26th July 2020 – Trinity VII

Church of Ireland
Calry Parish Church
Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh
Notice Sheet
26th July 2020 – Trinity VII

Rector: Canon Patrick Bamber Tel: 071 91 46513
Linked with the Diocese of Kindu, Province of the Anglican Church of Congo


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.

Forthcoming Sunday Services (subject to change):
Date Service Time & Type
2nd August 11.00 am All-age Service (live-streamed)

Pam Donaghy

Pam died peacefully in SUH on Monday afternoon. She had been in declining health for some weeks. Her funeral took place on Wednesday and was livestreamed on our Facebook page. It was Calry’s first funeral during the Covid-19 restrictions. Thankfully all went well. Many thanks to everyone who helped ensure it was a fitting farewell and that the Pam’s family and friends were well supported. Please remember in your prayers Bertie her husband and family members: Charlie and Mary, Andy and Orla, Eddie and Jacqui, Jennifer and Michael and all the grandchildren.

Wednesday 9 am

If you wish to attend the Daily Office in Calry on Wednesday at 9 am you would be most welcome. The short service lasts 30 minutes. It will be live-streamed as usual on facebook.com/calryparishchurch or calry.ie.

Saturday Morning Prayer

It’s still on Zoom from 8.00 – 9.00 am with Christians from a variety of other Sligo churches.

Washing Machine

FREE: A good quality second hand washing machine is available to a good home. Contact Canon Patrick or Yvonne Stuart for details.

Getting Back on Track Financially

Most of us have some level of debt, but when unpaid debt becomes such a burden that it prevents you from getting out of bed in the morning, brings a sense of dread when answering the phone or opening the post, it is time to take control of the situation.

The unfortunate reality is that due to the impact of COVID-19 many more people in Ireland may be struggling to pay their debts having recently lost their jobs or struggling to make ends meet on reduced incomes.

The Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI) can help. The ISI is the independent government body with four debt solutions to help people with all levels of problem debt - from credit cards to mortgages. It regulates debt advisors called Personal Insolvency Practitioners (PIPs).

If you are insolvent and in arrears on your home mortgage you could also be eligible for a free consultation with a PIP under the State-funded Abhaile Scheme. The purpose of that Scheme is to help people in serious arrears to find the best available solutions, with the help of professional advisors. The priority will be to find a sustainable solution that keeps a person in their home, where possible.

For more information visit www.backontrack.ie or freetext GETHELP to 50015 for a callback.

Sponsored Walk for Kindu

Canon Patrick writes:

From Tuesday to Thursday 4-6th August Carla and myself are aiming to walk the Sligo Way, 80 km in total. We are doing this to raise money for our link diocese of Kindu in DR Congo. While we were in lockdown here they experienced severe flooding on top of all their other problems. Money is needed to help some of the most vulnerable families rebuild their lives. €25 would help one family with the essentials they need.

But, it might be that some of you would like to join us. On one of the days or for part of a day, we would welcome some company, so long as all are socially distanced.

Alternatively, why not try and walk 80 km yourself over a longer period of time and along the route of your choice. Perhaps you could ask people to sponsor you too!

To sponsor us please go to: www.idonate.ie/sligowayforkindu
For more on the route go to: https://sligowalks.ie/walks/the-sligo-way/

Youth Event next Saturday 1st August

We’re meeting at Streedgah for games, barbecue and fun from 5.00 – 7.00 pm. €5 pp. Don’t forget to fill in your parental permission form. Let Carla know by Friday if you are joining us: carla.marin.r@gmail.com


Thank you to everyone who gives financially to support the ministry of Calry. There is no collection under the Covid-19 restrictions but two offertory boxes are available in church if you want to give cash or cheques.

Thank You!

Well done to everyone who plays a part in ensuring our church functions well. You should notice a big improvement in the sound quality in our livestream from today – thanks Colm!

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

Prayer Points:

the bereaved including the Donaghy family
those who are sick in body, mind or spirit
the Generous Giving Team and our parish finances
blessing and protection on staff and children in Cosy Cats
those who are struggling with debt issues
wisdom for our government and Taoiseach Micheál Martin
our link diocese of Kindu in DR Congo

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his face continually.
Psalm 105.4