I wonder how lent is going for you this year? – have you given things up or even taken things up, or maybe you’ve forgotten about it completely. I must admit that this year things have been so out of kilter that I’ve not been doing what I set out to do. But that’s OK, take a deep breath and remember that Lent is about coming back to God.
There are a few things happening in the parish which I hope will keep us focused on keeping Christ at the centre of our lives – This Announce has details of these – please do prioritise them in the busy-ness of our lives. It would be great if we could fill the slots of the 24 hours of prayer happening at the end of this week and also I commend to you the Passover meal happening on Holy Thursday. – Robert
24 hours of prayer
Fri 31st March- Saturday 1st April
In Blarney Church 12 noon this Friday until 12 noon this Saturday we’re having 24 hours of prayer and we’d love you to sign up – sheets are available to sign in each church or online www.cupcork.ie
Passover / Seder Meal – Holy Thursday
We’re currently organizing a Passover meal for Thursday in Holy week – please sign up online or via the office www.cupcork.ie
We are delighted to welcome as our Holy Week speaker the
Rev John Scott, formerly Rector of Seapatrick Banbridge
and Archdeacon of Down and Dromore.
John is taking as his theme:
‘IT IS FINISHED’
.12th April 8pm St Senan’s Inniscarra
13th April 6pm Parish Centre Carrigrohane
Seder/Passover Supper at 6pm for the whole Church Family
to book your place please ring the Parish Office
We then “go out” to Gethsemane i.e :
8pm St Peter’s Church
A short reflective service for Holy Thursday
& Prayer for Wholeness and Healing
14th April 11.30am Ballincollig (for 12 noon prompt start)
Ballincollig Stations of the Cross – meet outside the Church of St Mary and St John Station Rd.
8pm The Church of the Resurrection Blarney.
Good Friday Service
16th April Easter Sunday
9.30 am – Holy Communion, St Peter’s, Carrigrohane
11 am – Sunday AM in the Parish Centre
11 am – Holy Communion, Blarney
11 am – Holy Communion, St Senan’s, Inniscarra
EASTER GENERAL VESTRY 2nd April 2017
11AM – UNITED CELEBRATION AND HOLY COMMUNION WHEN WE SHARE THE STORIES OF THE LAST YEAR IN CUP.
12 NOON: BRING AND SHARE LUNCH.
FOLLOWED BY EASTER GENERAL VESTRY
Space/activity for Children will be provided for.
Thank you to those who have let their names be nominated and more are welcome. We especially need nominations for Diocesan Synod Representatives*.
*The Diocese Synod is an opportunity to participate in the wider workings of the Church. E.g. the vote for women’s Ordination would have been debated at Diocesan Synod. The lay representatives vote from amongst their members to serve on Diocesan Council which then appoints lay representatives to the central church committees in Dublin. E.g. the Property Committee in Dublin has been discussing our plans for Ballincollig. They are vital for the running of local parishes like ourselves.
Both Diocesan Synod Representatives and Parochial Representatives serve for the next THREE years.
The Synod representatives attend annually for a day usually in June. For more information please speak to Ian or Robert.
INVITATION – On Saturday 29th April we will be having a renewal of vows and thanksgiving service for our 25th Wedding Anniversary – in St. Peter’s at 3.30pm followed by a party in the Parish Centre. Everyone from the Parish is invited to both the service and the party but we need to know numbers for food, so if people are planning to attend they need to ring or text me on 087 7753473 or email email@example.com Michael & Liz Kenning
Ps. No presents please, just your presence.
THIS COMING WEEK beginning 27th March
Office Hours: Mon, Tues & Thurs 9.30-12.30pm. Wed 9.30-3.30pm
Tuesday 28th The Church of the Resurrection, Blarney
10am – 12 noon Toddlers in Blarney
8pm Growth Group
11am Bible Study Prayer and Fellowship in the Parish Centre 8pm – House Group in Venables’.
Thursday 30th The Church of the Resurrection Blarney 30th March
3pm The Daily Office (Church open from 9am)
8.15pm St Senan’s Choir Practice ( now meeting on Thursday weekly)
10.15 – 11.45 am – Carrigrohane Toddlers
Saturday 1st April at 8pm
Performances of Fauré Requiem and other Choral Favourites in the North Cathedral (Cathedral of St. Mary & St. Anne) Cork
Tickets €20 available from Promusica or Deirdre Whitley (Choir member) 086-26124442 For further details: www.pfizerpfonics.com/concert
2nd April – The Fifth Sunday in Lent
11 am – United Celebration in the Parish Centre
Mary Venables mother Maggie who has suffered a stroke
The Election of a new Select Vestry, Wardens, Nominators and Diocesan Synod Reps
INTERCESSIONS FOR THE ANGLICAN CHURCH
Kilmocomogue Paul Willoughby
Derry and Raphoe: Kenneth Good
Immigrants, Refugees, Asylum seekers, the ‘New Irish’ and the Irish Diaspora
(Anglican Cycle of Prayer)
Mexico – (Mexico) Rt Revd Carlos Touche-Porter
St Peter’s Carrigrohane CUP St. Senan’s Inniscarra
The Church of the Resurrection Blarney.
Sunday AM Carrigrohane /Ballincollig
Parish Office – 021 4877260, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rector: Canon Ian Jonas email@example.com 0214871106
Associate Minister: Revd Robert Ferris firstname.lastname@example.org 0214516620
Youth workers: Matt and Katie Gould email@example.com