Welcome to Clonmel Union of Parishes ( Church of Ireland, a province of the Anglican Communion ), parish, page..


Rector: The Rev Canon Barbara Y. Fryday



Clonmel Union of Parishes, Parish Office :
The Rectory,
7, Linden Lea,
Clonmel,
Co. Tipperary

Tel: 052 6187464
Mobile: 086 2750735
email: frydayb@gmail.com
web Page www.clonmel.lismore.anglican.org



CHURCH SERVICES

1st & 3rd Sundays

8.30am Holy Communion Old St. Mary's, Clonmel
9.30am Holy Communion Holy Trinity, Fethard
9.30am Morning Prayer St. Paul's, Cahir
11.00am Holy Communion Old St. Mary's, Clonmel


2nd & 4th Sundays

8.30am Holy Communion Old St. Mary's, Clonmel

9.30am Holy Communion St. Paul's, Cahir
9.30am Morning Prayer Holy Trinity, Fethard
11.00am Holy Communion Tullaghmeelan
11.00am Service of the Word Old St. Mary's, Clonmel

5th Sunday, Central Services in St. Patrick’s Church, Inishlonaught (Marlfield)




Wednesday Services at Old St. Mary's, Clonmel
Holy Communion 10.30am

Service times for Holy Days and Festivals as announced on Parish Newsletter


Clonmel Union of Parishes is a Church of Ireland parish group in South Tipperary, Ireland, and as such, is part of the Anglican Communion (Episcopalian).

NEWS:

What follows is Parish News..............

Friday, July 29, 2016

August September Newsletter


August September Newsletter

I do hope you you have either taken a little time off or intend to do so before the days begin to shorten. It is important that everybody has some change of scenery at least once a year.
It must be of concern to all of us that our world appears to have become increasingly violent and that changes have and are taking place that should concern us all.

Brexit in the UK must be a concern to all of us in both the economic field and in relation to our particularly unique relationship with the North of Ireland and the UK. Should the UK break away from the EU, the border between the South and North of our island will be one between a Eu and non-EU country.  No matter what arrangements can be made, many aspects of our lives and of our economy will change. We have experienced a great amount change on this island during the last 100 years. Perhaps the momentous was the Good Friday Agreement; which brought a peace that enabled us, on both sides of the border to come to understanding each other a better. It also brought free movement between the two jurisdictions; something few of us would want to lose. But it is the ending of most of the violence, disruption and dreadful loss of innocent lives, on both sides of the Border that we should most gratefully appreciate today. We do need to realise that what we have on this island is a somewhat uneasy peace. Talk of a united Ireland emerging in the present situation should be viewed with caution.

When we see the devastation of suicide bombings, war and terroists attacks in other places, we should thank God we have not been affected. But it was so recent that we awoke morning after morning, to news of  similar attrocities on our own island. History brings all sorts of attitudes, asperations and consequences to the present. But it is communities working together who decide whether our lives are peaceful and fruitful. Individuals through their contribution can strengthen or, through their turning their backs on others, destroy.
We are an island community that is multicultural in all aspects today and together we can together build on what we have achieved if we have the will to do it.

Barbara


Green Flag
The 4th Green Flag, for travel, was raised before the school year ended.
We now move on to number 5!


Parish BBQ
The sun shone and the food was plentiful and delicious as we had  
hoped. Everybody appeared to enjoy the afternoon. It was good to have support from our neighbouring parish of Fiddown.


The Junction Festival
 Clonmel is buzzed with activity at a host of venues as the Junction Festival took place. Old St Mary's, once again, provided a venue for a number of events. This year, the Festival, under new management, introduced new activities & shows in new venues. Five events took place in Old St Mary's and included a wide variety of events that included a wide range of musical genre. The silent film “The Passion of Joan of Arc” from 11pm – 1am on the Friday/Saturday night attracted a good audience. The accompaniament was provided by the organ rather than a piano – very effective!


Sunday Life
This is an hour-long programme on TippFm which is broadcast from  7- 8am on Sunday mornings. It usually comprises music, reading and interviews. We keep it light as most of our listeners have just woken up!


