The Rector writes ‘Although it is still a whole month until the beginning of Advent on 30th November, I have placed the ‘Posada’ Signup sheet at the back of St Mary’s Church this morning. The Posada tradition involves the figures of Mary,Joseph and the Donkey travelling from home to home in the parish over the four week Advent period, finally arriving back in St Mary’s on Christmas Eve in time for the lovely Carols around the Crib Service at 4pm. This tradition has been happening for many years in this parish and it really is a lovely way to connect with others, especially if you are new to the area. Please sign up for a specific date on the sheet and the figures will be delivered to you on that date , they will remain with you overnight and then you deliver them on to the next name on the list. It couldn’t be any more simple and yet it is a way of truly connecting with what is real and important at this busy time of the year.’
PARISH QUIET DAY- Gerard Flynn will lead us in a Quiet Day with a theme of Celtic Spirituality (Some of you may remember Gerard speaking to us as gaelige at our St Patrick’s Day Service). We begin at 11am on Saturday November 15th. Coffee & Tea provided with Lunch as a bring & share event, finishing up at around 3pm. There is no charge for the day but please let the Rector know if you are coming so that we have some idea of numbers for Gerard. Thank you.
CLIMATE JUSTICE EVENT in our Parish Hall on Friday November 7th. Prof John Sweeney will speak about the effects of Climate Change locally and Globally. We will receive our Eco Congregation Award on the night.
Come and Sing Choral Evensong! St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork, Saturday 15th November at 2pm. This is an RSCM event and as affiliates to the group, it is open to anyone in Carrigaline Union. The afternoon will be directed by Malcolm Wisener and will end with a sung Choral Evensong in the Cathedral at 4pm. The RSCM Ireland co-ordinator, Mark Bowyer, will look at some of the resources that are available for those involved in Church music. There is no charge for attending, however a contribution may be made towards the cost of refreshments. Contact Roger Ellis on 087 9607750 if you would like to attend.
EXHIBITION of work by the late Anna O’Hara: paintings and prints for sale in aid of Nathan Kirwan Trust and Irish Cancer Society. continues daily 10 – 4 until Sun 9th Nov., in Currabinny.
Women’s Weekend, 21st- 23rd November, Garryvoe Hotel-a weekend to take some time out and enjoy. Booking forms at the back of the church. For more info talk to Hilary 086-3680513. For women of all ages.
Twinning in Carrigaline-their A G M which takes place on Tuesday 4th November at 8pm in the Community Complex. With the visit to Guidel inBrittany next year and the upcoming twinning in Kichseeon near Munich they are looking for new members to add to the energy and enthusiasm already in the Association. Perhaps come along on the night and find out more.
Carrigaline Community Drugs Initiative in partnership with Carrigaline Family Support Centre are hosting a free information evening on Wednesday November 5th @ 7.30pm in Carrigaline Court Hotel on Teens & Self Harm. Marguerite Kiely, Manager of Child and Adolescent Services in Pieta House is speaking on the topic and all are welcome to attend.
MIDLETON COLLEGE ROTARY CLUB TEA PARTY Adam Nuzum writes ‘We would be truly honoured to have your presence at our “Guess Coming To Tea” tea party. This is a charity fundraiser which is organised by the Irish Guide dogs and Age Action Ireland. The Midleton College Rotary Club will be hosting their own tea party on Tuesday 18th November from 16:00-17:30. It will take place in the College Assembly Hall and there will be live music provided by Cork Sound. Many students will also be serenading us with their instruments. There will be tea/coffee served as well as a cake sale and a raffle. All money collected will go to the above charities. It is a fundraising tea party mainly for people aged 30+ and it will be an enjoyable afternoon and we would like as many people to attend as possible. There is more information on www.guesswhoscomingtotea.ie’
Nov 3rd Toddlers plus One Group 10am Parish Hall
Monday Club 3pm Parish Hall.
Nov 5th Midweek Eucharist 10.30am St Mary’s
Nov 5th Lectio Divinia 8pm Parish Hall
Nov 6th Junior Choir 6.30pm St Mary’s Church
Nov 7th Climate Justice Event 7.30pm Parish Hall
Nov 9th Remembrance Day Choral Evensong
7pm St John’s Church
Nov 13th Friendship Club meet in Drings at 11am
Nov 15th Quiet Day in Parish Hall, 11am till 3pm
Come & Sing in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral 2pm
Nov 23rd Gift Day in the Rectory 12 till 4pm
Nov 30th United Advent Service 11am St Mary’s
Service of Wholeness and Healing 7pm St John’s
Random Notes No. CXIX
Two interesting lists have recently come to light, recording the donations presented to charities by the Carrigaline Union of Parishes in 1967, and 1969.
The content of the first of the two, that for the year 1967 ‘Missions & Charities’ to which donations were given is transcribed beneath:
Church Missionary Society £58. 16. 0d
Our own Missionary £17. 1. 0d
Leprosy Mission £30. 13. 0d.
Mission to Seamen £12. 8. 0d.
Jerusalem and East Mission £ 2. 5. 0d.
C. of I. Jews Society £ 6. 15. 6d
D. U. Mission to Chota Nagpur £ 7. 11. 0d.
Mission to Deaf and Dumb £ 2. 8. 0d.
Bible Society £15. 9. 0d.
Diocesan Missionary Projects £104. 0. 0d.
Christian Aid £70. 0. 0d.
The Haven £15. 0. 0d.
Gorta £30. 0. 0d.
Buckingham House £ 9. 0. 0d.
Protestant Orphan Society £15. 5. 0d.
St. Luke’s Home £10. 0. 0d.
Victoria Hospital £ 9. 10. 0d.
Earl Haig Fund £19. 0. 0d.
C. of I. Moral Welfare Society £ 5. 8. 0d.
Clergy Widows and Orphans Society £25. 0. 0d