MAY 2017 CHURCH SERVICES
Sunday 7th 10.30am ACE Parish Family Service
Sunday 14th 10.30am Parish Communion & Holy Baptism
12 noon Holy Communion & Holy Baptism
Sunday 21st 10.30am Morning Prayer
Sunday 28th 10.30am Parish Communion & Holy Baptism
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.
As the spring reveals the blossom promises of early buds never have the tree lined streets of Rathfarnham looked so stunning. And the Fete is not far behind!!! May that too celebrate our life together as God's people and may we have opportunities on the day to meet, befriend and reach out to the wider community as our Parish mission states: Reaching out, Reaching up Reaching in.
Easter Vestry news: Thank you to everyone who served on vestry last year which was a busy one with the constant upkeep of properties and negotiation of halls lettings etc.
We were delighted to welcome to our Bilingual Holy Communion service Ms. Anna Szombathy from the Czech Republic who is studying music at the Rathmines Conservatoire, D.I.T. A very accomplished harpist, Anna played suitable Irish melodies during the celebration of Holy Communion on St Patrick's Day. We look forward to Anna's next visit to us.
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
HELPERS FOR WEEK OF FETE
WE ARE LOOKING FOR…
1) Volunteers who could spare 2 hours, 7pm to 9pm any evening, Monday 15th to Thursday 18th May, to help unload cars at the War Memorial Hall
2) Anyone with Vans or Estate cars, or any car with trailer to transport items for sale at the Fête, from the Hall to The High School, Friday 19th May, from 4pm to 6.30pm
3) Anyone who can be at the High School early Saturday morning 20th May from 8am to 10.30am to lend a hand setting up stalls
4) Any willing helpers to help clear the High School after the Fête Saturday 20th May, from 3pm?
MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK!
The Parish has regular weekly & monthly meetings of groups and activities for pre-school, young people, active people, thoughtful people, musical people, retired people ...
Groups like Toddlerzone for pre-schoolers and young Mums but NOT on Tuesdays 11th and 18th of April
Pop - In on Thursdays 13th and 20th April due to Easter but Cubs have a hike on April 30th ...!
Reflections on the Water of Life
Anglican Communion Environmental Network Lenten Resources
During Lent we remember the 40 days that Jesus spent in the wilderness, facing challenge and temptation. It is a time when we reflect on God’s purpose for our own lives. The Anglican Communion Environmental Network has produced useful Lenten resources with an environmental theme. Their focus this year is water. Water is a gift. Water is life. Through their website you can learn how to take part in the Carbon Fast for Lent, enhance this vital season of prayer, study and repentance by using their Study Guide on ‘Reflections on the Water of Life’ and take part in the annual ‘Seven Weeks for Water’ initiative of the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Water Network by following a pilgrimage of water justice in Africa by using reflections, liturgies and other resources on the website
With the warmer nights of Spring, our thoughts turn to 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 - The media of late has been full of stories of desperate people arriving in Europe, with the press focus largely concentrating on the growing numbers, rather than the conflict, injustice, poverty and oppression from which many are escaping. 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