The Reverend Elaine Murray, who is Rector of Carrigaline in the Diocese of Cork, and also Children’s Ministry Coordinator in the United Diocese of Cork, Coyne and Ross, made a Saint Valentine’s Day appeal to parishes recently. She asked parishes to think about how they could become involved in collecting food to support local charities during the St Valentine’s Day period. The theme was ‘Love your Neighbour on Saint Valentine’s Day’
In Moviddy Union of Parishes (Aherla, Crookstown, Kilmurry and Macroom), for example, the Priest-in-Charge, the Reverend Tony Murphy, coordinated efforts and baskets of food items were collected. The food collected by Moviddy parishioners was added to the items donated by the children of St Mary’s Church of Ireland National School in Carrigaline and delivered to Cork Penny Dinners.