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    • Morning Prayer & Children’s Jigsaw Club
      on Sun 22nd December 2019 10:00am
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      on Sun 22nd December 2019 11:30am
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    • Morning Prayer & Children’s JigsawClub
      on Sun 22nd December 2019 11:45am
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    • Christmas Carol Service
      on Sun 22nd December 2019 3:00pm
      at St Mary's Church, Castletownroche
    • Christingle Service with Carols
      on Tue 24th December 2019 8:00pm
      at St. James' Church, Mallow
    • Christmas Eve Service
      on Tue 24th December 2019 11:30pm
      at St Mary's Church, Doneraile
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Newsletter December 2019

Mallow Union Newsletter
St. James’ Mallow, St. Mary’s Doneraile, St. Mary’s Castletownroche
December 2019

Rector in Charge: Canon Alan Marley
021/4902459
Email: alan.marley@ucc.ieWebsite: 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 and a Happy New Year.

As we write these notes we are looking forward to our Annual Christmas Concert which is now on two nights Friday 13th and Saturday 14th December. Plans are well underway for the concerts. There are a limited number of tickets available for the Saturday night. Tickets for the Saturday 14th are available from Katie’s Newsagent Mallow or Susan Brennan 086/3530401. Both nights will feature the following: Cór Mhágh Ealla, Linda Kenny, Damian Smith, Pamela Muganwa, Alan Carney MD & Friends. If there is anyone available to help with one or both nights with the handing out of refreshments please let any of the churchwardens know.

Our Carol Services are as follows:
St. John’s Church Buttevant Tuesday 10th December at 8pm
St. James’ Church Mallow Sunday 15th December at 7pm
St. Mary’s Castletownroche Sunday 22nd December at 3pm
St. Mary’s Doneraile is the only service on Sunday 29th December at 3pm

Christmas Eve/Day Services
Tuesday 24th December Christmas Eve Christingle service with carols St James’ Church 8pm
What is Christingle? Come and find out and celebrate Jesus Light of the world. Bring the family all are welcome
Tuesday 24th December Christmas Eve Doneraile H.C. 11.30pm
Wednesday 25th December Christmas Day Castletownroche H.C. 9.30am
Wednesday 25th December Christmas Day Mallow H.C. 11.00am
(Please note the earlier starting time of both these services)

Our MU weekend conference was held in Garryvoe Hotel from 22nd to 24th November. Conference speakers were Sylvia Helen, Deirdre Whitley, Hilary Dring and Rev. Andrew Orr who spoke on the theme listening to God, Nurturing ourselves and our world. A full packed weekend was had by everyone including beautiful food and hotel. Also free time to meet new and old friends. To finish our weekend we had a prayer walk on the beach Sunday morning for the early people led by Veronica Deane. Later in the morning our MU Chaplain Rev. Isabel Jackson led us in Holy Communion Service. Followed by goodbyes and home.
Reminder: Our membership is due by 15th January. Anyone who needs a form contact Ruth Sherlock.
Our Christmas meal was held in the Wild Goose restaurant Mallow on Wednesday 27th November. Thanks to all who organised this night and to all who came and made it a very socialable evening.
Christmas Greetings from Mallow MU.

St. John’s Christmas Sale will be held on Sunday 1st December at 2.30pm in the GAA Hall, Buttevant in aid of church funds. Looking forward to your support.

Poppy Collection
Thanks to all who supported the Poppy Collection. €250 was raised in total.
€47 Castletownroche, €53 Mallow and €127 in Doneraile. Thanks to all.

Baptism
On Sunday the 24th November we welcomed Tara Emily Ryan into the church along with her parents, godparents and family. Thanks to Canon Alan Marley for taking this service.

Jigsaw Club
For details of when Jigsaw club is meeting please contact Ina on 087/6931649 or Chris on 083/4873227.

Would you like to be a volunteer befriender?