Your Prayers
Please remember those who are unwell, at home & in hospital. At this time we need to pray, especially, for peace. The terrorist must not paralyse us into fear and  inaction. It is through the example of those who show the love for each other, no matter who they are, what they have done or what, particularly, they have done to us, that ultimately will bring to all of us a beter, calmer and more peaceful life.


Whist Drives
New season begins on Friday, 9th September @ 8.00pm sharp – so hone you whisting skills during the coming weeks!


The Regulatory Authority
We have added one charitable trust to the Church of 
Ireland block registration (on the advise of the Authority) and I will be required to attach the accounts for that charity to our parish accounts when they are submitted to the diocese – these accounts will not be an actual part of our parish accounts! Yes, it's all rules, regulations, compliance and accountability!

Wednesday Weekday Service
Service at  10.30am in Old St Marys  – All  welcome


Select Vestry Meeting
 Will take place in St Paul's Church, Cahir on Friday,
 2nd September 2016 – please respond to Bernard's 
reminder with “yes” or “no


Holy Baptism
Georgia Gloria Pullar was Baptised in Old St Marys on 16th July. She and her parents travelled from Scotland for the occasion. Mum & Dad were married in Old St Mary's two years ago and thought it a good idea to have their little daughter baptised in the church in which they had married.


Holy Matrimony
Sarah Ryan, Fethard & Steve Mascrod, Australia were married in Holy Trinity Church, Fethard on 30th June 2016. The Rector was assisted by Fr Denis O'Connor, Castleknock, Dublin and Canon Fr Tom Breen, Fethard. Steve is descended from the Langley family of Fethard and his great, great, great grandmother is buried under the slab behind the organ in the church. The couple plan to live in London. We wish them health, happiness and a long life together!


Bereavements
We sympathise with the Outram family on the death of Cliff, after  an illness.  He was cremated at the Island, Cork. May he rest in peace.

Our sympathy goes to Trevor Melbourne and his family on the death of his mother, Lottie, Littleton.

We extend our sympathy to the family and friends of Sam Taylor who died in a farming accident. He was a native of Newcastle, UK. His remains will be repatriated to the UK in the coming week.. A short service was conducted by the Rector in Donoughoe's Funeral Home. We offer our sympathy to his partner, baby son, and family.

We sympathise with Shirley Clooney whose sister, Barbara, died after a lengthy illness in England.   

May they rest in peace.


Congratulations
To Shirley Clooney who became a granny again with the birth of Liam

Schools' Service
What a wonderful day! Over 300 children from our area of the diocese, with teachers and helpers took part in our Diocesan Schools' Festival Service. There was drama, poetry, readings, lots of singing & an amazing “sermon” by Michael O'Meara, Diocesan Reader. It was followed by lunch and, then activites, games and the icecream van! Thank-you to Miss Wallace, Mrs Brennan, Joan, the parents and everybody who helped!


Belle Voci
This lovely choir had their end of season concert in Old St Mary's on 27th May 2016, with a large audience present


End of Year Celebration
Our end -of-year presentation gave the school children 
the opportunity to show family and friends some of the extra-curricular activities they took part in during the school year. 6th class received their diplomas and and each child received their end-of-year certificate.


Funky Kids
The pupils of the Parochial School put on this show of dance and song on 15th June. It was amazing; with some adults providing support. We have some really talented youngsters who loved every minute of it. Well done!

Funday at Fethard
This took place on 12th June and was a huge success; in spite of the rain and wind. The exhibition in the Tholsel of  fashion created from waste products was amazing. The duck race on the river attracted a huge crowd and the many stalls and entertainments on the riverbank were well attended . Thank-you to the parishioners who provided refreshments in the church and churchyard. .


Commemoration
The Rector took part in the parade and unveiling of a memorial plaque to those who were mobilised in Easter Week 1916. They did not see service, but their training stood them well a few years later. The nieces and nephew of two of the 40 laid a wreath during the ceremony in Emmet Place.


