Our annual special service for pets will be held at 10.30am on October 2nd, the closest Sunday to the feast day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, on October 4th. It will be a service of thanksgiving for the companionship of pets, with a retiring collection for Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. All creatures great and small, and toy ones too, are invited. Well-behaved owners are also welcome.
There will be a chance to contribute to the ongoing work of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association at coffee after the 10.30am service this Sunday, September 18th and, in doing so, show your support for parishoners Roland Evans and his wife Annette.
Meanwhile you can learn more about the disease and the life of the Evans family by clicking on the following link to watch a short film: youtube.com/watch?v=
Sunday Club starts this Sunday, September 11th and all children are welcome! They should go to the church for the start of the 10.30am service and they will then move to the Parish Centre. We will be doing a “getting to know you” activity and talking about things lost and found and finding time for God in our day. In the Gospel reading for this Sunday, Luke 15. 1-10, Jesus tells two parables about finding things that were lost. He says that the rejoicing that follows is like the rejoicing in heaven, when one sinner turns back to God.
There will also be a Lego club at the end of Sunday Club (see below) – please bring your own Lego.
Do you have any Lego that you feel you could part with? Sunday Club is going to start its own Lego Club and we are looking for Lego! If you have a donation you would like to make, please telephone Fiona Arnold on 087 9239491. We will collect!