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Newsletter – October 2019

Mallow Union Newsletter
St. James’ Mallow, St. Mary’s Doneraile, St. Mary’s Castletownroche
October 2019
Rector in Charge: Canon Alan Marley
Email: alan.marley@ucc.ie
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 for leading our services during the vacancy. Please remember in your prayers to pray for the appointment of a new Rector for our union of Parishes and for the Bishop and our Nominators. Pray they may have wisdom and discernment in all their decision making, also for the right person to hear God’s call and answer. Pray for God’s blessing on our life together and thank him for his care.
Confirmation Service 13th October
This year our confirmation candidates will be confirmed in Christ Church, Fermoy on Sunday 13th October at 10.30 am. We pray for our candidates Isabel Cagney, Gavin Barrett, Graham Caldbeck, Brian Caldbeck, William Wharton and Alex Uwumarogie. Please come to this service and support these young people. There will be only one service in Mallow Union that Sunday and that is in Mallow at 11am.

Congratulations to Robert William Gardiner and Pavlina Stankovicova who got married in St. Mary’s Church Doneraile on the 24th August. We wish them well in their future together.

Vegetable Sale
There was a very successful vegetable sale and teas at the home of John and Jean Gardiner, Mount North, Ballyclough on Saturday 7th September from 2pm till 5pm. There was a total of €450 raised at this. Thank to John, Jean and family for running this very social event and also thanks to all who came and supported it or sent a donation.

Congratulations to Valerie and John Ryan on the birth of their baby daughter, Tara.
Jigsaw Club
Jigsaw club was back for the beginning of a new and exciting year on Saturday 21st September at 2.30pm in the Parish hall. Thanks to all involved in this.

Congratulations to George and Betty Buckley on their Diamond Wedding anniversary. On the 22nd September they renewed their wedding vows in St. Mary’s Church Castletownroche in front of their family and the congregation. Thanks to Canon Peter Rhys Thomas for this service.

Harvest Thanksgiving Services
The 1st Harvest thanksgiving Service in the parish was in St. James’ Church on 22nd September at 3pm and we welcomed the Rev. Anne Skuse to lead our celebrations. We also thank all those who
contributed to the collection which this year is going to the CanTalk cancer support group, who meet each week in Mallow. The amount raised from the collection was €320. Thanks to all involved in this service and thanks to Rev Anne for coming and taking the service.
Doneraile Harvest thanksgiving service is on today the 6th October and Castletownroche Harvest Service is on the 20th October at 3pm.
Those who attend St. Mary’s, Doneraile, or who pass by regularly, will notice that we have a smart new notice board on which we inform people of our special Services – Family, Harvest Thanksgiving, etc. This is thanks to Ina Lillis and her boys. Together they worked hard to come up with a sturdy notice board that would withstand the weather and other damaging effects, and all at their own expense – so a big “thank you” to Ina, Jimmy and William!
Our opening service was held on Wednesday 25th September in St. James’ Church, Mallow. Thanks to Emmanuel Adebisi for taking the service, readers Ina Lillis and Linda Deane, prayers Hazel Sherlock and music Susan Buckley. Also thank you to Hilary Dring Diocesan President who gave a very interesting and vibrant talk on her recent trip to the MU General Meeting in Portsmouth and also on MU in general. Thanks to everyone who came and helped with refreshments after service. Last Saturday 28th September Cork Dioceses organised a trip to the Buffalo Mozzarella Farm in Macroom. Three ladies from Mallow went and had a very enjoyable day.
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 16th October at 8pm in St. James’ Hall Mallow.
Reminder: MU Weekend will be held on Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th November at Garryvoe Hotel Castlemartyr if interested contact Ruth Sherlock 086/1588719.
On October 8th Area meeting will be held in Adair Hall, Fermoy at 8pm.

Mindfulness for Dementia Carers
If you are caring for someone with dementia you may be interested to know that the Crystal Project is running a six week Introduction to Mindfulness for dementia carers starting on Thursday 10th October. Topics covered include explaining mindfulness, the benefits of slowing down, acceptance, self compassion and anxiety. Opportunities to discuss the challenges you may be experiencing are also facilitated. The group will be held in Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre 10.30am-11:30am. For more information or to reserve a place, contact Christine O’Riordan (Family Support Worker) on 086 0255205

A Night At The Musicals
St. James’ Church, Mallow
Friday 25th October 8pm
Proceeds in Aid of Cancer Support House (Cork ARC)
Tickets €20
Featuring Welsh Tenor – Ryan Morgan
Sibeal Quartet Musical Director – Alan Carney
Baritone – Derek Ryan
PreBooking Advisable
Tickets available from Katie’s Mallow or contact 0872973753 or 0872773851

