The Rector writes ’Last week we all went to St Fin Barre’s Cathedral for our morning worship and it was truly a lovely occasion. I really enjoyed being in the Pew along with you all, especially as it was ’Vocations Sunday’ and the dean spoke very eloquently about the value of ALL forms of ministry in our church. I was saying to someone during the week that it was a strange paradox that we feel more strongly a group when we are out of our normal location! The music was wonderful too and I would recommend the 3:30pm Choral Evensong on Sundays in the Cathedral (obviously you are not allowed to go there every Sunday MORNING and miss being here in Monkstown and Carrigaline!). As I type this, I’m hoping that all the animals are going to behave themselves in St Mary’s today! ….I’m sure they will! Next Sunday is the first of our two United Harvest Celebrations. 11:30 in St Mary’s and Fr Pat, the local PP will be our preacher. I’m looking forward to that (if I survive the animals ………)
Christian Aid 2020 Calendars now available from John Sweeney in Monkstown. 10 euro each. A great way to support this worthy organisation!
The Owenabue Garden and Flower Club, Carrigaline will hold its next meeting on Monday 23 September at 8 pm in the Canon McCrea Hall, St Mary’s School . (beside main entrance to Community school) Assumpta Bloomfield will give a talk on “The history of roses”. Visitors are welcome. Enquiries to 086 3222615
Coffee Morning in aid of Marymount Hospice
When: Saturday, 28 September, from 10 – 12 Where: Gerlene and Ken’s blue house (1 Glenbrook Villas, Glenbrook, T12 EKA6) What: There will be Bewley’s coffee, an assortment of teas and bits to nibble on. Come over and have a chat. There will be collection boxes for contributions towards the amazing and special and needed service Marymount Hospice provides here in Cork .
Come and Sing-Saturday October 5th in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral Cork. Join us for this day of singing with Adrian Lucas, Head of Choral Studies at the RSCM. The event is open to all singers, individuals and choirs alike, affiliates and non affiliates. The day will end with a service using music rehearsed during the day.
10:30: Registration and welcome
11am onwards: Rehearsal (including lunch break)
17:30: Finish and depart
Cost (price incudes festival book and light lunch): Adults: €20 and Choristers (up to the age of 18): €10 For further details please contact Thérèse Gaughan email@example.com or call +353 (0)87 762 4380.
Anam Cara Cork the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on 2nd October at 7:20pm in The Clayton Hotel, Cork City . This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents.
Most High, all-powerful, good Lord, all praise is yours, all glory, all honor,
and all blessing. To you, alone, Most High, do they belong.
No mortal lips are worthy to pronounce your name.
All praise be yours, my Lord, through all you have made,
and first my lord Brother Sun, who brings the day;
and through whom you give us light.
How beautiful is he, how radiant in all his splendor;
Of you, Most High, he bears the likeness.
All Praise be yours, my Lord, through Sister Moon
and the stars; in the heavens you have made them,
bright, and precious, and fair.
All praise be yours, my Lord, through Brothers wind and air,
and fair and stormy, all the weather’s moods,
by which you cherish all that you have made.
All praise be yours, my Lord, through Sister Water,
so useful, humble, precious and pure.
All praise be yours, my Lord, through Brother Fire,
through whom you brighten up the night.
How beautiful is he, how cheerful!
Full of power and strength.
All praise be yours, my Lord, through our Sister
Mother Earth, who sustains us and governs us,
and produces various fruits
with colored flowers and herbs.
All praise be yours, my Lord,
through those who grant pardon for love of you;
through those who endure sickness and trial.
Happy are those who endure in peace,
By You, Most High, they will be crowned.
All praise be yours, my Lord, through Sister Death,
From whose embrace no mortal can escape.
Woe to those who die in mortal sin!
Happy those she finds doing your will!
The second death can do them no harm.
Praise and bless my Lord, and give him thanks
And serve him with great humility.