Parish News September 2011

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We wish everyone well as they settle back into school some maybe for the first time, a different school, different teacher, different class or those starting college or work for the first time. We pray that they will enjoy their year where ever they are.

Parish Fete

Thanks to all who worked so hard for the fete the days coming up to the fete, the morning and duration of the fete and those who tidied up afterwards. Thanks to all who worked on the stalls, donated to each of the stalls and donated for the raffle and auction and those of course who bought at the fete. Thanks to our Auctioneer John Cronin for auctioning on the day and to those who bidded. A total of €6,650 was made on the day and €276 has been made since from book sales and car boot sale.

Our raffle winners were as follows:

1st – Vicky Day, Banteer
2nd – Dorothy Verplanche
3rd – Christy Sherlock, Kanturk
4th – Ben Buckley, Ballyhooly
5th – Harry Simmons, Wexford
6th – Denney Monorney, C/o Funcheon Bar
7th – Annesley, Annesgrove
8th – Andrew Gardiner, Mallow
9th – Kathleen Deane, Bandon

The winner of guess the weight of the cake was Ann Ladd, Castletownroche. The winner of guess the name of the soft toy was Kay Horgan, Ballyclough. The winner of guess the sweets was Geraldine Bateman, Bandon.

Castletownroche Tidy Towns

Thanks to all who donated to the Tidy Towns Collection. €202.20 was collected.

On Tuesday 23rd August 2011 at 8pm in St. James’ Church Mallow

Thanks to all you came to the Concert in St. James on Tuesday 23rd to hear the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne from Germany. A great night was had by all who attended.

Sheep’s Head Hike 2011

Thanks to all who sponsored me on the Sheep’s Head Hike yesterday Saturday 3rd September. I am still taking sponsorship if anyone wants to donate to Christian Aid. Diana

Cór Mhágh Ealla Choir

The Mallow choir, Cór Mhágh Ealla, resumes practice on Tuesday 6th September 2011. If you can sing and, in particular have a bass or tenor voice, please come along. Sopranos and altos are also welcome. Telephone Dave 087 9562649 for further information.

Vegetable Sale

There will be a vegetable sale in John and Jean Gardiner’s Home, Mount North, Ballyclough on Saturday the 10th September from 2pm to 5pm. Please come and buy your fresh home grown vegetables and have cake and tea.

Mothers Union and Friends

The Mothers Union Festival Service is in Castlemartyr Church on Tuesday the 13th September at 8pm. If anyone wants a lift please contact Diana. We have changed our date for the travelling Supper to Saturday the 8th October starting between 7pm and 8pm. For your starter you come to Mark and Diana Buckley’s, Bridgetown, Castletownroche between 7pm and 8pm then you will be given directions to either Thomas and Ann Ladds, Ballydoyle, Castletownroche or Vivian Whartons, Loughlea, Buttevant or Canon Eithne and Richard Lynch, The Rectory, Mallow for your main course. Tickets are €15.00 for adults or €7.50 for children and it is open to all parishioners to come. You do not have to be part of the Mothers Union this is a parish family event. Proceeds are for Mothers Union overseas funds and parish funds. Please book your tickets from Vivian Wharton (086)3900734 or Diana Buckley (086) 1547810 before 2nd October.

Congratulations to Ronnie and Bea Roberts on celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary recently.

St. James Church Roof

As most of you are aware the work on the roof of the church is underway and it would be good if the money from the raffle tickets for the roof repair was returned. So please sale the tickets and return the money as soon as possible.

New Principal Mallow NO. 1 National School

We wish to welcome the new Principal to Mallow No 1 National School, Mrs Mary O’Riordan and wish all the staff and pupils a pleasant year ahead.


We wish all our canditates well as they prepare for confirmation. We pray for Emmanuel Adebisi, Brid Brennan, Sarah Deane, Lukas Jansen, Williams Olawumi, Michael O’Reilly, Angel Sebury and Rachel Wharton.

Forthcoming Evening Course on Loss at St. Luke’s Home

The six Tuesday evening courses, commencing on 20th September, covers a broad spectrum on our experiences of the loss journey. The course is not geared for those recently bereaved and would be suitable for youth leaders, teachers or those in your parish who would have an interest in supporting the bereaved.
In November a similar short course in Basic Listening Skills will be run. Of late the Education Centre are now running courses beyond our initial scope of Care of the Older Person. Courses in Fire Safety and First Aid (for both Adult and Paediatric settings) are now available. All details are on the website Also of interest is a new Course which will be offered to family members who care for their elderly loved one at home. The course will run on Saturdays and alternatively over two evenings. Once dates are established I will send on details. Contact Bruce Pierce for further information.


We are writing to ask you to assist us in publicising a charity event that is being held in Cork City Hall in September in aid of the St Vincent de Paul, Cork. Norma Smurfit’s “Spring Clean for Charity Sale” is taking place in City Hall on Sept 24th in aid of St Vincent de Paul, Cork. The event takes the format of a car boot sale – without the cars! Volunteers are asked to take a stall, clear out their unwanted belongings and sell them on the day to raise money.

There is no charge for taking a stall, but all money raised is in aid of the St Vincent De Paul, Cork. Further information is available on or You can also contact Dearbhla Meaney on 00 353 86 8221751 if you would like to be part of this fantastic event.


Weekday Services in St. James on Wednesdays at 11am
Wednesday 7th September Select Vestry Meeting in St. James’ Hall Mallow 8pm
Saturday 10th September Bible Club Leader Meeting in St James Hall 11.30am
Saturday 10th September Vegetable Sale in John & Jean Gardiner’s, Mount North 2pm – 5pm
Sunday 11th September Annual Elizabeth Bowen Commemoration Service Farahy 3.30pm
Tuesday 13th September Mothers Union Festival Service in Castlemartyr 8pm
Saturday 24th September Concert in Mallow Church
Sunday 25th September Castletownroche Harvest Service 3pm Preacher Rev. Denis McCarthy


Sunday 2nd October Confirmation in Doneraile 10am
Saturday 8th October MU & Friends Travelling Supper 7pm
Sunday 9th October Doneraile Harvest Service 3pm Preacher Rev. Elizabeth Hewitt (new Medothist minister in Adare)
Sunday 16th October Mallow Harvest Service 3pm Preacher Rev. Brian O’Rourke

4th September ( Trinity 11) Green
Exodus 12: 1-14 Psalm 149 Romans 13: 8-14 Matthew 18: 15-20
10am Castletownroche
10am Doneraile
11:45 Mallow

11th September (Trinity 12) Green
Exodus 14: 19-31 Psalm 114 Romans 14: 1-12 Matthew 18: 21-35
10am Castletownroche
10am Doneraile
11:45 Mallow

18th September (Trinity 13)
Exodus 16: 2-15 Psalm 105: 1-6, 37-45 Philippians 1: 21-30 Matthew 20: 1-16
10am Castletownroche
10am Doneraile
11:45 Mallow

25th September (Trinity 14) Green
Exodus 17: 1-7 Psalm 78: 1-4, 12-16 Philippians 2: 1-13 Matthew 21: 23-32
10am Doneraile
11:45 Mallow
3pm Castletownroche Harvest Service Rev. Denis McCarthy

2nd October (Trinity 15) Green
Exodus 20: 1-4, 7-9, 12-20 Psalm 19 Philippians 3: 4b-14 Matthew 21: 33-46
Doneraile 10am Confirmation Service

If you have something to be included in the October Diocesan Magazine please give to Diana before the 14th September and if you have anything to put in the October Newsletter please give to Diana before Wednesday 28th September. Email:

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