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A Killiney Newsletter

Holy Trinity Parish, Killiney March/April 2014 Vol. 3 Issue 2

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Easter 2014
IN THIS ISSUE - Lent, Holy Week and Easter, page 18 - Carry Centre Project, page 6 - Golf Outing, page 20 - Clubs and Societies, pages 10 & 11 - School, Childrens and Youth News, page 22 - Dedication of Gifts, page 16

Whos Who in Holy Trinity Parish

CHURCHWARDENS Rectors - Meriel Nuzum Peoples - Linda Peters JUNIOR CHURCHWARDENS To be appointed GLEBEWARDENS Rectors - Alleyn Manley Peoples - Sandra Moore

RECTOR Revd Niall J. Sloane Holy Trinity Rectory, Killiney Road, Co. Dublin. Telephone: 01 285 2695 E: Day Off: Friday LAY READER Nigel Pierpoint LAY READER EMERITUS Ruth Heard

Flower Rota
Date Mar 2 9 16 23 30 Apr 6 13 20 27 Arranging Flowers Vanessa Mitchell Edie Berry Pascal Watkins EASTER Anne Pierpoint

Flower Rota, Parish Register

SELECT VESTRY Rector, Churchwardens, Glebewardens, Bryan Burdett; Clive Christie; Chris Hurley; Helen Irwin Denise King; Zandra Laing; David Millar; Helen Middleton; Paul OBrien; Nigel Pierpoint; Lewis Purser; Stephen Rhys-Thomas. HON. SECRETARY Denise King HON. TREASURER Christopher Hurley ASSISTANT HON. TREASURER Helen Middleton HON. F W O RECORDER Helen Middleton PAROCHIAL NOMINATORS Nigel Pierpoint Paul OBrien Lewis Purser Clive Christie DIOCESAN SYNODSPEOPLE Edgard Hall, David Millar, Nigel Teggin

The Parish Panels (Safeguarding Trust) Responsibilities include: - interviewing persons willing to serve as workers in the parish - advising workers on their responsibilities in respect of the Code - advising the Select Vestry in respect of its responsibilities The Parish Panel Members are: The Revd N.J. Sloane (Rector) Nigel Teggin Sandra Moore Hazel Kinmonth

PARISH PANEL Rector, Hazel Kinmonth, Sandra Moore, Nigel Teggin ORGANIST Frank Hughes, 4945506 CARETAKER Vacant READERS GUILD Ruth Heard INTERCESSORS GUILD The Rector C of I GAZETTE DISTRIBUTION Pam Gordon CHURCH REVIEW Marianne Irvine

PARISH ARCHIVES We are looking for any photos, information or historical artefacts relating to Holy Trinity, Killiney. In particular we are looking for copies of Annual Accounts, Service Sheets, Photos and Parish Magazines. If you have any such records please contact the Rector.

Organising your wedding Weddings are very special occasions in the life of any family and in the life of the church. When considering getting married please check possible dates with the Rector before confirming arrangements. It is expected that couples will make a regular commitment to the life of the church in preparation for marriage.

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Holy Baptism Born again of water and the Holy Spirit 9 February (in Holy Trinity) Erin Maria, daughter of Kenneth and Liane Feaheny

MAGAZINE TEAM - Would you like to Help? Speak to the Rector Rector (Editorial), Zandra Laing (Co-ordinator), Dorothy Barrett (Distribution), Rector, David Dingemans & Rosemary Teggin (Photographs), Joan Millar (Advertising), Reads, Sandyford (Production)

The May / June edition of The Obelisk will appear at the beginning of May. Deadline for submissions is 15th April. There is no newsletter for July/August.
Cover Image: Killiney Hill by Ian Gemmell

Our sympathy and prayers are with all those who have been bereaved remembering especially: Victor Agar on the death of his cousin Our School Principal, Sadie Honer on the death of her Father-in-law

RECTORS SURGERY - Every Tuesday 7-8 pm, Holy Trinity Rectory

Holy Trinity Parish Office, Killiney Road, Killiney, Co. Dublin
Tel: 01 2852695 Email: Website:

