April ’08 News

I know everything was a rush this year up to Easter, and I muttered something about having lists of our Easter Vestry results out with Triennial Elections et al – but that was far too forward looking and they will appear next month! Thank you in advance for all who make Holy Week and Easter … [Read more…]

March ’08 News

You will all have recognised that there are a lot more people involved these days in helping in the running of the services in this Union. 1) We have three new Ministers of the Eucharist (chalice bearers) approved by the Bishop – Marjorie Garland, Harold Shorten and Frankie Stanley. These three have joined the existing … [Read more…]

February ’08 News

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 … [Read more…]

History of Desertserges

A Short History of a Very Long Time at St Mary’s Desertserges, Co. Cork By Judith F. Hubbard-Jones 2008 Desertserges – meaning ‘Seargus’ or ‘Fergus’ hermitage. This hermit is thought to be a member of the Celtic Christian monastic Community at Kinneigh, believed to have been founded by St Colman around 617/19. We don’t know … [Read more…]

January ’08 News

Looking Back Youth Club On 16th November we had sixteen young people from the parish at the second of our occasional Youth Club meetings. I say occasional in two senses. 1) We are still new and feeling our way forward as to what suits in terms of regularity. The pressures put on young people in … [Read more…]