20th September 2020 – Trinity XV

Church of Ireland
Calry Parish Church
Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh
Notice Sheet

20th September 2020 – Trinity XV

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


Good morning and welcome!

This morning’s service is being led by Archdeacon Isaac Hanna and Canon Ronnie Bourke is preaching. (Canon Patrick is in the Riverstown Group today.)

 Forthcoming Sunday Services (subject to change):

Date Service Time & Type
27th September 11.00 am Service of the Word


Congregations in Calry

In these strange times most of us should be aware that we have to be mindful of others as well as our own health. So please note the following points:

  1. If you are over 12 and unless you are speaking at the front or singing in the choir please wear a mask.
  2. Two people from different households can sit in most of the downstairs pews but must be at either end of the pew. If you are from the same household more than two can sit together.
  3. When the downstairs has a maximum of 50 people more people can sit upstairs, BUT they must enter and exit through the side doors following a one-way system. Those upstairs must not mix with those downstairs. Places to sit are clearly marked upstairs. Please respect the arrangements that have been made.

The Catalysts

It’s re-starting! Now the mid-week Casual Cats programme has moved to a Wednesday in the church at 10.30 am. The first meeting is this Wednesday 23rd with Peigin Doyle giving a history of Strandhill. Membership costs €20. See the green programme form for details or go to www.sligocatalysts.com Bring your own coffee or tea!

Saturday Morning Prayer

Next Saturday Calry is leading the early morning prayer meeting 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

Website Images

Do you have any good pictures that depict some aspect of Calry or its people? Then please send them to Eric D’Errico at ericderrico@gmail.com

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


The Calry Harvest Thanksgiving will be on Sunday 4th October at 6 pm. We trust that it will be a wonderful occasion but there will be no Harvest Supper afterwards and obviously we will have to keep to our limit on numbers. If you want to help decorate or clean the church in advance please let Patrick or Yvonne know.

Easter General Vestry

The Bishop has requested that all parishes hold their much delayed Easter General Vestry in this season. Calry’s is due to take place on Thursday 8th October at 8.00 pm in Calry Church. It will begin with a service called the Late Evening Office. This is a public event and an opportunity to elect and appoint all those who will serve as church officers both at parish and diocesan level. This year is a triennial election, so parochial nominators and appointments to diocesan synod will also be decided. Only members of the Calry General Vestry can vote. If you are not currently a member and wish to become one please speak to the Rector or one of the church wardens.


Please note our services are being live-streamed on Facebook and the website www.calry.ie Only those in the area between the lectern and the Lord’s Table from 11 am will be visible on screen.

Triple P (Positive Parenting Programme) Courses

Triple P is an effective programme and one of the evidence based parenting programmes available to parents/ guardians in Sligo Leitrim.  Its options of programmes give parents/ guardians simple, practical strategies to build strong, healthy relationships, and to manage children’s behaviour and prevent problems developing.

It is provided free to parents of children up-to age 10 years in Sligo and Leitrim.  Triple P will be delivered by video conferencing on the Attend Anywhere platform, which is safe and very easy to use from the comfort of parents/ guardians own home.

Date Remote Delivery Time
Tue Sep 29th, Oct 6th, Oct 13th & Oct 20th and Nov 10th Sligo 7-9pm
Thur Oct 1st, Oct 8th, Oct 15th & Oct 22nd and Nov 12th Leitrim 7-9pm
Dealing with Disobedience Tuesday Nov 3rd Preference given to Ballymote and South Sligo Area 7-9pm
Dealing with Disobedience Wednesday Nov 4th Sligo 7-9pm
Developing good bedtime routines Thursday Nov 5th Leitrim 7-9pm
Managing Fighting and Aggression Wednesday Nov 18th Sligo 7-9pm
Dealing with Disobedience Thursday Nov 19th Leitrim 7-9pm
Developing good bedtime routines Wednesday Nov 25th Sligo 7-9pm


Prayer Points:

  • schools and colleges
  • the sick and bereaved
  • our parish finances
  • blessing and protection on staff and children in Cosy Cats
  • wildfires burning in California, Oregon and Washington
  • refugees whose shelters have burned down on the island of Lesbos


‘So the last will be first, and the first will be last.’

Matthew 20.16