Parish News – November 2013

Thanks to Rev. Edwin Hunter for coming to speak to us at our Mallow Harvest Service, to Rev Brian O’Reilly for coming to Doneraile and Rev. Elaine Murray for coming to Castletownroche. Thanks to all involved in getting the three churches decorated for the harvest and for making the services such a great celebration. Thanks also to everyone for attending the services and for making them so special.


There was an Ecumenical Service on Tuesday 8th October in St Mary’s Church Mallow led by Canon Casey and the Rector, as part of the celebration of 50 years of the Credit Union opening in Mallow.


The Annual Thomas Davis Commemoration Service was held in St. James’ Church, Mallow. Davis was baptised in the font which had been moved from the old church when St. James’ was built. The service was led by the rector and the lecture was given by Professor Vincent Comerford, Professor Emeritus of Modern History NUI Maynooth. The music was provided by Cór agus Ceoltóiri Ghaelscoil Thomáis Dáibhis and the Thomas Davis Pipe Band. A calendar for 2014 has been produced to celebrate the bi-centenary of his birth.


At a recent vestry meeting it was brought to our attention by the treasurer again that it was looking like there would be a shortfall this year in parish funds. There are two fundraisers coming up the Pot Luck Supper in November (details elsewhere on newsletter) and the Christmas Concert in St. James in December. So please continue to give what you can in the plate and also try and support these two events so that we may not have to do any further fundraising for the parish.


For three out of the four Sundays in November in each of the churches as your going into church you are being asked to fill in a form (marking male or female and the age bracket you are in) as the dioceses are doing a census of the whole dioceses.


We pray for those who were confirmed today in St. Mary’s Church, Doneraile. For Jesse Maddix, Sabrina Ijisesan, Corey and Ethan Knipe.


to Catriona Lysaght and Donal Healy on the birth of their daughter Tessa recently and to her grandparents Mark and Julia Lysaght.


Happy Birthday to Mary Coulter who was 99 in October.

Our October meeting was held on Tuesday 15th October. We thank Mrs. Mary St. Leger Mewis for giving tips on how to make a collage. We all took home our own individual work. It was a very enjoyable evening. Also on the night we had the literature for sale and €68.50 was made.

Our next meeting is a round the table planning meeting and this will be held at Mark and Diana Buckley’s, Bridgetown, Castletownroche on Thursday 7th November at 8pm.

Council Meeting in Bandon on Monday 18th November.

Growing Together – the 22-24 November Womens’ Conference is in Garryvoe. If you want a booking form please contact Ruth Sherlock. Please encourage people to consider and book. If finance is a problem for someone who would like to go, please contact Patsy Devoy in confidence – or ask the person to.

On Saturday 30th November Mothers Union are hosting a pot luck supper in Linda and David Deane’s home in Doneraile. It is open to everyone in the parish to come and support it and the donations are going towards parish funds. Food is being arranged Mothers Union members.


UCC Mature Student Information Evening 2013.

Are you thinking of studying a full-time degree in UCC? If you are 23 years of age or over and you wish to study a full-time undergraduate degree in UCC then please come along to our Mature Student Information evening. The evening will take place from 5.30pm to 8.00pm on Wednesday the 13th November 2013 in the Aula Maxima, Main Campus, University College Cork. Students and Staff members will be on hand to answer all your questions. For more information, please contact us on 021 490 1873 or by email on


Commisioning of Lay Readers

We look forward to the Commissioning of Lay Readers on 17th November in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral at 4pm. Emmanuel Adebisi from this parish is among those to be commissioned, having completed his training. Please do come along and support Emmanuel and his family.


Buttevant Sale
The sale in aid of St. John’s Church Buttevant will take place on the 24th November at 3pm in the GAA Hall, Buttevant.
Re – Mass of Thanksgiving to conclude the Year of Faith
14th October 2013

Dear Rev. Eithne,
To mark the closure of the Church’s Year of Faith 2012 – 2013, Charleville Parish will offer a special Mass of Thanksgiving in Holy Cross Church on Sunday 24th November 2013, Feast of Christ the King, at 7.00p.m.
It is hoped that this may be an occasion of grace for the whole Community here in Charleville, with as full as possible participation by all the Faith and Community groups that, on a daily basis, serve so well our Parish and wider Community.
Therefore, we wish to invite your group to attend this memorable celebration, as we give thanks together to God for all the remarkable good that is taking place through so many groups and organisations present in Charleville and give due recognition as a Community for such.
We are glad to inform you that our guest choir will be Midleton Parish Youth Group. Please God, they will contribute to the beauty of the Mass with their youthful enthusiasm and musicality.
If it is not possible to have all the members of your group attend, perhaps a representation might be in a position to join us for the Mass. We look forward to your participation on the night.
Yours sincerely,
Canon Sean Cotter, P.P.
Fr. Tom Naughton, C.C.

