19th December 2021 – Advent IV

Church of Ireland

Calry Parish Church

Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Notice Sheet

19th December 2021 – Advent IV

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 is the fourth Sunday of Advent. This evening is our Carols by Candlelight service at 6 pm.


Thank you to all those who have helped to decorate and clean the church for Christmas.


Don’t forget to collect your weekly giving envelopes for 2022, if you are on that scheme.


This is the last notice sheet until 9th January. Sunday School should also recommence that day.


Main Forthcoming Services

Date Time and Type Note
Christmas Eve 11.00 pm Holy Communion  
Christmas Day 11.00 am All Age Service  
Sunday 26th – St Stephen’s Day 11.00 am Morning Prayer  
Sunday 2nd January 11.00 am Service of the Word Led by Canon Ronnie Bourke


NB: Religious gatherings are specifically exempt from the latest restrictions affecting indoor gatherings.


Christmas Videos – Spring to Life

Earlier in the year the Spring to Life Committee decided to produce some Christmas videos as an outreach similar to what we did last Easter.  We went with the theme of ‘Meetings around the Manger’ and each video takes the perspective of one of the Christmas characters.   Our heart was very much to try and share the real message of hope which Christmas offers to those who haven’t accepted it yet.


These videos are now complete and ready to be shared!  They will be launched each day from Monday 20th December until Friday 24th December on two platforms:


1) The Spring to Life YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCC_G4y8SMUdDUstPUacmV2A (Launched at 8am daily.)


2) The Spring to Life Facebook page: www.facebook.com/springtolifesligo/ (Launched at 10am daily.)


Many thanks to those who have written and presented each day.  The messages contained in the videos are really worth hearing but need to be shared.  Why not share them daily in your WhatsApp groups, Facebook pages?  Individual links for each video will become available as they are launched.



Sneha Mathew has taken over the rota for organising the projection. This involves setting up slides beforehand and being responsible for projection during the service. Can you help?


Tamara Irene

Tammy is the new SAMS intern from Paraguay and she is due to arrive in Belfast on St Stephen’s Day. She will stay for a few days in the North before coming to Sligo where she should move into the Boarding House in time for the new term.


Prayer for Carbury NS

There is a regular monthly gathering for prayer for Carbury that is held on Zoom. The next meeting will be on Tuesday 4th January at 8.00 pm.


Daily Office

The daily office continues on Tuesday and Thursday at 10.30 am.



The continuing confirmation group have a ‘Night Hike’ event on Wednesday 22nd. Check your email for details or ask Claudio for more information at claudio.barguena@gmail.com



The service of installation for the two new Archdeacons in the Diocese and three new canons takes place, God willing, on Sunday 9th January at 4.30 pm in St John’s Cathedral.


Canon David White

Sadly, Canon David White died in Cornwall with Covid-19 on Thursday 16th. Many of you will remember him from several visits he paid to Sligo. He was the preacher at the Rector’s institution service in May 2009, was the main speaker at Spring to Life in 2017 and gave the Bible readings in Venue 2 at New Wine Ireland more recently. To know more go to his website: www.offeringthelight.com


Early bi-Monthly Communion Discontinued

The 8.30 am said Communion service has been discontinued for some months. If there is sufficient interest it can be restarted or moved to another time.


Please Pray

Please remember Martin Ford, Michael Hall and those suffering from Covid-19 in your prayers.


Other Prayer Points:

  • Christmas would be used by God to draw people to his Son
  • Tammy Irene as she prepares to move to Sligo
  • homelessness locally and nationally
  • wisdom for national and local leaders responding to the current Covid-19 situation
  • areas of severe food deprivation or conflict including Ethiopia, Madagascar, Afghanistan, Yemen


‘He has brought down rulers from their thrones

but has lifted up the humble.’

Luke 1.53