10 September 2023 – Trinity XIV

Church of Ireland

Calry Parish Church

Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Notice Sheet

10 September 2023 – Trinity XIV

Rector: Ven Patrick Bamber Tel: 071 91 46513

Associate Minister: Canon Ronnie Bourke

email: rector@calry.ie  fb:/calryparishchurch  www.calry.ie  Day off - Monday

Linked with the Diocese of Kindu, Province of the Anglican Church of Congo



This is the second in our new series called ‘What Can I Do?’ Today the answer to the question is Give.

Our readings are 2 Samuel 24.18-25, Psalm 112 and 2 Corinthians 9.6-15.

Songs are: 354 Great is the Lord; 352 Give thanks; Speak O Lord; and The splendour of a king.

Sunday School and Bell Tower Group (12-14s) are both meeting today.

There is a 3.00 pm service in St John’s Hospital.


Forthcoming Calry Service Times

Date Details Theme Sunday School & Bell Tower Group

Back to Church Sunday

11.00 am Service of the Word Gather SS and BTG
24th 11.00 am Holy Communion Reconcile SS
1st October 8.30 am Holy Communion (traditional)

11.00 am Baptism of Bertie Donaghy

7.00 pm Harvest Thanksgiving

Thank and Praise  


What Can I Do?

Faced with all manner of bad news, disasters, disappointment and even despair we may feel completely helpless. It can leave us feeling listless, like the wind has completely gone out of our sails. What can we possibly do that will make any difference? An awful lot, as it transpires! A rain jacket isn’t designed for fine weather. Similarly, we were not created to live in comfortable isolation from the harsh realities of life around, rather to be in the thick of it making a difference. That’s what we are called to do. That is the holy, godly, missional thing to do. So, what exactly can we do? That is the very question this ten Sunday series attempts to answer. It’s not a complete answer to the question, but it is a start.


Tuesday Group

11 am – 12 noon in the Rectory. We have started a new series on the Book of Proverbs. All welcome!


Wednesday Prayer

Wednesday midday prayer via Zoom has returned. This is 12.00 – 12.30 pm. Email rector@calry.ie for the link.


Harvest Thanksgiving

We are aiming to have a nice supper together after our Harvest Thanksgiving on 1st October. If you can help provide some food please would you contact Pippa on 083 404 5806 to find out what is needed. If you can help please make contact with her by Wednesday 27th.


Also, if you are able why not bring something that can be given to those in real need in our community – especially non-perishable foods. More details to follow.



Tammy will lead a little training on setting up slides on VideoPsalm next Sunday 17th at 10 am. If you would like to learn how to use this very useful tool join her in church before the service.

Sunday School

We are keen to recruit more help with Sunday School and the youth team. If you are interested in helping you must be Garda vetted and train in Safeguarding Trust the Church of Ireland child protection policy.

NB We cannot guarantee that everyone who volunteers will be able to help.


Saturday Spring to Life Prayer Meetings

The programme on Saturdays at 8 am prayer meeting is:


16th – TREM (opp the Baptist Church)

23rd – Sligo Methodist

30th – RCCG in Sligo Presbyterian Church Hall




We have some beautiful invitation cards. They have been printed so that you can invite your friends, neighbours, work colleagues or family members to join us in church on two Sundays in the near future. Please pray for an opportunity to give your invitations to people prepared to receive them.


Sligo Presbyterian Church Harvest Thanksgiving Weekend 15-17 Sept

Floral displays and refreshments. All proceeds to Sligo Social Services.

Opening hours:

Friday 15th Sept: 5pm - 8pm                                       Harvest Songs of Praise:

Saturday 16th Sept: 11am - 7pm                                  Sunday 17th Sept at 7pm

Sunday 17th Sept: 2pm - 6pm


Children’s and Youth Groups in Sligo Presbyterian Church

Sligo Presbyterian Church has activities for youth and children starting soon. The Kids' Connect Club (for NS aged children) runs on Fridays from 4.00 - 5.00 pm from 22nd Sept -  20th October. Call Mary for more information on 085 123 2988.


SPC youth is on alternate Sunday evenings from 7.00 - 8.30 pm from 10th September - 10th December. Call David for more details on 089 475 2358.


Youth Nights

This resumes for the new year on Friday 22nd September. For more details and to register email claudio@yfc.ie Dates are:  22 Sept; 6 & 20 Oct; 10 & 24 Nov; 8 Dec (Autumn Soul is 27-29 Oct)


Confirmation Preparation for Young People

Any young person in 2nd year or above who wants to be confirmed please email youth@calry.ie Sessions will be held on Wednesdays after school starting on 20th September.


Indian Syrian Orthodox Church

There will be a special service for the congregation meeting in Calry today at 5.30 pm with their bishop. Worship is conducted in Malayalam, the language of Kerala, South India.


Select Vestry

Our next meeting is on Thursday 14th at 7.30 pm in the Catacombs.


For Prayer:

  • Back to Church Sunday on 17th Sept
  • schools and ATU students
  • that we would be a generous church
  • relief effort for those suffering from the earthquake in Morocco
  • harmonious community life


And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times,

having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

2 Corinthians 9.8