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Communications Competition

The winners of the Church of Ireland Central Communications Board’s communications competition were announced last week at the General Synod.

This year’s competition focused on print media and was sponsored by Ecclesiastical Insurance. The prizes were presented by the Chair of the CCB,  Bishop Pat Storey, and Scott Hayes from Ecclesiastical Insurance.

In the parishes category, first place went to Union Focus, the magazine for Naas Union of Parishes in the Diocese of Meath and Kildare. The Diocese of Connor’s diocesan magazine, Connor Connections, was the winner in the diocesan category, and affiliated organizations’ prize went to InMission from the CMS Ireland missionary agency.

Trinity College Chapel Choir is on tour in Monaco and Nice. On Ascension Thursday the choir sang at Mass in Monaco cathedral including music by Charles Villiers Stanford and Charles Wood. After Mass the choir a reception in the Princess Grace library where their repertoire included George Hewson’s Crossing the Bar. Tomorrow (Sunday) they will sing at l’Eglise Saint Pierre d’Arène in Nice where the repertoire will include a Mass setting by Franz Lobianco, a current member of the chapel choir.

The Liturgy Association of Ireland will hold a symposium at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, (Renehan Hall) on Saturday 27 May starting at 10.30. The theme of the symposium is ‘The Art of Leading the People of God in Public Prayer’. Speakers include the Very Revd Nigel Dunne, the Revd Professor Liam Tracey and Sr Moira Bergin. The conference fee is €35 which includes tea/coffee breaks and lunch may be paid by cheque or cash on the day.

The Church’s Ministry of Healing: Ireland is holding a course on Zoom for all who wish to develop a meditative prayer and mindfulness practice, through which to invite God’s peace and presence into their life. Lydia Monds, CMH:I’s Ministry Leader, writes: ‘Developing a mindfulness practise is often easier if we do it consistently and in community.  For 30 minutes on Sunday evenings, commit to nourishing your mind, body and spirit through gentle mindfulness practises. Signing up to this course gives you access to four sessions and you are welcome to attend any or all of them. This can be an act of kindness and self–care, an act of deepening faith, and an act of defiance – because in our busy lives, carving out time dedicated to rest and restoration is an act of defiance.’

The sessions will be held on 21 & 28 May, 4 & 11 June from 9pm to 9.30pm, and will be by Zoom. Sign up via Eventbrite at https://tinyurl.com/yzaak6xd

On Monday evening at 6pm the series of organ recitals will continue in Christ Church cathedral, Dublin. The recitalist will be Harry Meehan from St Canice’s cathedral, Kilkenny.

In St Mary’s cathedral, Limerick, the Tuesday lunchtime concert at 1.15pm will be given by Celia Donoghue (clarinet) and Ethna Tinney (piano).

On Wednesday evening the AGM of the Friends of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, will be held in the Deanery. The guest speaker will be Fine Gael TD, Neale Richmond, who is a Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment.

Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment with A new series of Summer Music at Sandford will begin at 1.10pm in Sandford parish church, Ranelagh, on Friday with an organ recital by Dr David O’Shea who will play music by Bach, Rheinberger and others.




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