17th January 2021 – Epiphany II

Church of Ireland

Calry Parish Church

Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Notice Sheet

17th January 2021 – Epiphany II

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


This morning’s service can be found at www.calry.ie/online-worship/   or at www.facebook.com/calryparishchurch/

The children’s activity sheet for today has been sent to parents by email. If you haven’t received it please email Patrick with your address.


All churches are closed for public worship until further notice, but that needn’t stop us from worshipping where we are! We will continue with the regular 11 am service each Sunday with a variety of other points in the week when you can follow the daily office online or join a little group on Zoom.


After this morning’s service there will be an opportunity to join a little Zoom chat, like after-church coffee. The link has been sent to everyone on the Calry email list.


Forthcoming Sunday Services (subject to change):

Date Service
Sunday 24th January 11 am Service of the Word


In addition, the Diocesan Service each week can be found on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT4Vir1O4cdG7xBdGBosdMQ


If you don’t have internet access and can’t come to church…

Please don’t feel left out! If you don’t have internet access there is a phone number you can call to pick up the diocesan service for the week. It costs only the same as a local rate call. Dial 048 912 43 912 anytime.


Something to Collect

If you’re passing the Mall please drop by for a little socially distanced conversation and to collect your copy of VOX magazine, your box of giving envelopes, and the latest edition of The Scribe (when it comes!).


Youth Games Night

We enjoyed last week’s so we’re having another games night for our young people at 7 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 or Patrick.


Daily Office

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


Prayer for Schools

If you are interested in praying for our neighbouring schools this week please send an email to rector@calry.ie to ask for a Zoom link.


Inter-church Saturday Morning Prayer

8.00 - 9.00 am every Saturday on Zoom.


DR Congo

CMS Ireland has given a press release about instability in the eastern part of DR Congo. This is a region that doesn’t often feature in news media, but we are asked to offer whatever support we can.


CMSI Launches Appeal after Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo


Following a significant increase in insecurity, violence and mass displacements in the eastern area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Church Mission Society Ireland (CMSI) has launched an appeal in support of its partners in the region.


Over the past two weeks, CMSI has received updates from a number of its friends and partners in DR Congo, including Bishop Isesomo of North Kivu Diocese. They each shared heart–breaking stories of an upsurge in brutal attacks, killings and kidnappings: unspeakable cruelty unseen by the outside world. These events have seen thousands of people fleeing from their homes in fear. Many have arrived in Butembo town and have come to the Anglican Cathedral for help.


Bishop Isesomo has organised his people to help manage emergency support of food and shelter. Almost 2,000 people have already registered, having arrived footsore in Butembo with nothing. The Church’s resources are limited and there has been precious little assistance from aid agencies or government, so CMSI’s partners have asked for help from the Church of Ireland.


In launching the DRC Appeal, CMSI’s Mission Director, Jenny Smyth, said: “Here is an opportunity to respond in support of the local church as it provides for those seeking help in desperation. As their willing hands work, we can give the funds needed to supply food, pots and pans, blankets, shelter and jerrycans.”


In endorsing the CMSI Appeal, the Rt Revd Ferran Glenfield, Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh and a member of the Church of Ireland Council for Mission, said: “The eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the most unstable geopolitical regions on earth. CMS Ireland has learned through their partners on the ground of an appalling flare–up of violence which is consuming people and property. They have launched an emergency appeal to help those affected by the recent contagion and I commend this response for your prayers and generosity.”


You can support the DR Congo Appeal via the CMSI website – www.cmsireland.org – or by sending a cheque to CMSI’s offices – at Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park, 237 Upper Malone Road, Belfast, BT17 9LA – made payable to ‘CMS Ireland’ and marked ‘DRC Appeal’ on the back.


Alternatively, you can contact Margaret Henry or the Rector with your gift for relief in the DRC.


Free Internet Tutoring

Now more than ever it is important to have internet skills and to keep itouch with family and friends so Age Action is offering 5 hours of free remote tutoring by phone / video call to help older people use their smartphone, computer, tablet or ipad. The programme called Getting Started KIT takes place in your own home at a time that suits you and includes a free guide. For further information call 091 527831 or e-mail gettiingstartedgalway@ageaction.ie.


Free Parenting Course

Triple P – Positive Parenting Programme is a FREE parenting programme. The Triple P programme is a world acclaimed parenting programme that gives you the skills to manage misbehaviour and prevent problems from happening in the first place. Problems like, toddler tantrums, teasing and aggression etc. There may be no problems and it will assist with routines and building children's confidence and resilience. It also provides support to parents through the other parents they meet and the sharing of experiences and challenges. Triple P helps you work through the issues that affect families to help family life be more enjoyable and fulfilling. It is flexible and allows parents to choose what they need at a particular time : a seminar, a workshop on a specific topic or to attend a group for a number of weeks.  To book, contact Teresa at teresa.cawley@hse.ie or phone 087 9930625



Nadine Shannon got married yesterday in Holy Trinity Ballisodare to Charles Larkin. We wish them every blessing in their lives together.



January is a bumper month for birthdays so many happy returns to all of you celebrating a birthday at this time of year!


Prayer Points:

  • courage and resilience for us all, especially for those in very difficult and demanding situations
  • those who are sick
  • all healthcare workers
  • wisdom for our Government
  • violent unrest in eastern DR Congo
  • peaceful transition of power in the USA



O Lord, you have searched me out and known me

Psalm 139.1