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Rectors Letter

Pack your bag to Holland When you think of Holland, what do you think of? Windmills? Tulips? Clogs? While they are all there to see, there is so much more to enjoy in the Netherlands, which we have discovered on our many trips with the children to visit my sister and her family. Amsterdam is a great city and fun to navigate on the very efficient tram service or by cycling. The Science museum called NEMO is amazing with so much interactive activities for all ages, and with the restaurant being on the roof the views over the city are great. For older children, Anne Franks house (prepare to queue!) and the recently refurbished Rijksmuseum are a must. The huge park in the centre of the city called the Vondelpark has plenty of playgrounds and is a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by! The boat cruises let you see the city from another angle as you wander through the many canals. Very easy to hop on and off. Away from the capital our favourite is the Madurodam which is all of Holland built in miniature in a large park setting. It is close to the Hague, another beautiful city once you get into the centre. If you visit in the summer the beaches near the Hague are g o od w i t h pl e nt y o f restaurants. Our favourite is called Wassenaarseslag (no this is not a spelling error!) and is easily reached by cycling on the many excellent cycle paths through the sand dunes. Utrecht which is about 20 minutes from Amsterdam is a lovely compact city and easy to get around, there is the Dom Tower, again with great views and lots of restaurants on the waters edge below street level. These are only a very few of the many things that you might like to see and do in this lovely country and as my sister is moving to Los Angeles in April, our visit in March will sadly be the last for a little while. Jackie Cassidy Killiney Health and Beauty Salon
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The Joy of Easter

Dear Parishioners,

I have just returned from Scotland where Karen and I were visiting family. Although we spent a lot of the time rushing from one house to another it was good to have the opportunity to spend time together. It was also a time for me to reflect on the many things happening in our parish. In particular I am very conscious of the number of people who are journeying through illness. As we prepare for the great festival of Easter and the joy that it brings to our lives I am mindful of those for whom joy seems absent - as your rector please be assured of my thoughts and prayers and that even in the midst of pain, sorrow and fear you are not alone. Carry Centre Please see the latest update of this important project on page 6. Easter Vestry The Annual Easter Vestry will be held on Sunday 6th April. It is a good opportunity to reflect on the past year and hear about plans for the year to come. Your presence and support would be very welcome. Golf Outing I draw your attention to this on page 20. Holy Week and Easter As usual we are preparing for Holy Week and Easter. This year we join with neighbouring churches for services in Holy Week. More details on the back cover. On Easter Sunday we will have our annual Easter Bonnet competition prizes for Gentlemen, Ladies, Boy and Girl! With all good wishes,

Community Notices

Services in March

The Sunday before Lent Exodus 24: 12-18 2 Peter 1: 16-21

8.30 10.45
Reader Reader Intercessor 20.00 10.30

Holy Communion Parish Communion

Linde Hall Zandra Laing The Rector A Service of Preparation Holy Communion

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Ash Wednesday Thursday

1st Sunday in Lent Genesis 2: 15-17; 3: 1- 7 Matthew 4: 1-11

8.30 10.45
Reader Reader 10.30

Holy Communion Family Service

Churchwardens/Baptismal Party Churchwardens/Baptismal Party Holy Communion

DLRCOCO Notices Cycling numbers in the County have increased by almost 20% in 2013. A recent report titled Cycle Counter Statistics 2012 2013, which contains information obtained from electronic cycle counters throughout the County, shows an increase of 18% in cyclists on 3 key routes going into the city and an increase of 21% in cyclists outbound from the city. New Library in Dun Laoghaire, see the Central Library Floorplan visit,10317,en.html

13 Thursday 16 Sunday Eve of St Patrick Genesis 12: 1-4a Romans 4: 1-5, 13-17 20 Thursday 23 Sunday
3rd Sunday in Lent Exodus 17: 1-7 John 4: 5-42

8.30 10.45 Reader Reader Intercessor


Holy Communion Parish Communion* Stephen Franck Ishbel Lee Edgard Hall
Holy Communion

St. Joseph of Nazareth obs.

