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The Obelisk

A Killiney Newsletter

January/February 2015

Vol. 4 Issue 1

www.htkilliney.dublin.anglican.org
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Whos Who in Holy Trinity Parish


CHURCHWARDENS
Rectors - Anne Pierpoint
Peoples - Lewis Purser

RECTOR
Revd Niall J. Sloane
Holy Trinity Rectory,
Killiney Road,
Co. Dublin.
Telephone: 01 285 2695
Email: rector.htkilliney@dublin.anglican.org
Day Off: Friday

JUNIOR CHURCHWARDENS
To be appointed
Rectors - Alleyn Manley

GLEBEWARDENS
Peoples - Sandra Moore

SELECT VESTRY
Rector; Churchwardens; Glebewardens; Bryan
Burdett; Chris Hurley; Clive Christie; David Millar;
Helen Irwin; Helen Middleton; Nigel Teggin; Paul
OBrien; Simon Brown; Stefanie OBrien; Stephen
Rhys-Thomas; Zandra Laing

LAY READER
Nigel Pierpoint
LAY READER EMERITUS
Ruth Heard
PARISH PANEL
Rector, Hazel Kinmonth,
Sandra Moore, Nigel Teggin

HON. SECRETARY
Clive Christie
HON. TREASURER
Chris Hurley

ORGANIST
Frank Hughes, 4945506

ASSISTANT HON. TREASURER


Helen Middleton

CARETAKER
Nicholas Wall

HON. F.W.O RECORDER


Helen Middleton

READERS GUILD
Ruth Heard

PAROCHIAL NOMINATORS
Clive Christie
Zandra Laing
Paul OBrien
Helen Irwin

INTERCESSORS GUILD
The Rector
CHURCH REVIEW
Marianne Irvine

DIOCESAN SYNODSPEOPLE
David Millar Lewis Purser June Hurley

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MAGAZINE TEAM - Would you like to Help? Speak to the Rector


Rector (Editorial), Zandra Laing (Co-ordinator), Dorothy Barrett (Distribution), David & Jaqui
Dingemans & Rosemary Teggin (Photos), Joan Millar (Advertising), Reads, Sandyford (Production)

The March / April edition of The Obelisk will appear at the beginning of April.
Deadline for submissions is 15th February. There is no newsletter for July/August.
Cover Image: An interior view of the Carry Centre
RECTORS SURGERY - Every Tuesday 7-8 pm, Holy Trinity Rectory
Holy Trinity Parish Office, Killiney Road, Killiney, Co. Dublin
Tel: 01 2852695 Email: rector.htkilliney@dublin.anglican.org
Website: www.htkilliney.dublin.anglican.org
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From the Rector

Dear Parishioners,
Special Needs
As with last year I am asking for your support of our Special Needs Fund. This
fund will be used to give a helping hand to those in financial difficulties within our
parish and community. If you are fortunate enough to be in a position to help
supplement this fund please send your donation to me marked Special
Needs (or if you wish for the parish to receive a tax refund on the donation,
please make your donation through the Hon. Treasurer, Mr Chris Hurley).
Nigel Pierpoint
Many congratulations to our Lay Reader, Nigel, on his appointment as Intern for
the Parish of Taney following his ordination as Deacon in September 2015.
More details will follow.
The Carry Centre
As I write the finishing touches are being carried out on the Carry Centre.
Although we have had a few blips along the way, we are delighted that things are
coming together. It is hard to believe that, within a year, our dream of a newly
refurbished Carry Centre has been brought to fruition this is due to the vision,
generosity and prayers of you all so WELL DONE and THANK YOU! Please
see page 6 and the enclosed letter for more details on the project. 2015 marks
a new chapter in the life of our parish - a happy New Year to you all!
With every good wish,

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.
A selection of prayers is available from him or in Church.
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Green Fingers

