Pew Sheet – 12th November 2023

The Rector writes

’On this Remembrance Sunday, I thought that pictures by the famous Graffiti Artist Banksy might speak louder than my words ‘

Dates for your Diary


18th   Our next youth group evening we will be attending the youth day in Ardfallen centre where we will be joining other youth groups around the county. The cost for the day is €3. Please let Oriel  know ASAP on 0873412445 if your teen can attend. 

19th   ‘A Celebration of Lay Ministry’ 7pm

St Fin Barre’s Cathedral

· Hilary Dring will be licenced as a Diocesan Lay Reader

· Clodagh King will be commissioned as a Lay Local Minister (Pastoral)

22nd  Mothers’ Union meeting at 3.00 pm in the Parish Hall.

The title is “Christmas Flower Zing” with Brenda Haubold inspiring us for Christmas. Her arrangements will be raffled for MU Overseas funds. Hazel Sweetnam and Margorie Garland will be there as well with M.U. Christmas cards, Birthday/Sympathy cards, calendars and other gift ideas

24th   Pageant/Drama 7:30pm in St Mary’s Church

26th   Parish Gift Day 9:30/11am

Also two Speakers on Gender Based Violence (from Cuanlee Refuge & OSS Cork Support Services) will be at the 11am Service to launch the exhibition ‘Souls of our  Shoes’ which will run until Wednesday 29th. 

There will be a Bring & Share Lunch in the Parish Hall.  More details nearer the time.

29th   Advent Zoom Bible Study 8pm  ‘Song of Zechariah’


3rd   AM:  Bible Buddies/Posada  PM: Tractor Run

5th    Movie Night ‘The Scarlet and the Black’ 7:30pm Parish Hall

6th Advent Zoom Bible Study 8pm ‘Song of Mary’

13th Advent Zoom Bible Study 8pm ‘Song of the Angels’

15th   Community Carols in St Marys Church 7:30pm

15th to 17th   Nativity Display in Parish Hall

(please contact the Rector if you would like your set to be part of the Display)


17th   Nine Lessons & Carols 4pm  St John’s Monkstown

20th Advent Zoom Bible Study 8pm ‘’Song of Simeon’

24th   Carols around the Crib  11am St Mary’s Carrigaline Posada returns.


This Advent we will again be having our lovely ’Posada’, the tradition of the wooden figures of Joseph, Mary and the Donkey travelling from home to home in the parish throughout the four weeks of the Advent Season. Heading out to the first house after the Advent Sunday Service on 3rd Dec and finally arriving back to the Carols around the Crib Service at 11am on 24th December, Christmas Eve (which is a Sunday this year).   If you would like to welcome the Posada to your home during this time, the signup sheet is at the back of St Mary’s Church. It’s very easy, the person before you will ring you up and arrange to drop the figures to you and so on. Just talk to the Rector if you’d like any more details about the tradition.

24th  November Bicentennial  Pageant/Drama

7:30pm in St Mary’s Church

Come and enjoy a thrilling tale of 200 years!

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