Parish Notices Sunday 26th February 2017

Hilary Dring, our Mothers’ Union Branch President writes  Today we will share a lunch together, a famine lunch. It will raise funds for the work of Mothers’ Union. What is Mothers’ Union really about? Where does the money go? 4 million members in 83 countries put their faith into action in the communities where they live. The aim is to strengthen and support family life in all its many forms. How this happens is as diverse as the communities themselves. In 2015 members made a positive difference to the lives of over half a million people in need and their families. Without sufficient funds this could not have happened.

Here’s what the Most Revd Rt Hon Justin Welby (Archbishop of Canterbury) has to say on Mothers’ Union…

It is one of the greatest, the most embedded, the most effective, the most widespread women’s groups in the world, upholding through its work the gospel of reconciliation that is so needed to transform the world in which we live.”



Famine Lunch after 11am Service in Parish Hall today. In aid of Mother’s Union Overseas Fund.  Tea & coffee will also be available as normal.

Owenabue Garden and Flower club, Carrigaline will hold its next meeting on Monday 27 February at 8 pm when their own Pat Lenihan will “Spring into Action “.The venue is St Mary’s school hall.  All visitors and new members will be welcome. Enquiries to 0863222615.

Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening next Wednesday 1st of March from 19:30 to 21:00 in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

Coeliac Society of Ireland, Cork Support Group, will hold a meeting on Tuesday 7th March at 8pm in SMA Centre Wilton, Cork. Topic:  Cooking demo and also discussion on upcoming event, future events, feed back session. Dietician in attendance. All Welcome. (€5 entrance fee).

CMSI IMPACT Roadshow Event-Sunday 5th March at 3pm in St Luke’s Parish Hall, Douglas. This is the ninth in our current series ‘roadshow gatherings’ throughout Ireland, which are especially for friends and supporters of CMSI – and those with a more general interest in global mission. There will be a short (one hour) presentation from CMSI Staff, including stories from our partners, the latest news from the society and a brief introduction to our new Children’s Resource, Growing in God. There will also be a chance to enjoy some refreshments and chat with others from the CMSI family. All welcome.

Social and Health Education Project (SHEP) is offering its Supporting Yourself as a Parent – Family Communication, 20 hour (8 week) course on Thursday mornings 10am to 12.30pm in The Granary, Blackrock, commencing 2nd March. There is No Charge for the course. For parents of  children of any age who are looking for support in staying connected with their children, guiding them as they develop and grow, supporting them through challenges and inspiring them with hope for their future. Contact 021 4666180 for information or to apply.



27th Feb      Toddlers plus One 10am Parish Hall

Monday Club 3-5pm Parish Hall

        Revision of list of Vestry Members 7 to 8 pm in the Parish Hall

(If you would like to  register as a  Vestry Member and have a vote at the Easter Vestry, please get a   form from one of  the Church Wardens)

1st March     Ash Wednesday 10:30am & 7:30pm Holy Communion with imposition of ashes.

Coffee Morning for Irish Seed Savers Association 11:15 in the Rectory.

2nd March  Select Vestry Meeting 8pm Rectory

3rd March   World Day of Prayer Service. 8pm St Mary’s Church.

8th March   Holy Communion 10:30 St Mary’s Church

Evening Prayer 7:30 St Mary’s Church

Lenten Bible Study ‘God’s heart for Migrants’ 8pm Parish Hall

9th March  Friendship Club 11am Rectory

16th March  St Patrick’s Eve Eucharist as Gaelige 7:30pm St Mary’s

18th March  Banner Making Workshop 10am till 2pm Parish Hall

31st March    CAMEO 10.30 Monkstown Sailing Club


Random Notes CCXXIV

There were some very colourful shop signs in 18th century Cork City.

Here are some of them:


Sign                                         Type of Shop

Golden Key                               Locksmith

Ball of Wool                               Clothes

Half Moon & Three Stars              “

Blue Hand                                        “

Three Kings                                      “

Blue Hand & Golden Horseshoe  “

Golden Fleece                                   “

Golden Grate                              Ironmonger

Crown and Slipper                     Boot Store

Chair                                          Furniture Shop

Naked Boy and Scales       Jeweller & Goldsmith

Sun                                              Spirit Store

Gibraltar                                              “

The Crossed Blunderbusses    Gunsmith

There were also the Sign of the Fox and the Sign of the Three Nuns though we will never know what type of shops they represented.




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