8.30 10.45
Reader Reader 10.30

Holy Communion Family Service

Sunday Club Sunday Club Holy Communion

27 Thursday 30 Sunday
4th Sunday in Lent
Mothering Sunday

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Parish Clubs and Societies meet in the Carry Hall
(with the exception of the Choir & Flower Guild which meet in the Church) Sunday Club ENGAGE (Youth Club) Bible Study Group Choir 3rd Sunday monthly 10.45 am Saturday afternoons by arrangement Vanessa Mitchell The Rector

8.30 10.45
Reader Reader

Holy Communion Morning Prayer

Joan Bewley Heather Brown

1 Samuel 16: 1-13 John 9: 1-41

4th Tuesday monthly 10.30 am

The Rector

Why the different colours? Liturgical colours are those specific colours which are used for vestments and hangings within the context of Christian liturgy. Gold: Easter Day, Christmas Day & Trinity Sunday White: Feast Days / Saints Days / Maundy Thursday / Eastertide Purple: Lent & Advent Red: Pentecost / Saints Days (Martyred) / Holy Week Green: Ordinary Time
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Sundays 9.30 am Frank Hughes Flower Guild By arrangement Daphne Hall KWD (Diners Club) Thursday evenings by arrangement Zandra Laing Ladies Guild 2nd Tuesday monthly 10.30 am Rosemary Teggin SILK - Socials Involving Ladies of Killiney 3rd Wednesday monthly 8.00 pm Judy Jones The Y Club (Mens Society) 4th Thursday monthly 8.00 pm Nigel Pierpoint Service & Social Group By arrangement Joan Whyte Sheep Thrills (Knitting Group) Thursday Mornings 11.00am Joan Millar Table Tennis Monday 8.00 pm Linda Franck Notice boards for some of the organisations are located in the Carry Hall

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Services in April

Around the Home

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Holy Communion

5th Sunday in Lent Ezekiel: 37: 1-14 Romans 8: 6-11

8.30 10.45
Reader Reader Intercessor 10.30

Holy Communion Parish Communion

Clive Christie Hilary Murdoch The Rector Holy Communion

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6th Sunday in Lent Palm Sunday Various Readings

8.30 10.45

Holy Communion The Liturgy of Palm Sunday

TBC See page 18

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Holy Week Services

Maundy Thursday Sunday 10.30

Holy Communion

Easter Day
Easter I Jeremiah 31: 1-6 Acts 10: 34-43

8.30 10.45
Reader Reader Intercessor 10.30

Holy Communion Family Communion

David Millar Ernest Smythe Joan Whyte Holy Communion

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Easter II Acts 2: 14a, 22-32 John 20: 19-31

8.30 10.45
Reader Reader

Holy Communion Family Service

Sunday Club Sunday Club

Hospital Visiting The Rector would appreciate being told if parishioners are in hospital or going into hospital, and will be pleased to offer pastoral support. READERS: If you cannot read on the appointed day please arrange a swap with someone else and let the Churchwardens know. READINGS ARE FROM YEAR A OF THE REVISED COMMON LECTIONARY (NRSV) CHILDRENS PACKS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF THE CHURCH. * SUNDAY CLUB MEET IN THE CARRY HALL.
Coeliac? Communicants who are Coeliac, please inform the Rector or a Churchwarden and gluten-free bread can be arranged.

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The Carry Hall / Centre Work continues on the Carry Hall project. In February the building committee and Architect met with Hall users to give a brief outline of the proposed works and to respond to needs/queries of hall users. The tendering process will hopefully begin in late February / early March. The pledging has happily surpassed all expectations with over 30,000 already pledged. Thank you to all concerned! After careful thought and consideration it has been decided to amalgamate the April Fundraiser and May Social into one eventmore details on page 15. Building work is due to commence in early June with the Centre re-opening on Sunday 7th September 2014. For more information visit Twitter: @carrycentre
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Childrens Corner

*Before April 30th Complete this page, show it to the Rector, and point out to him the Font in Church to win a prize!

