Parish notices Sunday 25th May 2014

The Rector writes: ‘Today is Rogation Sunday,  traditionally celebrated on the 6th Sunday of Easter which is also the Sunday before Ascension.  The word “Rogation” comes from the Latin verb rogare, meaning “to ask”, which reflects the ancient belief in agricultural communities that God needed to be asked for protection from calamities during this vital seasonal time of sowing and growth.  A common feature of Rogation days in former times was the ceremony of ‘beating the bounds’,  in which a procession of parishioners, led by the rector, churchwardens and choir, would proceed around the boundary of the parish and pray aloud for its protection in the forthcoming year.  Thankfully this no longer happens!  As well as the normal Wednesday Eucharist this week, there will also be a Eucharist on  Ascension Thursday.  If you are free on either or both days, the Services are at 10.30am in St Mary’s. We also have the annual Parish Fête is next Saturday 31st (more details over the page).  Please do come along and support the parish in this very important fundraiser (plus it’s great fun!) See you there.’

TEA & COFFEE after the Service in St Mary’s Church.

Parish Fête. This year’s Parish Fête will next Saturday 31st May from 10am to 2pm in the Canon McCrea Hall and the grounds of the School. There is still time to contact Eddie Pierce (0872557505)or the Rector if you would like to be involved in helping out at a stall or if you 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 attics and garages! We can arrange to collect any items. Just shout! Items can also be left in the Parish Office during opening hours.

SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUB ‘STARSHIP DISCOVERY’ This year our Parish will join again with Templebreedy Parish to run a children’s Bible-based Holiday Club from 21st—25th 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 immediately after Easter.

Cooking Demonstration- Thursday 19th June 7.30pm in St Mary’s Parish Hall. Noelle Morrison, Ballymaloe trained chef and proprietor of Glenwood House, Carrigaline’s only 4 star Guesthouse will demonstrate an evening of Fantastic food for summer. Taste all the dishes and enjoy a glass of wine on the night. Recipes to take home. Support this Parish Fundraiser. Tickets €20 from the Parish Office, St Mary’s School Office or Adrian Bateman.

Buttons and bottle corks- Tracey Pierce is looking for these for crafts. If you have any please pass them on to her or leave them in the  parish office.

CARRIGALINE FAMILY SUPPORT CENTRE Allotment Project 2014.Are you in receipt of Social Welfare? Are you interested in gardening or growing your own vegetables and would like to be part of a small group of like-minded people? If so this project could be just for you. For more information please call 021/4919299.



(Parish Accounts and list of Charitable Donations are available at the back of the churches)

St John’s         Rector’s Churchwarden            Barney Deane

People’s Churchwarden Henry Forbes

St Mary’s        Rector’s Churchwarden  Simon Woodworth

People’s Churchwarden Clem Carroll

Rector’s Glebewarden Cecil Poole

People’s Glebewarden Jonathan Fleury

Select Vestry : Helen Arnopp, Richard Dring, Joy Keefe, David Kirk,

Rowland Newenham, Lesley Roberts, Eddie Pierce, Eric Wilson, Adrian Bateman, Millie Kingston, Ingrid Glen, Hazel Fleury

Parochial Nominators:  Rowland Newenham, Jonathan Fleury, Helen Arnopp, Lesley Roberts

Diocesan Synodspersons:  Rowland Newenham, Richard Dring, Simon

Woodworth, Helen Arnopp, Conor Murray



May 26th       Toddlers plus One Group 10am Parish Hall

Monday Club 3pm Parish Hall.

May 29th         Ascension Thursday 10.30am Eucharist St Mary’s

May 30th         CAMEO 10.30am Monkstown Bay Sailing Club

May 31st           Parish Fête

June 8th           Pentecost Confirmation Service 11am St Mary’s

June 15th         Parish Picnic in Rectory Garden after 11am Service

June 19th        Cooking Demonstration 7.30pm Parish Hall

June 21st          St Nicholas’ Brass Band celebrating 100 years, will be performing at the Mid Summer Garden Party in St Mary’s Churchyard…. plus the Rector’s sponsored diet ends today

July 21st  – July 25th    Summer Holiday Club ‘Starship Discovery’


Random Notes XCVII

“Extracted from “Our Place”, 1979. Continued…

1864 April 19th. Passage Petty Sessions. “Mrs Eliza Tully was charged by Mr Penny with allowing a hen of hers to trespass on his potato field. Mr Penny, having been sworn deposed to the trespass, stated that Mrs Tully acknowledged the fowl to be hers. Mrs Tully said it was a cock that Mr Penny had pointed out to her.

He asked if it were hers and she said no.

Mr Penny – “It was a hen, madam. There is an acre of potatoes destroyed.”

Mr Cronin (Magistrate) – “It is by one hen?”

Mr Penny – “There are scores of them there”

A fine of 1d with costs of court was imposed.


1889 July 31st. Laurence Webster, a lawyer from Melbourne, Australia who had been on holidays in the Cork Harbour area since 17th March was discovered critically wounded in the demesne near Monkstown Castle. The wounded man was taken to the nearby gamekeepers lodge and a medical examination showed that he had been shot in the chest. The man who was aged between 25 and 30 admitted to having shot himself because he was in financial difficulties. Webster was given the last rites by Canon McNamara, parish priest of Monkstown and died at 6.00pm.

The local police searched the scene of the shooting and discovered a revolver which had been used to inflict the fatal wound.

Today, just north east of the ninth green on the Monkstown golf course stands a beech tree which, to the casual passerby has little to distinguish it from similar trees in the area. On a close inspection can be discerned just beneath the growth of ivy, a crude drawing of a pistol and cross cut into the bark of the tree. These symbols, somewhat distorted by the growth of the tree and the passing of time, but carved by some well intentioned individual are all that remain to remind us of Laurence and his act of desperation carried out at this spot”.                                                                                                                         RCE


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