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Newsletter – February 2018

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

Mothers Union

On Tuesday 9th January we began our New Year programme. 18 ladies went bowling to Cork for a fun night out. Thanks to everyone who came and also the ladies who took their cars. It was a very enjoyable night out. Our next meeting will be on Thursday 22nd February at 8pm. Our speaker for the night will be Bernadette McMahon. She will speak about a group she is involved in Helping Hands for the homeless Cork. All welcome to attend.
This year our MU Conference is on Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th March. Venue Garryvoe Hotel and Leisure Centre, Castlemartyr, Co. Cork. This weekend is open to everyone who would like a weekend away. If interested contact Ruth Sherlock 086/1588719.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Thanks to all who travelled to the Ecumenical Service with the Methodists and Roman Catholics in the church in Charleville on Friday 19th January. A number of our parishioners took part in the service.

Concert in St. James’ Church, Mallow
A Concert was held in St. James’ Church Mallow on Monday 22nd January. The E.T.B. Schools in the North Cork area in conjunction with the Cork School of Music, performed beautifully in St. James Church in Mallow. Thanks to all who came and supported this.

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 and Gentlemen of St Fin Barre’s Cathedral Choir and Uileann Piper Philip Cotter from Two Pot House. Tickets which includes 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 and from The Peoples’ Churchwardens in each of the Churches in the Union. Thanks.

Jigsaw Club
Our next Saturday Jigsaw club is on Saturday 10th February in the hall beginning at 2pm. We look forward to seeing you. Other Saturday dates until the summer are 10th March, 31st March (Easter Saturday), 5th May and 6th June.

Doneraile Active Retirement
There is going to be a party hosted by Doneraile’s Active Retirement Association. They welcome residents from surrounding areas as well. The date is Sunday 11th February at the Golf club from 2 – 6 pm. Contact number for those wishing to come is 0863552307. PRO Pauline de C Hoare.

St. James Church Mallow
St. James’ Church Mallow presents Pamela Muganwa in ‘Hallelujah Concert’ Friday 23rd February 2018 at 7.30pm. Fee €10.

Register of Vestry members
The register of vestry members has to be update annually. At our next Vestry meeting on the 15th February we will be updating this. If you are not on the list, or not sure if you are on the list please talk to the Rector or Churchwardens and they will give you a form for completion. You need to be on the register to have a vote at the Easter Vestry (22nd March) to elect those who you wish to have on the Select Vestry for the coming year.

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

We extend our sympathy to Emmanuel Logou on the death of his father in Togo and to Marcel Jansen whose father passed away in the Netherlands over Christmas. May they rest in peace and rise in Glory.

Anyone who would like to be confirmed this year please give you name to the Rector as soon as possible. There will be a confirmation morning in Cork (in Douglas Hall) on Saturday 3rd March with Bishop Paul Colton. It is important that you attend this.

Notices Received
The Irish Cancer Society operates a free transport service for patients attending hospital for chemotherapy
treatment. Volunteer Drivers pick the patient up at the door of their home, drop them at the hospital door, then when finished treatment, will pick them up and drop them home. Volunteer expenses are paid.  Patients wishing to avail of this free service should contact their healthcare professional, visit the Society’s website at i rishcancer.ie or contact the Irish Cancer Society for more information on 01 2310 522.

Treatment for cancer diagnosed during childhood or adolescence is now so successful that most children and adolescents will live long and fruitful lives. However, the treatments that produce a cure in most children are harsh and can have serious health consequences for otherwise healthy organs.
CanCare4Living and the Boyne Research Institute are sponsoring a SURVIVORSHIP MEETING in the Clayton Hotel Cork City. The purpose of this meeting is to raise awareness of late effects including both health effects and psychosocial consequences for survivors, to discuss long-term follow-up, and to involve survivors in efforts to safeguard their own health. The meeting will cover general health and fertility concerns. Speakers include Dr Julianne Byrne of the Boyne Research Institute and Dr John Waterstone of the Waterstone Clinic, Cork.
DATE: Thursday 15 February, 2018
VENUE: Clayton Hotel Cork City, Lapps Quay, Cork; Tel: (0)21 422 4900
TIME: 5.30 to 7.30 pm.
Survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer, their families and friends are welcome. Also professionals in the area from haematology and oncology and related fields are welcome.

