SUMMER 2017 CHURCH SERVICES
Sunday 4th 10:30am Morning Prayer
Sunday 11th 10:30am Parish Communion
Sunday 18th 10:30am Morning Prayer
Sunday 25th 10:30am Parish Communion
Sunday 2nd 10.30am Morning Prayer
Sunday 9th 10.30am Parish Communion
Sunday 16th 10.30am Morning Prayer
Sunday 23rd 10.30am Parish Communion
12 noon Holy Communion & Holy Baptism
Sunday 30th 10.30am Parish Communion
Sunday 6th 10.30am Morning Prayer
Sunday 13th 10.30am Parish Communion
Sunday 20st 10.30am Morning Prayer
Sunday 27th 10.30am Parish Communion
Main service with full choir and sermon
8.00 am & 12.00 noon - Holy Communion
with traditional language, no music or sermon
10.30 am - Holy Communion
with traditional language, no music or sermon
The Chester Beatty library holds many amazing artefacts from many cultures around the world spanning many centuries. One of these is an illuminated Atlas from the 17th century, designed in Amsterdam by the brothers William and Joan Blaeu entitled Theatre of the World. These atlases were innovative in gathering into one bound book the discoveries of the Portuguese and Spanish explorers together with the now revised Ptolmey charts. An encyclopaedic amount of information was also included between the covers of the Atlas. The very elaborately illuminated title page has four letters in Hebrew right at the top crediting the Creator with his handiwork of land masses, seas, cultural diversity and life in all its forms.
Gift Day: Thank you to everyone who contributed to the appeal for donations to cover the cost of the Curatage refurbishment and the proposed repair work on the organ. Over €18k was raised..................... and spent (!) mostly on the Curatage which is now ready to be rented out. Our next task is to assess the work that needs to be done on the organ. We anticipate this may be a longer term project and will keep you updated.
Fête: While the marquee was being erected in the High School on Friday evening a very vibrant rainbow formed an arch over it leading one to hope that this was a good sign. Would the crock of gold be revealed on Saturday? Sure enough it was!! The counting still continues but to say that almost €28k has been raised by all the industry and drive of you who are reading this and your families and friends, speaks volumes for the collective effort that the FÊTE was. I know the FÊTE committee (Dervla, Karen, Lynda, Lynn, Philip, Ross) left no stone unturned as in the weeks beforehand they rooted out sponsors, volunteers, equipment and performed wonders with the logistics of the day. The War Memorial Hall heaved with mounds of goods which eager beavers sorted for display and sale; bargains were had and taste buds were indulged and all occurred with great energy and grace. By 5 pm the High School was back to normal. Some charities benefitted from some of our excess goods again this year and this is great. So a massive THANK YOU to everyone. The real crock of gold is you!
Rathfarnham Parish is a Church of Ireland (Anglican) Parish
Situated in the south west suburbs of Dublin City and close to the Dublin mountains, Rathfarnham Parish is committed to a shared ministry led by the clergy and lay people with Services, Religous Education, Choir, Weddings, Baptisms and a range of adult and youth organisations
Rector: Canon Adrienne Galligan
Curate Assistant: Rev'd Ruth O'Kelly
Diocesan Reader - Joan Forsdyke
Parish Office email: email@example.com
PARISH EVENT DATES
12th of every Month is deadline for Review notes. Each parish organisation/club/ministry is encouraged to submit a short future focus article for inclusion in our Parish notes
With a wedding on the 24th June and Rathfarnham Festival on the 25th June the vestry decided to organise a Church clean up morning on Saturday 17th June from 10am. All willing hands welcome.
The Parish has regular weekly & monthly meetings of groups and activities for pre-school, young people, active people, thoughtful people, musical people, retired people ...
We look forward to seeing our Fine Diners at the Tuesday Lunch Club on the 13th June. Thanks to Bryan Wilkinson and team for organising this and providing fine fayre.
A Coffee morning in aid of Laura Lynn will be held in the Parish Centre on Thursday 22nd June from 10.30am. If you are free please Pop In.
Reflections on the Water of Life
World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Water Network
The Ecumenical Water Network (EWN) is comprised of a network of churches and church-related organizations that promotes the preservation, responsible management and equitable distribution of water for all, based on the understanding that water is a gift of God and a fundamental human right. ‘Water is Life’. For a more in-depth description of the objectives, convictions and the theological base of the EWN, please refer to: "Water of Life. An invitation to participate in the Ecumenical Water Network" - A collection of different texts, this brochure contains not only the Framework for the Ecumenical Water Network but also reflections on water as a biblical topic, pressing issues, as well as encouraging stories of hope. The Ecumenical Declaration by Churches of Brazil and Switzerland is included in English and Portuguese. (PDF document / 9,51MB)
With the warmer nights of Summer, we must not forget those less fortunate than ourselves. If you have any of the following, surplus to your requirements, there are many who would be delighted to use them:
Sleeping bags, blankets, mens clothes and shoes (especially trainers) - these are needed by The Trust (across the road from the old Iveagh baths near St. Patrick’s Cathedral)
Ladies clothes - The Women’s Refuge, Rathmines
Children’s clothes from 0 – 12 years - Bring to church for Catherine Slacke who has contacts with social workers in the area and Tallaght
Duvets covers, sheets and pillow cases, towels, tea towels and any other such household goods – Bring to church for Heather to pass on; Contact Heather or Catherine if in doubt!
Focus on the need, not the numbers - People are dying daily from hunger and malnutrition across East Africa. This is the worst humanitarian crisis since 1945. Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, where 100,000 people face starvation and nearly 5 million people urgently need food. The crisis follows more that three years of devastating conflict, which has left millions of people without a safe place to call home.
The situation is also grave in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia where 14 million people are going hungry every day, caught up in the region’s worst drought in 50 years. In Somalia alone, over 360,000 children under five are extremely malnourished. Read more >
War Memorial Hall
Memorial Hall Enquires - Phone John Deacon @ 087 1265325 (Mondays)
John who has taken responsibility for some years now for the bookings of both War Memorial Hall and Parish Centre will retire from this responsibility in September and should this be an area of ministry you would be interested in taking on, please let the Rector know.
War Memorial Hall Users - To avoid any health & safety issues arising from the use of shared space, if you notice any concerns about any issues can you please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Photographs of Hall and Opening Ceremony