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Lent: Christ fasted; so must we

Posted on February 19, 2018 at 5:30 AM

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

There is something that I think is quite unique about our Gospel reading today that causes it to stand out from all the other things we read about in the Gospels. I do not mean the fact that our Lord spent 40 days and 40 nights in the wilderness among the wild beasts; nor do I refer to ...

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Castlecomer Union Pew News & Prayer Diary 18 Feb 2018: The 1st Sunday in Lent (liturgical colour ??? purple)

Posted on February 17, 2018 at 1:00 AM

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

 

+Monday 19 (Day of Discipline and Self-denial)

'And (those at his left hand) will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.’  Matthew 25. 46

Reflection:

Christ warned of the judgement to come. Make this season of Lent your spiritual t...

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The Transfiguration and the beginning of Lent

Posted on February 11, 2018 at 5:30 AM

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

 

Today is the Sunday before Lent, and also the Sunday on which we consider the Transfiguration of our Lord. That we consider this event on the cusp of the great penitential season of the Church is no accident; in the gospels it is after this event tak...

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Castlecomer Union Pew News & Prayer Diary 11 Feb 2018: The Sunday Before Lent: The Transfiguration (liturgical colour ??? White)

Posted on February 10, 2018 at 12:40 AM

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

 

+Monday 12

Jesus sighed deeply in his spirit and said, ‘Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to this generation.’ Mark 8.12

Reflection

The hard-hearted of Jesus' day already had seen enough to know who he was; ther...

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Notice

Posted on February 4, 2018 at 6:55 AM

The Select Vestry

is pleased to be able to announce at this time

that that purchase of the Brennans' House

(next to Barnes' House and the Wandesforde Hall)

is now complete

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'The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us'

Posted on February 4, 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 Word was made flesh and dwelt among us'

Those words are from our Gospel reading today, that part of St John the Divine's Gospel that is often called the Prologue. Christians have deeply pondered those words and their meaning down through the ages. As wel...

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Castlecomer Union Pew News & Prayer Diary 4 Feb 2018: 2nd Sunday before Lent (liturgical colour ΓΆΒ?Β? Green)

Posted on February 3, 2018 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (0)

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

 

+Monday 5

And wherever he went, into villages or cities or farms, they laid the sick in the market-places, and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed. Mark 6. 56

Reflection

The faith that the afflicted of his day ...

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ΓΆΒ?Β?Be silent, and come out of him!

Posted on January 28, 2018 at 5:30 AM

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

 

Our Gospel reading today depicts our Lord engaged in an exorcism, the casting out of a demonic spirit from a person who is possessed. Such things to the modern mind might seem like something drawn from the world of cinema and movies such as 'The Exorcist', which was b...

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Castlecomer Union Pew News & Prayer Diary 28 Jan 2018: 4th Sunday after Epiphany (liturgical colour ΓΆΒ?Β? white)

Posted on January 26, 2018 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

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

 

+Monday 29

The man who had been possessed with demons begged him that he might be with him. But he refused, and said to him, "Go home to your friends, and tell them how much the Lord has done for you." Mark 5.18,19

Reflection

The natural and correct response to Jesus for ...

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the kingdom of God is near

Posted on January 21, 2018 at 5:30 AM

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

We are now in The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, an important element in the life of the Church, because it is based directly on a command of our Lord Jesus himself that we all should be one, even as he and the Father were One; and it is a tenet of the Christian faith that Christ founded only One Church, as we remind ourselves each time we pray the...

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