28th November 2021 – Advent Sunday

Church of Ireland

Calry Parish Church

Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Notice Sheet

28th November 2021 – Advent Sunday

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 Advent! With its emphasis on imminent arrival we think in the season of Advent about the events that led to the coming of Christ and also about his return. In the middle of these two great bookends in history in addition is the reality that God comes to us now by his Spirit, enabling us to learn to live his ways.


Bell Tower Group re-starts today with an Advent Special taking place in the Rectory. This is for young people anywhere between 6th Class and 2nd Year.


In the Rectory kitchen Sunday School today is led by Áine and Michelle.


Please follow the directions of the Welcome Team and Church Wardens as to the one-way system, mask wearing and social distancing.


Youth Football

The group meets most Sundays at Forthill, weather permitting. Ask for details.


Prayer for our Church

Do you have burdens and concerns for his people in Calry? Would you love to witness a greater openness to the things of the Spirit? Do you care about all that happens on a Sunday morning? If so then maybe you would like to take up an opportunity to meet for united prayer.


Sunday morning at 10.45 a little group will meet in St Barnabas’ Chapel to pray for the service. (This probably won’t include anyone who is busy preparing.)


Prayer for the Grammar School

Wednesday 1st December at 7.30 pm will be the next opportunity for parents and friends to pray for Sligo Grammar School. The meeting will be on Zoom so contact Patrick if you would like the link.


Prayer for Carbury NS

There is a regular monthly gathering for prayer for Carbury that is held on Zoom. The next meeting will be on Tuesday 7th December at 8.00 pm.



Anyone new to confirmation in the Grammar School is asked to meet in Room 24 immediately after school on Wednesday 1st for about 45 minutes.


Daily Office

The daily office continues on Tuesday and Thursday at 10.30 am.


Saturdays Inter-Church Prayer

For the first time in a long time the Saturday morning meeting will occur in person at the Methodist Church at

8 am. It will include an opportunity to say goodbye to Mike and Ramel Wilson from SBC.



The Christian Union is now meeting at the slightly earlier time on Tuesdays of 5 pm. For more information please email Ray Cotter: Cotter.Ray@itsligo.ie

Mothers' Union

The MU is marking 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. This is part of our Global Day of Action, which is focusing on #nomore1in3. 1 in 3 women will be impacted by some form of violence in their life and we believe this is unacceptable. If you would like a copy of the prayer diary collect one at the back of church.

Memorial Service

For anyone with family members or friends they love but see no longer there is a special annual memorial service taking place in Calry on Friday 3rd December at 8.00 pm. If you have someone that you would like to have mentioned please email their name to rector@calry.ie If you are present you can light a candle in their memory. If you aren’t, their name will still be read aloud.


Healthcare Christian Fellowship

This organisation is holding Saturday training sessions for any Christian in healthcare to encourage them how to be salt and light. The session is on Zoom on 4th December 11 am  – 3 pm. To register email Christelle Andrich on christelleandrich7@gmail.com


Next Sunday

…will be Carla’s last Sunday with us. Please join us as we say thank you and God bless you!


In the afternoon at 3 pm will be a baptism service for Reuben D’Errico. (Both sets of his godparents are clergy families.)


Tamara Irene Venables

As we prepare to say goodbye to Carla we can look forward to welcoming a new SAMS intern from South America: Tamara Irene is just finishing her first year of an architecture degree in Paraguay. We hope that she will join us in January and like Carla live in the Boarding House and work in the Parish. More details to follow.



Canon Patrick is to be the new Archdeacon of Elphin starting in January. Canon Hazel Hicks will be made Archdeacon of Ardagh at the same time. These represent new roles dividing the responsibility previously held by one person.


Well done to Emily Roberts and Sarah Clarke on passing their driving tests first time!

And many congratulations to Thérèse O’Loughlin on her conferring with a Masters’ degree in Social Justice and Social Care from the IT.


Prayer Points:

  • all those who are bereaved
  • children, youth and their leaders
  • Carla as she prepares to finish in Sligo
  • wisdom for national and local leaders responding to the current Covid-19 situation


May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy

in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes

with all his holy ones.

1 Thessalonians 3.13