Easer Egg huntEaster Day!

Read about the Easter story St John 20:1-18 COLOUR ME IN! Prayer Dear God, Thank you that during Lent we can think more about you and focus on you. We pray that you will help us with the positive things we choose to do this Lent. We pray also for all those in the world who have no power, no money, no food or have lost their way in life. Amen.
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Youth, Sunday Club & GKNS News

Our Parish School

Welcome We are delighted to welcome Mr Alfonso Vidal. Mr Vidal is a primary school teacher from Bilboa in Spain and will be on placement here until 9th May. We welcome back Laura Gunning TY student from Rathdown School for work experience from 3rd February Choir The choir will be competing in the Wesley College Music Festival on Friday 7th March. Good luck to all involved! Dates for your diary 12th March: 3rd Class visit Natural History Museum 17th March: School Closed for St Patricks Day 7th April: 3rd Class visit National Concert Hall 10th April: School Musical @ 7pm 11th April: End of Term Easter Service St Pauls Church, Glenageary @ 11.15am 19th May: New Junior Infants (Sept 2014) Parents Information Evening @ 8pm in School Hall th 20 May: New Junior Infants (Sept 2014) visit Junior Infant Classroon

Report from the Select Vestry on Special Projects ~ January 2014

The Rector and Select Vestry are happy to report on the following: Redevelopment of The Carry Hall. A full report is outlined on page 6. Sexton: Work continues with the Southside Partnership to find a suitable candidate to undertake caretaking duties. In the meantime we appreciate the work being done by volunteers in the maintenance of the church and hall. If you would like to volunteer for some light cleaning in the church please sign the appropriate sheet in the church or speak with the Rector. Sextons Cottage: The Cottage is now being let, the income of which will help offset the loan being used to refurbish the Carry Hall. Many thanks to those involved in its redecoration. Disability Access Ramp at the Church: Nothing further to report.

Plans are developing and details of a newly formed youth group will appear shortly. Sunday Club The next meeting of the Sunday Club will be on Sunday 16th March.

The Church Organ: Nothing further to report. The Vestry will meet at 8pm in the Carry Hall on Monday 10th March.

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Sports SpotChloe Watkins Hockey has been the preferred sport in my family, and it was only natural that I too grew to love it. My dad played international hockey before immersing himself into coaching, which was where I had my first encounter. He coached the national schools hockey team, and brought me along aged 5, as I was too young and didnt officially start hockey until the following year. I havent put the stick down since, and have been lucky enough to be involved with the Irish Womens Senior Team since July 2010. Ive already experienced the highs and lows of playing international sport, as we missed out on Olympic Qualification last year in our final game. The following September we went on to claim bronze medals in the Champions Challenge. I am currently in Spain studying, and playing hockey with Club de Campo in Madrid. Its been very different but Im enjoying the challenge. I hope to continue training hard in order to get selected for our upcoming Champions Challenge tournament in May, all part of our preparations towards qualifying for the Olympics in Rio 2016.

Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service for the Gift of Sport This year, the Annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service for the Gift of Sport will take place in St Anns Church, Dawson St., Dublin on Sunday 30th March at 7pm. This will be the 65th successive year of this unique sporting occasion. The Guest speaker will be Senator Eamonn Coghlan, the Music will be led by The Kings Hospital choir and the chosen charity is The Childrens Medical and Research Foundation, Crumlin. Everybody associated with Sport, young or old, administrator or player is invited to attend.
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CALLING ALL GOLFERS! Following the success of our last golf outing in September 2012, it is planned to attempt to repeat the enjoyable experience! Killiney Golf Club has been booked for WEDNESDAY 14th MAY from 2.00pm. It will be a sociable three person team competition open to all Parishioners, Family, Friends, male or female. If you wish to enter singly or as a pair, that is fine and you will be slotted in to make up a team. The cost will be 65 per person (35 for Killiney G.C members) which includes golf, prizes (not Waterford Crystal!) and a four course delicious meal, as the Chef has a remarkable reputation for good food. This will be at approximately 8.00pm and nonplayers will be most welcome to attend at a charge of 25. Golf places are limited to 39 so if you wish to play please submit your name(s) as soon as possible to either Helen Irwin @ or 2801275, or Pam Clarke @ 2859771, who look forward to hearing from you. Items or Sponsors for prizes will be gratefully received!
Diocesan Employment Bureau - Situated in Taney Parish Centre, it is our hope that it will be of help to many who find themselves without work for a variety of reasons. Full details from the Rector.
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Contact Maurice Martin 0872337143

