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The Obelisk

A Killiney Newsletter

January/February 2017

www.htkilliney.dublin.anglican.org

Vol. 6 Issue 1

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Whos Who in Holy Trinity Parish


CHURCHWARDENS
Rectors - Trevor Jones
Peoples - Caroline Elliott-Kingston

RECTOR
The Revd Canon Niall J. Sloane
Holy Trinity Rectory, Killiney Road,
Co. Dublin. A96 HD62.
Telephone: 01 285 2695
Email: rector.htkilliney@dublin.anglican.org
Day Off: Friday

JUNIOR CHURCHWARDENS
To be appointed
Rectors - Alleyn Manley

HONORARY ASSISTANT CLERGY


The Venerable Gordon Linney
The Revd Canon Ben Neill
The Very Revd Victor Stacey

GLEBEWARDENS
Peoples - Paul OBrien

SELECT VESTRY
Rector; Churchwardens; Glebewardens; Bryan
Burdett; Chris Hurley; Clive Christie; Eric Brown;
Helen Irwin; Helen Middleton; Lewis Purser; Peter
Hayes; Sandra Moore; Simon Brown; Stefanie
OBrien; Stephen Rhys-Thomas

LAY READER EMERITUS


Ruth Heard

HON. SECRETARY
Clive Christie

CARRY CENTRE BOOKINGS


Sandra Moore, 087 6291568

HON. TREASURER
Chris Hurley

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

ASSISTANT HON. TREASURER


Helen Middleton

ORGANIST
Frank Hughes, 2042737

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

DIOCESAN SYNODSPEOPLE
David Millar Lewis Purser June Hurley

CHURCH REVIEW
Marianne Irvine

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The Mar/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: The Obelisk, Kiliney. Photo John Kohrs
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,
Hon Assistant Clergy
Im delighted to have the assistance and support of three wise and gracious
clerical colleagues. In recognition of their continued ministry to me and the
parish, I am delighted that they have accepted my invitation to become Honorary
Assistant Clergy of Holy Trinity. Their names may be found on page 2.
New Year
This is a time for reflection as well as celebration.
As you look back on the past year and all that has taken place in your life,
Remember each experience for the good that has come of it and for the
knowledge you have gained.
Remember the efforts you have made and the goals you have reached.
Remember the love you have shared and the happiness you have brought.
Remember the laughter, the joy, the hard work, and the tears.
And as you reflect on the past year, also be thinking of the new one to come.
Because most importantly, this is a time of new beginnings and the celebration of
life.
A Happy New Year to all readers!
With every good wish,

RECTORS SURGERY - Every Tuesday


7-8 pm, Holy Trinity Rectory
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The Select Vestry

20/20 Vision
A working group has been established to look at three possible areas of growth
and development over the next 3 years. These areas have been identified as
Hospitality; Togetherness and Kids/Children. We hope early in the new year to
launch a plan of action for evolving these three areas of ministry within our
parish and community.
Revision of Vestrypersons
The Register of Vestrypersons is open for revision until the 16th January 2017. 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.
Parking opposite Church
Car users are kindly reminded to note that the parking spaces directly opposite
the church should be offered to those with limited mobility (alternative parking is
available in the Carry Centre and on Killiney Hill Rd).
HSE Grant
The Select Vestry are delighted to inform you that the HSE have awarded the
Carry Centre a grant of 5,000 towards the installation of IT equipment. More
details to follow.
Select Vestry
The Vestry will meet at 8pm in the Carry Centre on Monday 16th January and
on Monday 27th February.

