The Rector writes ‘’Today, the 6th Sunday of Easter, is Rogation Sunday. The word rogation comes from the Latin verb rogare, meaning “to ask”, which reflects the beseeching of God for the appeasement of his anger and for protection from calamities. In olden times, the faithful typically observed rogation days by fasting and abstinence in preparation to celebrate the Ascension, and farmers often had their crops blessed by a priest at this time. We don’t do much fasting nowadays but the tradition of praying for farmers has indeed continued. We have many farmers in our community and on this day we offer a special prayer of thanks for their care of our environment and their hard work in producing the food that we eat.
I have put Sunflower seeds in little envelopes for taking away and please do plant them, water them, mind them, and then at Harvest we will have a prize (senior and junior) for the tallest Sunflower in the parish.’
Parish Fête. Don’t forget that our biggest fundraiser of the year is coming up next week! Saturday 27th May from 10am until 2pm in St Mary’s School, Carrigaline.
Please contact Eddie Pierce (087-2557505) if you have any items for any of the stalls. This is a very important fund-raiser in the parish so please do dig around in the cupboards, attics and garages for good quality items!
We can arrange to collect ..just shout! Items can also be left in the Parish Office during opening hours. Boxes are available to take away at the back of each church. These can be dropped into the school on Friday evening.
KEY HOLDERS We are currently updating our list of Key Holders for St Mary’s Church and Parish Hall. If you have a key for either of these Premises, please let Christine in the office know.
Summer Holiday Club 17th –21st July.
Application forms now available in the Parish Office.
Carrigaline Citizen Information Centre, Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre, Church Rd. We are a Free, Confidential, Advice and Advocacy Service on all Rights/Entitlements and Benefits. Open: Tues., Wed., Thurs 10:00am – 1:30pm. Telephone Number 0761 07 6940 No Appointment necessary.
22nd May Toddlers plus One 10am Parish Hall
Monday Club 3-5pm Parish Hall
24th May Holy Communion 10:30am St Mary’s
26th May CAMEO 10:30am Sailing Club Monkstown
27th May Parish Fête 10am – 2pm St Mary’s School
8th June Time for Tilara Coffee Morning 10:30—12:30 Rectory
17th –21st July Holiday Club ‘Champions!’ Canon McCrea Hall
Random Notes No. CCXXXII
The arrival of thousands of American naval servicemen to Cork harbour in 1917 brought many social issues. Not least, for the women of Cork! Many married these American sailors, with Queenstown (Cobh) seeing a large number of weddings.
Their stories are reflected in a fascinating exhibition at the Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh entitled “Women of Cork and the US Navy 1917-1919”. The Sirius Arts Centre is housed in the former Royal Cork Yacht Club building – a beautiful Italianate building designed by Anthony Salvin and built by James Smith Barry of Fota House in 1854.
The RCYC operated from there for over a century, and during the first World War it hosted many of the American and British naval servicemen as a place to relax and socialise. The place just echoes with “gin fizzes” and jazz waltzes so the imagination runs wild when you visit, picturing the scene 100 years ago.