The Rector writes ‘Now that we really are in Autumn, we can turn our minds towards Harvest! We will have our Harvest Thanksgiving Services on 2nd October when the Revd Canon Andrew Orr, Chairperson of Eco Congregation, will come and speak at both services.
Andrew is , as most of you know, also the Chaplain in Midleton College and the Priest-in-Charge of Youghal Union. He is also the husband of the Dean of Cloyne so a busy man! We are delighted he will make time to join us for our Harvest celebrations. I am also delighted to tell you that we will again have our Harvest Supper. Saturday 1st October at 7:30pm in the Canon McCrea Hall for Supper & Dancing and the tickets are 20 euro. You can ask any of the Select Vestry or the Church Wardens for tickets.
And as Harvest is looming, it is also now the time for any of the children who grew Sunflowers this year to send me in photos and details of the height to enter into the Harvest Competition. I can’t wait to see them!’
The Season of Creation
The Season of Creation is a time to renew our relationship with our creator and all creation through prayer, celebration and commitment together.
It started in the Orthodox church in 1989 when the 1st of September (also the first day in the Orthodox year) was proclaimed a day to commemorate how God created the world.
The World Council of Churches was instrumental in making the special time into a season, extending the celebration from the 1st September until the 4th of October, which is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, who is much loved in many Christian denominations.
Throughout the month, the world’s 2.2 billion Christians are encouraged to come together in prayer and commitment to care for their common home, planet earth.
Music Notes 04/09/2022
Hymns at St Mary’s
59 New every morning
601 Teach me my God and King
108 Praise to the Holiest
567 Forth in the name of God I go
There is a very special announcement from the music department this Sunday.
We are proposing to have choral singing in both churches of the Carrigaline Union from now on. The Monkstown Chamber Choir will continue providing Evensong and other services as before, and now we hope that a new St Mary’s Church Choir will sing at Holy Communion services in Carrigaline.
Rehearsals in Monkstown will take place on the first two Thursdays of the month at 8 p.m., and in Carrigaline on the second two Thursdays at 7.30 p.m.
If you would like to be a part of our new adventure and contribute ideas for the music we will sing with the congregation, you are most welcome to come along to our first rehearsal on Thursday, September 15th at 7.30 p.m.
If you haven’t yet seen the August Music Monday video do check it out – Dr Charlotte Kroeker has some wonderful things to say about how us musicians should listen to the wisdom of congregations. The September video features a member of our congregation – no spoilers!
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Tuesday 6th September
St Mary’s Indoor Bowls 7:45pm Canon McCrea Hall, new members welcome.
Saturday 10th September
Karen Underwood ‘Coming Home’ Concert, 8pm Christ Church Rushbrook (Cobh & Glanmire fundraiser)
Wednesday 14th September
The Revd Richard Dring will be ordained to the Priesthood at 8pm in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral. All welcome to be
present to support Richard and his family.
Saturday 17th September
Bric-a-Brac Sale plus enjoy some delicious refreshments in the Parish Hall 10am – 4pm
Wednesday 21st September
Mothers’ Union Service 3:30pm St Mary’s Church
Sunday 25th September
The Animal Blessing Service returns at 11am in St Mary’s Church. ALL creatures welcome!
Saturday 1st October
Harvest Supper 7:30pm Canon McCrea Hall
Sunday 2nd October
Harvest Thanksgiving Services in both churches
Sunday 9th October
St Fin Barre’s Cathedral 3:30pm
Dr Simon Woodworth will be commissioned as Diocesan Lay reader. Also this will be the diocesan farewell to
Archdeacon Adrian Wilkinson and the installation of the Very Reverend Cliff Jeffers as Chancellor.
Random Notes CDXXIX
Who remembers these songs?
Oh, my father had a rabbit.
Something’s jumping in my shirt.
Does your chewing gum lose its flavour on the bedpost overnight?
Two pints of lager and a packet of crisps.
Why does a red cow give white milk when it only eats green grass?
My boomerang won’t come back.
Mouldy old dough.
Nice legs, shame about the face.
Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep.
Me and the elephant (we still remember you)
The Pushbike song.
Where’s me jumper?