The Rector writes ‘I hope everyone has had some kind of a break this summer, I certainly enjoyed my holiday and the decent(ish) weather although the Ticks and Midges were out in force in Connemara (which of course never happens in West-Cork!)
Next Friday 2nd is our annual Parish Barbecue when the Select Vestry are the hosts (that means they do most of the work!) Starting at 7.30pm in the Rectory Garden. During the year in the Parish, we tend to organise lots of things which include our young people but the Barbecue is an adults only event. A donation of 5 euro from each adult to cover the costs of buying the meat and the wine would be much appreciated. It would also be great if everyone could bring either a salad or a dessert, just let Christine in the Parish Office know so we don’t run out of either! See you there.’
Please RSVP to the Parish Office by Tuesday 2nd September so we have an idea of how much meat to purchase. And do indicate whether you will be bringing a salad or dessert.
Scrap Metal Collection is back on track….. We can raise money for the Parish and also be
environmentally friendly at the same time! For more information call Henry Forbes on 087-2035000.
ST MARY’S INDOOR BOWLS CLUB reopens on Tuesday 6th September at 7.45pm in St Mary’s School Hall. New members welcome. For enquiries contact Denis McLoughlin at 087-6100717 or Henry Forbes 087-2035000.
COME AND SING St Fin Barre’s Cathedral will be hosting a Come and Sing Choral Evensong on Saturday 17th September. Singers from across the diocese are encouraged to support this event and all abilities are most welcome! There will be a rehearsal at 2pm and the service itself is at 5pm. Tea and coffee will be served at 4.15pm. Music will be provided and will includes John Rutter’s beautiful anthem ‘The Lord bless you and keep you’. Contact Peter Stobart at the cathedral on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you feel you would like this service, please contact Carrigaline Daycare Centre on 021-4373730. It is available Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 3 course meal, €4 per day. You can have it delivered to your house or come to the centre to enjoy your meal. There is no age restriction.
Cork Girls’ Brigade are organizing a Reunion on Sunday 23rd October from 3 – 5pm.Where: TrinityPresbyterian Hall, Little William Street, off York Street. The reunion is for all ex members of the 1st and 2nd Cork Company G.B. Please bring something light to eat for sharing as well as any old memorabilia and photos.
Anam Cara, the national organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 7th of September from 19:30 to 21:00 in Brú Columbanus, Cardinal Way, Wilton, 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.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
1st September Monkstown Chamber Choir 8pm St John’s
2nd September Parish Barbecue 7.30pm Rectory Garden
5th September Toddlers plus One 10am
Monday Club 3-5pm Parish Hall
25th September Blessing of the Animals Service 11am St Mary’s
8th October Harvest Supper & Dance 7.30pm Canon McCrea Hall
9th October Harvest Thanksgiving Services:
11am St Mary’s Church, Preacher: The Revd John Tanner
7pm St John’s Church, Preacher: The Revd David Bowles
What is Creation Time?
In 1989 the Ecumenical Patriarch suggested that 1 September, the first day of the Orthodox Church’s year, should be observed as a day “of protection of the natural environment”.
Ten years later the European Christian Environmental
Network (ECEN) widened this proposal, urging churches to adopt a Time for Creation stretching from 1 September to the feast of St Francis on 4 October ,endorsed by the 3rd European Ecumenical Assembly in Sibiu, Romania in 2007, which recommended that the period “be dedicated to prayer for the protection of Creation and the promotion of sustainable lifestyles that reverse our contribution to climate change”.” As an Eco Congregation Church, Carrigaline Union will be incorporating some of the Creation Time prayers and ideas into our liturgies over the coming month. The following is from the UN Environment Sabbath Service.
A Prayer of Healing
We join with the earth and with each other.
To bring new life to the land
To restore the waters
To refresh the air
To renew the forests
To care for the plants
To protect the creatures
To celebrate the seas
To rejoice the sunlight
To sing the song of the stars
To recall our destiny, to renew our spirits
To reinvigorate our bodies
To create the human community
To promote justice and peace
To remember our children
We join together as many and diverse expressions of one loving mystery: for the healing of the earth and the renewal of all life.