Parish Notices Sunday 8th June 2014


The Rector writes:

‘This is the day ….. the day of Pentecost,  the day the Spirit came and enabled the gathered disciples to go and be witnesses to all that they had experienced.

We hope and pray that our 10 young people, Alanna, Alison, Gary, Lorna, Michael A, Michael N, Nicole, Oriel, Rebecca and Ryan will also be similarly enabled after they have been confirmed by Bishop Paul.

We will keep them in our prayers as they continue to walk their own individual Christian journey.’


TEA & COFFEE after the United Service of Confirmation where we will cut the special Pentecost Cake in the Parish Hall.  All are welcome.

Cooking Demonstration- Thursday 19th June 7.30pm in St Mary’s Parish Hall. Noelle Morrison, Ballymaloe trained chef and proprietor of Glenwood House, Carrigaline’s only 4 star Guesthouse will demonstrate an evening of Fantastic food for summer. Taste all the dishes and enjoy a glass of wine on the night. Recipes to take home. Support this Parish Fundraiser. Tickets €20 from the Parish Office, St Mary’s School Office or Adrian Bateman

SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUB ‘STARSHIP DISCOVERY’ This year our Parish will join again with Templebreedy Parish to run a children’s Bible-based Holiday Club from 21st—25th July in the Canon McCrea Hall, St Mary’s School. 10am till 1pm. €30 per child or €70 per family, which includes snack. Registration forms are available from the Parish Office or the Rector.

CARRIGALINE FAMILY SUPPORT CENTRE Allotment Project 2014-Are you in receipt of Social Welfare? Are you interested in gardening or growing your own vegetables and would like to be part of a small group of like-minded people? If so this project could be just for you. For more information please call 021/4919299.

Beetle Drive, Friday, 27th June, St. Mary’s School Hall, Waterpark, at 7.30pm. €10 per person, €20 per family. A fun-filled evening for all -refreshments, prizes, raffle, chat. In aid of Ashton School Hockey trip. Contact Hilary on 086-2637137 or 086-3680513

Facts about Pentecost

Often called the “birthday of the church” as it commemorates the establishment of the church through the Apostles’ teachings on the gospel and the baptism of thousands of followers.

It is also called Shavuot in Judaism where Pentecost is the ‘Feast of Weeks’ that commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai.

‘Pentecost’ comes from the Greek word pentekostos and translates as ‘fiftieth day.’ Jews celebrate Pentecost 50 days after the first Passover seder, and Christians observe the day seven weeks, or 50 days, after Easter. Some congregations decorate their churches with the colour red to represent the “power and fire of the Spirit.”

It  is so wonderful to have our 10 young people confirmed today!



June 9th       Toddlers plus One Group 10am Parish Hall

Monday Club 3pm Parish Hall.

June 15th         Parish Picnic in Rectory Garden after 11am Service

June 19th Cooking Demonstration 7.30pm Parish Hall

June 21st St Nicholas’ Brass Band celebrating 100 years, will be performing at the Mid Summer Garden Party in St Mary’s Churchyard…. plus the Rector’s sponsored diet ends today so roll on those cream teas!

July 21st  – July 25th    Summer Holiday Club ‘Starship Discovery’

Sept 5th Parish BBQ


Random Notes XCIX

loughbeg beach

“Before the development of Ringaskiddy as a major industrial area, and employer for many, I can remember warm summer afternoons at “Luck” strand. Also known as “Happy Moments”, I assume that “Luck” was a local shortening of it’s correct name “Lough Beg”.

The Fiat 124 would find an awkward parking space in a smelly ditch, then we would scramble down the edge of a farmer’s field and claim the best spot on the shelly beach as ours! As well as swimming in the sheltered, gently sloping sea, a great adventure was to explore the ruined cottage above the strand, imagining the lives and loves of those who once lived there. Did they see the Titanic and Lusitania  beyond Roches’ Point? Did they row out to these and other liners to sell their hand-knitted jumpers and scarves? No doubt they had hard, but colourfully enriched lives enjoying the wonders of Cork Harbour.

Although “Luck” isn’t really an option any more, we still have the most beautiful beaches so close to us. Myrtleville, Fountainstown, Robert’s Cove, Rocky Bay, Oysterhaven. Pack a picnic and go!

Next week sees the 100th edition of “Random Notes”. To mark our centenary, Lesley and I will join forces in a very special double feature.”



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