Parish News – April 2012

American Tea Party

Thanks to all who supported the American Tea Party. It was a great success and everyone enjoy the night. Thanks to all those who had tables and arranged the night.

Mothers Union and Friends

There were five of our members travelled to the Trident Kinsale for the pampering Day on Saturday 24th March and they really enjoyed there evening of pampering followed by dinner. On Monday the 26th March the Mallow MU members joined with the Fermoy ladies for the Lady Day service. This was a very enjoyable service and thanks to the Fermoy ladies for the invitation.

We have been invited by the Lismore MU Ladies to join with them on a prayer walk on Wednesday 4th April at 3pm in Ballyin Garden. Please contact Ruth Sherlock immediately if you are interested in going as they need numbers for tea in Lismore Hotel.

There is a Beetle Drive in the Adair Hall Fermoy on Saturday 14th April. So if anyone wants a night of fun please go to Fermoy on the 14th at 7.30pm.

Bible Club

Bible Club has finished for this season and to finish the term off we have our Children’s service in Mallow on Good Friday at 12 noon followed by an Easter egg hunt and tea in the hall. This is open to all children in the parish.

Thanks to all our teachers this term Susan Buckley, Jennifer Hartnett, Shirley Wolfe, Hazel Ladd, Aoife Ladd, Ruth Sherlock and Diana Buckley. Thanks also to Canon Eithne for opening our bible club each week with prayer and to Hazel for providing the music.


“Mallow (No.1) National School are collecting bags of old (clean) clothes, shoes, bags, belts, blankets and curtains for recycling as a fundraiser for the school. We bought a laptop for the school from the funds raised at the last two recycling events! If you would like to help us, please drop bags into the school for our next recycling event which is on 25th April. Thank you!”

Daffodil Day

€124 was raised for Daffodil Day after service in Castletownroche on Sunday 18th March. Betty says “Thank You” to all who supported this very worthy cause.


On Saturday 14th April 10am – 1pm St. Luke’s Home Education Centre are hosting a Workshop on Mindfulness –an opportunity to reduce stress in our lives. Following requests we now offer a six Wednesday evening course

commencing on 18th April to 20th May entitled “A Guide to Mindfulness Meditation” 7:30pm – 9:30pm Full details from Claire at 021.4536551 or

Age Action

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If anyone wishes to be confirmed later this year of early next year please contact the Rector as soon as possible. All young people who intend to be confirmed during 2012 or early 2013 are asked by the Bishop to attend the Bishop’s Confirmation Morning which takes place in the Canon Packham hall in Douglas on 28th April from 10am to 1pm.


Weekday Services in St. James on Wednesdays at 11am

Sunday 1st April – Cherry Cup Bellringing Competition in Roscarbery
Wednesday 4th April – Lent Service Mallow 11am
Wednesday 4th April – Prayer Walk in Lismore
Wednesday 4th April – Lent Service Doneraile 8pm
Thursday 5th April – Maundy Thursday Service Castletownroche 8pm
Friday 6th April – Good Friday Children’s Service Mallow 12noon
Friday 6th April – Good Friday Service Mallow 8pm
Saturday 7th April – Easter Vigil 9pm Castletownroche
Sunday 8th April – Easter Day 10am Doneraile & 11.45am Mallow
Saturday 14th April – Beetle Drive in Adair Hall Fermoy 7.30pm
Sunday 15th April – Inter-church Service in Charleville 7.30pm
Tuesday 17th April – MU & Friends Meeting in St. James Hall 8pm
Wednesday 18th April – Easter Vestry in St. James Hall Mallow 8pm
Saturday 28th April – Confirmation Morning with the Bishop in Cork


Saturday 11th August Parish Fete on St. James Church Grounds Friday 14th December Christmas Concert in St. James Church Mallow


1st April (6th Sunday of Lent Palm Sunday) Red or Violet
Isaiah 50: 4-9a Psalm 31: 9-16 Philippians 2: 5-11 Mark 14: 1-15:47 or Mark 15: 1-39, (40-47)
Castletownroche 10am M. P.
Doneraile 10am H. C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

7th April ( Easter Vigil) White or Gold
Job 14: 1-14 or Lamentations 3: 1-9 Psalm 31: 1-4, 15-16 1 Peter 4: 1-8 Matthew 27: 57-66 or John 19: 38-42
Castletownroche 9pm H.C.

8th April (Easter Day) White or Gold
Acts 10: 34-43 or Isaiah 25: 6-9 Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24 or Easter Anthems 1 Corinthians 15: 1-11 or Acts 10: 34-43 John 20: 1-18 or Matthew 28: 1-10
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

15th April (2nd Sunday of Easter) White
Acts 4: 32-35 Psalm 133 1 John 1: 1 – 2:2 John 20: 19-31
Castletownroche 10am M. P.
Doneraile 10am H. C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

22nd April (3rd Sunday of Easter) White
Acts 3: 12-19 or Micah 4: 1-5 Psalm 4 1 John 3: 1-7 Luke 24: 36b-48
Castletownroche 10am H.C.
Doneraile 10am M.P
Mallow 11.45am M.P

29th April ( 4th Sunday of Easter) White
Acts 4: 5-12 or Ezekiel 34: 1-10 Psalm 23 1 John 3: 16-24 John 10: 11-18
Castletownroche 11 am United Service

6th May (5th Sunday of Easter) White
Acts 8: 26-40 or Deuteronomy 4: 32-40 Psalm 22: 25-31 1 John 4: 7-21 John 15: 1-8
Castletownroche 10am M. P.
Doneraile 10am H. C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

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