The Rector writes ‘I have reproduced in full the Bishop’s address from last week’s Diocesan Synod and it is included as an insert in this week’s Linksheet.
A number of people at synod last week, including me, felt that his words deserved to be heard by as many people in the diocese as possible and not just by those ‘lucky’ enough to be on synod. Please do take time to read it carefully. We are blessed to have as our bishop someone who genuinely cares and who can articulate social concerns and issues and we need to give him all the support we can. Later on today many of us are meeting at 3pm outside the park gates in Grand Parade to mark the World Refugee Day and to walk in silence together in solidarity. If you come along, don’t forget to bring an old pair of shoes. These will be symbolically laid outside the gates of the park at the end of the walk as a visible witness to those fleeing their lands in search of sanctuary’
Youth Club There will be a joint meeting with Templebreedy for a BBQ this Thursday evening 23rd June (change of date). This event is instead of our usual monthly meeting on 17th. Please contact Peter Coughlan for further information.
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.
SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUB ‘COPS & ROBBERS’ This year our Parish will join again with Templebreedy Parish to run a children’s Bible-based Holiday Club from 18th to 22nd July in the Canon McCrea Hall, St Mary’s School. 10am till 1pm. €30 per child or €70 per family, which includes snack. Registration forms are available from the Parish Office or the Rector.
On Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July Innishannon will host 9 open gardens and 6 art galleries. Village Windows will go back in time. Floral arrangements in the churches. Gramophone music. Organ recital. Vintage cars along the streets.
A pass costing €10 with an accompanying map directing you to all venues will be available at the Parish Hall.
Open from 11am-5pm each day.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
20th June Toddlers Plus One 10 to 12pm Parish Hall
23rd June Youth Club BBQ
24th June CAMEO 1030-1230 Monkstown Bay Sailing Club
26th June RTE Radio Broadcast from St Mary’s Church
9th July ’Culture for Cambodia’ Art Exhibition 10 –4 Parish Hall
10th July ’Culture for Cambodia’ Art Exhibition 12 –4 Parish Hall
16th July ’Culture for Cambodia’ Art Exhibition 10 –4 Parish Hall
17th July ’Culture for Cambodia’ Art Exhibition 12 –4 Parish Hall
18th to 20th July Holiday Club in St Mary’s School
23rd July Open Garden at Ricky & Sarah Footts in Monkstown fundraiser for C.U.H. Chapel.
31st July United Service 11.15am St John’s Church
Service of Wholeness & Healing 7pm St Mary’s Church
1st—23rd August Rector on Annual Leave
2nd September Parish Barbecue 7.30pm Rectory Garden
25th September Blessing of the Animals Service 11am St Mary’s
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