Christmas Concert 13th December St. James’ Church Mallow
All prebooked tickets need to be collected and paid for by October 15th. There are a limited number of tickets to sell from Katies Newsagent on November 2nd. Limited to 2 tickets per person. Shop opens at 8am. Contact Susan on 086 3530401 for any information.
We have an exciting Advent Challenge set up for our Cork teens.
Two chapters a week on the Gospel of Mark over the next 8 weeks. Very do-able!
To be in with a chance of winning a CASH PRIZE (1st €50, 2nd €35 & 3rd €20), all they have to do is follow the reading plan and then write a short 500 word piece on what they have learned from the Gospel of Mark and why Jesus Matters?
I have a resource book in which they can use, produced by CIYD, called FUEL.
I can get copies to whoever would like to accept the challenge.
All entries must be returned to me by the 1st December.
Please check out the CDYC Facebook page for a video, from our CIYD representative, Simon Henry, with more information.
Simon was our guest speaker in Cape Clear this year and also spoke on Jesus Matters!
Get reading and writing!
Looking forward it.

Hilda Connolly.

Our last years LIT students have been working hard at putting together a new event. At 7pm on the 27th Oct, we will board a bus to the West Cork Secret for some Halloween fun and pizza, before heading back to Clonakilty Parochial Hall for a movie and a sleepover. Collection at 10am on the 28th Oct from the hall. Spaces are limited, so download your form from the website and get the form and fee to me ASAP! I can’t guarantee your place until I receive both, please.
On the 9th Nov, we are running a team bonding day in the Escape Rooms in Cork and a bit of early Christmas shopping! Forms will be available soon. Again, spaces will be limited
On the 1st Dec, will be our Annual Advent Service in Ross Cathedral. Always a big hit as we start our preparation for Christmas.
On the 7th-8th Dec, our annual Shopping trip and Youth Service. BUT this year we will be heading to Newbridge Shopping centre and onto the Curragh for our service and sleepover. Don’t panic…there is a PENNEYS in Newbridge too! Details to follow.
I think that is everything for now.
If you have any questions, please do contact me.

Hilda Connolly.
Diocesan Youth Officer
(086) 8790623
Website – http://cdyc.ballineen.com

There will be M.P. in St. James’, Mallow on Wednesday mornings 11am

Sunday 6th October St. Mary’s Doneraile Harvest Service 3pm
Ballyhooly Harvest Service 3pm
Tuesday 8th October MU Area Meeting Adair Hall Fermoy 8pm
Wednesday 9th October Updating Safeguarding Trust form and Select
Vestry Meeting St. James’ Hall 8pm
Sunday 13th October Confirmation in Christ Church Fermoy Church 10.30am
Wednesday 16th October MU meeting St. James’ Hall, Mallow 8pm
Sunday 20th October St. Mary’s Castletownroche Harvest Service 3pm
Sunday 20th October Ecumenical Service Mercy Centre Charleville 7.30pm
Friday 25th October Concert in St. James’ Church, Mallow

Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th November MU weekend Garryvoe Hotel, Castlemartyr
Friday 13th December Christmas Concert in St. James’ Church, Mallow


6th October (Trinity 16) Green
Lamentations 1: 1-6 Psalm 137: 1-6 2 Timothy 1: 1-14 Luke 17: 5-10
Castletownroche 10am H.C. Rev. Alan Marley
Mallow 11.45am H.C. Rev. Alan Marley
Doneraile 3pm Harvest Service Preacher – Keith Roberts

13th October (Trinity 17) Green
Jeremiah 29: 1, 4-7 Psalm 66: 1-11 2 Timothy 2: 8-15 Luke 17: 11-19
United Service in Mallow 11am M.P. Helen Burke
Confirmation Service in Fermoy 10.30am

20th October (Trinity 18) Green
Jeremiah 31: 27-34 Psalm 119: 97-104 2 Timothy 3: 14-4:5 Luke 18: 1-8
Doneraile 10am M.P. Helen Burke
Mallow 11.45am M.P. Helen Burke
Castletownroche 3pm Harvest Service Preacher – Rev. Gary Paulsen

27th October (5th Sunday before Advent) Green
Joel 2: 23-32 Psalm 65 2 Timothy 4: 6-8, 16-18 Luke 18: 9-14
Castletownroche 10am H.C. Canon Peter Rhys Thomas
Doneraile 10am M.P. Avril Gubbins
Mallow 11.45am H.C. Canon Peter Rhys Thomas

3rd November (4th Sunday before Advent) Green
Habakkub 1: 1-4: 2:1-4 Psalm 119: 137-144 2 Thessalonians 1: 1-4, 11-12
Luke 19: 1-10
Castletownroche 10am To be confirmed
Doneraile 10am To be confirmed
Mallow 11.45am To be confirmed

If you have anything to put in the November magazine please give to Diana Buckley before Wednesday 12th October and for the November Newsletter please give to Diana before Wednesday 30th October. Email: dianabuckley@eircom.net or mobile 086/1547810 or address Bridgetown, Castletownroche.