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The Obelisk

A Killiney Newsletter

January / February 2016

Vol. 5 Issue 1

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


CHURCHWARDENS
Rectors - Peter Hayes
Peoples - Roslyn Christie

RECTOR
The Revd Canon 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 - Paul OBrien

SELECT VESTRY
Rector; Churchwardens; Glebewardens; Anne
Pierpoint; Bryan Burdett; Chris Hurley; Clive
Christie; Helen Irwin; Helen Middleton; Lewis Purser;
Sandra Moore; Simon Brown; Stefanie OBrien;
Stephen Rhys-Thomas; Zandra Laing

LAY READER
Vacant
LAY READER EMERITUS
Ruth Heard
CARRY CENTRE BOOKINGS
Sandra Moore, 087 6291568

HON. SECRETARY
Clive Christie

PARISH PANEL
Rector, Hazel Kinmonth, Sandra Moore, Nigel Teggin

HON. TREASURER
Chris Hurley

ORGANIST
Frank Hughes, 2042737

ASSISTANT HON. TREASURER


Helen Middleton

CARETAKER
Vacant

HON. F.W.O RECORDER


Helen Middleton

READERS GUILD
Zandra Laing

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

Facebook
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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), Reads, Sandyford (Production),
Trevor Jones (Advertising ~ obeliskkilliney@dublin.anglican.org 2855159 or 0872303987)

The March/April edition of The Obelisk will appear at the beginning of March.
Deadline for submissions is 15th February. There is no newsletter for July/August.
Cover Image: Killiney Bay
Holy Trinity Parish Office, Killiney Road, Killiney, Co. Dublin A96 HD62
Tel: 01 2852695 Email: rector.htkilliney@dublin.anglican.org
Website: www.htkilliney.dublin.anglican.org
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From the Rector

Dear Parishioners,
Begin the New Year with a smile
The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for
lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note,
and posted on the apple tray, Take only one. God is watching. Moving further
along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate
chip cookies. One child whispered to another, Take all you want. God is
watching the apples.
Congratulations
To Jaqui Dingemans on becoming an Irish Citizen Filte!
To Paddy & Shirley Bewley on the birth of grandchildrenTwins!
New Year
As we begin a New Year, it usually requires us to pause and reflect on the year
that has passed. 2015 will be memorable for different people in different ways.
For Holy Trinity Parish, Killiney it will remembered as the Carry Centre year.
2016 will be a significant year in the life of our own nationI wonder what it will
bring for Holy Trinity?
A very Happy New Year to all!
With every good wish,

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


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The Carry Centre & Select Vestry

Missions and Charities: In October we made


our annual donationsas we pray for their ongoing work, we pray and give thanks for all those
who support these agencies. Among the donations
was a gift to our parish school, which used some of
the funds to purchase bibles. Pictured is the
Rector and Principal at the handover.
Revision of Vestrypersons
The Register of Vestrypersons is open for revision
until the 11th January 2016. 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 on
the earlier date of March 6th.
The Vestry will meet at 8.00pm in the Carry Centre on
11th January.

For more information and bookings please visit www.carrycentre.ie


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Diocesan Synod 2014

Youth & Children

Board of Management
We are grateful to the outgoing members of the Board (Helen Middleton, Nick
Jones, Owen Wilson, Jennifer Maxwell, Elaine Wolfe and the Revd William
Olhausen) who gave generously of their time and talents over the last 4 years.
We welcome to the new Board, Chris Moore, Edward Farrelly, Barbara Kelly,
Clara Richardson and the Revd Gary Dowd.
As always we extend a heartfelt thank you to our Principal who ensures the
smooth running of operations!
Christmas 2015
Well done to the staff and students who put so much work into the Carol
services this year - they were wonderful! We are grateful to those who
supported the collections which will be presented to Carmona Services and the
National Rehabilitation Hospital.