We enjoyed a midwinter feast at Christmas but our garden wildlife cannot say
the same. They had no feast and food is becoming more scarce as winter moves
on. But we can help by ensuring our garden larder always has something in it for
them. Perhaps your garden is already a wildlife haven? If not, consider planting
some of the following. Ilex aquifolium (holly) provides valuable food and shelter
for robins, thrushes, finches, dunnocks and goldcrests. Plant one self-fertile shrub
e.g. J.C. van Tol or a male and a female within 20m. Check gender first!
Variegated holly Golden King is female while Golden Queen is male. Viburnum
opulus (guelder rose) has translucent red berries beloved of thrushes and
bullfinches. Try Compactum for a small garden. Nothing loves the seedheads of
Dipsacus fullonum (teasel) in winter more than goldfinches, while the flowers in
summer are an excellent source of nectar and pollen for bumblebees and
butterflies. Native hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna, supplies valuable haws for
blackbirds, thrushes, finches and robins. Finally, evergreen Hedera helix (ivy) is
crucial to wildlife survival from September to April, when other resources are
scarce. It provides overnight cover for birds and hibernating butterflies e.g. small
tortoiseshell and peacock. Flowers in late autumn provide nectar and pollen for
insects, including honeybees, before hibernation. Berries in winter and early
spring provide food for thrushes, blackbirds, robins, blackcaps and redwings. In
spring, ivy provides cover for nesting birds. Ivy is a reliable friend to wildlife in
winter. Dont forget to provide fresh water in a bird bath or shallow dish as
birds need water every day. By helping Gods garden creatures, we play our part
in the natural cycle of life.

Caroline Elliott-Kingston
Eco Congregation Ireland
Information leaflets are available in the Church and Hall.
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History Corner - Fr John Sullivan SJ

On the night of Feb. 19th 1933, Fr Sullivan breathed his last in St Vincents Nursing Home.
37 years earlier he had converted from the Church of Ireland to Catholicism, and four years
later he entered the Society of Jesus. Much of his priestly life was spent in Clongowes
where he had a reputation for sanctity among the schoolboys and the many local people he
came in contact with. In 1960 he was declared a Servant of God. His cause of beatification
is currently open. The plaque in the North transept of Holy Trinity relates to an older
brother Robert (pictured on left, above) who drowned in a boating accident together with
Constance Exham whose father had a house in Killiney. Roberts body was never found.
Constance is remembered in Holy Trinity with the Lectern which was given in her memory.
Many thanks to John Byrne who brought this to the Editor's attention.

Parish News

The Carry Centre


As mentioned above the Carry Centre is nearly completion and there is great
excitement about getting back in! We are delighted that to announce that the
Centre will be formally opened and blessed on Sunday 25th January. Parishioners,
please see the enclosed letter for more information.
Please visit
www.carrycentre.ie
Christmas in Killiney
As I write final preparations are being made for carol services, flower decorating,
music and entertainment to all involved thank you! No matter how small your
contribution every little helps make Christmas what it is in Killiney.
Christmas Sale
Our Parish School was the centre of activity in the days leading up to the
Christmas Sale on Saturday 6th December. From cakes to woolly jumpers and
sausage rolls to Christmas decorations there were lots of treats and bargains
to be had on what turned out to be a beautiful December morning. The climax
of the event was the long awaited arrival of a very special guest, Santa Claus,
who arrived in a chauffeur (the Rector!) driven SMART car (Yes! It was a tight
squeeze.). Many thanks to all those who donated items, spent the week
cooking and baking, sorted out stalls and in any way supported the sale. Special
thanks to Sandra Moore who in true form organized things with great efficiency
and good humour. The good news is that over 6,000 was collected. Well done
and thank you!

WoolIf anyone has any spare wool, Sheep Thrills would be delighted to pick
it up for use for our Thursday sessions. Contact Joan @ 087 2460078
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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News from the Select Vestry

Redevelopment of The Carry Hall: A full report is outlined on page 6.


Revision of Vestrypersons
The Register of Vestrypersons is open for revision until the 12th January 2015. If
you are over 18 and subscribe to parish funds and are not yet registered, please
see one of the Churchwardens and fill in the registration form. This will enable
you to vote at the meeting of the General Vestry.
The Vestry will meet at 8.00pm in the Carry Centre on Monday 12th January.

