Farewell to organ scholar

The Rector made a presentation on behalf of the parish to Thomas Maxwell during yesterday’s morning service, to mark the end of his two years as St Paul’s organ scholar.
 He has been a great asset to the choir and stepped up admirably to extra responsibilities when the organist job became vacant. We wish him well in his upcoming Leaving Certificate and look forward to his lunchtime recital, featuring works by JS Bach, Gigout, Alain and Stanford, in St Paul’s on Thursday, June 27th at 1.10 pm. Admission free but donations to Kisiizi Hospital Surgeon Fund welcomed.

Last places for parish outing

There are fewer than half a dozen places left on the bus for the parish outing to Newgrange (pictured above) and the Boyne Visitor Centre in Co Meath on Saturday, September 7th. Tickets are being snapped up because group access to Newgrange is restricted – we booked our places for this trip 18 months ago!
 On the day, we will meet at St Paul’s Church at 7.45 am for 8 am sharp departure. Visiting City North Hotel, Gormanston (coffee) – Newgrange – Monasterboice Inn (lunch) – Boyne Visitor Centre.  Cost €45 per person to include mid-morning coffee/tea, light lunch, admission fees and return bus transport. Tickets  from John White tel: 087 2594729 or email here.

Soup and roll lunch for Ugandan hospital

There will be a soup and roll lunch after the 10.30 am service this Sunday, April 28th,  to which everybody is welcome. All proceeds to the Kisiizi Surgeon Fund, which pays the salary of a surgeon in the Ugandan hospital that we as a parish support. If you have not already done so by then this would also be an opportunity to return your jar of coins collected over Lent.  Thank you.
 Our long- term goal is to raise €11,000 per year to provide for a surgeon’s salary on an annual basis so you might consider setting up a standing order or making a yearly contribution. The bank account details if you would like to establish a standing order are as follows:
Account Name: St Pauls Church Ruanda Mission
IBAN: IE73 AIBK 9334 0677 0541 48
As with all donations of this type, if you can contribute in excess of €250, then this allows St. Paul‘s to claim a tax rebate of 45% on this amount, further boosting the overall fund. Any amount will be very welcome. Thank-you.

The Kisiizi Support Group

Five parishes worship together for Holy Week

Starting on Monday April 15th, five Church of Ireland parishes from this area will worship together on the evenings of Holy Week at 8 pm, rotating through the different churches. From Monday to Wednesday, the speaker at these joint services will be Philip McKinley, chaplain of Dublin City University. Meanwhile, each morning in St Paul’s, there will be a daily Holy Communion service at 7.15 am Monday to Thursday and “One Hour at the Cross” at 2pm on Good Friday.
 Here is the full schedule, with all services in St Paul’s unless otherwise indicated:
Monday, April 15th:
7.15 am Holy Communion
8 pm St. Matthias Church Killiney/Ballybrack
Tuesday, April 16th:
7.15 am Holy Communion
8 pm Holy Trinity, Killiney
Wednesday, April 17th:
7.15 am and 11 am Holy Communion
8 pm Christ Church, Dun Laoghaire
Thursday, April 18th:
7.15 am Holy Communion
8 pm St. Patrick’s Church, Dalkey
Good Friday, April 19th:
2 pm One Hour at the Cross: a service of hymns, readings, reflection, prayer and silence
8pm The Liturgy of Good Friday, St Paul’s, Glenageary

Easter Day celebrations on April 21st
SonRise Service: At the Obelisk, Killiney Hill at 6.15 am. Light breakfast afterwards in Carry Hall, Killiney Hill Road.  All are welcome. Kindly note: dog owners are kindly requested to keep their pet on a leash at all times
In St Paul’s: Holy Communion 8.15 am; Parish Communion 10.30 am followed by an egg hunt in the church grounds. No evening service.

New parish council for 2019/2020

Hugh McNally is the one new face on the Select Vestry for 2019/20. He and 10 outgoing members were proposed and seconded at yesterday’s Easter General Vestry, after which they were deemed elected without a vote being required, along with four ex officio members. Outgoing member Fiona Arnold, who did not wish to stand again, was thanked by the Rector for her service.
The full Select Vestry is as follows:
Chairman: Rev Gary Dowd
Secretary: Margaret Woods
Treasurer: Alan Lowther
Rector’s Churchwarden: Geoff Barry; People’s Churchwarden: Rita Dalton(panel co-ordinator); Rector’s Glebewarden: Paul Hatton; People’s Glebewarden: Frank Gunning
Also: Roxanna AllenWilliam EarleyJoe HarveyMary HeseltineAlan LowtherHugh McNallyStuart RobertsonSheila WaymanLynn WileyMeg Wood and Margaret Woods.