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Newsletter – November 2018

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

The first of our Harvest Thanksgiving service was in Mallow on the 23rd September and the preacher was Rev. Paul Arbuthnot. The collection was for Mallow Search and Rescue. The next was in Doneraile on Sunday 14th October and the preacher was Canon Alan Marley and the collection went to ISPCC and Christian Aid.  Castletownroche Harvest service was on Sunday 21st October at 3pm. Preacher was Rev. David Bowles and the collection was for Protestant Aid. Thanks to all the preachers for travelling to be with us and for their message.  Thanks to all who decorated the churches, took part in the services and provided the tea and St. John’s Buttevant Xmas Sale will be held on Sunday 25th November at 3pm in the GAA Hall, Buttevant in aid of church funds. Looking forward to your support.

Candlelight Christmas Concert
The Candlelight Christmas Concert is on Friday 14th December in St. James’ Church Mallow. The tickets went on sale in Katies Newsagent on Thursday 1st November for the Concert. The demand is such that by the 2nd November ALL the tickets had been sold. If you missed out we are truly sorry. Should any tickets be returned by people unable to attend they will be allocated to those who first put their names on a waiting

Fermoy Craft Sale
There will be a Craft Sale in the Adair Hall Fermoy on Saturday 1st December from 12noon to 4pm. Refreshments served. Entrance €2.  Many thanks in anticipation.

Domestic Violence
“16 days against Violence against Women” is an international event that highlights gender-based violence. It begins on the 25th of November, which is the international day for the elimination of violence against women, to the 10th of December which is Human Rights day. Since 1996, 216 women have died violently in Ireland. 136 in their own homes. 56% of women are killed by a current boyfriend, partner or husband.  {Women’s Aid}.  The OSS Cork Domestic Violence Resource and Information Centre assists both female and male victims who experience domestic abuse. It offers information on legal, financial, housing and welfare entitlements as well as giving support, advocacy and advice. It is a confidential and non-judgmental service that runs a helpline, appointment and walk-in service.  During the 16 days, there will be a donation box at the back of each church, if you feel you would like to give a donation to the OSS it would be greatly appreciated.  For further information contact Mary St Leger 022/72785

Thanks to all who have filled up and returned their blue forms. More than half of those on our Parish list have given their consent to being contacted. You can find further information on the noticeboards in the churches we we have posted our DATA PRIVACY NOTICE .  We hope you enjoy being with us and we would love to stay in touch with you. We use your information to keep you informed of future events and other church news. You can unsubscribe at any time by contacting the Church Office at The Rectory, Lower Bearforest, Mallow P51 A871, Co Cork

Any parishioner wishing to be confirmed next year please let the rector know as soon as possible so she can let the Bishop know.

The Rector will be away from 20th November to 4th December. Should any emergencies arise please contact Canon Tom Sherlock on 022/40677 or 086/8104463, or failing that the Archdeacon will be able to find someone. His number is 021/4891539.

Thanks to all who have contributed to our Gift Day. Thanks also to Mervyn Shorten for organising a very successful concert in St James’ in aid of Parish funds (with a donation going to Mallow Tidy Towns). We hope all these efforts will help to keep the parish to continue to be financially viable.

There will be H.C. or M.P. in St. James’, Mallow on Wednesday mornings 11am
Friday 2nd November Concert in St. James’ Church Mallow
Wednesday 7th November Bible Study Group Mallow 7pm-8.30pm
Thursday 8th November Vestry meeting in St. James’ Hall 8pm
Wednesday 14th November Bible Study Group Mallow 7pm-8.30pm
Wednesday 21st November Bible Study Group Mallow 7pm-8.30pm
Friday 23rd November Reindeer Drive in St. James Hall Mallow 8pm
Sunday 25th November St. John’s Xmas Sale Buttevant 3pm
Wednesday 28th November MU Dinner in Corbert Court, Ballyhea 8pm
Wednesday 28th November Bible Study Group Mallow 7pm-8.30pm

Saturday 1st December Christmas Craft Fair in Adair Hall Fermoy 12noon to 4pm
Wednesday 5th December Bible Study Group Mallow 7pm-8.30pm
Friday 14th December Christmas Concert in St. James Church Mallow 8pm


A teacher asked the children in her Sunday School class, “If I sold my house and my car,
had a big garage sale and gave all my money to the church, would I get into heaven?”
“NO!” the children all answered.
“If I cleaned the church every day, mowed the yard, and kept everything neat and tidy,
would I get into heaven?”
Again, the answer was “NO!”
Well,” she continued, “then how can I get to heaven?”
In the back of the room, a five-year-old boy shouted out, “You gotta be dead!”
How to Get to Heaven?



4th November (All Saint’s Sunday) Green
Wisdom 3: 1-9 Psalm 24 Revelations 21: 1-6a John 11: 32-44
Castletownroche 10am M.P.
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

11th November (Remembrance Sunday) Green
Ruth 3: 1-5, 4: 13-17 Psalm 127 Hebrews 9: 24-28 Mark 12: 38-44
Castletownroche 10am Remembrance Service & H.C.
Doneraile 10am Family Remembrance Service
Mallow 11.45am Remembrance Service

18th November (2nd Sunday before Advent) Green
1 Samuel 1: 4-20 Psalm 16 Hebrews 10: 11-14,(15-18), 19-25 Mark 13: 1-8
Castletownroche 10am M.P.
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

25th November (Kingship of Christ) White
2 Samuel 23:1-7 Psalm 132: 1-12(13-18) Revelation 1: 4b-8 John 18: 33-37
Castletownroche 10am H.C.
Doneraile 10am M.P.
Mallow 11.45am M.P

2nd December (1st Sunday of Advent) Violet
Jeremiah 33: 14-16 Psalm 25: 1-10 1 Thessalonians 3: 9-13 Luke 21: 25-36
Castletownroche 10am M.P.
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

If you have anything to put in the December magazine please give to Diana before Wednesday 5th November and for the December Newsletter please give to Diana before Wednesday 28th November. Email:
dianabuckley@eircom.net or mobile 086/1547810 or address Bridgetown, Castletownroche.