11th October 2020 – Trinity XVIII

Church of Ireland
Calry Parish Church
Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh
Notice Sheet
11th October 2020 – Trinity XVIII

Rector: Canon Patrick Bamber Tel: 071 91 46513
email: rector@calry.ie  web: www.calry.ie  fb:/calryparishchurch/  Day off - Monday
Linked with the Diocese of Kindu, Province of the Anglican Church of Congo


So, we are back again onto online services. Thankfully, we are prepared and if you have internet access you can view all on the website www.calry.ie/online-worship/   or at www.facebook.com/calryparishchurch/

Also, on Tuesday there will be a daily office online at 9.30 am, God willing.


Forthcoming Online Sunday Worship (subject to change):

Date Service
18th October 11.00 am Calry Service of the Word



Last Sunday’s Harvest Thanksgiving was a lovely occasion and in some ways a fitting final public service before these latest restrictions. Next month’s Scribe and the website will have some pictures so that you can see what the church looked like if you weren’t able to be there in person.


Results of Easter General Vestry

We had to hastily move the date of the Easter General Vestry (our AGM) forward to Tuesday so as to get it done before the restrictions came into effect. Thank you to everyone who willingly adapted at short notice and made themselves available. This is the list of the new parochial officers, Select Vestry and Diocesan Representatives:


Rector’s Churchwarden: Charles Roberts
People’s Churchwarden: Temitope Ososanya
Rector’s Glebe Warden: Jim Shannon
People’s Glebe Warden: David Henry

Select Vestry (in alphabetical order)


David Bourke
Jennifer Bourke
Eric D’Errico
Mary Forte
Andy Fox
David Henry (People’s Glebe Warden)
Frances Henry
Margaret Henry (Hon Treasurer)
Donal Hever
Orla Murrin
Temitope Ososanya (People’s Church Warden)
Charles Roberts (Rector’s Church Warden)
Pam Scanlon
Jim Shannon (Rector’s Glebe Warden)
Siobhan Shaw (Hon Secretary)
Yvonne Stuart

Special thanks are due to three members of last year’s Vestry who are not returning this year:

Hilda Latten, Breda Roberts and Jason Shannon. On behalf of all the Parish, thank you for your willingness to serve the purposes of God in Calry.



This evening’s planned youth service has been cancelled. But watch this space for something new for young people…

The Catalysts

Sadly, the Catalysts programme has been cancelled for the time being because of the latest restrictions.


Saturday Morning Prayer

If you would like to join others in a dedicated time of prayer join us on Zoom from 8.00 – 9.00 am with Christians from a variety of other Sligo churches. If you want to get the link email Pastor Mike Wilson from Sligo Baptist Church on: mrwilson@worldventure.net


Grammar CU

This takes place on Friday after class at 2.45 pm in the library. Students from all years are welcome.


Youth Challenge

Brian and Helen Donaghy are leading YC differently now. They are organising small groups on Zoom to meet at a time that is most convenient for the young people. However, to avail of it you must book on the website: www.cefsligo.com

IT Sligo

The chaplaincy is running a new online Alpha Course starting a week later than originally planned on Tuesday evening 20th October at 6 pm. For details go to the Chaplaincy FB page: www.facebook.com/itsligo.chaplaincy.1


Prayer Support

If you would like prayer for yourself or a situation you are concerned about please contact the prayer team by emailing prayer@calry.ie


VOX Magazine

The October – December edition of Vox is available now. Pick one up from the Rectory when you’re passing. The editor, Ruth Garvey-Williams, has a book out which she has co-authored called ‘Gloriously Ordinary’ about mission in Ireland today. Read the review in this latest copy of the magazine. Bishop Ferran is quoted as saying, ‘This is an encouraging and essential read for our unpredictable times.’



It’s wonderful to hear the news of the engagement of Nadine Shannon to Charlie Larkin. Many congratulations!



Thank you to those of you who joined in the CMSI Zoom prayer time on Wednesday with Archbishop Masimango. He mentioned several prayer points for both his diocese of Kindu and the whole province which he is responsible for as Archbishop:

  • two new dioceses are being formed
  • a suitable replacement needs to be found for Bishop Desiré of Goma Diocese who died suddenly
  • peace in those areas in the east where there is fighting esp North and South Kivu
  • social outreach programme involving the establishment of schools in remote areas



Please pray for Josiane’s mother, Esther, who is very unwell. She was taken to hospital in Kigali, Rwanda from Goma in DR Congo.

Prayer Points:

  • for the Select Vestry and all who represent our parish
  • new deacons – Malcolm, Ed, Steve and Albert
  • national leaders facing difficult choices during this pandemic
  • the sick, including Esther Nyakibunda in Kigali
  • Kindu (see above)


‘Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us.
This is the Lord, we trusted in him;
let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.’ Isaiah 25.9