The Rector writes ’Today is the ’5th’ Sunday of August. We usually have 5 Sundays in a month about 4 times a year. It has been our habit to have a United Service on these 5th Sundays, but this obviously isn’t happening a la Covid. We also used to have an evening Service of Wholeness & Healing on 5th Sundays but this won’t be happening either. I felt it was a pity, now above all times, not to have this kind of service so I have decided to organise a special Healing Service on the evening of Sunday 18th October , which is the feast day of St Luke the Physician. I thought we might have special prayers of gratitude for all the people who work in our Health Services as well as the normal healing aspect to the liturgy. It will be in St Mary’s which can hold 45 people (normally we would only have 10 to 15 people at the Healer Services and 6 –7 of these would be involved in the actual Prayer Ministry , so we should have more than enough space with 45 places.) The Healer Prayer group consists of Kay Tracey, Richard Dring, Peter Coughlan, Joy Keefe , Simon Woodworth, Hilary Dring and John Sweeney. I would like to thank them for the constant prayer on behalf of anyone who requests it. I have found them to be such a support to me over the last seven years since they completed the training with the Church’s Ministry of Healing Just stick the date in your diary for now. In the meantime if you would like the group to pray in total confidence for you or for someone you know who is in a difficult situation, just let me know.’
At last, we are going to attempt running an event! CDYC are having (fingers crossed) a Kayaking day in Lough Hyne, near Skibbereen, on Saturday the 19th of Sept from 2.30pm to 6pm. This trip takes us on the tide from Lough Hyne, Northern Europe’s only inland saltwater lake, through a short channel called “The Narrows” out to sea. There we can explore caves and islands and return on the turn of the tide.
This is for any secondary school students and the cost will be €45pp.
Unfortunately, we can’t run a bus, due to restrictions.
I will send a list of items to bring, Guidelines and a Health Questionnaire to those who will be attending to complete a few days beforehand.
Places are VERY limited.
Please drop me an email or text to put the name of the teen down on the list.
BUT I will need the form and fee to confirm their booking before the closing date of the 9th Sept, please.
Booking forms are now available to download from our website (link at the bottom of this email).
Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Hilda Connolly. Diocesan Youth Officer (086) 8790623
Website – http://cdyc.ballineen.com
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Random Notes CCCLV
Many of us will be familiar with Constance Markievicz, the Irish revolutionary who began life as Constance Georgine Gore-Booth, born into a landed gentry family at Lisadell House, County Sligo in 1868.
She married Casimir Markievicz – an impoverished, Polish nobleman, a Roman Catholic widower with a three year old son, in 1900. Yet little is known about their only daughter – Maeve Alyss de Markievicz.
Maeve’s childhood was largely spent with her maternal grandmother at Lisadell. Her relationship with her mother was erratic, and the young girl learned from an early age that she would have to fend for herself.
She trained as a landscape gardener in England and spent most of her time in London and Kent. Although she was a talented violinist, her career initially involved providing horticultural advice to country house owners in the south of England. Maeve considered herself to be Irish, but her relationship with Britain was marred, in her own mind, by the reputation that her mother held in Irish history as a passionate republican.
After the second world war, English country houses and gardens went into severe decline. So Maeve changed her course of income-making to that of being an artist. Both her parents had been relatively well known and accomplished artists. She returned to Sligo in her later years and enjoyed painting the many beautiful scenes along the west coast of Ireland.
She was still resident in Hampstead but on her final trip to Lissadell,
she wrote this simple little poem:-
There is a colour on Benbulben
Indigo on Knocknarea
Gold and grey and primroses
In Lissadell today.
There is fire on Ben Weskin
Ice blue on Sligo Bay
God give us peace and hope
In Lissadell today.
Maeve died in Hampstead on 8th June, 1962 aged just sixty years.