The Rector writes ’Today we celebrate ’Christ the King’, the last day of this liturgical year ‘C’ and our annual Gift Day and so you are all most welcome to come along to the Rectory today from 12 till 3pm to have coffee and a chat about how we are doing in our parish.
As you can see from the enclosed poster, next Saturday 26th, the Mothers’ Union in the diocese have organised a Prayer Vigil which will take place in our own St Mary’s Church Carrigaline. It would be great to have as many parishioners take part as possible to show support for the work of the Mothers’ Union in highlighting the scourge of Domestic Violence in society. In our Parish, we already support the local Women’s’ Refuge ‘Cuan Lee’ in many ways so this is a cause close to our hearts.
The insert has all the details on it so please do think about coming along next Saturday between 7:30pm and 9:30pm and join your prayers along with thousands of others across the world in solidarity with those who suffer violence at the hands of the very people who should be their protectors.’
LIVE CRIB As you may know preparations are hotting up for the presentation of our Parish Live Crib experience which will be on Saturday December 10th & Sunday 11th. Assistants are badly needed at the moment in the area of construction and stewarding on the two days from 2-530pm. The Nativity Pageant which is to be the focus of the day (complete with live animals!) is also urgently in need of a cast. We are still short some participants. No lines have to be learnt to be in the Pageant and so it promises to be very enjoyable so please come forward to help in this venture. Just contact Mary Murphy for details on the Pageant on 021-4374605 and if you can help with any of the practical tasks please do contact Rowland Newenham on 087-2522541.
THE POSADA TRADITION As next Sunday is Advent Sunday, the Posada Signup Form is now in the hands of the Rector who will be filling in the remaining slots so please speak to her today if you would like to have Mary, Joseph & the Donkey come to stay overnight in your home. It really is very simple, you decide on one of the remaining dates that suits you, then the person on the list before you will ring you and arrange to deliver them to you. Then you contact the next person on the list and pass the figures on to them and in this way, we can all share in the wonder and waiting and promise of the Advent Season.
MOTHERS’ UNION-Saturday 26th November from 7.30-9.30pm. 16 days Prayer Vigil. St Mary’s Church.
Monkstown Home Group In view of the Advent and Lenten Studies already happening in the parish, the Monkstown Home Group will reconvene in early January 2017 (dates to be advised) for a couple of sessions and then after Easter for three further sessions (dates to be advised) to complete the series. We look forward to welcoming all who are interested to our evenings.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
21st Nov Toddlers plus One 10am
Monday Club 3-5pm Parish Hall
23rd Nov Holy Communion 1030am St Mary’s Church
25th Nov CAMEO. Monkstown Bay Sailing Club. 1030am
26th Nov 16 days Prayer Vigil. 730-930pm St Marys Church
30th Nov Advent Talks : ‘Faith’ 8pm Parish Hall
3rd/4th Dec St Mary’s School Christmas Fayre in GAA Hall
7th Dec Advent Talks : ‘Hope’ 8pm Parish Hall
8th Dec Friendship Club/Mothers’ Union Lunch 12:30
Monkstown Golf Club.
10th/11th Dec The Road to Bethlehem, Live Crib, St Mary’s Church
14th Dec Advent Talks : ‘Love’ 8pm Parish Hall
18th Dec Service of 9 Lessons & Carols 4pm St John’s
24th Dec Carols around the Crib Service 4pm St Mary’s
Random Notes CCXII
Transcribed beneath are some interesting entries taken from a book containing for the greater part, minutes of meetings of the select vestry of the parish of Carrigaline, from 1724-1756, together with a record of baptisms from 1724-1756, and marriages, 1722-1792.
The book of records is today held in the library of the Representative Church Body, Braemor Park, Churchtown, Dublin, having been sent there, together with some other records, in June of 1985.
An undated entry’ ‘A List of the Plate belonging to the Parish Church of Carrigaline.
A Large Dish for Collecting the offertory
A plate for the Consecrated bread
A Chalice for the wine
A small patten for distribting ye bread
Ano 1735 –A Silver flagon was given to the Church, value £16-11s-00d, to which an unknown name [‘an unknown name’ was later scored through, and replaced by ‘Mrs Dorothy Newenham’] gave £12-00s-00d and ye Revd. Mr Boyle Davies, Rectr. added the remainder’
‘Ano 1737, The Revd Mr Boyle Davies beautified the Chancel with stoko [stucco] work value 36-00-00 , at his own cost’
1770, Tuesday, 24th April, ‘To Earls for refreshing the Kings arms 1-5-10’
1783, At a Vestry held in the Vestry room of Carrigaline on Tuesday the 22nd April, being Easter Tuesday… ‘two guineas for a new gate to the Churchyard’