Bulletin – 20th June 2021

Eaglais na hÉireann + The Church of Ireland
MALLOW UNION of Parishes
SUNDAY 20 th June 2021
The Third Sunday after Trinity

To everyone who worships in our churches today.
Please take a moment to check you have switched off your phone before worship begins.
Please ensure that our churches are safe spaces for everyone by observing all social distancing and hygiene protocols.
Holy Communion will continue to be administered in one kind only and worshippers will receive the consecrated bread.
Sadly, it is still not safe to enjoy hospitality and refreshments after services. With this in mind, please do not gather together around the church doors to talk after services.

10.00am at St Mary’s, Castletownroche
10.00am at St Mary’s, Doneraile
11.45am at St James’s, Mallow

Eve of St John the Baptist
THE EUCHARIST in St James’s Church Mallow
Isaiah 40. 1-11
Luke 1. 57-66, 80


1 Samuel 17.57-18.5, 10-16
On David’s return from killing the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul, with the head of the Philistine in his hand. Saul said to him, ‘Whose son are you, young man?’ And David answered, ‘I am the son of your servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.’ When David had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was bound to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father’s house. Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul. Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that he was wearing, and gave it to David, and his armour, and even his sword and his bow and his belt. David went out and was successful wherever Saul sent him; as a result, Saul set him over the army. And all the people, even the servants of Saul, approved. The next day an evil spirit from God rushed upon Saul, and he raved within his house, while David was playing the lyre, as he did day by day. Saul had his spear in his hand; and Saul threw the spear, for he thought, ‘I will pin David to the wall.’ But David eluded him twice. Saul was afraid of David, because the Lord was with him but had departed from Saul. So Saul removed him from his presence, and made him a commander of a thousand; and David marched out and came in, leading the army. David had success in all his undertakings; for the Lord was with him. When Saul saw that he had great success, he stood in awe of him. But all Israel and Judah loved David; for it was he who marched out and came in leading them.

Mark 4.35-41
On that day, when evening had come, Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Let us go across to the other side.’ And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great gale arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, ‘Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?’ He woke up and
rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!’ Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, ‘Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?’ And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, ‘Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?’


We are very grateful to Mary St Leger for the striking image that represents the three churches of this Union of parishes with their two spires, one tower, and doors wide open to the world. More immediately, there is hoped that this can be used on all our publicity and stationery. Thank you, Mary, for enabling our communications to be more effective as Mallow Union!

It is proposed to hold the fête on Saturday 7 th August (unless public health guidelines change in the meantime) at St James’s Church, Mallow from 11.00am to 2.30pm. Please make a note of the date. Further updates will appear in the coming weeks. Only 47 days to go!

The Bishop installed two new Canons of St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, last Sunday: The Reverend Canon Dennis McCarthy, Rector of Bandon Union (and former Rector of Mallow Union); and The Reverend Canon Andrew Orr, Rector of Youghal Union and Chaplain to Midleton College. We pray for Dennis and Andrew in their new roles, as they contribute to the governance of the Cathedral and the wider life of our Diocese.

The Church of Ireland has produced resources for parishes and other institutions to mark 100 years since the end of the War of Independence. Our own Bishop has asked that churches mark this centenary appropriately with an act of worship on Sunday 11 th July. The Rector will be consulting about this in the coming weeks.

The All-Ireland President of the Mothers’ Union has recently written an update of news during this year of ‘Rebuilding Hope & Confidence.’ To stay up to date with news of the Mothers’ Union, please visit the website at


For Paul, our Bishop; and for the clergy and people of this united Diocese. In the Anglican Communion, for the United Church of North India.
All who are isolated and anxious, the sick at home and in hospital (as well as the health service professionals
who care for them, along with family and neighbours).
We pray for all those known to us, including Jim, Thomas, Peter, Nicky.
We give thanks to God for all who have received their vaccination – and pray for those waiting to be called.
We continue to hold in our prayers all who work in the hospitality sector:
those who have begun re-opening their business and resuming their work; and those who are still unable resume work or re-open their businesses.
We send our sympathy as a parish to Hazel Sherlock and family on the death of her uncle Jim Ryall.
We commend to God’s mercy all who have recently died: Rose Comyn, Jim Ryall; along with those we have loved and lost whose anniversary of death occurs at this time of year especially William (Billy) Buckley.

The Reverend
Rector of Mallow Union
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27 th June 2021 (The Fourth Sunday after Trinity)
2 Samuel 1: 1, 17-27; Mark 5. 21-43

10.00am THE EUCHARIST in St Mary’s, Castletownroche
10.00am MORNING PRAYER in St Mary’s, Doneraile
11.45am MORNING PRAYER in St James’s, Mallow

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