14th June 2020 – Trinity I

Church of Ireland

Calry Parish Church

Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Notice Sheet

14th June 2020 – Trinity I

Rector: Canon Patrick Bamber Tel: 071 91 46513

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


Forthcoming Sunday Services (subject to change):

Date      Service Time & Type

21st June

11.00 am Service of the Word: facebook or calry.ie


Back to Church

It’s been a long time since we were able to be physically together for worship. Plans are being made for us to re-open on Sunday 5th July. Over the next few weeks details will be released as to what that will involve, but in simple terms it will mean being together in our church building but there will be some differences. Hopefully as many of you as possible will be able to resume meeting together while respecting the standard health advice during the pandemic. Watch this space!


Don’t Zoom Off!

After this morning’s service there will be a Zoom meeting for anyone who wants to have a chat and virtually share a coffee. Check your email for the link and stay for 5 minutes or much longer. NB: This will only be available from 12 noon on Sunday.


Calry Daily Office (prayer, Bible reading and reflection):

Monday – Friday 9.00 am and Saturday at 9.30 pm at: Facebook or calry.ie



Do you enjoy listening to choir members singing each Sunday? Can you sing? If you would like to be  part of singing for the glory of God in our virtual choir please get in touch with Canon Patrick or Matthew Topley (+44 7732 312108). To contribute you need internet access, a pair of headphones and some way of recording yourself singing.


The Irish Blessing


Have you seen the video yet? It’s very moving… and you may spot some familiar faces.


How is your prayer life?

On Wednesday evenings at 8 pm a group of us meet for an hour to explore the huge topic of prayer, following material called The Prayer Course. The session involves watching a video for 20 minutes. All are welcome. We meet on Zoom but you don’t need anything special to join in, just internet access and an electronic device. For more information on the course go to: https://prayercourse.org/ The book that accompanies the course is called ‘How to Pray – a simple guide for normal people.’


Are you busy on Saturday at 8 am?

…if you’re not then why not join us for the Zoom Sligo churches weekly prayer meeting? You don’t need any special software, just an internet connection and a smartphone, tablet or laptop. Ask if you would like to Zoom link in order to join in.


Children and Family Devotions

There are some really useful ideas for children to explore this morning’s themes. Go to the Facebook page for more information or visit www.rootsontheweb.com to see also what there is for adults.


Youth Saturday at 8.00 pm

Next Saturday the young people will be looking at the question ‘Why do you allow suffering?’ Carla has set up some challenges for the young people for the summer with a prize for the overall winner. For more details email her on carla.marin.r@gmail.com.


The Bible and The Bishop

Bishop Ferran is leading a weekly reflection on a psalm. The latest one is on Psalm 23 and is available at: https://www.dkea.ie/the-bible-and-the-bishop/ or via Spotify, iTunes or any Podcast App.


Diocesan Services

This month the theme is Mission. The services are broadcast at 10 am each Sunday on the diocesan YouTube channel. The plan is as follows:

  • 14th June – Irish Church Mission
  • 21st June – Church Mission Society Ireland
  • 28th June – South American Mission Society

You can also listen to the service each week by dialling 048 912 43 912. It is a standard national rate call.


Want a Phone Call?

If you are a Calry parishioner and would like to have a phone conversation with someone from church then please give your number to the People’s Church Warden Temitope (089 989 0284) or Canon Patrick. We will put you in touch with one of the Welcome Team to give you a ring.



Calry depends on the giving of members of the congregation. If you want to give using the envelope scheme you can post your gifts as cash or cheques (payable to Calry Parish Church) to Mrs Margaret Henry, Carrowlustia, Calry, Sligo. If you would prefer to give electronically you can contact Margaret on 086 330 0474 to get the IBAN number. But please attach your name to your electronic giving so that she can trace the source in order to reclaim the tax.


Protestant Aid

If you are in a situation where you need financial help please get in contact with Canon Patrick. Protestant Aid offers grants to families or individuals who need practical help. This is all handled with the utmost confidentiality.


Diocese of Kindu, DR Congo

In view of the crisis in Kindu the diocese wants to give assistance to 300 families. This includes plastic sheeting for shelter, soap and Jerri cans for water.  The funds required to help one family with these supplies is about €25. If you would like to give to help our partners in Congo please get in touch with Patrick or Margaret. Already €150 has come in… but we would love to give a lot more. Could you use a little CMS collection box?


Church of Ireland Gazette

You can access the May edition of this national Church of Ireland magazine The Gazette for free at the moment by going to: https://gazette.ireland.anglican.org/may-gazette-download-for-free/


New Website

A new Calry website is available from today. It’s at: www.calry.ie It is not all complete as yet. If you have any good quality images of some aspect of our church life please get in touch with Eric D’Errico at ericderrico@gmail.com However, you can now view the various videos of services without going to Facebook and you can also see these notices.


Accommodation Request

A young ‘mature’ Christian student from Kilkenny is planning to come to IT Sligo from September 2020 until June 2021 and is looking for accommodation. She is willing to contribute toward rent/utilities. For more information contact Rev David Clarke of SPC on 089 475 2358.


Do you need prayer?

The new designated prayer email address is: prayer@calry.ie

If you need prayer for yourself, someone else you know or a situation that is a cause for concern then just send a brief message to this address and a team of Calry parishioners will pray for you.


Up-to-Date Details and GDPR

If you haven’t filled in a GDPR form for Calry Church please would you do so. If you are not currently receiving this by email please get in touch.  Alternatively, if you are currently receiving this or other communications from Calry and you do not wish to please let us know. Use rector@calry.ie or call 071 91 46513.


Prayer Points:

  • willing workers to help with the harvest!
  • Niall, Deborah and Ivy Davitt as they move to their new home on the Island of Herm (one of the Channel Islands)
  • Yvonne Stuart, Denise Hughes and the staff of Cosy Cats as they prepare to re-open at the end of the month
  • help as churches re-open
  • our link diocese of Kindu in DR Congo as the people cope with not only the C-19 epidemic on top of Ebola but also recent flooding
  • wisdom for leaders negotiating government coalition
  • that the protests for racial equality in America and Europe would lead to lasting change



‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.’

Matthew 9.37b-38