Church of Ireland
Calry Parish Church
Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh
10th October 2021 – Trinity XIX
Rector: Canon Patrick Bamber Tel: 071 91 46513
email: email@example.com web: www.calry.ie fb:/calryparishchurch/ Day off - Monday
Linked with the Diocese of Kindu, Province of the Anglican Church of Congo
Canon Ronnie is leading this morning’s service and Claudio Barguena will be leading the sung worship.
Canon Patrick is unwell with a chest infection.
Thanksgiving for Harvest
Well done to everyone who helped prepare for last week’s Harvest Thanksgiving. It was a memorable occasion all round – beautiful decoration, wonderful music, challenging message. We had plenty of food for thought inside and for munching outside in the dry afterwards!
Generous Giving Programme
Our Celebration Sunday is being postponed. This will allow us all a little more time to respond. Please post your responses into the offertory boxes or hand to David Bourke or Margaret Henry.
Football is happening at the new time of 3 pm in Fort Hill. This is for boys and girls. In the event of bad weather please get in touch to hear the alternative plan.
Sligo Story – Tuesday Evenings
The second and third of three sessions on the subject of how to share your faith take place on Zoom from 7.45 pm on Tuesdays 12th and 19th October. Register on Eventbright. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mid-Week Bible Study
The Rectory mid-week, mid-morning group should start at 10.30 am on Wednesday. This is an hour for chat, Bible discussion and prayer.
The Daily Office
This should resume on Tuesday at 10.30 am, God willing!
Saturdays Inter-Church Prayer
An hour of prayer, reflection and fellowship 8.00 – 9.00 am. All welcome. Contact Patrick for the link.
For students who wish to join in the Christian Union in the IT please email Ray Cotter: Cotter.Ray@itsligo.ie
The next meeting of the Calry/St John’s Branch is on Wednesday 13th October at 8 pm in St John’s. The guest speaker is changed to Revd Michael Wooderson.
Confirmations are happening again! For anyone who has yet to be confirmed please get in touch with Patrick to express an interest. (Minimum age is 2nd year.) This includes those who started preparation in 2020. Confirmation is an important step. It involves making a public commitment to Christ and his church and being prayed for by the Bishop to be continually filled with the Holy Spirit.
The Church of Ireland Gazette reports that Archbishop Masimango will retire as Primate of the Province in January, though he will continue as Bishop of Kindu. He will be succeeded by Dr Georges Titre Ande, the current Bishop of Aru. The Archbishop Designate asks for prayer: ‘God’s mercy and blessing for an effective transformational servant leadership’.
DR Congo has one of the very lowest Covid-19 vaccination rates in the world with less than 0.1% of the population vaccinated by October 2021. There are also major problems with corruption, violence and severe poverty.
Our next meeting takes place on Thursday 14th at 7.45 pm in the church.
If you are experiencing some financial difficulties feel free to make contact with the Rector for a confidential conversation. There are some sources of help available.
If you need prayer or just a listening ear also please get in touch.
- Climate Change – our own response and those taken at COP26
- Claudio Barguena and our young people
- Vestry meeting on Thursday
- DR Congo
‘With man this is impossible, but not with God;
all things are possible with God.’