The Rector writes ‘ We congratulate one of our Parishioners , the Revd Daniel Nuzum, who has been made a Canon of St Fin Barre’s Cathedral. Canons are non-residential members of the Cathedral Chapter (which is the ruling body of the Cathedral) and are appointed by the Bishop as a mark of their contribution in ministry to the work of the Diocese. The role is an honorary one and Daniel will be continuing in his roles as Healthcare Chaplain, as Rural Dean, and as Diocesan Ecumenical Officer. The Installation in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral will take place during Evensong at 7 p.m. this evening and he has asked me to tell you that you are all invited to join him there. Daniel has also stepped down from his interim role as a member of the Safe Guarding Trust Panel for this parish. He had kindly agreed to remain on this Panel while I organised the selection and training of another male parishioner. The new Panel consists of myself, Rosemary Powell and John Sweeney and you may notice the newly updated Posters around the churches and halls. We thank Daniel for his time on the Panel and we welcome John to the Panel. Thanks also to Rosemary for her continuing work in this essential area.’
TEA and COFFEE will be available after the 11am Service in the Parish Hall.
DIOCESAN MAGAZINE- Subscriptions for 2014 are now due at a rate of €20 for the year. Please pay Rowland Newenham or a Church Warden.
SONGS OF PRAISE is back! Voting papers are available at the back of the Church and the Service will be in St John’s Monkstown at 7pm on Sunday 9th February. Vote for your favourite hymns and come along on the night to see which hymns have won and will be sung on the night.
PARISH WALKING GROUP- A group of people are thinking about meeting up every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings to walk. Meeting at the Railway Walk Car park nearest Carrigaline at approx. 9.40am. Beginning Monday week 3rd February, contact Heather Nuzum or the Rector for more details if needed.
HI YOUTH CLUB! We r goin to join Bandon Youth Club on Friday 31st Jan at the Bandon school hall for games n craic etc – it should b a great night. lifts are available -but depending on numbers we may need to ask a parent or two to drive down with us. Meet Council offices Waterpark at 7.15pm sharp, we will be back at 11pm (consent forms to be completed in advance will be available next week ) Please let us know asap if u think u can go – Hope u can make it!! Peter Conor Brenda
OWENABUE GARDEN AND FLOWER CLUB- The next meeting will be held in the Canon McCrea Hall in the school tomorrow Monday 27th January. There will be a talk on “Food matters – The importance of organic food” given by Tim and Willie, after the AGM at approx 8.45 pm. Enquiries to 086 8091627.
Call My Bluff – can you identify what wine or beer you are tasting from the experts’ description? Fundraiser for Nohoval Templebreedy Parish Restoration Fund. Great prizes followed by a Vintners’ Supper. Friday 7th February at 7.30 p.m., Robert’s Cove Inn. Tickets €20 from Robert’s Cove Inn 021 4887100 or Joyce Gleasure 086 8480950.
St Luke’s Home Education Centre- Evening courses will be taking place in Mindfulness (6 Tuesdays from 4th February), Addressing Loss (6 Wednesdays from 19th February) and Basic Listening Skills ( 4 Thursdays from 6th March) The courses run from 7:30 – 9:30pm. A Saturday Morning Introduction to Mindfulness will take place on 25th January from 10:00am – 1:00pm. Please contact Claire at 021.4536551 for further details.
SHEP is offering a Spring 2014 programme of short 20 hour courses, many of which are at no charge, in topics Men’s Health, Managing Stress, Women’s Health, Effective Communication for Better Relationships, Introduction to Personal Development, Seasons for Growth – Living with Grief, Loss & Change, Intercultural Awareness, and Family Communication. If you wish to enquire further please call Geraldine Flanagan or Liam Mc Carthy on 021-4666180.
Jan 27th Toddlers plus one Group 10am Parish Hall
Monday Club 3pm Parish Hall
Jan 29th Theological Book Circle. 8pm Rectory.
Feb 8th Sunday School Training Day in St Luke’s
Feb 9th Songs of Praise Evensong 7pm St John’s
Feb 17th Annual Review of Vestry Register 7.30pm
in the Parish Hall. All welcome.
Feb 20th Children’s Movie Night 6-8pm Parish Hall
Feb 21st Parish Table Quiz. 8.30pm Canon McCrea School Hall
Mar 1st Preparation for Confirmation Morning with Bishop in Douglas
Mar 5th Ash Wednesday, Lent begins, Evening Prayer & Bible Study 7.30pm each Wednesday evening
Mar 16th St Patrick’s Eve Service as Gaelige 7pm St Mary’s
April 13th – 10th Palm Sunday, Holy Week, Easter Sunday
May 6th Easter Vestry, Annual General Meeting of Parish, 7.30pm in Parish Hall.
May 14th Christian Aid Coffee Morning in Rectory 11am
May 31st Parish Fête
June 8th Pentecost Confirmation Service 11am St Mary’s
Jun 15th Parish Picnic
Jun 21st St Nicholas’ Brass Band celebrating 150 years, will be performing at the Mid Summer Garden Party in St Mary’s Churchyard…. plus the Rector’s sponsored diet ends today (hooray!).
July 21st – July 25th Summer Holiday Club ‘Starship Discovery’
Random Notes No. LXXX1I
Readers of Random Notes may be interested in the photograph reproduced above, which was taken in May of 1982 from a small aeroplane piloted by Daphne Pochin Mould.
Much has changed in the intervening thirty-two years, most notable being the construction of the housing estate to the east of the Church, the building of the present Rectory, the demolition of the old sexton’s house and stables, and its replacement by the present parish office and hall, the building of the housing estate to the north of the Church, and the infilling of ‘The Pound’ with a number of dwellings. The observant will no doubt notice many more minor changes!