Parish News April 2011

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Sunday Service Times

Castletownroche 10am M.P. 1st and 3rd Sunday H.C. 2nd and 4th

Doneraile 10am H.C. 1st and 3rd Sunday M.P. 2nd and 4th

Mallow 11.45am H.C. 1st and 3rd Sunday M.P. 2nd and 4th

Our Lenten Services are continuing weekly with a Service in St. James Mallow on a Wednesday morning at 11am and an 8pm Service alternating between Doneraile (6th April and 20th April) and Castletownroche (13th April) on a Wednesday night.

Holy Week Services are as follows:

Wednesday 20th April Lent Service Mallow 11am

Lent Service Doneraile 8pm

Thursday 21st April Maundy Thursday Service Castletownroche 8pm

Friday 22nd April Good Friday Children’s Service Mallow 12pm

Good Friday Service Mallow 8pm

Saturday 23rd April Easter Vigil Castletownroche 9pm

Sunday 24th April Easter Day Doneraile 10am

Mallow 11.45am

World Day of Prayer

The World Day of Prayer takes place on the first Friday of March across the world each year. This year it was St. Mary’s Church in Doneraile hosted this service and the Roman Catholic Church and the rest of the parish joined with us to celebrate. We express our thanks to Mrs. Ina Lillis for all her hard work in organising this event.

Coffee Morning

Thanks to all who supported the coffee morning at Joy Sheehan’s in Doneraile on 26th February. An enjoyable morning was had by all. Over €1,100 was raised for the Hope Foundation and the Street Children of Calcutta. We wish all the best to Joy’s granddaughter, Rachel and her friends who will travel to Calcutta in April.

Mothers Union and Friends

On Wednesday the 2nd March eight of us went to the Festival Service and dedication of an outdoor seat in Memory of the Late Helen Ida Beatrix Copithorne in Desertserges Church (Kinneigh Union). The Worldwide President Rosemary Kempsell was the guest speaker and the all Ireland President Ruth Mercer was also in attendance. The service was followed by tea in Hosford’s Garden Centre.

By the time you will be reading this we will just be after having our Lady Day Service in Castletownroche on Friday 25th March at 8pm when the Fermoy Ladies will have joined with us for a Holy Communion Service.


We would like to express our sympathy to the family of Alice Talbot Wife of the late Revd Richard who was removed from Dublin and Burial took place in Buttevant on Friday 25th February. To her son George and daughter Rachel and the extended family.


In Mallow Church a Timeline Project in connection with Church 21 had been started towards the end of last year. If you have photographs that you are willing to include in this display please forward them to Susan Brennan as soon as possible or if you have any questions regarding same please contact Susan.

Blackwater Social Club

Please put Sunday 22nd May in your Diary for the BBQ and Ice-Cream Sunday at Mark and Diana Buckley’s, Bridgetown, Castletownroche. More details next month.
Easter Vestry

The Easter Vestry is on Monday the 11th April at 8pm in St. James Hall, Mallow. This meeting is where all of us who are signed on as Registered Vestry Members get to elect our Select Vestry members and new Churchwardens and Glebewarden. This year we also have the elections of Synodmembers (four) and Nominators (four). So please, put a little thought into who you want to elect in for all of these positions before this very important meeting. If you have any questions about this meeting please contact our Rector.

Blackwater Social Club

The AGM of the Blackwater Social Club was held on the 14th March.

Linda Deane was re-elected Chairperson, Diana Buckley Secretary and Gail Patterson Treasurer. It was decided to hold the BBQ and Ice-cream Sunday on 22nd May at Mark and Diana Buckley’s, Bridgetown, Castletownroche. Please put this date in your diarys and there will be more details in next months newsletter.

Mothers Union and Friends

Thanks to all who came and took part in the Lady Day Holy Communion Service in Castletownroche on Friday 25th March. The Fermoy Ladies joined with us and we had tea after the service.

On Saturday the 2nd April some of us travelled to the Trident Hotel Kinsale for a well deserved pampering day which was enjoyed by all who were able to attend.

Bible Club

There is only a few more weeks of Bible Club left before we take a break for the Summer. We will end this session on Good Friday with the Children’s Service and an Easter Egg Hunt in St. James’ Church and tea. Please come along to this service even if you are not attending Bible Club and join in the fun.


We would like to express out sympathy to Maurice Clancy whose Aunt died recently in Mallow.

Aware Mallow: Depression Support Group

The Aware Mallow support group for individuals experiencing depression meets in the Le Cheile Family Resource Centre, Mallow Community Campus, Fair Street, Mallow, on the first and third Thursday of each month @ 8pm. Aware support groups provide a safe, confidential space where people can discuss their particular concerns and explore options available to them. For more information, please call Kate on 087 299 3142.

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