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12a Barnhill Road, Dalkey. Tel 01 2850100 Shop Online -

Sheep Thrills
Made in Ireland

A Killiney community group of textile lovers sharing talents producing quality crafts

We meet on Thursdays at 11 am in the Carry Hall, Killiney. We have over twenty members from within the community and are pleased to report that all our hats, scarves and mittens have been delivered to the Alice Leahy trust. The baby Knitted products were delivered to the Mothers Unions for the Rotunda, Coombe, Tallaght, & Our Ladies Childrens hospitals. All were gratefully received. The other many products were sold at the Christmas sale where a respectful sum of money was made for the Parish. These combined efforts have been very worthwhile in the knowledge that the homeless, small babies& children have had some comfort from our efforts. We welcome anyone interested in joining our fun group to share more talents. Cost 3-5 to include homemade biscuits & some wool, coffee kindly sponsored by Bewleys. Contact Joan @ 087 2460078
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Clubs and Societies

Flower Guild Our next major event is Easterthe church will be decorated on Saturday 19th April. All gifts and helpers are greatly appreciated! A Cake sale is being held to raise funds for the guildmore information on page 18.

Mini Bites ~ CHEESE STRAWS Ingredients: 125g/4ozs Flour 125g/4ozs Cheese 50g/2ozs Butter 1 Egg Pepper and Salt Method: Mix flour, grated cheese, salt and pepper. Rub in butter. Mix to short paste with egg. Knead well until smooth. Roll out and cut into strips. Place on baking tray and bake for 20 mins, Gas 4. Serve warm and enjoy!

Table Tennis The table tennis club meets every Monday at 8pm in the Carry Hall. If you are interested in trying out table tennis, you would be very welcome (and we will even lend you a bat!). Holy Trinity will host a Divisiovn 4 Championship match on Wednesday 26th March good luck to all involved!

The Ladies Guild meet on 2 Tuesday of month at 10.30 am, visitors welcome. In Jan we had a talk on Garden Birds by Niall Hatch. In Feb our speaker the Australian Ambassador, Ruth Adler gave us an interesting talk on her career overseas in foreign embassies. Our speaker on 11th March is Zoe Devlin on Wild Flowers. On the 8th April the Revd Canon Ben Neill retired Rector, of Dalkey Parish will talk about his life as a Rector. Killiney Diners Club The KWDs The next gathering will be on Thursday 20th March. The Venue is yet to be decided. Further expressions of interest or queries may be addressed to Zandra Laing or the Rector. Service & Social The next gathering will be on Sunday 13th April at 3pm. Please contact Joan Whyte or the Rector for more information.
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Ladies Guild

Vivienne Mitchell
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Forthcoming Events

LENT 2014 Lent begins with Ash Wednesday (5th March) - join us in Holy Trinity for a short service at 8pm. Every Wednesday in Lent there will be a short evening service at 8pm in Holy Trinity. All welcome. During Holy Week the neighbouring parishes have decided to join forces and have joint services. See back cover for full details.

Socials Involving Ladies of Killiney At the February meeting the Ladies were given a practical demonstration on decorating cupcakes. The next meeting will be on Wednesday 19th March at 8pm in the Carry Hall. For more information please contact Judy Jones - 2855159

World Day of Prayer This years service will be held on Friday 7th March at 11am. The congregation of the Church of the Assumption, Dalkey, will host the service which will be followed by refreshments. All welcome.

