14th February 2021 – Sunday before Lent

Church of Ireland

Calry Parish Church

Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Notice Sheet

14th February 2021 – Sunday before Lent

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


This morning’s service can be found at www.calry.ie/online-worship/   or at www.facebook.com/calryparishchurch/

This Valentine’s Day is also a special day of prayer for young people and youth ministry. We will be focussing on that in our prayers today. In addition at 7.30 pm tonight Damian Shorten will be leading a prayer time on Zoom for youth work. Send him an email if you wish to receive the link at: d.shorten@dkea.ie


Forthcoming Sunday Services (subject to change):

Date Service
Sunday 21st February

First Sunday of Lent

11 am Service of the Word


In addition, the Diocesan Service each week can be found on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT4Vir1O4cdG7xBdGBosdMQ


Interested in Confirmation?

For anyone who would be interested in finding out about confirmation please get in touch with Patrick in the next week. (This does not include those young people already preparing.) Young people need to be in at least 2nd year, but this is also for adults. Confirmation is an opportunity to publicly declare your commitment to Christ and his Church and to receive prayer that God would strengthen and confirm you by his Holy Spirit.


Youth Games Night

At the later time of 7.30 pm this evening. You should have the link in your email or on WhatsApp. If you don’t have it get in touch with Carla or Patrick.


Shrove Tuesday Virtual Pancake Party at 7.30 pm

Why not share the love on Tuesday? Get yourself onto Zoom, make and eat your pancakes with members of your church family. Put your apron on and get in some extra sugar and lemon. And if you’d like a new recipe why not try this from Phil the cook for Cosy Cats:


This recipe makes approx 12 pancakes.


140gms / 5oz plain flour

4 eggs

200ml / 7fl oz milk

50gms / 2 oz butter melted



  1. To make the batter tip the flour into a bowl, add the eggs, gradually add the milk, and carry on beating

until the mix is completely lump free.


  1. Now whisk in the melted butter.


When pancakes are ready, enjoy Shrove Tuesday!



Daily Office

Half an hour of prayer and Scripture on Tuesday and Thursday at 9.30 am on www.facebook.com/calryparishchurch/


Ash Wednesday – the Start of Lent

At 8.00 pm on Wednesday we will be holding our service over Zoom. This will be a bit different from our usual Facebook services. The link will be sent to everyone on the email list. If you don’t receive the link but would like to join us please email rector@calry.ie


Lent Series – Operation Transformation

Have you ever wondered what it would take for you to be not thinner but holier, spiritually stronger, more intentional in your Christian life? Over the six Sundays of Lent we are going to tackle a series on a Rule of Life. Each Sunday we will explore a different aspect of Christian discipleship and these will then be developed further on Wednesday evenings. Lent is an important time of the year for prioritizing the most important things of life. Let’s make this Lent a memorable one!


IT Groups on Zoom

Student Alpha is on Tuesday at 6 pm. The CU is now meeting on a Friday at 5.00 pm.


Exodus How to Pray Course for 15-25s

The course led by Claudio and Laura Barguena and Amy McSharry runs on Monday 15th, Wednesday 17th and Friday 19th February from 7.30 – 9.00 pm. To register go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeLCKVStydwo8CYCvEXB-RGv99ptuBATKy0SU9trqd_Eu85iw/viewform?usp=sf_link


Inter-church Saturday Morning Prayer

8.00 - 9.00 am on Saturday via Zoom.


New Calry Online Sunday School

An all-new Sunday School for Calry children is planned to start at 6.00 pm on Wednesday 24th February on Zoom. The link will be sent to our Sunday School parents list.


Co Sligo Church of Ireland Family Fund

This is the new name for the County Sligo Protestant Orphans Society. The organisation exists to distribute financial support to Church of Ireland families in our community with children below the age of 18. Over the years Calry parishioners have been very generous in providing support. If you are in a position to give we would really appreciate it. Hilda Latten is the Parish representative. Please send your donation to her at: Teesan, Sligo.


Margaret Henry

Congratulations to Margaret on her recent retirement after 50 years of paid employment. We wish you every blessing in this new phase of your life.

Margaret hasn’t retired from her work as Hon Parish Treasurer. And in fact, if you need to contact her about any aspect of giving to Calry you can now email her by using margarethenry300155@gmail.com or phone in the usual way.

Assisted Suicide

Please pray about the legislation coming before the Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality for the second time in the near future.


If you don’t have internet access and can’t come to church…

… there is a phone number you can call to pick up the diocesan service for the week. It costs only the same as a local rate call. Dial 048 912 43 912 anytime.



Prayer Points:

  • our young people and youth ministry in general
  • the sick in body, mind or spirit and those who are bereaved
  • that we will all discover more about the true love of God
  • wisdom about the Junior and Leaving Cert examinations


‘This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!’

Mark 9.7