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Bulletin – 11th July 2021

Eaglais na hÉireann + The Church of Ireland
of Parishes

SUNDAY 11th July 2021
The sixth 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

All services today will include a Commemoration of the Truce that ended the War of Independence on 11th July 1921 NEXT WEDNESDAY


in St James’s Church Mallow

Exodus 3.1-12
Matthew 11.25-27


2 Samuel 6: 1-5, 12b-19
David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. David and all the people with him set out and went from Baale-judah, to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the Lord of hosts who is enthroned on the cherubim. They carried the ark of God on a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were driving the new cart with the ark of God; and Ahio went in front of the ark. David and all the house of Israel were dancing before the Lord with all their might, with songs* and lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and cymbals. It was told King David, ‘The Lord has blessed the household of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God.’ So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom to the city of David with rejoicing; and when those who bore the ark of the Lord had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fatling. David danced before the Lord with all his might; David was girded with a linen ephod. So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet. As the ark of the Lord came into the city of David, Michal daughter of Saul looked out of the window, and saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord; and she despised him in her heart.They brought in the ark of the Lord, and set it in its place, inside the tent that David had pitched for it; and David offered burnt-offerings and offerings of well-being before the Lord. When David had finished offering the burnt-offerings and the offerings of well-being, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord of hosts, and distributed food among all the people, the whole multitude of Israel, both men and women, to each a cake of bread, a portion of meat,* and a cake of raisins. Then all the people went back to their homes.

Mark 6: 14-29
King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’ name had become known. Some were saying, ‘John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; and for this reason these powers are at work in him.’ But others said, ‘It is Elijah.’ And others said, ‘It is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.’ But when Herod heard of it, he said, ‘John, whom I beheaded, has been raised.’ For Herod himself had sent men who arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, because Herod had married her. For John had been telling Herod, ‘It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.’ And Herodias had a grudge against him, and wanted to kill him. But she could not, for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he protected him. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed;* and yet he liked to listen to him. But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his courtiers and officers and for the leaders of Galilee. When his daughter Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests; and the king said to the girl, ‘Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it.’ And he solemnly swore to her, ‘Whatever you ask me, I will give you, even half of my kingdom.’ She went out and said to her mother, ‘What should I ask for?’ She replied, ‘The head of John the baptizer.’ Immediately she rushed back to the king and requested, ‘I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.’ The king was deeply grieved; yet out of regard for his oaths and for the guests, he did not want to refuse her. Immediately the king sent a soldier of the guard with orders to bring John’s head. He went and beheaded him in the prison,
brought his head on a platter and gave it to the girl. Then the girl gave it to her mother. When his disciples heard about it, they came and took his body, and laid it in a tomb.


It is proposed to hold the fête on Saturday 7th August (unless public health guidelines change between now and then) at St James’s Church, Mallow from 11.00am to 2.30pm. Only 26 days to go!

There will be a meeting of the Select Vestry of Mallow Union in St James’s Church Hall, Mallow, on Tuesday next, 13th July at 8.00pm sharp. If any members of the Select Vestry who have not yet been full vaccinated are anxious about attending in person, please contact the Rector.

The all-Ireland President of the Mothers’ Union (MU), June Butler, will be visiting this Diocese from 14th – 16th July as part of the ‘Mums in May’ project, as she undertakes three 7km walks in each of the Church of Ireland’s dioceses. The Fund supports new and on-going MU projects throughout Ireland as well as specific important overseas projects. On Friday next, 16th July will be walking in Doneraile Park, beginning with prayers at St Mary’s Church. If you are interested in taking part in the prayers – or the walk – please contact Ruth Sherlock (086 1588719) or Hazel Sherlock (087 6527803) beforehand.

The Rector is delighted to have begun visiting fully vaccinated parishioners in their homes, as well as taking Holy Communion to those who are unable to attend church. He will begin by making visits by prior arrangement (rather than simply turning up unannounced). If you know of anyone who would especially appreciate a pastoral visit at this stage (or you would appreciate one yourself), you are very welcome to contact the Rectory.

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

We pray for all those known to us, including Jimmy Sheehan, Thomas, Peter, Nicky, Ned Foott, Ann Ladd.

We give thanks to God for all who have received their vaccination – and pray for those waiting to be called, along with all who work in the healthcare sector.

We pray for those who continue to face uncertainty over their work and livelihoods after further delays in the re-opening of the hospitality sector.

We commend to God’s mercy all who have recently died, 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

Telephone (022) 21473


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11th July 2021 (The Seventh Sunday after Trinity)

2 Samuel 7: 1-14a; Mark 6: 30-34, 53-56

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