A day in the life - Shane McConnell

0630 on a Monday in Dun Laoghaire Harbour and the Officers & Crew aboard the
Irish Lights Ship Granuaile are making preparations for sea. Theres plenty to do, and
for the duty engineer its time to check the engine's Lube oil, pre-heating and
fuel. Before long, the engine room is suddenly alive with a piercing blast of
compressed air and the familiar rattle of two MAN 16L24 engines blasting into
life. The Granuaile is a Diesel Electric ship. After warming through, the engines are
connected to the switch board leaving over 2000 kW at the Captains disposal.
Each of the 3 thrusters can be vectored to give force through 360 degrees. This
allows the vessel to stay pinned to the quay, allowing the crew to let go the lines in
safety. With the lines gone the Captain eases the ship out of the Harbour. A course
is set for the Kish Lighthouse.
Constructed from concrete in Dun Laoghaire the Kish is now in its 50th year. Its
placement marks the northern extremity of a line of sand banks that stretch all the
way south to Carnsore point. Like the ship the Kish has its own engine room,
housing 3 Lister Peters with one running the entire time. Keeping lighthouses like
the Kish topped up with fuel is a regular job for the Granuaile.
The final approach is made against the tide. The Captain then engages Dynamic
Positioning [DP] and begins to close the gap. The DP uses a computerised model of
the ship that combines inputs from wind, GPS and propulsion with commands from
the operator to keep the ship exactly on station, making direct access to the
lighthouse possible. Over 17,000 litres is transferred, more than enough for another
year. Like most ships the Granuaile carries enough fuel and supplies for a 1 month
passage.
Its not long before the operation is complete and the Kish once more starts
becoming a feature on the horizon. Below in the Engine room the daily routines
continue. As well as power production, the Engine Room supplies all services for the
ship from AC to Sewage handling. Outside of this we manage maintenance of all the
vessel's equipment, mechanical and electronic along with all the performance
monitoring and problem solving this entails. The diversity helps ensure that no two
days are the same aboard, which happens to be one of the best things about the job!
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Wish List

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 hassocks for North transept
Professional cleaning of church carpets Donation made THANK YOU!
New tables for parish room in the Carry Hall Donation made THANK YOU!
Publishing Sponsorship of The Obelisk Newsletter
Wedding Kneeler Donation made THANK YOU!
A new Organ
Reserved Signs Donation made THANK YOU
Outside light for rear of Church Donation made THANK YOU
New metal pointing on Church roof
2 People Counters for Churchwardens Donation made THANK YOU!
Reordering & decoration of welcome area Donation made THANK YOU!
Mugs for Carry Centre - Donation made THANK YOU!
New Sanctuary Mat
Brass Candelabra for Church
Pew Bibles
Extra item
Parishioners have kindly offered to install equipment which would allow services
to be broadcast on-line. Whilst the significant cost would be covered by the
initial gift there will be monthly service charges (approximately 150 per month).
Would you be interested in becoming a monthly benefactor? If so, please talk to
the Rector.
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Clubs and Societies

Service & Social - Thank you to all those who helped out and attended the
Christmas gathering. Many thanks to Joan Whyte, Rosemary Teggin, Joan Millar,
Sylvia Hurley, Roslyn Christie, Pam Taylor and Anne Pierpoint who helped with
the days preparations and in particular to Ishbell Lee, Zandra Laing and Hilary
Laing who provided some seasonal entertainment during the supper following
the service of Holy Communion. The next gathering will be on Sunday 29th
March at 3pm. Please contact Joan Whyte or the Rector for more information.
Killiney Diners Club The KWDs - The next gathering will be on Thursday
5th February. The Venue is yet to be decided. Further expressions of interest
or queries may be addressed to Zandra Laing or the Rector.
Flower Guild - Thank you to Daphne and all the Guild who decorated the
Church for Christmas. As usual the church looked magnificent and added to
the Christmas atmosphere.
Table Tennis - The table tennis club meets every Monday at 8pm in the Carry
Centre (from 5th January). If you are interested in trying out table tennis, you
would be very welcome (and we will even lend you a bat!). For more
information contact Linda Franck (086 8296029).
Ladies Guild - The Ladies Guild met for their annual Christmas Lunch in St
Pauls Centre, Glenagreay (by kind permission). Over thirty ladies and 1
gentleman (the Rector!) sat down to a delicious four course lunch, prepared by
Daphne Hall and her team of helpers. Thank you to all those concerned. The
next meeting will be on 13th January, 10.30 am in the Carry Centre. Visitors
welcome.
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Clubs and Societies

