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Newsletter – December 2018

Mallow Union Newsletter
St. James’ Mallow, St. Mary’s Doneraile, St. Mary’s Castletownroche
December 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 take this opportunity to wish all our readers and parishioners a Peaceful and Happy Christmas.
As we write these notes we are looking forward to our Annual Christmas Concert on Friday the 14th December. All the tickets are sold out. It is great the event is so popular. As usual we have a great line up of entertainers and many people regard this as the start of “Christmas” for them. Thanks to everyone who organised and helped with this event in anyway.
Our first Carol Service is in St. James’ Church on Sunday the 16th December at 7.30pm. Collection is for Friends of Mallow Hospital.
Castletownroche is on Friday 21st at 7.30pm. Collection is for Roof Repairs to the Roman Catholic Church in Castletownroche.
Doneraile is on Sunday 23rd December at 3pm. Collection is for Cork Simon. Christmas Eve Services are Mallow 8pm and Doneraile 11.30pm and then on Christmas Day we have Castletownroche at 10am and Mallow 11.45am

Mothers Union
The Mother’s Union Conference weekend was held from 9th November to Sunday 11th in Garryvoe Hotel. It was a full packed weekend. Our main speaker was Mrs Kathryn Draper from Lismore. We also had some very interesting workshops. Our MU Chaplain Rev. Isobel Jackson took prayers each day and Holy Communion Service on Saturday evening. It was a very enjoyable time spent together meeting old friends and new people. Thanks to everyone who made the weekend such a success. It is a lovely hotel for anyone who would like a break by the sea.
On Friday 23rd November we held a reindeer drive in St. James Hall. Thanks to everyone who came and supported it.
Also thanks to anyone who contributed to the Team Hope Shoe Box Appeal.
Our Christmas meal was held on Wednesday 28th November in Corbett Court, Ballyhea. This was a great success with numbers increasing each year. It was a very sociable evening with delicious food and pleasant service. Thanks to everyone who came. It was great to see people from different sides of the parish.
Also our membership is now due. It is €35 or €55 for a couple. This can be given to our Treasurer Linda Deane or posted back to Diocesan Treasurer Jean Patterson by the end of December.
Christmas Greeting to all from Mallow Mothers Union.

Poppy Collection
Thanks to all who supported the Poppy Collection. €340 was raised in total in the three churches.

St. John’s Xmas Sale
Thanks to all who supported and helped at the Xmas Sale on Sunday 25th November in the GAA Hall, Buttevant in aid of church funds. Our Carol Service is on Wednesday 12th December at 8pm in St. John Church, Buttevant at 8pm. All welcome.

Jigsaw Club
Jigsaw Club are very excited to announce that there will be a Nativity Play in St. James church on Saturday 15th December at 4pm. This is our first Nativity play and we invite all children from across Mallow Union to join us. We welcome new and existing members to come and join in the fun. We would also like as many parents, friends and members of the three churches to join us on the 15th to celebrate with us the Nativity story.
We will meet in the hall on Saturday 8th December between 2.30pm – 4.30pm for all who want to be involved, to prepare for the play, and enjoy fun activities. We will need all those involved on the 15th at 2.30pm for a rehearsal and would welcome all who are coming to join and support at 4.00pm. Following our play and service there will be tea/coffee and cake in the hall. We look forward to seeing you. If you want any further details contact Ina on 0876921649 or Chris on 0834873227.

Children’s Christmas Party
Childrens christmas party will be on Friday 28th December at 3pm in St. James’ Hall Mallow. This is a party for all the children in the parish. Santa is hoping to give a quick call in. For further information contact the Rector or Diana Buckley 086/1547810.

Sympathy
We extend our sympathy to Conor and Alma O’Keeffe and family on the death of Conor’s niece recently and to Ivan and Donna Draper and family on the death of Ivan’s uncle William Draper, Ballinhassig. Condolences also to Bobby Ludgate and family on the death of his sister Reine in England.

