Parish News – June 2014

The Diocesan Synod will be held on Saturday 7th June in the Rochestown Park Hotel from 11am following a celebration of Holy Communion in St Luke’s Church, Douglas at 9.30am. Visitors are always welcome to attend.

Lay assistants for Communion Thanks to Jackie Nagle (Doneraile) and Hazel Ladd (Castletownroche) for taking on the lay assistant for Communion. They were commissioned in the beginning of April along with the other assistants.

Alzheimers Tea Day
Thanks to all who supported the Alzheimers Tea Day at Mark and Diana Buckleys on Friday the 2nd May. There was €410 lodged for this cause.

Buttevant Remembrance Service
A service to remember our loved ones who have passed away was held in St John’s church recently. Candles were lit as we remembered over 50 people before God, who rejoice with us, but upon another shore and in a greater light, that multitude which no man can number, whose hope was in the Word made flesh, and with whom we for evermore are one.
Thanks to all who worked so hard to prepare for this service.

Chess Club
The chess club has ceased for the Summer. We thank all those involved in organising this and they will let us know when it will recommence again.

Blackwater Social Club
Thanks to all those who came and supported the BBQ and Ice Cream Sunday on Sunday 25th May at Mark and Diana Buckley’s Bridgetown, Castletownroche. Thanks to all who worked so hard to make it the success that it was. It was great to see so many people of all ages mixing together and most people joining in the games and fun. €600 is being sent to Down Syndrome Ireland and the balance of over €850 (still coming in) will be given to St. Mary’s Church Castletownroche Maintenance Fund. Thanks also to those who sent on donations who weren’t able to make the day.

We wish to express our sympathy to Leslie Good on the death of his father Richard Good in Bandon and to all the family.

Mothers’ Union and Friends
Mothers Union Outing to Kilkenny area on Saturday 5th July. Visiting garden centre, pottery, Rothe House, Kilkenny and shopping. Cost €45 approx. includes bus, morning coffee, entry to Rothe House and evening meal. Bus leaving Mitchelstown at 10am. Everyone welcome to join us on the day male or female. Contact Ruth Sherlock 086/1588719 or Hazel Sherlock 087/6227803 or any other member. Please book your place by 25th June.

STARCAMP, Ireland’s leading and most renowned performing and fun Summer Camp, is coming to the Aemilian Theatre, St Mary’s Secondary School in Mallow from the 21st to the 25th of July.

Open to boys and girls aged 4-13. Starcamp’s core ethos is to instil confidence and self-esteem through praise and recognition. Sing, Dance and Act all while making new friends and having fun. Run by professional, experienced, fully trained and Garda vetted leaders, choreographers and drama coaches. To book your child’s place or see a full list of locations, or call 021 4377900.

Mallow No 1 National School
As most people know our school is closing at the end of this term and the pupils and staff moving to the new Community National School in the GAA grounds. The Bishop is coming to conduct a service to mark the occasion on Wednesday 25th June at 11am. All parishioners and past pupils are invited to attend to celebrate all that the school has contributed to our parish over the 171 years of its existence.
We will be having our final clothes collection early this month so if you have clothes, shoes, bags etc you may put them into black bags and pass them on to the school or give them to the Rector.

Christian Aid
We will be having a UNITED SERVICE at 11am in Mallow Church on 29th June. A speaker from Christian Aid will be with us for that service. I hope that it will be well supported. This charity does great work – please do come – and remember 11am.

There will another United Service at the end of August. It is proposed that this will be a GIFT DAY in aid of our United Parish funds. It also coincides with the 50th Wedding Anniversary of the Rector and her husband who were married in St. James’ Church on 26th August 1964. We invite you to come along the following Sunday (31st) to help us celebrate the occasion and to add your support to our parish.

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

Sunday 15th June Ecumenical Service, Mercy Centre, Charleville 7.30pm
Tuesday 17th June Select Vestry Meeting in St. James Hall Mallow 8pm
Wednesday 25th June Service in St. James Church 11am to mark the closing of Mallow No. 1 school

Saturday 5th July MU Outing to Kilkenny area
Saturday 9th August Parish Fete in the grounds of St. James’ Church
Sunday 31st August 50th Wedding Anniversary & Parish Gift Day
Sunday 28th September Castletownroche Harvest Service 3pm
Friday 3rd October Harvest Dance The Lodge Mallow
Sunday 5th October Mallow Harvest Service 3pm
Sunday 19th October Doneraile Harvest Service 3pm
Friday 12th December Christmas Concert in St. James Church


1st June (The 7th Sunday of Easter) White
Act 1: 6-14 Psalm 68: 1-10, 32-35 1 Peter 4: 12-14, 5: 6-11 John 17: 1-11
Castletownroche 10am M.P.
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

8th June (The Day of Pentecost) Whit Sunday Red, Green weekdays
Acts 2: 1-21 Psalm 104: 26-36, 37b 1 Corinthians 12: 3b-13 John 20: 19-23
Castletownroche 10am Family Service
Doneraile 10am Family Service
Mallow 11.45am Family Service

15th June (Trinity Sunday) White Green weekdays
Genesis 1: 1-2:4a Psalm 8 2 Corinthians 13: 11-13 Matthew 28: 16-20
Castletownroche 10am M.P.
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

22nd June (Trinity 1) Green
Genesis 21: 8-21 Psalm 86: 1-10, 16-17 Romans 6: 1b-11 Matthew 10: 24-39
Castletownroche 10am H.C.
Doneraile 10am M.P.
Mallow 11.45am M.P.

29th June (Trinity 2) Green
Genesis 22: 1-14 Psalm 13 Romans 6: 12-23 Matthew 10: 40-42
Mallow 11am United Service with CHRISTIAN AID

6th July (Trinity 3) Green
Genesis 24: 34-38, 42-49, 58-67 Psalm 45: 10-17 Romans 7: 15-25a Matthew 11: 16-19, 25-30
Castletownroche 10am M.P.
Doneraile 10am H.C.
Mallow 11.45am H.C.

If you have anything to put in the July magazine please give to Diana before the 14th June and for the July Newsletter please give to Diana before Wednesday 2nd July. Email: or mobile 086/1547810 or address Bridgetown, Castletownroche.

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