2nd August 2020 – Trinity VIII

Church of Ireland
Calry Parish Church
Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh
Notice Sheet
2nd August 2020 – Trinity VIII

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:
9th August 11.00 am Service of the Word led by Matthew Topley
16th August 11.00 am Service of the Word led by Matthew Topley
23rd August 11.00 am Service of the Word led by Archdeacon Isaac Hanna

Sundays in August

The next few Sundays will be a little different. Canon Patrick will be on leave from the 9th – 23rd August (with the exception of services in Riverstown on 16th). Matthew Topley will be kindly leading services in Calry in his absence. This will be the last notice sheet for a few weeks. We will most likely be saying farewell to Erin and Matthew on 23rd August when Archdeacon Isaac will be leading.

Nils Kavanagh

Nils is taking on the baton from Matthew of leading our sung worship, after Matthew gallantly took it on from Mrs Eunjoo Goh. Nils has finished in the Grammar School and is planning on taking a ‘gap’ year. During this time we are looking forward to seeing him grow into this new role. It’s a very positive development.

Yesterday’s Youth Event

Thanks to everyone who helped with the youth gathering on Streedgah beach. We had a great time, albeit a little wet!

Wednesday 9 am

This Wednesday will probably be our last daily office on FB for a little while. Thanks for the encouraging feedback.

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 (view the interview with Archbishop Masimango). The target is to raise a further €1250 for Kindu. Of that over €500 has already been donated online or in cash. (Calry has already sent a cheque for €480 a few weeks ago.) Thank you so much to everyone who has given!

To sponsor us please go to: www.idonate.ie/sligowayforkindu

We would love some Calry parishioners to join us on sections of the walk. This is the breakdown of the route and a rough idea of when we hope to tackle each section. (Plans may change!) If you want to join us please get in touch to arrange where to meet. NB: Everyone walks at their own risk. This is not an organised group activity. We will be endeavouring to adhere to social distancing throughout.

For more on the route go to: https://sligowalks.ie/walks/the-sligo-way/

Section 1: Lough Talt to Lough Easkey Tuesday from 10 am
Length: 10km, Time: 3 Hours, Ascent: 100m

Section 2: Lough Easkey to Templeboy Tuesday from 2 pm
Length: 15km, Time: 4 Hours, Ascent: 130m

Section 3: Templeboy to Ladies Brae Wednesday from 10 am
Length: 9km, Time: 3.5 Hours, Ascent: 220m

Section 4: Ladies Brae to Coolaney Wednesday from 2.30 pm
Length: 10km, Time: 2.5 Hours, Ascent: 40m

Section 5: Coolaney to Collooney Wednesday from 6 pm
Length: 11km, Time: 3 Hours, Ascent: 50m

Section 6: Collooney to Slish Wood Thursday from 9.30 am
Length: 16km, Time: 4 Hours, Ascent: 260m

Section 7: Slish Wood to Dromahair Thursday from 2.30 pm
Length: 9km, Time: 3 Hours, Ascent: 90m

Saturday Morning Prayer

It’s still on Zoom from 8.00 – 9.00 am with Christians from a variety of other Sligo churches. If you want to get the link email Pastor Mike Wilson from Sligo Baptist Church on: mrwilson@worldventure.net

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

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


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. Calry depends heavily on the giving of regular worshippers.

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 and the sick
Nils Kavanagh and all involved in leading sung worship
the Generous Giving Team and our parish finances
blessing and protection on staff and children in Cosy Cats
businesses trying to get back on their feet
wisdom for all in authority faced with difficult decisions
our link diocese of Kindu in DR Congo

The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time. You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
Psalm 145.15-16