HIGH LOFT PAINTING GROUP


Based in Monkstown, we are a group of amateur artists from beginners to more
accomplished. There are typically three ten week terms between September and June with
an exhibition of work in June. Each member works at his/her own level with individual
tuition. Places are available in classes on Tuesday and Friday mornings, 10.00-12.30.
For further information contact libbymac@eircom.net or 0876875694.
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Youth & Children

Christingles
Christingle celebrations are named after the Christingles that are lit during the
service. Christingles are made from an orange decorated with red tape, sweets
and a candle. Find out more about the meaning of each element of the
Christingle below.
The symbolism of Christingle
Each piece of the Christingle holds special symbolism to help children
understand the importance of Jesus and the Gospel, and its relevance at
Christmas time. The orange represents the world; The red ribbon (or tape)
symbolises the love and blood of Christ; The sweets and dried fruit represent all
of Gods creations; The lit candle represents Jesuss light in the world, bringing
hope to people living in darkness
GKNS ~ Christmas 2016
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 Diocesan Refugee Appeal.
The Club meets on the 3rd Sunday of
every month during term time (the
next gatherings will be on Sunday 15th
January and February 19th). January
15th will also be the annual Christingle
service in Holy Trinity. New members
in Sunday Club always welcome!

Read about the Epiphany: see St Matthew 2: 112


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Clubs and Societies

Table Tennis
The table tennis meets every Monday 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).
Bible Study and Prayer Group
This year we will be looking at figures in the Bible. The next meetings will be
held on Tuesday 24th January and Tuesday 28th February at 10.30am in the
Carry Centre. All are very welcome to attend. Further expressions of interest
may be addressed to the Rector.
The Y Club (Killiney Mens Society)
Thursday January 26th ~ Supper in the Carry Centre
Thursday February 23rd ~ Trains: talk by Billy Garrioch. Both meetings at
8pm. All Gentleman are very to attend. More information from Paul OBrien,
Nigel Treggin or the Rector.
The Killiney Winey Dineys
The next gathering will be on Thursday 19th January (venue to be confirmed).
Further expressions of interest or queries may be addressed to Zandra Laing or
the Rector.
Ladies Guild
The Guild will meet next on Tuesday 10th January and Tuesday 14th February
in the Carry Centre at 2.30pm. All Welcome.
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Clubs and Societies

Sheep Thrills

Made in Ireland

Every Thursday at 11am in the Carry Centre.


Like us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/Sheep-Thrills
Our community based textile group continues with great enthusiasm and with
lots of new ideas already put into operation. Sheep Thrills products will be sold
locally and given to selected charities for the homeless both at home and abroad.
So anyone interested please contact Joan @ 0872460078. Admission 3-5.
Sheep Thrills are now on Facebook - see www.facebook.com/Sheep-Thrills
SILK - Socials Involving Ladies of Killiney
On Wednesday January 18th the Ladies will meet in the Carry Centre.
Speaker: Dr Caroline Elliott Kingston. The February meeting will be held on
Wednesday 15th. For more information please contact Judy Jones - 2855159
Flower Guild
Thank you to the Flower Guild for decorating the Church for Christmas (and
throughout the year). The next major festival will be Easter.
Service & Social
Thank you to Joan and the team who organised another enjoyable gathering in
December. The next gathering will be on Sunday 9th April at 3pm in the Carry
Centre. Please contact Joan Whyte or the Rector for more information.

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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Diocesan Activities
Synod - David
Millar
writes...
Christmas
in Holy
Trinity

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Supporting our advertisers

The Obelisk is produced five times per calendar year. It is circulated to every
household in Holy Trinity Parish, Killiney through a dedicated team of deliverers.
Copies are also distributed to numerous businesses and public buildings in
Killiney, Dalkey and the wider area. Each issue is also made available online
(Website - www.htkilliney@dublin.anglican.org and Facebook).
There is no charge for the Obelisk as the Rector and Select Vestry see it as a
means of mission and ministry to a wide audience. The cost of producing a high
quality product is covered by income generated from advertising.
We thank our advertisers for supporting us and ask that you support
them. Advertising/promotion offers an outstanding opportunity to efficiently and
effectively target a desired audience. Even a single impression allows for
increased awareness and corporate image.
If you find yourself looking for a service or product why not consult the Obelisk
for some ideas and if you find yourself availing of a business listed in this
production - please mention where you saw it first - The Obelisk
For further information about advertising please contact Trevor Jones on
2855159.
The Church Review
Subscriptions for 2017 are now due, if you are interested in
continuing or beginning a subscription in 2017 (40 for 11 copies)
please contact Marianne Irvine (2858136) before 20th January 2017.

