Parish News – June 2011

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This year the Synod is being held in our parish. There is a Holy Communion Service first in St. James Church, Mallow at 9.15am on Saturday the 11th June and then the meeting is in Charleville Park Hotel. The Service is open to everyone to come along so please come and support this service.

At a recent Select Vestry meeting it was again brought to everyones attention by John Nagle (Treasurer) that if our giving continues the way it has been that we will have a very signaficant shortfall at the end of the year. To try to prevent this from happening it was decided to have a Fete. The date for the Fete is the 13th August 2011 around the grounds of St. James Church, Mallow. A Sub-committee of Canon Eithne, Linda Deane, John Coulter, John Gardiner and Richard Lynch was appointed. If there is anyone else wants to join this committee please let Canon Eithne or Linda know. To make this Fete a success we need everyone to help on the day and support this event so please put this date in your diary and be prepared to help when you are asked to go on the rota.

Fundraising for St. James’ Church Mallow (for roof repairs)
Thanks to all who came and supported the fundraising Dance in the Arches, Mallow. The crowd was very small but those who were present enjoyed the night.

Alzheimer’s Tea Day
Thanks to all who came and supported the Tea Day at Mark and Diana Buckleys and also to those who could not make it on the day and sent on a donation. €626 was collected for this cause.

St. Mary’s Church Castletownroche
Thanks to all who supported this concert on the 20th May and to the well-known violinist Katherine Hunka and accordionist Dermot Dunne for preforming on the night.

Blackwater Social Club
Thanks to all who supported and helped on the day of the BBQ lunch, games and Ice-cream Sunday on 22nd May at Mark and Diana Buckley’s, Bridgetown, Castletownroche. This year the money was divided between Down Syndrome Ireland and Build4Life/Cystic Fibrosis. This year we had an added attraction Roy Deane decided to get his hair and beard shaved and raised a total of 885 Euro for the charities. Thanks to him for this. The total amount raised on the day was €2040.

Mothers Union
For the month of May we had decided not to have any meetings but to support the Alzheimers Tea Day and the Ice-cream Sunday. Thanks to all the members who came and supported these event. Mothers Union are having a stand in Cork Show on the 18th and 19th June if there is anyone free and willing to man the stand for an hour please let Diana Buckley know.

We would like to express our sympathy to the Coulter and Ladd families on the sudden death of Nigel Coulter in Blarney and also our sympathy to Freda and Ryan Manning of Castletownroche and Jersey on the sudden death of Dusty.

Age Action
We are hoping to run free courses in the local VEC college in Mallow in the next couple of weeks. If anyone is interested in this six week program either as a participant or as a volunteer trainer. Please contact Tiernan Martin on 087 2627698 for further details. Thanks again,

St. Colman’s Church Farrahy
On Friday 10th June at 6.30pm in St Colman’s Church, Farahy. “Quartets by Candlelight”. Concert by Indaco Quartet. Tickets E15 from Jane Annesley (022 26145) or Avondhu Office Fermoy (025 32227)

Mini Garden Fete
On Sunday 26 June 2-5pm Mini Garden Fete at Blackley’s, Gurrane, Fermoy. Entry kept down to €5 to include delicious refreshments; stalls, games for the children, etc


Weekday Services Holy Communion St. James on Wednesdays at 11am
Friday 10th June Concert in Farrahy 6.30pm Saturday 11th June Holy Communion Service in St. James 9.15am
followed by Synod in Charleville Park Hotel Children’s Choir Practise St. James Church 12.30pm
Adair School Fete Fermoy 12pm -4pm Sunday 19th June Inter-church meeting in Charleville 7.30pm Sunday 26th June Mini Fete in Blackleys Gurrane Fermoy 2pm
Wednesday 29th June Select Vestry Meeting in St. James Hall 8pm
Saturday 13th August Fete in St. James Church grounds, Mallow
Sunday 25th September Sunday 2nd October Sunday 9th October Sunday 16th October
Castletownroche Harvest Service Confirmation in Doneraile 10am Doneraile Harvest Service Mallow Harvest Service


Castletownroche 10am
Doneraile 10am
Mallow 11.45am

5th June (Easter 7) Sunday after Ascension White
Acts 1: 6-14 or Ezekiel 39: 21-29 Psalm 68: 1-10, 32-35 1 Peter 4: 12-14; 5: 6-11 John 17: 1-11

12th June Pentecost (Whit Sunday) Red
Acts 2: 1-21 or Numbers 11: 24-30 Psalm 104: 26-36, 37b 1 Corinthians 12: 3b-13 or Acts 2: 1-21 John 20: 19-23 or 7:37-39

19th June Trinity Sunday White
Genesis 1: 1-2: 4a Psalm 8 2 Corinthians 13: 11-13 Matthew 28: 16-20

26th June (Trinity 1)
Genisis 22: 1-14 Psalm 13 Romans 6: 12-23 Matthew 10: 40-42

3rd July (Trinity 2)
Genesis 24: 34-38, 42-49, 58-67 Psalm 45: 10-17 Romans 7: 15-25a Matthew 11: 16-19, 25-30

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