This Sunday: 15th October 2017 – The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

  8.30 a.m.    Holy Trinity Church –  Service of Holy Communion

10.00 a.m.     Nohoval Church    –   Service of Holy Communion

11.30 a.m.     Holy Trinity Church – Service of Holy Communion with Senior Children’s Choir

TOMORROW NIGHT                           Focus Ireland Shine a Light Sleep Out

Focus Ireland is a national charity working with families, children and young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Focus Ireland ‘Shine a Light Night 2017 for Homelessness’ – annual fundraising sleep-out takes place 9.30 p.m. Friday 13th October until 7.00 a.m. Saturday 14th October at Holy Trinity Church, Crosshaven.

We sleep out in solidarity with the homeless. To register contact: Parish Office: 021 4831236 or Rev Isobel: 087 7435434 by Sunday 8th October. Teenagers will need a consent form signed by parents/guardians.  Sponsorship forms are at the back of the Church or available from the parish office and other donations welcome…

By taking part, you are helping to build awareness, support and raise funds for Focus Ireland and their work to end homelessness.

THIS SATURDAY          Sheep’s Head Walk for Christian Aid

Meet at Kilcrohane at 11am. Two scenic routes are available and the walks are guided. To register your place and for more information on this year’s Sheep’s Head Hike, please visit website:

This coming week:

Mums/Carers & Tots – The group meets every Friday morning, 10am – 12noon, at the Rectory, during term time.

Church Choir Mondays at 7.30pm. New members are always welcome. Contact Roger Ellis, choirmaster and organist, phone 087 0539416.

Children’s Choir – Tuesdays. Usual times: Juniors from 2 – 2.30pm and Seniors 3 – 3.45pm, every Tuesday during term.

Select Vestry Meeting Wednesday 18th October, 8pm, Upper Room, Nohoval Church.

Tuesday Craft Night for Christmas Fayre

Each Tuesday at 8.30pm a small group are meeting making crafts for the Christmas Fayre. Many beaver away on their own happily but anyone interested in the group gathering would be most welcome, even nearer the time for help in finishing crafts… For further information contact Fiona Rice or Nicola Drake. ***Nespresso Coffee Capsules:  Please could you collect any used capsules and bring into school or church as they will be used for making crafts for the Christmas Fayre.

Tabletennis –Tuesday 17th October in the Parish Room, 5th Class up to Secondary. Contact Norman 087 9908447 for further information.

Fundraiser for the Active Retired Centre: Mandy Dale has painted a beautiful painting of Crosshaven House to be raffled for the Active Retired Centre here in Crosshaven. Tickets are available from the church, the parish office and other local outlets. Further information Elizabeth Daunt- White.


Tabletennis – every second Tuesday evening in the Parish Room, 5th Class up to Secondary. Contact Norman 087 9908447 for further information.

Taize France comes to Ballincollig

Brother Jean Marie, one of the key musicians of the Taize Community in France, is leading a Taize service at the Church of Christ our Light, Innismore, Ballincollig at 8.30pm on Sat 21st October 2017. Fr George PP extends a warm welcome to everyone

Nohoval Children’s Church – The second Sunday of the month, during service in the Upper Room. Age groups: 0-5years; 5-10years.

500th Anniversary of the Start of the Reformation – The Cork, Cloyne and Ross Diocesan Commemoration will be recorded for RTE television on Sunday 22nd October at 4pm in St. FinBarre’s Cathedral in which you are all invited to partake.

Friendship Club – Tuesday 7th November. Time: 10.30 – 12noon at the Crosshaven Active Retirement Centre.


Soccer/Sports Day in Ringaskiddy 11th November 2017.

Christmas Fayre Fayre date: 25th Nov.

Come Dine for Holy Trinity -Templebreedy presents “Come Dine for Holy Trinity”, fundraising for Holy Trinity Church, Crosshaven. Hold a lunch/dinner party for a few friends, your family or your neighbours, with each guest donating €20, it is a fun way of supporting a worthy cause. Further information: see posters and from the parish office.

Mothers’ UnionActivism Against Gender-based Violence All Ireland Prayer Vigil, Sun 26th November, 3pm at St. Anne’s Shandon.