Bible Study and Prayer Group - The next Bible Study on Tuesday 27th
January at 10.30am in the Carry Centre. All are very welcome to attend.
Further expressions of interest may be addressed to the Rector.
Socials Involving Ladies of Killiney - The last gathering of 2014 was a
Christmas dinner in Dun Laoghaire a wonderful evening in great company!
The 1st meeting of 2015 will be on Wednesday 21st January at 8pm in the Carry
Centre. For more information please contact Judy Jones - 2855159
Sheep Thrills : Made in Ireland - We have finished our 2nd year with most
encouraging developments. We as a community group have consistently shared talents to
ultimately provide for the homeless and our Parish. We lost count of how many Easter
chicks we knit and sold mainly at the Tower tea Rooms and a at special sale in St Pauls
Parish Centre. We then concentrated on providing many colourful garments for the
Rathmichael Christmas Market and the Holy Trinity Christmas sale. We were delighted
with the result from both events and the greatest pleasure was meeting Peter McVerry
(see page 18) to hand over a generous cheque and a very large box of knitted hats, scarves
and jumpers. We recommence on Thursday 15th January in the Carry Centre, Killiney @
11am. Everyone is welcome to join our growing enthusiastic group to make new plans for
2015. No joining, just turn up & pay 3 for fresh coffee, homemade biscuit &some wool
and bring ideas for the ever changing market. Contact Joan @ 087 2460078
The Y Club (Killiney Mens Society) - The last event of 2014 was a dinner in
Dalkey. A great meal in wonderful surroundings it was the perfect way to
relax and catch up with friends. The 2015 programme kicks off with Cobbled
together... (a visit to Cleggs and The Magpie, Dalkey (Cost: 5)). Meet at The
Tramyard, Dalkey at 7.00pm on Thursday 22nd January all Gentleman are very
to attend. More info from Paul OBrien, Nigel Pierpoint or the Rector.
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Wish List

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Diary Dates: January & February

January 2015
5
GKNS reopens
6
Epiphany
12
Select Vestry
13
Ladies Guild
18
Sunday Club
21
SILK
22
Y Club
25 Opening of Carry Centre
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Bible Study Group

February 2015
1
St Brigids Day
2
Feast of the Presentation
9-11 Clergy Conference
10 Ladies Guild
13 GKNS closes for Mid-Term
15 Sunday Club
17 Shrove Tuesday
18 Ash Wednesday (Lent begins)
SILK
23 GKNS reopens
Select Vestry
24 Bible Study Group
25 Lenten Service
28 Y Club

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS!


Parish Clubs and Societies meet in the Carry Centre
(with the exception of the Choir & Flower Guild which meet in the Church)
Sunday Club
3rd Sunday monthly 10.45 am
Vanessa Mitchell
ENGAGE (Youth Club)
Saturday afternoons by arrangement
The Rector
Bible Study Group
4th Tuesday monthly 10.30 am
The Rector
Choir
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 (Textile 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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Calendar for January


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Thursday

NO SERVICE

Sunday
Epiphany Observed
Isaiah 60: 1-6
Ephesians 3: 1-12

8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader
Intercessor

Holy Communion
Parish Communion
Karen Wilson
Roslyn Christie
The Rector

Thursday

10.30

Holy Communion

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Sunday
1st Sunday after the Epiphany
Genesis 1: 1-5
Mark 1: 4-11

8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader

Holy Communion
Family Service
Cwardens/Baptismal Party
Cwardens/Baptismal Party

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Thursday

10.30

Holy Communion

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Sunday
2nd Sunday after the Epiphany
1 Samuel 3: 1-10, 11-20
Revelation 5: 1-10

8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader
Intercessor

Holy Communion
Parish Communion*
Paul OBrien
Zandra Laing
Stephen Rhys Thomas

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Thursday

10.30

Holy Communion

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Sunday
Conversion of St Paul
Jeremiah 1: 4-10
Matthew 19: 27-30

8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader

Holy Communion
Family Service
Sunday Club
Sunday Club

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Thursday

10.30

Holy Communion

Coeliac? Communicants who are Coeliac, please inform the Rector or a


Churchwarden and gluten-free bread can be arranged.
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 B OF THE REVISED COMMON LECTIONARY (NRSV)
CHILDRENS PACKS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF THE CHURCH.
* SUNDAY CLUB MEET IN THE CARRY CENTRE.
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Calendar for February


1

Sunday
Candlemas Observed
Malachi 3: 1-5
Hebrews 2: 14-18

8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader
Intercessor

Holy Communion
Parish Communion
Alleyn Manley
Audrey Manley
The Rector

Thursday

10.30

Holy Communion

Sunday
2nd Sunday before Lent
Isaiah 40: 21-31
Mark 1: 29-39

8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader

Holy Communion
Family Service
Churchwardens/Baptismal Party
Churchwardens/Baptismal Party

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Thursday

10.30

Holy Communion

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Sunday
The Sunday before Lent
2 Kings 2: 1-12
2 Corinthians 4: 3-6

