MARCH 2017 CHURCH SERVICES
Wednesday 1st 8.00pm Ash Wednesday Service
Sunday 5th 10.30am Morning Prayer
Confirmation Service - Zion Parish Church
Sunday 12th 10.30am Parish Communion
Friday 17th 10.30am St. Patrick's Day Parish Communion (Bilingual)
Sunday 19th 10.30am Morning Prayer
Sunday 26st 10.30am Mothering Sunday All Age Service
Don’t Forget! On March 26th the clocks Spring forward an hour
Main service with full choir and sermon
8.00 am & 12.00 noon - Holy Communion
with traditional language, no music or sermon
10.30 am - Holy Communion
with traditional language, no music or sermon
Thanks to South Dublin County Council we are planning to plant a tree in the grounds of Rathfarnham Castle on Saturday 1st April at 11am. The tree symbolizes the faith journey our newly baptised church members have embarked on and we hope as many as possible of our young families together with Godparents and grandparents will join with Archbishop Michael and members of the church community and wider community in celebrating our faith. As the children enjoy the facilites on offer in the castle grounds when out walking with their parents, we hope they will visit the tree and take ownership of it and enjoy watching it grow. May their faith also grow organically as they avail of Toddlerzone, Creche, Sunday Club, Good News Club, Youth Club, Sunday liturgies and eventually Confirmation class. More precise details about the tree planting will be on the Sunday service sheets closer to the 1st April. Meantime a huge thank you to Counsellor Paula (Donovan) for liaising between SDCC and ourselves.
Confirmation 5th March
20 candidates from Rathfarnham will be joining with their peers in Zion to confirm their intention to follow as disciples of Jesus Christ. This is a big ask of young people and as we have been spending class time with them since Oct 2016 we have greatly enjoyed how they have been committed to the course work and how readily they have engaged in undertaking the various challenges, discussions and exercises. Some of the art work produced will be on display in our notice board at the church railings over the next few weeks by way of proclaiming their faith to passersby. Please encourage our young people as they take on roles in the church and please pray for them too. They are: Ciara Boyd, Emily Brennan, Lewis Bruton, Laura Cole, Sid Cruickshank, Ross Deegan, Katie Dunne, Zoe Dunne, James Farrell, Matthew Gillis, Robyn Hamilton, Jonathan Lees, Ella Maxwell, Laura Mills, Louis O'Neill, Adam Reid, Kirstin Sargent, Mark Whelan, Scott Wilgaar and Naomi Wilson.
Lent Bible Study
We are using the BACI resource 'God's heart for Migrants' and plan to meet in the Millennium Side Chapel on Thursdays 2nd, 9th, 23rd, 30th March and 6th April at 8pm. The study series follows Abraham's departure from Ur, the Jewish people in exile in Egypt, Ruth's story and how exile informed the teaching of Jesus in the Gospels. If you would like a copy of the booklet before signing up, please ask the Rector.
5 Marks Challenge
Perhaps instead of giving up something this Lent you might like to take up a challenge? There are 5 on offer in the dioceses: one challenges you to find a way to tell your faith story; another to teach about our Saviour; another to tend to people in need; another to get involved in transforming unjust structures in society and finally there is the challenge to treasure creation. Each has a short reflection which can be done individually or in a group setting. To register your interest please contact Caoimhe Leppard the 5 marks challenge co-ordinator at: email@example.com or pick up a leaflet from the table as you enter the Church.
Rathfarnham Parish is a Church of Ireland (Anglican) Parish
Situated in the south west suburbs of Dublin City and close to the Dublin mountains, Rathfarnham Parish is committed to a shared ministry led by the clergy and lay people with Services, Religous Education, Choir, Weddings, Baptisms and a range of adult and youth organisations
Rector: Canon Adrienne Galligan
Curate Assistant: Rev'd Ruth O'Kelly
Diocesan Reader - Joan Forsdyke
Parish Office email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PARISH EVENT DATES
12th of every Month is deadline for Review notes. Each parish organisation/club/ministry is encouraged to submit a short future focus article for inclusion in our Parish notes
Friday 3nd March at 8.00pm
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER - International and Interdenominational
Church of the Annunciation Parish Pastoral Centre, Willbrook Road
Sunday 23rd April: Annual Easter Vestry & Triennial Elections
Saturday 20th May: Parish Fête
The Parish has regular weekly & monthly meetings of groups and activities for pre-school, young people, active people, thoughtful people, musical people, retired people ...
Groups like Toddlerzone which began in September after the Summer break for pre-schoolers and young Mums with the usual small numbers and already they are steadily increasing
Beavers back in full swing in the War Memorial Hall at 6pm. There are 10 new Beavers for 2016-2017 ...
Winter Survival Backpacks for the Homeless
As a result of your generosity, survival backpacks filled with essential items and treats were made up and passed on to VISIT. These were given out to homeless people during dinner on Christmas Day. We have more backpacks ready as these packs are needed all year round.For further details see our Church Services page
With the cold nights of Winter here, our thoughts turn to those less fortunate than ourselves. If you have any of the following, surplus to your requirements, there are many who would be delighted to use them:
Sleeping bags, blankets, mens clothes and shoes (especially trainers) - these are needed by The Trust (across the road from the old Iveagh baths near St. Patrick’s Cathedral)
Ladies clothes - The Women’s Refuge, Rathmines
Children’s clothes from 0 – 12 years - Bring to church for Catherine Slacke who has contacts with social workers in the area and Tallaght
Duvets covers, sheets and pillow cases, towels, tea towels and any other such household goods – Bring to church for Heather to pass on; Contact Heather or Catherine if in doubt!
Focus on the need, not the numbers - The media of late has been full of stories of desperate people arriving in Europe, with the press focus largely concentrating on the growing numbers, rather than the conflict, injustice, poverty and oppression from which many are escaping. Read more >
War Memorial Hall
Memorial Hall Enquires - Phone John Deacon @ 087 1265325 (Mondays)
War Memorial Hall Users - To avoid any health & safety issues arising from the use of shared space, if you notice any concerns about any issues can you please email them to email@example.com
Photographs of Hall and Opening Ceremony