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Parish News March 2011

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Sunday Service Times

Castletownroche
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
11.45am H.C. 1st and 3rd Sunday M.P. 2nd and 4th

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Diocesan Notes

The end of last year St. James Church Mallow did alot of work on the tower to keep out the birds and repainted the inner part of the tower area. Thanks to all involved in getting this work sorted so quickly. Now we have a problem with the heating system in the hall in Mallow and will possibly have to renew the heating system.

A thank you note has been received from William Lysaght for the donation received from the Mallow Union Parishioners as a result of his house been destroyed by fire on New Years Eve.

It was at our recent vestry meeting that the news broke of Emmanuel Adebisi deportation from Ireland. It was decided at the vestry meeting that we would get parishioners if they wished to sign a petition in all three churches and send it to Dublin. He is appealing his case and we pray that things will change. We also think and pray for his wife Maryanne and family, Soleman, Rachel and Esther at this time.

Mothers Union and Friends


On Wednesday the 18th January we had a Holy Communion service in the Rectory at 8pm at which Ann Ladd was enrolled as a member of Mothers Union. We congratulate her and welcome her to Mothers Union. Following this we had our AGM and made our plans for the year. We had our annual beetle Drive on Friday 11th February at 8pm in the Rectory. Thanks to Canon Eithne and Richard for the use of the Rectory and to all involved in getting the tables and chairs to the rectory and getting everything else sorted. We had eight tables playing and a great night was had by young and old. 160 Euro was raised and 12 Euro was collected by a young girl selling small pictures all proceeds for the Mothers Union overseas funds.
Our next event is our Lady Day Service in Castletownroche on Friday 25th March at 8pm when the Fermoy Ladies will join with us for a Holy Communion Service.
Family Services
Our Family Services have been a great hit in the parish and not only with the children! Many adults are secretly reliving their youth as they sing along to the well known children’s hymns. They also enjoy the less formal Service. The Family Services will continue on the second Sunday of each month at 10.00 in Doneraile and Castletownroche and 11.45 in Mallow.

Congratulations to Billy and Hazel O’Keeffe on the arrival of their first grand-son Callum a son to Edel and David. Also to David and Marilyn Cassey, a second grand-son Issac a son to Rachel and Killian and a brother to Oscar.
Congratulations also to Anne Lysaght who celebrated her 80th Birthday recently.

Confirmation

If there is anyone interested in getting confirmation this year and hasn’t already contacted Canon Eithne please contact her as soon as possible. The Bishop wants all confirmation candidates to come to the gathering he holds each year in the Canon Packham Hall, Douglas. It is on 9th April and is always greatly enjoyed by those who attend.

Fundraising Committee

At a recent vestry meeting it was talked about setting up a Fundraising Committee. If there is anyone that would be interested in joining such a committee please contact Canon Eithne or Linda Deane Secretary.

Ash Wednesday is on the 9th March. There will be the usual Wednesday service in Mallow at 11am and there will be a service in Doneraile at 8pm.

St. Patrick Day There will be a service in Mallow at 11.30am on March 17th to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Congratulations to John Ardis on his appointment as chaplain to UCC and if there is anyone in the parish who is a student in UCC. Please give your name to Canon Eithne and she can pass it on to John who will look out for them.

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World Day of Prayer

The World Day of Prayer takes place on the first Friday of March across the world each year. This year it was St. Mary’s Church in Doneraile hosted this service and the Roman Catholic Church and the rest of the parish joined with us to celebrate. Thanks goes to Mrs. Ina Lillis for all her hard work in sorting this event.

Mothers Union and Friends

We had our annual beetle Drive on Friday 11th February at 8pm in the Rectory. Thanks to Canon Eithne and Richard for the use of the Rectory and to all involved in getting the tables and chairs to the rectory and getting everything else sorted. We had eight tables playing and a great night was had by young and old. 160 Euro was raised and 12 Euro was collected by a young girl selling small pictures all proceeds for the Mothers Union overseas funds.

On Wednesday the 2nd March eight of us went to the Festival Service and dedication of an outdoor seat in Memory of the Late Helen Ida Beatrix Copithorne in Desertserges Church (Kinneigh Union). The Worldwide President Rosemary Kempsell was the guest speaker and the all Ireland President Ruth Mercer was also in attendance. The service was followed by tea in Hosfords Garden Centre.

Our next event is our Lady Day Service in Castletownroche on Friday 25th March at 8pm when the Fermoy Ladies will join with us for a Holy Communion Service. All are welcome to this service.

On the 2nd April there is a Pampering Day in the Trident Hotel Kinsale from 2pm to 5.30pm. Costing 10 Euro. If anyone is interest in going please contact Diana for a booking form before the 25th March. This is open to any ladies who would like to attend.