Read about Candlemas (2nd February):


St Luke 2: 22-40
CONFIRMATION
The Archbishop will administer the sacrament of Confirmation in February
2016. Please pray for those preparing for this important occasion.
Sunday Club
The Club meets on the 3rd Sunday of every month during term time. New
members always welcome!
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Clubs and Societies

Ladies Guild: The Annual Christmas Lunch was held in the Centre in midDecember. The Guild will meet next on Tuesday 12th January in the Carry
Centre at 2.30pm. All Welcome.
Table Tennis: The table tennis meets on Mondays at 8pm in the Carry
Centre 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).
Service & Social: Thank you to Joan and the team who organised another
enjoyable gathering in December.
The Killiney Winey Dineys: Next gathering Thursday 21st January.
Further expressions of interest or queries may be addressed to Zandra Laing or
the Rector.
The Y Club - Killiney Mens Society: On January 28th, Mr Arthur Vincent
(St Anns Parish, Dawson St.) will speak to the men about St Anns and Cricket.
All Gentleman are very to attend. More information from Paul OBrien, Nigel
Teggin or the Rector.
SILK - Socials Involving Ladies of Killiney: On Wednesday January 20th
the Ladies will meet in the Carry Centre. For more information please contact
Judy Jones - 2855159
Bible Study and Prayer Group: The next gathering will be on Tuesday
January 26th at 10.30am in the Carry Centre. All are very welcome to attend.
Further expressions of interest may be addressed to the Rector.
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Clubs and Societies

Sheep Thrills

Made in Ireland

The Rector is pictured presenting (on behalf of Sheep Thrills) a to Anne Louise
Kelly founder of Tuesday Trust. Anne Louise gave a most interesting insight on
their organization and what they aspire to do.
We have grown with more people coming with their ideas, consequently we are
making more, selling more and giving to more charities. We had a group visiting
the Knitting & Stitching show in the RDS where inspiration is always found for
new ideas. We have given in the last few months product and cheques to Our
Ladies Hospice, The Country Air Association, Tuesday Trust for Malawi, Bray
Refuge, The Peter McVerry Trust and the Parish. We start again on Thursday 7 th
January 2016 at 11am in the Carry Centre. Everyone welcome 3, fresh coffee
and homemade biscuits. Contact Joan@0872460078

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Diary Dates

January 2016
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Epiphany
GKNS reopens
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Select Vestry
12
Ladies Guild
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Sunday Club
20
SILK
21
GKNS Board of Management
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Bible Study Group
28
Y Club
29 Funraiser: Burns Supper

February 2016
1 St Brigids Day
1-3 Clergy Conference
2 Feast of the Presentation
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Shrove Tuesday
Ladies Guild
10 Ash Wednesday (Lent begins)
12 GKNS closes for Mid-Term
15 Select Vestry
17 Lenten Service
SILK
21 Sunday Club
22 GKNS reopens
23 Bible Study Group
24 Lenten Service
25 Y Club

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 2.30 pm
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
Paul OBrien
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 Centre

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Calendar for January


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Sunday
Epiphany obs.
Isaiah 60: 1-6
Ephesians 3: 1-12

8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader
Intercessor

Holy Communion
Parish Communion
Zandra Laing
Chris Hurley
The Rector

Thursday

10.30

Holy Communion

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Sunday
Sunday after the Epiphany
The Baptism of our Lord
Isaiah 43: 1-7
Luke 3: 15-17, 21-22
Thursday

8.30
10.45

Holy Communion
Christingle Service

Reader
Reader
10.30

Churchwardens/Baptismal Party
Churchwardens/Baptismal Party
Holy Communion

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Sunday
2nd Sunday after the Epiphany
Isaiah 62:1-5
1 Corinthians 12: 1-11

8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader
Intercessor

Holy Communion
Parish Communion*
Derek Martin
Helen Irwin
Anne Pierpoint

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Thursday

10.30

Holy Communion

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Sunday
3rd Sunday after the Epiphany
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Luke 4: 14-21 [22-30]

8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader

Holy Communion
Family Service
Sunday Club
Sunday Club

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Thursday

10.30

Holy Communion

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Sunday
4th Sunday after the Epiphany
Malachi 3: 1-5
Hebrews 2: 14-18

8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader

Holy Communion
Parish Communion
Nigel Teggin
Pam Gordon

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READINGS ARE FROM YEAR C OF THE REVISED COMMON LECTIONARY (NRSV)


