BIN there, DONE that.
Down in the Church Hall,
the truth has proved bitter.
Some people are careless
in dumping their litter.
If you are uncertain
which is the right bin,
Please read the guidelines
when you drop rubbish in.
Food waste in the left
House waste in the middle,
Recycling in the right
(it isn’t a riddle!)
The printed directions
are really quite plain
if everyone follows them
then we won’t complain.
MMPC ……….. on behalf of the Rector and Select Vestry
DIOCESAN MAGAZINE subscriptions due. €25 for 2019. Please give your subscription to the Church Wardens or leave in the Parish Office.
SPONSOR A SLATE! St John’s Church is in need of repair to its roof. 100 slates will need to be purchased at a cost of €4 each. If anyone would like to purchase one-or more!- please contact Henry Forbes on 087-2035000.
GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT PROGRAMME : 8 weeks, starting Mon 11th Feb – Mon 1st April 2019. 7.30pm – 9.30pm. In Our Lady & St John Parish Centre. For those who have experienced the death of a loved one, coming up to a year or more and need support. For more information and registration contact Ber at 021 4371109, on or before Fri 8th February
Anam Cara Cork the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday 6th February at 7:20pm in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org before Tuesday 5th February or call the Information number on 085 2888 888.
4th Feb Littlies + One 10-12 Parish Hall.
No Monday Club today
6th Feb Holy Communion 10:30am St Mary’s Church
7th Feb Confirmation Classes begin 5-6:30pm Rectory
9th Feb Children’s Ministry Workshop 9:30-2 in Northridge House
Mental Health Training for working with children
16th Feb Whist Drive 8:30pm Canon McCrea School Hall
17th Feb Charity Concert ‘Give us a Song’ 8pm. St Mary’s Church.
20th Feb Mother’s Union 8pm Parish Hall.
22nd & 23rd Feb Carrigaline ‘OSKARS’ Night , Carrigaline Court Hotel
Come and support our 6 actors in the films ‘The Field’ and ‘Sister Act’
Tickets (30 euro) available at Carrigaline Court Hotel Reception Desk
24th Feb Holy Communion 9:30am St John’s Church
Fair Trade All Age Service 11am St Mary’s Church
Wholeness & Healing Service 7pm St John’s Church
25th Feb Annual Registration for Vestry 7:30pm Parish Hall
9th Mar Parish Retreat Day ‘Wellsprings’ in the Parish Hall
Random Notes No. CCLXXXIX
Over Christmas, Jill Hingston told me an interesting little tale from 1956. Jill and her late brother Richard, both studied medicine at UCC and they graduated in 1956. Richard had been working in St Finbarre’s Hospital as part of his work experience required to graduate. This was during the worst days of the Polio Epidemic in Cork, and Richard was working closely with some of the affected patients. Part of the treatment in those pioneering days was to use a monstrous piece of equipment called an “Iron Lung”.
Later in the autumn of 1956, he decided to pursue his medical career with the Royal Australian Navy. To get there, he travelled by boat from Southampton. The journey would take about six weeks, and Port Aden on the eastern approach to the Red Sea was the only “stopping off” point.
During the journey, Richard contracted a very mild form of polio. The ship’s captain ordered that he leave the boat in Port Aden. However, Richard thought that this would not be a good idea, as the medical facilities would have been inadequate so he persuaded the captain to allow him complete his journey to Sydney on one condition – that he stay in solitary confinement in the “Padded Cell” of the boat! I didn’t realise, but even today, luxury cruise liners have a padded cell, so that disturbed or troubled passengers can be detained by security officers until the ship lands at port.
Richard eventually arrived in Australia and went on to enjoy a long and successful career with the Royal Australian Navy. The only consequence of the polio infection was a very small limp in his leg. He never had to sleep in a padded cell again though!! RCE