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    • The Eucharist
      on Sun 19th September 2021 10:00am
      at St Mary's Church, Doneraile
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      on Sun 19th September 2021 10:00am
      at St Mary's Church, Castletownroche
    • The Eucharist
      on Sun 19th September 2021 11:45am
      at St James' Church, Mallow
    • The Eurchist
      on Wed 22nd September 2021 11:00am
      at St James' Church, Mallow
    • The Eucharist
      on Sun 26th September 2021 10:00am
      at St Mary's Church, Castletownroche
    • Morning Prayer
      on Sun 26th September 2021 10:00am
      at St Mary's Church, Doneraile
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      on Sun 26th September 2021 11:45am
      at St James' Church, Mallow
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Bulletin 5th August 2021

Eaglais na hÉireann + The Church of Ireland
MALLOW UNION of Parishes

The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity


FÁILTE / WELCOME to everyone who worships in our churches today

Please take a moment to check you have switched off your phone before worship begins.

Please ensure that our churches are safe spaces for everyone by observing all social distancing and hygiene protocols.

Holy Communion will continue to be administered in one kind only and worshippers will receive the consecrated bread.

Sadly, it is still not safe to enjoy hospitality and refreshments after services. With this in mind, please do not gather together around the church doors to talk after services.


10.00am at St Mary’s, Castletownroche

10.00am at St Mary’s, Doneraile

11.45am at St James’s, Mallow

8th September
The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary


in St James’s Church Mallow

Galatians 4. 4-7
Luke 1. 46-55

Isaiah 35: 4-7a
Say to those who are of a fearful heart, ‘Be strong, do not fear! Here is your God. He will come with vengeance, with terrible recompense. He will come and save you.’ Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the speechless sing for joy. For waters shall break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert; the burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water; the haunt of jackals shall become a swamp, the grass shall become reeds and rushes.

Mark 7: 24-37
From there Jesus set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. He said to her, ‘Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.’ But she answered him, ‘Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.’ Then he said to her, ‘For saying that, you may go—the demon has left your daughter.’ So she went home, found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone. Then he returned from the region of Tyre, and went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him. He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue. Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, ‘Ephphatha’, that is, ‘Be opened.’ And immediately his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. Then Jesus* ordered them to tell no one; but the more he ordered them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. They were astounded beyond measure, saying, ‘He has done everything well; he even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.’


HARVEST THANKSGIVING Services this year will be as follows:
Doneraile and Mallow: Sunday, October 3rd, 10.00 and 11.45
Castletownroche: Sunday, October 10th, 10.00

MALLOW FARMERS’ MARKET has begun making its new home in the grounds of St James’s Church, Mallow, every Friday from 9am – noon. This is an excellent opportunity to engage with the life of the town and support local producers from the surrounding area. The church will also be open for prayer and reflection during this time.

REFRESHMENTS from Sunday 26th September, it is planned to offer refreshments after worship in St James’s Mallow. This is contingent upon compliance with Government and public health guidelines as they apply at the time. We are grateful to those who have offered to help with preparing and serving refreshments and enabling this to happen in a safe and comfortable environment. Of course, if anyone is uncomfortable or unsure about staying for refreshments, there is no obligation to do so.

SUNDAY 31st OCTOBER is the Eve of All Saints’ Day and the Fifth Sunday of the month. There will be one service only in the Union that day at 11.00am in St James’s Mallow (rather than St Mary’s, Castletownroche, due to size of building and the continued need to distance socially) which will be a Festival Eucharist to celebrate All Saints’.

SUNDAY 7th NOVEMBER in addition to the usual pattern of worship, when all morning services will include an Act of Remembrance for those who have lost their lives in the world’s conflicts, there will also be a Service of Reflection and Remembrance (as the Sunday following All Souls’ Day) in St James’s Church, Mallow at 4.00pm. This is offered as an opportunity to celebrate our faith in the resurrection, to remember before God those we have loved and lost by name, and especially those who have died during the period of the pandemic. A list will appear in all our churches for people to add the names of their loved ones at the beginning of October.

For Paul, our Bishop; and for the clergy and people of this united Diocese. In the Anglican Communion, for the Episcopal Church of Sudan.

We pray for all those known to us, including Jimmy Sheehan, Thomas, Peter, Nicky, Ned Foott, Melissa, Ann Lysaght, Margaret, Imran, Katie, Pat McDonagh and family, the Burke family.

We commend to God’s mercy all who have recently died, among them Andrew McDonagh, Michael Burke, Ann Evans, Cyril Hoffman, Fr Con Cronin, Phil Morrissey, Fr Corkery, along with those we have loved and lost whose anniversary of death occurs at this time of year. KEEPING IN TOUCH

The Reverend
Rector of Mallow Union

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12th September 2021 (The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity)

Isaiah 50. 4-9a; Mark 8. 27-38

10.00am MORNING PRAYER in St Mary’s, Doneraile
10.00am THE EUCHARIST in St Mary’s, Castletownroche
11.45am THE EUCHARIST in St James’s, Mallow