


VII  Revd. John Newman Lombard (1796 -1855).

On a fine large gothic monument, set up on the north wall, to the right of the transept.

‘In memory/ of/ the Revd. J. N. Lombard, A.M./ rector of the parish of Carrigaline./ With zeal fidelity, and eloquence, he preached among the people/ the unsearchable riches of Christ./ cheerfully ministering at the same time to their temporal, no less than to their spiritual wants. Endeared to all by his unaffected piety, his Christian sincerity,/ his private worth, and his kindness of disposition,/ he advanced the doctrine of God his saviour in all things./ he died/ on the 18th of his incumbency./ Erected by friends and parishioners./ 2Death is swallowed up in victory.” I Cor, 15 chap. 54 ver.’

Memorials to the Revd. John Lombard are also to be found both in St. Luke’s Church, Douglas, and in Kilshannig Church, not far distant from Mallow. He is buried, as are many other members of his family, in the Churchyard at Kilshannig.



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