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From the Archives - recognise anyone?

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The Obelisk
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Diary Dates

January 2017
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Epiphany
9
GKNS reopens
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Ladies Guild
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GKNS Board of Management
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Sunday Club
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Select Vestry
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Bible Study Group
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Y Club
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SILK

February 2017
1 St Brigids Day
2 Feast of the Presentation
6-8 Clergy Conference
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GKNS B of M
14 Ladies Guild
15 SILK
17 GKNS closes for Mid-Term
19 Sunday Club
23 Y Club
27 GKNS reopens
27 Select Vestry
28 Shrove Tuesday
28 Bible Study Group

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS!


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.
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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Calendar for January


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Sunday
First Sunday of Christmas
The Naming of Jesus
Thursday
Sunday
A Service for Epiphany
The Baptism of our Lord
Isaiah 60: 1-6
Ephesians 3: 1-12
Thursday

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Sunday
2ndSun after the Epiphany / Christingle
Isaiah 49: 1-7
1 Corinthians 1: 1-9

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Thursday
Sunday
3rd Sunday after the Epiphany
Isaiah 9: 1-4
Matthew 4: 12-23
Thursday Conversion of St Paul obs
Sunday
Candlemas
Malachi 3: 1-5
Hebrews 2: 14-18

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10.30

United Service

10.30
8.30
10.45

Holy Communion
Holy Communion
A Service of the Word

Reader
Reader
10.30

Ken Brown
Linda Franck
Holy Communion

8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader
Intercessor
10.30
8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader
10.30
8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader

Holy Communion
Parish Communion *
Eric Brown
Hillary Robinson
Pam Gordon
Holy Communion
Holy Communion
Family Service
Sunday Club
Sunday Club
Holy Communion
Holy Communion
Parish Communion
Melanie Purser
Lewis Purser

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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Calendar for February


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Thursday

10.30

Holy Communion

Sunday
The 4th Sunday before Lent
Isaiah 58: 1-9a, 9b-12
1 Corinthians 2: 1-12, 13-16

Thursday

8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader
Intercessor
10.30

Holy Communion
Parish Communion
Florence Byrne
David Byrne
The Rector
Holy Communion

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Sunday
The 3rd Sunday before Lent
Deuteronomy 30: 15-20
Matthew 5: 21-37
Thursday
Sunday
The 2nd Sunday before Lent
Isaiah 49: 8-16a
1 Corinthians 4: 1-5

Holy Communion
A Service of the Word
Churchwardens/Baptismal Party
Churchwardens/Baptismal Party
Holy Communion
Holy Communion
Parish Communion*
Ian Doyle
Lisa Doyle
Helen Irwin
Holy Communion
Holy Communion
Family Service
Sunday Club
Sunday Club

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Thursday

8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader
10.30
8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader
Intercessor
10.30

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Sunday
The Sunday before Lent
Exodus 24: 12-18
Matthew 17: 1-9

8.30
10.45
Reader
Reader

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READERS: If you cannot read on the appointed day please arrange a swap
with someone else and let the Churchwardens know.
Coeliac? Communicants who are Coeliac, please inform the Rector or a
Churchwarden and gluten-free bread can be arranged.
READINGS ARE FROM YEAR C/A 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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Lent 2016