Coffee Morning

Thanks to all who supported the coffee morning at Joy Sheehan’s in Doneraile on 26th February. An enjoyable morning was had by all. Over €1,100 was raised for the Hope Foundation and the Street Children of Calcutta. We wish all the best to Joy’s granddaughter, Rachel and her friends who will travel to Calcutta in April.

Sympathy

We would like to express out sympathy to the family of Alice Talbot wife of the late Revd Richard who was removed from Dublin and burial took place in Buttevant on Friday 25th February. To her son George and daughter Rachel and the extended family.

Timeline

In Mallow Church a Timeline Project in connection with Church 21 had been started towards the end of last year. If you have photographs that you are willing to include in this display please forward them to Susan Brennan as soon as possible or if you have any questions regarding same please contact Susan.

Mallow Recycling Centre

Mallow Recycling Centre is now open in Quartertown Industrial Estate to receive a vast range of household materials including paints, batteries, waste oils, scrap metal, old toys, cookers, fridges, computers, light bulbs etc., as well as paper, cardboard, cans, textiles and plastic. Open through lunch Tuesday to Friday plus half day Saturday – Tel 022-50830 Regards Jim Moloney A/Senior Executive Officer Internal Extn 3203 Tel 022-30403.

DIARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH

Weekday Services Holy Communion St. James on Wednesdays at 11am

Saturday 5th March Bible Club St. James Hall Mallow 11.30am
Wednesday 9th March Ash Wednesday Service Mallow 11am
Ash Wednesday Service Doneraile 8pm
Saturday 12nd March Bible Club St. James Hall Mallow 11.30am
Saturday 12th March Childrens Choir Practise St. James Church 12.30pm
Monday 14th March Blackwater Social Club AGM 9pm
at Mark and Diana Buckley, Bridgetown, Castletownroche
Wednesday 16th March Lent Service Mallow 11am
Lent Service Castletownroche 8pm
Thursday 17th March St. Patrick’s Day Service Mallow 11.30am
Saturday 19th March No Bible Club
Sunday 20th March Inter-Church meeting in Charleville 7.30pm
Monday 21st March Vestry Meeting St. James Hall 8pm
Wednesday 23rd March Lent Service Mallow 11am
Lent Service Doneraile 8pm
Friday 25th March Lady Day Service Castletownroche 8pm
Saturday 26th March Bible Club St. James Hall Mallow 11.30am
Wednesday 30th March Lent Service Mallow 11am
Lent Service Castletownroche 8pm

APRIL
Saturday 2nd April Bible Club St. James Hall Mallow 11.30am
Wednesday 6th April Lent Service Mallow 11am
Lent Service Doneraile 8pm
Wednesday 13th April Lent Service Mallow 11am
Lent Service Castletownroche 8pm
Wednesday 20th April Lent Service Mallow 11am
Lent Service Doneraile 8pm
Thursday 21st April Maudy Thursday Service Castletownroche 8pm
Friday 22nd April Good Friday Childrens Service Mallow 12pm
Good Friday Service Mallow 8pm
Saturday 23rd April Easter Vigil 9pm Castletownroche
Sunday 24th April Easter Day 10am Doneraile
11.45am Mallow

SUNDAY READINGS

6th March (Sunday before Lent) White
Exdous 24: 12-18 Psalm 2 2 Peter 1: 16-21 Matthew 17: 1-9
Castletownroche 10am M.P.
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

13th March (1st Sunday in Lent) Violet
Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7 Psalm 32 Romans 5: 12-19 Matthew 4: 1-11
Castletownroche 10am Family Service
Doneraile 10am Family Service
Mallow 11.45am Family Service

20th March (2nd Sunday in Lent) Violet
Genesis 12: 1-4a Psalm 121 Romans 4: 1-5, 13-17 John 3: 1-17
Castletownroche 10am M.P.
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

27th March (3rd Sunday in Lent) Violet
Exodus 17: 1-7 Psalm 95 Romans 5: 1-11 John 4: 5-42
Castletownroche 10am H.C.
Doneraile 10am M.P.
Mallow 11.45am M.P.

3rd April (4th Sunday in Lent) Mothering Sunday Violet
1 Samuel 16: 1-13 Psalm 23 Ephesians 5: 8-14 John 9: 1-41
Castletownroche 10am M.P.
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

If you have something to be included in the April Diocesan Magazine please give to Diana before the 14th March and if you have anything to put in the Newsletter please give to Diana before Wednesday 30th March. Email: dianabuckley@eircom.net or mobile 086/1547810 or address Bridgetown, Castletownroche.