Parish Notices Sunday 25th March 2018

The Rector writes ‘Today is Palm Sunday and Holy Week begins.  There is a Holy Week Schedule on the back page to help you plan ahead for the services which are spread across our two churches.  This week is the most important week in our Church Calendar as it is our opportunity to relive our Lord’s Passion, Death and Resurrection in our Liturgies.

Someone once said that a Priest’s main job was to ‘Gather the people, Tell the Stories, Break the Bread’ and Holy Week is the most magnetic of times to do just that.  Personally I am looking forward to listening to visiting preacher Bishop David Chillingworth in St Luke’s Douglas in the early part of the week and to attending the Chrism Eucharist at 12 noon in St Factna’s Cathedral Roscarbery. Everyone, especially those in lay or ordained Ministry, may attend this most atmospheric Service as the Oils are blessed for use in the coming year.

 I look forward to journeying through Holy Week with you.

EASTER EGG DONATIONS A box will be at the back of St Mary’s  Church to receive any donations of Easter Eggs for the children in Cuan Lee Women’s Refuge Centre in Cork City. These will be delivered to them  on Easter Sunday immediately after our 11am Service.




8pm in the Gateway Centre,  (Bandon Methodist Church)

St Finbarr’s Place, Bandon  on Friday 6th April. This year’s Christian Aid Week  from 13th to 19th May  appeal will focus on the work of the Christian Aid partner KORAL  in  Haiti and the work of Christian Aid in that country. This will be an occasion to hear about the work of our partners and is aimed at Christian Aid supporter’s, clergy, and the general public. 

Owenabue Gardening and Flower club Carrigaline will hold their annual Spring Show on Monday 26 March at 8 pm in St Mary’s school hall. Easter flower arrangements will be demonstrated by Chris Bailey. Visitors are always welcome. Enquiries to 086 3222615.

ANAM CARA , an organisation that supports parents after the death of a child, will host its monthly Cork meeting for bereaved parents in the Clayton Hotel (Silver Springs) on Wednesday 4th April from 7.30pm-9pm.   For more information or to order a free copy of the Anam Cara Information Pack, email or ring their Information Line on 085 2888 888.

Healthy Ireland at your Library   Do you enjoy singing? Do you like meeting other people?  Singing for the Brain with  Musician Patrick  D’Alton  at Carrigaline Library on Thursday 29th March  at 2.30pm.  Everyone welcome, no experience required.  Refreshments provided.

Come along and support Carrigaline Country Market in their new location in the Band Hall,  Carrigaline. Open every Friday from 830-1030am.   All local produce.

Time to think about what is lying around in the Attic or the Garage!   It won’t be long now until 26th May and our Parish Féte in St Mary’s School.

26th March     Monday , Tuesday & Wednesday  :

10.30am Holy Communion in St Mary’s

Joining with Douglas Congregation to hear Bishop David Chillingworth speak.   7.30pm in St Luke’s Church Douglas


29th March   Maundy Thursday

12 noon Chrism Eucharist Roscarbery

7pm Seder Meal in Parish Hall followed by Holy Communion.

30th Mar    Good Friday:

10.30am St John’s – Morning Prayer with Litany

7.30pm   St Mary’s – Evening Prayer with Litany

31st Mar    Easter Eve  (Saturday)  :

9pm   St Mary’s – Easter Vigil Service

1st April     Easter Day  (Sunday)  :

6:15am   Dawn Ecumenical Service

Meeting at St John’s Church  Monkstown.

9.30am   St John’s – Easter Eucharist

11am        St Mary’s – Easter Eucharist

9th April    Toddlers Plus One 10am until 12 noon  Parish Hall                                                                          Monday Club 3pm until 5pm Parish Hall

12th April    EASTER VESTRY  7:30pm Parish Hall

15th April    Confirmation Service , United Service 11am,

                      St Mary’s Church

16th April    Theological Book Circle 8pm Rectory


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