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Newsletter – July/August 2018

Mallow Union Newsletter
St. James’ Mallow, St. Mary’s Doneraile, St. Mary’s Castletownroche
July/August 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

We wish everyone well after their exams and hope they enjoy the summer while waiting for their results to come.

Our Confirmation Service was held in St. James’ Church Mallow on Sunday 17th June at 11am when four of our Mallow young people, Aisling Buckley, Tara O’Keeffe, Dawson Whitford and Vit Rysavy were confirmed and there also were four of Fermoy’s young people – Ellen O’Mahony, Nicole McCarthy, Caoimhe Treacy and Laura lorio Farrell. Please keep these young people in your prayers.

Thanks to all those who worked to make the Strawberry Afternoon Tea such a success. A lovely evening with lots of delicious treats was enjoyed by people from far and wide.

Mother’s Union Tour – Date Saturday 7th July
Meeting for morning coffee in St. James’ Hall, Mallow at 10.20am. After refreshments bus leaving at 11am sharp.  Venue East Cork Area, Ballymaloe Cookery school gardens, Tour of Youghal, Evening meal in Walter Raleigh Hotel.  Cost €50.  This is open to all the parish and you can bring a friend.  If interested contact Ruth Sherlock 086/1588719 Vivian Wharton 086/3900734 or Hazel Sherlock.

There will be a RNLI collection on Sunday 15th July in all three churches.  Please give generously to this worthy cause.

Concert in St. Mary’s Doneraile
A concert will be held in St. Mary’s Doneraile on Thursday 19th July at 8pm. Lux Musicae (London) will be preforming.

29th July American Tea Party
Following church in St. Mary’s Church Doneraile on Sunday 29th July (the 5th Sunday United Service) we will have an American Tea Party Picnic. Please bring a picnic and encourage your friends to join you. This is a fundraiser for the parish and there is a charge of €10 per adult and children are free. For further information please contact the rector.

Parish Fete
Please come and support the Parish Fete on Saturday 11th August from 11am to 3pm. There is a charge of €2 at the gate for Adults and children are free. There will be a raffle on the gate ticket. There will be all the usual stalls and a raffle. We are asking parishioners for contributions to the hampers (which are 2nd and 3rd prize in the raffle) and they will be put together at the discretion of the Fete committee. There is a rota going around and if you have not already been asked and are free to help please let one of the committee know what time you are available to help and what stall you would be willing to help on. If you have any queries about the fete please contact the committee. The committee is Canon Eithne, Linda Deane, James or Hazel Ladd, Richard Lynch, Ruth Sherlock, Jackie Nagle and Diana Buckley. Please ensure any items you send in for the fete are in good working condition and that there are no items out of date

Congratulations to Rachel Adebisi who was baptised in St. James’ Church on her 25th birthday. It was a great cause for celebrations.

Congratulations to May Maddix and Eric Braithwaite whose wedding was celebrated in St. James’ Church recently. Jesse Maddix acted as best man and the rector’s husband Richard had the honour of walking the beautiful bride down the aisle as her brother was unable to travel here for the occasion.

Cork Autism Conference 2018 – Re-Thinking Autism – A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sunday September 30th, Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas Cork. Open to Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and aspergers syndrome. More info here: www.bookwhen.com/autismcork or call 089 239 8900


We extend our sympathy to Diana Buckley and family on the death of her father Albert Shorten recently. Many people travelled from this parish to attend the very large funeral which was held in St. Patrick’ Church, Farranthomas. Sympathy as well to the family and friends, especially his wife Johanna, of Teunis Reumerman of Ballygriffin near Killavullen who also has died.

Charleville Ecumenical Meeting
Church of Ireland people from this parish, Roman Catholics from around Charleville and Methodists from near Adair meet for a service in Charleville once a month. We were delighted to welcome the two Bishops of Limerick when we met in May.   They were two of the nineteen pairs of Bishops commissioned by Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury to go out on a united ecumenical mission. Canon Sean Cotter, Rev. Ruth Watt, Canon Tom Sherlock, Sister Martina, Brother Billy Ryan and the Rector were among those attending.

Mallow Field Club
Mallow Field Club recently visited the churches of St. John’s Buttevant and St. Mary’s Doneraile to hear something of their history. Of particular interest is the fact that the word “Steeplechase” came from a race between two men from the area. They raced cross-country from one steeple to the other.

Africa Day was held in Mallow as usual. We gathered to hear African music, watch dancing and we enjoyed a variety of African food. As always the hospitality was great. The Rector and many others enjoyed playing music on African drums from Uganda.

