We were all very shocked to hear of the sudden death of Fr. Michael Nolan, parish priest of the Enniskeane and Desertserges RC parish, on 7th January. He was a good friend to us and good colleague to work alongside ecumenically. We had recently shared and enjoyed a happy Christmas Carol service at St Mary's Desertserges. The Rector and he had enjoyed a chat on another occasion just before Christmas. He will be missed throughout the community.
Our sympathies are with Hess Buttimer on the death of her brother Tom Deane.
I know Christmas is now a long time ago but a public thank you to all who made the Christmas services special - especially those who got the churches ready in different ways for the Midnight and Christmas morning, all the readers and intercessors, chalice bearers; making my role so much easier. A big thank you to Caroline Foggarty and many others for organising and leading the Christingle Service on the 30th December. As a Union we enjoyed the Covenant Service with the Methodist congregation on the 6th January.
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Every little bit counts! The Bandon Art Group presented Friends of St Mary's Desertserges with the proceeds from their recent exhibition at Hosford's Geranium and Garden Centre.
Left to right – John Hosford, Evelyn Draper (Chair of Bandon Art Group), the Rev. Judith Hubbard-Jones, Tish Kanniffe