Ireland’s Ancient East Orientation Signage
Mrs H Carter has volunteered to have her mobile number put on display on our noticeboard at St Paul's so that visitors can have access to St Paul's.

Summer Concerts

3rd August – The Koln Philharmonia will play in old St Mary's. S

27th August – RIAM Harpists Concert in Holy Trinity, Fethard from 6-10pm.


Singing group
Will meet in Old St Marys on Friday, 12th and 19th August and Thursday, 1st September 2016. All welcome – this is an opportunity to learn new hymns and sing old ones. Some wonder why a choir sits in front of the organ in church and not behind the congrgation – the organist actually sits in a situation where the noise of the organ makes it difficult to hear those some distance away and it is important that he/she can hear those leading the singingand stay with them.


Harvest Thanksgivings 2016

Sunday, 18th September – Tullaghmeelan @ 3.30pm

Sunday, 18th September – Holy Trinity, Fethard @ 7.30pm

Sunday, 25th September – St Paul's, Cahir @ 7.30pm

Friday, 30 September – Old St Mary's, Clonmel @7.30pm



Christmas Fair
Our annual Fair will take place in Old St Marys on Saturday, 3rd December 2016. Santa & the magician are booked. We hope to change the format in some ways and are looking for ideas and help in the organising and staging of the event. This is our major fundraising event and needs us all to row in and work for the benefit of our parish!


Repairs & Renovations at Holy Trinity
There will be scaffolding in the alley entrance to Holy Trinity, Fethard, from 14th August for six weeks. This is to enable contractors to reinstate the old window arrangement in the Tholsel wall bounding the alley and to remove the present chimney and replace it one that will match that on the other end of the building. It will mean that vehicles will not have access to the chruchyard during the duration of the works. 

Burial Ground Grants
These grants were discontinued some years ago and have  been re-introduced for this year. We have the care and maintenance of seven burialgrounds and have been given grants towards the care & maintenance of five of them. This does not free us from our obligation to the other two. To enable a better and more care of all these important sites, we have decided to buy machinery and tools that will be used on all sites as appropriate. We are required to provide evidence of how we use these grants at the end of the year (on a form with receipts for all payments). It should be noted that the maintenance and care of family burial sites is the responsibility of those families and that, in particular, the maintenance and care of memorials and kerbs rests with the family and not the parish.


Greeting Cards
Greeting cards with pictures of all our 5 churches are available in each church at €2 each. The inside is blank to facilitate personal greetings.

Monday, July 4, 2016



Parish Newsletter July 2016 – September 2016

Summer Concerts Clonmel Union of Parishes

10th October - Concert in aid of Day Care Centre, Cahir in St Paul's, Cahir
6th July – Iarla O Lioaird & Steve Cooney – Ols St Marys : 8.00pm
7th July - “The Unthanks” - Old St Marys @ 9.00pm
8th July -  Show in Old St Marys @ 9.00pm
8th July - “Passion of Joan of Arc” (film) – Old St Marys  @ 11.00pm
9th July -   Lisa Hannigan in Concdert @ 9.00pm
10th July - “The Henry Girls” @ 2pm
3rd August – The Koln Philharmonia will play in old St Mary's.
27th August – RIAM Harpists Concert in Holy Trinity, Fethard from 6-10pm

Garda VettingLike many other compliance entities, this has now gone electronic! Our “Service Agreement” with the RCB is now completed and I can invite potential member of the Safeguarding Trust panel and other youth activities to apply for Garda Vetting!. Church House is now the body that liaises with the Gardai and we do the recruiting, make the initial decision as to who works with young people and ensure that the application forms are completed correctly. The forms then go to the RCB and the forms will be sent by them for Gardai for processing. It's all part of a more rigorous application of child protection.


Rotas We have rotas for flowers and cleaning in Old St Mary's. There are a few gaps – volunteers, please! Please remember that cleaning includes the church (including the vestry) and one brass plaque per week. It is assumed that cleaning is done particularly in preparation for Sunday worship. There are bins in the “kitchen” in Old St Mary's. Dead flowers should be put in the bin and vases washed. Branches and foliage may be put in the red tub.
Please do not forget to clean, at least one wall plaque per month!