LENT 2016
Lent begins with Ash Wednesday (1st March) - join us in Holy Trinity for a short
service at 8pm to mark the beginning of this solemn season,
Throughout Lent we will be teaming up with our friends in St Pauls, Glenageary
for a Lenten Study Course. This will take place in St Pauls Parish Centre every
Monday (from to 6th March to 3rd April) at 8pm. The course will be led by the
Very Revd Victor Stacey.
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.
What is Lent?
Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash
Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday.
Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon
word lencten, which means "spring." The
forty days represents the time Jesus
spent in the wilderness, enduring the
temptation of Satan and preparing to
begin his ministry.
Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and
preparation for the coming of Easter. It
is a time of self-examination and
reflection. In the early church, Lent was a time to prepare new converts for
baptism. Today, Christians focus on their relationship with God, often choosing
to give up something or to volunteer and give of themselves for others.

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Clergy Retreat in Rome

Written by the Revd Rob Jones, Vicar of Holy Trinity Rathmines who, with the Rector,
and 12 clergy from the diocese took part in the clergy retreat in Rome in November.
I was attending the Dublin & Glendalough clergy retreat to Rome. It was initiated by
Archbishop Jackson, organised by the Revd Garth Bunting and facilitated on the ground by
Archbishop David Moxon who leads the Anglican Centre in Rome.
Our time was a mixture of visiting, meeting learning, worshiping together and personal
reflection. Some of our activities included a reception with the Irish ambassador to the Holy
See, visits to Communit di SantEgidio, the Pontifical Irish College, Nafuma Refugee Centre
and St Pauls Outside the Walls.
However, the component that really struck me was having access and extended time in
some very important archaeological sites in Rome. One of these was the house in which it is
strongly believed that St Paul was kept under house arrest before his execution.
Its very easy to romanticise the early church, however I couldnt help but think, as I stood in
the room where probably St Paul spent his last days before execution, we once again,
irrespective of denomination, churchmanship and ecclesiology etc, need to be reminded of
the call to unity and the need to work together today in these challenging times for the
Church.
Christian unity is not a dissolution into blandness, rather its a deep routed desire to utilise
our diversity in the many ways which compliment our differences and therefore aid our
effectiveness as we reach out to the world which is becoming increasingly fragmented and
individualistic.
How does this begin? I think it begins on the ground with each other. It begins with listening
and working together. It begins with realising that we have so much more which unifies us as
opposed to that which divides us. I came back from Rome with renewed vigour to work
and minister with the many churches and people around me. To travel with whomever has
this shared vision of unity and a desire to work together in the challenge and joy, in joining
God in the renewal of all things.
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Nambiti Game Reserve


A world apart, the wonder of nature hits home. Transported from everyday concerns, our
ranger Rheinhard and trusty land cruiser carry us over rough terrain. Dry rocky tracks cross the
Bush. Acacia trees gnarled and distorted and
low bushes with sharp white thorns dot the
landscape. A sparsity of colour, relieved
occasionally by clusters of small blue, white and
yellow flowers, delicate butterflies and birds with
bright plumage. We spot the African Hoopoe
Bird whose Zulu name Umzolozolo is the name
of our Lodge, one of ten scattered over the
Nambiti Game Reserve. We come across
different birds from time to time, Canaries,
Guinea fowl and Egyptian geese, a Golden
Weaver bird weaving his nest which if his mate rejects he will start again and occasionally a
hovering vulture. A Secretary bird stalking through the undergrowth on long legs is on the
lookout for breakfast, snakes, which he will trample to death. At night we spot owls and night
jars, scrub hares scampering away like large bunny rabbits, a lone jackal crossing the road and the
bright eyes of a bushpig in the undergrowth.
Tall brittle grass awaits the joy of the summer rains as do the dry dams and riverbeds. Nutrients
in the grass depleted now will be restored again to nourish the many varieties of Antelope. We
come to recognise Eland, tall and majestic, Kudu with their large ears lined as if with pink satin
and small sweet Impala and Duiker. We find Water Buck where they feel safest close to water,
Steenbok and Blesbok who run heads nodding as if to clear some minor irritation, Red
Hartebeest and Nyala whose faded white stripes will gleam with health and strength once more.
These beautiful creatures will often freeze as we approach as if to pose for a photograph,
confident in their camouflage. When pursued Kudu will lift their tails exposing a white spot which
acts as a decoy then drop their tails suddenly to confuse their predators.
A family of Warthogs delight us exiting their burrow. Mother tail aloft like a tour guides umbrella
is confident that her charges will follow. Warthogs, diurnal animals share their burrows with
their nocturnal neighbours, Porcupine and Aardvark. Zebra and Wildebeest feed together, the
Zebra crop the long grass while the Wildebeest graze in their wake. We humans could learn
from this co-operation! We become accustomed to seeing tall, elegant, beautifully marked giraffe
popular as companions as they can spot approaching danger.
Ostrich black and brown, male and female respectively move on long legs across our path
guiding their vulnerable chicks. The female ostrich sits on her eggs during the day camouflaged on
the brown earth and the male by night.
Leopards, Cheetah and Hyena eluded us despite a night drive but close proximity to lions thrilled
us on several occasions. On our first trip out we got up close and almost personal with two
adult brothers nick-named Blondie and Darkie, then a little later through the Bush grapevine or
rather the rangers co-operation we approached the two big boys again but now in the company
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Nambiti Game Reserve contd