8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader
Intercessor

Holy Communion
Parish Communion*
Joan Millar
Michael Wolfe
Henry Irvine

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Ash Wednesday

20.00

Service for Ash Wednesday

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Thursday

10.30

Holy Communion

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Sunday
First Sunday in Lent
Genesis 9: 8-17
Mark 1: 9-15
Thursday

8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader
10.30

Holy Communion
Family Service
Sunday Club
Sunday Club
Holy Communion

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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
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Winning the fight against flab - Sen Barrett

Gastronomic diversity has directed increasing levels of attention on the global


obesity problem in recent years. This burgeoning global obesity epidemic
globesity'is taking over many parts of the world. It is accompanied by an
increased risk of heart attacks, diabetes, and a range of other diseases, including
cancer.
Britain's House of Commons Health Select Committee has recently highlighted
the profound impact of such an epidemic over the next century on current
trends, obesity rather than tobacco will be the greatest cause of premature
death, with half of all UK children obese by 2020. They are tackling this by
taxing fattening foods and restricting junk-food advertising targeting children.
Obesity may have peaked in the UK and US, with social trends suggesting that
the rich world may start to slim down. The UK government has banned school
canteens and vending machines from selling sweets, crisps and fizzy drinks.
New dietary guidelines recommend eating many more fruits and vegetables,
more whole grain and low-fat milk, and increasing exercise to as much as 90
minutes a day.
Food companies are producing healthier options and promoting exercise, while
Ronald McDonald has swapped his clown suit for a tracksuit, and is now
McDonalds global ambassador of fun, fitness and children's well-being.
Waistlines may shrink, and the richer you are, the thinner you are likely to be
and where the rich lead, the poor will surely follow.
Sen Barrett TD
Ceann Comhairle, Dil ireann
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Please contact Sarah (Mobile) 087 2075242
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Forthcoming Events & News

LENT 2015
Lent begins with Ash Wednesday (18th February) - join us in Holy Trinity each
Wednesday during Lent for a short service at 8pm.
During Holy Week the neighbouring parishes have decided to join forces and
have joint services.
More details will appear in the next edition of the Obelisk.
CHURCH REVIEW - 2015
Subscriptions for 2015 are now due, if you are interested in
continuing or beginning a subscription in 2015 (40 for 12 copies)
please contact Marianne Irvine (2858136) before 20th January
2015.
Charity Christmas Cards
Thank you to all those who supported the sale of Charity Christmas Cards on
Sunday 9th November. In particular thanks to Dorothy Barrett for organizing
the event. We are delighted to report that over 1,200 was raised.
Charity Giving
During December many gifts of clothing, food and
money were brought to the Church, these were
handed over to Alice Leahy (TRUST) in late December.
At the gift service many brought toys which were given
to Dublin Childrens Charity.
Joan Millar (pictured) presented Peter McVerry a
Cheque for 500 from Sheep Thrills and a large box of
hats scarves and jumpers .
To all who gaveTHANK YOU!
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Music - Roger Hurley

Niall's email arrived: would I write something for the Obelisk? "... something on 'Music', 150
words and a picture". How do you encompass Music in that small space? "Where do I start?" I
ask. "Start on the right note!" he says. Hmmm. Music is with us everywhere; it has certainly
suffused my life for as long as I can remember. Where do I start? At the beginning, my beginning,
singing myself to sleep with 'Away in a Manger' and 'O Little Town' (learned with Mrs Dalton at
Holy Trinity Sunday School?) Music was part of school life: performing 'Soldier, Soldier, Will You
Marry Me' (with actions!) in Miss Donovan's class at Avoca school, assembling for the Aravon
Carol Service at Christ Church, Bray - in the vestry which was under the organ; looking up you
could see the jungle of tubes which fed the pipes. Organs fascinated me, and I had my few and
only organ lessons at St Columba's with Joseph Groocock, and violin lessons with a decent little
man who was, I believe, a member of the pit orchestra in the Theatre Royal. I was in Holy
Trinity choir for a short while before I went to England; Norah Kershaw reminded me that I
occasionally played the organ and bullied the choir even then. I used to think (a very long time
ago!) that Classical music was the only 'proper' music, but I have changed my mind: look what
riches America has given us: Jazz, Blues, the 'Great American Songbook', Broadway musicals and
Rock and Roll were only the beginnings of what has taken over the world, and now both
Classical and Popular music are everywhere - it's great!. Shakespeare wrote "The man that hath
no music in himself ... let no such man be trusted" - I'm not sure I would go quite that far!

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Youth & Children

Make a St Brigid's Day Cross. Follow the instructions above!

