The Rector writes: ‘ Some of our young people will begin their state exams in the coming week and we wish them well. They have all worked hard and we hope that they will remember all that they have learnt over the course of the previous 3 , 5 or 6 years. We will have the Candle, which was presented to the Rector at the Carrigaline Community School 6th Year Mass, lighting at all our services during Exam Time to uphold them in prayer. I include the Community School prayer here for your own use at home.
through the symbol of this candle,
we ask for your special blessing
on the students in our parish
as they enter a new phase in their lives.
Help them in their studies
and for the step in the journey of life
which is opening up before them.
Strengthen our faith, enliven our hope
and make our love more wholehearted. Amen.
Next Sunday 8th June, is a United Service in St Mary’s Church at 11am, there is no 9.30am Service in St John’s. You are all encouraged to be present to support our 10 young people being confirmed by Bishop Paul during the service. Please keep Alison, Oriel, Michael A, Michael N, Rebecca, Gary, Nicole, Alanna , Lorna & Ryan in your prayers during this final week of their preparation. If you can, wear something RED if you can in celebration of the Holy Spirit descending on the apostles on the day of Pentecost .
TEA & COFFEE after the Service in St Mary’s Church.
Cooking Demonstration- Thursday 19th June 7.30pm in St Mary’s Parish Hall. Noelle Morrison, Ballymaloe trained chef and proprietor of Glenwood House, Carrigaline’s only 4 star Guesthouse will demonstrate an evening of Fantastic food for summer. Taste all the dishes and enjoy a glass of wine on the night. Recipes to take home. Support this Parish Fundraiser. Tickets €20 from the Parish Office, St Mary’s School Office or Adrian Bateman.
SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUB ‘STARSHIP DISCOVERY’ This year our Parish will join again with Templebreedy Parish to run a children’s Bible-based Holiday Club from 21st—25th 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 immediately after Easter.
CARRIGALINE FAMILY SUPPORT CENTRE Allotment Project 2014-Are you in receipt of Social Welfare? Are you interested in gardening or growing your own vegetables and would like to be part of a small group of like-minded people? If so this project could be just for you. For more information please call 021/4919299.
LECTIO DIVINIA (Latin for divine reading) is a way of reading Scripture which involves a traditional Benedictine practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God’s Word.
It does not treat Scripture as texts to be just studied, but as the Living Word. Traditionally Lectio Divina has four separate steps, reading, meditating , praying and contemplating. The plan is to gather at 8pm on the first Wednesday of each month and use the Gospel for the following Sunday as the scripture to be discussed. The idea for this grew from all of the very interesting conversations we had during the Lenten studies. All are welcome to come along to the Parish Hall on the first Wednesday of each Month and join in. Please don’t feel that you have to know your Bible inside out!
The Gospel reading will be written out for each person and we will listen to each other and speak only if we feel called to .
June 2nd No Toddlers plus One or Monday club (Bank Holiday)
June 4th Lectio Divinia 8pm Parish Hall
June 8th Pentecost Confirmation Service 11am St Mary’s
(no service in St John’s Monkstown)
June 9th Toddlers plus One Group 10am Parish Hall
Monday Club 3pm Parish Hall.
June 15th Parish Picnic in Rectory Garden after 11am Service
June 19th Cooking Demonstration 7.30pm Parish Hall
June 21st St Nicholas’ Brass Band celebrating 100 years, will be performing at the Mid Summer Garden Party in St Mary’s Churchyard…. plus the Rector’s sponsored diet ends today!
July 21st – July 25th Summer Holiday Club ‘Starship Discovery’
Random Notes XCVIII
Illustrated above are photographs of three fine, and rather handsome heraldic achievements as they appear cut on tombs in the Churchyard of Carrigaline. The arms, reading from bottom to top, are those of the families of Hodder, of Hoddersfield, nr. Crosshaven (1710); Burke, of Prospect Villa, nr. Ringaskiddy (1829), and Bruester, otherwise Brewster, of Hilltown, nr. Carrigaline (1734). All are to be found to the south of the Church, and in quite close proximity to each other.