The Rector writes ‘ Today, the 4th Sunday of Easter, is also known as Good Shepherd Sunday. The name derives from the gospel reading for the day, which is always taken from the tenth chapter of John’s Gospel. In this passage Christ is described as the “Good Shepherd” who lays down his life for his sheep. The image of Christ as our Good Shepherd has always appealed to our human nature. In fact, one of the earliest paintings of Christ in the Roman catacombs represents him as carrying an injured sheep on his shoulders. This image of Christ is a manifestation of love which touches our innermost feelings and we don’t mind being likened to sheep in this context!’
CARRIGALINE TWINNING NEWS We have a group of 26 coming to Ireland on 28th April. We are desperately short of 3 families to host If you are in a position to help out and want more information can you please get in contact with Olna Trotter at 0879525969 or 4372069.
THE Owenabue Garden and Flower Club will hold their next meeting on Monday 23 April at 8 pm in St Mary’s school hall Carrigaline. Rachel Darlington (A regular contributor to the Irish Garden Magazine) will give a talk on “Exciting Annuals”. Visitors always welcome. Enquiries to 086 3222615.
BANDON GRAMMAR SCHOOL Gathering of Past-Pupils and Staff at Bandon Grammar School, celebrating 60 years at Richmount (May 2nd 1958—May 2nd 2018) 7pm Wednesday 2nd May at 7pm. An ecumenical Act of Worship followed by a light meal, exhibition of photographs, music and chat. RSVP 023-8841713 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will join again with Crosshaven for our Summer Holiday Club . This year’s Club is called ‘The Big Top’ and will be in the Canon McCrea Hall in St Mary’s School Carrigaline from Monday 16th July to Friday 20th July. Application Forms are now available in the Parish Office or from the Rector.
23rd April Toddlers Plus One 10am until 12 noon Parish Hall Monday Club 3pm until 5pm Parish Hall
25th April Holy Communion 10:30am St Mary’s Church
27th April CAMEO 10:30am Monkstown Sailing Club
29th April United Service 11:15am St John’s Church
Wholeness & Healing Service 7pm St Mary’s
30th April Theological Book Circle 8pm Rectory
6th May Dawn Chorus 5:45am Currabinny Woods
21st May Charting a Future Roadshow 7:30pm Parish Hall
26th May Parish Fete St Mary’s School 10am
28th May VOICE Recycling Workshop 8pm Parish Hall
Random Notes No. CCLXVII
Beneath are transcribed a further collection of varied entries taken from the pages of the ‘United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne, and Ross Diocesan Magazine’ dated between May, 1953, and June, 1954.
1953, May, ‘The sudden death of Mrs. White of Kilnahone, at her daughter’s residence in Skibbereen, came as a great shock to her family and many friends. She was greatly loved and respected for her fine Christian qualities. Her funeral took place in Killanully on 24th March, and was one of the largest ever witnessed in the Parish.’
1953, June, ‘Our prayers and good wishes go to Ruth Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Stoney, who was baptized in Carrigaline Church on 25th April. The ceremony was performed by the Rector.’….. ‘On looking over the Parish Register, we note that thirty-three children have been baptized in the Parish Church in just under six years.’…
1953, December, ‘The installation of electric light in Carrigaline Church has been completed. The fittings and workmanship are absolutely first class. Already half of the cost of this work has been paid for by a kind donor who wishes to remain anonymous.’
1954, January, ‘Parishioners are deeply grateful to Mr. Henry Hitchmough who organised a public auction on behalf of the parish. Every parishioner gave articles which were sold on Tuesday evening, the 24th November, in the Crystal Ballroom. The auction was carried out by Mr. Ahern of Messrs. William Montgomery & Sons, Cork. The total proceeds came to over £170 with a net result of £156.’
1954, March, ‘Our parish records reveal that our present Church (the third since 1600) was ‘licensed for Divine Service on 7th February, 1824.’ On 7th February last a Service to give thanks for 130 years of Worship and Witness was held. The Lord Bishop came and preached to a large and appreciative congregation. He also celebrated at Holy Communion. We thank the Bishop most sincerely.’
1954, April, ‘The sudden death of Mr. Harry French, of Ballinrea House, was a shock to us all. His courage and forthrightness won him the respect of all his acquaintances. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Miss French at this time.’
1954, June, ‘Two weddings took place in Carrigaline during April. On the 17th Miss Doreen Barton was married to Mr. Cecil Draper, of Crosshaven. We wish them both much blessing in their new home in London.
On 29th Miss Lilian Hosford was married to Mr. Jason Bird. May every blessing be theirs.’