The Rector writes ‘I came across this during the week and thought it was excellent and that it resonated with today’s Gospel message. Do you think our mustard seed sized faith is making a tangible difference in our lives? ’
Carrigaline union Harvest Supper-Saturday 8th October at 7.30pm in the Canon McCrea Hall, St Mary’s School, Carrigaline. All Welcome. Ticket 15 euro includes supper and dancing. Contact Henry Forbes 0872035000 or Adrian Bateman 0868300379 for tickets or the Parish Office.
HARVEST DECORATION-The decorating of St Mary’s will be on the Thursday 6th October as there is to be a wedding in the Church on the Friday. The wedding party have asked if we could have the Church decorated before their wedding. Decorating will be at 2.30pm and for those who cannot make that time, St Mary’s will be also be open on the Thursday morning at 10.30am. Any Greenery/Berries/ Flowers and Fruit or Vegetables would be most welcome. Please if you can, help make our Church beautiful for our Harvest Celebration
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.
Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday 5th October from 19:30 to 21:30 in the Ambassador Hotel, Military Road, Cork. The guest speaker for the evening is Pat McCarthy. This is a free event. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org before Tuesday 4th October or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888.
AN INVITATION TO REMEMBER- A Service of Remembrance will be held By Cork University Maternity Hospital on Friday 7th October 2016 at 7.30pm in the Sacred Heart Church, Western Road, Cork. All who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss are welcome.
CORK AUTISM CONFERENCE takes place on October 9th at the Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig, Cork from 9am until 4.30pm. In this conference 5 highly respected medical practitioners and specialists in autism and Asperger’s syndrome share valuable resources for your child, family member, friend, student or yourself. You can avail of a special early bird rate of only €49 until September, 18th. Find out more details here: www.bookwhen.com/corkautism or call Micheál on 086-1719311.
MEALS ON WHEELS is a wonderful service available to anyone in need, housebound, anyone after a hospital stay, etc. If you feel you would like this service, please contact Carrigaline Daycare Centre on 021-4373730. It is available Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 3 course meal, €4 per day. You can have it delivered to your house or come to the centre to enjoy your meal. There is no age restriction.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
3rd October Toddlers plus One 10am
Monday Club 3-5pm Parish Hall
6th October Harvest Decorating in St Mary’s Church. 2.30pm
8th Oct Harvest Supper & Dance 7.30pm Canon McCrea Hall
9th Oct Harvest Thanksgiving Services:
11am St Mary’s Church, Preacher: The Revd John Tanner
7pm St John’s Church, Preacher: The Revd David Bowles
17th Oct Theological Book Circle 8pm Rectory
19th Oct Mothers’ Union 8pm Parish Hall Tracey Pierce will
speak about her recent trip to Cambodia
23rd Oct All Age ‘Sports Service’ 11am St Mary’s Church
28th Oct CAMEO. Monkstown Bay Sailing Club. 1030am
30th Oct United Service 11am St Mary’s
Service of Wholeness & Healing 7pm St John’s
1st Nov Reflective Service 7pm St Mary’s
18-20th Nov Mother’s Union Weekend. Celtic Ross Hotel
Random Notes CCVIII
While Oliver Cromwell’s name has always been mud here in Ireland, according to a family story passed down through generations of the Coppingers of Ballyvolane, he was a man who repaid his debts, no matter how long it took.
In the early 1600’s, an ancestor, Stephen Coppinger, while studying in Louvain University, lent some money to another student. Years went by and in 1649 Cromwell came to Cork. He summoned all the local Catholic landowners to meet him, including Stephen. He asked their names and on hearing Stephen’s, asked if he was the same Stephen Coppinger who had once lent money to a student in France. The answer was yes and Cromwell admitted that he had been that student and repaid Stephen by personally ensuring that Stephen kept his estate (the other landowners weren’t as lucky!).
Coppinger family tradition says that Cromwell stayed in Ballyvolane while in Cork and spent Christmas there.
One thing Cromwell hadn’t reckoned with was the local mosquitoes. In the 17th century, the type of mosquito that carries malaria was more common than it is now and Cork was the ideal breeding ground, being built on marshland. When Cromwell arrived, he was in the best of health, when he left he had already suffered from what modern medics believe was a bout of malaria. This fever recurred several times over the following years, leaving him weaker each time, until it killed him in 1658. The great Oliver Cromwell, who brought down a King, was laid low by Cork’s midges !