Bible Study and Prayer Group The group meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 10.30 am in the Carry Hall the next gatherings will be on March 25th and April 15th. This year the Bible study is focusing on linking the Old & New Testaments. All are very welcome to attend. Further expressions of interest may be addressed to the Rector. The Y Club (Killiney Mens Society) At their January meeting the men paid a visit to the Mansion House (pictured) and Masonic Hall in the city centre. In February there was a talk (and tasting) on Chocolate. The next gathering will be on Thursday 27th March when the men will put their driving skills to the test with a Go -Kart racing night. More information from Paul OBrien, Nigel Pierpoint or the Rector.
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Easter General Vestry The Easter General Vestry will be held in the Carry Hall on Sunday 6th April following morning service. All welcome.

Eco Congregation Ireland Information leaflets are available in the Church and Hall. Flower Guild Treats The Flower Guild is planning a cake sale in the Carry Hall on Sunday 30th March, following the morning service. All proceeds will be given towards Flower Guild funds. Donations of cakes, etc may be organised with Daphne Hall and your support on the day would be greatly appreciated. It may be worth noting that the 30th March is also Mothering Sunday what better gift for Mum than some homemade produce!!
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Wish List In Memoriam or Thank Offering The Rector and Select Vestry have drawn up a wish list (i.e. items or projects of varying financial amounts that the parish desires to support and improve our ministry) which may be useful for those who wish to present a gift in memory of a loved one, or as a thank offering. If you would like to consider donating a gift to Holy Trinity for the glory of God please speak to the Rector. Among the items recognised are: New tables for parish room in the Carry Hall - Donation being explored Publishing Sponsorship of The Obelisk Newsletter Outside light for rear of Church - Donation being explored New metal pointing on Church roof 2 People Counters for Churchwardens - Donation made - THANK YOU! New hassocks for North transept Professional cleaning of church carpets - Donation made - THANK YOU! A new Organ Reserved Signs Mugs for Carry Centre - Donation made THANK YOU! Refurbishment of the Porch and Welcome area

AROUND THE HOME - Home Insulation. We have just had our house insulated internally. We were very lucky that the weather was dry, because the panels could be cut to shape in the open air. Even so, an incredible amount of dust was produced. Our workmen were extremely busy, arriving early and slaving away all day. They vacuumed up the days debris each evening, using their own machine. After the panels were put in place, a very skilful plasterer did a wonderful job, moving around with ease on a pair of stilts. Electrical sockets were relocated to suit us. The radiators required extension pieces and the piped TV cable fittings needed to be moved. The rooms are a bit smaller now, but draughts are a thing of the past, hopefully. The attic has a new floor, but hoarding has been banned! Despite all the inconvenience, we are now delighted to have the job well done.

June Hurley

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Archbishop dedicates gifts A range of gifts which will enhance the practical and worship life of Holy Trinity Church, Killiney, were dedicated by Archbishop Michael Jackson on Sunday February 2, the Feast of the Presentation. The gifts, which range from Advent candles to a piano, were from parishioners. Church warden, Linda Peters; lay reader, Nigel Pierpoint; Church wardens, Linda Archbishop Michael Jackson; rector, the Revd Niall Sloane; Peters and Stephen Rhys and acting church warden, Stephen Rhys-Thomas Thomas, sought their blessing from the Archbishop. In his sermon, Archbishop Jackson spoke of the dedication of Jesus and Samuel and said that things changed drastically and radically through both dedications. He said it was not possible to live without the joy of change and new life. Every day is a gift from God; every day is a radical day; and every day is a day of change because night and day, day and night of themselves speak wonderfully of change and return change to us as a gift to do with change what we will and what we must, he stated. While celebrating the Presentation of Jesus in The Temple, the parish was also celebrating the generosity of its people in the gifts they have given for others to enjoy and in memory of people and situations which matter deeply to them, the Archbishop said.(The Archbishops sermon is reproduced in full below.) As well as the things themselves that people have given, we celebrate the gifts which lie within the gifts. There is the gift of commitment, by which people have decided to offer something of themselves, in memory of someone who means so much to them, for the enjoyment of others. This is a commitment on their part to others and it is a commitment to their desire that the life of this community will flourish and develop in new ways. There is the gift of generosity, because always it is possible for people to do otherwise with their money. People who want to be generous are thinking of other people first and are genuinely delighted when others enjoy what they receive. This is what makes a day like today so special in the life of this parish. It is when people whom we know and people who know us are generous with themselves and with what they want to have others enjoy and share, he said.
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TCD StudyCan you help? Researchers at Trinity College Dublin are currently recruiting participants for a study looking at how sharing meals can be good for our mental and physical health. We are looking for 100 adults aged over 60 who are living alone, and who would like to receive a visitor once weekly for 8 weeks during 2014. Your visitor will be fully trained, and Garda-vetted, and aged over 55. Your visitor will bring ingredients for a meal that you will both prepare and enjoy together. We are also looking to recruit individuals aged 55+ who would be willing to participate in our day of training and deliver the intervention in the homes of our participants. We will cover the costs of the meal, so there is no cost associated with participating! If you are interested in finding out more, please email Dr Joanna McHugh, at or call 01 896 8414.


