The Rector writes: ‘Thank you to everyone who took part in our Holy Week and Easter liturgies. It was a beautiful time and it is only when I look back on some of the photos that were taken that I realise how much we managed to fit in. Thanks to all who helped with the organisation, whether cooking for the Seder meal, organising the bonfire for the Vigil, running the Easter Club, arranging the additional flowers, getting up at the crack of dawn etc etc etc…Thank you all. It was both memorable and magnetic…. and now……. after just a little pause for breath, after the 11am Service today we are walking to Drake’s Pool and back on our annual Parish/School sponsored walk! Do please remember to register before hand in the Parish Hall before setting out, this really is essential. Also please be careful to not let children go too far ahead of you during the walk. Carrigaline traffic , even on Sunday, is heavy so please be careful at the crossings.’
TEA & COFFEE after the Service in St Mary’s Church.
NewREADING ROTA and TEA & COFFEE ROTA for St Mary’s available at the back of the church.
Annual sponsored walk Carrigaline Union of Parishes, together with the school will have their annual sponsored walk from St. Mary’s Church to Drake’s Pool and back to St. Mary’s Church after today’s Service in St Mary’s. Walk starts after registration in the Church Hall at 11.45 a.m. Refreshments afterwards in the Church Hall.
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.
MONKSTOWN CHAMBER CHOIR is a robed choir. Currently the members bring their robes with them to events, and ordinarily keep them at home. We would love to have a facility whereby we could keep the cassocks, surplices and jabot’s in the Church when not in use. If anyone knows where we could get for free (or very cheaply!) a large, moveable coat hanger (like those used at fashion shows etc…) we would really appreciate it. Contact Roger Ellis on 087 9607750.
Owenabue Garden and Flower club, will next meet in the Canon McCrea Hall in St Mary’s School tomorrow night, Monday 28th April at 8pm. The speaker will be Frances McDonald of The Bay Garden, Enniscorthy, on “Colour in the Garden throughout the Year!”. Frances is an experienced garden tour guide at home and abroad. Visitors welcome. Enquiries to 086 3222615.
THE Coeliac Society of Ireland, Cork support Group, are holding a meeting on Tuesday 6th May at 8pm in the SMA Centre Wilton, Cork. Topic: Summer party, taste & and share together ( we ask all attending to bring along a gluten free nibbles ,savoury or sweet delights for all to taste and share), a quick baking demonstration. Our resident dietician will be their for attendees to ask questions. All Welcome, €4 entrance fee, refreshment will be provided.
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.
Christian Aid Supporter Conference. Friday 2nd May at 7.30pm, St Peter’s Church, Holy Trinity Room, Bandon. Guest Speakers: Andrew Coleman and Susan Helen speaking on their recent trip to Zimbabwe. (refreshments to follow after the event)
SHEP in collaboration with We Made This is running a programme of short (20 hour) course between April and June. Topics amongst others include, Introduction to Personal Development, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Seasons for Growth – Living with Grief, Loss and Change & Managing Stress in Our Daily Lives. All of the courses are at a subsidised rate, some having no charge. For information or to apply contact Liam or Geraldine at 021 4666180.
April 28th Toddlers plus One Group 10am Parish Hall
Monday Club 3pm Parish Hall.
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 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 No. XCIII
Anyone who is lucky enough to own a chiming clock will be familiar with the warm, comforting and familiar feeling which a regular chime brings to their home. Some original chimes include “St Michael’s Mount”, “Whitehall” and of course “Westminster”. Recently I was told of an old rhyme to be sung to the Westminster chime:-
Say Au Revoir;
And not Goodbye.
For parting brings
A Sorry Sigh”
Sing it out loud!!!