Harvest Thanksgivings 2016
Sunday, 18th September – Tullaghmeelan @ 3.30pm
Sunday, 18th September – Holy Trinity, Fethard @ 7.30pm
Sunday, 25th September – St Paul's, Cahir @ 7.30pm
Friday, 30 September – Old St Mary's, Clonmel @7.30pm
                                     

Envelope SchemeThis has a double effect – you fill an envelope every week;   
whether in church or not – the amount is recorded and you will receive a receipt early in the following year. You have a choice as to where your donation goes – Weekly collection which funds the day-to-day running of our parish with its five churches (heat, light and maintenance) and/or the Assessment. You indicate where your contributions are to go.
At the end of the year, if you have subscribed more than €250 and are an income tax payer, you will be offered the opportunity to further maximise your giving by filling our a tax relief form and benefitting your parish to a further €40 per €100 donated. This is a government scheme designed to benefit charitable organisations; which we are.  Forty households already give in this way and it has made quite a substantial difference to parish finances – Thank-you!
You should know that if you visit another church and put your envelope for that Sunday on the visited church's plate, it will be creditted to that parish.


Holy MatrimonySarah Ryan, Fethard & Steve Mascrod, Australia were married   in Holy Trinity Church, Fethard on 30th June 2016.The Rector was assisted by Fr Denis O'Connor, Castleknock, Dublin and Canon Fr Tom breen, Fethard. Steve is descended from the Langley family of Fethard and his great, great, great grandmother in buried under the slab behind the organ in the church. The couple plan to live in London. We wish them health, happiness and a long life together!


Bereavement We sympathise with the Outram family on the death of Cliff, after 
an illness.  He was cremated at the Island, Cork. May he rest in peace.
We extend our sympathy to the family and friends of Sam Taylor who died in a farming accident. He was a native of Newcastle, UK. His remains will be repatriated to the UK in the coming week.. A short service was conducted by the Rector in Donoughoe's Funeral Home on Friday evening.


Fundraising Meeting – In the Rectory on Tuesday, 5th July @ 8.00pm – we need to do this, be there!


Birthday CelebrationBishop Michael celebrated the Eucharist in Marlfield on Sunday, 29th May 2016. After worship, we have Birthday cake, tea & coffee to celebrate Jessie Simpson's 90th Birthday!


Baptisms & WeddingsThere are a number of these booked for the coming 
months and, indeed for next year. You should speak to me & the Civil Registrar as early as possible for weddings. We live in a multicultural world and sometimes couples are required to complete rather more travel & paperwork than usual. There is a growing custom of booking the reception venue before booking the venue for the ceremony! Please, do not do it! There are couples who have come a cropper!

Singing Group – This group will meet on 15th & 29th July & 12th & 19th August 2016 in Old St Mary's @ 8.00pm –  new members always welcome – we are learning new hymns; especially from “Thanks & Praise”.


Schools' ServiceWhat a wonderful day! Over 300 children from our area of the diocese, with teachers and helpers took part in our Diocesan Schools' Festival Service. There was drama, poetry, readings, lots of singing & an amazing “sermon” by Michael O'Meara, Diocesan Reader. It was followed by lunch and, then activites, games and the icecream van! Thank-you to Miss Wallace, Mrs Brennan, Joan, the parents and everybody who helped!


Funky Kids The pupils of the Parochial School put on this show of dance and song. It was amazing; with some adults providing support. We have some really talented youngsters who loved every minute of it. Well done!


Funday at FethardThis took place on 12th June and was a huge success; in spite
of the rain and wind. The exhibition in the Tholsel of  fashion from waste was amazing. Thank-you to the parishioners who provided refreshments.


Belle VociThis lovely choir had their end of season concert in Old St Mary's on  
27th May 2016.


Commemoration The Rector took part in the parade and unveiling of a memorial plaque to those who were mobilised in Easter Week 1916. They did not see service, but their training stood them well afew years later. The Nieces and nephew of two of the 40 laid a wreath during the ceremony in Emmet Place.


