7 May 2023 – Easter V

Church of Ireland

Calry Parish Church

Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

Notice Sheet

7 May 2023 – Easter V

Rector: Ven Patrick Bamber Tel: 071 91 46513

Associate Minister: Canon Ronnie Bourke

email: rector@calry.ie  fb:/calryparishchurch  www.calry.ie  Day off - Monday

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


This morning there is an 8.30 am service of Holy Communion in Calry, but no 11 am service. That’s because it is the confirmation service in St John’s Cathedral. Please join us as we support the group of young candidates.

St John’s Hospital Service is at 3.00 pm.

At 5.00 pm two adult candidates are going to be confirmed at ReCentre (Mail Coach Rd). All welcome.


Forthcoming Service Times

Date Details
14 May 11.00 am Service of the Word
18 May Ascension Thursday 7.00 pm Grammar School Valedictory Service
21 May 11.00 am Service of the Word
28 May 11.00 am Holy Communion


Tuesday Rectory Group

Tuesday group meets this week at 11.00 am.


Calry Women’s Fellowship

The CWF met last Tuesday evening, led by Marilin North and Leonie Cornelius doing a guided prayer visualisation. By all accounts, a memorable and enjoyable evening for all!


Confirmation Enquiry

If as an adult, you are interested in finding out more about confirmation feel free to speak to Patrick.

Kids’ Connect Club

Each Friday in May a club for national school aged children will be taking place in Sligo Presbyterian Church from 5.30 – 6.30 pm. It is free of charge.

Saturday 8 am Spring to Life Prayer Meeting


May 13th – TREM (Cartron Village)

May 20th – Drumcliffe Church

May 27th – Sligo Presbyterian Church


Mothers’ Union

The Diocesan Festival Service takes place on Tuesday 9th May at 8.00 pm in St John’s Cathedral. All are welcome!


General Synod

This year it takes place in Wexford from Friday 12th – Saturday 13th May. Please pray for godly wisdom and grace in all the business that takes place.


Kindu Cake Sale

Could you bake some cakes to sell in the Grammar School? We need lots of baking for a cake sale to raise money for the forthcoming trip to Kindu. The cake sale should be on Wednesday 17th May. Please speak to Gus, Tammy or Patrick if you think you can help.

News from Kindu

At the most recent CMSI online prayer room Bishop Masimango was sharing. He mentioned several up-to-date topics for prayer. Namely:


Security is reasonable in Kindu, but the east and particularly Goma remain tense with sporadic attacks. Four rebel groups are operating there. Disarmed rebels are being settled in the Kindu area. Please pray!

Flooding in Kindu. The Congo River has burst its banks washing away riverbank houses and shops.

New Dioceses – a 5 year strategic plan, youth assembly for 200 young people, 2 new dioceses being formed – Kalima in the north, Kayuyu in the south, church planting in the new dioceses – Kayuya is a majority Muslim area. Give thanks for the pastors taking on the challenge of ministering in new areas, pray for their support and families, pray for the evangelism and discipleship programmes.

Mothers’ Union activities, craft programme and literacy.


New Wine Conference – Bible Teaching, Worship and Ministry for all ages

The conference is in the ATU from Sunday 9th – Friday 14th July. www.newwineireland.org/summer-conference

Day passes will be available.


ME Fund-raiser with Clara Hewston

On Sunday 14 May from 7.00 – 8.30 pm Clara Hewston is planning to hold a tea party and bake sale in the Glencar Teashed. This is to raise money for the Irish ME/CPS Association - a condition that she knows something about. Entertainment for children will be provided.


Church Barbecue

On Saturday 27 May we are going to hold a church family barbecue in the Rectory garden at lunchtime. This should be an enjoyable occasion as well as a way for raising money for Kindu. No charge. Bring your friends! Other attractions include a Promise Auction.


For Prayer:

  • confirmation candidates - 14 in all including from Calry:

Bertie Bamber, Adam Foley, Carys Griffiths-Maher, Martha Mwiza, David Taiwo & Yasmin Yilmaz

  • General Synod of the Church of Ireland 12th – 13th
  • Kindu – security, flooding, new dioceses & MU
  • our neighbours in the UK after the coronation of King Charles
  • wisdom and justice at every level of our Government
  • peace in Khartoum and throughout Sudan


But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, 

God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him

who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 

1 Peter 2.9