18th October 2020 – Trinity IXX

Church of Ireland
Calry Parish Church
Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh
Notice Sheet
18th October 2020 – Trinity IXX
Rector: Canon Patrick Bamber Tel: 071 91 46513
Day off - Monday

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


Morning!  Today we are thinking about the theme of Presence – something very important to us all as we spend more time in our own households. The 11 am service can be viewed on the website or at facebook.

Many happy returns to Lorrie Crawford on her 85th birthday yesterday!

Forthcoming Online Sunday Worship (subject to change):

Date Service
25th October 11.00 am Calry Service of the Word
led by Canon Ronnie Bourke

Tuesday Daily Office

Why not join us for 30 minutes of prayer and Scripture reflection on Tuesday at 9.30 am? You can follow on FB.

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.

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.


We have had our first IT CU meeting of the Semester. These are on Thursdays at 1 pm. Alpha starts, all being well, on Tuesday 27th at 6.00 pm. Both meetings are on Zoom. For details go to the Chaplaincy FB page.


Next Sunday we would like to have another virtual choir. If you would like to contribute by making a video of yourself singing to the musical setting of a hymn please contact Nils Kavanagh on nilskavanagh@gmail.com.

Children’s Ministry Training Opportunities

There are some excellent training resources available for anyone working with children. Here is what TWO different organisations are offering:

Care for the Family

Zoom sessions on how to look at how we can effectively connect with families and children and explore ideas that could help as this season continues in uncertainty.

Hear from Rob Parsons (Founder and Chairman of Care for the Family, author and speaker) and Andy Frost (Director of Share Jesus International, Chair of London Mission Collective, author and speaker).

Fascinating new research findings showing what makes online children’s work effective.
Case studies and ideas from churches who are trying new approaches and seeing opportunities among the challenges.
How we can involve parents in nurturing their children’s faith.
Resource ideas and practical solutions.
Time for discussion and Q&As.

We are delighted to have 3 dates available for our next sessions. Book here:

Weds 21 Oct 13:00 - 14:30

Thurs 22 Oct 10:00 – 11:30

Tues 3 Nov 19:30 – 21:00

…on 7th November with speakers: Lucie Hutson, the founder of Muddy Church and Mel Lacey, the director of Children's ministry training at Oak Hill College in London.

There's an amazing pack being sent out to all participants which includes postcards for using during a wander and wonder, a holding cross with ideas for its use, a 2 minute tooth brush check in, choc and tea for the break out rooms and a beautiful Advent idea.  AND if you're one of the first 50 people to book in you get a FREE blessing mini-mag from GodVenture.

Here's the link to the eventbrite page.

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.


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

Birthdays and Anniversaries

If you have a birthday coming up or an anniversary of some kind that you don’t mind sharing with the church family just send Patrick an email rector@calry.ie.


Please pray for Josiane’s mother, Esther, who is very unwell. She was taken to hospital in Kigali, Rwanda from Goma in DR Congo. If you feel you could help financially with the cost of the hospital bill please get in touch.

Mid-Term Break

The Rector is off duty from Sunday 25th – Thursday 29th October.

Prayer Points:

  • for the Select Vestry and all who represent our parish
  • children and youth ministry
  • national leaders facing difficult choices during this pandemic
  • the sick, including Esther Nyakibunda in Kigali
  • Kindu (see above)

Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
1 Corinthians 13.12