CHILDRENS PACKS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF THE CHURCH.
* SUNDAY CLUB MEET IN THE CARRY CENTRE.
Coeliac? Communicants who are Coeliac, please inform the Rector or a
Churchwarden and gluten-free bread can be arranged.
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Calendar for February


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Thursday

10.30

Holy Communion

Sunday
The Sunday before Lent
Exodus 34: 29-35
2 Corinthians 3: 12 - 4: 2

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11
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Wednesday
Thursday
Sunday
The 1st Sunday in Lent
Deuteronomy 26: 1-11
Luke 4: 1-13
Wednesday

8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader
Intercessor
8.00pm
10.30
8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader
8.00pm

Holy Communion
Parish Communion
Helen Middleton
Zandra Laing
The Rector
Service for Ash Wednesday
Holy Communion
Holy Communion
A Service of the Word
Churchwardens/Baptismal Party
Churchwardens/Baptismal Party
Lenten Service

10.30
8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader
Intercessor

Holy Communion
Holy Communion
Parish Communion*
Meriel Nuzum
Mike Wride
Henry Irvine

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Thursday
Sunday
The 2nd Sunday in Lent
Genesis 15: 1-12, 17-18
Philippians 3: 17 - 4: 1

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Wednesday

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Thursday
Sunday
The 3rd Sunday in Lent
Isaiah 55: 1-9
Luke 13: 1-9

8.00pm
10.30
8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader

Lenten Service
Holy Communion
Holy Communion
Family Service
Sunday Club/Confirmands
Sunday Club/Confirmands

READERS: If you cannot read on the appointed day please arrange a swap
with someone else and let the Churchwardens know.

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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Forthcoming Events

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.
Burns Supper
It is planned to hold a Burns Supper in the Carry
Centre on Friday 29th January 2016. We hope
to have a ceilidh, real haggis (veggies will be
catered for!), a wee dram and the
encouragement to don Scottish dress
More info from Zandra Laing or the Rector.
The Church Review
Subscriptions for 2016 are now due, if you are interested in
continuing or beginning a subscription in 2016 (40 for 11 copies)
please contact Marianne Irvine (2858136) before 20th January 2016.

Eco Congregation Ireland


Information leaflets are available in the Church and Carry Centre.
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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A day of the life of Maira Bailey


A Day in the Life Maria Bailey General Election
Candidate Usually up by 6.30am ready to face a busy
day. I try to get out for an early run. Ive suffered
from chronic migraines since I was a teenager and
have found that eating well and getting regular
exercise really helps me manage my condition. Once
Ive dropped my two girls to school, I head out to
meet up with my Dad, Cllr. John Bailey. We work
together daily since we were both first elected in
2004, meeting constituents, dropping leaflets,
canvassing and attending meetings. With over 65,000
households in the Dn Laoghaire Constituency, that
leaves us with a large number of homes to visit. My
day usually ends with prepping for the next day,
reading documents, packing school lunches, doing
household chores and then collapsing on the couch. I really enjoy my work and
remain passionate about serving my community. Once my husband & girls are
happy, Im happy.

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Pack your Bags to California

Who doesnt look forward to their summer holidays? Usually we go somewhere in Europe
but some years ago to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, we went to California. We
flew to San Francisco staying there for a few days, viewing The Golden Gate Bridge, riding
the cable cars and visiting Alcatraz. From there, we travelled the full length of California
finishing in San Diego. Along the way, we visited Yosemite National Park, Monterey, 7 mile
drive and Los Angles. I even managed to play a round of golf at the magnificent Pebble
Beach course. We also visited Las Vegas OTT but great fun. While there, we travelled to
the majestic Grand Canyon by helicopter. What a sight, the only word for it awesome.
We crammed a lot into our time there but it was a great experience and we would
thoroughly recommend it as a holiday destination.
Anne Pierpoint

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The Obelisk
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Food: Lussekatter / Santa Lucia Buns

