Parish Notices Sunday 28th October 2012

The Rector writes- ‘I have mentioned that Kate Cargin will be coming to speak to us at our services on 17th February 2013 telling us of her experiences as an Ecumenical Accompanier in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI). She will be there until early February and you can keep up with her experiences and impressions at  I have included some of her thoughts here for those of you who don’t have access to computers. Please ask me if you would like to read more as I have printouts of her postings or come along to the Monday Club (3pm – 5pm) and we will have computers there for you to access (I will help!). Anyway, Kate in her own words speaking about the village of Yanoun which is 15km south west of Nablus in the northern part of the West Bank. “The mayor, Rashed Murrar recently reported to UNICEF that the EAPPI presence was better than guns. As a Quaker, this is music to my ears. However, he also said it doesn’t stop the violence simply makes it less frequent and less severe. The EAPPI presence has created some breathing space for the villagers of Yanoun and the level of settler of violence has reduced in recent years. Despite this, 18 families have never returned to their homes, finding the prospect of living with threats hanging over them too difficult.”’


TODDLERS PLUS ONE GROUP & Monday Club resume on Monday 5th November.

Please note the Parish Office will be closed for half term and will reopen on Monday 5th November at 9.15am. Elaine can still be contacted in the usual ways!

MIDWEEK COMMUNION SERVICE 10.30am every Wednesday in St Mary’s Church. The first Wednesday of each month will have special prayers for the work of the Mothers’ Union followed by refreshments after the Service. All Welcome.

ST JOHNS HOME GROUP meets at fortnightly intervals. The group is using the Crossway Bible Guide “Discovering Luke’s Gospel” by Simon Jones (1999), Leicester and is available to purchase at €6. The next meeting takes place on Wednesday 7th November at 8pm the Warren-Perry’s home in Monkstown.   Note change of day!

JUNIOR CHOIR meets in St Mary’s Church from 6.30 to 7.15pm each Thursday night. All school going children welcome. Contact the rector or Hilary Dring for more details.

THEOLOGICAL BOOK CIRCLE. Philip Yancey’s book ’’What’s so amazing about Grace?’ was chosen for our next gathering which will be in the Rectory on November 14th at 8pm. If you are buying this book, please think about shopping locally… The Carrigaline Bookstore offers 5% discount to the Book Circle.

YOUTH –7th Annual C.D.Y.C. Soccer Tournament. NMCI, Maritime College, Ringaskiddy, Cork. Saturday 17th November, 1-6pm for young people of secondary school age. Please speak to Peter Coughlan if you wish to attend.  0863453361.Young people MUST bring the completed booking form on the day. Forms available at the back of the church or download them from

Mothers ‘Union Conference  – Your Gifts? Discover & Celebrate –  A conference for women of all ages, 16th -18th  November 2012 in the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork. (Saturday attendance only also possible) Book by the 29th of October. Guest Speaker: Rev. Liz McElhinney. For booking forms contact: Hilary Dring 0863680513 or                     Jennifer Kingston 0863236641 or email:

If anyone has small toys for the church toy bags could they kindly leave them to the parish office during working hours or simply leave them in the church porch on Sundays and they will be sorted and added to the bags. Thank you!

EAPPI Don’t forget to pray for Kate Cargin as she experiences day to day life as an Ecumenical Accompanier in the West Bank. You can find out more about Kate in Palestine by going to her blog site at We will get a chance to meet her in person when she comes to speak to us at our services on February 17th 2013.

CONCERT-Poet Mark Roper and composer and organist of Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford, Eric Sweeney, will combine for a lunch time concert which will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 3rd in St Peter’s Church, Bandon.  The concert is part of a series which the poet and composer are giving throughout Ireland.  Mark will give some solo readings from his recent collection and Eric will play some of his compositions as well as a series of improvisations to Mark’s poetry: €10.  In aid of Bandon Engage Arts Festival.

A walking group is hoped to be set up in Monkstown. It will be open to everyone and for all levels of fitness. The emphasis is on fun and friendship. Those interested can contact Sandra Mc Loughlin on 087 1315393 or Days and times are yet to be set but most likely will be on Monday mornings with the possibility of  walking on Wednesdays also.

 Allotments For Rent-Join Carrigaline Allotment Group at Thompson’s Farm, Aghamartha, (near Carrigaline, on the Fountainstown Road). Grow your own veg and fruit, enjoy the exercise, half and full plots available. Call or text 087 7090899 to arrange a viewing.

Congratulations to Nicola Poole and Sean Nation on their recent engagement. We wish them God’s blessing as they prepare for their wedding and married life together.

We are delighted that the Revd Tony Murphy will shortly be joining our Parish Union as a non-stipendiary Priest, working alongside the rector. Many of you know him already but please do make him feel welcome when you meet him in the coming weeks. We look forward to enjoying the fruits of his ministry among us.



Nov 5th       Toddlers Plus One 10am in St Mary’s Church hall    Monday Club 3pm in Church Hall.

Nov 7th        Monkstown Home Group. 8pm.

Nov 8th       Junior Choir at 6.30pm in St Mary’s Church.

Nov 10th Saturday Evening Service 7pm in St Mary’s followed with refreshments.

Nov 11th Remembrance Sunday Services & Remembrance Choral Evensong.

Nov 14th  Theological Book Circle. 8pm in the Rectory.

Nov 16th-18th   Mother’s Union Conference.

Nov 17th CDYC Soccer Tournament.

Nov 25th Gift Day in the Rectory.

Dec 8th Saturday Evening Service 7pm in St Mary’s followed with refreshments.

Dec 23rd Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols in St John’s Church, Monkstown. 4pm.



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