Pew Sheet – 14th January 2024

The Rector writes ‘As most of you know, 6th January was the beginning of Epiphany-tide and during this time of year we remember how the wise men travelled from afar to see and bring gifts to the new born baby Jesus.

Our ’Giving Tree’ will remain until the feast of Candlemas so feel free to bring any unwanted gifts/biscuit boxes etc and place on the tree. We will then distribute to Penny Dinners/Simon/Cuanlee Refuge charities after 2nd February.

There is a special Epiphany Blessing which we have used in the past. Today, after the Services, I will be giving out some of this special chalk to bring home .  The symbols you would write are  

‘20 + C + M + B + 24’  on the frame.

The 20 & 24 numbers stand for this year (2024) ; and the C,  M,  B  letters stand for the 3 wise men, the ‘Magi’  ( Casper, Melchior, and Balthasar) .   The letters also can mean ‘Christus Mansionem Benedicat’,  which in Latin means “May Christ Bless this House”  

As you are writing the words on your doorframe, you might like to  say this prayer  :

May all who come to our home this year rejoice to find Christ living among us; and may we seek and serve, in everyone we meet, that same Jesus who is Lord, forever and ever. Amen.’

20th January 2024: Carrigaline Youth Group Bowling night. Age: 6th class+

Please RSPV  to Oriel on 0873412445 by the 13th of January 2024 so that spaces can be booked.



Our New Year MU meeting:

Wednesday January 17th at 3.00p.m. in the Parish Hall when a talk on  “Some Tales of my Travels“ will be given  by John Burnett with beautiful photographs and his travel experience which will be well worth coming for. Teas/coffees and chat afterwards as always. 


A vigil of thanksgiving with prayers for ministry and vocations in Cork, Cloyne and Ross Saturday, 27th January 2024 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Cathedral Church of Saint Colman, Cloyne, P25KC93

Stay for the duration or drop in/out and stay for awhile to join the Bishop in prayer




subscriptions now due. €30 for 2024 
You may hand your subscription to one of the churchwardens, you may post your subscription

to Rowland Newenham, Cooleens, Church Road, Carrigaline P43 FR88, you may pay by Revolut @rowlandnewenham, or you may  pay online to Rowland Newenham.
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Dates for your Diary


17th    Mothers’ Union Meeting 3pm Parish Hall

18th  Confirmation Classes begin. 5—6:30pm Parish Hall

19th  Launch of St Mary’s History Book 7:30pm Parish Hall

with viewing of Parish Silverplate. Raffle of Dorothee Roberts Painting of St Mary’s Church. (Raffle Tickets are still available from St Mary’s Church Wardens)

20th  Youth Club Bowling Night (see details on other page)

27th   Prayers for Ministry and Vocation, Cloyne Cathedral

11am to 1pm.


7th Closing Service of St Mary’s Bicentennial Year 7:30pm

The Bishop will dedicate the renovated Reredos, the new Credence Table and the Bicentennial Quilt. The Archbishop of Armagh will preach. St Fin Barre’s Choir will sing the Choral Evensong.

12th  Mens’ Coffee 10am Carrigaline Court Hotel

14th  Ash Wednesday

10:30am & 7:30pm Holy Communion and

Impostition of Ashes Services in St Mary’s Church

28th  Lenten Study begins  – Reading the Apocrypha over

4 weeks. 8pm each Wednesday by Zoom beginning Wednesday 28th February


If you would like to be confirmed this year then you will need to get in touch with the Rector immediately as the classes start  this Thursday 18th.


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