The Rector writes ‘Lots to fit into this space this morning! Please have a look at the back page about the upcoming Silent Walk for Refugees. This is a great opportunity to highlight how upset we are about the terrible plight of refugees so I hope many of you will be able to join me in Cork on that day.
I also want to mention that RTE will be broadcasting LIVE on Radio from St Mary’s Church on Sunday 26th June, very exciting! I have invited children from our School to join us that morning and Roger Ellis and Frances Schilling will be organising the music for the day. I am appealing to you all for a good turnout for this United Service as the more voices we have in Church on the day the better we will sound across the airwaves! Finally I want to mention that our quarterly Service of Wholeness & Healing is at 7pm tonight in St John’s Church, come and experience a lovely time of quiet reflection in our busy world’
Cakes for Cambodia. Tracey Pierce is hosting a fundraising cake sale in the Rectory alongside our Parish Picnic which follows the United Service this morning. During the summer she is going on a Mission Trip to Cambodia with Tear Fund and CDYC (Cork Diocese Youth Council) who run summer camps for kids touched by trauma. It’s good for us all to support one of our Parishioners when they take on a project like this (and no doubt the cakes will quite delicious !).
TONIGHT AT 7pm- Service of Wholeness & Healing in St John’s.
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.
SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUB ‘COPS & ROBBERS’ This year our Parish will join again with Templebreedy Parish to run a children’s Bible-based Holiday Club from 18th to 22nd 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.
CEILI FOR CAMBODIA will be a family fun event with the Carrigdhoun Comhaltas band. 8pm on Friday 10th June in the Canon McCrea School Hall. As with the ‘Cakes for Cambodia’ , the proceeds from this fundraiser will go to help Tracey Pierce fund her Mission Trip with TearFund and CDYC. All welcome for the Ceol agus Craic. Tickets €10 including dinner.
St Fin Barre’s Cathedral Choir, Cork will be singing a concert of sacred music in the Cathedral of St Fachtna, Rosscarbery on Saturday 4th June at 7pm. The choir will perform highlights from their wide and varied repertoire including music by Tallis, Handel, Mendelssohn and Tavener. Tickets are €10 and will be available on the door.
30thMay Toddlers Plus One 10 to 12pm Parish Hall
Monday Club 3pm to 5pm Parish Hall
9th June Friendship Club 11am Rectory
10th June Ceili for Cambodia. 8pm. Canon McCrea Hall.
13th June Theological Book Circle 8pm Rectory
19th June Silent Walk for Refugees 3pm Cork City
26th June RTE Radio Broadcast from St Mary’s Church
NASC, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre invites us to join them on a Silent Solidarity Walk to mark World Refugee Day 2016. This walk is being organised to raise awareness of those fleeing persecution and seeking security.
When: Sunday 19th June 2016 at 3PM
Where: Walk starts at Bishop Lucey Park
They are asking that each participant bring a pair of old shoes to carry on this walk to symbolise the journey of individuals seeking safety, giving us a small chance to ‘Walk in their Shoes’, however temporarily. These shoes will be placed at the gates of Bishop Lucey Park to raise awareness of the refugee journey with the general public. After the walk, we will have a moment of silence and an invited speaker will share their story of their journey to safety. All are welcome.