Vestry Notes from meeting 18/1/2017
Matters Arising – Drombrook still haven’t come back to finish work in St. James’.  There are drinking parties going on in St. James’ graveyard recently so the gates may have to be locked at times. Apologies for any inconvenience.
The Sale that was in the hall for Chernobyl went really well and the committee gave €200 for the use of the hall.
Correspondence – There is a map of the dioceses (A3 size) showing all the churches available for sale at €100. Proceeds going to ‘Fund for the Future’.
Finances – Jackie presented the account for the year end 31/12/2017 and they are to be audited. It looks like we have just broken even for the year. Fairshare has gone up by around €5000 so we will possibly have to look at having an extra fundraiser.
Rectory – Family bathroom Shower door roller gone, electric shower in en-suite needs replacing and back kitchen flat roof leaking
St. James’ Church – Notice board has fallen down. So new notice boards for all three churches are to be priced.
St. Mary’s Castletownroche – Trees still to be cut and boiler seem to be going OK again.
St. Mary’s Doneraile – Trees not removed yet. One radiator was leaking and has been replaced. Lock of safe to be repaired. Windows probably need to be painted but this is to be discussed at a maintenance meeting.
Renewal Group – Jig-saw Club going well with 31 children coming on different weeks. 2 of them come on Saturday but not on Sundays. There will be extra Saturdays between now and June. Thanks to Chris and team for the banners made for each of the three churches.
Charting a future with confidence – The last of the first stage of these meetings was held on 25th November. Thanks to Ina for giving us a report on this. We are all to read the Charting a Future with Confidence book before the next vestry meeting if possible.
Rural Dean’s Report- Nothing major to report on the the Rural Dean’s visit churches all seem to be in good condition. This visit is to be done every two years. We are responsible for inspections in the intervening years.
Rector’s Business – The Rector was wondering was it OK if the hall was used for a Heart Exercise Class if suitable on a Monday and Wednesday night for an hour. Agreed.
Date of next meeting 15th February (Updating Register of Vestry people) and Easter Vestry 22nd March at 8pm.

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

Wednesday 7th February       Bible Study Group Mallow 7pm-8.30pm
Friday 9th February                Concert in St. Mary’s Church Doneraile 8pm
Saturday 10th February         Jigsaw Club 2pm St James’ Hall Mallow
Wednesday 14th February     Ash Wednesday Service Mallow at 11am
                                                     Ash Wednesday Service Doneraile at 8pm
Thursday 15th February        Vestry meeting in St. James Hall 8pm
Wednesday 21st February     Bible Study Group Mallow 7pm-8.30pm
Thursday 22nd February       MU meeting in St. James Hall 8pm
Friday 23rd February            Pamela Muganwa in Hallelujah concert St. James’Church 7.30pm
Wednesday 28th February   Bible Study Group Mallow 7pm-8.30pm

Friday 2nd March                   World Day of Prayer in Hazelwood Church 8.15pm
Saturday 3rd March               Confirmation Morning with Bishop Paul Colton
Saturday 10th March            Jigsaw Club 2pm St. James’ Hall Mallow
Thursday 22nd March         Easter Vestry in St. James Hall 8pm


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.

11th February (1st Sunday before Lent) Green
2 Kings 2: 1-12 Psalm 50: 1-6 2 Corinthians 4: 3-6 Mark 9: 2-9
     Castletownroche 10am Family Service
    Doneraile 10am Family Service
    Mallow 11.45am Family Service

18th February (1st Sunday in Lent) Violet
Genesis 9: 8-17 Psalm 25: 1-9 1 Peter 3: 18-22 Mark 1: 9-15
    Castletownroche 10am M.P.
    Doneraile 10am H.C.
    Mallow 11.45am H.C.

25th February (2nd Sunday in Lent) Violet
Genesis 17: 1-7, 15-16 Psalm 22: 23-31 Romans 4: 13-25 Mark 8: 31-38
    Castletownroche 10am H.C.
    Doneraile 10am M.P.
    Mallow 11.45am M.P.

4th March (3rd Sunday in Lent) Violet
Exodus 20: 1-17 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 1: 18-25 John 2: 13-22
    Castletownroche 10am M.P.
    Doneraile 10am H.C.
    Mallow 11.45am H.C.

If you have anything to put in the March magazine please give to Diana before Wednesday 14th February and for the March Newsletter please give to Diana before Wednesday 28th February.  Email: dianabuckley@eircom.net or mobile 086/1547810 or address Bridgetown, Castletownroche.