The Rector writes: ‘’Last weekend, the co-ordinator and the facilitator of the Church of Ireland’s Ministry of Healing came to us here in Carrigaline to run a weekend workshop on Prayer Ministry. The seven people who have been doing the intercessory prayers in our churches over the last two years participated in this extended training. I am very grateful to John Sweeney, Joy Keefe, Simon Woodworth, Hilary Dring, Kay Treacy, Peter Coughlan and Richard Dring for giving up their Friday night and all day Saturday to learn more about this important ministry. Thank you especially to Jessica Stone and Dr Iva Beranek who led us through a most wonderful spirit-filled weekend and speaking personally, I felt fully rejuvenated after it. We hope to have a Service of Wholeness and Healing in the evening of each of the 5th Sundays in the church where there had been no morning service so the next opportunity to do this will be in St Mary’s Church at 7pm on Sunday 31st August. Everyone is welcome to come and take part in the service whether or not you feel that you need prayer for healing. You may look for prayer for yourself or for someone close to you. The service is on page 457 of our Prayer book if you would like to look through it ahead of time.’
TEA & COFFEE in the Parish Hall after 11am Service
CALLING ALL PARISHIONERS: We would love some home baking for this coming week of Holiday Club to feed the hungry teen leaders (who do tend to eat voraciously!) You can drop off stuff into the Canon McCrea Hall in the School before 10am on any of the mornings……Thanks!
TODDLERS PLUS ONE Group will continue during the summer but it still remains a group for toddlers only. Unfortunately school going children can’t come along as there as too many little ones in the group.
MONDAY CLUB still continues during the summer. All are welcome to drop into the Parish Hall from 3pm to 5pm on Mondays. Jonathan Fleury will be the ‘key holder’ when the rector is away in August.
MOTHERS’ UNION OUTING-Wednesday 30th July. Leaving St. Mary’s, Carrigaline at 1.30pm. Visit to The Old Deanery Gardens in Cloyne with afternoon tea, visit to Shanagarry followed by an evening meal at the Garryvoe Hotel. Price €45 all in. Please contact Hilary on 0863680513 or 021 4378439 if you wish to come along. All welcome.
July 21st Toddlers plus One Group 10am Parish Hall
Monday Club 3pm Parish Hall.
July 21st – July 25th Summer Holiday Club ‘Starship Discovery’
July 30th Mothers’ Union Outing
August 31st United Eucharist Service 11am St John’s
Service of Wholeness and Healing 7pm St Mary’s
Sept 3rd Lectio Divinia 8pm Parish Hall
Sept 5th Parish BBQ
Sept 29th Theological Book Circle 8pm Rectory
Random Notes No. CV
“This picture was taken last Saturday 12th July, in the gardens of “Castle House”, Monkstown, where the sculptures, art work and garden furniture belonging to the late Charlie Hennessy were auctioned. The legacy which Charlie left to Cork, and indeed Monkstown, is perhaps best reflected upon in an extract from his obituary written by Mary Leland which appeared in the Irish Independent on 27th July 2008.
“Charlie Hennessy, who died in Cork last Monday, aged 77, seemed the very epitome of a man of the world – or at least of the Parnassus of the South Mall. This was not by any means all there was to him. But it was the face he most often presented to the audiences, not just of the streets but of the theatres, galleries, cinemas and courtrooms in which he made his presence felt for many years. Usually expressed in his undisguised Cork accent, this was the personality which won him the affection of the public; what won him the respect of his peers was his wide-read intelligence, his grasp of core issues, his persistence in pursuit of a worthwhile cause and as an art collector, his independent and instinctive judgement. These are all attributes, of course, which can win as many enemies as friends but it is amazing to reflect now how very few disparaging remarks can be remembered.
On the contrary, the stories told with gusto are of his courtroom panache, where his knowledge of the law combined with his knowledge of human nature – and his articulate eyebrows – made many a hearing something to be relished.
Born in the city centre, but resident with his wife, the actress Abby Scott, in the elegant village of Monkstown, Hennessy’s cultural as well as legal apprenticeship was served under J W O’Donovan, solicitors on the South Mall. But Charlie Hennessy cut his own swathe through Cork life, from the Gilbert and Sullivan company and the Southern Theatre Group to becoming a life-long patron of the Cork International Film Festival and a member of the Arts Council. He was Chairman of the Cork Opera House for 17 years and appointed Chairman of the National College of Art and Design in Dublin in 1999.
His sporting background (Cork Constitution and Lansdowne) was another link in a kind of virtuous circle of Cork life, and may have given early indications of the self-deprecatory courage with which he met the adversities of his last few years.
If he knew how ill he was in these last months, he inflicted that knowledge on very few. He was a long standing member of the Passage West Town Commissioners, active in the Cork Harbour Environmental Protection Agency and campaigned vigorously for the restoration of the Cork-Swansea ferry.
If Charlie Hennessy could be said to have cast his bread upon the waters, truly it has returned to Cork a hundred-fold”. RCE