of a lioness and her two young sons. She had killed an Eland calf but only Darkie the dominant
male got to partake of it. Blondie, dominant where mating is concerned is thought to be the
father of the two young males. We meet again some days later and in the absence of Blondie and
Darkie find the young boys feasting on the remains of a Wildebeest while their mother watches
at a distance, growls from the youngster still feeding discourage us from approaching too close.
We see Hippo both in and out of water and note a pink secretion on their skin around their
eyes known as Blood Sweat, a natural sun screen. Hippo can appear sluggish and sedentary but in
fact can move with speed and make fierce and dangerous opponents, we keep our distance
when watching a spectacular sunrise adjacent to their watering hole.
White Rhino, sadly dehorned to foil the poachers outnumber the more elusive and aggressive
Black Rhino their hostile behaviour has protected them from the poachers and they retain their
horns. White rhino are grazers while black are browsers lifting their heads while feeding,
although their eyesight is poor they are more aware of danger. The white rhinos horns do grow
again with time. On the positive side the males no longer kill each other when they fight.
Dominant males have their own territory which they mark out by defecating and urinating. We
came very close to a crash of rhino one male with three females and also a mother with her
baby, named Kumba.
Elephants feed as they go and we saw them on
the move. Large males breaking branches and
stripping bark. We came across Beefy (BFE) Big
Friendly Elephant 48 years old, in musth full of
testosterone blocking our path, we wisely
backed away and came across a younger male
drinking from a waterhole sucking up water with
his trunk and throwing his head back tipping it
into his mouth better than any beer swilling
bloke! He even stretched out his trunk towards us to check us out. We also saw a herd walking
in line mothers, youngsters, babies and all, wonderful. Beefy often keeps his distance from the
herd preferring his own company as he can be intolerant of the young bulls but he also act as a
mentor to them sharing his wisdom.
We have had to search for Buffalo but find them resting in long grass the large male lying a little
apart, perhaps his days are numbered as leader of the gang. He has become slow and grumpy,
heightened testosterone and adrenalin break down the cartilage in his knees and they become
very painful, no longer able to lead he gets pushed to the back where the trampled grass is unappetising. He makes the decision to leave the group and become a Dugga Boy Dugga is the
Zulu word for mud, standing in cool mud helps to ease his pain leaving the herd for a new
pathfinder to lead. Sadly the time has come for us to leave too but we take wonderful photos
and memories away with us. We hope the rains will come soon to sustain this vital habitat and all
its very special residents.

