With the unprecedented closure of all our churches in the national effort to contain the coronavirus, Covid-19, our Rector, the Revd Gary Dowd leads a short act of worship for Mothering Sunday here
After the latest advice that we should further reduce our social contacts to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, the Rector has very reluctantly decided to cancel tomorrow’s Holy Communion service for St Patrick’s Day and also the two Communion services that were due to take place this Wednesday, March 18th. There will be a further update before the end of the week.
Over Lent we are again inviting people to collect spare coins and to donate them to Kisiizi Hospital in Uganda. St Paul’s Kisiizi Support Group hopes to be able to continue to fund the annual salary of a surgeon at the hospital, which is the equivalent of €11,000. You can collect a jar from the back of the church and please return it after Easter. In this increasingly cashless age, we realise that there are no longer as many coins in circulation, however there was a very encouraging response to this coin appeal last year which we would hope to repeat. The latest newsletter from Kisiizi is now available here
Meanwhile, please note there will be a Soup and Roll Lunch in the Main Hall of the Parish Centre on Sunday, April 5th (Palm Sunday), after the 10.30 am service, in aid of Kisiizi Hospital.
There will be a 7.15 am service of Holy Communion this Wednesday, which is the beginning of Lent, in addition to the usual 11am service. Services will be held at these times every Wednesday morning throughout Lent.
Over Lent we are again inviting you to collect any spare coins you may have and to donate them to Kisiizi Hospital in Uganda. St Paul’s Kisiizi Support Group hopes to be able to continue to fund the annual salary of a surgeon at the hospital, which is the equivalent of €11,000. Jars are provided and you can collect one from the back of the church. We ask you to return the jar after Easter. In this increasingly cashless age, we realise that there are no longer as many coins in circulation, however there was a very encouraging response to this coin appeal last year which we would hope to repeat.
The latest newsletter from Kisiizi is now available here
Philip Molloy introduces a showing of “Fracture”, starring Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling, this Thursday, February 20th, at 8pm in the Parish Centre. All welcome. Admission free but seats need to be booked by emailling firstname.lastname@example.org
January is behind us and, later this month, Ash Wednesday, on February 26th, will herald the six weeks of Lent. An early morning service of Holy Communion at 7.15am, in addition to the usual midweek 11am service, will be held that Wednesday and every other Wednesday during Lent. All welcome.
St Brigid’s Day this Saturday, February 1st, heralds the start of spring. Here are a few key dates for the rest of the month
9 Sunday Club, during the 10.30am service of Parish Communion
11 Meeting of the Select Vestry
20 Film Night 8 pm Meeting Room
26 Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. Early morning Holy Communion service at 7.15 am in addition to usual service at 11 am. HC at 7.15 am and 11 am on each Wednesday throughout Lent.
The Train, a film set in 1944 France about one man’s mission to save art treasures from going to the Nazis, will be introduced by Philip Molloy at the Parish Film Night this Thursday, January 23rd, at 8pm in the Parish Centre. Directed by John Frankenheimer, it stars Burt Lancaster and Paul Scofield. All welcome but book a seat by emailing here. Free admission but small donations on the night to defray costs are welcome. There will also be Film Nights on February 20th and March 19th.
Sunday Club, for children aged four and upwards, usually meets on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Children are encouraged to come into the church for the start of the service at 10.30 am before leaving for Sunday Club during the singing of the second hymn (after approx.15 minutes). The Sunday Club dates for between now and the summer are as follows: January 26th; February 9th; March 8th and 22nd; April 26th; May 10th and 24th and, finally, June 14th.
January 6th, the Feast of the Epiphany, marks the end of the Christmas season and is traditionally the day to take down all the decorations and to remember the visit of the Three Kings to Bethlehem. In Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries Dia de los Reyes is a big day for giving presents to children. Here in Ireland, of course, it is also Nollaig na mBan -a day for women to party after their festive labours. Whether you are celebrating one or all three – enjoy!
Meanwhile, if you’ve made New Year resolutions to try something new – there’s weekly indoor bowls (email@example.com), badminton (firstname.lastname@example.org) and choir (email@example.com) right here for a start, as well as monthly whist and film nights. You’d be very welcome at one and all.