Vestry Notes from meeting 8/11/2018
A letter of Thanks was been sent to Mervyn Shorten for arranging the concert. €1600 was raised at this for Parish funds. Thanks to all involved in the harvest services. Lackeel graveyard was offical opened and is looking great.
Property Tax is due of €315. Mission to Seafarers wrote seeking donations.
Thanks to all who donated to the Gift Day. €9,680 was received to date.
Rectory- Flat roof leaking a little. Heating ok now.
St. James’ Church, Mallow – progress slow. The panels went away 3 to 4 weeks ago and will be another 3 to 4 weeks before they will be back. The hand rail for the stairs must be looked at and the electrics may have to be looked at.
St. Mary’s Church Castletownroche – New boiler had to be put in. New timer clock to be changed. Dehumidifier is on again.
St. Mary’s Church Doneraile – All ok. Thanks to Mary St. Leger Mewis for arranging the Pop up Art Gallery and all others involved. It was a lovely weekend.
Carol Services arranged as follows:
St. James’ Mallow Sunday 16th December 7.30pm
St. Mary’s Castletownroche Friday 21st December 7.30pm Collection for Repairs to the Roman Catholic Church, Castletownroche.
St. Mary’s Doneraile Sunday 23rd December 8pm Collection Cork Simon
St. John’s Buttevant Wednesday 12th December at 8pm
United Service in St. James’ Mallow on Sunday 30th December at 11am
Jigsaw Club will meet in St. James Hall in Mallow on 17th November to work on the Jessie Tree.
Safeguarding Trust – nothing to report training done on computer
Health and Safety – Buttevant on going problem
Charting a future – Bishop forming a new steering committee and the Rector has given him Chris Bonds name.
Rectors Business – The rector will be away from 20th November to the 4th December.
Rev Peter Rhys Thomas will be taking services in Castletownroche on Sunday 25th November and in Doneraile and Mallow on Sunday 2nd December. Emmanuel, Avril and Susan will be covering other services.
Sunday 11th November – The service of Rememberance is in St. Finbarre’s Cathedral at 3.30pm if anyone wants tickets please let rector know straight away.
The next meeting was arranged for Thursday 10th January at 8pm.

DIARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER
There will be H.C. in St. James’, Mallow on Wednesday mornings 11am

Wednesday 5th December Bible Study Group Mallow 7pm-8.30pm
Saturday 8th December Jigsaw Club preparing for Navity Play
2.30pm to 4.30pm plus other activities
Wednesday 12th December Bible Study Group Mallow 7pm-8.30pm
Wednesday 12th December Carol Service in St. John’s Buttevant 8pm
Friday 14th December Christmas Concert in St. James Church Mallow 8pm
Saturday 15th December Rehearsel for Navity Play 2.30pm
Saturday 15th December Nativity Play in St. James’ Church Mallow 4pm
Sunday 16th December Carol Service in St. James’ Mallow 7.30pm
Sunday 16th December Ecumenical Service Mercy Centre Charleville 7.30pm
Wednesday 19th December Bible Study Group Mallow 7pm-8.30pm
Friday 21st December Carol Service in St. Mary’s Castletownroche 7.30pm
Collection for the Repairs to the Roman Catholic Church
Sunday 23rd December Carol Service in St. Mary’s Doneraile 3pm
Collection for Cork Simon
Monday 24th December Mallow Christmas Eve 8pm
Monday 24th December Doneraile Christmas Eve 11.30pm
Tuesday 25th December Castletownroche Christmas Day 10am
Tuesday 25th December Mallow Christmas Day 11.45am
Sunday 30th December Mallow United Service 11am

MONTH AHEAD
Thursday 10th January Vestry meeting in St. James’ Hall 8pm

SUNDAY READINGS

9th December (2nd Sunday of Advent) Violet
Malachi 3: 1-4 Canticle Benedictus Philippians 1: 3-11 Luke 3: 1-6
Castletownroche 10am Family Service & H.C.
Doneraile 10am Family Service
Mallow 11.45am Family Service

16th December (3rd Sunday of Advent) Violet
Zephaniah 3: 14-20 Canticle Song of Isaiah or Psalm 146: 4-7
Philippians 1: 3-11 Luke 3: 7-18
Castletownroche 10am M.P.
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 7.30pm Carol Service

23rd December (4th Sunday of Advent) Violet
Micah 5: 2-5a Canticle Magnificat or Psalm 80: 1-8 Hebrews 10: 5-10
Luke 1: 39-45 (46-55)
Castletownroche 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am M.P.
Doneraile 3pm Carol Service

24th December (Christmas Eve) White or Gold
Isaiah 9: 2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2: 11-14 Luke 2: 1-14, (15-20)
Mallow 8pm H.C.
Doneraile 11.30pm H.C.

25th December (Christmas Day) White or Gold
Isaiah 9: 2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2: 11-14 Luke 2: 1-14, (15-20)
Castletownroche 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

30th December (1st Sunday of Christmas) White or Gold
United Service Mallow 11am

6th 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.

If you have anything to put in the January magazine please give to Diana before Sunday 9th December and for the January Newsletter please give to Diana before Wednesday 2nd January. Email: dianabuckley@eircom.net or mobile 086/1547810 or address Bridgetown, Castletownroche.