COLOUR ME IN!

Read
about the
Wise men
St
Matthew
2: 7-12

OUR PARISH SCHOOL - As we write the final plans are being made for the
carol services in Holy Trinity. Thank you to all the teachers in the school
involved with the preparations we hope that you all had an opportunity to
recharge the batteries over the Christmas period! The School closed for the
Christmas break on Friday 19th December and re-opens on January 5th.
CONFIRMATION - The Archbishop will administer the sacrament of
Confirmation on February 1st 2015 in St Brigids Church, Stillorgan. Two
candidates from Holy Trinity will be in attendance.. Please pray for those
preparing for this important occasion.
SUNDAY CLUB - After the Christmas break the Sunday Club resumes
activities in the Carry Centre on Sunday 18th January. The January Family
Service (Sunday 11th at 10.45am) will focus on the Christingle.
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Childrens Corner

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Around the Home


24 The Obelisk
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Around the Community


ST STEPHENS
With the re-opening of the Carry Centre, we are delighted to facilitate the
parishioners of St Stephens who attend Mass on Saturdays by offering them the
use of the Carry Centre car park - welcome back!
KILLINEY HILL BLOG
www.killineyhill.wordpress.comHistory, News, Views and more.
DLRCOCO NOTICES
The Peoples Park, Dun Laoghaire
Works are nearly finished on the development have a look the next time you pass by!
The Library
Like it or loathe it the new library opened its dorrs in early December. Why not
pay a visit and see for yourself what all the fuss is about!
See www.dlrevetns.ie for more information

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Pack your bag to St Johns Point,Co Donegal

If I had to name one thing that draws me to this place, it would be the utter tranquility and
peace. The serenity is palpable you can nearly reach out and touch it! The first time I
found it I had travelled 278kms for about four hours from Glenageary, through Navan,
Enniskillen, Donegal and then on to Dunkineely, the entrance to St Johns Point. I heaved a
sigh of relief and pulled up at our stopping point, a cottage about two fields away from the
sea, with a magnificent view. I got out of the car and then it hit me! The silence! No cars.
No buses. No people talking. No radio. No TV. No heavy machinery. Just - the silence. But
it was not until the next day that I was able to relax into the silence, to slow down to the
way of life that the tranquility demanded. This is the antidote to the stress of modern living.
This is the place where you discover the truth of the peace of God, which passes all
understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7. This is
what draws me back to St Johns Point.

Cliff Kirker
To the Parishioners of Holy Trinity ~ THANK YOU
At the start of November, myself and three other student ordinands in Church of Ireland
Theological Institute decided to raise funds for the Laura Lynn Childrens Hospice in
Leopardstown. As the month of November has been observed by men around the
country as no shave month, my fellow ordinands and myself decided to join the thousands
of our species in shunning our razors. Thanks to the generosity of my friends in Holy
Trinity, I will be in a position to forward on a cheque to the Laura Lynn Childrens Hospice
for 1250. Please accept my sincere gratitude for all your support for this very worthwhile
cause. I really appreciate your kindness. Another Thank You: On an aside, I would also
like to thank you for your ongoing support as I continue my studies towards ordained
ministry, I very much appreciate your prayers and encouragement. As I continue to live
away from home during the week it is most comforting to realise that there are many of
you who keep in touch with Anne. I know she is very grateful for the support that she
receives from you all. May I wish you a joyous New Year. With Every Blessing, Nigel.
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Parish Information
Flower Rota
Jan

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Dorothy Barrett
TBC
Vivienne Mitchell
Heather Brown

Feb

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8
15
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TBC
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TBC
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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
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.

The Parish Registers


Holy Baptism

Born again of water and the Holy Spirit

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12 October (in Holy Trinity) Lara Ann Linehan, daughter of Mark & Sheena

Holy Matrimony

What God has joined together

27th June (in St Columbas Church, Tullow) Lynn Darling and Lee Chadwick

Funeral

Blessed are the dead who die in the name of the Lord

14th November (in Holy Trinity) - Doreen Garrioch, Dundela Park


15th November (in Holy Trinity) Maureen Mitchell, Flower Grove
Our sympathy and prayers are with all those who have been bereaved
remembering especially:
John and Hazel Wynne on the death of her brother-in-law
Nigel & Rosemary Teggin on the death of her Mother and Father.
Bill, Beryl and their families on the death of their mother, Doreen.
Sharyn, Nicola, Tanya and their families on the death of their mother, Maureen.
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Picture Gallery

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