The Rector writes ‘ Today, the Day of Pentecost, we remember how the terrified group of disciples were given the wherewithal to go out into the world and declare the Good News of Jesus Christ. May we be so infused with the Spirit that we can do likewise! In St Mary’s Church today, all the visitors are infused with the heady smell of flowers, appropriately portraying for us the Pentecostal Fruits of the Spirit. Thank you so much to the large team of people , led by Jonathan Fleury, who have organised this wonderful Flower Festival. I share with you a ‘Flower Arrangers Prayer’ I came across, written by Leslie Mitchell;’
May God grant that our hearts, our eyes, and our hands may receive his inspiration, enabling us to glorify his house with the beauty of the leaves and blossoms which he has created.
TODDLERS PLUS ONE GROUP and MONDAY CLUB will not meet tomorrow as we will be clearing up after the Flower Festival!
Junior Heroes Holiday Club Forms are available in the parish office for this year’s Summer Holiday Club run jointly by Templebreedy and Carrigaline Parishes. July 22-26 from 10am-1pm in the Canon McCrea School Hall. Pre-booking is required.
THEOLOGICAL BOOK CIRCLE Our new book is Joseph F. Girzone ‘Joshua : A Parable for today’ . We meet in the Rectory at 8pm on Wednesday 17th July to discuss. All welcome.
Afternoon tea in Ashton School. Saturday 25th May 12-3pm. For all friends and past pupils of Ashton.
COFFEE JARS are again needed for Jams, Chutneys etc. Please leave any washed Coffee Jars in the office or the rectory and the rector will make sure they get a good home.
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.
ALLOTMENTS-START PLANTING NOW!
Rents at reduced rate between now and Christmas!
Carrigaline Allotment Group have allotments available to rent near the Crosshaven Road. Choose full sized, half, or share with friends.
See Carrigaline Allotment Group facebook page for more info or ring 087 709899 to arrange to view. Have a space to grow your own this summer!
Youth News- The Youth club joined with members of the Mothers Union for the Monthly Saturday night ‘Sausage Service” at 7pm We shared in the service together and learnt about Timothy and how his mother and grandmother and their Faith in God was very influential on him becoming such a loyal disciple. We also thought about the ‘generations ‘we represented in God’s church family and how St Paul challenged us of the slightly more mature variety (!) to protect the ‘deposit’ of the precious word of the Good News of Jesus Christ and share it with young people and nurture it in them. We then had lovely food and refreshments in the church hall and when the adults left the Youth club had some crazy games and welcomed new members Lynn , Alice , Nicole, Lorna, Alison & Oriel to the group. We followed this up by starting our ‘Movie Night’ as suggested by the young people at our previous meeting. We got the popcorn, pizzas n chewy sweets ready and watched a Pixar animated DVD called “Despicable Me”. It was a great night and thank you to Brenda and her friends who assisted us so well in the kitchen. Our next event will be on Saturday June 1st when Conor will organise a series of Frisbee matches as part of fundraising at the church fete taking place at the same time.(PC)
May 23rd Junior Choir. 630pm St Mary’s Church
May 27th Toddlers plus One group 10am-midday and
Monday club from 3-5pm. St Mary’s Parish Hall.
May 31st CAMEO-Monkstown Bay Sailing Club 1030am-1230pm.
Kilkenny Mothers’ Union group visiting the Rectory.
June 1st Parish Fête in St Mary’s School, Carrigaline. 10am-2pm
June 9th Sunday School Prize giving and Parish Picnic in Rectory
June 30th United Service 11am St John’s Monkstown
July 17th Theological Book Circle 8pm Rectory
July 22nd –26th Children’s Summer Holiday Club Week.
Sept 29th United Service : Blessing of Animals St Mary’s 11am
Healing Service St John’s 7pm
Oct 12th Parish Supper in Canon McCrea Hall.
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
Random Notes LIX
“I recently came across an amusing little list of hymns on the internet, which I thought I would share with you. A bit corny, but fun none-the-less, they are referred to as “Hymns for professionals, tradesmen and people”:-
Dentists – “Crown him with Many Crowns”
Builders – “The Church’s One Foundation”
Golfers – “There is a Green Hill Far Away”
Politicians – “O Jesus, I Have Promised”
Librarians – “Let all Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”
Census Takers – “All People That on Earth do Dwell”
Shepherds – “Sheep May Safely Graze”
Airline Pilots – “Nearer My God to Thee”
Gamblers – “Lord of All Hopefulness”
Restaurant Owners – “Brother, Sister, Let me serve You”
Fuel Merchants – “Give me Oil in my Lamp, Keep me Burning”
Gardeners – “I know a Rose-Tree Springing”
Germans – “In Christ there is no East or West”
Accountants – “Long Ago, Prophets knew”
The Royal Household – “Majesty, Worship His Majesty”.
Tailor’s Hymn – “Holy, Holy, Holy”