Course in Christian StudiesThis is our diocesan course in christian studies; 
which is used to train people for lay ministry. It is also used for those who wish to further their understanding of their faith and to learn more baout it. There is a 3rd reason why people might sign -up – those who have been thinking about the ordained ministry of the Church. It is a good way to explore one's belief and, perhaps, a call to ministry. We have one prospective candidate for the course at the moment and, if there is anybody else who may wish to enquire further regarding the course; speak to me.


Parochial HallThe ceiling project has become a more specialist job and, so will cost quite a bit more than anticipated. There are few contractors who can do this job in Ireland anymore. So, it will take a while to raise the extra cost.


Quinquennial InspectionsWe are catching up with these 5 yearly inspection of parish property. Some are taking a little longer than usualwhere the architect is visiting for the 1st time. Our turn will come in the coming months.


Green FlagThe 4th flag, for travel, was raised before the school year ended. We now move on to number 5!


Sunday Life -This is an hour-long programme on TippFm which is broadcast 
from 7- 8am on Sunday mornings. It usually comprises music, reading and interviews. We keep it light as most of our listeners have just woken up!


Your Prayers Please remember those who are unwell, at home & in hospital. At this time we need to pray, especially, for peace. The terrorist must not paralyse us into fear and  inaction. It is through the example of those who show the love for each other, no matter who they are, what they have done or what, particularly, they have done to us, that ultimately will bring to all of us a beter, calmer and more peaceful life.

Whist Drives  - New season begins on Friday, 9th September @ 8.00pm sharp – so 
 hone you whisting skills during the coming weeks!


The Regulatory AuthorityWe have added one charitable trust to the Church of Ireland block registration (on the advise of the Authority) and I will be required to attach the accounts for that charity to our parish accounts when they are submitted to the diocese – these accounts will not be an actual part of our parish accounts! Yes, it's all rules, regulations, compliance and accountability!


Greeting CardsGreeting cards with pictures of all our 5 churches are available in  
 each church at €2 each. The inside is blank to facilitate personal greetings.


BBQ This annual event will take place on Sunday, 3rd July 2016  at the Rectory. 
€15 per adult; children free. Please bring a contribution towards salads & dessert.  This year, we are supporting “C-Saw”; which is a new initiative in William Street, Clonmel that seeks to help those who are experiencing mental health issues. Part of the proceeds of the BBQ will go to parish funds.


Ireland’s Ancient East Orientation Signage Mrs H Carter has volunteered to have her mobile number put on display on our noticeboard at St Paul's so that visitors can have access to St Paul's.
While Clonmel and Fethard are not included in this initiative; might there be parishioners in both these place who would be willing to have their names on the parish noticeboards to provide such a facility?


Web:          www.clonmel.lismore.anglican.org
twitter: @ClonmelUnionCoI

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Parish Newsletter May 2016 – June 2016

Parish Newsletter May 2016 – June 2016
Rector: Rev Canon Barbara Y Fryday
Keeping our Churches Open -We really do need to keep our churches open during the week. We, like every other owner of an important site should be in a position to share our churches to those who come to visit in our area. We do have a limited accessibility in having Fas or Tus participants on site, at least, for some mornings per week. Unfortunately, in Clonmel, our Fas participants are finished at about 11.30am; a bit early for most on holiday! In Cahir & Fethard, the hours are also limited. To be successful in attracting people, it is important that opening hours are regular and correspond to the hours cited on notice boards. I tried, last year, to be in Old St Mary's for about two hours a few times during the week and it became obvious that there is a need. Apart from people seeing the interior of our buildings, there are those who would like to just go in and say a prayer or spend some time “out of the world”. But regular opening hours are the key to being truly welcoming to all. Activity such as this would discourage the inappropriate behaviour evident in, at least, one of our churchyards. When the repair of the Haha and the installation of the steps that will give access to the church happens (hopefully in the coming months), it will be even more important that we have St Paul's open. It's a shame that those who come into the grounds of Holy Trinity pass closed doors. Our insurance company has no issue with our opening our doors. They do not stipulate that we need to have somebody “on duty” within the building at all times. The practice throughout the world is that moveable objects are locked away during opening hours; other than those items which are of religious importance for private devotion. Some of the issues around this matter is our lack of confidence in our building being used with respect. No matter how hard one tries, there are always those who have no respect for others' property and appear to get some satisfaction from being destructive. To be a real parish, we all need to be open to others & to join with each other for the occasional central worship. One other point is that buildings need people in them. That is what they are built for! Open doors are like open arms! Barbara
 
