The Rector writes ‘As is mentioned within these pages, we continue to have retiring collections at the back of both churches for Bishops’ Appeal East Africa Crisis Fund.
Christian Aid is a major recipient of Bishops’ Appeal funds and they have issued this poignant prayer for East Africa which you may like to use at this time’
God of all grace,
who in Jesus cried: ‘I thirst’,
hold the people of east Africa in your infinite love.
Be with those for whom the earth’s resources have run dry;
be with those who must walk for miles
to find their daily bread;
be with those for whom survival is a fragile hope;
and be with us as we read the stories of those
who bear such acute suffering.
Give us hearts of compassion to respond in your service,
so that together we may see restoration where there is pain,
and all may rejoice in your goodness.
Don’t forget that the final session of the Lenten Bible Study ‘God’s heart for Migrants’ is this Wednesday at 8pm in the Parish Hall.
Flower Pots Hazel Fleury is looking for 6inch (& larger) Flowerpots. If you have any to pass on to her please contact her on 086-8157821.
The Rector and Church Wardens have Raffle tickets for sale for a wonderful colourful crochet throw, made by Gerlene Kennedy during Advent. The lucky winner will be drawn at the United Christian Aid Service in St John’s Church on April 30th.
Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents holds its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 5th of April from 19:30 to 21:00 in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Tivoli, 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.
Retiring Collections in both Churches from now until Easter Day are for the Bishops’ Appeal East Africa Crisis Fund. Thank you for your generosity and please keep all those who are suffering from hunger in your daily prayers.
Dates for your diary
3rd April Toddlers plus One 10am Parish Hall
Monday Club 3-5pm Parish Hall
Theological Book Circle 8pm Rectory
5th April Holy Communion 10:30 St Mary’s Church
Evening Prayer 7:30 St Mary’s Church
Lenten Bible Study ‘God’s heart for Migrants’ 8pm Parish Hall
6th April Select Vestry Meeting 8pm Rectory
9th April United Palm Service 11am St Mary’s
Holy Week Services… Click this link
22nd April Three Faiths Forum Earth Day Celebration 1pm Bishop Lucey Park, Grand Parade, Cork
23rd April Commissioning of Lay Ministers of the Eucharist at both Sunday Services.
28th April CAMEO 10:30 Sailing Club Monkstown
30th April Christian Aid United Service 11:15 St John’s
Service of Wholeness & Healing 7pm St Mary’s
7th May Confirmation Service 11:15 St John’s
14th May Dawn Chorus 5am Currabinny Woods