24th May 2020 – Sunday after Ascension

Church of Ireland
Calry Parish Church
Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh
Notice Sheet
24th May 2020 – Sunday after Ascension
Rector: Canon Patrick Bamber Tel: 071 91 46513
Linked with the Diocese of Kindu, Province of the Anglican Church of Congo

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!

Forthcoming Sunday Services (subject to change):
Date Service Time & Type
31st May
Pentecost 11.00 am Holy Communion: facebook.com/calryparishchurch/
Or calry.ie

Calry Daily Office (prayer, Bible reading and reflection):
Monday – Friday 9.00 am and Saturday at 9.00 pm at:


Do you enjoy listening to choir members singing each Sunday? Can you sing? If you would like to be part of singing for the glory of God in our virtual choir please get in touch with Canon Patrick or Matthew Topley (+44 7732 312108). To contribute you need internet access, a pair of headphones and some way of recording yourself singing.

How is your prayer life?

On Wednesday evenings at 8pm a group of us meet for an hour to explore the huge topic of prayer, following material called The Prayer Course. The session involves watching a video for 20 minutes. All are welcome. We meet on Zoom but you don’t need anything special to join in, just internet access and an electronic device. For more information on the course go to: https://prayercourse.org/

Are you busy on Saturday at 8 am?
…if you’re not then why not join us for the Zoom Sligo churches weekly prayer meeting? You don’t need any special software, just an internet connection and a smartphone, tablet or laptop. Ask if you would like to Zoom link in order to join in.


There are some really useful ideas for children to explore this morning’s themes. Go to the Facebook page for more information on www.rootsontheweb.com

Youth – If you could ask God one question
Yesterday the young people looked at the question ‘If I can be forgiven everything, doesn’t that mean I can do whatever I like?’ It’s the latest question from a book called ‘If you could ask God one question’.
Carla has set up some challenges for the young people for the summer with a prize for the overall winner. The deadline for the first will be 29th May at midnight! For more details email Carla on carla.marin.r@gmail.com

Mothers’ Union

The Diocesan Service today at 10 am is the Mothers’ Union Festival Service from Kildallon Church led by Bishop Ferran, Canon Hazel Hicks and Revd Richard Waller the MU Diocesan Chaplain. You can watch it on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9c2RLvz-6I or listen to it by calling : 048 912 43 912.

The Bible and The Bishop
Bishop Ferran is leading a weekly reflection on a psalm. This week’s podcast on Psalm 8 is available at: keadiocesecoi.podbean.com or via Spotify, iTunes or any Podcast App.

Want a Phone Call?
If you are a Calry parishioner and would like to have a phone conversation with someone from church then please give your number to the People’s Church Warden Temitope (089 989 0284) or Canon Patrick. We will put you in touch with one of the Welcome Team to give you a ring.

If you are able to make your giving electronic please contact either Mrs Margaret Henry, the Hon Treasurer, on 086 330 0474 or Canon Patrick to get bank details. Of course, if you prefer to give by cheque that can be sent to Margaret at her home address: Carrowlustia, Calry, Sligo.

However, if you are in a situation where you actually need financial help yourself please get in contact. Protestant Aid offers grants to families or individuals who need practical help. This is all handled with the utmost confidentiality.

Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats
David Bourke would love to hear from you by email if you have something to express about what you think are the good and not so good points about our church. His address is: davidcbourke@gmail.com

CMS Ireland have recently published a briefing about the situation for DR Congo. You can see it as a post on the Calry Facebook page. Here is an excerpt about Kindu:

‘Meanwhile further South, in Kindu Diocese, the Congo River burst its banks and poured into Kindu city in early April. Archbishop Masimango has been active in seeking support for local communities, not far from his home, who have been devastated by the crisis. The risk of cholera and the spread of Covid-19 and Ebola are all magnified by these flood events.’

CMS Ireland encouraged Archbishop Masimango to make a proposal for the most urgent needs right now. The Diocese of Kindu proposes giving assistance to 300 families. This includes plastic sheeting for shelter, as thousands of homes have been destroyed by flooding, and soap and Jerri cans for water to enable them to maintain some level of hygiene to protect from both Ebola and C-19. The funds required to help one family with these supplies is about €25. If you would like to give to help our partners in Congo please get in touch with Patrick or Margaret.

Sad News
It was very sad to hear the news of the death last week of two courageous and tremendously gifted leaders in the worldwide church: Ravi Zacharias a leading apologist and David Pawson a Bible teacher.

Church of Ireland Gazette
You can access the May edition of this national Church of Ireland magazine The Gazette for free at the moment by going to: https://gazette.ireland.anglican.org/may-gazette-download-for-free/

The Scribe
A special July/August edition of The Scribe is going to be published online. The deadline for material is 12th June. If you have a story of faith or something relevant for church life from this strange time would you let Patrick know?

New Website
A new Calry website is available from today. It’s at: www.calry.ie It is not all complete as yet. If you have any good quality images of some aspect of our church life please get in touch with Eric D’Errico at ericderrico@gmail.com However, you can now view the various videos of services without going to Facebook and you can also see these notices.

Do you need prayer?
The new designated prayer email address is: prayer@calry.ie
If you need prayer for yourself, someone else you know or a situation that is a cause for concern then just send a brief message to this address and a team of Calry parishioners will pray for you.

Pray for:
• our link diocese of Kindu in DR Congo as the people cope with not only the C-19 epidemic on top of Ebola but also recent flooding
• school pupils and college students finishing exams and concluding their courses
• wisdom for leaders negotiating government coalition
• HSE employees, care home staff, other health care professionals and ‘front-line’ workers putting themselves at risk for the benefit of others
• those whose mental health is suffering
• families with financial worries
• the whole church to be given a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit

‘I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory
I had with you before the world began.’
John 17.4-5