Select Vestry Meeting Notes 27/6/2018
New notice boards have arrived and are being put up at the moment.
Christian Aid Collection made €200 and has been sent away.
The Bishop thanked everyone for attending the ‘Charting the Future’ meeting in Northridge House, Cork recently.
Finances – €27,000 has come in so far this year and €50,000 has been spent. So it looks as if there will be a shortfall this year. So please continue to give in your planned giving and if you have any ideas or fundraising please let us know.
Rectory – shower is ok now.
St. James’ Church, Mallow – prices are to be got for putting perspex over the window, Prices for painting the gallery are also to be got. The Tower and spire need to be cleaned with a hoist or cherry picker and a handrail needs to be put on the inside of the stairs going up to the gallery.
St. Mary’s Church, Castletownroche – An electrician has come to look at the lighting in the church and has suggested we try new light bulbs and shades. He is to come back and look at wiring
St. Mary’s Church, Doneraile – A price for painting the outside of the windows was got of €2,500 and we were told that maybe we should apply for a grant. This was to be looked into. 2 quotes were got for tidying up trees and topping more trees in the graveyard. Dermot Casey was to be got to do this.
Renewal Group – nothing to report
Safeguarding Trust – nothing to report
Health and Safety – Buttevant graveyard has some trees that are leaning over and headstones that may need to be moved
Fete – Anyone available to help would be appreciated. There is a meeting tomorrow night about sending out raffle lines to everyone.
Harvest Service dates were suggested as follows and the speakers also suggested.
We hope they may be available.
Mallow 23rd September Rev. Paul Arbuthnot
Doneraile 14th October Dean Alan Marley
Castletownroche 21st October Rev. David Bowles
Date of next Meeting Thursday 6th September

There will be NO H.C. in St. James’, Mallow on Wednesday mornings 11am
Wednesday 6th June Bible Study Group Mallow 7pm-8.30pm
Saturday 7th July MU outing details else where on newsletter
Sunday 15th July RNLI collection in all churches
Thursday 19th July Concert in St. Mary’s Church, Doneraile
Sunday 29th July American Tea Party Picnic after church
Saturday 11th August Fete on the grounds of St. James’ Church Mallow
Thursday 6th September Select Vestry meeting St. James’ Hall Mallow


1st July (5th Sunday after Trinity) Green
2 Samuel 1: 1, 17-27 Psalm 130 2 Corinthians 8: 7-15 Mark 5: 21-43
Castletownroche 10am M.P.
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

8th July (6th Sunday after Trinity) Green
2 Samuel 5: 1-5, 9-10 Psalm 48 2 Corinthians 12: 2-10 Mark 6: 1-13
Castletownroche 10am Family Service
Doneraile 10am Family Service
Mallow 11.45am Family Service

15th July (7th Sunday after Trinity) Green
2 Samuel 6: 1-5, 12b-19 Psalm 24 Ephesians 1: 3-14 Mark 6: 14-29
Castletownroche 10am M.P.
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

22nd July (8th Sunday after Trinity) Green
2 Samuel 7: 1-14a Psalm 89: 20-37 Ephesians 2: 11-22 Mark 6: 30-34, 53-56
Castletownroche 10am H.C.
Doneraile 10am M.P.
Mallow 11.45am M.P.

29th July (9th Sunday after Trinity) Green
2 Samuel 11: 1-15 Psalm 14 Ephesians 3: 14-21 John 6: 1-21
United H.C. Service in Doneraile 11am followed by picnic

5th August (10th Sunday after Trinity) Green
2 Samuel 11: 26 – 12: 13a Psalm 51: 1-13 Ephesians 4: 1-16 John 6: 24-35
Castletownroche 10am M.P.
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

12th August (11th Sunday after Trinity) Green
2 Samuel 18: 5-9, 15, 31-33 Psalm 130 Ephesians 4: 25 – 5:2 John 6: 35, 41-51
Castletownroche 10am Family Service
Doneraile 10am Family Service
Mallow 11.45am Family Service

19th August (12th Sunday after Trinity) Green
1 Kings 2: 10-12, 3: 3-14 Psalm 111 Ephesians 5: 15-20 John 6: 51-58
Castletownroche 10am M.P.
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

26th August (13th Sunday after Trinity) Green
1 Kings 8: (1, 6, 10-11), 22-30, 41-43 Psalm 84 Ephesians 6: 10-20 John 6: 56-69
Castletownroche 10am H.C.
Doneraile 10am M.P.
Mallow 11.45am M.P.

2nd September (14th Sunday after Trinity) Green
Song of Solomon 2: 8-13 Psalm 45: 1-2, 6-9 James 1: 17-27 Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Castletownroche 10am M.P.
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

If you have anything to put in the September magazine please give to Diana before Tuesday 14th August and for the September Newsletter please give to Diana before Wednesday 29th August.  Email: @eircom.net or mobile 086/1547810 or address Bridgetown, Castletownroche.