14 May 2023 – Easter VI

Church of Ireland

Calry Parish Church

Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Notice Sheet

14 May 2023 – Easter VI

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



Welcome to worship today!

Readings today are Psalm 66.7-18, 1 Peter 3.13-22 and John 14.15-21.

Hymns are: O God beyond all praising, Beautiful Saviour, All heaven declares and Name of all majesty.

We will be hearing from two gentlemen in the service who are new to Ireland – Darlington Dube and Alfonce Musa.  They will be introduced by Thérèse O’Loughlin who is working with Diversity Sligo.

The service in St John’s Hospital is at 3.00 pm


This Evening…

…is a fundraising tea party and bake sale in the Glencar Teashed organised by the Hewston family. This is to raise money for the Irish ME/CPS Association. Entertainment for children will be provided. If you would like to go but need a lift there will be a few spaces in a car leaving the church carpark at 6.45 pm.


Forthcoming Service Times

Date Details
18 May Ascension Thursday 8.30 am Holy Communion

7.00 pm Grammar School Valedictory Service

21 May 11.00 am Service of the Word
28 May 11.00 am Holy Communion


Prayer Ministry

A team from a church in London are in Sligo from tomorrow until Thursday offering prayer ministry and training in how to give prayer ministry. This has been organised by YWAM and is being held in the Methodist Church. If you would like to be prayed for, or would like to get some training in prayer ministry then contact George on 087 161 0724.


Tuesday Rectory Group

Tuesday group meets this week at 11.00 am for Holy Communion.


Kindu Cake Sale

Could you bake some cakes to sell in the Grammar School? We need lots of baking for a cake sale to raise money for the forthcoming trip to Kindu. The sale is on Wednesday. Please speak to Gus, Tammy or Patrick if you think you can help.


Ascension Thursday

There will be an early 8.30 am communion service on Thursday to mark Ascension Day.

That evening is the Grammar Valedictory service for Leaving Cert students.

Kids’ Connect Club

Each Friday in May a club for national school aged children will be taking place in Sligo Presbyterian Church from 5.30 – 6.30 pm. It is free of charge.


Saturday 8 am Spring to Life Prayer Meeting

May 20th – Drumcliffe Church

May 27th – Sligo Presbyterian Church


News from Kindu

At the most recent CMSI online prayer room Bishop Masimango was sharing. He mentioned several up-to-date topics for prayer. Namely:


Security is reasonable in Kindu, but the east and particularly Goma remain tense with sporadic attacks. Four rebel groups are operating there. Disarmed rebels are being settled in the Kindu area. Please pray!

Flooding in Kindu. The Congo River has burst its banks washing away riverbank houses and shops.

New Dioceses – a 5 year strategic plan, youth assembly for 200 young people, 2 new dioceses being formed – Kalima in the north, Kayuyu in the south, church planting in the new dioceses – Kayuya is a majority Muslim area. Give thanks for the pastors taking on the challenge of ministering in new areas, pray for their support and families, pray for the evangelism and discipleship programmes.

Mothers’ Union activities, craft programme and literacy.


Church Barbecue

On Saturday 27 May we are going to hold a church family barbecue in the Rectory garden at lunchtime. This should be an enjoyable occasion as well as a way for raising money for Kindu. No charge. Bring your friends! Other attractions include a Promise Auction.


Sligo Orpheus Choir

‘Music for a Summer’s Evening’ is a concert in the Methodist Church on Saturday 27th May at 8.00 pm. It will include classical and spiritual songs and music. Tickets cost €10.



To John and Mette, Nils and Johannes Kavanagh on the death of John’s father Séan on 28 April.


For Prayer:

  • Clara Hewston and her family
  • LC students as exams approach
  • Kindu – security, flooding, new dioceses & MU
  • Turkey’s presidential election today
  • ceasefire would last between the Palestinians and Israelis
  • peace in Khartoum and throughout Sudan

Always be prepared to give an answer to those who ask you the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect…

1 Peter 3.15