31st October 2021 – All Saints’

Church of Ireland

Calry Parish Church

Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Notice Sheet

31st October 2021 – All Saints’

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 one and all! We are marking the important feast day of All Saints today. This is our first service of Holy Communion in a long time. Canon Ronnie is leading the service and Mrs Eunjoo Goh will be leading the sung worship together with the Roberts.

 

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

 

At Communion every precaution will be taken to ensure it is safe to receive. But if you would prefer not to for any reason you are welcome just to remain in your seat.

 

Children

Sunday School is meeting again today in the Cosy Cats playground. Leaders are Áine and Michelle. Please remember to give a completed Covid-19 form to them if you want your child to attend.

 

Youth Football

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

 

Mid-Week Bible Study and Daily Office are cancelled this week

Due to the Rector’s health both will be cancelled for the time being.

 

Next Sunday

7th November will be our all age service and an opportunity to think about the persecuted church worldwide.

 

Bell Tower Group is Back!

On Sunday 14th November Claudio plans to restart Bell Tower Group for older children. Watch this space!

 

Correction

Last week in the notice sheet it erroneously said that Mrs Higgins was the first principal of the new Carbury NS. In fact, this was incorrect. Mrs Cooke was the first principal of the new school.

 

Carbury New School Website

On the subject of Carbury, there is a new easy to navigate and very informative website with a history section of the school. You can find it at: www.carburyschool.com

 

Saturdays Inter-Church Prayer

An hour of prayer, reflection and fellowship 8.00 – 9.00 am. All welcome. Contact Patrick for the link.

 

IT CU

The time of CU has been moved to Tuesday at 6 pm. For more information please email Ray Cotter: Cotter.Ray@itsligo.ie

Confirmation

Confirmations are happening again! For anyone who has yet to be confirmed please get in touch with Patrick to express an interest. (Minimum age is 2nd year.) This includes those who started preparation in 2020. Confirmation is an important step. It involves making a public commitment to Christ and his church and being prayed for by the Bishop to be continually filled with the Holy Spirit.

Help

Two women are in need of accommodation in Sligo. They are a mother and daughter and at this stage would be glad to even have a room to rent in someone’s house. Can you suggest something? Contact Patrick.

 

Climate Change

Many faith-based groups are converging on Glasgow for the COP26 gathering on addressing climate change. As Christians we believe that because the earth is created we are accountable to the Creator for how we care for it and our fellow inhabitants. It is an essential part of our Christian calling to live more simply so that others can simply live.

Gender Based Violence and MU

This year Mother’s Union in the Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh are holding a Prayer Vigil in St. John’s Cathedral in Sligo on Saturday 27th  November at 12:45pm. 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. During the Vigil there will be a three-minute silence and our guest speaker will be Carmel McNamee from Sligo Domestic Violence Advocacy Service.

 

Prayer Points:

  • a joyful, generous response to our programme of giving time and money
  • teachers and pupils as they return to school and pre-school after the mid-term break
  • confirmation candidates and youth ministry
  • the light of Christ would shine in us, especially at this time of year
  • the G20 meeting in Rome and COP26 in Glasgow – pray that world leaders take the necessary brave and bold steps to avert catastrophic climate change and biodiversity destruction

 

 

Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Matthew 5.11-12