Ballyhoura Rural Services is seeking to combat loneliness and isolation by recruiting and training befrienders to visit people in their own homes. If you feel you could give an hour a week, or you are interested in hearing more, please contact Maria O Sullivan at 022-59984. M. 087-7808812

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

Sunday 1st December Sale in GAA Hall Buttevant 2.30pm in aid of
St. John’s Buttevant
Wednesday 4th December Select Vestry Meeting St. James’ Hall, Mallow 8pm
Monday 9th December Doneraile Maintenance Meeting in church 8pm
Tuesday 10th December Carol Service in St. John’s Church Buttevant 8pm
Friday 13th December Christmas Concert in St. James’ Church, Mallow 8pm
Saturday 14th December Christmas Concert in St. James’ Church, Mallow 8pm
Sunday 15th December Carol Service St. James’ Church Mallow 7pm
Sunday 15th December Ecumenical Service Mercy Centre Charleville 7.30pm
Sunday 22nd December Carol Service St. Mary’s Castletownroche 3pm
Tuesday 24th December Christmas Eve Christingle service with carols St James’ Church 8pm
Tuesday 24th December Doneraile Christmas Eve H.C. 11.30pm
Wednesday 25th December Castletownroche Christmas Day H.C. 9.30am
Wednesday 25th December Mallow Christmas Day H.C. 11.00am
Sunday 29th December Carol Service St. Mary’s Doneraile 3pm

If you have anything to put in the January magazine please give to Diana Buckley before Wednesday 4th December and for the January Newsletter please give to Diana before Wednesday 1st January. Email: dianabuckley@eircom.net or mobile 086/1547810 or address Bridgetown, Castletownroche.

SUNDAY READINGS

1st December (1st Sunday of Advent) Violet
Isaiah 2: 1-5 Psalm 122 Romans 13: 11-14 Matthew 24: 36-44
Castletownroche 10am M.P. Avril Gubbins
Doneraile 10am H.C. Canon Alan Marley
Mallow 11.45am H.C. Canon Alan Marley

8th December (2nd Sunday of Advent) Violet
Isaiah 11: 1-10 Psalm 72: 1-7, 18-19 Romans 15: 4-13 Matthew 3: 1-12
Castletownroche 10am H.C. Canon Peter Rhys Thomas
Doneraile 10am M.P. Avril Gubbins
Mallow 11.45am M.P. Emmanuel Adebisi

15th December (3rd Sunday of Advent) Violet
Isaiah 35: 1-10 Psalm 146: 4-10 James 5: 7-10 Matthew 11: 2-11
Castletownroche 10am M.P. Emmanuel Adebisi
Doneraile 10am H.C. Canon Peter Rhys Thomas
Mallow 7pm Carol Service Avril Gubbins

22nd December (4th Sunday of Advent) Violet
Isaiah 7: 10-16 Psalm 80: 1-8, 18-20 Romans 1: 1-7 Matthew 1: 18-25
Doneraile 10am M.P. Avril Gubbins
Mallow 11.45am M.P. Emmanuel Adebisi
Castletownroche 3pm Carol Service Emmanuel Adebisi

24th December (Christmas Eve) White or Gold
Mallow 8pm Christingle service with carols
Doneraile 11.30pm H.C. Canon Alan Marley

25th December (Christmas Day) White or Gold
Castletownroche 9.30am H.C. Rev. Tony Murphy
Mallow 11.00am H.C. Rev. Tony Murphy

29th December (1st Sunday of Christmas) White or Gold
United Service Doneraile 3pm Carol Service Avril Gubbins

5th January (2nd Sunday of Christmas) White or Gold
Jeremiah 31: 7-14 Psalm 147: 12-20 Ephesians 1: 3-14 John 1: (1-9), 10-18
Castletownroche 10am M.P. To be announced
Doneraile 10am H.C. To be announced
Mallow 11.45pm H.C. To be announced