Parish News June 2010

Rev Denis McCarthy’s Diocesan Notes

Where`s the “Beef” the “Irish Beef” no ecumenical beef here no matter what part of South America it comes from!. Anyway it would be to rich for the delicate palates of North Cork! The BBQ and Ice Cream Sunday in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland was a great success again this year. I would like to thank Diana and Mark Buckley for making their home/farm available for the BBQ in support if this worthy cause. A word of thanks also to our chefs, Gordon Ramsay can relax his job is safe!
Diana would also like to thank all those who supported her Alzheimer’s Tea Day on May 7th.


Mallow Union of Parishes have supported this worthy cause for a considerable number of years past, and in Doneraile we have been able to arrange an annual Coffee morning. We have therefore been asked to do so again this year, and Mrs. Joy Sheehan has kindly volunteered to host the occasion at her house at Cornahinch, Doneraile – her number is 24194 if you need directions to find her. Needless to say, the success of the venture depends on practical support, and we do ask our readers to come along on the day SATURDAY 5th JUNE between 10am and 1pm. We do not need to elaborate on the work being done throughout the world by this worthy group – we do ask for your support and help on the occasion. Thank you.

On Friday 14th May, Andrew Coleman hosted a meeting in Mallow Golf Club on the work of Christian Aid in Angola. The guest speaker was Ana Claudia Menezes, who hails from Brazil and is Angola Programme Manager. (We didn’t mention the Beef!). She spoke about her work supporting HIV/ Aids Education Programmes, The Campaign for Women’s Rights and access to Education, plus its programme aimed at aiding women set up their own business. Among those in attendance were Olive Buckley, Ben Buckley, Immanuel Adebesi, Rev Walter Hill & Denis Mac Carthy.

Alpha Course, on Saturday 15th May a Retreat day was held in the Nano Nagle Centre in Kilavullen for those participating in the Alpha programme. The guest speakers were Very Rev. Fr. Pat Scanlon PP Castletownroche, and Canon Peter Rhys Thomas. Participants on the course were drawn from the COI and Roman Catholic community in Doneraile Mallow & Castletownroche, making it a truly ecumenical journey together in faith.

We would like to wish Revds Anne Skuse, Adrian Moran and Patrick Burke the very best on their ordination to Priesthood and may they and their families have many happy years of fulfilment in their ministry among us.

Saturday 5th June Coffee Day in Joy Sheehan for Christian Aid
Saturday 12th June Synod in Rochestown Park Hotel
Sunday 13th June Confirmation in Mallow Church 10.30am

Baptism. On the 27th of February 2010, Oscar David Holland, son of Rachael Cassey-Holland and Killian Holland was Baptised in the Church of St Marys Castletownroche. God parents were Emma Rogers, Damien Holland and Billy Hassett.

The death occurred in England on Monday 26th April of Nicholas Greene Evans, late of Carker House, Doneraile. As a child Greene attended the local Turnpike school and worshipped with his family in St. Mary’s Church. His close childhood friend, Dorrie Daly has many happy memories of Greene. For instance, as children they would walk the three miles to Doneraile together to post Christmas cards to one another! Nicholas Greene was born on 19th February, 1922, the youngest of seven. When he was twenty he left home, at the encouragement of his sister, Una who was already in the W.R.A.F., and travelled to England to join the R.A.F. This was in 1942 and World War II was raging. He worked with radar, which was very new at the time.
It was during the war that he met his future wife, Hilda, a nurse. They married in 1952 and settled in Portsmouth, Hampshire where he continued to work for the government. Together with their daughter, Ann, they enjoyed their yearly visit to Doneraile when they would always turn up for Sunday Worship in St. Mary’s. Greene took early retirement, moved to the country and spent many happy years with his beloved Hilda, enjoying their love of nature and shared hobbies – painting and gardening. After Hilda passed away last year he seemed to lose the will to live. On the 6th of May he will be laid to rest beside her, in the grounds of St. Hubert’s Chapel, Idsworth, a place that was very special to both of them. Greene was the uncle of Avril Gubbins.

We would also like to offer our sympathy to George Buckley, Billy Buckley and Ben Buckley on the death of their brother-in-law Mr. Jethro Shire of Croom

May they rest in peace and rise in glory. Amen.

Normal Weekday Services in St James Church Mallow
Morning Prayer 9.30am, Monday, Thursday & Friday.
The Eucharist Wednesday 11.00 am.
First Wednesday of the month Celebration of Wholeness & Healing, 11.00am
Mid-day prayer Friday at 12noon.

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