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Newsletter – May 2018

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


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

Thanks to all who helped out with all our Easter services. Our first service was on Wednesday 28th March in at 11am and Doneraile 8pm. Thursday 29th March Maundy Thursday Service Castletownroche 8pm where we had the washing of feet and the 30th March Jigsaw Club met in St. James’ Hall at 10.15am where they looked at the Easter Story, made Easter gardens and banners for each of the three churches, Easter cards and cooking. This was followed by a Young People/Children’s Service in St. James’ Church at 12 noon. The four confirmation candidates read the Passion story for us and we sang three hymns this was followed by an Easter Egg Hunt in the Church and church grounds. Then the Good Friday Service was in St. James’ Church at 8pm. Saturday 31st March Easter Vigil was in Castletownroche at 9pm where we had the first light and lit the Easter candle from the Paschal fire. Then on Easter Morning Doneraile was 10am and Mallow 11.45am.

Mothers Union
Our April meeting was held on 18th April. Thanks to Esther Cahill for showing us some ideas on flower arranging. It shows what can be done with a little imagination.

St. John’s Church Buttevant
St. John’s Church Buttevant Candlelit Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday 23rd May at 8pm. All Welcome.

Please can we have volunteers to help collect in Mallow town on Friday 29th June for the RNLI, if you are interested and willing to help please contact Valerie Deane on 086/4068866.

The next phase of Charting a Future with Confidence includes a number of strands, of which two of the key ones are:
– a published summary of the report
– regional ‘roadshows’
The Dean of Cork has been working on the summary.
He and the Bishop will lead the ‘roadshow’ visits to clusters of parishes around the Diocese. They will be inviting others to join them.  A key objective in this is to secure the attendance of people from the parishes who have not been part of the process up to this, such as other members of Select Vestries and interested parishioners.  We need new people to attend. Hopefully by now many will have made use of the published reports that were made available to the parishes, and that it will have been read.  There will be 6 ‘roadshow’ evenings.  Each will start at 7.30 p.m. sharp and conclude at 9 p.m.  Thursday, 24th May (in Northridge House) Cobh and Glanmire Union, Cloyne Union, Fermoy Union, Youghal Union, and Mallow

Notice received:
Carrigaline Union of Parishes are holding their annual Summer Fete in St Mary’s School, Waterpark, Carrigaline, Co Cork on Saturday 26th May from 10am-2pm.  There will be lots of stalls to choose from- Bric a Brac, Toys, Jewellery, Plants, Cakes, Home Produce, Books. There will be Bouncy Castles, Refreshments, a Raffle and much more!  Come along and enjoy the fun! For further details visit www.carrigalineunion.org.

Each year, the parish requires income to ensure that it can meet all outgoings, such as insurance, general upkeep of our churches and the Fair Share payment to the Diocesan Office (which has increased ignificantly in 2018). At present, expenses are in excess of income and it is difficult to predict how things will balance by the year end. We are always looking for ways to increase income. The following may be of interest to  you: 

Fundraising Ideas – if you have any new fundraising ideas for the parish, big or small, feel free to share these!  Charitable Donation Scheme (Tax refund from the Revenue) – This is where the parish can claim back a tax refund of 31% on your annual donation (if greater than €250). This can be arranged by the completion of a form. Please note that the parish does not receive any of your personal financial information from the Revenue.  Donations – You can subscribe to our ‘Envelope’ donation system or set up a standing order.  If you wish to subscribe to the above tax refund scheme, envelope system, standing order set up or have any other queries, you can contact Jackie Nagle on (087) 795 1559. Thanks to everyone for their ontinued support, both financially and in contributing their time in various other ways.

There will be H.C. in St. James’, Mallow on Wednesday mornings 11am
Friday 18th May Confirmation Classes 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Sunday 20th May Ecumenical Service Mercy Centre Charleville 7.30pm
Wednesday 23rd May Candlelight Memorial Service St. John’s Buttevant 8pm
Friday 25th May Confirmation Classes 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Saturday 26th May Carrigaline Summer Fete 10am-2pm

Friday 1st June Confirmation Classes 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Friday 8th June Confirmation Classes 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Friday 15th June Confirmation Classes 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Sunday 17th June Confirmation Service in St. James’ Church Mallow 11am
Saturday 23rd June Adair School Fete Fermoy
Friday 29th June RNLI collection in Mallow town
Saturday 30th June Mums in May Strawberry Tea Party in St. James Hall, Mallow
Saturday 7th July MU outing more details to follow
Saturday 11th August Fete on the grounds of St. James Church Mallow


6th May (6th Sunday of Easter) Rogation Sunday White
Acts 10: 44-48 Psalm 98 1 John 5: 1-6 John 15: 9-17
Castletownroche 10am M.P.
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

13th May (7th Sunday of Easter) Sunday after Ascension Day White
Acts 1: 15-17, 21-26 Psalm 1 1 John 5: 9-13 John 17: 6-19
Castletownroche 10am Family Service and H.C.
Doneraile 10am Family Service
Mallow 11.45am Family Service

20th May (Whit Sunday) Red
Acts 2: 1-21 Psalm 104: 26-36, 37b Romans 8: 22-27 John 15: 26-27; 16: 4b-15
Castletownroche 10am M.P.
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

27th May (Trinity Sunday) White
Isaiah 6: 1-8 Psalm 29 Romans 8: 12-17 John 3: 1-17
Castletownroche 10am H.C.
Doneraile 10am M.P.
Mallow 11.45am M.P.

3rd June (1st Sunday after Trinity) Green
1 Samuel 3: 1-10, (11-20) Psalm 139: 1-5, 12-18 2 Corinthians 4: 5-12
Mark 2: 23-3:6
Castletownroche 10am M.P.
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

If you have anything to put in the June magazine please give to Diana before Monday 14th May and for the June Newsletter please give to Diana before Wednesday 30th May. Email: dianabuckley@eircom.net or mobile 086/1547810 or address Bridgetown, Castletownroche.