21st February 2021 – Lent I

Church of Ireland

Calry Parish Church

Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Notice Sheet

21st February 2021 – Lent I

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


Welcome to Lent!


This is a God-given opportunity for us to draw nearer to him and to prioritize what matters most in life. It’s time for a spiritual Spring clean! Today we begin a new sermon series for Lent – Operation Transformation. We are exploring areas of discipleship that are top priorities. Each week’s sermon will include practical points for how to implement what we have heard. These together should help us form a Rule of Life. On Wednesday evenings we will explore the previous Sunday’s theme in more detail at a weekly Zoom meeting. It will provide an opportunity for questions and further discussion. NB Wednesday evenings are not a masterclass! They are for anyone who just wants to learn more and grow.

Operation Transformation - Calry Lent Series

Sunday Theme Texts
21st February

Lent I



Colossians 4.2-4

Luke 11.1-13

28th February

Lent II



Psalm 119.161-168

2 Timothy 3.10-4.2

7th March

Lent III – All Age



1 Corinthians 13

Mark 12.28-34

14th March

Mothering Sunday



Acts 17.22-33

Matthew 28.16-20

21st March

Lent V



2 Corinthians 9.6-15

Mark 14.13-21

28th March

Palm Sunday

Rest Psalm 23

Hebrews 4.1-11


This morning’s service can be found at www.calry.ie/online-worship/   or at www.facebook.com/calryparishchurch/ Shortly, you should be able to view the service also on our YouTube channel.


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 or Calra. (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 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 Marín at: carla.marin.r@gmail.com


Daily Office

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

Christian Aid

CA are holding a supporter conference on Thursday 25th from 8.00 – 9.30 pm on Zoom. This should be a very interesting and informative evening after the vital relief and development work that is being done around the world. If you would like the link in order to attend please email by Wednesday: rector@calry.ie


IT Groups on Zoom

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


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 on Zoom. If you want your child to attend please fill in the Sunday School registration form that will be sent to your email address and you will be sent the Zoom link.


Mothers’ Union

The next Branch Meeting of St John’s & Calry Mothers’ Union will be held via Zoom on Wednesday night, 3rd March at 8.00pm, when the Special Speaker will be Hazel Speares, our Diocesan President. Hazel will focus on the new MU Resource for 2021, the 5 Cs, which helps us look after our bodies and minds - Control, Care, Continuity, Creativity and Compassion. All members will be emailed the Zoom link beforehand. If you are not an MU Member, but would like to join us for what promises to be an enjoyable evening, please email Trudi Williams for the Zoom link on trudishields@yahoo.com.


St Patrick’s Confession

Damian Shorten (Diocesan Youth and Children’s Coordinator) is planning to have young people from the Diocese to record themselves reading sections of St Patrick’s Confession – his autobiography and one of the most valuable documents in Ireland. We need a few young people aged 15+ from Calry willing to help. If you’re interested please get in touch by email by Thursday rector@calry.ie


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.


Look Out for the New Telephone Service for Calry

Currently you can get the weekly diocesan service on your phone by dialling 048 912 43 912 anytime. In the near future we are hoping to have our own Calry number to hear a recording of the weekly Sunday morning service.



Prayer Points:

  • Lent would be a significant time for growth for us all
  • renewed emphasis on prayer
  • the sick in body, mind or spirit and those who are bereaved
  • Alpha groups
  • teachers and all those responsible for the return to school and assessment


Don’t forget! If you would like prayer for yourself or someone you know get in touch with the Calry prayer team by emailing prayer@calry.ie


Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

Colossians 4.2