The Rector writes : ‘We had a very successful Junior Heroes! Holiday Club this week and I was so proud of all our Junior Leaders : Simon, Rachel L, Alison, Ali, Oriel, Christina & Robbie who were there each day helping the little ones to learn more about God through music, puppets, dancing and drama. Thanks also to Alice, Michael, Aaron, Daniel & Rachel W-P who helped along the way with preparation but who were unable to help during the actual week because of other commitments. The gang of teens from Templebreedy Parish mixed very well with our lot and the Revd Isobel and her husband Norman were also delighted with the way the week went. I must also thank the Garda vetted adults in our parish who helped out during the week. It couldn’t have happened without Hilary W-P, Ingrid & Hilary D. Lastly thank you to all the parents of the lovely children who actually attended! I hope they enjoyed the Parent’s Night as much as we did! Roll on next year’s Holiday Club (after a nice long rest for the aging Rector ! )‘
MEN’s Shed- All men are welcome to go along and find out more about the companionship and skills training available in the Men’s Shed Kilnagleary on the Minane Bridge Road. See leaflets at back for further details.
Carrigaline family Support Initiative are running a 12 week Rainbows Workshop for children who have experienced loss through Divorce or Separation. This is for children aged 9 to 12 years. Thursdays 3pm-4pm beginning on Sept 19th. Venue Carrigaline Family Support Centre, Wylie House. They are Also running a Parent Plus Workshop for Adolescents . This is an 8 week course and will run from 21st Oct to 16th Dec 7.30-9.30pm. Venue Carrigaline Community School Fee €30inc Manual. Contact Rosie or Wendy @ 4919299.
July 29th No Toddlers plus One group as Hall booked for the week beginning 29th July or on 5th August as it is a Bank Holiday
Aug 12th Toddlers plus one Group 10am St Mary’s Parish Hall.
Sept 6th Parish Barbecue in the Rectory.
Sept 15th Parish Confirmation Service St John’s 11am
Sept 29th United Service : Blessing of Animals St Mary’s 11am
United Healing Service St John’s 7pm
Oct 12th Parish Supper in Canon McCrea Hall.
Oct 13th St Mary’s Harvest Thanksgiving Eucharist 11am
The Revd Trevor Lester preaching.
St John’s Harvest Thanksgiving Evensong 7pm
The Revd John Ardis preaching
Random Notes LXVIII
Many parishioners in Carrigaline and Monkstown will have seen in a recent edition of the Carrigdhoun Newspaper that St Nicholas Brass Band recently won the intermediate section of the South of Ireland Brass Band Championships competition, held in Clonakilty.
The band was formed in 1914 and will celebrate it’s Centenary next year. It is a traditional brass band and over the last 100 years has earned it’s place in the history and traditions of Cork city.
There was a youth group known as the Church Lads Brigade in the Church of Ireland parish of St Nicholas in Cove street, and a part of this brigade was a Bugle Band. In 1914, the parish curate, Reverend Macmanaway thought it would be a good idea to have a proper full brass band and sent a request to the army authorities at Victoria Barracks (now Collins Barracks) for some additional instruments. His request was granted and St Nicholas Brass Band was formed. Rev Macmanaway went on to join in the war effort and joined as army chaplain in Greece. He was awarded a military cross for his brave efforts at Kumni and Lake Doiran where a terrible battle was fought on 18th and 19th September 1918.
The present conductor is Cork native Robert O’Brien. The band has over the years entered a number of competitions and at times with great success having won the intermediate section of the South of Ireland Brass Band Championships (1990 & 2013) and the Hawkes Shield and Moore Cup at the Feis Maitiu.
To mark next years centenary the band have decided to record a CD and details of this and other updates will be in the September edition of the Diocesan magazine.