The Rector writes ‘A representative group of around 25 people from this parish will be attending this afternoon’s Choral Evensong Service in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral. This special Diocesan Service celebrates the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation and is being televised by RTE. This will be broadcast next Sunday 29th at 11am. I know that this clashes with our own United Service in St Mary’s so I do hope that you all have the means to somehow record it! Next Sunday morning we will, in our own small way, celebrate the 500th Anniversary of this momentous occasion of Martin Luther posting his 95 Theses in Wittenberg, an event which sent ripples out across Europe that are still being felt to this day!.
Live Crib and nativity pageant : We are hiring a much larger marquee and we are also upgrading the sound system for this year’s live crib. The estimated combined cost is €2000. We are looking for sponsorship, corporate or private. If you can help us please contact either Rowland Newenham (0872522541), or the Parish Office.
TABLE TENNIS If anyone-young(or not so young!) would be interested in playing table tennis socially in the Parish then please contact Jan Walsh 086-0840216.
Job Vacancy Carrigaline Community Employment Scheme has a Vacancy for a Cleaner for St Mary’s Church and Parish hall. Applicants must be in receipt of a Department of Social Protection payment. CV to Room 2, Community Complex Carrigaline, Phone 4375191 .
Owenabue Garden and flower club, Carrigaline, will hold their annual Decorative show on Monday 23 October at 8pm in St Mary’s school hall. “Autumnal Inspiration” is the theme by demonstrator Chris Bailey. Visitors will be welcome. Enquiries to 0863222615.
Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 1st of November from 19:30 to 21:00 in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.
The Supper Theatre tickets are still on sale. Saturday 11th is sold out unfortunately but there are still some tickets available for Thursday 9th and Friday 10th. Please get in touch with the Parish Office if you want to see our Drama Group along with Douglas Drama Group at this wonderful Fundraiser. A huge thank you to all those dedicated Thespians who are rehearsing like mad for the Plays, we are really looking forward to it…… As they say in the business ‘it should be a fabulous night Darling! ’
23rd Oct Toddlers Plus One 10am until 12 noon Parish Hall
Monday Club 3pm until 5pm Parish Hall
25th Oct Holy Communion 10:30am in St Mary’s Church
27th Oct CAMEO 10:30 Monkstown Bay Sailing Club
29th Oct United Service 11am St Mary’s Church (5th Sunday)
Service of Wholeness & Healing 7pm St John’s Church
9th, 10th & 11th November Theatre Supper Nights in Douglas
26th Nov Gift Day : 12 noon till 3pm in the Rectory
9th & 10th December Live Crib Carrigaline
Random Notes No. CCL
Last Tuesday night we experienced our first pitch invasion. In Turner’s Cross, in a ground badly damaged by Ophelia and hastily prepared, an agonising and turgid 90 minutes of goalless soccer gave Cork City FC the point it so badly needed to win the League of Ireland. The minute the final whistle blew, we all ran out to the centre of the pitch and noisily celebrated the first league win of 12 years. The win represents the culmination of years of hard work by the team and its management to reach this point.
Cork City FC, with the league win secured, can look forward to an FAI cup final in the Aviva Stadium on November 5th. This year CCFC has two teams in the FAI cup finals – women’s and men’s. The women’s team secured its place with a convincing victory over Wexford Youths. If truth be told, the women’s team has probably played better soccer than the men’s in recent matches.
The day out in the Aviva will have a strong connection to the parish.
Earlier this year, Christina Dring joined the CCFC Women’s Squad. As part of that squad she will participate in the FAI Cup Final. While equal participation and bringing everyone to the same level is very important in younger children’s sports, at this level such excellence is to be celebrated. Christina’s excellence in soccer has been marked on the pitch in Turner’s Cross before, and has been paralleled by her previous success in hockey. To date she has scored two goals for the women’s team, a notable achievement given her recent signing.
Carrigaline is also blessed with a large and lively soccer club, Carrigaline United AFC. Like a lot of other clubs locally and elsewhere, it relies on volunteers to run but the benefit to children is immeasurable.
Congratulations to Christina and we are grateful for all the clubs, societies and social groups who put so much into our community.