You Are Invited to a Pot Luck Supper
At the home of
David and Linda Deane
Skaghardgannon, Doneraile.
On Sat 30th Nov at 8pm
In aid of Parish Funds

Donation basket on the night

Mallow Mothers union are organising this,
and taking care of the food.
Contact: Ruth Sherlock 086 1588719, Vivian Wharton 086 3900734,
Diana Buckley 086 1547810, Linda Deane 086 8185290 or 022 24634




There will be Services in St. James on Wednesdays at 11am

Wednesday 6th November St. James Chess Club 7.45pm

Thursday 7th November MU round the table planning meeting at 8pm in Mark and Diana Buckley’s Bridgetown

Monday 11th November Cookery Demonstrate by Johann Doorley in Adair Hall

Wednesday 13th November St. James Chess Club 7.45pm

Friday 15th November Youth Club in St. James’ Hall 8pm

Sunday 17th November Commissioning of Lay Readers in St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral 4pm

Sunday 17th November Charleville Inter-church Service 7.30pm

Monday 18th November MU Council Meeting in Bandon 7pm

Wednesday 20th November St. James Chess Club 7.45pm

Friday 22nd November-24th November MU Conference in Garryvoe Hotel

Saturday 23rd November Building Blocks Conference Dublin

Sunday 24th November Buttevant Sale in the GAA Hall Buttevant 3pm

Sunday 24th November Fred Bogan Bellringing Competition in Limerick

Monday 25th November Select Vestry Meeting in St. James Hall 8pm

Wednesday 27th November St. James Chess Club 7.45pm

Friday 29th November Youth Club in St. James’ Hall 8pm

Saturday 30th November Pot Luck Supper at David and Linda Deane’s 8pm



Thursday 5th December Christmas Craft and Cake Demonstrate in Adair Hall 7pm

Friday 13th December Christmas Concert in St. James Church

Sunday 22nd December Carol Service St. Mary’s Church Doneraile 3pm

Sunday 29th December United Carol Service in St. James’ Church Mallow 11am

Sunday 5th January Carol Service in St. Mary’s Church Castletownroche 3pm



3rd November (All Saints Sunday) Green

Daniel 7: 1-3, 15-18 Psalm 149 Ephesians 1: 11-23 Luke 6: 20-31

Confirmation Service 11am United Service in Doneraile


10th November (Remembrance Sunday) Green

Haggai 1: 15b – 2:9 Psalm 145: 1-5, 18-22 or 98 2 Thessalonians 2: 1-5, 13-17 Luke 20: 27-38

Castletownroche 10am Family Service

Doneraile 10am Family Service

Mallow 11.45am Family Service


17th November (2nd Sunday before Advent) Green

Isaiah 65: 17-25 Canticle: Song of Isaiah 2 Thessalonians 3: 6-13 Luke 21: 5-19

Castletownroche 10am M.P.

Doneraile 10am H.C.

Mallow 11.45am H.C.


24th November (1st Sunday before Advent)(The Kingship of Christ) White

Jeremiah 23: 1-6 Canticle Benedictus Colossians 1: 11-20 Luke 23: 33-43

Castletownroche 10am H.C.

Doneraile 10am M.P.

Mallow 11.45am M.P.


1st December (1st Sunday of Advent) Violet

Isaiah 2: 1-5 Psalm 122 Romans 13: 11-14 Matthew 24: 36-44

Castletownroche 10am M.P.

Doneraile 10am H.C.

Mallow 11.45am H.C.


If you have anything to put in the December magazine please give to Diana before the 14th November and for the December Newsletter please give to Diana before Wednesday 27th November. Email: or mobile 086/1547810 or address Bridgetown, Castletownroche. 

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