Envelope SchemeThis has a double effect – you fill an envelope every week; whether in church or not – the amount is recorded and you will receive a receipt early in the following year. You have a choice as to where your donation goes – Weekly collection which funds the day-to-day running of our parish with its five churches (heat, light and maintenance) and/or the Assessment. You indicate where your contributions are to go. At the end of the year, if you have subscribed more than €250 and are an income tax payer, you will be offered the opportunity to further maximise your giving by filling our a tax relief form and benefiting your parish to a further €40 per €100 donated. This is a government scheme designed to benefit charitable organisations; which we are. Forty households already give in this way and it has made quite a substantial difference to parish finances – Thank-you! You should know that if you visit another church and put your envelope for that Sunday on the visited church's plate, it will be credited to that parish! 
 
 
Concerts 
Banna Chluain Meala were joined by the Morris Knolls School Wind Ensemble for their concert in Old St Mary's on 2nd April 2016. The visiting ensemble came from the USA and are a High School band. The attendance was very good and the evening most enjoyable.
 
Concert (Harpists) -Holy Trinity Church, Fethard @ 8pm on Thursday 26th May 2016
 
Belle Voce Choir will sing in Old St Marys @ 8pm on Friday, 27th May 2016
 
The Koln Philharmonia will play in old St Mary's on Wednesday, 3rd August. This is an international association made up of musicians who excel in their own field. Small groups travel the world delighting audiences with their performances; in which unusual combinations of instruments are played. 
 
 
Rotas We have rotas for flowers and cleaning in Old St Mary's. There are a few gaps – volunteers, please! Please remember that cleaning includes the church (including the vestry) and one brass plaque per week. It is assumed that cleaning is done particularly in preparation for Sunday worship. There are bins in the “kitchen” in Old St Mary's. Dead flowers should be put in the bin and vases washed. Branches and foliage may be put in the red tub. Please do not forget to clean, at least one wall plaque per month! 
 
 
Sunday Life -This is an hour-long programme on TippFm which is broadcast from 7- 8am on Sunday mornings. It usually comprises music, reading and interviews. We keep it light as most of our listeners have just woken up! 
 
 
Quinquennial Inspections – This is the 5-yearly inspection of all property in the parish by the Diocesan Architect. The diocese pays for the inspection of the Rectory and the parish pays for churches & halls. We will have such an inspection this year and can expect a bill for €2,000 approx! 
 
 
Your Prayers Please remember those who are unwell, at home & in hospital. At this time we need to pray, especially, for peace. The terrorist must not paralyse us into fear and inaction. It is through the example of those who show the love for each other, no matter who they are, what they have done or what, particularly, they have done to us, that ultimately will bring to all of us a better, calmer and more peaceful life. 
 
 
Whist Drives - Thank-you to those who supported our whist drives during the past season. It was good to see some new faces and we hope others will join us in the next season.
Greeting Cards – Greeting cards with pictures of all our 5 churches are available in each church at €2 each. The inside is blank to facilitate personal greetings. 
 
 
Training The Rector attended a training Day on “Elderly Abuse” at St Luke's Home, Cork. It was presented in Power point and, I have to say, some of the scenes shown were horrifying. So many things that were once acceptable are no longer and never should have been. We all need to know what is acceptable and what is not. 
 
 
BBQ This annual event will take place on Sunday, at the Rectory. €15 per adult; children free. Please bring a contribution towards salads & dessert. 
 