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Green Fingers - Tips for March/April Spring time is here and the garden is waking up! It's no wonder that this time of year is the time of resurrection. After the long winter, it is such a pleasure to watch the first tentative shoots of those bulbs planted last Autumn begin to poke up through the cold, but nevertheless slowly warming, soil. It takes time to produce a garden and to fully participate in it. In an age of instant rewards, the process of gardening and growing takes time: planning, patience, and practice are required. Gardens are never static. There is always change. There is always the creation of something new, however subtle the new may be. No two seasons are the same in the garden. We learn to appreciate the ever present moment of now. Gardens are sanctuaries in this busy modern world. We rush about to get things done. I've been lucky to visit Zen moss gardens in Kyoto in Japan. In the West we say "A rolling stone gathers no moss". In Japan there are moss gardens that have taken decades to develop. The Japanese say "Be still like a rock, that way you will gather some moss"! So, be sure to spend some time sitting in your garden in silence, perhaps gathering some moss this summer!" Mike Wride

The Carry Hall / Centre Unique Social/Fundraiser

An evening of food, fun, memories and a unique opportunity for 1 person to win 1,000 (optional extra charge of 10 to enter this competition) When: Friday 23rd May @ 8pm Where: The Carry Hall Theme: 1950s (appropriate dress optional but preferred!) Entertainment provided, also includes luxury raffle Cost: 20 per person (includes 2 course meal) - Bring your own bottle! Places limited to 150, book early to avoid disappointment - Contact: Zandra Laing (0876308593) A day in the life of . Mark Scott-Lennon General Manager & Director, Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel I am proud and privileged to be recently appointed to my new position here in the Castle. It is amazing for me to follow in the footsteps of my granddad Paddy Fitzpatrick and my mother Eithne Fitzpatrick Scott-Lennon seeing the business through into a third generation. I am extremely lucky to work with a team of dedicated hospitality professionals with a huge amount of loyalty and commitment to continuing our tradition of personalised hospitality. My typical day starts with a team meeting with all managers on duty to discuss any issues and the day ahead. We have a very diverse range of customers to look after daily. With Conferences for hundreds of delegates, communions, confirmations, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, 113 bedrooms and a Fitness Centre to manage every day tends to bring a lot of excitement and challenges. My job is to motivate all managers and encourage them to improve their departments on a daily basis. I also have responsibility for driving the budget on t both the top and bottom line and all that falls in between. Although it is a job that is hard to step away from I do try to set aside some time to play rugby with my local club Blackrock College RFC. What I enjoy most is meeting and chatting with our guests especially our loyal neighbours whom have been frequenting the Castle since my grandparents opened the doors over 43 years ago. I take great pride in working in the family business and working alongside my mother Eithne who has a passion for what she does that is infectious. The Obelisk 15

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