The Rector writes- ‘Today’s Famine Lunch is not for Parish Funds but will go to the Mothers’ Union Overseas Fund of which Hilary Dring spoke on this page last week. But it does give me an opportunity to speak to you about our income and expenditure. As a parish community we find that we always have to fundraise to make ends meet. The money we raise in this way augments the money we receive directly from you whether from the Collection Plate, Weekly or Monthly Envelopes, Regular Standing Orders or Direct Debits and this extra money from fundraising activities enables us to meet our financial commitments to the diocese and to maintain our buildings – essential work as while buildings don’t change lives, what goes on inside them does! Our ambition in the Carrigaline Union is that we will continue to be a place of welcome and friendliness, of prayer and caring and to do this we need to maintain our premises to enable our ministry and mission. We are very grateful to people like Adrian Bateman and his Fundraising team for organising events like the Table Quiz on Friday night and to Eddie Pierce and his team who organise the very successful and vital Parish Fete each year not to mention other one-off events like our Flower Festival. But its not all about Diocesan commitments and Buildings maintenance – the Select Vestry, on your behalf – has also made a commitment that 5% of all the money we receive each year goes to Charities; local, national and international. As a Christian community , our income should never be wholly taken up with our own domestic needs but should also have an outlet to give to others.’
Mother’s Union Famine Lunch will following the 11am Service in St Mary’s. Soup and rolls will be provided in the Parish Hall. In lieu of what you might spend on Sunday lunch all donations will go towards MU Overseas/Relief fund. Even if you don’t fancy partaking of lunch, you are also most welcome to come and enjoy the usual free Tea/Coffee and Biscuits!
Women’s Candlelit Dinner at the Rectory, Carrigaline on Friday, 28th February at 8pm. €5 per person, please let us know if you can bring a dessert or something to drink R.S.V.P. by Tuesday, 25th February to Hilary at 086-3680513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parenting Group 6 Week course starting Tuesday 25th February at 8pm in the Parish Hall. It will be for parents of children up to age 11 years approx. Fliers at the back of the church of via email. Please contact Hilary on 086-3680513 or email@example.com ASAP if you are interested. It will only run if the group is big enough.
Mother’s Union-Pampering Day. Saturday 29th March at 2pm. Trident Hotel Kinsale. See fliers for details or contact Jennifer Kingston on 086-3236641 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mothersunion.ie.
St Luke’s Home Education Centre- Evening courses will be taking place in Mindfulness (6 Tuesdays from 4th February), Addressing Loss (6 Wednesdays from 19th February) and Basic Listening Skills ( 4 Thursdays from 6th March) The courses run from 7:30 – 9:30pm. A Saturday Morning Introduction to Mindfulness will take place on 25th January from 10:00am – 1:00pm. Please contact Claire at 021.4536551 for further details.
ARCHDEACON’S FAREWELL-A final reminder that the farewell to the Venerable Robin Bantry-White as Archdeacon will take place in the Church of St Luke, Douglas on Thursday, 27th February 2014 at 8 p.m. All are welcome and Clergy and Readers are invited to robe. .
TABLE QUIZ…Another opportunity to show your intelligence, this time the Fundraising effort is to raise money to help Cíara White go to Goa, India, for three weeks, to work in an orphanage..We wish her well. The event is in the Carrigaline GAA Hall, Saturday 1st March at 9pm. €40 per table/ €10 per person. Raffle and live music to enjoy on the night. Any sponsorship, prizes or donations greatly appreciated…. Any queries, please contact Cíara White on 0871385924.
Owenabue Garden and Flower Club- Next meeting will take place in the Canon McCrea School Hall on Monday 24 February at 8 pm. Jean Perry will give a talk on “Gardening at the Glebe Garden, Baltimore”. Visitors welcome. Enquiries to 086 3222615.
Feb 23rd MU Famine Lunch after service in St Mary’s.
Feb 24th Toddlers plus one Group 10am Parish Hall
Monday Club 3-5pm
Feb 28th MU Candlelit dinner in the Rectory 8pm
Mar 1st Preparation for Confirmation Morning with Bishop in Douglas 10am until 1pm
Mar 5th Ash Wednesday, Lent begins, Evening Prayer & Bible Study 7.30pm each Wednesday evening
Mar 7th World Day of Prayer Service in Our Lady & St John’s 8pm
Mar 16th St Patrick’s Eve Service as Gaelige 7pm St Mary’s
April 13th – 10th Palm Sunday, Holy Week, Easter Sunday
May 6th Easter Vestry, Annual General Meeting of Parish, 7.30pm in Parish Hall.
May 14th Christian Aid Coffee Morning in Rectory 11am
May 31st Parish Fête
June 8th Pentecost Confirmation Service 11am St Mary’s
Jun 15th Parish Picnic
Jun 21st St Nicholas’ Brass Band celebrating 150 years, will be performing at the Mid Summer Garden Party in St Mary’s Churchyard…. plus the Rector’s sponsored diet ends today (hooray!).
July 21st – July 25th Summer Holiday Club ‘Starship Discovery’
Random Notes No. LXXXVI
Beneath is transcribed the entry on the opening page of the Minute Book of Meetings of the Select Vestry of the Parish Carrigaline, 1831-1950.
“Parish of Carrigaline, Co. Cork, April the 5th 1831.
At a Vestry held on this day in the Parish Church of Carrigaline at the hour of twelve o’clock, pursuant to legal notice, for the purpose of appointing Church Wardens, for the ensuing year, and for assessing such sums of money on the Parish as may be necessary and Authorized by the Act of Geo. the fourth, Chap.72.
It was resolved that the Sum of £86.16.7 1/2 be assessed for the ensuing year for the undermentioned purposes. Viz.
Instalment due to the Board of first fruits £62.0.7 ½
Clerks Salary 10.0.0
Sexton’s salary 7.0.0
For providing bread and Wine for Communion 1.0.0
For two Books of Common Prayer for the use of the Church 2.10.0
For staining the Walls & Ceiling of the Church 2.0.0
For a new Lock for Church 6.0
For repairing Church yard Wall and Painting Gate 2.0.0
Resolved that the incoming Church Wardens, James French and Darby Mc Morres (?) be appointed applotters to applot the same.
Resolved that Wm. Warren Esqr. and Wm. Daunt Esqr. Be appointed Church Wardens for the ensuing Year.
Chairman, John Johnson
Howard Holland Church Wardens
Michael Roberts W. Warren
Benj. Atkins W.H.W. Newenham
Wm. T. Daunt Shaw Busteed”