The Rector writes ‘ Today is Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples who were in hiding and fear of their lives, giving them the courage and skills to do as Jesus had asked them, to go forth and be witnesses to his truth.
I’d also like to take a moment today to thank Hilary Dring and all the Junior Choir for their hard work during the year, they will sing their final hymn for us and I have printed the words within this Linksheet for you to follow.
Lastly I’d like to make a final appeal to all of you to come along and support out Féte next Saturday (details inside), again huge thanks to Eddie Pierce and his team for their energy and commitment each year. Come and see me on the Bric-a-Brac Stall, if you can tell me what I preached about today, I’ll give you an extra 10% off the price!’
Parish Fête. This year’s Parish Fête will take place next Saturday 30th May , 10am till 2pm in the Canon McCrea Hall and the grounds of the School. There is still time to contact Eddie Pierce (087-2557505) if you would like to be involved in helping out at a stall or if you still have any items for any of the stalls.
This is a very important fund-raiser in the parish so please do dig around in the cupboards, attics and garages for good quality items! We can arrange to collect any items. Just shout! Items can also be left into Christine in the Parish Office during opening hours.
SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUB ‘JUNGLE JAMBOREE’ This year our Parish will join again with Templebreedy Parish to run a children’s Bible-based Holiday Club from 20th to 24th July in the Canon McCrea Hall, St Mary’s School. 10am till 1pm. €30 per child or €70 per family, which includes snack. Registration forms are available from the Parish Office or the Rector.
MUMS IN MAY Organised by Mothers’ Union.– ‘Grace and Flavours’ – a collection of thoughts, prayers and graces accompanied by 50 delicious but simple seasonal recipes to take us through the church and calendar year. €4 per copy. Buy one after church or ask Hilary about them. Monies raised from both the ‘Ladies’ Night Out’ and the booklet sales will go towards our Mothers’ Union ‘Mums in May’ countrywide fundraising. Thanks for your support. (HD)
Congratulations to Ali Byrne, Grace Bateman and Christina Dring for being part of the team that won the Munster U16 soccer cup final against Douglas Hall last Tuesday at Cork City Grounds, Bishopstown. A terrific match, 3-all after extra time, Carrigaline eventually won 5:4 on penalties. Many congratulations and well done girls! IF YOU HAVE ANY GOOD NEWS LIKE THIS TO SHARE WITH US ALL IN THE LINKSHEET, PLEASE SEND DETAILS INTO THE PARISH ADMINISTRATOR BEFORE 10AM ON WEDNESDAYS.
Scrap Metal Collection -For information call Adrian Bateman on 0868300379 or Henry Forbes on 0872035000 A full listing of acceptable items and materials is on the website www.carrigalineunion.
Flower Festival in St Mary’s Church, Passage West. May 29th to 31st , The theme is ‘Journeys through life’ and we have been invited by Chris Bailey, Chairperson, to stage an exhibit as a Church Community. You may remember that Chris kindly helped us organise our own Flower Festival in 2013. Please see Jonathan Fleury for details.
May 25th Toddler Plus One 10am Parish Hall
Monday Club 3 – 5pm Parish Hall
May 29th CAMEO,10.30am Sailing Club, Monkstown.
May 30th Parish Féte 10am till 2pm St Mary’s School
May 31st United Service 11am St Mary’s
Sunday School Prize Giving and Parish Picnic
Service of Wholeness & Healing 7pm St John’s
June 6th Ardfallen Methodist Church Summer Féte
June 8th Charting A Future Parish Meeting 7.30pm Parish Hall.
June 11th Friendship Club, 11am Rector
Random Notes CXLI
A most interesting, and rather exciting discovery was recently made at Mount Rivers, where in a desk, mixed up with some other and quite unrelated bits and pieces, was found a fragment of one of the original gas-light standards that formerly stood in Carrigaline Church.
Readers may perhaps recall two articles which appeared in Random Notes in late October and early November of 2012, wherein was described the installation of the gas-lights in 1908 by John Gallie, of Harbour Row, Cobh, formerly Queenstown. The lighting of the Church by gas light continued for an unknown number of years, and the standards, in varying stages of dilapidation survived in an outbuilding until August, 1994, when they, together with sundry other items, were sold by auction.