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three ways to walk in the way of the Holy Spirit

Posted on May 20, 2018 at 5:30 AM

Sermon: 20 May 2018; Pentecost

May my words be in the name of the Holy and Undivided Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Those of a certain age will remember Green Shield Stamps. They were sheets of little green stamps given out with petrol, shopping, and various other purchases. The stamps were glued into the pages of little booklets. And the books could be used at special stores to redeem various things. Pots and pans and sets of cutlery and dining ware were very popula...

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Castlecomer Union Pew News & Prayer Diary 20 May 2018: Pentecost (liturgical colour ??? Red)

Posted on May 19, 2018 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Mervyn and Emma, the new Mrs & Mrs Parr; and to Lee and Shannon, the new Mr & Mrs Wilson. We wish both couples every happiness over the course of many years of wedded bliss.

 

+Monday 21

Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, ‘You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.' Mar...

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our true home

Posted on May 13, 2018 at 5:30 AM

May my words be in the name of the Holy and Undivided Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

The advent of low cost air lines means that most people today in the Western world know what it is to travel abroad. But it is a very different thing to live somewhere than to visit it. As it happens I have, during the course of my adult life, lived in a variety of foreign countries: in England as a student; in Israel as a Kibbutz volunteer; and in Por...

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Castlecomer Union Pew News & Prayer Diary 13 May 2018: Easter Seven (liturgical colour ??? White)

Posted on May 12, 2018 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Please remember to maintain Holy Silence both before and after the service

GFS annual service this afternoon at 2.30pm in St Canice's

 

+ Monday 14

'In the world you face persecution. But take courage; I have conquered the world!’ John 16.33

Reflection

Our Lord did not promise a life of ease to those who followed ...

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false compassion v. real love

Posted on May 6, 2018 at 5:30 AM

May my words be in the name of the Holy and Undivided Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

I remember when the time came around ten years ago when all agreed that it was time for an aunt of mine to move into a nursing home. All but my aunt that is. She and her husband were childless and he had already moved into a home. She was becoming progressively unwell herself and needed the support of an extensive team of carers and regular visits from ...

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Castlecomer Union Pew News & Prayer Diary 6 May 2018: Easter Six (liturgical colour ??? White)

Posted on May 5, 2018 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Please remember to maintain Holy Silence both before and after the service

 

+ Monday 7

‘Indeed, an hour is coming when those who kill you will think that by doing so they are offering worship to God.’ John 16.3

Reflection

Christ warned us that there is a real possibility of suffering for our faith. Do not grumble then if y...

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nothing but the truth

Posted on April 29, 2018 at 5:30 AM

May my words be in the name of the Holy and Undivided Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

I had a phone call from a doctor the other day, a consultant obstetrician. He wanted to talk with me about something that was on his mind, the essence of which is that Ireland has become a very dark place and is becoming darker. It wasn't exactly a random call – he and I had met couple of times – once at a funeral and once as I was leaving t...

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Castlecomer Union Pew News & Prayer Diary 29 April 2018: Easter Four (liturgical colour ??? White)

Posted on April 28, 2018 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Please remember to maintain Holy Silence both before and after the service

 

+ Monday 30

'They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me.' John 14.21

Reflection

Christ calls us to show our love for him by obedience to what he teaches. How then can you fail to do as he commands?

 

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the faith - what you have signed up for!

Posted on April 22, 2018 at 5:30 AM

May my words be in the name of the Holy and Undivided Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

When I joined the US Army I had to take an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic. I remember the day well. We were gathered in a large, low-ceilinged room in a recruiting centre in North Florida. The décor was quite dull, as were all government offices at the time – a v...

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Castlecomer Union Pew News & Prayer Diary 22 April 2018: Easter Four (liturgical colour ??? White)

Posted on April 21, 2018 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Please remember to maintain Holy Silence both before and after the service

 

+ Monday 23

'The sheep follow (the shepherd of the sheep) because they know his voice. They will not follow a stranger, but they will run from him.' John 10. 4,5

Reflection

Christ is the good shepherd and we are his sheep. If we would hear his voice we must listen only t...

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