Peter & Suzanne Hayes


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The Carry Centre - Calendar of Activities

For booking enquiries please contact the Centre Manager,


Sandra Moore (contact details on page 2).
www.carrycentre.ie
External Groups
Blossom Nursery School: Mon Fri 8.30am 1.00pm
www.blossomnurseryschool.ie
Zumba Fitness Class: Thursdays 7.30pm - 8.30pm
www.obsessionsalsa.com
Irish Dancing: Thursdays 4.30pm 7.00pm
Saturdays 2.00pm - 3.30pm
www.cabeacademy.ie
Slimming World: Tuesdays 4.30pm 9.00pm
www.slimmingworld.ie
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
Lisa Doyle
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
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Linda Franck
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Parish News

Christmas Sale
The Carry Centre hosted the Christmas Sale on Saturday 26th November. From
cakes to woolly jumpers and sausage rolls to Christmas decorations there
were lots of treats and bargains to be had.
The climax of the event was the long awaited arrival of a very special guest, Santa
Claus, who arrived in a style and was warmly greeted by all. 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 7,500 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 13th November which raised 1283.50 for numerous charities. In
particular thanks to Dorothy Barrett for organizing the event.
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 St Vincent de Paul for
redistribution in the wider Killiney area. To all who gaveTHANK YOU!
Congratulations
To our student reader, Sean Hanily, on his engagement to Cherith
To Andrew and Vicki Turner on the birth of Sam

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Around the Community

We have been informed that the 59 bus continue to serve Killiney Village. The
new timetable may be found below.

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Epiphany

On the Feast of the Epiphany (January 6th) every year, many houses throughout
the world bless their home.
We invite you to adopt this custom in your family. The family gathers to ask
Gods blessing on their home and on those who live in or visit the home. It is an
invitation for Jesus to be a daily guest in our home, our comings and goings, our
conversations, our work and play, our joys and sorrows.
A traditional way of doing this is to use chalk to write above the homes entrance, 20 + C + M + B + 17. The letters C, M, B have two meanings. They are
the initials of the traditional names of the three magi: Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar. They also abbreviate the Latin words Christus mansionem benedicat,
May Christ bless the house. The + signs represent the cross and 2017 is the
year.
Instructions for Blessing the Home
Using the blessed chalk mark the lintel of your front door (or front porch step)
as follows:
20 + C + M + B + 17 while saying:
The three Wise Men, Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar followed the star of Gods
Son who became human. May Christ bless our home and remain with us
throughout the new year. Amen.
Then offer the following prayer: Visit, O blessed Lord, this home with the gladness of your presence. Bless all who live or visit here with the gift of your love;
and grant that we may manifest your love to each other and to all whose lives we
touch. May we grow in grace and in the knowledge and love of you; guide, comfort, and strengthen us in peace, O Jesus Christ, now and forever. Amen.
Eco Congregation Ireland
Information leaflets are available in the Church and Carry Centre.
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Christmas Sale ~ 26th November 2016

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Parish Information
Flower Rota
Jan

1
8
15
22
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Feb

5
12
19
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LENT

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 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 Canon N.J. Sloane (Rector)
Nigel Teggin
Sandra Moore
Hazel Kinmonth

The Parish Registers


Holy Baptism

Born again of water and the Holy Spirit

27th November (in Holy Trinity) Alexander Bran & Lauren Rachel,
children of Rachel and Anthony Hoban

Funeral

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

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28 October (in Holy Trinity) David Black


Our sympathy and prayers are with all those who have been bereaved
remembering especially:
Anne, Rebecca, Jessica, Jonathan, Sarah and their families on the death of David.
Gillian Mollard and her family on the death of her son-in-law, Arthur Rumball
The family of Anne Barton (Dalkey Lodge Nursing Home)
Canon Ben Neill and his family on the death of his father, John Neill
Paul Stewart and his family on the death of his brother, Anthony
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