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 AROUND THE PARISHES...GLENDALOUGH
amazing craft ideas she made into easy-to-follow videos, and we have been delighted to see some lovely results made by the children. Other members required a crash course in technology to learn to record messages on video, which are linked to the main Sunday service readings. While we are missing our usual Sunday Seekers services, we appreciate being able to keep in touch this way.
Alex Dobbs
Mothers’ Union – ‘Building Hope and Confidence’
Sadly, our meeting calendar is still on hold. However, we know our members and friends have been keeping in touch with one other and we are remembering each other in our prayers. The continuing lovely weather we’re enjoying will help us to get out in the garden and perhaps to use our new 5 km limit for a walk, but do remember to keep a 2 metre distance at all times. Karen Nelson, Diocesan President, continues to send prayers and words of encouragement at this difficult time. Keep in touch by phone and email with family, fellow members and friends, and if we all continue to keep to the guidelines we will see an end to Covid-19 soon. God is with us, loving us, hearing our prayers, comforting us, helping us and guiding us; remember, we can do all things through Him who believes in us. God bless.
Daphne Townsend
LEIXLIP AND LUCAN
No notes this month.
NARRAGHMORE AND TIMOLIN WITH CASTLEDERMOT AND KINNEAGH
Vacant
Readers: Mr. Philip Hendy Tel: 059 863 6518
Mrs. Avril Gillatt Tel: 085 277 4619
Church Review Secretary:
Judy Chambers (notes for inclusion by 12th of month)
Review Distribution: Mrs. Beatrice Hendy. Tel: 059 8636518 Mrs. Charlotte Glynn. Tel: 059 8623167
Mr. John Ubank. Tel: 059 9144176
Facebook.com: Narraghmore Timolin Castledermot & Kinneagh parish
Note: As the parish is vacant, please refer all queries relating to parish administration and pastoral care to the Acting Rural Dean, Rev. Nigel Waugh, Delgany. Telephone no.: 01-2874515; Mobile no: 086 102 8888; E-mail: nigelwaugh@gmail.com
Our Church and Covid-19
What a privilege it has been to visit each one of our four churches over the past five weeks to record a Sunday service to share on the Parish Facebook page each week. It was so peaceful to have such a quiet time in each church by myself to share God’s word. I know we are not holding church services in the churches but people can look and listen in at home and share the word of God as usual. I know people are looking in from all over the country with the private messages I am getting back.
Our Churches are still alive. Flowers were put in some of the churches over Easter for people with keys to visit and feel that inner peace in the buildings. People walked to grave yards to visit family graves and feel God’s presence in and around our Churches.
Church property maintenance has not stopped. Grass has been mowed, gutters cleaned, gates and church signs painted. Churches have been cleaned inside and weed control has taken place. We will be back and the Churches are there waiting in good order.
We want to offer a big thank you to Archbishop Michael Jackson for accepting my invitation to record a service in Narraghmore Church for Sunday 17th May 2020. Thank you to our organist Karen Plewman for playing the organ and to Archdeacon Neal O’Raw for accepting the Archbishop’s invitation to join us on the occasion. Four of us were present for the Holy Communion and sermon service. Church House secretaries are still active dealing with normal matters and will be there
on our return. Rev. Nigel Waugh is there if we need help. Let us enjoy the word of God and appreciate his good work as we wander around our houses and gardens, and maybe do a bit of painting. Time is a great healer. Let us wait.
Thank you. Philip Hendy
Effects of COVID 19 Pandemic
Our thoughts are with everyone in the parish who has been affected by the consequences of the pandemic and the restrictions that have had to be imposed.
In particular, we think of all who have been working under very difficult conditions to keep us all fed and safe.
We think of all exam candidates that have had such an uncertain time, and also the teachers who have been helping them.
It has been a difficult time for so many people – all have been affected in different ways.
A special ‘thank you’ to all volunteers who are supporting vulnerable people in the community.
Healing prayers
Avril Gillatt has kindly offered that if any parishioner would like personal prayer, or prayers for members of their family, they can contact her. All requests are confidential. Many thanks to Avril for supporting parishioners during this very difficult time.
Contact: Avril Gillatt: 085 277 4619
Philip Hendy streaming a Sunday service from St. Mullins Church, Timolin
Mark Glynn cleaning the gutters at the Timolin church property
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