The Rector writes ‘The gospel today reminds us of the obligation to be charitable ‘whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones ‘ There seems to be so much need in the world, it’s hard to know where to begin, but begin we must! As a parish we commit 5% of our annual income to charity but in fact each year we give far more than that. On a personal level, it is also worthwhile to actually sit down and plan your own charitable giving. In the parish we spread donations across International Charities (40%), National Charities (20%) and Local Charities (40%) . We also collect items at the back of each church for Cork Charities : Simon Community, Penny Dinners and Cuanlee Women’s Refuge as well as holding once off charity events like the recent Time for Tilara appeal. I say all this to encourage you not to lose hope when confronted by immense problems in our world. We can all make a difference…. You know the old saying about How to eat an Elephant (answer : one bite at a time)! …..
I really must look for a vegetarian option for that joke… but you get the picture, don’t despair, you CAN make a difference’’
LIVE STREAMING The Church Wardens in St Mary’s are conducting a survey with regard to parishioners’ thoughts, suggestions or comments about Live Streaming of Services as the Select Vestry are in the process of writing a Protocol on Live Streaming..… do talk to Clodagh & Hilary.
KEY HOLDERS We are currently updating our list of Key Holders for St Mary’s Church and Parish Hall. If you have a key for either of these Premises, please let Christine in the office know.
PARISH OFFICE-For the months of July & August the office will be closed on a Monday. Normal hours from 915-1215 on Wednesdays and Fridays.
MOTHER’S UNION Sarah Foott will welcome us to her garden for tea at 2.30 on Thursday 13th July. It is always such a treat to visit her beautiful garden which is so full of botanical treasures. We thank her in advance. If anyone would like to go and needs a lift please ask.
Application forms now available in the Parish Office.
CARRIGALINE LIBRARY STARDOME Tuesday 11th July .If you have any budding astronomers in the family then this is an opportunity not to be missed. Presented by Blackrock Castle Observatory in Cork, the
Stardome will bring to life the wonders of the night sky and open your mind to the beauty of the cosmos. Shows will be scheduled every half hour starting at 10.15am, with the last show starting at 3.30pm. Booking is essential so please phone the library at 021-4371888 to register and we would ask that children up to the age of 7 are accompanied by an adult.
Carrigaline Citizen Information Centre, Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre, Church Rd. We are a Free, Confidential, Advice and Advocacy Service on all Rights/Entitlements and Benefits. Open: Tues., Wed., Thurs 10:00am – 1:30pm. Telephone Number 0761 07 6940 No Appointment necessary.
Cork Autism Conference Understanding Autism, Empowering Potential on Sunday, September 17th, 8.30am – 5.30 at Clayton Hotel Silversprings, Cork. More info: www.bookwhen.com/autismcork or call 089 239 8900.
3rd July Toddlers plus One 10am Parish Hall
5th July Holy Communion 10:30am St Mary’s
9th July Compline 7pm St John’s
13th July MU trip to Sarah Foott’s garden 2.30pm
17th –21st July Holiday Club ‘Champions!’ Canon McCrea Hall
Random Notes No. CCXXXVII
First an apology in that it was intended that the quiz of details of the interior of St. John’s, Church, Monkstown would form today’s Random Notes, but events were to dictate otherwise, and so, part two of St. Mary’s, Carrigaline instead! St. John’s will of course follow in due time.
The above photographs, all most beautifully taken by Clodagh King, are of objects or details to be found in the Churchyard of St. Mary’s, and the first entry, either handed to a Churchwarden or compiler of this note, or sent in by text to 087-6117746, correctly identifying, either the identity or the location of the ten photographs, will, as with the previous quiz, be the proud owner of a succulent bar of Cadbury’s chocolate!