Parish Notices Sunday 24th March 2013

The Rector writes :   ‘Today is Palm Sunday and Holy Week begins.   There is a Holy Week Schedule at the back of the Linksheet to help you plan ahead for our additional services which are spread across our two churches.   This week is the most important week in our Church Calendar.   It is our opportunity to relive our Lord’s Passion, Death and Resurrection in our Liturgies,   to take part in the journey of Holy Week.  Someone once wrote that my task as a Priest is to                 ‘Gather the people, Tell the Stories, Break the Bread’.        Holy Week is the most magnetic of times to do just that.  I will preach on Monday night, Richard on Tuesday night and Tony on Wednesday night. We will join together for a symbolic Seder Meal and Holy Communion on Maundy Thursday night,  Morning and   Evening Prayer on Good Friday  (plus our Children’s Holiday Club),   the atmospheric Vigil Service on Saturday and finally sing our Alleluias on Sunday at Dawn in Monkstown and again at the normal time of 9.30 and 11 in both Churches. Come and join us and listen to the story in this week of weeks.  ’

EASTER EGG COLLECTION There will be a box at the back of the Church to collect any ‘spare’ Easter Eggs you may have.  These Eggs will be delivered into the children in the Cork Women’s Refuge Cuanlee on Easter Sunday

EASTER CLUB is happening again (hurray!!) on Good Friday 29th March 2013 at St. Mary’s Church Hall from 10.00—13.00. It is for children of primary school age and those who will start school in September only. Flyers/registration forms will be available in both churches and via email from the parish office. All children who would like to come must be registered beforehand as places will be limited for safety reasons. Contact the parish office 4374045 or Hilary at 086-3680513.

TODDLERS PLUS ONE GROUP and MONDAY CLUB resumes on Monday 15th April. Toddlers group from 10am-midday and Monday club from 3-5pm.

JUNIOR CHOIR resumes on Thursday 18th April All school going children welcome. Contact the rector or Hilary Dring for more details.

EASTER VESTRY- This annual meeting, which is open to all parishioners, will take place in St Mary’s Church Hall at 7.30pm on Thursday 11th April. Remember that while all are welcome to attend the Easter Vestry meeting only registered vestry persons may vote or be voted into office but please do come along and see how your parish is being run.

The Owenabue Garden and Flower Club, Carrigaline, will hold their annual Spring Show on Monday 25 March at 8 pm in St Mary’s School Hall. Speaker on the night will be Michael Kelly, Author and Founder of G.I.Y. on “5 Vegetables you can grow to change your life and save the world”. Visitors welcome. Enquiries to 086 809162

EASTER HOCKEY CAMP in Garryduff – 2nd – 4th April  U. 8’s – U. 16’s  –  To book contact 021-4891978.

MEN’s Shed- All men are welcome to go along and find out more about the companionship and skills training available in the Mens’ Shed Kilnagleary on the Minane Bridge Road.  See leaflets at the back of the churches for more details or contact  Roger @ 4372438

Job Vacancy for a Parish Secretary for the Templebreedy Group of Parishes. 12 hours per week. For more information please contact:  Rev Isobel Jackson, Tel: 021 4831236 or e-mail:

GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT programme starting in the Parish Centre of Our Lady and St John Church, Carrigaline for an 8 week period Monday 8th April to Monday 27th May. Contact 4371109 before 5th April if you feel this may be for you.


Palm Sunday:

9.30am St Johns Palm Liturgy and Passion Liturgy

11am St Mary’s Palm Procession & Liturgy and Passion Liturgy

Monday of Holy Week:

10.30am Holy Communion in St Mary’s

7.30pm Evening Prayer in St John’s

Tuesday of Holy Week:

10.30am Holy Communion in St Mary’s

7.30pm Evening Prayer in St John’s

Wednesday of Holy Week:

10.30am Holy Communion in St Mary’s

7.30pm Evening Prayer in St John’s

Maundy Thursday:

7.30pm Seder meal (symbolic Passover) in St Mary’s Church Hall

followed by Holy Communion.

Good Friday:

10.30am  St John’s Morning Prayer with Litany

Children’s Easter Club 10am – 1pm, St Mary’s Church Hall

7.30pm    St Mary’s Evening Prayer with Litany

Easter Saturday:

9pm St Mary’s Easter Vigil Service

Easter Sunday:

Dawn Service, meeting at 7am at St John’s Church Monkstown , walking with the parishioners of the Church of the Sacred Heart to the Sea wall (Car Park) for the Ecumenical Service which will be followed by some warming refreshments in the Gill Room, Church of the Sacred Heart, Monkstown.

9.30am St John’s Easter Eucharist

11am St Mary’s Easter Eucharist



Mar 29th       Children’s Easter Club. 10am. St Mary’s Parish Hall.

Mar 30th        Easter Vigil 9pm St Mary’s

Mar 31st        Easter Sunday Ecumenical Dawn Service, 7am Monkstown.

Eucharist 9.30am St John’s  11am St Marys

Apr 11th        Annual Vestry Meeting 7.30pm St Mary’s Church Hall.

Apr 25th Theological Book Circle 8pm The Rectory.

Apr 27th MU Brunch in Rectory.

Apr 28th Parish/School Sponsored Walk

May 11th MU/Youth Led Saturday Night Service 7pm St Mary’s Church

May 15th MU Afternoon Tea in the Rectory 3pm

May 17th        Flower Festival Opening Service, 8.30pm St Mary’s Church.

May 19th        Closing Service, 7pm  Bishop Michael Burrows preaching.

May 31st         Kilkenny Mothers’ Union group visiting Rectory

June 1st          Parish Fête in St Mary’s School, Carrigaline.

June 9th Sunday School Prize giving and Parish Picnic in Rectory

July 22nd –26th Children’s Summer Holiday Club Week.

Sept 29th United Service :  Blessing of Animals St Mary’s 11am

Healing Service St John’s 7pm

Oct 13th St Mary’s Harvest Thanksgiving Eucharist 11am

The Revd Trevor Lester preaching.

St John’s Harvest Thanksgiving Evensong 7pm

The Revd John Ardis preaching


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