The Rector writes ‘ I have been running Bible Holiday Clubs since 2004 and since I came to Carrigaline, we have pooled all our resources together with our neighbours in Templebreedy each summer. As well as the obvious advantage of helping primary school children have great fun for a week in the summer (and at the same time to learn something about the Bible ! ) it also involves training our teenagers to be Junior Leaders. This, for me, is the most important aspect of the Holiday Clubs as this kind of training is something that stands to them for the rest of their lives. I was reminded of this during the week when a young person from Kilkenny got in touch asking me to be a Referee on her CV as she heads off to South America teaching. In fact by now I am the referee on many, many CVs as all of these young people grow up and head out in the world using life skills they learnt in our Holiday Clubs. Do please keep our upcoming Holiday Club in your prayers’
PARISH OFFICE during July & August the office will be closed on Mondays. Normal hours from 9:15-12:15 on Wednesdays and Fridays.
KEY HOLDERS We are currently updating our list of Key Holders for St Mary’s Church and Parish Hall. If you have a key for either of these Premises, please let Christine in the office know.
MOTHER’S UNION Sarah Foott will welcome us to her garden for tea at 2.30 on Thursday 13th July. It is always such a treat to visit her beautiful garden which is so full of botanical treasures. We thank her in advance. If anyone would like to go and needs a lift please ask.
Carrigaline Citizen Information Centre, Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre, Church Rd. We are a Free, Confidential, Advice and Advocacy Service on all Rights/Entitlements and Benefits. Open: Tues., Wed., Thurs 10:00am – 1:30pm. Telephone Number 0761 07 6940 No Appointment necessary.
Cork Autism Conference Understanding Autism, Empowering Potential on Sunday, September 17th, 8.30am – 5.30 at Clayton Hotel Silversprings, Cork. More info: www.bookwhen.com/autismcork or call 089 239 8900.
Summer Holiday Club 17th –21st July. Application forms available in the Parish Office.
10th July Toddlers plus One 10am Parish Hall
12th July Holy Communion 10:30am St Mary’s
13th July MU trip to Sarah Foott’s garden 2.30pm
17th –21st July Holiday Club ‘Champions!’ Canon McCrea Hall
Random Notes No. CCXXXVIII
In January of this year, Random Notes covered Alex Pentek’s sculpture, “Kindred Spirits,” which commemorates the kind gift of $170 from the Choctaw Nation to Irish Famine victims in 1857. While the 6 metre tall sculpture was installed in Midleton’s Bailic Park in 2015, a formal dedication ceremony only took place in June.
Chief Gary Batton, and a delegation of more than 15 representatives from the Choctaw Nation from Oklahoma attended the public ceremony on June 18th. It included traditional Choctaw and Irish music and dancing. Rowland Newenham was present at the ceremony and took two photographs of the Choctaw visitors.
Chief Batton said at the ceremony,
“We know the story of the tragedy of all our people that we endured and overcame.
But we knew once we heard of the story of hardship of the Irish people we knew it was our time to step up and help out.
We have endured — the Choctaw people and the people of Ireland.”
Photos by Rowland Newenham.
Some material taken from the Irish Examiner.