The Archbishop of Dublin, the Most Rev Michael Jackson, will conduct a Service of Confirmation in St Paul’s this Saturday, March 4th, at 7pm. The following are being confirmed: David Baker; Robbie Bowers; Naoise Cautley; Michael Finney; Anne McEvoy; Christopher McEvoy; Sam Mitchell; Dylan Murray; Clodagh Nash; Matthew O’Brien Holohan; Clara Ponsonby and Jennifer Quirke. Eric Kendrick will be confirmed in St Brigid’s Stillorgan on Sunday, March 12th.
Of course you know its iconic, titular song-and-dance routine, but there’s a lot more to the musical and romantic comedy Singing in the Rain. It will be shown at our next Parish Film Night, introduced by Philip Molloy of Newstalk, onThursday, February 23rd, at 8pm in the Parish Centre. Please sign up on the list at the back of the church or email email@example.com
Save the date. There will also be a parish film night on Thursday, March 23rd –more information to follow.
The theme for our activities at Sunday Club this Sunday, during the 10.30am service is Living in peace and harmony. The New Testament lesson for the day is Matthew 5.21-37, in which Matthew shows how Jesus helps us to make peace with anyone we have hurt and to live the way that Jesus shows us. All children welcome.
The Select Vestry will revise the Register of Vestry members at its meeting this Thursday, February 2nd, as it is required to do annually under the Constitution of the Church of Ireland. If you are not already registered, are over 18 years of age, and would like to become a registered vestry person you must obtain, complete and return the necessary form, available from either the churchwardens or the Rector.
If you are registered this entitles you to vote at the Easter General Vestry (AGM), which this year is after the 10.30am service on Sunday, April 23rd, and to become eligible for election to the Select Vestry.
Considered one of Woody Allen’s finest films, “Manhattan” is a wry portrait of modern relationships played out against a background of urban alientation. It stars Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway and Meryl Streep. The showing in the Parish Centre this Thursday, at 8pm, will be introduced by Philip Molloy of Newstalk’s “The Picture Show”.
Admission is free (although small donations welcome on the night) but make sure there is a seat for you by emailling firstname.lastname@example.org
At its next meeting, on February 2nd, the Select Vestry will revise the Register of Vestry members as it is required to do annually under the Constitution of the Church of Ireland. If you are not already registered, are over 18 years of age, and would like to become a registered vestryperson please obtain, complete and return the necessary form which can be obtained from either the churchwardens or the Rector.
If you are registered this entitles you to vote at the Easter General Vestry (AGM) and to become eligible for election to the Select Vestry.
By all accounts it is a pantomime not to be missed – performances of the St Paul’s Theatre Group’s production of Sleeping Beauty continue this week. The remaining show times are:
- Wednesday 11th January 8pm
- Thursday 12th January 8pm
- Friday 13th January 8pm
- Saturday 14th January 3pm & 8pm
Booking office: 083 825 4033. Adults €10; Child/Concessions €8
Whether it brought you happiness, sadness, or a mixture of both, come to St Paul’s at 11.45pm this Saturday, December 31st, to say goodbye to 2016. And then toast the new year with hope and joy as our church bells ring it in at midnight. Refreshments will be served. All very welcome.
A Service of the Word on Sunday, January 1st – at the later time of 11.30am – will welcome in the new year. This will be followed by refreshments. There will also be a service of Holy Communion at 8.15am as usual but there will be no evening service.
The church is all decorated and waiting for the First Eucharist of Christmas, which will start at 11.30pm on Christmas Eve. This will be followed on the morning of Christmas Day by an 8.15am service of Holy Communion with carols and then a 10.30am Family Service – come early to get a seat.
The evocative service of Nine Lessons and Carols at 7pm this Sunday, December 18th, is one of the highlights of the church year for many people and there will be a retiring collection for the Capuchin Day Centre for homeless and needy people in Bow Street, Dublin 7. The service is followed by the serving of mince pies and mulled wine in the Parish Centre. All very welcome.
One reason this service is so popular is that each member of the congregation is given an individual candle. We want to be able to maintain this tradition.
While acknowledging that it can be difficult to hold a service sheet in one hand and a candle in the other, please exercise care at all times with your candle. Make every effort to hold it as straight as possible throughout the service, keep the drip mat in place and try not to splash any wax on either the furniture or the floor as it is very difficult and time consuming to remove it. The candle should easily last for the duration of the service.