5th April 2020 – Palm Sunday

Church of Ireland

Calry Parish Church

Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Notice Sheet

5th April 2020 – Palm Sunday

Rector: Canon Patrick Bamber Tel: 071 91 46513 – Day-off: Monday

email: calry@elphin.anglican.org   web: www.calry.elphin.anglican.org  fb:/calryparishchurch/

Linked with the Diocese of Kindu, Province of the Anglican Church of Congo


In the midst of the strange circumstances we are living in, be encouraged as we gather for worship!

Forthcoming Sunday Services (subject to change):

Date Service Time & Type
12th April


Easter Day

  9.00 am Spring to Life Easter Celebration led by Matthew Boardwell of Sligo Baptist Church at: facebook.com/springtolifesligo/ 

11.00 am Holy Communion at: facebook.com/calryparishchurch/


Calry, Covid-19 and Holy Week

What a month March was! Who could have imagined as we entered 2020 that the year would turn out like this? It just goes to show, none of us know what the future holds!

If you have a prayer request for yourself, your friends or family, work colleagues or neighbours please let us know and we will pray. You can use: 083 365 8066 to text or WhatsApp, email: calry@elphin.anglican.org or phone 071 91 46513.

There is lots to enjoy and participate in online.

Spring to Life 6th – 12th April

Monday – Saturday 9 am: prayer meeting hosted by one of the participating churches. This will be on Zoom.

(If you want to be included send an email to Patrick to ask for the link.)

Tuesday & Wednesday 8 pm: main meeting with worship, prayer and speaker Dr John Andrews at facebook.com/springtolifesligo/

Maundy Thursday 8 pm: Healing service with Dr John Andrews at: facebook.com/springtolifesligo/

Good Friday 10.30 am: Virtual prayer walk with Matthew Boardwell at: facebook.com/springtolifesligo/

3 pm meeting with Dr John Andrews

Easter Day 9.00 am: Easter morning Spring to Life celebration led by Matthew Boardwell and family at: facebook.com/springtolifesligo/

Calry Daily Office (prayer and Bible reading):

 Monday – Good Friday 12.00 Midday and Holy Saturday at 9.00 pm at: facebook.com/calryparishchurch/

Holy Week Reflections with Bishop Ferran Glenfield:

 Monday – Good Friday 7.00 pm Jesus’ Journey to the Cross on YouTube at: youtube.com/channel/UCT4Vir1O4cdG7xBdGBosdMQ

 VOX Magazine

The April – June edition of VOX has arrived. If you would like a copy let Patrick know.


Have you heard about Virtual Sunday School? The details are all here. Why not check it out? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqIP2IG1lhs


Carla is keen to hear from any Calry young people who are feeling bored or could do with a bit of light Spanish conversation. You can make contact with her on:  carla.marin.r@gmail.com

 Prayer for Ireland Today

24/7 Prayer and Transformations Ireland are issuing a call to unite for prayer for the whole island today from 3 – 4 pm. To find out more and to download the special Prayer App go to: prayerireland.com/

 Practical Help!

Please contact the Rectory if any of these things apply:

- you are experiencing significant challenges with your personal finances Protestant Aid has some funds available.

- you need some help with food Sligo Resource House Project has some resources.

- you need help collecting essential supplies or other practical matters.

Don’t suffer in silence. If you are just feeling lonely and need to talk to someone get in touch!

 Mrs Eunjoo Goh

For over 2 ½ years Eunjoo has been the Director of Music in Calry. She has decided to return to South Korea with both daughters to be re-united with her husband at this uncertain time. She plans to return to Sligo, but probably not for some time. We wish the whole family God’s richest blessing and are so grateful for all she has been able to do to enhance our sung worship and to develop the choir.


Giving is a part and parcel of our worship. The traditional methods of giving are made very difficult at this time. Bt if you want to continue your regular giving to Calry why not do so electronically? For details please just get in touch with the Rector or the Treasurer Mrs Margaret Henry.

 Persecuted Church

During worship services in Lent we are going to pray for a different country in the world where believers are persecuted. Today it’s Turkey with a population of about 83 million people. The small Christian minority has been swollen by refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran and even Afghanistan is treated as inferior to the Muslim majority and its presence tolerated as a favour not a right.  President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is an Islamist.

Points for Prayer:

  • health care professionals and other front line workers under great strain
  • those who are hospitalized or housebound
  • families with school-aged children
  • businesses feeling the financial strain of the crisis
  • and also… the church in Turkey

 Special Prayer

Almighty and All-Loving God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We pray to you through Christ the Healer,
for those who suffer from the Covid-19 virus in Ireland and across the world.
We pray for those who mourn.

Give wisdom to policy makers, skill to health care professionals and researchers;
comfort everyone in distress and give a sense of calm in these days of uncertainty and fear.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord,
who showed compassion to the outcast, accepted the rejected,
and loved those to whom no love was shown. Amen


‘When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.’                                          2 Chronicles 7.13-14

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