St Lucia is the patron saint of the Blind. She was venerated by Catholics, Anglicans &
Lutherans in Scandinavian countries where the long winter days are so dark. Lucia is said to
have risen before dawn to bake the buns and deliver them to the poor of the country-side.
This is why the buns are shaped like a pair of eyes, conjuring an image of eyes in the
darkness. It was a tradition in Sweden that the eldest daughter of the house and her mother
baked the buns and brought them to the bachelors of their village. The girl dressed in white
and crowned as being 'Lucia-Bride', wore a seven-piece Lucia Crown of candles to find their
way in the dark. Lucia meaning light. We light our Lucia Crown at the break of day on Dec.
13th in honour of our Swedish friends and celebrate darkness and light. Made a good cup of
coffee and enjoy these buns served warm, smothered with butter. These buns can be made
ahead, frozen and reheated. This saves my daughter having to stay up all night preparing
them!
Ingredients (makes 32)
200g unsalted butter. 250mls milk. 50 g fresh yeast. 1 lightly beaten egg. 85g raisins. 1tsp salt.
165g caster sugar. tsp finely chopped saffron threads or pinch of turmeric. 900g plain flour.
Method
Melt the butter over a medium heat, add the milk, heat until lukewarm. Stir the salt, sugar
and yeast into the warm mixture, leave to work for 10 mins. Gradually add the remaining
ingredients stirring until a smooth dough forms. Do not worry if the dough is a little sticky.
Cover the bowl with a dry tea towel, leave to prove [rise] for 45 to 65 mins until doubled in
size. Punch back the dough and knead 30 seconds, or until smooth. Divide into four pieces,
break each quarter into eight equal pieces. Shape each piece in to a 20 cm length, then form
into an s-shape, tuck in the ends to form an 8-shape and pinch the ends to join. Place on a
tray lined with parchment, cover with a tea towel and prove for a further 40 mins. Preheat
the oven to 200 c/400 f/gas mark 6. Place a raisin in each of the rounds, made when forming
the 8-shape. Beat an egg with 1 tablespoons milk, brush the buns and bake for 20 mins. The
buns should be a pale golden-brown when done.

Patsy Ashe, Chair of Rathdown School Board of Governors


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Childrens Corner

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Parish News

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!
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. To all who gaveTHANK YOU!

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Green Fingers

CONSIDERABLE TALENT OR ABILITY TO GROW PLANTS


This is not a skill I have been blest with but I really do like splashes of colour in a
garden particularly if the all pervasive colour is green from either, trees, a hedge
or grass (or all three)! It is essential to break up the look of a garden, even a
little bit, and of course it may be arranged on a season by season basis with
different flowers having their day! or week!! There are so many local garden
centres that travelling to one for a look or indeed a sniff is a most pleasant
and enjoyable experience and a short stay will not necessarily be an expensive
one. Lots of special offers are available and filling a few pots upon your return
is not too time consuming! Planting a number of small plants in large pots each
season allows for the rotation of look and colour in any garden. Spring brings
yellows with Daffodils as well as Bluebells and Snowdrops, Tulips and Cyclamen.
Spring and summer merge with Iris, Poppy, Geraniums, Lupins, short and tall
Daisies, Chrysanthemums, Pansies and Begonias. A border of Lavender brings
bees, their continuous hum, as well as a delicious aroma. With flowering
heathers at the end of summer as the season moves into autumn. Throughout
the whole time roses will flower and die and flower again and bring really rich
colour to any garden, large or small.
Andrew Kershaw
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.

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
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Parish Information
Flower Rota
Jan.

1 TBC
8
15
22
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Feb.

6
13
20
28

TBC

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.
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.

The Parish Registers


Holy Matrimony

What God has joined together

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19 September (in Our Lady of Dolours, Glasnevin) Simon Moore & Kim Bennett

Funeral

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

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24 October (in Holy Trinity) Thomas Stewart


Our sympathy and prayers are with all those who have been bereaved
remembering especially:
Carol, Raymond, Ian and their families on the death of Thomas
Derval Manley, Sheena McGinley and their families on the death of their uncle.
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Alastair Jones with his wife Katie being presented with his National Bravery
Awards certificate by the Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett at the Awards
Ceremony in Farmleigh House. Alastair was awarded the National Bravery
Certificate for saving the life of a three year old toddler from drowning at
Seapoint on an evening in July 2011.

Y Club Christmas Dinner


See page 8

Wedding Bells!! See page 23

Lots of smiles at the Christmas


Sale - See page 21

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