Annual Clothing Collection

Monkstown

Saturday 19th May 2018

The local conference looks forward to your continued support.

This Thursday morning, 26th April 2018, many of the Fifth and Sixth Class pupils in Shanbally NS will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation from the hand of Archbishop Patrick Coveney of Crosshaven.  We thank the children, their teachers and class assistants and their families for all their support in helping the children prepare for this important occasion.  As part of their preparation the parish organised a Retreat Day in the Scala Centre in Blackrock run by the Redemptorist Youth Ministry Team which all the children enjoyed.  We wish them every blessing on Thursday and pray that they will continue to allow the gift of the Spirit to guide and direct them in their journey in life.

This Sunday marks the final weekend of ‘Do this in Memory Masses’ which is part of children’s preparation for their First Holy Communion.  We would like to take the opportunity to thank the children and their families for faithfully participating in these special Masses and for the great life and joy they brought to those celebrations. A special word of gratitude to the committee of parents in each of the First Communion classes who co-ordinated the preparation of these Masses and worked behind the scenes to make the children feel so much a part of these moments.  We are eagerly looking forward to our First Communion celebrations here in the parish in the month of May.

Outdoor Academy every Saturday morning on the pitch in Shanbally at 11.15 a.m.  We will be reverting to Friday evenings 6.45p.m. to 7.45 p.m. for May and June.  The backlog of fixtures due to bad weather is being rescheduled. The website will be updated with fixtures when details are available.

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Work has started on the Museum located in the old Town Council Office, Passage West next to the library. It is scheduled to open in July 2018.  If anyone has suitable material/artifacts for the Museum and would like to give them on loan please contact 087-1357634.  A fundraising event – "Night at the Dogs" is planned for Saturday 28th April 2018.. Tickets are now on sale. Please support.

The Ringaskiddy Community Coffee Morning held in the Oratory Community Room last Tuesday 17th April 2018 was a great success.  €1,200 was raised to help meet the legal costs incurred in the Bord Pleanala  Oral Hearing.  Sincere thanks to all those who supported the event.

On Friday 27th April 2018 the Cameo Club will meet for their usual get together in Monkstown Bay Sailing Club, 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.  Contact Hazel, 021 4841383 or Liz, 0214841496.

The Annual Mass for People with Parkinsons and their families and friends in the Cork area, will take place in St. Patrick’s Church, Rochestown Road, on Wednesday 25th April 2018 at 7.00 p.m. The ceremony will include the Sacrament of the Sick. Light refreshments afterwards. All are welcome.

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