Happy New Year to all our friends in the Dioceses. Hope everyone had a peaceful and relaxing Christmas with family and friends and enjoyed all the celebrations.
By now we hope our Rector Canon Eithne and Richard have settled in in the parish. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who was involved in the institution in any way on the 6th December for making it such a success. Thanks to all who braved the inclement weather on the night and traveled long distances to be with us on the night considering the road conditions were not good.
We had carol services in each of the churches during Advent/Christmas. The first one in Buttevant Church on the 15th December, then on Sunday 19th December the Bible Club children took part in the service in Mallow, Castletownroche had there carol service on the 26th December and Doneraile is on Sunday 2nd January at 3pm.
CDYC Soccer Tournament
On Saturday the 20th of November James Ladd, Thomas Foody and William Foody went to Ringaskiddy to represent Mallow parish at the annual CDYC indoor soccer, with the help of Fergal Deane (Fermoy parish) and company, they won 3 games only to be beaten by Midleton in the final in the senior category. It was a great achievement, well done boys.
Friends of St. John Buttevant
Thanks to all who supported the annual Sale in Buttevant on Sunday the 28th November. Congratulations to all the prize winners of the raffle and the children were delighted that Santa was present on the day too.
Fred Bogan Trophy
Last Sunday the 28th November the Fred Bogan bellringing Trophy competition was held in Doneraile. There was four teams took part Cork, Doneraile, Rosscarbery and Skibbereen. Congratulations to our Doneraile team who came first in the competition. The team that rang were Julia Lysaght, David Deane, Paul Deane, Roy Deane, Eddie Gabriel and Mark Buckley.
Sunday Service Times
Castlletownroche 10am M.P. 1st and 3rd Sunday H.C. 2nd and 4th
Doneraile 10am H.C. 1st and 3rd Sunday M.P. 2nd and 4th
Mallow 11.30am H.C. 1st and 3rd Sunday M.P. 2nd and 4th
MALLOW UNION (Mallow, Castletownroche, Doneraile)
Since the last magazine a lot has happened here in Mallow in a short space of time. The big news is that Canon Eithne Lynch has been appointed as Rector of Mallow Union who is no stranger to Mallow Union. First of all her father was Rector in the parish Canon Fred Garrett and then when she was training in theological College she worked here in the parish before going as Curate to Douglas and Frankfield and then moving to Kilmoe Parish as Rector. We wish her well and Gods blessing as she prepares to come to Mallow.
We wish to thank our four nominationers Susan Buckley, Linda Deane, John Gardiner and John Nagle and the Board of Nominators for all their work in nominating a rector and are very grateful that their prayers and ours were answered so quickly on appointing a new rector.
The Institution will be held on Monday the 6th December in St. James Church Mallow at 8pm which we are all waiting for in anticipation.
On Sunday 31st October it was a very sad and emotional day for a lot of us as Parishioners here in Mallow Union to have to say goodbye to our Rector Denis and his wife Noelle, and girls Nell and Beth as it was his last Sunday in Mallow as Rector of the parish. A presentation was made to them from the parish after the Community Service. Followed by refreshments. Linda Deane spoke on behalf of the parishioners and thanked him for his work here in the parish and wished him well in Bandon. The churchwardens presented him with a Brief Case and money and Noelle received a bouquet of flowers. The Children’s Choir gave him a small gift and the African Community made a presentation to him too. Thanks to all who helped in any way with this service and with the refreshment afterwards.
Rev. Denis was then instituted the following night on Monday 1st November in Bandon where some parishioners went to say their final goodbyes but no doubt will meet him again throughout the dioceses.
The week before Rev. Denis left he had a very busy week. First on Sunday the 24th October he had two christenings. Sarah Anne Wharton daughter of Ian and Jane was baptized in Doneraile and Sophie Lily daughter of Carol Bolster and Stuart was baptized in Mallow. On Saturday the 30th October Dawn Pamela was baptized in Castletownroche daughter of Shirley Ladd and Dave Finn. We were delighted to welcome so many members of each of the families for these occasions. We pray that Sarah, Sophie and Dawn will grow in the light of Christ.
Just as we rejoice with those who rejoice we mourn with those who mourn. We would like to express our sympathy to the family of Dorothy Barrett whose funeral took place on Friday the 29th October in Mallow. We extend our sympathy to Robert, Ken and Edward and the wider family circle. Also to the family of Cecil Nagle who died and was buried in Doneraile on Sunday the 31st October we express our sympathy to his wife Eilish, brother Winston, sister Hazel and the wider family circle.
We express our sympathy also to Marilyn Cassey and her family whose brother Tom Dimmick died up North in the early hours of Sunday morning the 24th October unexpectedly. May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.
Congratulations to Pat and Avril Gubbins on the arrival of their first granddaughter
Lilian Margaret a daughter to Rhonda and Finbarr and a sister for Ralph and Joseph.
Also congratulations to Aoife Ladd who graduated from Darrara College and won Student of the year.
Mother Union and Friends
Some of our members went to the Festival Service in Bandon in October and the weekend conference in Roscarbery in November and also we look forward to Olive Jagoe who is coming and demonstrating Sugar Craft Icing in November which will have happened by the time you have read this. So now all the Christmas cakes are made and iced beautiful and ready for Christmas. We will have raffled the cake she decorated and any profits if any from the evening will go for the Overseas funds.