Parish Notices Sunday 20th October 2013

The Rector writes..

“We have published and distributed what we hope will be an annual Newsletter called ‘Harvest Herald’. This publication will provide you with any of the

contact names and numbers and a description of the activities, structures, services etc available in our parish. Thank you to all the contributors. “

Please check out  for the online version.

MOTHERS’ UNION- our Annual Women’s Conference takes place this year from 22nd-24th November in Garryvoe Hotel Further information and booking forms are available from Hilary. If you need any further information please contact either the parish office or talk to Hilary Dring at 4378439 or 086-3680513.

Monkstown Home Group meets Wednesday 23rd October at 8pm in Jonathan & Hazel Fleury’s home, Timberley, Diamond Road, Monkstown. Tel. 4841383. All welcome.

C.A.M.E.O. (Come And Meet Each Other) Club meets on the last Friday of each month in the Monkstown Bay Sailing Clubhouse (near the Bosun) in Monkstown. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a coffee, home baking and a chat.                   Newcomers to the area, senior citizens and those who live alone are particularly welcome. Next meeting Friday 25th October. Time: 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.    Contact Hazel Fleury 4841383 or Mobile 0868157821.

THE CHURCH of IRELAND CENSUS will take place on three Sundays in November (3rd, 17th & 24th) in order to get a handle on the age and gender profile of those attending church each week.  Each person at church will receive a card on which they will record only their age and gender and it will be completely anonymous. This information will allow the Church to make decisions for the future based on up-to-date analysis of the Church of Ireland’s population.

Marriage Course in Templebreedy Parish -A strong, loving and lifelong relationship doesn’t happen by chance—and we can all learn how to make even the happiest relationship better. The Marriage Course. suits couples who have been married a little while or many years—or who are living together, or preparing to get married.  The seven session course is set in a lovely atmosphere, with dinner at candlelit tables for two while you listen to practical talks that are informative and fun played on DVD.  It’s more like a date than a ‘course’!!!   There is never any group work and you will never be asked to share anything about your relationship with anyone other than your partner. For further information please contact Rev. Isobel Jackson (Rector of Templebreedy) at 4831236/087-7435424.

Carrigaline Adult Learning have the following Courses starting in the Parish Centre, Main Street, Carrigaline: Communications – Verbal, Non-Verbal and Written Study Skills and help with Portfolio for College. Family Learning – for parents, grandparents and carers of pre-school children – fun ways of learning with the under 5’s. Budgeting Course. Fetac Level 2 General Learning. Fetac Level 3 Full Certificate in Information Technology , one to one Tuition for reading, writing, spellings, driving theory, form filling and maths. Please ring 4370684 10am – 12pm or 086-8238757 9.30am – 9pm. OUR SERVICE IS FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL.

Owenabue Garden and Flower Club,  next meeting will be held on Monday 21 October at 8 pm in the Canon McCrea Hall, St Mary’s School. It is the annual Decorative Show. The demonstration “A Simply Bewitching Halloween” will be given by Geraldine McCarthy. Visitors welcome. Enquiries to 0868091627.

THEOLOGICAL BOOK CIRCLE are currently reading Jostein Gaarder’s ‘The Christmas Mystery’ and will meet to discuss in the Rectory at 8pm on 29th January 2014 .  Please ring the Rector at 087-2363100 for further details on the circle.

Mad About Science Scary Science Hallowe’enWorkshops. Carrigaline: Sat, 26 Oct ~ 6-12yr olds, 2-5pm €20 Douglas: Mon, 28 Oct 2-5pm €20. For more info phone (086) 0830898 or see

CARRIGALINE & DISTRICT LIONS CLUB are holding their monthly CAR BOOT SALE at the Circus Field Carrigaline ( next to Lidl on Crosshaven Rd.) on Sunday 27th October 2013.  Proceeds are in aid of the Carrigaline Youth Centre                Building Project.  Gate open at 8.30 am  for 10am start.

CIT Engineering Roadshow -Monday 4th November in the Carrigaline Court Hotel at 7.00 p.m. It aims to provide students, guardians, teachers and  guidance counsellors with the information they require about engineering courses, careers and research options available at CIT.  Places may be reserved by email addressed to or Tel no:  021 4335450. Book early as places are limited.


Oct 21st Toddlers plus one Group 10am St Mary’s Parish Hall

Monday Club 3pm St Mary’s Parish Hall

Oct 23rd Monkstown Home Group 8pm

Oct 24th   Film Night in the Parish Hall 8pm

Oct 25th CAMEO 1030am Monkstown Bay Sailing Clubhouse

Oct 30th Children’s Movie Night, 6pm St Mary’s Parish Hall

Nov 16th Parish Quiet Day in St Mary’s Parish Hall

Fr. James McSweeney will lead, meeting at 9.30 for coffee then 10am until 2pm.

Nov 24th Annual Gift Day in the Rectory.

Dec 7th         Intercessions Workshop, St Mary’s Church 10-12

Dec 20th Carrigaline Community Carols 7.30pm St Mary’s Church

Dec 22nd Nine Lessons & Carols 4pm St John’s Church

Dec 24th Carols around the Crib 4pm St Mary’s Church


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