23 April 2023 – Easter III

Church of Ireland

Calry Parish Church

Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Notice Sheet

23 April 2023 – Easter III

Rector: Ven Patrick Bamber Tel: 071 91 46513

Associate Minister: Canon Ronnie Bourke

email: rector@calry.ie  fb:/calryparishchurch  www.calry.ie  Day off - Monday

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



This morning is our monthly service of Holy Communion. Our Scripture readings are Psalm 116,

1 Peter 1.17-23 and Luke 24.13-25 – Jesus’ appearance on the road to Eammaus.

Mette is playing for us today. Hymns are: Majesty, The whole bright world rejoices now and Lord for the years.

If you would like someone to pray with you Canon Ronnie and Keanna Salas (from ReCentre) will be available in the side chapel of St Barnabas during Communion.

Sunday School and Bell Tower Group are both on today.

The service in St John’s Hospital is at 3.00 pm today.

Confirmation preparation is on at 7.00 pm this evening.


Forthcoming Service Times

Date Details
30 April 11.00 am Service of the Word – led by Canon Ronnie Bourke
7 May 11.00 am Confirmation in St John’s Cathedral

NB No service in Calry


Tuesday Rectory Group

This week at 11 am.

Confirmation Preparation

Wednesday at 4.00 pm or Sunday 30th at 7.00 pm in the Rectory.


Mission Critical – Tuesday 25 April

An afternoon for anyone involved in mission locally. Meeting for connection, inspiration and prayer 1.00 – 5.00 pm at the Star of the Sea Retreat and Conference Centre, Mullaghmore. To book go to: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mission-critical-northwest-tickets-607279849377


Easter General Vestry

The Calry EGV (the equivalent of our AGM) takes place in the Catacombs on Wednesday 26th April at 8.00 pm. These is triennial EGV which means that in addition to Wardens, Glebe Wardens and SV members we will be electing Parochial Nominators and Diocesan Synod Representatives plus their supplementals.

If there is anyone who wishes to join the General Vestry in order to take part in the EGV and even to be eligible to be nominated yourself please get in touch.


Connacht Leaders’ Day

Val and Bert Verner are hosting a day in Ballina for anyone involved in church leadership. It will be held at the Great Northern Hotel in Ballina from 10 am – 4 pm on Saturday 29 April with guest speakers Gordon and Rachel Hickson. Booking is essential. www.eventbrite.ie/o/connacht-leaders-57282529373


Saturday 8 am Prayer

Next Saturday 30 April this will be in the Methodist Church.


Tessa Marsden’s Exhibition: ‘Finding Resistance’

Tessa has an exhibition of her work in the Hyde Gallery until 29 April.



New Wine Conference – Bible Teaching, Worship and Ministry for all ages

Cheaper booking rates for this year’s New Wine are open for only 1 more week. The conference is in the ATU from Sunday 9th – Friday 14th July. www.newwineireland.org/summer-conference


Church Barbecue

On Saturday 27 May we are going to hold a church family barbecue in the Rectory garden at lunchtime. This should be an enjoyable occasion as well as a way for raising money for Kindu. No charge. Bring your friends!


Marriage Course

Why not invest in your marriage? A series of online meetings hosted by the Church of Ireland Marriage Council is taking place now over seven weeks. They write:


'We long to see relationships flourish between husband and wife. The Marriage Course is a series of seven online sessions, designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage. Nicky and Sila Lee, authors of The Marriage Book, developed The Marriage Course for couples looking for practical support to strengthen their relationship. The course is designed to help couples build strong foundations, learn to communicate more effectively and resolve differences well.

The course will run each Thursday evening – there’s no counselling, no airing of dirty linen in public, no group discussions, and to top it all it’s absolutely free.

Hosted by Jonny & Alison Campbell-Smyth, we believe this online course will enrich everyone’s marriage whether you are married 1 year or 60 years.'

Book at: https://themarriagecourse.eventbrite.co.uk/


Love Both Campaign

The number of abortions carried out in the State is approx. 28,500 in four years.

To find out more go to: www.prolifecampaign.ie


For Prayer:

  • Easter General Vestry – good choices
  • confirmation candidates
  • wisdom and justice at every level of our Government
  • peace in Khartoum and throughout Sudan


…live out your lives as foreigners here in reverent fear.

1 Peter 1.17b