Monday, March 3, 2008

Grapevine - March 2008


Friday 1st – Informal Communion & Lent Lunch 1.10 St Mary’s
Sunday 2nd - Lent 4 – MOTHERING SUNDAY
09:30 Templederry – Morning Prayer.
11:00 St Mary’s – Communion.
Friday 8 th – Informal Communion & Lent Lunch 1.10 St Mary’s
Sunday 9 th – Lent 5
09:30 Templederry – Morning Prayer.
11:00 St Mary’s – Family Worship & refreshments.
12:15 Killodiernan – Morning Prayer (Trad. Language).
Friday 15 th
– School End of Term Service 11:15 St Mary’s
- Informal Communion & Lent Lunch 1.10 St Mary’s
Saturday 15 th – ST PATRICK (transferred)
11:00 St Mary’s – Communion & coffee.
Sunday 16 th – PALM SUNDAY
09:30 Templederry – Morning Prayer.
11:00 St Mary’s – Communion & Baptism.
Monday 17 th 8:00 pm St Mary’s – Communion - trad. service (said).
Tuesday 18 th 8:00 pm St Mary’s – Service.
Wednesday 19 th 8:00 pm Killodiernan – Evening Prayer.
Maundy Thursday 20th 8:00 pm St Mary’s – Communion & Washing of Feet.
Good Friday
12 noon – 3:00 pm St Mary’s Meditation on the Cross
Templederry (time TBA) 'Way of the Cross' Ecumenical Service & Walk (See Reports).
9:30 Templederry.
11:00 St Mary’s.
12:15 Killodiernan.
Sunday 30 th Easter 2
11:00 St Mary’s – UNITED SERVICE & refreshments.

Choir practice: Tuesdays 4 th , 11 th and 18 th. Note: no practices on 25th March or 1st April
1st Saturday FAIR TRADE Coffee Morning 10:00 am - 12:00 noon St Mary’s -Back Vestry,
3rd Monday - Templederry Repairs Committee - 2:00 pm, Meeting at Frieda Powell’s
7th Friday
– Daffodil Day for the Irish Cancer Society
- 8.00 pm, World Day of Prayer Service, Methodist Church, Cloughjordan
- 8.15 pm, Whist Drive, Lecture Hall
8th Saturday- 2.00 pm, GFS Diocesan Service & Prize Giving, Birr
10th Monday - EASTER VESTRY- 08:00 pm Back Vestry, St Mary’s
16th We will welcome Aimee Armstrong into our Christian family.

13 th April: Sunday - GFS Enrolment Service, St Mary’s .
20 th April: Sunday– Choral Evensong 6.30 pm - Killodiernan
2 nd – 5 th May – Diocesan Confirmation Weekend.
21 st May:Wednesday Templederry Service of Thanksgiving
13 th July (Sunday) –18 th July (Friday), New Wine.
DAFFODIL DAY Daffodil Day - in aid of the Irish Cancer Society - this year is on Friday 7 th - Hilary Lewis is co-ordinating flowers and collectors. If you have any fresh daffodils that you would be willing to donate, please drop them off at any of the collection stations in Nenagh on the Friday. They will be much appreciated!
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE on Friday 7 th March, will be held in the Methodist Church, Cloughjordan; the order of service has been prepared by the women of Guyana
EASTER VESTRY The Easter Vestry Lists will be posted in each church well in advance of the Meeting on the 10 th . It is important that the lists are accurate and we would be grateful if you would all check the lists and advise the Rector of any omissions or if there are any deletions required.
CONFIRMATION. The Diocesan Confirmation Weekend will be on 2nd – 5th May for those confirmed in 2007-2008 in Catherine McCauley House, Spanish Point, Co Clare.
NEWSLINK Further to our request for help with the Newslink in last month’s Grapevine Rae Croft has kindly offered to collect, collate and submit the Union’s monthly submissions. Rae can be contacted on 067-41687 &
THANKSGIVING SERVICE Preparations are beingmade for the Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday 21 st May, 7.30 pm.
ECUMENICAL SERVICE & WALK The Way of the Cross - Following thesame pattern as last year, there will be an Ecumenical Service and Walk beginning in our Church.
CHORAL EVENSONG The Choir are rehearsing the music for the traditional Choral Evensongthat is proposed for a once a month Sunday evening in Killodiernan.
SCHOOL LENTEN PROJECT The School’s Lenten project this year is Trocaire and its work in Kenya.
GREEN FLAG Congratulations to the school on the award of the Green Flag under AnTaisce’s Green Schools initiative. This time they concentrated on Energy matters; how to carry out an audit and follow this up by reducing the school’s energy needs.
EXTENSION – Official notification of planning approval has been received from the CountyCouncil for the extension/refurbishment.
TABLE QUIZ The Parents’ Committee organised a Table Quiz in the Half-Door Pub onFriday 22 nd February and raised over €660. Congratulations to Jean and ‘the team’ with particular rueful congratulations to Myron who set such super but hard quiz questions. It was a great night.
SCHOOL CUP Congratulations to Edwina Lind on winning the School Cup for the Autumn Term
SCHOOL SERVICE, The School End of Term Service on Friday 14 th at 11:15 am will begin with a Palm procession
The CBS band will host a visit from musicians and singers from Glengormley(The High School and The Edmund Rice School) on 11 th –14 th March with a focus on a joint concert in the Council Offices on the 12 th at 7:30 pm; this will mark the start of the Mayor’s week of festivities for St Patrick including an open-air concert in Banba Square on Saturday the 15 th . It should be noted that while the majority of players in the CBS Band come from the two schools it does have, and welcomes players/beginners from other schools and the Convent has a number of musicians in the Band.
For some time we have been posting the Grapevine to those of you who are unable to pick one up on a routine basis; however, we’ve had some feedback that suggests not all of you welcome the newsheet and, therefore, from the April Grapevine we will only post out copies to those of you who let us know (Rectory 067-32598) that you would like to receive it.
In response to requests for worship for teenagers the Rector introduced a monthly Saturday evening service - Anam Cara - sadly this did not seem to "hit the spot" with the teenagers who attended so it’s back to the drawingboard.
Avril and Trevor Murphy, Latteragh, on the birth of their second daughter, Erica Jane, a sister for Jessica!
those who mourn...
...Hilary Moynan and family on the death of her mother, Madge Burriss...
...Marion Dixon and family on death of Marion’s father, Bill O’Dwyer...
those who are ill...
...Philip and Beulah Garcin....
...Selina & Arthur Powell...
...Dinah Moynan...
Lord, You have arisen forever
In my heart!
May the sunrise
Remind me to shine in Your light.
May the caress of a gentle breeze
Remind me of Your compassion.
May the fragrance of a flower
Remind me to blossom in Your love.
May the singing of birds
Bring a song of joy to my lips.
And in the closing of each day
May I remember to quietly pray.
Wherever I am, whatever I do
May my thoughts in joy return to you.
Susan Kramer
May this Eastertide be full of joy for you!