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Newsletter – January 2018

Mallow Union Newsletter
St. James’ Mallow, St. Mary’s Doneraile, St. Mary’s Castletownroche
January 2018

Rector: Canon Eithne Lynch
022/21473 or 086/2535002
Email: mallowunion@eircom.net
Website: www.mallow.cork.anglican.org
Lay Readers: Avril Gubbins 022/24267
Emmanuel Adebisi 022/20477

We wish everyone a Happy and Peaceful NewYear and all Best Wishes for 2018.  All our Christmas events are over now for another year.

First of all we would like to thank Susan Brennan for all the work she put into the a sell out and was a very enjoyable evening. Thanks to everyone who helped preparing for it and on the night as well as all those who came to support it.  The Christmas Jigsaw Club on the 9th December was also a great success. Thanks
to all who worked at this and the children who came to it. A special thanks to the children and the helpers for the beautiful banners they made for each of the three churches.  The following Sunday the Carol Service was held in St. James’ Mallow at 7.30pm on the 10th December. We thank all our readers, organist, and those who helped with the tea.
Another Carol service was held in St. Mary’s Castletownroche on Sunday 17th of December at 3.00pm. Thanks also to the church decorators, organist, readers and those who helped with the tea there.
Our Christmas Eve Services were in St. James’ Mallow at 8pm and St. Mary’s Doneraile at 11.30pm and then on Christmas Day in St.Mary’s Castletownroche at 10am and St. James’ Mallow at 11.45pm. Thanks again to all organists, readers and all who helped to make these services run so smoothly.

The Children’s party was on Thursday 28th December at 3pm in St. James’ Hall, Mallow. A great time was has by all. Thanks to all involved in this and to Santa for making a quick visit even though he was exhausted.
The last of our Christmas services was St. Mary’s Doneraile Carol Service on Sunday 31st at 3pm. Thanks to our church decorators, organist, readers, soloist and those who provided the tea.  Later again that night in St. Mary’s Doneraile at 11.50pm we had a few short prayers before the Old Year was tolled out and the New Year rung in, after which we had a cup of tea. (We have tea at every opportunity!)


Mothers Union

The next meeting is our bowling fun night on Tuesday 9th January leaving Mallow at 7.30pm for 8pm start in The Planet Cork. If you are free to come please contact Ruth Sherlock (086) 1588719 with numbers by Monday 8th January.

Jigsaw Club

Jigsaw club meets once a month on a Sunday in both St Mary’s Doneraile and in St. James’ Mallow. We also meet together for events on a number of Saturdays throughout the year. We have a number of these planned up until Easter. If you have children who may be interested in coming or know a young person you could invite and want further information please contact The Rector or Ina Lillis on (022) 25295 for St. Mary’s or
Chris Bond on (022) 21987 for St. James. Happy New Year to all Jigsaw club members and their families.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

For the week of Prayer for Christian Unity this year we are going to take part in an Ecumenical Service with the Methodists and Roman Catholics in the Roman Catholic church in Charleville on Friday 19th January. We hope that there will be good support from all around the parish. If sufficient people want to attend we could hire a bus again as we did for the broadcast service recording. We will need various people to take part in the service. Eithne Concert in St. James’ Church, Mallow

There will be a Concert in St. James’ Church Mallow on Monday 22nd January.

E.T.B. Schools in the North Cork area in conjunction with the Cork School of Music, will perform in St. James Church in Mallow at 7.30pm. We look forward to hearing what music the students will bring to us that night.

St. Mary’s Church Doneraile Concert

The Annual Concert in aid of the Building Maintenance Fund will be held on Friday 9th February 2018 at 8 pm in St. Mary’s Church, Doneraile. We are pleased to welcome our usual and valued entertainers “The Cahirmee Singers”, Nagle Rice School, Michael O’Keeffe, Edward Winter and Gay O’Callaghan, while we look forward to enjoying some performers new to us, Doneraile native Soprano Eileen (Fitzgerald) Hannon, Chris Southgate of St Fin Barre’s Cathedral Choir and Uileann Piper Philip Cotter from Two Pot House. Tickets which include Refreshments at the Interval cost 10 euro and can be booked in advance by: phoning Ina 022/25295 or 087/ 6921649: email inalillis@eircom.net also from The Peoples’ Churchwardens in each of the Churches in the Union. Thanks.

World Day of Prayer

World Day of Prayer will be held this year in St. Joseph The Worker’s church, Hazelwood, Mallow at 8.15pm on Friday 2nd March 2018.


We extend our sympathy to Ruth Sherlock on the death of her uncle Richard Tanner in Lismore recently and to Trisha Everest Rock-Strong on the death of her mother in Nigeria.


Anyone who is interested in being confirmed in the coming year please give you name to the Rector as soon as possible. There will be a confirmation morning in Cork on Saturday 3rd March with Bishop Paul Colton. All who are to be confirmed in 2018 are to attend this. It is a most enjoyable morning.

Get well soon

A number of people in the parish were unwell recently. We hope that they will soon be restored to good health.


There will be H.C. in St. James’, Mallow on Wednesday mornings 11am

Tuesday 9th January MU Bowling in Cork
Wednesday 10th January Bible Study Group Mallow 7pm-8.30pm
Wednesday 17th January Bible Study Group Mallow 7pm-8.30pm
Friday 19th January Ecumenical Prayer for Unity in Charleville Church 7.30pm
Monday 22nd January ETB Concert in St. James’ Church Mallow 7.30pm
Wednesday 24th January Bible Study Group Mallow 7pm-8.30pm
Wednesday 31st January Bible Study Group Mallow 7pm-8.30pm


Friday 9th February Concert in St. Mary’s Church Doneraile 8pm
Friday 2nd March World Day of Prayer in Hazelwood Church 8.15pm
Saturday 3rd March Confirmation Morning with Bishop Paul Colton


7th January (1st Sunday of Epiphany) White

Isaiah 60: 1-6 Psalm 72: 1-7, 10-15 Ephesians 3: 1-12 Matthew 2: 1-12

Castletownroche 10am M.P.
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

14th January (2nd Sunday of Epiphany) White

1 Samuel 3: 1-10 (11-20) Psalm 139: 1-5, 12-18 Revelation 5: 1-10 John 1: 43-51

Castletownroche 10am Family Service

Doneraile 10am Family Service

Mallow 11.45am Family Service

21st January (3rd Sunday of Epiphany) White

Jonah 3: 1-5, 10 Psalm 62: 5-12 1 Corinthians 7: 29-31 Mark 1: 14-20

Castletownroche 10am M.P.
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

28th January (4th Sunday of Epiphany) White

Deuteronomy 18: 15-20 Psalm 111 1 Corinthians 8: 1-13 Mark 1: 21-28

Castletownroche 10am H.C.
Doneraile 10am M.P.
Mallow 11.45am M.P.

4th February (2nd Sunday before Lent) Green

Proverbs 8:1, 22-31 Psalm 104:26-37 Colossians 1:15-20 John 1:1-14

Castletownroche 10am M.P.
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

If you have anything to put in the February magazine please give to Diana before Sunday 14th January
and for the February Newsletter please give to Diana before Wednesday 31st January. Email: dianabuckley@eircom.net or mobile 086/1547810 or address Bridgetown, Castletownroche.