Parish Notices Sunday 1st October 2017

The Rector writes ‘Our Harvest Service collections this year will go to help the Rohingya people fleeing Myanmar into Bangladesh.   Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as Doctors Without Borders, is an inter-national humanitarian non-governmental organization and we will channel our money through them. They are on the ground at this minute in Bangladesh providing emergency medical care to the stricken Rohingya people.

I have supported this group since the 1990s and have full confidence that our money will go straight to the crisis area.  Any produce used decorating  our churches will go to both the Carrigaline Senior Citizens and the Monkstown SvP after our Harvest Services. Thank you all for your generosity. ‘

We are delighted that we will be hosting the Climate Justice Candle in our parish in October.  So many churches throughout Ireland have joined in the Eco Congregation ‘Shine a Light on Climate Justice’ initiative since it was launched at the National Ecumenical Prayer Service for COP21 in the presence of President Michael D Higgins in November 2015.  Eco Congregation hopes, by taking part in this initiative, our churches will be encouraged to include prayers for climate justice in every Service/Mass and to take actions to ‘green’ our churches.

Eco Congregation have online resources full of ideas on how to take an eco-friendly approach to church life – practically, spiritually and by connecting with your local community and with people in developing countries already  impacted by climate change.

Carrigaline union Harvest Supper Saturday 7th October at 7.30pm in the Canon McCrea Hall,St Mary’s School,  Carrigaline. All  Welcome. Ticket 15 includes supper and dancing. For Tickets contact Henry Forbes  087-2035000 or Joy Keefe 087-2559844  or the Parish Office.



Job Vacancy- Carrigaline Community Employment Scheme has a Vacancy for a Cleaner for St Mary’s Church and Parish hall. Applicants must be in receipt of a Department of Social Protection payment. CV to Room 2, Community Complex Carrigaline, Phone 4375191.

Anam Cara the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday 4th October at 7:30pm in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to before Tuesday 3rd October or call the                           Information Line on 085 2888 888.



2nd Oct      Toddlers Plus One 10am until 12 noon Parish Hall

Monday Club 3pm until 5pm Parish Hall

7th Oct         Harvest Supper 7:30pm Canon McCrea Hall

8th Oct        United Harvest Celebration 11:15am St John’s

Preacher : The Revd Tony Murphy

Eco Congregation Climate Justice Candle will be lit

9th,10th & 11th November   Theatre Supper Nights in Douglas

9th & 10th December       Live Crib Carrigaline


A Hymn of gratitude for all Creation.

(to the air of ‘Immortal, Invisible, God only wise’)


Almighty, all knowing, Creator of all

your creatures all bless you, the great and the small,

you rule all the oceans, the earth and the wind,

yet still you’re beside us, our Father and friend


It’s you who created the day and the night.

The sun and the moon

and the stars that shine bright,

the tiniest flowers and mighty oak trees,

the thunder that rolls and the soft gentle breeze.


The small birds who sing and the bees buzzing by.

The dawn and the sunsets that light up the sky,

the bright summer sunshine and soft rains that fall

are your hands creation, O Father of all.


O, thank you , dear Father,

who caused this world’s birth,

and made all the beauty we see here on earth.

The gorse on the roadside, in bright gold arrayed,

the bright open meadows and green wooded shade.


For all of the flowers that bloom in the Spring

and all of the joys that the Summer may bring.

For warm fires in Winter and rich hues in Fall,

We thank you , dear Father, who gave us them all.

Mary Cowhig


Random Notes No. CCXLVII

A further selection of extracts from the ‘United Dioceses of Cork Cloyne, and Ross, Diocesan Magazine’ 1977, July, ‘On 22 May, Philip, son of George and Lou Hosford was baptized in Carrigaline Church’

‘On Shalom Sunday, 22 May, the young people conducted the service in Carrigaline Church – Ann Chambers, Helen White, Daphne Stoney, Ed Whitley, Ken Chambers, Irene White, Catherine Warren-Perry, Rosie Deane, Peter Coughlan, and David Chambers. Helen White challenged the congregation with the lack of communication between the generations, and the failure to integrate the young people in the worship of the Church.’

‘We are all very pleased that Dr. McAdoo has been elevated to the Archbishopric of Dublin. Dr. McAdoo has done much for the Church of Ireland at home, and for the Anglican Communion at large that his accession to his high office was only to be expected.’

1977, August, ‘Our best wishes to Sandy Loch and Pamela Stoney for a long and happy life together. They were married in Carrigaline Church on 25th June.’

1977, October, ‘Our congratulations to Anne and Arnold Ward on the birth of a son.’

1978, March, ‘Congratulations to Sadie Whitley for wining first prize, and the nurse of the year award, at the Sunshine Home, Foxrock, Dublin.’

1978, April, ‘We extend our sympathy to Mrs. David Gay on the death of her father, and to Jack, Christie, Jim, and William Daunt and their families, on the death of their brother, Achilles’

1978, May, ‘On 2nd April, Heather Louise, daughter of George and Olive Deane, was baptized in St. Mary’s, Carrigaline. Our congratulations to Mary and Brendan Roycroft on the birth of a son.

‘We extend a cordial welcome to Mr. and Mrs. Wilson who have moved into 18, Waterpark Grove, and wish them every happiness in their new home.’

‘Our congratulations to Helen White on her appointment to the staff of the Representative Church Body, Dublin.’

1978, June, ‘The Rector was invited to take part in the religious ceremonies to mark the opening of the new G.A.A. hall in Carrigaline, and was pleased to do so.’

‘Col. and Mrs. Grove-White have moved from Carrigaline to ‘Finisk’,Rochestown.’
















































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