Parish News – September 2010

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Rev Denis MacCarthy’s Diocesan Notes

I hope you all had a nice summer and got an opportunity to take a holiday. Among the many visitors we had in St. James` during the summer were a Baptist Youth Choir from Ohio, on Thursday the 15th July they put on a free concert in St. James Church, as part of their stay here in Mallow they became involved in projects to aid the local community.

On Sunday July 11th Avril Gubbins with the aid of Ina Lillis held a Children’s Family Service in St Mary’s Doneraile, which had an attendance of over seventy people, among them were a number of families who attended our church for the first time. Apart from placing notices in the local shops, Avril, also placed notices on cars in Doneraile Park, which led to a number of people taking up the invitation to join us for worship and has led to at least one request for baptism. The second Sunday in the month is now designated for Family Service in Doneraile.

On Saturday 8th August in St Mary’s Church Doneraile we celebrated the Baptism of Ruby Margaret Sweetnam, daughter to Pauline and Neville Sweetnam.
On Saturday the 21st August, John and Jean Gardiner held a Vegetable Sale at their home in Mount North Ballyclough, in aid of Parish Funds. Teas and Coffee was also served cakes were supplied by Linda Dean.

I would like to thank John and jean for their generosity and for opening their home to all of us.

Youth Club will be starting up again on Friday night 17th September at 8.00pm in St James` Hall.

Harvest Dates

  • Sunday 26th September, 3.00pm, St Mary’s Church Castletownroche. Preacher Very Fr. Pat Scanlon PP Castletownroche and Ballyhooley.
  • Sunday 3rd October 3.00pm, St James Church Mallow. Preacher Revd. Adrian Wilkinson Rector Douglas Union with Frankfield.
  • Sunday 10th October 3.00pm St Mary’s Church Doneraile. Preacher Revd. The Rev’d David Armstrong Rector Carrigaline Union.

Congratulations to Shirley and David Ladd-Finn on the birth of their daughter Dawn Pamela, a sister for William Thomas.

There will be a concert in St George’s Church Mitchelstown on Thursday 9 September at 8.15 pm featuring two outstanding musicians – the guitarist Redmond O’Toole and the British ‘cellist Raphael Wallfisch. The concert is intended as a belated tribute to Rev John Fenning who died last year and who loved music and encouraged live music in North Cork. Profits from the concert will go to the St George’s maintenance fund. Tickets E15 from Jane Annesley (022 26145) or at the door.

The annual Commemoration for the novelist Elizabeth Bowen will be held in St Colman’s Church, Farahy (nr Mitchelstown) at 3.30pm on Sunday 12 September. The speaker this year is Senator Joe O’Toole.

As usual the service will take the form of Evening Prayer according to the old form and will be conducted by Very Rev R.B. MacCarthy, Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, accompanied by Canon Patrick Twomey PP, Kildorrery. A warm welcome is extended to all who would like to attend.

Vestry Meeting Wednesday 14th September at 8.00pm St James Hall, Mallow.

Buttevant Remembrance Service; St Johns Church Buttevant Wednesday 22nd September at 8.00pm.

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

Sunday Services
Castletownroche 9.00am
Doneraile 10.30am
Mallow 12 noon.