The Rector writes ‘ This year we will once again be using the Bible Association of the Church of Ireland (BACI) Lenten Studies. We have found them excellent in the past and this year looks like being no different! Based on the 5 Anglican Marks of Mission, the 2018 theme is entitled “As the Father sent me, so I send you” (John:20.21) the five studies focus in turn on the TELL, TEACH, TEND, TRANSFORM, TREASURE aspects of mission, moving from the teaching and pastoral care required after initial conversion to the wider social and environmental challenges of the Gospel. The writers are the Revd Jack Kinkead, the Revd Lesley Robinson, Mr Philip McKinley, Canon Paul Houston and Mr David Ritchie of the RCB. We will begin next month on 21st February at 8pm in the Parish Hall (following the Lenten Evening Prayer which is on Wednesdays at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church during Lent).’
CONFIRMATION 2018 If you would like to be confirmed this year, please let the Rector know. Weekly Confirmation Classes (Thursdays 5-6:30pm) will start on 8th February.
Diocesan Magazine Subscriptions (€25) are now due. Please pay Rowland Newenham or the Wardens.
YOUTH OFFICER COMMISSIONING SERVICE
For the past three years, Hilda Connolly has worked part-time mainly in the West Cork area as the West Cork Youth Development Youth Officer. On 1st January, she began on a full time basis as the Diocesan Youth Officer, covering the whole of the diocese.
The Bishop is holding a Commissioning Service in St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork today 21 Janaury at 3.30pm for Hilda and she would love to see a few familiar faces in the crowd. So please come along and join in on the celebrations. She would be delighted to have you there.
CARRIGROHANE PARISH are hosting two events in February, please book no later than 24th January.
KINGDOM MEN CORK New Wine Ireland
Saturday 17 February 9.15 am. Carrigrohane Parish Centre Speaker: Rev Kingsley Sutton
This morning will include times of worship, teaching, ministry and food. Doors open 9am.Event starts with Breakfast 9.15. Finish 12.45pm Cost €12 (+ service charge) per person.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/ e/kingdom-men-cork-tickets- 41140905556
50 Shades of Red & The Birds and the Bees New Wine Ireland & Love for Life.
Saturday 17 February @ 2pm. Carrigrohane Parish Centre . New Wine Ireland is working with ‘Love for Life’ to deliver two seminars on challenges in family life.
Today St Fin Barre’s Cathedral 3.30pm
Commissioning of Hilda Connolly as Diocesan Youth Office
22nd Jan Toddlers Plus One 10am until 12 noon Parish Hall Monday Club 3pm until 5pm Parish Hall
24th Jan Holy Communion 10:30am in St Mary’s Church
28th Jan St Fin Barre’s Cathedral 3.30pm
The Commissioning of the Reverend Alan Marley as Chaplain to University College Cork and his Installation as Prebendary of Dromdaleague and Kilnaglory
8th Feb Friendship Club 11am Rectory
8th Feb Confirmation Classes begin. 5-6:30pm Rectory
11th Feb Sunday Club 11am Parish Hall
14th Feb Ash Wednesday 10:30 & 7:30 Holy Communion in St Mary’s
16th Feb Youth Club 7:30-9:30 Parish Hall
21st Feb Lenten Bible Study 8pm Parish Hall after 7:30 Evening Prayer
25th Feb Fair Trade All Age Service 11am in St Mary’s followed by
Mothers’ Union ‘Famine Lunch’ for MU Overseas Fund in the Parish Hall.