 
Ireland’s Ancient East Orientation Signage Signs are to be erected in areas of the country where there are places of particular interest. We have been invited for St Paul's, Cahir to be included. But it would involve a keyholder who is willing to open the church at times when there is no Tus participant or parishioner present. Somebody in the Cahir area might like to volunteer – it is envisaged that tourists would not have to book far in advance of their proposed visit. 
 
On 29th May, the Bishop will celebrate in St Patrick's Church, Marlfield
 
 
Holy BaptismCaleb Fenimore Buchwald was Baptised by the Rector on Easter Sunday in Old St Mary's in the presence of and with the support of his family. Caleb made his own promises and we pray the he may grow in the love of his Lord. 
 
 
Confirmation Bishop Michael confirmed Gideon Ysaie Buchwald & Stewart Robert Luke in St Carthage's Cathedral, Lismore on Sunday, 3rd April 2016. Twelve other candidates were also confirmed. It was good to see parishioners present to support the candidates.
 
 
Singing Group – This group will meet on Friday 6th & 20th May 2016 and Friday, 10th June 2016 in Old St Mary's @ 8.00pm – new members always welcome – we are learning new hymns; especially from “Thanks & Praise”.
 
 
Schools ServiceThe annual Service for the six primary schools in our part of the diocese takes place in Old St Mary's on Friday, 10th June @ 11.00am. Contributions towards refreshments for the 300 children, will be most welcome. The Service will be followed by refreshments at the Parochial school. All are welcome to attend. 
 
 
Congratulations To Samantha, Connor, Mathilda & Paige Mulroy on the safe arrival of Fred Isaac! 
 
 
A Plea If your loved one has been hospitalised, please tell me! I have recently visited in STGH and found a parishioner on a trolley, but not on my list and traveled some distance to visit somebody else without knowing that another parishioner was in another ward. If you do not want me to visit, that's ok, but I do need to know! Hospital chaplains may not inform Rectors of the presence of their parishioners in hospital anymore because of the Freedom of Information Act! 
 
 
Parochial HallWe await tenders for the repair of the ceiling; which will be followed by us working as a parish to redecorate and do such superficial works that will bring the building into use again. It is our intention, with the approval of the heritage architect to redecorate ourselves – volunteers, welcome! 
 
 
Receipts If you made any donation to parish/Church funds during 2015, you should have received your receipt and a tax relief form. If you made a contribution through our envelope scheme or through any other way in which you could be identified and did not receive a receipt, please contact me. It is important that giving is acknowledged. If the sum credited to you is incorrect, please contact me and we will look into it. For those who have contributed sums of €250 or more, I enclosed an annual charity tax relief form, which needs to be returned to either the Treasurer or myself. If you wish to commit to continuing this giving for up to three years, please ask for the appropriate form. Thank-you to those who have returned completed forms. They have been sent to the diocesan Treasurer for processing.
 
 
General Easter Vestry The General Easter Vestry took place in Old St Mary's on 31st March 2016. The attendance was smaller than usual. There are a few places remaining on the Select Vestry. If you would like to be co-opeded, please speak to me.


Supplement to Our Hymnbook The Cds have not yet arrived; which is a something of a disappointment. 
 
 
Transition Year Visit Members of the Transition Year of the High School and the Presentation Convent visited Old St Marys on 13th April. 
 
 
Board of Management TrainingMembers of the Boards of Management of your Primary School undergo training over a number of evenings. The 1st evening in the series took place in Kilkenny during April. 
 
 
Special Diocesan Synod This took place to decide whether the new financial scheme for our Diocese would be accepted or not. The proposal was that every parish would pay 3/4 of the cost of ministry to the diocese (€45,000) + a sum based on parish census returns. We fall into the category of “small parish”. Our Assessment will remain about the same as what it has been. The motion was passed and comes into force next year. 
 
 
Copyright The Rector attended a training day in Church House, Dublin recently. We have had a licence to print or present hymns on a screen for some years. Everybody should realise that only those hymns/songs on our licence may be reproduced. As it stand, CDs may only be played as part of worship. And there is a host of other stuff. Think of it this way, if you have published songs, books, articles etc you are entitled to a fee every time your work is presented in public and so it applies to everybody else.

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