Parish Notices Sunday 31 March 2013

RECTOR AWAY Elaine will be away from Monday 1st until Monday 8th April. For Pastoral support, please contact the Revd Isobel Jackson at 087 76435424

EASTER EGG COLLECTION -The box at the back of the Church to collect any ‘spare’ Easter Eggs you may have will be delivered into the children in the Cork Women’s Refuge Cuanlee today, Easter Sunday.

New reading rotas and tea and coffee rotas available at the back of the church and in your email inbox. Please do note when you are rostered on and if you are not available that Sunday please arrange in advance to swop with someone else or let Christine in the office know. Thank you!

TODDLERS PLUS ONE GROUP and MONDAY CLUB resumes on Monday 15th April. Toddlers group from 10am-midday and Monday club from 3-5pm.

JUNIOR CHOIR resumes on Thursday 18th April All school going children welcome. Contact the rector or Hilary Dring for more details.

EASTER VESTRY This annual meeting, which is open to all parishioners, will take place in St Mary’s Church Hall at 7.30pm on Thursday 11th April. Remember that while all are welcome to attend the Easter Vestry meeting only registered vestry persons may vote or be voted into office but please do come along and see how your parish is being run.

Coffee morning in aid of Ashton School, Thursday 4th April at St. Mary’s Church Hall 10.30 -12 noon. Your support would be appreciated to help raise funds for the new school.

Movie Night for younger ladies in our church family, Wednesday, 17th April at 8pm in St. Mary’s Church Hall. Take time out, bring a friend and enjoy a fun evening. Light supper (finger food). Contact Hilary at 086-3680513 if you want to know more.

MEN’s Shed All men are welcome to go along and find out more about the companionship and skills training available in the Mens’ Shed Kilnagleary on the Minane Bridge Road.  See leaflets at the back of the churches for more details or contact  Roger @ 4372438

Job Vacancy for a Parish Secretary for the Templebreedy Group of Parishes. 12 hours per week. For more information please contact:  Rev Isobel Jackson,Tel: 021 4831236 or e-mail:

GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT programme starting in the Parish Centre of Our Lady and St John Church, Carrigaline for an 8 week period Monday 8th April to Monday 27th May. Contact 4371109 before 5th April if you feel this may be for you.


Apr 11th        Annual Vestry Meeting 7.30pm St Mary’s Church Hall.

Apr 13th Saturday Service 7pm St Mary’s Church.

Apr 14th Evensong. 7pm St John’s Church.

Apr 17th  Movie night for younger ladies. 8pm St Mary’s Church Hall.

Apr 25th Theological Book Circle 8pm The Rectory.

Apr 27th MU Brunch in Rectory.

Apr 28th Parish/School Sponsored Walk

May 11th MU/Youth Led Saturday Night Service 7pm St Mary’s  Church

May 15th       MU Afternoon Tea in the Rectory 3pm

May 17th        Flower Festival Opening Service, 8.30pm St Mary’s Church.

May 19th        Closing Service, 7pm  Bishop Michael Burrows preaching.

May 31st        Kilkenny Mothers’ Union group visiting Rectory

June 1st          Parish Fête in St Mary’s School, Carrigaline.

June 9th         Sunday School Prize giving and Parish Picnic in Rectory

July 22nd –26th Children’s Summer Holiday Club Week.

Sept 29th United Service :  Blessing of Animals St Mary’s 11am

Healing Service St John’s 7pm

Oct 13th  St Mary’s Harvest Thanksgiving Eucharist 11am

The Revd Trevor Lester preaching.

St John’s Harvest Thanksgiving Evensong 7pm

The Revd John Ardis preaching


On this Easter morning

 We welcome you Jesus into our lives.
We welcome your resurrection for it is
life changing, life giving and life sustaining.
We welcome the hope it brings to our world.
We welcome the joy it brings to our darkness.
We welcome the empty tomb for we know that 
it means you are on the loose.

 Lord, may your resurrection give life to those who feel lifeless,                                                                                                      who are just going through the motions,                                                                                                                                                             and those who have had the death of a loved one.

Lord, may your resurrection give hope to those who are mired in despair,                                                                               who feel hopeless, and who have given up all hope.                                                                                                                                 Lord, may your resurrection give joy to those who feel no joy, lost their joy                                                                             or have had their joy snuffed out.

Lord, may you be on the loose in this world as the risen one

Abigail Carlisle-Wilke


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